//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch. 6: What Happens After the USS Enterprise Blows Up (Or: Kirk Scores a New Ride)

01:15:01 – The End Lt. Hulu took off his tunic and, bare-chested, began fencing with Dr. Macklemore on the bridge of the 15-Minute Federation. Hulu had a tendency to do this when he grew bored at his station, which was frequently. The helmsman was dueling with one of those collapseable plastic lightsabers, while the doctor […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.18 “The Immunity Syndrome” – (Original air date: Friday, January 19, 1968)

Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “The Immunity Syndrome.” “The Immunity Syndrome” is not one of my favorite TOS episodes. It’s also not one of my least-favorite episodes. There are some of those coming up, […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch. 5: Extreme Late-Term Abortion (Or: Saavik is All Vulcan)

01:00:01 – 01:15:00 The 15-Minute Federation docked at Starbase 1234, and we were finally able to take some well-deserved shore leave. The base is governed by the benevolent duo known as Dave & Buster, known throughout the galaxy for their old-school video games and free-flowing beer taps. Captain James C. Firewater also had a secret […]

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Chaos On The Bridge (a Star Trek: The Next Generation documentary) — a review

Chaos On The Bridge is a documentary written, directed and narrated by William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk. This hour-long documentary is about the turbulent first years of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Documentaries are a minor component of my on-going pursuit of entertainment, but I was directed to this one by Matt Mira and […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch. 4: Scotty Makes a Plumbing Metaphor (Or: Vulcan Hand Sex)

00:45:01 – 01:00:00 Dr. Macklemore went to Captain James C. Firewater’s ready room, which was a small office adjacent to the bridge of the 15-Minute Federation. Pleased to find the captain alone, Doc pitched his voice real low and whispery so that the rest of the bridge crew wouldn’t overhear their private conversation. We all […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.17 “A Piece of the Action” – (Original air date: Friday, January 12, 1968)

Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “A Piece of the Action.” “A Piece of the Action” very nearly made my All-Time Favorite list of TOS episodes. It’s a lot like later holodeck-focused episodes on other […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch. 3: Spock’s Coffin is as Empty as Al Capone’s Vault (Or: Snow on Cacti is Major Evidence of Climate Change)

00:30:01 – 00:45:00 On our way to Deep Space 10, an old Sears location that is currently a furniture liquidator, we detoured in the shuttlecraft Copernicus Seven to pick up Galactic High Commissioner Firewater at his home planet. Yes, the high commissioner was Captain Firewater’s elderly father. The captain informed the high commissioner that our […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.16 “The Gamesters of Triskelion” – (Original air date: Friday, January 5, 1968)

Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “The Gamesters of Triskelion.” I didn’t hate this one, but I wasn’t ga-ga over it either. Something about the production design, with all the preschool colors, bugged me. It […]

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