Sacred books and texts loom large in human civilizations, past and present. Yet such books and texts are scarce in Star Trek. Memory Alpha’s entry on “Sacred Texts” lists exactly 16 examples from the entire franchise. Is this dearth of…

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The original Star Trek was sometimes over-dramatic, but it was always dramatic. It was aiming for a kind of weighty seriousness, a sense that things really mattered; except in “The Trouble with Tribbles.” Then they just had fun, even poking…

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If it had been the only Star Trek thing ever, we would simply regard Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan as a great movie, like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Seven Samurai, Raiders of the Lost Ark, or The Dark…

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In Which Spock Gets His Heart I unabashedly love this movie, and pretty much have since I got it on a videotape. The opening scene is fantastic. It really *is* visually and musically a lovely movie. Almost 40 years after…

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In anticipation of Star Trek Beyond, opening this weekend, it seems like a good time to finally cause division and strife by ranking the movies that have come before it. I consulted with the experts at Reel World, mainly Fizz and…

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We’ve always wondered what could possibly be out there. Even centuries ago, when humanity could only dream of floating in the zero gravity of outer space, stories were being written of the far reaches of space and what could be…

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My family has always been a fan of genre fiction.  My mother is a fantasy fanatic and my father schooled me in the ways of science fiction.  The story of their first date (to see Star Wars in first run) is…

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