Category: Mission Report

  • The Wrath of Khan: The Warmth of Khan

    So, I was all sorts of prepared to watch a movie with Khan being all super angry about the first time he met up with Kirk and about which I barely posted anything besides a sonnet. What that means is I was unprepared for the subtle way in which Marla McGivers was everything to Khan: So, today’s sonnet is…

  • The Motion Picture: On Purpose

    Here we have two sonnets for the first of the Star Trek movies of the original crew. The first sonnet is inspired by our misunderstood villain and the doomed-ish couple. I strove to combine the issue of seeking meaning in our origins with our ability to create meaning for ourselves. Oh, and I totally snuck in a literary allusion to Shakespeare’s A…

  • The Motion Picture: The Major Motion

    So, I’ve now watched the first Star Trek film and Holy Christmas — you guys — it was perfect. The uniforms took going to work in your jim-jams to a whole new level (though I would totally rock the white tunic-thing), but the movie was perfect. Spock is all torn between Starfleet and Vulcan, Kirk is as in love with…

  • The Counterclock Incident: Justice for a Flower

    You know how at the start of every episode they throw a bunch a stuff at you to introduce the events to follow and that each thing they throw at you gets put to use. That didn’t happen here. We have the Enterprise headed towards a planet called Babel where a large group of ambassadors…

  • How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth: to face the unabsolving truth

    You know how when you see a quote you recognize kicking off something you’re about to watch and then the thing you watch falls short of what the quote conveyed? This episode really missed the mark on what the episode’s authors intended. Intention: For a god-like being to view humans as its children and be…