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Writing Star Trek‘s 2nd pilot

The development and scripting of “Where No Man Has Gone Before” In February 1965, executives at the National Broadcasting Company rejected Gene Roddenberry’s pilot “The Cage”. Star Trek was dead!

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In the Aftermath of “The Cage”

Analyzing the aftereffects of the first Star Trek pilot The legacy that “The Cage”, Star Trek‘s very first produced episode (and first pilot, specifically) has had, in my opinion, cannot

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Recalling First Contact, The Movie!

A review of the real, official, no-kidding First Contact “First” contact, you say? “First”? Really?! Although most first contacts in Star Trek have admittedly been when the Federation has been

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A Review of Star Trek: Prodigy

Introducing My Son to Trek “We’ve only just begun.” – Janeway Hologram to Dal, “Starstruck” Star Trek: Prodigy, the new animated series for Nickelodeon, has at long last made it

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Discovery‘s “Kobayashi Maru” in Review

The fourth season premiere kickstarted the show Discovery has returned for a fourth season, with new virtual sets as well as the previously existing ones, new uniforms, and new exclusive

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Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of Star Trek Generations

Mesmerizing. That was my first impression as the lights dimmed and the vast expanse of space opened up before my eyes. The music was hauntingly beautiful and alluring. I was

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Loving Star Trek from Outside America

My very first encounter with Star Trek was finding a VHS tape of the episode “The Defector” which had been left in a video machine my family had bought, for

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O Captain, My Captain! A Reflection on My Favorite Star Trek Captain

“Who’s your favorite Star Trek captain?” I’m so glad you asked. My favorite is Robert April. Let me tell you why. Growing up in a strict Christian sect in the

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Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir Review

The Story I Didn’t Know I Needed Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir by Brent Spiner is a very curious book. It’s one part memoir, one part crime thriller, one part love story,

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Shades of Grey – Examining the Moral Complexities of Star Trek Characters

Over the years, Star Trek has presented some fantastic villains, like the sleazebag scammer Harry Mudd, the powerful “Pope Karen” Kai Winn, and “Space Hitler” Gul Dukat. However, there are

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