Fan fiction can be a term used as a derogatory tag for shaming some writers. But it needn't be. There are dozens of media tie-ins published annually Media tie-ins are like fan fiction stories for which the author is paid by the rights holders; i.e., Star Trek novels, Star Wars novels, etc. I'm finding fan… Continue reading Fan Fiction
Waking up to Donald Trump's victory elicited a combination of anger, sadness and disappointment. Hate and fear and division won the day. Fifty years after its advent, the bright, inclusive future that Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek promised seems more distant in the aftermath of yesterday's election. It's also more imperative a goal now than before.
What a pleasant surprise to find out that an old, favourite Star Trek game is coming back through gog.com. It's funny to realize that almost as much time has passed between this game's release and now as the 25 years between Star Trek's premiere and the game's release in 1992. I played the hell out of Star Trek:… Continue reading Star Trek: 25th Anniversary revisited
A few years ago, the idea of watching Star Trek fan films would have had me laughing. My first thought would have been of the kids from Galaxy Quest making a film in someone's basement or garage. But then at a 2005 convention in Toronto I got a look at Star Trek: New Voyages' episode… Continue reading New Star Trek
Star Trek celebrated its 47th anniversary on September 8. And while I wasn't around on the day the first episode aired, I can remember Star Trek as a constant in my life from some of my earliest days. I can still remember being around 5 or 6 and having a gold, Captain Kirk shirt, with… Continue reading Star Trek for me
Saw Star Trek: Into Darkness, and It was very big and loud and explosive and dramatic. Those are the good points. But I'd still rate it closer to the bottom out of 11 movies. Definitely Above Final Frontier, Generations, and Insurrection. Above Nemesis too, but below the rest. So that's 7th best out 11, based… Continue reading Trek into Abrams
Star Trek needs an RPG, deep character development, and a story. The reason most Star Trek games fail is that the game developers and publishers don't recognize what makes Star Trek Star Trek. Star Trek has action, and ideas, and morality lessons. But more than that it has great characters that interact and form friendships… Continue reading What Star Trek games need