Monthly Archives: June 2010

Fan Companion – Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Four

Having now definitively come into its own, ‘Next Generation’ was free to dig deeper than ever before both into its characters and into the future. The fourth season saw the show blossom still further, perhaps able to truly take itself … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Three

The costume change in the third season of ‘Next Generation’ is a cosmetic distinction, but it might as well represent how the series suddenly seemed to embrace a newfound confidence. Behind the scenes, it was as if Nicholas Meyer were … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Two

Following a debut season that anyone might have characterized as “instructive,” ‘Next Generation’ made a few changes for its second year, moving into more confident writing, giving Riker a beard, and replacing Dr. Crusher with Kate Pulaski (Diana Muldaur, who … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One

After the completion of the animated series, there were four Star Trek movies released before 1987, more than twenty years after the debut of the original series, when ‘The Next Generation’ premiered. Featuring Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard, a seeming … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek The Animated Series

In 1973, four years after ‘Star Trek’ was cancelled, it returned. Well, sort of. For one season, fans had a chance to revisit their old friends in animated form, with most of the original cast (except Andrew Koenig, beloved as … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek Season Three

After two seasons, ‘Star Trek’ had developed enough fans to win a third year, but as much as those fans were forming a community, they weren’t multiplying. In 1969, the show broadcast its final episode.

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Fan Companion – Star Trek Season Two

The first season of ‘Star Trek’ certainly set a definite tone to what became an instantly iconic television experience. In many ways, I think, it was a tough act to follow, at least as reflected in the second installment of … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek Season One

Star Trek debuted in 1966, after one failed pilot and an extensive casting overhaul that secured William Shatner as the iconic James T. Kirk. In the first of a series, I begin exploring the episodes and films of the ensuing … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 86

Well, believe it or not, but this is a column I’ve been working toward since 2005. This was, obviously, well before I started HYGOTS, before Lower Decks relaunched into its current phase. I knew at the time that it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Comics I Like Vol. 2 #3

This month I’m taking an abbreviated format. Most of these titles and opinions you really ought to know by now anyway. Here’re my favorite comics from May 2010:

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