If you know me or have been reading my work then you probably know that I’m a fan of the 1960’s Irwin Allen produced sci fi series, Lost in Space. Even though they mostly played for laughs after the first season, and may have even made a willful effort to ignore anything like scientific laws […]Read more "Lost in Space Reboot"
If you’re like me, then there’s hardly an alternate universe story that you don’t like, even if there are some scientific inaccuracies or plot holes (Lost in Space) and questionable production values (vintage Doctor Who). So, I’ve been keeping an eye out for such stories, especially new ones, and not, say, Star Trek Discovery’s new […]Read more "Hey Dude, Where’s My Universe?: Counterpart and Cloverfield"
Towards the end of the year you may have heard about the recent discovery of the strange asteroid-like object dubbed Ouamuamua. This object is about 400 meters long, but only a few meters wide, so unlike most asteroids, it’s highly elongated. Its very high speed (some estimates seem to be in the range of 200,000 […]Read more "Ouamuamua and Space:1999?"
I was so looking forward to the new 4th season of now Netflix series., Black Mirror. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s somewhat in the spirt of all the incarnations of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, but for many of the episodes, such as “National Anthem” and “Nosedive” there was an element of high […]Read more "Black Mirror: Look Ma, I’ve Got a Chip in my Head!"
Ok, first of all, if you are going to bring back an ST:TOS character, do you really want it to be Harry Mudd? Khan made sense.He was cool. But Mudd was a goofball. Going back to the Mirror Universe (a few too many times , probably) was cool. HFM can be forgotten. At least Rain […]Read more "Discovery’s Time Travel Mud(d)"
While it was nice to see Star Trek: Discovery pass another milestone, I just didn’t think it would be the “F-bomb” milestone. A couple of weeks ago, Discovery became the first Star Trek television show (and perhaps any official creation of the franchise?) to use the dreaded “F-word.” Now, don’t worry. As Sheldon Cooper would […]Read more "Star Trek F-Bomb"
At the end of Star Trek: The Original Series episode “The Ultimate Computer” the M5 computer effectively kills itself when Captain Kirk convinces it that it has committed murder and that the proper punishment for murder is death. But times have changed since we got out first view of the 23rd century. Since Star Trek: […]Read more "This Unit Must be Imprisoned for Life"