The holodeck in the post-TOS Star Trek is an intriguing bit of future hi-tech, but it may have been used a bit too much as a storytelling device, and sometimes it was just plain annoying.
The Elseworlds (or ‘imaginary story’) concept is a tried and tested formula in comics, but it also exists in other media, although nobody calls it that. In particular, it has frequently appeared in (mainly American) serial television productions since the 1960s at least.
Dorothy Fontana, that is. Who deserves a lot more credit than she gets, and not just from Trekkies. Here’s a rundown.
Star Trek VII: Generations is probably nobody’s favorite, probably for a number of reasons. Here’s my take on how it could have been done better – and possibly making it one of the better loved cinematic installments of Star Trek.
It seems – at least to me – that there is a subset of Star Trek fans who really don’t like the third season of the original series. Why is that?
It’s an interesting question: What episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series are explicitly in continuity because they were referenced in the Trek movies? Could you state that, say, “A Taste Of Armageddon” definitely happened to our heroes because it was referenced in one of the films? Could you find references to the entire television series if you looked hard enough?
It seemed like an interesting challenge. And since I was going through a bout of insomnia when I first read the question, I decided to find out.
All the news about Harvey Weinstein in the last couple of weeks has gotten me thinking about this age-old question again: Where do you separate the art from the artist? What do you do when you discover that the creator of a work you love is an asshole, has done something heinous, or is even an outright criminal? Is there a point where a person becomes SO repugnant that you can no longer support the creative work they were involved in?