Boldly Going: The Naked Time/The Enemy Within

1 Nov

It’s been weeks since I’ve written an installment of Boldly Going, and it sucks to be away. Unfortunately, when life careens out of control and a newly-mobile baby demands every minute of your attention, it’s the overly-ambitious Star Trek experiment that’s the first to go.

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Watch a Trailer for The Con of Wrath

20 Oct

An independent filmmaker and Star Trek fan by the name of Larry Nemecek (who bills himself as the “Universe’s Renowned Star Trek Authority,” a claim that is difficult to substantiate) is attempting to produce a new documentary about the now-infamous 1982 Ultimate Fantasy convention, which featured one of the first convention gatherings of the entire Original Series cast. Apparently, things went disastrously wrong. Get a sense of it in the trailer after the jump: Continue reading

Boldly Going: Where No Man Has Gone Before

17 Oct

So, the title of this column pays off just four episodes in. It’s all downhill from here.

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OMG, Spock Is Totally Gay

17 Oct

Yes, Zachary Quinto has come out as a gay man.

I’m happy he’s willing to go public with this. Now let’s move on. I’m much more interested in an announcement about the new Star Trek movie coming out.

Seth Macfarlane Wants to Reboot Star Trek

17 Oct

Between Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, Seth Macfarlane doesn’t need any more shows on the air. And he certainly doesn’t need any more money. But now he’s on the very long list of people who want to reboot Star Trek for television.

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Boldly Going: The Man Trap/Charlie X

15 Sep

Originally published January 26, 2010 at

When Star Trek’s original pilot “The Cage” was scrapped for being too slow and talky, NBC actually did something unprecedented: they ordered a second pilot of the same show. So, the producers went back to the drawing board and retooled Star Trek, giving the show a slightly different vibe (though not really), several new faces and, best of all, a brand new captain. Star Trek got a second lease on life with that new pilot.

“The Man Trap” is not that episode.

For whatever reason, NBC decided not to air Star Trek’s second pilot as the series’ premiere. Instead, they ran this solid whodunit (the sixth show produced) which dropped us right on board the U.S.S. Enterprise and let us fend for ourselves. Continue reading

J.J. Abrams Officially On Board for Star Trek Sequel

15 Sep

Sure, we all thought this was already a forgone conclusion — in fact, I’ll bet there are plenty of people who didn’t realize it wasn’t a done deal — but it’s now official that J.J. Abrams will be returning to direct the sequel to his 2009 Star Trek reboot. Continue reading