The latest TV series in my favourite franchise is coming later this year and there is finally a trailer for us to feast upon with our eyeballs. Feast our eyeballs upon. Man, that’s a weird phrase. Anyway, let’s take a look at the Star Trek: Discovery trailer.
News / Comments Off on Leonard Nimoy Has Died At 83
Very sad news this morning that Leonard Nimoy has passed away, a few days after being admitted to hospital for chest pains. It’s very telling that, while lovers of specific science fiction series are quick to point out the flaws of others, no-one ever touched Spock. Everyone loved him, thanks to the gravitas and humanity that Nimoy brought to what could so easily have been a stereotypical impassive alien character so common at the time. As a person, he was a lover of culture and art and never stopped his message of love and acceptance.
I’m obviously not the Star Trek fanboy of the Awesome Friday partnership, so I’m sure there’ll be more reflections on this over the coming week. In the mean time, we send our thoughts to his family. RIP.
Now go and watch some Star Trek.
News / Comments Off on Star Trek 3 Will Be Directed By Justin Lin
A while back Roberto Orci was removed from the directors chair of Star Trek 3. This is a good thing. He’s not a great writer (or even a good one) but he keeps getting jobs with popular franchises and as a result keeps getting hired. Star Trek 3 would have been his directorial début as well and while I’m sure he had a vision? At the end of the day you don’t just hand the reins to a franchise like Star Trek to a first timer.
So he was removed and today it was announced that Justin Lin, he of the Fast and Furious Franchise, has been hired to replace him. I’m going to tentatively say this is a good move. Lin is a good director of action and of large ensembles. His films are fun and engaging and heartfelt. I don’t know that he’s a perfect fit but I think he’s a better fit that Orci. I just hope that they get back to exploring the galaxy as well as our own morality rather than the “holy shit look at that explosion!” style we’ve gotten lately.
News / Comments Off on Awesome: What ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ Would Have Looked Like In Widescreen
Have you ever wondered what Star Trek would look like if it had been shot in the cinerama wide screen format that we know and love today? I have. And so had artist Nick Acosta, and he did something about it. Using scenes from the show and waiting for the camera to pan and then stitching the resulting images together he came up with these absolutely incredible images. Seriously. They’re amazing. Hit the jump for some of my favourites and more.
News / Comments Off on Something For The Weekend: Space Opera Overload
The latest trailer for the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending is vivid and ridiculous enough to give us hope that we might get to experience a bona fide space opera later this year.
This makes me very, very happy.
Posters, Trailers / Comments Off on LOL: The Worf of Wall Street Trailer + Poster
A few weeks back someone made a mock poster for The Worf of Wall Street and I couldn’t stop laughing. Now someone has made a trailer and it’s kind of perfect.
Hopefully by now you’ve at least started watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It’s my favourite Star Trek series and I believe the most underrated. The series was highly serialized. While that doesn’t seem strange today you must remember that in the 90s that was highly unusual especially for syndicated shows which generally returned to status quo at the end of each episode.
This week as an addition to the viewing guide I’ve already laid out I’d like to present to you what I believe to be the 14 best episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Just a word of warning though: the viewing guide I did my best to keep it as spoiler free as possible. I’m not going to do that here.
So here we are: the final season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
The wormhole is sealed. Captain Sisko is on Earth, lost without his connection to The Prophets. Worf is devastated over the ends of the season six finale. The war with the Domion rages across the Alpha Quadrant and goes poorly for the federation. Things are grim and in this final season things are only going to get worse before they get better.
Season 7 starts out with a two episode story but where it really shines is in the end. The last nine episodes form one story which wraps up all of the storylines begun in the series.
These are the episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season seven.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 5 ended with a bang; literally. After 3 years of build up and tension the war everyone knew was coming has finally arrived. The Dominion attacked the station under the command of Dukat and captured it. Sisko and the crew retreated and joined the allied fleet, vowing to return.
Season 6 is where the action really gets started. We had been waiting for a war and now it’s here, and because it’s Deep Space Nine we’re going to get to explore every aspect of it. This season starts off with a 6 episode serialized story ad also features what I consider to be the best episode of the series.
These are the episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
News / Comments Off on Awesome: Joe Cornish Might Direct Star Trek 3
Yes you read that right, according to Deadline the guy who helped write The Adventures of Tin-Tin as well as the upcoming Ant-Man, and more importantly who directed Attack The Block, is apparently at the top of the list of potential directors for Star Trek 3. Hell Yes.
Nothing in official yet of course however I, for one, think this would be a great choice. Of course even better would be if they let him write the movie and keep Orci, Kurtzman, and Lindelof away from it, far, far away from it, but there’s no news on that front just yet.
Being a massive Trekkie I’m be sure to keep you all posted. Paramount is trying to schedule shooting the film for Summer 2014 so they’ll have to lock it down reasonably soon.
Season 4 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was a bit strange. After the plot finally got moving in season 3, the fourth season reverted back to build up and development. Still, toward the end we started to see some real consequences for some of the characters. Odo, in particular, revisited his people and after returning home to Deep Space Nine left us with a shocking revelation about the Klingon Empire: Changelings have infiltrated them to the highest levels.
As season five begins the Federation is forming a plan to deal with that situation and The Dominion is building their forces on the other side of the wormhole.
These are the episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 5.
Deep Space Nine Season 3 ended with a warning from The Dominion. Things are in motion and they cannot be stopped. No one is sure how far the Founders have spread in the alpha quadrant or how high up their influence goes but one thing is for sure: things are starting to destabilize.
The second season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ended in a dark place. The Federation finally made contact with The Dominion, a major power in the Gamma Quadrant we heard about throughout most of the season, with disastrous results. The Dominion, it is made clear, is not to be trifled with and hammered that point home in a big way.
The Federation is left reeling and war seems all but inevitable.
Season three picks up where season two left off. The Federation tries to find a way to avoid a war, The Dominion slowly begins to infiltrate the Alpha Quadrant. Bajor is still experiencing growing pains as an independent power leading to power struggles politically and conflicts of faith as they work toward Federation membership. Meanwhile the ever present Cardassians are working in the background, but to what end?
These are the episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 3.
After a slow first season of world building and character development the second season of Deep Space Nine begins to really lay the groundwork for the continuing overreaching plot that would continue through the rest of the series. We continue to learn about our characters backgrounds and at the same time some of the defining relationships of the series, such as Bashir and O’Brien’s friendship, begin to take shape.
Tensions with the Cardassians mount as well causing friction with the not only the Bajorans and but also Federation citizens who find themselves on the other side of a redrawn border with the Cardassians (a story thread introduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation). Further more of the history of the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor is explored and throughout this season we start to hear rumblings about an as yet unencountered power in the Gamma Quadrant: The Dominion.
Structurally the storytelling becomes more serialized starting with a story arc that spans the first three episodes; a first in Star Trek.
These are the episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 2.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine gets off to an admittedly slow start. Being the first chapter in a multi year story most of the episodes are either world building –lots of weird things coming through the wormhole and the Federation working with Bajor, a world recovering from a 50 year occupation by the militaristic Cardassians– or character development. While this isn’t a bad thing it can make the season overall feel pretty slow. That being said, without all the character development the later seasons wouldn’t pay off as well as they do because we wouldn’t understand the world or know the characters as well as we do.
So, These Are The Episodes… of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 1.