BOUNDY AWARDS 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been quite a remarkable year. Most of the news has been on the negative end of the spectrum, but I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that. But while we have all been trapped indoors as a result of society collapsing around us, we’veContinue reading “BOUNDY AWARDS 2020”

BOOK REVIEW: To Brave the Storm, by Michael A. Martin

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise Series: The Romulan War (#2) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 334 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 4/5 Earth and Romulus are at war, and the Coalition of Planets has been shattered. As Captain Archer fights one losing battle afterContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: To Brave the Storm, by Michael A. Martin”

BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 566 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 The Romulan Star Empire has declared open war against the Coalition of Planets. Built on shaky foundations, this young alliance of worlds has little hope of standingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin”

BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 475 Publication Date: 2008 Verdict: 5/5 The Romulan Star Empire wages a secret war against the nascent Coalition of Planets. Haunted by piracy and split by hidden agendas, the Coalition may be overContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels”

BOOK REVIEW: Full Circle, by Kirsten Beyer

-this review contains major spoilers. Proceed with caution- Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voager: Full Circle (#1) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 561 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 A year after Kathryn Janeway led her ship and its crew back to the Alpha Quadrant, Starfleet prepares for the next mission of the USS Voyager.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Full Circle, by Kirsten Beyer”

TV REVIEW: Blake’s 7

Cast: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell, Jacqueline Pearce, Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Steven Pacey, Joesette Simon, David Jackson, Glynis Barber Seasons: 4 Episodes: 52 Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: BBC First Aired: 1978-1981 Verdict: 5/5 Wrapping up my boxsets of classic science fiction TV shows that I got last Christams comes Blake’s 7,Continue reading “TV REVIEW: Blake’s 7”

BOOK REVIEW: The Latter Fire, by James Swallow

-this review contains mild spoilers, continue at your own risk- Era: The Original Series/The Animated Series Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Social SF Pages: 384 Publication Date: 10/03/2016 Verdict: 5/5 Kirk and the Enterprise are on a mission to initiate diplomatic relations with a newly-spacefaring species. But when they arrive for the talks, they find thatContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Latter Fire, by James Swallow”

STAR TREK DAY 2020: Why You Should Watch Star Trek

It’s been 54 years since Star Trek debuted on televison, and it has been with us in one form or another pretty much solidly since then. But for those who aren’t yet invested, a franchise with almost a thousand episodes can be daunting. Don’t worry though, because almost every episode can be watched with veryContinue reading “STAR TREK DAY 2020: Why You Should Watch Star Trek”

TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1

Cast: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Don Lake Episodes: 10 Genre: Comedy, Hard SF Broadcaster: Netflix First Aired: 29/05/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Inspired by the terrible idea of the same name, Space Force is the latest in a series of new SF-based comedies hitting our screens. Following the naturalContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1”

TV REVIEW: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Cast: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Sila, Mel Blanc, Tim O’Connor, Thom Christopher, Jay Garner, Wilfrid Hyde-White Seasons: 2 Episodes: 32 Genre: Time Travel, Space Opera Broadcaster: NBC First Aired: 1979-1981 Verdict: 3/5 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is the epitome of cheese. It’s a glorious, nonsensical world of ham acting, scantily clad women,Continue reading “TV REVIEW: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”