Star Trek: Amok Time – Wanna Watch a Vulcan Mating Ritual?

Written by Theodore Sturgeon and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Joseph Pevney Amok Time is the first episode of the second season and starts that season off as strongly as the last one ended. It’s a story that gives great insight into the Vulcan world and culture, something that’s really only been talked about up until nowContinue reading “Star Trek: Amok Time – Wanna Watch a Vulcan Mating Ritual?”

Book Review: Exodus: Star Trek Vulcan’s Soul Book 1 by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

I purchased this book many years ago, but it lingered in my “to read” pile for quite some time. I’m not sure why. Many other science fiction books came and went during that time and I kept bypassing this one. The story begins with familiar characters. It’s shortly after the Dominion War when the RomulanContinue reading “Book Review: Exodus: Star Trek Vulcan’s Soul Book 1 by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification Part II

Written by Michael Piller and Rick BermanDirected by Cliff Bole At the end of Unification Part I, Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the android Data (Brent Spiner), both disguised as Romulans, have completed part of their mission objective: they have located Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) on Romulus. More than Unification Part I, Unification Part IIContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification Part II”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification Part I

In one of the first real episodes that draws together the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), a longtime Federation Ambassador, goes missing. Intelligence has located him on Romulus. Since the Romulans and the Federation have been at odds with each other for as long as theyContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification Part I”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Data’s Day

Written by Harold Apter, Ronald D. Moore, David Carren, J. Larry Carroll, and Joe MenoskyDirected by Robert Wiemer One thing that surprised me about Star Trek: The Next Generation was the character of Miles O’Brien. From the very first episode, Encounter at Farpoint, he was consistently there, in the background, operating the transporter. Instead ofContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Data’s Day”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Sarek

Written by Peter S. Beagle, Marc Cushman, Jake Jacobs, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Les Landay In the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Encounter at Farpoint, fans were given a brief scene between an aged Admiral McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and the android Data (Brent Spiner). It made for a whimsical “passing ofContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Sarek”