Nichelle Nichols: Star Trek’s Uhura Dead at 89

Nichelle Nichols, who starred as Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series and in subsequent films, is dead at the age of 89. Star Trek fans owe a thank you to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If not for him, the actress would have walked away from the role that would make her famous. She was all set to return to the stage at the end of the first season. Nichols had taken the…

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Star Trek: Picard – Season 2

Star Trek: Picard sees the Starfleet veteran travel back in time to 2024 in order to prevent a divergence in the timeline and save the future. Season 2 of Picard pulls out all the stops with no shortages of actors reprising their roles. The first season brought back a few of the Enterprise crew as we saw what Picard was up to. This time around, he’s the chancellor of the Starfleet Academy as the season…

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – Season 1

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds features fan favorites as audiences explore the Enterprise‘s years under Christopher Pike’s command. “Space. The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before!” We hardly ever see the years under Christopher Pike’s (Anson Mount) command on screen. Recently, there is a brief glimpse…

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Star Trek: Discovery – Season 4

After becoming acquainted with the future, the Discovery crew faces their biggest threat yet in the fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery. But first: a wardrobe change! After taking over as captain at the end of the third season, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) leads the crew as the face the unknown. Burnham really grows this season–she’s not the character she was during the first season. But still, she’s having to make life-or-death decisions while in…

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Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3

After Commander Burnham and the Discovery crew jump 930 years into the future, Star Trek: Discovery has more room to play in season 3. The time jump is the single best thing about the third season. In taking the crew out of the pre-TOS timeline, it means no longer being restrained by the continuity. By going nearly 1000 years into the future, we’re now in a period that has never before been explored in Star…

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Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2

The second season of Star Trek: Discovery sees Captain Christopher Pike command as the crew searches for Michael Burnham’s brother, Spock. In many ways, the start of the second season calls back to Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock. Not in the sense that Spock (Ethan Peck) is dead but in Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) searching for her brother. This comes at the same time as seven mysterious red signals are appearing in different…

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Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1

The first season of Star Trek: Discovery marked the franchise’s long-awaited return to the small screen after a decade-plus absence. I went into Star Trek: Discovery knowing as little as possible so as to avoid spoiling myself. While I meant to start watching the series a few years back, it didn’t happen. It wasn’t until the recent convention in Chicago that I decided to make the trip into outer space. Plus, with the coming of…

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Star Trek Beyond Deconstructs The Franchise

Star Trek Beyond finds a way to take what we love about the Star Trek franchise and then break it down in a way audiences never see coming. Justin Lin is a life-long Star Trek fan so he is a perfect choice to take over for J.J. Abrams behind the camera. Meanwhile, cast member Simon Pegg is also a screenwriter for the film. One of the decisions that Pegg makes as a sceenwriter is make…

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Star Trek Into Darkness Has A Khan Problem

Star Trek Into Darkness contains as much action-packed fun as its predecessor but the problem lies in using Khan as a villain again. It’s going to come up at some point so better to get it out of the way sooner than later. We need to talk about Khan. Why was it so necessary to bring him back instead of coming up with a new villain? There’s such a big canvas to come up with…

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Star Trek: One of the Best Star Trek Movies Ever

Star Trek, the 2009 reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, is among the best Star Trek movies in the franchise’s cinematic history. For a few years there, the future for the franchise looked bleak. Following the box office and critical failure of Star Trek: Nemesis, a planned fifth Next Generation movie installment was scratched. Ratings plummeted quickly for Star Trek: Enterprise and the eighteen year franchise run on TV came to an end in 2005. Cut…

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