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Tag Archive | Star Trek

Movie Series Director Quiz

Movie Series Director Quiz

2012 is the year of the movie series.  Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight saga wraps up.  A new Spider-man series begins.  Marvel’s superheroes featured in their own movies for the last several years finally all come together in The Avengers, which is the sixth film in the series (seventh if you count Ang Lee’s Hulk […]

Poll: What Sequels Do You Wish Were Never Made?

Poll: What Sequels Do You Wish Were Never Made?

Despite the fact that everyone seems to bemoan sequels, excitement grows when it is announced that a follow-up is in the works for a popular movie.  The Avengers has not even been in American theaters a week, and yet Disney has already announced plans for a part 2–and it’s unlikely that many people are protesting […]

How Cinematic Are the Star Trek Films?

How Cinematic Are the Star Trek Films?

As everyone knows, Star Trek  began life as a TV series in the ’60’s that lasted three years.  This was followed by a short-lived animated series that continued the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and a subsequent live-action show ended up transformed into the first big-screen adventure, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (though with ten […]

The Future of Star Wars

We live in a Star Wars culture.  For nearly 35 years, this cinematic phenomenon has affected our society in more ways than it just being a movie series.  It changed the entire motion picture industry, for instance.  We’ve now had two generations weaned on the exploits of Luke Skywalker and friends with six movies, several […]

Starfleet is Clueless About the Military

Starfleet is Clueless About the Military

Updated 11/11/11, original article published 10/3/11 It’s stated in every Star Trek episode that the Enterprise’s mission is “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man/one has gone before.”  Yeah, what they left out, though, is the amazing firepower on the ship.  We all […]

Should Star Trek Return to TV?

Should Star Trek Return to TV?

About a decade ago, it felt like we were inundated with Star Trek.  The Next Generation movies were still in full swing in the theaters, two TV series were on the air, no less that 15 computer games were released from 2000-2002 alone, and countless books were published.  There was a point of saturation, where […]