How Can Meyer Save Star Trek?

Fans have been, at best, mixed in their opinions about the most recent Star Trek offerings. Star Trek: Enterprise was, in my humble opinion, truly dreadful. I think I knew it was going to be dreadf…

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Why do I like Star Trek?

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ryesofthegeek

OK, so I’m sitting at home re-watching Season One of Star Trek The Next Generation and I’m generally finding the experience to be pretty terrible. And yet…and yet, there is something about Star Trek that I find utterly compelling, even when it’s bad. Just about the only incarnation of Star Trek that I’ve actually not really liked was Enterprise, but even that show had its moments.

So now I’m trying to justify what makes Star Trek special.  At it’s worst, Star Trek can be overly preachy, indulgently moral and high-minded and sometimes even a bit dull. So what is it that I connect with so much…

It’s inclusive.

IDIC man – it stands for Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, and cleverly outlines the humanist principles that underpin Star Trek. It’s the Vulcan philosophy of understanding and acceptance of differences, be they racial, philosophical or physical.

The original series had a…

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December Previews 2012

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Dunedin Comics' Blog

STK523039 ImageAnd so it passes that here we are at the end of another year, always marked by the release of a December Previews, which isn’t so bad a way to farewell the year that has been.   I’ve seen a number of December Previews over the years (going back to 1992!)  and what it reminds me is that I’m glad we get a Previews every month of the year, a small tease of things to come that give us something to look forward to.  The trick is also to make some time to enjoy the things we’ve been anticipating once they arrive (or living in the moment as they saying goes).

Enough of the waxing lyrical for the moment, on with the Previews preview!  We all know that the winter is a quieter time for the US comic industry, so no big events are kicking off just yet come February…

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Trailer: Star Trek Into Darkness

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Catecinem

Aw, crap. I was not a fan of the 2009 Star Trek reboot. (No, seriously, it was not good.) It was bad enough that J.J. Abrams wanted to turn Star Trek into Star Wars. (Not even good Star Wars. More like Attack of the Clones, except with incessant lens flare and a less interesting storyline.) Now he apparently wants Star Trek to be Star Wars‘ answer to The Dark Knight and  Inception. Don’t get me wrong: I loves me some Christopher Nolan. But one of the reasons I love the old Star Trek franchise is because it was distinctly Star Trek. Even when the The Motion Picture turned out to be Star Trek‘s answer to 2001: A Space Odyssey, it was still Star Trek. It could very well be that Abrams is trying to be all socially relevant…

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