Recently I was asked, what is the last movie you’d request to watch? It’s a riff on the more-traditional “what would be your last meal” sort of question (short answer: Brinner), but it stopped me in my tracks.Read more "The Last Movie"
In my endless quest to review Star Trek V: The Final Frontier into a respectable place in the franchise, I realized something. Our introduction to Sybok, Spock’s estranged half-brother long ago banished for eschewing logic to pursue emotional enlightenment, enhances a pivotal moment in its predecessor. In fact, it enhances Spock’s entire arc in Star […]Read more "How Star Trek V Enhances Star Trek IV"
OK, look. Thanks to the glory of Netflix, I’ve been rewatching an entire bucketload of old Star Trek series, slowly but surely. The original, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine…I might even get to Voyager. Heck, I rewatched the first season of Enterprise and realized that the show was judged a bit too harshly. I also […]Read more "We Need Star Trek Back on Television"
This time, it’s a Good Old throw-down between two franchises with “Star” in the title. In one corner, the commander of Terok Nor, Gul Dukat. In the other, the commander of the first dreaded Death Star, Grand Moff Tarkin. Both are formidable commanders, in charge of feared space stations built on the outer rims of […]Read more "Improbable Match-Up: Gul Dukat vs. Grand Moff Tarkin"
This springs entirely out of musings in my recent epistle, Hot Wookiee Love. There, I posited this fact: Worf the Klingon married a Trill female who had an asexual symbiont intellect living within her. For those who didn’t watch Deep Space Nine, please accept my harshest of judgments. Those that did, bear with me as […]Read more "Was Worf a Polygamist?"
On the February 20, 2014 episode of Words With Nerds, I posited an ethical question rooted in Star Wars, the answer to which may carry implications for all of sci-fi, really. Is it bestiality to make love to a Wookiee? I suspect the initial response around the table would be an emphatic “no!” While I’m […]Read more "Hot Wookiee Love"
In this episode, your heroes exercise Mind over Red Matter as they finally (!) get around to tearing Star Trek: Into Darkness a new warp hole. They ponder great, terrible thoughts that they valiantly filter down to you so that you don’t have to crack your brain like a walnut. Thoughts like: Is the Star Trek reboot timeline in RoboCop continuity? Spock is a […]Read more "Words With Nerds: Wronger Than Robocop 2"