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
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Ellen DeGeneres, George Takei and Other Stars Celebrate Supreme Court's 'Historic' Ruling for LGBTQ Workers' Rights
Celebrities, activists and politicians took to social media on Monday to celebrate the landmark Supreme Court decision that protects LGBTQ+ Americans from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil ...Source: thewrap.com
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The Big Bang Theory would often sneak gifts sent from fans into the show so they could feature in the series...Source: metro.co.uk
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No Trek movie was placed in a more unenviable position than Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, tasked with following up Nicholas Meyer’s The Wrath of Khan in ...Source: flickeringmyth.com
On this Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at Star Trek: Voyager’s Latent Image. We open up with the Doctor being up to his normally creepy habits...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Renowned graphic artist BossLogic has given Captain Planet an Avengers: Infinity War twist in a new poster featuring the Infinity Gauntlet...Source: cbr.com
In the finest cooperative video games, the fun comes from players learning to work together like a well-oiled machine, but only a few special co-op games can make ...Source: screenrant.com
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William Shatner is using cannabis extracts to treat his “aches and pains” brought on by age...Source: pressandjournal.co.uk
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On Saturday, the day before what would have been Prince's 62nd birthday, his estate shared a handwritten note from the "Kiss" singer on Instagram pertaining to intolerance...Source: foxnews.com
Now it’s time for Star Trek’s third season premiere Spock’s Brain. An episode so heinous that everyone seems to hate it. Will I? Let’s find out...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Fans worried that the current Coronavirus pandemic would end up canceling the annual get together of Trekkies in Las Vegas, fear not...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Nowadays, posting something on social media platforms is like going through a minefield...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
Star Trek: The Next Generation actress Marina Sirtis kicked a social media hornet's nest when, amid the call for racial justice that has gripped much of the United States ...Source: comicbook.com
Star Trek: The Next Generation's Enterprise employed sea animals for their navigation department. The U.S.S. Enterprise has always been a progressive workplace environment...Source: screenrant.com
DC’sStargirl continues to tease the next generation of the Injustice Society of America by revealing yet another legacy character from the DC Universe - the son of Icicle...Source: screenrant.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!