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.
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.
Will writer Kirsten Beyer be able to bring together the Romulans and Vulcans in the episode “Unification III” (the most recent episode of Star Trek: Discovery), that will satisfy it’s harshest critics? ROBSERVATIONS host, writer-director-producer Robert Meyer Burnett, explains where the episode fell short and why his discontent with the latest Star Trek offering continues. Plus letters from fans and live questions from viewers of the live stream.
Imagination Connoisseur, Sean Pullen, provides an alternate view of the Star Trek: Discovery episode “Unification III” which takes a closer look at the relationship between Romulans and Vulcans, ten centuries after the 24th Century.
Kal Kamel, the Imagination Connoisseur known through the PGS as “S’wak Props” writes in with his analysis of how those who are critical of some genre franchises are, in turn, subjected to fan criticism as well. Who knew naval gazing could be a full-contact sport?
Blogger Ian Samuels has watched some episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks and he’s decided that it’s fun and wacky … but it’s not Star Trek.
We love hearing about our fellow Imagination Connoisseurs’ journeys through geekdom. And Synthia Barlow has a particularly compelling story that looks like it may end with her submission to the 1st Annual Intergalactic Imagination Connoisseurs’ Film Festival this fall. We anxiously await her entry!
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, pitches a new kind of Star Trek that focuses more on exploring new worlds than fighting space battles and deep-seated conspiracies.
Imagination Connoisseur, Joe Lemieux, shares his journey from geek and monster movie freak to independent filmmaker and makes the point that for indie storytellers like himself, it’s not about the money.
Hard core STAR TREK Imagination Connoissuer, who identifies as Enterprise-H, insists there are three films you must watch together when it comes to Star Trek movies: WRATH OF KHAN, SEARCH FOR SPOCK and VOYAGE HOME. Agree or disagree?
Following up on ROBSERVATIONS #485, Robert Meyer Burnett takes a closer look at industry rumors that the Star Trek franchise may be expanding once again to include a mini-series about Khan Noonien Singh. All that plus letters from fellow Imagination Connoisseurs and live questions from viewers of the livestream.
Star Trek: Discovery beams down to CBS from CBS All Access – but why? Join ROBSERVATIONS host Robert Meyer Burnett as he takes a closer look at the decision-making involved, the benefits and potential pitfalls. Plus letters from fans, live questions from fans and much, much more!
Blogger Ian Samuels introduces the Post-Geek Singularity to the STAR WRECK franchise – a parody of Star Trek that boldly goes where the franchise didn’t dare go before …
Imagination Connoisseur Kevin writes in to say he’s thankful for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and STAR TREK: PICARD because it’s made him even more thankful for older versions of Trek – and he’s amazed at what he’s seeing now that he’s re-watching his favorite shows and movies.
Join host Robert Meyer Burnett as he takes a deep dive into Star Trek fandom and how their enthusiasm and “ownership” of the venerable franchise hasn’t always helped. Plus viewer mail, super chats and much more.
Prisoner Podcast co-hosts Az and Robert Meyer Burnett continue their journey through this ground-breaking TV series of the 60s with the episode Free for All.