Star Trek: Time for Yesterday (1988) – A.C. Crispin

The Human Adventure continues… I settled into another Trek novel (there are a lot of them, and I would like to get through as many as possible, to see the kinds of stories and adventures that others have dreamed up for the stalwart crew of the USS Enterprise. This one is a bit of a…

Star Trek: 1974 to 1987 – The Wait

I boldly waited for more Star Trek. Having discovered the series in the early 70s as a child, it became a large part of my life. I loved my weekly forays with the Enterprise. Every week they were there. Sometimes more than once a week. But then there were no new episodes. I needed more…

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Trek and My Birthday

It’s October 12, my birthday, if you hadn’t circled it on your calendar, and TIFF Bell Lightbox will be my birthday starbase today apparently. First up, at 6:30 this evening is the first of the fantastic sounding Trek Talks programs, this evening’s topic, An Astronaut’s Voyage to the Final Frontier. Presented by Lt. Col. Jeremy…

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) – Leonard Nimoy

  I continue to boldly go with the Star Trek films, courtesy of the Sci-Fi Chronicles, and having previously covered Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, I moved onto the third film in the series, helmed by Nimoy himself, one of the caveats about his reprising the Spock character. Spock is dead. The events…

Star Trek: Triangle (1983) – Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath

  There is one thing, and one thing only that is good about this Star Trek novel. It’s the last one written by Marshak and Culbreath. Once again, this one seems as nothing more than an excuse to write some shoddy fan fiction. One could argue that all the Star Trek novels are fan fiction,…

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982) – Vonda N. McIntyre

  Vonda N. McIntyre who had previously written the Trek tale, The Entropy Effect, which is given a bit of a reference in this one, adapts the screenplay for the second film, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan into novel form. There are some nice differences, changes in dialogue and expanded scenes and characters…

The Great Digital Film Festival 2016

  I love when this time of year rolls around, because every February, Cineplex puts on their Great Digital Film Festival which tends to showcase some wonderful films from my childhood projected on the big screen in wonderful digital clarity, often mixed with some newer popular titles. This year is no different, running from February…

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) – Nicholas Meyer

Space… The final frontier… The 101 Sci-Fi movies brings me a chance to revisit one of the Enterprise’s most successful screen adventures. Nicholas Meyer last seen on this blog with 1979’s Time After Time, brings new life to the Star Trek series, by bringing back a villain from the television series, Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo…

Star Trek Into Darkness – Trailers and Thoughts

I am a Star Trek fan, from that first Saturday morning when I discovered the show in the late 70s, but before The Motion Picture came along. I can find things I like about every single one of the television series, as well as the movies. I love the world and the future Gene Roddenberry…

Film Scores – A Whistler’s Tale

I’m a whistler, and a dreamer… and “Binary Sunset” is one of my favorite thoughtful, hopeful and slightly sad things to whistle, especially when I’m thinking about my future, and watching the horizon. Whistling. I do it all the time, and I carry a huge repertoire in my mind, and on my ipod. In the…