STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Launches a Promising New Adventure

Television Series: Star Trek: Discovery Episode #1: “The Vulcan Hello” | Episode #2: “Battle at the Binary Stars” USA Release Date: September 24, 2017 Written By: Episode #1: Bryan Fuller & Akiva Goldsman (Teleplay); Bryan Fuller & Alex Kurtzman (Story) | Episode #2: Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts (Teleplay); Bryan Fuller (Story) Music Composed By: Jeff Russo…

AXS TV to feature Elvis documentaries in August

North American television network AXS TV will feature multiple Elvis Presley documentaries next month, including the 2000 “Special Edition” version of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (1970) as well as Elvis On Tour (1972). Providing a glimpse of the real Elvis, That’s The Way It Is features the singer in rehearsals and on stage for his…

Bonk-Bonk on the Head If You Dislike STAR TREK: “Miri”

Television Series: Star Trek Episode #12: “Miri” USA Airdate: October 27, 1966 (#8) Written By: Adrian Spies Music Composed By: Alexander Courage Directed By: Vincent McEveety Running Time: 50 Minutes Rapid Reviewpoints Story: 9 (out of 10) Performances: 10 Visual Style: 10 Music: 10 Overall: 10 Verdict: Must See Comments: Though the logic of the episode cannot hold up under close scrutiny, “Miri” turns out to be– Blah,…

Keep a Close Watch on STAR TREK’s “Dagger of the Mind” Neural Neutralizer

Television Series: Star Trek Episode #11: “Dagger of the Mind” USA Airdate: November 3, 1966 (#9) Written By: S. Bar-David (Shimon Wincelberg) Music Composed By: Alexander Courage Directed By: Vincent McEveety Running Time: 50 Minutes Rapid Reviewpoints Story: 5 (out of 10) Performances: 5 Visual Style: 8 Music: 8 Overall: 6 Verdict: Worth Watching Comments: The story meanders and Morgan Woodward (Doctor Simon Van Gelder) overacts, but…

STAR TREK Asks, “What Are Little Girls Made Of?”

Television Series: Star Trek Episode #10: “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” USA Airdate: October 20, 1966 (#7) Written By: Robert Bloch Music Composed By: Fred Steiner Directed By: James Goldstone Running Time: 50 Minutes Rapid Reviewpoints Story: 7 (out of 10) Performances: 8 Visual Style: 7 Music: 10 Overall: 8 Verdict: Must See Comments: This is one of those Star Trek episodes that feels like it…

Watch STAR TREK’s Take on THE ENEMY BELOW In “Balance of Terror”

Television Series: Star Trek Episode #9: “Balance of Terror” USA Airdate: December 15, 1966 (#14) Written By: Paul Schneider Music Composed By: Fred Steiner Directed By: Vincent McEveety Running Time: 50 Minutes Rapid Reviewpoints Story: 8 (out of 10) Performances: 10 Visual Style: 10 Music: 10 Overall: 9 Verdict: Must See Comments: For years, “Balance of Terror” reigned as my favorite Star Trek episode. Back in January, I…

It’s a Good Life, “Charlie X”

Television Series: Star Trek Episode #8: “Charlie X” USA Airdate: September 15, 1966 (#2) Written By: D.C. Fontana (Teleplay) and Gene Roddenberry (Story) Music Composed By: Fred Steiner Directed By: Lawrence Dobkin Running Time: 50 Minutes Rapid Reviewpoints Story: 8 (out of 10) Performances: 10 Visual Style: 10 Music: 9 Overall: 9 Verdict: Must See Comments: In many ways, “Charlie X” is but a new spin on…