Tag: star trek

  • A long-standing mystery, solved at last

    Back in the day, there was a phenomenon known as “The Curse of the Odd-Numbered Star Trek Films”. It was first noticed in the eighties for films starring Jim Kirk and his buddies and labelled so, because fan-opinion (and I concur in this) is that the odd-numbered films were… well, let’s charitably say not as […]

  • Letters From America: A good day, on the whole.

    originally posted 8th March 2004— Draft Zero of the Enterprise spec is finished. It’s not a First Draft. It’s not at that level yet. What it has, is enough words to fill fifty pages in screenplay format. Now that the final “Fade out.” has been typed, I’ve printed it out and read it end-to-end for […]

  • The best diplomat that I know is a fully-loaded phaser bank

    This just in from Variety. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: the new Montgomery Scott, Chief Engineer and third-in-command of the starship USS Enterprise.