Goodbye Christmas Vacation, Hello 2018

Happy New Year, folks. 2018 is here, and none too soon as far as I am concerned. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a fresh start. I did, however, enjoy being on vacation since December 21. Christmastime is my favorite part of the year, despite how busy it can be. This year,…

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…

Twenty Years Burning down the Road

Two decades ago, on August 21, 1997, I launched the original incarnation of this site. First hosted on aol.com, Star Trek: The Film Frontier initially focused on the making of the Trek movies. There were eight of them in 1997. In 2017, there are thirteen, with more eventually to come, I’m sure. Back then, I…

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…