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…

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…

Second Star to the Right…

Two years can go by in a flash or, dare I say, in the wink of an eye. In the wee hours of the morning on August 31, 2006, while surfing for interesting news stories to mention here on The Film Frontier, I found a newly posted article on StarTrek.com that I could hardly believe.…

Galloping Around the Cosmos

Wow, I can still hardly believe it. Star Trek has a new cast. I know, it may not seem like such a novel concept anymore to announce a new Star Trek cast. In the last twenty years, we’ve had four new casts prior to this one. This is different, though. This cast simply isn’t playing…