I’m going to put this column on hiatus for now. As a belabored pun to tie together this column about endings and “To Boldly Sew,” here’s my question for this week: What dangling plot thread (get it, thread?) do you wish Star Trek had followed up on? Continue reading This Week in Trek: Loose Threads
So, what was your introduction to Star Trek? Either the first thing you saw or maybe the first thing you saw that clicked with you? Or if it has just always been a part of your life, what are your earliest memories of Trek? What has stuck with you? Did you come on board with a movie, or maybe the illustrious adventures of Picard? And if so, am I wrong about the first season being a bad place to jump on?
For that matter, if you wanted to introduce someone to Star Trek now, where in the vast universe of shows, movies, books, games, and comics would you begin? Continue reading This Week in Trek: Memories and Introductions
Why you are thankful for Star Trek? Maybe it’s the lessons it taught you. Maybe it reminds you of a family member that shared it with you and you bonded over it. Or maybe it’s just an escape. All reasons are valid! Or what episode makes for perfect Thanksgiving viewing? Continue reading This Turkey Day in Trek: Gratitude and Gobbles
What is your favorite episode that features crossover elements between the series? And is there danger to too much continuity? Is your ideal version of Trek going forward one where the richness of the universe is present and influential, or would you rather see mythology placed on the back burner for the sake of originality? Continue reading This Week in Trek: The Continuity Conundrum
What is the best use of time travel in Star Trek? And do you prefer the episodes where they travel to historical periods, or the ones where they are traveling within their own lifespan, or time-loop episodes? Or something else? Let us know! Continue reading This Week in Trek: Have Ship, will Time Travel
There’s an argument to be made that the “Bury your gays” aspect is subsumed by an even larger Trek-specific trope: ALL ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS ARE DOOMED. Trek is full of people falling in love, but it is also full of people dying.
What do you think? What is your favorite CANON romantic relationship in Trek? There’s no wrong answer here, except for anything with Spock and/or Bashir because that’s probably not canon. Continue reading This Week in Trek: Reunited and It Feels so Dooooooomed!
What is your favorite instance of Trek trying to be scary or suspenseful but failing so unambiguously it is funny? Or, alternatively, has Star Trek ever succeeded in being legitimately spooky or scary? Continue reading This Week in Trek: Spoopy Trek!
So today I think it makes sense to open up the question beyond just Star Trek and ask, in any franchise or medium: what is a piece of art or culture where what it means to you is at odds with what it meant to the creator, or where you know the creator did not live up to the ideals of his work but you appreciate the work anyway?
Or, alternatively, just tell me about your favorite Trek merchandise! Continue reading This Week in Trek: Is There No Truth in Beauty?
What is Star Trek missing?
what kind of representation would you like to see on Star Trek? What is a part of the human condition that the show has dropped the ball on remembering and appreciating? It doesn’t have to be a big category like race. There’s probably someone you know that is different in some way that makes them unique and that is probably something that Trek could be benefited by including.
Continue reading This Week in Trek: Something’s Missing
if you could transplant a character from one show to another, who would it be? What other changes would you make to a trek show, or to Discovery going forward? Continue reading This Week in Trek: Course Corrections
What is your favorite Romulan episode? What is your favorite courtroom episode? Are they the same thing? All this, plus a random image from a bad movie! Continue reading This Week in Trek: Romulans and Courtrooms
What’s your favorite “bad” episode of Star Trek? There are certainly quite a number to choose from. TNG had “Skin of Evil,” a ridiculous monster-of-the-week episode saved almost accidentally by the inclusion of Yar’s death and the resulting funeral scene. … Continue reading This Week in Trek: Brain and Brain! What is Brain?
If you had to make a series that took place before TOS, what would it be? What would it look like? What time period would it focus on? Who would it be about? What aspects of the prequel game did ENT and DISC get right, and which would you be sure to avoid in your show?
Or alternatively, forget the prequel thing and just make your own show. With blackjack. And green space hookers. Continue reading This Week in Trek: Prequels & Jeffrey Combs
On twitter, Trekmovie.com asked a very good question: if you could remove one thing from Trek Canon, what would it be? Continue reading This Week in Trek: If You Could Turn Back Time . . .
This week has been very light on news, so we get to do a dive into Star Trek history. This week, nine(!) years ago: Zack reviewed Star Trek III & IV. Predictably, he had a soft spot in his heart … Continue reading This Week in Trek: Starship Gangsters
****SPOILERS FOR DS9 FINALE**** (we’ll returned with more balanced looks at the franchise and/or focuses on other series next week) STLV (Star Trek Las Vegas) is in full swing, and there’s been a big DS9 focus this year. In … Continue reading This Week in Trek: DS9 Finale talk
For several years on the mothership, the highlight of many of our weeks was Zack Handlen’s classic Star Trek reviews. Beginning with the original series and continuing on with The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, trekkies had a space … Continue reading This Week in Trek: Pine out, Picard In!