Star Trek

  • Title: Star Trek Into Darkness
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Star Trek Into DarknessThe follow-up to director J.J. Abrams2009 relaunching of the Star Trek franchise is a mostly disappointing affair that cribs heavily off other films, including one of the franchise’s own, in an attempt to offer a sophomoric version of what is generally considered the best of the original franchise. It’s nearly impossible to discuss the film in any length, or its myriad of problems, without giving away a few of its secrets. So after a few broad points about Star Trek Into Darkness you’ll forgive me I move dangerously into spoiler territory.

One of the real disappointments with the first film was the numerous logic holes that plagued the story. This film has to build on that shaky foundation while introducing a host of new questionable story elements. You have to look no further than the movie’s opening sequence which involves the U.S.S. Enterprise hiding underwater on a planet where the natives have no knowledge of extraterrestrial life while performing a mission whose sole purpose seems to be to get Kirk in hot water with Starfleet Command (and give us an incredibly unsubtle nod to Raiders of the Lost Ark in the process).

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on April 21, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Star Trek: Into Darkness
  • IMDB: link

We now have our first full-length trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness. Chris PineZachary QuintoZoe SaldanaKarl UrbanSimon PeggAnton YelchinJohn Cho, and Bruce Greenwood all return to take on the new big bad (Benedict Cumberbatch). Peter WellerTom Archdeacon, and Alice Eve (as Dr. Carol Marcus) also star. Star Trek: Into Darkness opens in theaters on May 17th.

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Trekkies Q-Pop Figures

by Alan Rapp on February 16, 2013

in Toys & Collectibles

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Quantum Mechanix is set to release a new series of 4.5in. PVC Trekkies Q-Pop Figures featuring Captain Kirk, Lt. Uhura, and Commander Spock. Each will run you about $20 a piece and all are available for pre-order.

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on December 6, 2012

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Star Trek: Into Darkness
  • IMDB: link

We now have our first teaser for Star Trek: Into Darkness, and, apparently, Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Bane. There’s been much hullabullo across the Internet about whether the actor is or is not playing Khan Noonien Singh in the Star Trek sequel, but the similarities to Tom Hardy‘s villain from The Dark Knight Rises in this trailer are a little hard to ignore. Whatever the name of his character, it appears Cumberbatch is Starfleet’s reckoning. Chris PineZachary QuintoZoe SaldanaKarl UrbanSimon PeggAnton YelchinJohn Cho, and Bruce Greenwood all return. Alice Eve and Peter Weller also star. Star Trek: Into Darkness opens in theaters on May 17th.

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Reason #49 Why I Love DS9 – Kor

by Alan Rapp on November 1, 2012

in Top Tens & Lists

KorThere are many reasons why I love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and why it remains my favorite of the Star Trek franchise.

Reason #49: Kor

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Bat’leth Letter Opener

by Alan Rapp on September 22, 2012

in Toys & Collectibles

Because who doesn’t want to tear into their mail like a Klingon warrior? You can get your very own 8in. Star Trek Bat’leth Letter Opener for the low, low price of $25.

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Reason #28 Why I Love DS9 – The Wire

by Alan Rapp on August 5, 2012

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“”Of all the stories you told me, which ones were true and which ones weren’t?”
“My dear Doctor, they’re all true… especially the lies.”

ds-9-the-wireThere are many reasons why I love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and why it remains my favorite of the Star Trek franchise.

Reason #28: The Wire

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“You can pulp a story, but you cannot destroy an idea! Don’t you understand, that’s ancient knowledge. You cannot destroy an idea! That future, I created it, and it’s real!”

There are many reasons why I love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and why it remains my favorite of the Star Trek franchise.

Reason #8: Far Beyond the Stars

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“A child, a moron, a failure, and a psychopath. Quite a little team you’ve put together.”
magnificent-ferengiThere are many reasons why I love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and why it remains my favorite of the Star Trek franchise.

Reason #42: The Magnificent Ferengi

Over the years there have been several remakes and homages to The Seven Samurai, most notably The Magnificent Seven. Never has a more unlikely group of heroes been assembled than in “The Magnificent Frerengi.”

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Reason #51 Why I Love DS9 – Shadowplay

by Alan Rapp on January 11, 2012

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ShadowplayThere are many reasons why I love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and why it remains my favorite of the Star Trek franchise.

Reason #51: Shadowplay

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