With J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, the long-running franchise is less interested in exploring new worlds, and weighing moral choices, and more focused on blowing things up.
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A Boston resident, Spinoff’s Anna Pinkert reflects on the Marathon bombing, the good that people have done in the wake of the tragedy, and why myth matters.
With the increasing popularity of dramas like Game of Thrones, Mad Men and The Walking Dead, self-contained episodes are becoming a thing of the past as networks, and viewers, embrace sprawling multi-season plots.
Spinoff’s Anna Pinkert offers four suggestions for how to get your friends, co-workers and loved ones to watch your favorite television shows (or read your favorite comics) without driving them crazy.
President Obama’s recent “Jedi mind meld” flub, and his humorous attempt to correct it, reminds us that from the White House to the Pentagon to Buckingham Palace, nerds hold the seats of power and influence.
Appearing at Emerald City Comicon, Patrick Stewart discussed auditioning for the role of Captain Picard, his favorite episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and returning to the X-Men franchise with Days of Future Past.
After yesterday’s Fringe finale, I’ve found myself thinking of what a good final episode needs in order to fully satisfy the expectations of its viewers (and especially the long-term fans). Surely it’s something more than just tying up all the loose ends, right…?
CBS’s Big Bang Theory welcomes back Star Trek: The Next Generation stars Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton for upcoming appearances on the geeky sitcom.
There’s only one rational response to celebrating today’s 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and that’s to sit yourself down and watch at least one episode. But where to start?
No matter what you may feel about the pleasures (or lack thereof) of Star Trek: The Next Generation the television show, I think it’d be fair to say that everyone can agree that the TNG movies were somewhat lacking, at best (With the exception of First Contact). What went wrong when scaling the series up to the big screen?
The amount of time between the eras of the original Star Trek and The Next Generation would, on the face of it, suggest that fans of the former series would be disappointed if they hoped to see characters from the former show up in the latter. Of course, in the worlds of science fiction, everything is possible, leading to these five crossovers between the old and the then-new designed to celebrate the franchise’s history.
With the twenty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation just three weeks away, it’s time to think about what the series contributed towards Trek lore as a whole. After all, it wasn’t just the first successful Trek television series (The first series may have created the mythology, inspired a fandom and led to all that followed, but it still found itself cancelled twice, remember), but the series that rebuilt the universe for the two series that followed. So, what did TNG do with that opportunity? Here are five suggestions.