Ethics of Trek: Should Janeway Have Saved Tuvix?

The Episode: ‘Tuvix’ – Voyager, Season 2, Episode 24 The Dilemma: The USS Voyager is stranded in a remote region of space.  During a freak transporter accident, the ship’s tactical officer (Lieutenant Commander Tuvok) and their local guide (Neelix) are converted into a single being. Calling himself Tuvix, this being shares the memories of both NeelixContinue reading “Ethics of Trek: Should Janeway Have Saved Tuvix?”

Star Trek Crew Builder: Medical Professionals

Welcome to the first in a series of articles wherein I attempt to build the ideal crew for a ship, using characters from the many variations of Star Trek. To be a candidate, all you need is to be a series regular on one of Star Trek‘s TV incarnations, from The Original Series onwards. Space is a dangerousContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: Medical Professionals”

Faith of the Heart: Celebrating Twenty Years of Star Trek: Enterprise

On September 26th 2001, Star Trek went where it had never been before. To a prequel, chronicling the voyages of the first starship Enterprise in the middle of the twenty-second century. A hundred years before Kirk, and two hundred before the trio of shows that had just finished their epic fourteen year journey. The show ranContinue reading “Faith of the Heart: Celebrating Twenty Years of Star Trek: Enterprise”

SPOILER ALERT! It’s Okay To Know Things

This week, Star Trek announced via their official channels that Annie Wershing would be appearing in upcoming episodes as the Borg Queen. This excites me for two reasons. One: any mention of the Borg and I get excited. They’re one of Star Trek’s greatest inventions. Two, Wershing will be the third actress to portray theContinue reading “SPOILER ALERT! It’s Okay To Know Things”

TBR & BEYOND: August 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of TBR & BEYOND, a new regular feature where I take a look at my TBR, run through my reading plans for the month ahead, and talk about science-fiction related things I’m excited about for the coming month. A fair bit of this is similar to the previous month, butContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: August 2021”

TBR and Beyond: June 2021

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts entitled TBR and beyond. On the last of the year, I make a list of all the science fiction material coming out in the year ahead. You can find the 2021 version by clicking on this link. The problem is that publication dates shift aroundContinue reading “TBR and Beyond: June 2021”

TV REVIEW: Vagrant Queen

Starring: Adriyan Rae, Tim Rozon, Alex McGregor, Paul du Toit Seasons: 1 Episodes: 10 Genre: Space Opera, Comedy Broadcaster: SyFy First Aired: 2020 Verdict: 5/5 Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A renegade royal in hiding, a brilliant mechanic, and a charming rogue team up to fight an evil space empire. On the faceContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Vagrant Queen”

BOOK REVIEW: Rosetta, by Dave Stern

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 4 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF/Space Opera Pages: 407 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 5/5 Enterprise has been recalled to Earth for a meeting that will make history, but first they have one final mission. The Confederacy is an ancientContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Rosetta, by Dave Stern”

BOOK REVIEW: The Expanse, by J.M. Dillard

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Based on a Screenplay By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga Era: Enterprise, Seasons 2-3 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 247 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5   Earth has been attacked. A probe from regions unknown has devastated the western hemisphere. RecalledContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Expanse, by J.M. Dillard”

BOOK REVIEW: Daedalus, by Dave Stern

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 2 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 326 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 While investigating a spatial anomaly, Enterprise is boarded by hostile alien soldiers. Watching helplessly, Trip and Hoshi escape, only to find themselves pulled into a war thatContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Daedalus, by Dave Stern”