For Love of the Trek

Becoming a Trekkie Though I grew up watching and enjoying Star Trek in reruns, I did not become an obsessive fan until I was 11-years-old. Until that point, my loyalties rested primarily with Star Wars. By 1986, however, the Star Wars film franchise had already started a self-induced coma from which it would not emerge for…

Remember

While the Pastimescapes blog continues to be on an indefinite hiatus, I feel I should take a few moments as a lifelong Star Trek fan to capture a few thoughts on Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on Friday at the age of 83. The night he died, I decided to watch Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home…

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: After The Movie

WARNING: This post contains major plot spoilers and assumes you have already seen Star Trek Into Darkness. For a perspective with only minimal spoilers, see my formal review. One of my favorite things to do after a movie, especially an event movie like Star Trek Into Darkness, is to discuss the plot details with friends…

Abrams’ Star Trek dominates box office

According to Trek Today, the eleventh Star Trek movie has made $104 million in its first week of release in the United States. This means that the film has already made more money in a single week than nine of the ten previous Star Trek movies made throughout their entire theatrical runs. Star Trek IV: The…