Tag: Star Trek

  • 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 Jihad: The Errant

    Well, that was a fun little time-pocket episode. Admittedly I was torn between the prince and the coward as the saboteur, but the contrast between the beginning and ending of the whole thing was really rather striking. Individuals of various pronounced skills and personalities from various species are brought together for a heist. Except what needs […]

  • Eye of the Beholder: Children Will Listen

    Once upon a time there was an episode of Twilight Zone that broke my heart because an astronaut with technology sufficient enough to travel to an alien world was then locked up in a zoo with no human companionship save the human-looking locals who stood outside his exhibit to gawk and to laugh. For that astronaut, […]

  • The Slaver Weapon: The Final Word

    Goodness gracious. Spock dorked out so hard over a historic technological mystery that he got himself and Sulu and Uhura into trouble?! Somebody hold me! Spock’s giving mission logs. Spock’s putting things into Vulcan terms and Sulu’s just going with it without making a fuss like any of it’s going over his head. Spock’s having […]