Space – The final frontier…
Now, quickly: What other four-word expression is so commonly known in English-speaking cultures? What pop culture-based reference is so universally known, including by an entire generation who has never seen a first-run episode bearing Gene Roddenberry’s famous lines. In the future, perhaps in those shiny and sleek centuries of which the various Star Trek stories have made us ponder, the Star Trek series and movies will go down as 20th-century America’s key contribution to world entertainment, and “Space – the final frontier” is the USA’s “to be or not to be.”
StarTrekGuide is devoted to this all-time great American icon, its creators, its stars and its fandom. We love everything about Star Trek (OK, maybe not that one episode when Captain Janeway “evolves” into a slug) and, like proper fans, we want all the news and information on this greatest of all science-fiction stories. Our pages contain Star Trek news aggregated from around the web, as well as reviews of all 13 Star Trek movies and episode guides for each season of each series written by our lead writer and top ST geek (he refuses to call himself a Trekkie) Os Davis. Enjoy and, as always, live long and prosper!
The latest news on the TV series, movies, people and worlds of Star Trek
NASA on Sunday (Sept. 15) won a second Emmy for 2019 in honor of the space agency's epic coverage of its InSight landing on Mars last year...Source: space.com
One of the most distinguished Klingons in the history of the Star Trek franchise, Worf has become synonymous with all that is best of his people and culture...Source: screenrant.com
Sept. 22: Singer-dancer Toni Basil is 76. Actor Paul Le Mat (“American Graffiti”) is 74. Singer David Coverdale (Whitesnake, Deep Purple) is 68. Actress Shari Belafonte is 65...Source: toronto.citynews.ca
One of the most highly respected and venerated captains in Starfleet history, Jean-Luc Picard has managed to distinguish himself as a man of great personal fortitude, diplomatic conviction, and ...Source: screenrant.com
CBS and Viacom have now merged after more than a decade since their initial corporate split, which is good news for Star Trekfans as it means both the movie and ...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
HAPPY days are here again. I’m joking, of course...Source: heraldscotland.com
Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World short, Battle at Big Rock, will provide some resolution to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's cliffhanger ending...Source: screenrant.com
A second main guest has cancelled out of this year’s CaperCon but a replacement has been already found and organizers expect to be making an announcement of more guests ...Source: capebretonpost.com
Dilithium is the key to all Star Trek's pseudoscience - but what is this rare and precious crystal, and what can it do? The Star Trek franchise has always indulged ...Source: screenrant.com
Rhodes sat down with IGN to talk about the company's move to TNT and abundance of other topics, including Chris Jericho's brief time without the AEW Heavyweight Championship ...Source: comicbook.com
Inspired by the ‘gig economy’, The Warehouse is set in a near future world that is horribly believable – zero rights, low pay, devices tracking your every move...Source: irishexaminer.com
There’s been a Big Bang Theory hole in our lives ever since the show ended this year, and even though it will probably live on in reruns forever, it’...Source: metro.co.uk
By the time Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance ends, it's pretty obvious the series is angling for a season or two more as it doesn't ...Source: cbr.com
One of the biggest draws of Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance for fans was how the series would eventually tie into Jim Henson's 1982 puppet classic ...Source: cbr.com
Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance certainly does a great job in painting the bird-like Skeksis as the poison plaguing the planet of Thra, overharvesting its waning ...Source: cbr.com
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Season 1, streaming now on Netflix...Source: cbr.com
Banyana Banyana captain Refiloe Jane and coach Desiree Ellis have chosen to look at the positives from their underwhelming trip to Botswana...Source: iol.co.za
Star Trek: The Next Generationis such a beloved and engaging series for many reasons, from its diverse, beloved cast to its cool sci-fi themes that often spoke of tolerance ...Source: screenrant.com
Well, finally. The Bucs locked up general manager Jason Licht on a double-secret five-year extension. Thank goodness. We hadn’t been able to keep food down...Source: tampabay.com
With critically-acclaimed thriller-drama Mr...Source: bleedingcool.com
Last summer, it was one whale; this summer it was two for a Vancouver Island environmentalist and photographer...Source: nanaimobulletin.com
With critically-acclaimed thriller-drama Mr...Source: bleedingcool.com
In a near-ish future, the Earth seems to have been made effectively uninhabitable and everyone is moving to Mars...Source: theguardian.com
There will be twelve shows or appearances in September and October that will feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans...Source: trektoday.com
'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin kept cystic fibrosis diagnosis a secret before shocking death at 27, says doc
Director Garret Price admitted he was nervous when he first met the parents of his upcoming documentary's subject, the late Anton Yelchin, but his worries quickly vanished...Source: foxnews.com
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…
That’s the starship Enterprise, Enterprise-A, -B, -C, -D, -E and mark 1. Also the starships Voyager, Discovery, Defiant, Excelsior and Shenzhou. Since the days of cardboard backdrops and rubber monsters, Star Trek has expanded over a half-century to encompass what was subsequently been habitually called a “universe” of characters, places, mythology, politics and history. Through six television series and 13 feature films, the ST universe has grown like a malevolent nebula from the series, the franchise’s expansion across the globe similar to the story’s own Federation spreading throughout the galaxy.
