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    Star Trek Discovery Review: To Go Boldly

    Star Trek Discovery Review: To Go Boldly By Jake Hill To many people, Star Trek is one particular thing. It’s a series of televised morality plays. It’s a collection of high-concept science fiction ideas. It’s a political allegory. It’s a workplace drama. It’s an action adventure. The thing is, Star Trek is a...
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    A Conversation with Leonard Nimoy: I AM SPOCK

    The passing of Leonard Nimoy stills weighs heavy on the hearts of countless fans a short two years after his passing. Nimoy, the accomplished actor who most famously portrayed Spock on Star Trek, remains a pop culture icon even after his death. But you already knew that, didn’t you? I’ve never...
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek (2009)

    There comes a time in every franchise’s life when it must go through the reboot treatment. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. And although the Star Trek reboot is not without problems, it definitely hits the mark in most areas. The 2009 Star Trek reboot, helmed by J.J. Abrams, is essentially an epic action...
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    2017 Television Premieres we’re excited for coming soon

    2017 Television Premieres we’re excited for coming soon We recently wrote about what 2017 films we’re excited to see, so it stands to reason that we should write one for television programs too – right? Well, that, and also the fact that there are a lot of seemingly great...
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

    All good things must come to an end. By 2002, Sir Patrick Stewart would play Jean-Luc Picard one more time before the character was retired in Nemesis. Though it is sad to see him go, it’s a dignified and fitting end. Not just for Picard, but for all of the second...
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

    Moral concepts have always been vital to Star Trek. But every so often, the implications and reasonings behind these moral concepts fall short. In the case of Insurrection, nearly everything about the situation feels cardboard and undercooked. And while many science fiction films are able to succeed while suspending disbelief, it’s kind of...
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

    I’m much more acquainted with the films including the original cast of Star Trek. Watching Generations only a few weeks ago reminded me as to why; there just didn’t seem to be the same power in the films of the newer Star Trek cast. And so, with Generations in mind, I went into 1996’s First Contact without very high expectations....
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek Generations (1994)

    By May of 1994, Star Trek: The Next Generation had run its final episode. But if you’ve been paying attention to pop culture since the 1950’s, you’d be smart enough to figure out that Picard’s crew would return for more. What you may not have been able to tell, however, was...
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

    If there was ever a time for one to revisit the sixth installment in the Star Trek film franchise, that time is now. The Undiscovered Country sends the crew off for one final film about prejudice and redemption. However, this time, the prejudiced one is Kirk, not an outside species. The tone of the film...