The outlook is bleak. This week’s episode was “The Mark of Gideon,” an improbably stupid examination of overpopulation. The only positive comment I could muster was a Settlers of Catan reference, so watch at your own risk. I got a head-start on “That Which Survives,” and I’m starting to flounder. When the season opened we had “The Enterprise Incident” and […]
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Wondering where the ’60s went? Just look at that screencap. This week’s Star Trek Re-Watch is “Elaan of Troyius,” a kind of cross between the Helen of Troy story and Antony and Cleopatra–only with skimpier outfits and even more chauvinism. Hoorah!
The Thanksgiving weekend has made me fall behind on so many things… Let’s see–there have been two new Star Trek Re-Watches over at The Viewscreen: “Day of the Dove” and “For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.” The former is kind of like an afterschool special (war is wrong!), while the latter has some gorgeous sets […]
Flimsy plotting, self-contradictory logic, and some truly low-budget setpieces all make this week’s outing–”Spectre of the Gun“–a mediocre effort. That said, the surrealist art direction (from the red sky to the unfinished buildings) and delightfully hammy Western vibe are charming in their own way and worth the viewing. It did make me want to watch some good Westerns, though…
Another winner this week with “Is There in Truth No Beauty?” Diana Muldaur pulls off both a fabulous wardrobe and an exceptional performance as a blind woman (spoilers don’t count for a 40-year-old show). I really enjoyed this one–it was elegantly executed, thoughtful, and moving. The directing, however, is such that the above screencap is one of the better shots […]
This week in “And the Children Shall Lead”: possessed kids kill their parents and try to take over the Enterprise. The worst thing I can say about it is that I had very little to say about it–apparently it was an attempt to remake “Miri” (which suddenly looks better than I remember it…), but of course anything Fred Freiberger touches […]
Eugene and I have a new re-watch of “The Paradise Syndrome” over at The Viewscreen. If the screencap above doesn’t tell you all you need to know, I can’t imagine what I could add. Read it here.
If you were planning to tune out for Season 3, don’t! “The Enterprise Incident” was outstanding and a welcome splash of color on the bleak vista that awaits us. It also features one of the strongest female characters in the original series. (I know that sounds like a low bar, but trust me.) The review is up over at The […]
Hi everyone! I know it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter (summer? fall?), but the Star Trek Re-Watch is back–at it’s new home, TheViewscreen.com! We’re kicking things off with the third season and the most universally reviled episode of them all: “Spock’s Brain.” We watch it so you don’t have to! But you should watch it, so we don’t feel […]
…not really. I went on vacation, which meant becoming very behind on blogging in general. But in the meantime I’ve posted a number of things to Tor.com: Re-watches for “The Immunity Syndrome” and “A Private Little War” are both up. The former I’ve already forgotten–it was that unmemorable–while the latter was easily the most gender-regressive episode of the series so […]