Star Trek Guide realizes that we can’t scratch the surface of the massive depth that is Star Trek in the later 2010s; we just want to share some of the enthusiasm and interest that this apparently infinitely malleable creation affords its fans. On the pages of the website, we’ll bring you lots of ST-flavored goodness, including essays, writeups, news, mini-reviews of all 721 televised Star Trek episodes to date, full reviews of all 13 movies and thorough critiques of the Discovery episodes as they happen.
(For the record, yours truly, who will be writing over 97% of all content on Star Trek Guide, has seen every episode of Star Trek to date – all but about one-fifth of Voyager and Enterprise season 3 more than once, and every ST:TNG about 14 times each.)
Its continuing mission…
And in the 50th anniversary year of the original Star Trek series, a seventh TV series was launched; Star Trek: Discovery debuted its premiere episode in September 2017 to rope in old devotees, the burgeoning audience for TV science-fiction and a wider demographic in general. As this is written, the typical initial enthusiasm for a new ST series – even Enterprise drew decent attention at first – has yet to prove staying power, but the diehards should certainly be able to keep Discovery in the skies for a good few years.
To explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations…
Sure, trippy aliens and stunning spacescapes are often the grabber for a new Star Trek viewer but nearly any ST fan will happily tell you that most of the best stories are character-driven. Well beyond the concepts, ideas and even plot twists remain the idolism of Spock, Kirk, Picard, Data, Worf, Sisko, Kira, Odo, Janeway, Seven, the EMH, Archer, Tucker, T’Pol, the Vulcans, the Klingons and just dusting the surface with the most popular favorites here: The point: Often the “strange new worlds” and “new life” are inner.
To boldly go where no one has gone before…
Like Star Trek itself, the first TV show to elicit and sustain what we today call a “cult following.” Or how The Original Series was one of the few in US TV history to be resurrected by fan outcry – doing so twice, if you count the creation of the Animated Series. Like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, an American movie that represented the first time a television production had made the jump to the big screen (Yes, I know about the 1966 Batman, but this was shot and released in tandem with the TV show with a teleplay as shooting script.)
Or like Star Trek: The Next Generation, the first big-budget TV production to start in syndication, and the first to become no. 1 in syndication with its inaugural episode. Or Deep Space Nine, one of American TV’s most successful spinoffs, but more importantly the only show featuring an African-American lead on US airwaves at the time. Even Star Trek: Enterprise earned an interesting first as the first-ever prequel TV show.
Finally, in 2017, Star Trek: Discovery becomes the first mainstream network television program launched in online-only format.
Sometimes Star Trek Guide wonders if the Star Trek franchise will slowly disppear from the collective consciousness in the 21st century, the way former pop culture giants such as the Lone Ranger and Tarzan faded as relics of days gone by. The adaptation of this franchise to the times from the 1960s to present give one hope for Star Trek’s continuing vibrancy, but the excitement and satisfaction of fans really drives the show.
Fingers crossed for Discovery, and enjoy your time here at StarTrekGuide.com!