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Articles About Star Trek

Main Topics

  • Star Trek: The Original Series
    • We begin our discussion of Trek with a five-episode dive of the best the series has to offer. This gives us a chance to see what Trek could achieve and if, perhaps, going back to watch the series that started it all is worth the time of most new fans.
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
    • Released in the decade that followed, the The Animated Series gave Trek gave fans something to sate their appetite while bigger projects were on the way. We take a five-episode look at the series to see if it was a lost gem or terrible mistaken.
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    • The Motion Picture was Trek's first appearance on the big screen. It's also often derided as a mis-step for the series, a long, boring slog of a story that maybe should never have been made. We watch the film and see if that opinion still holds or if, just maybe, there's a good film here.
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
    • Although a financial success, The Motion Picture was hated by critics and fans. With its sequel, Wrath of Kahn, the studio tried to correct for the errors of their previous installment. We take a look at the film to see if it was worth all the hype around it.
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
    • Wrath of Kahn took the franchise to new heights, so a direct sequel was a foregone conclusion. Picking up soon after the events of the previous film, Search for Spock looked to build on that success and carry the story further with new villains and new dangers. Although not beloved by the fans, we take a look at the film to see what it does right and if anything went horribly wrong.
  • Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home
    • Concluding Paramount's "Star Trek Film Trilogy", this fourth film picks up once more after the events of the previous film, neatly concluding that story while also providing an environmental romp to save the Federation (from itself). We take a look at the film to see if it's a winner or a weirdo.
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
    • Pushing forward, we sit through what's considered one of the worse of the Trek films and see how it compares to the previous films. Is it really as bad as they say, or is there something good in this film after all?
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
    • We send off the crew of the Enterprise A with a tale of murder and intrigue. Some fans don't like this film as much, but we at Asteroid G hold it up among the best of the series. Let's explore why.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • While the motion picture series was slowly coming to an end, Paramount took another stab and launching Trek on the small screen, this time with an all new cast. Set 100 years later in the continuity, we take a journey through the future of Star Trek.
  • Star Trek: Generations
    • With teh Next Gen series at an end, the crew moved on to their first feature film. We take a look at it, the little-loved first effort from the crew.
  • Star Trek: First Contact
    • We crew in for another time-travel romp in this fan-favorite film from the Next Gen crew. It's Picard vs. the Borg, winner take all.
  • Star Trek: Insurrection
    • We take a dive into the oddest of the Next Gen crew films, a jokey, silly, family-friendly adventure with horrible, disgusting villains. It's quite a strange trip.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    • Taking a short pause from the films, we take a long trip through the second Next Gen-era TV series, one with a (largely) new crew.
  • Star Trek: Voyager
    • With Next Gen off the air, Trek needed a new series focused on exploring the great unknown. This third TV production set in the era focused on just that: a ship, lost in space, exploring untold reaches of hte cosmos. But how doesn't it hold up to what came before?
  • Star Trek: Nemesis
    • This is the last, and most-hated, of the Next Gen crew films, and also the last hurrah for this era of the Star Trek universe (so far). So let's see just why no one likes this film, shall we?
  • Star Trek: Enterprise
    • With the Next Gen era completed, we now go back to 100 years before any other Trek so far. A prequel designed to tell new stories, and illuminate new details, about the franchise, Enterprise wasn't much loved by the fandom. Maybe we can find out why.
  • Star Trek (2009)
    • After a long period off the silver screen, Trek returned with a twist: we were back in the time period of The Original Series, but an event further back in the timeline has changed the present we know, and things aren't at all what we'd expect. We take a look at this reboot film to see what all the fuss is about.
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
    • With the success of the 2009 reboot, Paramount capitalized on their revived franchise with a film that looked to the past in ways fans were none too happy about. We take a look at this film to see if it's worth the derision or if it might just be a secret success.
  • Star Trek Beyond
    • Currently the final film in the reboot series, we take a dive into a more person story for all the characters, watching their highs and lows after a resuce mission turns downright deadly.
  • Star Trek: Discovery
    • Set 10 years before the events of the Original Series, as apparently everything has to revolve around that property, Discovery tells the story of a new, unconventional crew on a very unconventional ship dealing with dire threats to the Federation that might just change the course of history as we know it.

Further Discussion:

  • Star Trek Movie Series Overview: We look at the whole series, recapping the ups and downs, before ending with a brief review of the second "Kelvin" film Star trek Into Darkness
  • An Analysis of the Star Trek Series Timeline: A critical look at the timeline of the series, with an attempt to slot each film and show into a time period, even if that means parallel timelines.
  • Future Star Trek Ideas: With CBS launching plans for more and more Trek, we put out some suggestions for directions the series could go moving forward.
  • Star Trek Adventures: We take a look at the latest RPG set in the Trek universe.
  • Star Trek and Tribbles: A look at the various episodes of the franchise that have revolved around the fuzzy little parasites, the Tribbles.
  • Star Trek and the Mirror Universe: A dive into the Mirror Universe to examine the various episodes of the franchise that have revolved showcasing the evil reflections of our favorite characters.

See Also:

  • Galaxy Quest: We take a dive into this comedic Trek parody, a loving send-up of the original franchise.
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World: We go out on the high seas for this period drama often discussed as "Trek but on a British naval boat".
  • "USS Callister": We take a look at this Black Mirror episode which is also a parody of Trek as well as a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the source material.
  • The Orville: Seth McFarlane has a show that's Star Trek but not Star Trek. We take a look to see if it's any good.
  • Top 10 Movies (2014): A look at our favorite movies dating back to 2014. Trek is one of the many film franchises to make the list.
  • Top 10 Movies (2018): An updated look at our favorite films, this time from 2018. Trek, again, gets high honors.
  • Let's Do the Time Loop Again!: A look at the time loop sub-genre of sci-fi and fantasy, from Groundhog Day to Star Trek and everything in between.

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