Monthly Archives: August 2010

Fan Companion – Star Trek: Enterprise Season Two

Like every other Star Trek before it, ‘Enterprise’ spent its second year in apparent ignorance that its original approach wasn’t connecting with fans, which at this point was either really a problem with viewers or really a problem with the … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: Enterprise Season One

Everyone remembers the fall of 2001. The new millennium wasted little time in making history, and Star Trek had nothing to do with it. Yet that’s also when the fifth live action TV series in franchise history launched, at the … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: Voyager Season Seven

In the fall of 2000, ‘Voyager’ began its seventh and final season in a unique position. Unlike ‘Next Generation,’ which reached the same point with massive popularity but low on creative energy, or ‘Deep Space Nine,’ rearing on the strength … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: Voyager Season Six

In the fall of 1999, ‘Voyager’ began its final two seasons as the only Star Trek anyone would see at that time, a novelty that was lost on fans who had already grown jaded. Its sixth season would in fact … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: Voyager Season Five

The 1998-1999 season was the last time Star Trek would overlap itself on TV, ending a seven year stretch that saw the franchise reach the apex of its cultural appeal at the time, and its steady decline. ‘Star Trek: Insurrection’ … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: Voyager Season Four

For some reason, Star Trek was never really good about changing cast members. The original series completely recast itself once, but it was between pilots, so no one ever really knew, before adding Chekov (the shaggy-headed Russian meant to boost … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: Voyager Season Three

In the fall of 1996, the franchise was celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, which was an event every incarnation got to celebrate. But perhaps more importantly, ‘Next Generation’ got to enjoy its most obvious parting gifts to the two shows that … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: Voyager Season Two

This is as far away from traditional wisdom as I’m willing to go: no Star Trek had a better second season than ‘Voyager.’ Flush from a strong push in the early months of 1995, and thanks to some production and … Continue reading

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Fan Companion – Star Trek: Voyager Season One

In 1995, Paramount achieved its greatest dream buy launching its own TV network with a Star Trek, something it had been trying to do since the 1970s. That show was ‘Voyager,’ conceived to replace ‘Next Generation’ as a traditional space-faring … Continue reading

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