Boldly going where no fan blog has gone before.
Imagine curating the thoughts and comments of hundreds of Star Trek fans – you’re bound to get a divergent opinion or two, right? Feel free to chime in with your own take on Trek.
We’d love to hear it.
Character development, self-contained stories in an episodic format, and real science – these are some of the things that made ST:TOS stand out from its decedents.
Imagination Connoisseur, Christopher McCullough, explains how all of these factors are exemplified in the episode “Galileo Seven.”
Willow has a bone to pick with Captain Janeway and her ethical (or not) decision-making when it comes to the merged persona known as Tuvix. One more test to see if humanity’s best can see beyond their historical prejudices.
Spoiler alert: we can’t.
Fan films are much more commonplace today than they were a generation ago – but for fans of Star Trek, fan films were the ONLY option they had for getting new stories about their favorite characters after the original series ended in 1968.
Come celebrate this uniquely Star Trek tradition with a look at five, highly entertaining (and amazing) fan productions.
Ian Samuels runs down a list of the Federation’s most dangerous adversaries to determine who the biggest “bad ass” is in the Alpha Quadrant (and beyond). And the winner is …
Willow reviews Star Trek: Voyager’s episode “Timeless” (S.5 E.6) which is, yet again, another time travel adventure.
An Imagination Connoisseur asks if franchises, like Star Trek, can experience a midlife crisis, too. Judging by the actions of the studios and the reactions of fans, the answer may be “yes.”
Ian Samuels asks what happened to the flagship of the Federation, the Enterprise-E, when the Dominion War was going on? It not only didn’t “ride to the rescue” it wasn’t even mentioned. Ian has a few thoughts …
This Imagination Connoisseur thinks he may have figured out a way to make “The Burn” a reality in the Star Trek universe and not destroy the franchise’s continuity in the process.
Our resident Star Trek blogger, Willow Yang, turns a critical eye to the DS9 episode, “For The Uniform.” Has the message sent by this episode changed since it was first shown on television over twenty years ago?
Uninspired antagonists, Klingon angst and glittery swimming trunks – DS9’s “Let He Who Is Without Sin” has it all … sorta.
Our resident Star Trek blogger, Willow Yang, made her way through the infamous “Let He Who Is Without Sin” episode of DS9 (Season 5, Episode 7). She’ll need a vacation when she’s done with this one …
Does the season finale of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY crash and burn? This Imagination Connoisseur thinks so …
Apparently the best thing some fans can say about the Season 3 finale of Star Trek: Discovery is that at least Season 3 of Discovery is over. Was it really that bad?
Halfway through Season 5 of Star Trek: Deep Space 9, blogger Willow Yang checks in with the PGS to share her view of what’s working and what’s not. And it doesn’t look good …
Imagination Connoisseur, Mike F., takes a look at the careers of Star Trek’s current brand stewards in an attempt to identify the cause of fan dissatisfaction over the path “nu-Trek” has taken with its storytelling. Wait until you see what he found …
Willow Yang’s friend, Josip, recommended she watch the Star Trek Voyager episode “Resolutions” – but her review of the show suggests she might want to resolve to find new friends.
Robert Meyer Burnett digs into the continuity “bibles” for both Star Trek’s original series (in the 60s) and for Star Trek: The Next Generation to define “Star Trek” storytelling.
Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, talks about the concept of the “Mary Sue” and whether or not Star Trek: Discovery’s main character, Michael Burnham, isn’t a variation on that – called a “Wesley.”
Robert Meyer Burnett, talks about differing styles when it comes to managing our favorite franchises – comparing Star Wars (and The Mandolorian) to what CBS All Access has done by turning the Star Trek franchise over to JJ Abrams and Alex Kurtzman.
What happens if after watching Star Trek, you don’t have any hope for the future? Imagination Connoisseur Dean Micetich explains what hate-watching Discovery, Picard and Lower Decks has done to his love of the franchise and why there may no longer be any hope for Star Trek’s future.
Robert Meyer Burnett, talks about “toxic fandom” and how the definition seems to changed depending on whether or not the person using the term agrees with you or not.
Imagination Connoisseur, Julian Mushkin, boldly goes where only fans of Star Trek are willing to go. Here’s an in-depth look at the “technology” of the 23 and 24th Centuries.
Rob was called out as a “toxic fan” a day or two ago for expressing his opinions about Star Trek: Discovery – and that serves as the inspiration behind today’s show. We explore what makes a fan “toxic” and what is driving the ever-increasing spiral of passion, interest and vitriol around our favorite entertainment franchises.
For Imagination Connoisseur, Troy Ray, Star Trek: Discovery’s focus on identity politics is what may lead to the downfall of the Star Trek franchise.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ken McDowell, remembers how, as a child of the 80s, ST:TNG was “his” Star Trek while the original series was his father’s. He suggests that it’s likely today’s generation will feel much the same about ST:Discovery – and that’s good for the franchise.
The Imagination Connoisseur known as “The Amazing Yosh” came away from the latest Star Trek: Discovery episode a bit confused by how little has changed after a thousand-year leap forward in time.