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The Similarities Between Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5

During the past two decades, fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5 have noticed numerous similarities between the popular science-fiction shows. Such comparisons were inevitable, given the debate involving the two series’ genesis. It truly doesn’t matter which … Continue reading

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Intriguing Facts About Original Star Trek Characters (Part III)

Lieutenant Commander Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy DeForest Kelley, who played Lieutenant Commander Leonard “Bones” McCoy, the Enterprise‘s chief medical officer and one of Kirk’s confidants, almost wasn’t in the original Star Trek series. When he was offered the part, he didn’t want it. Although … Continue reading

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Intriguing Facts About Original Star Trek Characters (Part II)

Commander Spock Leonard Nimoy, who played Commander Spock, created the Spock’s Vulcan salute and Spock’s Vulcan “nerve pinch.” In “Amok Time,” Nimoy presents the Vulcan salute when Spock comes into contact with the matriarch of his home planet, Vulcan. The … Continue reading

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Intriguing Facts About Original Star Trek Characters (Part I)

The first Star Trek aired from 1966 to 1969. Now, some of its concepts are laughable, like a computer devoted entirely to library holdings. Other notions are downright sexist, like the miniskirts female officers and enlisted personnel had to wear as part … Continue reading

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Original Star Trek Characters Who Can Be a Part of Star Trek: Discovery (Part IV)

Sulu This really feels quite likely. Even if Sulu isn’t referenced or isn’t in the final two episodes of Discovery’s second season, the idea that he’s already on the Enterprise feels right. In, “Brother,” the first episode of Discovery’s second season, Stamets says he knows an … Continue reading

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Original Star Trek Characters Who Can Be a Part of Star Trek: Discovery (Part II)

Nurse Chapel Legendarily, Majel Barrett played not only Number One in “The Cage,” and Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation, but Nurse Chapel as well in the Original Series. There is no specific date when Nurse Chapel joins the USS … Continue reading

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Original Star Trek Characters Who Can Be a Part of Star Trek: Discovery (Part III) 301 words

Kelso Right next to Mitchell in “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” was Lee Kelso. In some ways, this dude was destined to become one of Trek’s very first “red shirt” even though he was sporting a kind of off-salmon … Continue reading

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Original Star Trek Characters Who Can Be a Part of Star Trek: Discovery (Part I)

Star Trek: Discovery just launched yet another band of adventurers into far-out of space to try to find new life and new civilizations. Set almost 10 years before Kirk and his crew started their five-year mission, the show is both … Continue reading

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The Future of Star Trek According to Alex Kurtzman

  Alex Kurtzman is walking that fine line of making Star Trek that both the back in the day fans and the new Trekkie fans can enjoy. In an interview, Kurtzman stated that everybody, including the older folks, must be incorporated with the … Continue reading

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Essay: Star Trek: TNG “The Measure of a Man”

Based on my interpretation of Hasker, the viewpoint of the body or mind issue that was shown by Piccard in the synopsis from Star Trek: The Next Generation was the Dualism view. Picard said, “Data has rights, amongst them the … Continue reading

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