Tag Archives: Star Trek: The Original Series

Morality TV

One of the things I’ve always loved about science fiction is its ability to discuss social and moral issues without seeming heavy-handed about it. Okay, there were some wildly obvious episodes of TOS that ignored this rule (“Let That Be … Continue reading

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The Art of Morality

Recently I’ve been re-watching my least favorite Star Trek show, Voyager. In part because it’s the last of the series’ that I haven’t watched again and in part I’m a glutton for punishment. I’ve realized what it is about the … Continue reading

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Comic-Con Previews

I wrote a while ago about not watching TV or movie previews. Generally I don’t.  Not because they’re not interesting, but often because I have other things I’d rather watch. Or that I don’t want to get overly excited (or … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of Space Science Fiction

The 2000’s have been dominated by superhero action films and, recently, TV shows. Ever since the first X-Men film with Hugh Jackman was released, superheroes have been more popular than ever. Yes, there have been superhero movies and TV shows based … Continue reading

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Star Trek: [Insert Title Here]

As I wrote last week, there’s a new Star Trek series on the horizon. In honour of that (and because I haven’t actually seen every episode of every series yet) I’m re-watching all the shows and movies. I recently watched … Continue reading

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Beyond Star Trek Beyond

In case you haven’t heard by now, CBS will be airing a new Star Trek series on their Video On Demand (VOD) servies, All Access, in 2017. I have decidedly mixed feelings about this new series. Now, let me say … Continue reading

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Scotty, Beam Him Up

Growing up I was a Star Wars fan. If you were a kid in the late-80s/early-90s and liked sci-fi/fantasy, you were either a Star Wars adherent or a Star Trek fan; there was none of this modern nerdy ‘coexist’ stuff. … Continue reading

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To boldly go where no HBO Girl has gone before…

I’ve been thinking a lot about feminism recently.  Everything from this Joss Whedon speech from 2006 where he keeps having to answer questions about ‘strong women characters’ to Hadley Freeman’s recent article about why feminism doesn’t need a makeover to … Continue reading

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