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Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 6:48PM EDT
Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who penned one of the best-ever Star Trek episodes, dies at 84
Ellison also wrote episodes of Babylon 5, The Outer Limits and the 1980s Twilight Zone TV series. But he's best remembered for writing the original Star Trek series episode "The City On The Edge Of Forever," which is widely considered one of the best if not the best of all theTrek franchise episodes. "Harlan Ellison: There was no one quite like him in American letters, and never will be," tweeted Stephen King. "Angry, funny, eloquent, hugely talented. If there's an afterlife, Harlan is already kicking a** and taking down names."
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery was legally required to redesign the Enterprise
Designer John Eaves explains why the CBS All Access version of the ship had to be 25% different from the Enterprise on Star Trek: The Original Series for legal reasons.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Forget the naysayers: Star Trek: Discovery delivered the strongest first Star Trek season since The Original Series
Since last night's finale of the CBS All Access series, Matt Zoller Seitz says "I’ve seen mostly expressions of disappointment or outright hostility, mingled with affection for certain characters, moments, and episodes. This baffles me." In fact, he says, Discovery's first season was so stellar that the series "could be one of the all-time greats if it plays its cards right," he says. "At its best, Discovery surprised and moved me in ways that very few freshman series manage to do. This show has brains, soul, and a big heart. There were missteps here and there, to be sure. But there always are in first seasons, and the ones seen here were minor compared to, say, those of The Next Generation, which became a classic eventually, but was tedious and hesitant until pretty deep into season two. Frankly, I’m having a hard time taking seriously any complaints about plausibility or too-easy resolutions — especially with regard to the finale — when nearly every episode of every Trek series that isn’t a cliff-hanger ends with things being wrapped up neatly with a surprise tactical maneuver or an impromptu peace treaty hammered out in a scene or two, usually by charismatic rule breakers who just improvise on the spot."