Category Archives: How I Got These Scars

Fan Companion – Star Trek (2009)

And so it happened that Star Trek finally had to do what it had long avoided, had in fact, done everything to avoid, including the virtually unprecedented move of sticking with the same actors in their original roles for near-three … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek Nemesis

The fourth and final ‘Next Generation’ film was released in 2002 and made a very tiny amount at the box office, the least of the ten entries in the Star Trek movie series to that date, relegating the franchise to … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: Insurrection

December 1998 fell in the middle of the final season of ‘Deep Space Nine,’ the fifth of ‘Voyager,’ and apparently far from much interest in a new Star Trek movie. Despite the considerable success of ‘First Contact’ two years earlier, … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: First Contact

As it has been since 1996, ‘First Contact’ is my favorite Star Trek film. (Here’s the official order, for those who like to keep score: 1)‘First Contact,’ 2) ‘Star Trek,’ 3) ‘The Motion Picture,’ 4) ‘Nemesis,’ 5) ‘Generations,’ 6) ‘The … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek Generations

Three years after ‘The Undiscovered Country’ and just a few months after “All Good Things…” concluded their TV adventures, the ‘Next Generation’ crew ascended to the big screen in what was deemed by Paramount an inevitability. To assist in the … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1991 was a special year in franchise lore. It was the twenty-fifth anniversary. Above and beyond the failure of ‘The Final Frontier,’ fans still had an abundance of affection for a cast they had followed for so many years. It … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

1989 saw a unique challenge for Star Trek. For the first time in its history, there would be two competing incarnations. ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ was entering its third season, while the original series crew prepared to continue what … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek is always at its best when it is deliberately crowd-pleasing, as evidenced by all the episodes in the original series that continue to be warmly remembered to this day: “The Naked Time,” “Shore Leave,” “The Trouble with Tribbles.” … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

The movie in the entire film series that I think has always gotten the shaft, and for no discernable reason, other than coming between the ones fans (‘Wrath of Khan’) and general audiences (‘The Voyage Home’) really love, the middle … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Whatever else ‘The Motion Picture’ had been, it was a relative failure, one that disappointed fans and general audiences, but it was success enough to have demanded a sequel, and so work was quickly begun to figure out how exactly … Continue reading

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