Warp Factor Trek

The Star Trek Fan Website

A freelance writer, Douglas has several years experience writing newsletters, sales copy and movie reviews. He is also the author of the screenplays Supralight and Bloodstone: The Sorceress and the Warrior. His reviews of Star Trek films (as well as a DS9 retrospective) have been published on the TrekSphere website.

Writing Star Trek: Insurrection

The ninth Star Trek film, eventually titled “Star Trek: Insurrection“, was to be Michael Piller’s first feature film assignment (and, sadly, his only one). When Rick Berman first approached him

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Star Trek: The Next Generation review

Roughly five years after they separated following Star Trek: The Motion Picture, reconciliation between Gene Roddenberry and Paramount occurred when the company approached Roddenberry to develop a new Star Trek

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Making Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

What would become of the former Enterprise crew in the wake of The Search for Spock? Would they be exonerated somehow? Upon conceiving the next film in the series, Nicholas Meyer

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home review

Forever remembered as “the one with the whales”, The Voyage Home tells a terrific “fish out of water” story. You don’t even have to really be a Star Trek fan to like it; familiarity

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Making Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

The ball on the third Star Trek film began rolling early. Harve Bennett, the man credited with bringing Star Trek back to life by killing Spock, was told by the suits

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock review

As eager as anyone for the Star Trek adventure to continue, I remember getting really excited by a phone conversation with my dad about the upcoming third Star Trek film.

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Making Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

One of the things Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan always gets praised for is how it was done largely by people who had never done anything with Star Trek before.

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan review

It’s largely accepted that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan has withstood the test of time so well that it’s still the benchmark by which all the other films

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture review

The year was 1979. I was five years old, my parents had gotten divorced in June, and I had just started Kindergarten. However, I still had my bi-weekly weekend visits

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Theatrical Release Overview

What were the precise conditions, the cinematic environment, that led to the release of the first Star Trek feature film, 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture? That’s the question I

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