Star Trek

The Orville Is My Favourite Star Trek

Posted by Simon on October 19, 2017
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Bold, clever and heartfelt, The Orville is a gorgeous piece of sci-fi – and I’m as surprised as anyone.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ to premiere September 24th

Posted by Matthew on June 19, 2017
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Good news everyone! We finally know when Star Trek will be back on TV!

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Awesome: Star Trek: Legacy mashes up ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ with the score from ‘Tron: Legacy’

Posted by Matthew on May 26, 2017
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This is super nerdy in so many ways and I dig it.

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The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery is here

Posted by Matthew on May 17, 2017
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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.

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Leonard Nimoy Has Died At 83

Posted by Simon on February 27, 2015
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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.

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Star Trek 3 Will Be Directed By Justin Lin

Posted by Matthew on December 22, 2014
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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.

(source: Deadline)

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Awesome: What ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ Would Have Looked Like In Widescreen

Posted by Matthew on November 04, 2014
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Star Trek / Arena

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.

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Something For The Weekend: Space Opera Overload

Posted by Simon on March 28, 2014
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2014-Jupiter-Ascending

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.

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LOL: The Worf of Wall Street Trailer + Poster

Posted by Matthew on March 03, 2014
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The Worf of Wall Street

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.

Let’s watch!

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These Are The Episodes… Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s 14 Best Episodes

Posted by Matthew on November 26, 2013
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Deep Space Nine

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.

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These Are The Episodes… Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 7

Posted by Matthew on November 17, 2013
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Deep Space Nine

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.

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These Are The Episodes… Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 6

Posted by Matthew on November 10, 2013
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Deep Space Nine

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.

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Awesome: Joe Cornish Might Direct Star Trek 3

Posted by Matthew on November 03, 2013
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Joe Cornish

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.

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These Are The Episodes… Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 5

Posted by Matthew on November 03, 2013
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Deep Space Nine

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.

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These Are The Episodes… Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 4

Posted by Matthew on October 27, 2013
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Deep Space Nine

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.

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