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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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“Tournament of Decision” – My Unproduced Star Trek: The Next Generation Script

After Selling to TNG, I Wrote a Second Next Generation Teleplay “Aren’t you beginning to feel time gaining on you, Picard? It’s like a predator; it’s stalking you….” – Soran, Star

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Fact or Fiction: Suspending Disbelief in Star Trek: Voyager

How often do you find yourself questioning the reality of a situation on TV or in movies? Do you wonder ‘how did they do that?’, or ‘where did they get

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Why Star Trek is Real Science Fiction

I have been watching Star Trek, all the series and movies, since it premiered on September 8th, 1966 (yes, I am that old…), and the one thing about Star Trek

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Discussions with The Delta Flyers

For years, actor Garrett Wang had considered doing a podcast about his experiences playing Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager. Then, the pandemic came along, and it seemed like

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