|||[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.” On this date in history, Rachael Harris was born. Ms. Harris plays Dr. Linda Martin on the Netflix series Lucifer. Not to be indelicate, […]

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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.” On this date in history, Dr. Benjamin Spock (no relation to our Spock) was indicted for conspiring to violate draft law. Carrie Ann Inaba, who’s […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch 2: The Enterprise is Getting Mothballed (Or: Let’s Go to the Instant Replay)

00:15:01 – 00:30:00 Captain James Claudius Firewater took the entire bridge crew with him on an away mission to Alpha Omicron Pi, where the all-female inhabitants of that tiny planet were raising revenue with something they called a CAR WASH. The plan was to get the 15-Minute Federation‘s shuttlecraft, the Copernicus Seven, cleaned and then […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch 1: Lt. Saavik is now Dick Sargent (Or: Bones Picked Up a Hitchhiker)

00:00:00 – 00:15:00 For days after the bridge crew of the 15-Minute Federation watched Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Commander Spork annoyed everyone within earshot, saying things like “Ship. . .out of. . .danger?” and “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few . . . or the one.” And […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.15 “The Trouble with Tribbles” – (Original air date: Friday, December 29, 1967)

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 Trouble with Tribbles.” On this date in history, “Hello, Goodbye,” by the Beatles, is the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is going to ride […]

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Lies, Trophies, Looking Forward and Star Trek: Lower Decks — not a review (because I haven’t watched it yet)

A while back, I bragged about having watched all of the existing Trek content available in the world. First off, a person should never brag about anything. It’s not very classy or professional, and it makes you look egotistical. Arrogant, even. The word “brag” is the load-bearing portion of the word braggart, which is generally […]

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