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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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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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Gender Roles In Star Trek Next Generation

In ‘66 a series “Star Trek” was crafted. It’s author, Gene Roddenberry, didn’t create the show to be a science fiction show. The show was much intense than that. It wasn’t just about finding new planets and people. It was … Continue reading

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Best Star Trek Books (Part V)

Ishmael by Barbara Hambly Barbara Hambly takes Star Trek for a comedy spin with western flavor in this ‘85 novel. It’s inspired by the television program, Here Come the Brides which was on from ’68 to ’70. The story also contains several funny … Continue reading

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Best Star Trek Books (Part IV)

How Much for Just the Planet? by John M. Ford This Star Trek book from ‘87 is an unique work of comic mastermind. It’s similar in tone to some of the timeless comedy episodes. If you are a Star Trek fan, especially … Continue reading

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Best Star Trek Books (Part III)

Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda N. McIntyre James T. Kirk is the youngest man to be put into the rank of captain in the history of the Federation. His crew is comprised of a first officer who sees him … Continue reading

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