//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Chapter 3: The Bald Lady and the Wormhole (Or: Belay That Phaser Order! Arm Photon Torpedoes!)

00:30:01 – 00:45:00 Chapter 3 of The Motion Picture Edition of the 15-Minute Federation begins with the Epsilon IX listening post being assimilated by the Borg . . . Wait. Wrong era. The listening post is being wiped out of existence by the Seeing Eye cloud, which has a diameter roughly the size of our […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.2 “Who Mourns for Adonais?” – (Original air date: Friday, September 22, 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 “Who Mourns for Adonais?” On this date in history: The Box Tops knock Bobbie Gentry out of the #1 seat with their hit song, “The Letter.” Written by an […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Chapter 2: Decker Gets Demoted (Or: Dr. McCoy Was Right About Transporters All Along)

00:15:01 – 00:30:00 As we begin our next chapter of The Motion Picture Edition of the 15-Minute Federation, we join Admiral James T. Kirk in his gray-and-white uniform. He’s looking fit and trim, with the pointy sideburns, as he steps out of an air tram into Starfleet HQ. He runs into Lt. Commander Sonak, a […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.1 “Amok Time” – (Original air date: Friday, September 15, 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 “Amok Time.” On this date in history: Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” is mercifully finishing up its four-week run at the #1 spot on the Billboard 100. I […]

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