I’m not going to lie, I was worried about this show. When I heard they were getting Patrick Stewart to reprise his role, I worried this was going to be cringy. I worried it was going to be the science fiction equivalent of The Mule with that ridiculous threesome scene with Clint Eastwood.
Premiering in August of 2020, Lower Decks is different than the other Star Trek shows we’ve talked about in this series so far. But also not as different when you get into the details. It’s not set on Enterprise, but many of them haven’t been. Lower Decks is set on the U.S.S. Cerritos. Of course,Continue reading “Why Lower Decks works”
Full disclosure. All the other shows in this series have one of two things in common. Either they were a childhood favorite of mine or a recent love. I’ve only seen bits and pieces of Enterprise. And there’s a chance that, even if you’re a big Trek fan, you haven’t seen much of it either.Continue reading
Welcome to week four of our Why It Works, Star Trek series. This week, as promised, we’re talking about Deep Space 9. This was another that I watched with my grandmother as a child, and then revisited as an adult. Running from January 1993 to June of 1999, it’s the third Star Trek show toContinue reading “Why it works, Deep Space 9”
It’s time for another episode in our Why Star Trek Works series. This week we’re looking at Voyager. Technically Deep Space 9 came out before Voyager. But we’ll be talking about that next week. Both shows aired at roughly the same time, so it didn’t matter which one you watched first. Voyager was, of course,Continue reading “Why Star Trek Voyager works”
Welcome to week two of our why Star Trek works series. This week, we’re talking about Next Generation. Full disclosure, I have a soft spot for this series. It’s the one I watched with my grandmother when I was a little nerdling. So I might be biased when I say that this is the bestContinue reading “Why Star Trek Next Generation works”
I grew up watching Star Trek, Next Generation with my grandma. It’s pretty mainstream now, but back then Star Trek was a niche show. A nerd show. But being a nerd is cool now, so screw that. And now Star Trek’s got so much love it can’t handle it. I could be a bitter hipsterContinue reading “Why it works, Star Trek the original series”