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Star Trek is probably the most successful science fiction franchise of all time spanning six decades of science fiction storytelling. In the series, I will be looking at the highlights of all the past episodes from each season of all five TV shows that went before leading up to the new series Star Trek: Discovery that will be airing in the fall of 2017.
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season One
Original Broadcast: (September 8th 1966 – April 29th 1967)
After a failed attempt at selling Star Trek to NBC with the pilot ‘The Cage’, starring Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike, NBC told Gene Roddenberry to film a second pilot with a more “action & adventure” orientated plot – which was unheard of at the time. Roddenberry complied and wrote two story outlines: one being ‘Mudd’s Women’ and the second being ‘The Omega Glory’ both of which were produced later on the series »
- James Morrell
Long before movies routinely created ‘worlds’ with their own twisted fantasy logic, only a few paranoid thrillers, usually odd genre items, tried out twisted stories of deceptive ‘hidden realities.’ Like an extended Twilight Zone entry, this lively James Garner war pic morphs into a bizarre conspiracy worthy of Philip K. Dick. If only it weren’t so “L-a-o” — Literal And Obvious.
1965 / B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 115 min. / Street Date April 11, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99
Cinematography Philip H. Lathrop
Film Editor Adrienne Fazan
Original Music Dimitri Tiomkin
Produced by William Perlberg
Directed by George Seaton
- Glenn Erickson
For fans of classic Star Trek who want to see quality stories done in the spirt of the original series, you have a treat this week. The consistently excellent web series Star Trek Continues has put out its eighth episode, “Still Treads the Shadow”, and as usual, it does not disappoint.
For those who’ve never seen the multi-award winning Star Trek Continues, don’t dismiss it as “just” a fan-made web show. That does the series an injustice. It’s more than that. As someone whose been a Star Trek fan for over 40 years, and grew up with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the original crew of the USS Enterprise, I never ceased to be amazed by how well this show captures the essence of the great show I adored in my childhood. It’s a terrific homage, made by people who love the original Star Trek. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Perfect World Entertainment have, much to the excitement of Trek fans, announced the release of their free to play Mmorpg Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday on Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Based on the classic Star Trek universe created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday finds enemies threatening to destroy the past and takes players back in time to become a new captain in the 23rd century in Star Trek: The Original Series. A new launch trailer has been released showcasing the game on console. Watch this below.
Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday will feature a new tutorial section that will allow players to begin their adventure as a captain and will also help adjust to the controls. Once the tutorial is completed captains can earn rewards by taking part in over a dozen missions based around Star Trek: The Original Series.
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- Andrew Newton
4 items from 2017
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