I still listen to Matt Mira and Andy Secunda’s podcast, Star Trek: The Next Conversation. At least, I listen to whatever’s on this side of the paywall; my entertainment funds are stretched a little too thin for me to be a huge Patreon contributor. I first heard about Star Trek: Lower Decks on this podcast. […]Read more "Star Trek: Lower Decks: Season 1 — a review"
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 […]Read more "//\\ 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)"
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 […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.16 “The Gamesters of Triskelion” – (Original air date: Friday, January 5, 1968)"
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 […]Read more "//\\ 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)"
00:00:00 – 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 […]Read more "//\\ 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)"
This is a weird list, I know. There are only 13 Star Trek movies, which means I had to exclude three movies from the list. That doesn’t mean that the movies listed are all great movies, taken as a whole. Just that they’re better than three other movies. I know. My 10-Lists are complicated affairs. […]Read more "10-List: Top-10 (of 13) Star Trek Movies"
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 […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.15 “The Trouble with Tribbles” – (Original air date: Friday, December 29, 1967)"
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 […]Read more "Lies, Trophies, Looking Forward and Star Trek: Lower Decks — not a review (because I haven’t watched it yet)"
This post began as a 250-word digression in the middle of one of my reviews of a classic Trek episode. I’ve come to understand how my brain works over the years. It is easily distracted by things it associates with other things. Sometimes I can ignore this free association—this tangential thinking—if I am sufficiently caffeinated […]Read more "Space Is Big (a brief digression about warp drives and similar fictional constructs)"
This post wasn’t on the schedule of things I wanted to write. It just happened. Mere days apart, the Internet—which is both my tutor and babysitter during these trying times—informed me of a couple of Star Trek news items. The first story was that the United States had unveiled a new Space Force insignia. When […]Read more "Gimme More Trek: Captain Pike, the Pride of the Space Force"