This entry was written during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. Without the labor of the actors currently on strike, this television series wouldn’t exist. To learn more, visit the SAG-AFTRA strike site. “So… I’ve been weighing the morality of something.” A funny thing happened on the way to writing last week’s recap: my web site crashed, quite… Continue reading Blogging the Next Generation: Picard — “Dominion”
This entry was written during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. Without the labor of the actors currently on strike, this television series wouldn’t exist. To learn more, visit the SAG-AFTRA strike site. “You don’t get to condemn people before the fact.” Picard and Beverly have “the talk” in this episode, and man, it rips. I suppose there’s… Continue reading Blogging the Next Generation: Picard — “Seventeen Seconds”
Beloved character actor, voice actor, Star Trek mainstay and all around nice guy Rene Auberjonois passed away earlier this month at the age of 79. We look at Images and Eyes of Laura Mars by way of getting at the shape of this guy’s career.
Rutger Hauer was a wild actor with a widely diverse array of roles — some of them all-time great (Blade Runner!), some of them…. not so much. We look at Nighthawks and Flesh + Blood as ways of getting at this weird cat.
You owe Star Trek: Deep Space Nine a second look. It might be a good way to drain the time between now and Bryan Fuller’s Star Trek reboot next year. The best aspects of Deep Space Nine set a benchmark that Fuller (who started his writing career with a one-shot on the series) will be… Continue reading Destroy All Monsters: DEEP SPACE NINE And The Challenge Of Community
“Data – you are the bird.” With a flourish of Deep Space Nine’s main title score, we arrive on the first glimpse of the space station and its characters in high definition in “Birthright, Part I,” and the world feels consequently bigger. Can you tell I’m a DS9 geek? I love Dr. Julian Bashir’s crossover… Continue reading Blogging the Next Generation: “Birthright”
“A challenge. You should prove an interesting challenge.” We have arrived at, arguably, the apex of Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s pop cultural power: the week it gave birth to a spin-off. I can’t recall if “Chain of Command” coincided with, or immediately preceded, the launch of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but it was… Continue reading Blogging the Next Generation: “Chain of Command, Part I”