Being Shy on the Enterprise

Season 3, Episode 21 – “Hollow Pursuits” I loved this episode. It’s a character-driven short story with a protagonist we’ve never seen before – some shy guy who everyone (even Wesley Crutcher) calls “Broccoli.” Lieutenant Barclay pisses Geordi and Riker off by being late to his post, and delivering his engineering analysis in stumbling sentences.Continue reading “Being Shy on the Enterprise”

Trek Out: TNG at the Movies

Last night I went to a screening of two episodes from the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation at my local movie theater. It was a one time showing, and was mainly to promote the release of the Blue-Ray editions. My local chapter of Starfleet, the USS Wernher von Braun, was there handingContinue reading “Trek Out: TNG at the Movies”

Star Trek: For the Love of Gorn

“I weary of the chase. Wait for me.  I shall be merciful and quick.” ~ the Gorn to Kirk, “Arena” I fell in love with the Gorn captain from the original series episode “Arena” pretty much at first sight. Maybe it was the short gold tunic, or his metallic eyes. Definitely his no-nonsense approach toContinue reading “Star Trek: For the Love of Gorn”

Have a Geeky Holiday!

I love my library. Definitely for the books, where would I be without them? But also for all of the awesome events and programs that the library organizes to make me feel more connected with my community. Right now the library is decorated with about thirty Christmas trees, all sponsored by community organizations. These organizationsContinue reading “Have a Geeky Holiday!”

Lessons Learned from Star Trek: Replacing Your Characters

Here at the little apartment in north Alabama, we’re done with our viewings of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One, and are well into Season Two. The second season began with a horrible mindscrew for Deanna Troi, where she was forcefully impregnated by an alien life form. The next episodes began to get betterContinue reading “Lessons Learned from Star Trek: Replacing Your Characters”