The first Star Trek movie, released in 1979, has garnered a lot of criticism for its slow pacing and lack of action, especially compared to the next movie in the franchise, The Wrath of Khan. But does it deserve a reputation for being one of the “worst” movies in the franchise? I talk about why I think it’s an underrated film in this episode.
Worldbuilding is one of a writer’s most important tasks. Whatever you write, whether it’s regular fiction or science fiction, whether it’s for books, movies, comics, television, or even video games, you need to build a strong foundation for it. You need to build a world for it.
Star Trek, as a franchise, has always been “woke”. And with all the new series and episodes and even a new Kirk coming out (so to speak), it has the chance to boldly go where no series has gone before.
Star Trek Discovery just began its 4th season, and the demand for it is higher than ever. Unfortunately, the haters are louder than ever.
When racism and bigotry find their way into our entertainment, the least we can do is acknowledge and remove it.
I made a lot of videos and podcast episodes in 2020. To narrow down which ones I’d pick for this video, I divided them into four categories and picked five from each one. I also talk for a little while at the beginning about my plans for making videos and podcasting in the new year, and especially my plans for writing.
We could have as many as five Star Trek series at the same time, not to mention the movies. Here’s what I know about them and what I’d like to see.
The 1990s were the Golden Age of Star Trek. Three different series and a slew of movies had all the Trekkies on top of the world. But, not to be too greedy about it, I think we could have had a lot more. Here’s what I would have added and amended about Star Trek in the 90s.