Tag: sonnet

  • 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 […]

  • Yesteryear: Yesterspock

    It’s hard to fault an episode centered on Spock. In fact the only fault in this episode (besides time-travel issues I cannot begin to discuss because of – no joke – time constraints) is actually just adorable and a reminder of when the show was made: Little Spock makes his first appearance wearing boots (clearly […]

  • Turnabout Intruder: In Her Shoes

    This is it. The final episode of the original series and one of the earliest if not the first instance of inter-gender body-swapping in science fiction. Yet there’s no room for the comedy of a man in a woman’s body or a woman in a man’s body. This episode is too tragic for that. Kirk’s […]

  • All Our Yesterdays: Afternoon Delight

    The starship Enterprise shows up at a planet about to be destroyed by a supernova in order to save its inhabitants. Problem is, everyone is already gone except for a librarian who apparently is in charge of facilitating everyone being saved. Now, he used the word “safe”, but it still brings to mind a certain picture-perfect […]

  • The Cloud Minders: Little Red Breathing-Mask

    Today’s sonnet comes from the perspective of Spock’s one-off romantic interest (Kirk also had a bit of a love-thing going on but it wasn’t nearly so entertaining). You may recall — a few episodes back — when they tried to play an interesting game with the race card with the folks who were half-white/half-black and mirror images of each […]