Tag Archives: Star Trek

“Star Trek: DS9” & International Development

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, PopMatters is running a series of articles about the franchise. I wrote a piece about Deep Space Nine and the politics of international development. I argue that the show takes a surprisingly nuanced approach to foreign … Continue reading

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Star Trek Beyond (part 2)

In Part 1 of my review, I focused on how Star Trek Beyond handles the characters of Kirk and Spock. In Part 2, I address problems with the villain Krall… Unfortunately, like its predecessors, Star Trek Beyond struggles when it comes … Continue reading

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Star Trek Beyond (part 1)

Star Trek Beyond is a sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, but it takes greater effort than either of those two films to root itself in the spirit of The Original Series. Beyond is first and foremost an action film, yet it’s not … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness is a decent enough action film, but it’s not a good “Star Trek” film. On the level of pure spectacle, I probably enjoyed this film more than the 2009 reboot. However, Into Darkness suffers from basic storytelling … Continue reading

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Star Trek (2009)

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is easily the most polished Star Trek movie ever made. It looks great. Abrams moves the story along at such a brisk pace that it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement. The new actors step into the iconic … Continue reading

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Live Long and Prosper, Spock

According to The New York Times, Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock in the original Star Trek series, has passed away. Perhaps more than any other single actor, Nimoy helped make Star Trek a global phenomenon. He took on … Continue reading

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Commander Riker to direct the next Star Trek film?

Roberto Orci is no loner slated to direct the next Star Trek film. Given that has never directed anything and that his script for Star Trek Into Darkness was abysmal, this is good news for Trek fans. Now, there is a movement to … Continue reading

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