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Five Things I’ve Learned from Star Trek

Star Trek (2008) Directed by: J.J. Abrams

I might have mentioned earlier (or maybe not) that my love of Star Trek had a very reluctant and rocky start in my childhood.  As a child in the 80s, there wasn’t an incredible amount of variety on television.  So many a weekend afternoon aired long marathons of Star Trek, Bruce Lee movies, etc.   My father, an avid Star Trek fan, wouldn’t miss a chance to sit and watch the episodes from the original show, and of course he was the one who introduced it to me.  I admit I wasn’t very receptive at first, but in time it grew on me, and I found myself addicted.  I’ve watched all remakes of it including Enterprise (and no, I don’t think it’s nearly as bad as people said it was – it’s actually one of my favorites).

Fast forward to adulthood...

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Star Trek: My Favorite Captain

I was warned not to write this. Someone close to me said that picking a captain other than James T. Kirk as my favorite was sacrilegious. After all, he’s the first – the original – and all other captains are just shadows of his greatness, no?

While I do highly admire Kirk and his leadership skills, he’s not my favorite. Granted, he’s not down on the list by any means; he’s actually a very close second. But there’s another captain whom I think was incredible as leader of the Enterprise.

His name is Jonathan Archer. That’s right – the captain from Star Trek: Enterprise is at the top of my list.

Now before anyone decides to go on the attack because I didn’t chose the ever popular James Kirk, again keep in mind that, in my opinion, both are highly skilled leaders of the Enter...

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Tech Time: A Closer Look At Star Trek

Welcome back!  This is the second article in a continuing series where I evaluate sci-fi shows of the past and determine whether or not their technology has made it into today’s society.  Last time we reviewed Babylon 5, a show that’s near and dear to my heart for so many different reasons.

This week though, we’re going to be looking at Star Trek in honor of William Shatner’s The Captains that’s debuting tomorrow in New York City.

Star Trek’s the logical next choice for this column.  When Star Trek first debuted in the 1960s it took countless people by surprise. No one had ever seen a space show quite like this before. They witnessed never-before-seen technology being used in the adventures of the Enterprise, and it definitely left its mark.  

Star Trek has always been ahe...

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NYC Screening Of ‘The Captains’ Coming This Saturday!

Star Trek fans, unite! If you live anywhere near New York City, you won’t want to miss this!

On July 30 at 7:30 pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, you can see a free outdoor screening of The Captains, an EPIX Pictures presentation. Produced and directed by William Shatner, he’ll be there in-person and will give an introduction before the documentary airs.

Need more?  Here it is, right from the mouths of the people from Epix themselves:  In The Captains, William Shatner travels the world to connect with each of the actors who have played Captains over the long life of the Star Trek franchise...

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Life Lessons: What I’ve Learned From Watching “Star Trek”

Being a fan of the science fiction genre is serious business. I mean, you don’t just flop onto your favorite chair for reruns of your show and then walk away hours later without giving it a second thought. If you’re anything like me, you’ll mull your shows over in your head endlessly while wondering what lessons, if any, could be applied to this reality.

As a young child, I remember waking up on Sundays and wondering which of my cartoons I was going to watch, only to discover (to my horror) that there was a Star Trek marathon on that day.  And since this was WAY before the days of DVRs or even VCRs for that matter, my dad was going to sit and watch the whole thing from start to finish.  I’d hear the cry of anguish in my thoughts, “OH NO…. NOT “STAR TREK”…...

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