Celebrate Captain Picard Day with Jean-Luc’s top Next Generation episodes (and one movie)
If you’re looking forward to a glass of Chateau Picard — red — or a cup of Earl Grey — hot — then you’re off to a great start, celebrating like they do on the Enterprise NCC1701-D. Captain Picard Day (June 16th by our calendar) was introduced to the viewers of Star Trek: The Next […]
Is Star Trek V: The Final Frontier the worst Trek movie?
TL;DR — I remembered The Final Frontier as terrible back in 1989 (and the plot/climax really is), but to my surprise it has a lot of lovely moments, decent humor, and good characterizations between the Big Three. It had its heart in the right place. The actors went all in, and the topic itself, if […]
Movie Franchise Rewatch – Star Trek IX: Insurrection
Insurrection is one of those movies that you kind of forget about after seeing, which explains my inability to get this review out on time. It’s very…lightweight. To its credit, it feels like a middle of the road Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. I say credit, because a middle of the road TNG ep […]
Top Ginger Kitties – The 6 Orange Cats in Sci Fi and Fantasy Movie Franchises
What is it about cats who are orange — and the movies? Especially in major, iconic science fiction and fantasy film franchises? It must be a ginger thing. There are mild movie spoilers here. But these aren’t new films, so all should be right in the universe. Further disclaimer: no curiosity killed any cat in […]
Movie Franchise Review – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Looking over the entire Star Trek movie franchise, there are good ones, great ones, and outright poor ones. Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country is one of the good ones, and just misses being great. I’d say it falls lower than Wrath of Khan, The Voyage Home, and First Contact, but feels on a part […]
Star Trek Movies and the Bechdel Test — How do they stand up after all this time?
I wrote an article on how the Star Wars films stood up to the Bechdel Test, which is a simple measurement to determine whether any named female characters have a conversation about something other than men. This is not a stance for feminist debate so much as an observation. For what it’s worth, lets dive […]
Top Twenty Games on Star Trek – Including Poker, Dabo, 3-D Chess, Fizzbin, and Tongo
Because I’m a good geek, I wrote a quick post about Star Trek: The Next Generation and poker. There’s a few more Star Trek games to discuss: 3-D Chess, Strategema, Darts, Tongo, Dabo, Pool, and of course, the time-honored game of Fizzbin. And that’s not even all of the games Star Trek made-up or showcased […]
Saturday’s Panels at Comic Con San Diego 2020 – Free, Online Edition
Saturday! The top day of every annual Comic Con. Here are the online panels for the biggest of San Diego Comic [email protected] Home. You can find all these on You Tube now, for free, although I’m not sure how long they will be available. Not all these all panels are in hour order. That’s what’s […]
Sir Patrick Stewart turns 80 – a retrospective of an extraordinary actor
Sir Patrick Stewart turns 80 this year. Happy Picard Day Birthday! The man’s been around the world of entertainment for over sixty years. Film and TV mind you, not just theatre, but it wasn’t until towards the end of the last millennium that he ‘appeared’. Making it so Surprised that Star Trek was still popular […]
How do the movies in Star Wars stand up to the Bechdel test?
Do the characters in Star Wars — movies ostensibly depicting future lives and worlds — pass the Bechdel test? I was up too late one night and decided to think this through. What is the Bechdel test, you ask? It’s generally accepted as whether a work of fiction features at least two named women who […]