The Lost Star Trek Films

Several years ago Pocket published two Star Trek scriptbooks, one containing every Q script, the other containing Seven of Nine scripts. I gather neither book sold very well, and we haven’t seen other scriptbooks since. The problem with the scriptbooks, I think, is that there’s nothing really new and unique about them. The episodes willContinue reading “The Lost Star Trek Films”

Star Trek VI and what might have been

I have a long memory. Sometimes it can even come in handy, like when a thread today on TrekBBS asked about Walter Koenig’s proposed story for Star Trek VI. I’m not sure where I heard or read about Koenig’s story, or how I even knew the title. Perhaps I’ve always known it was entitled “InContinue reading “Star Trek VI and what might have been”

Alternity! Once again to Centauri dear friends.

On Friday, October 11, 2002 Michael Edward Johnson wrote: I have read Star Charts and it is great. However some included information has once again raised a question in my mind. There is a chart that lists the founding memebers of the Federation as Earth, Vulcan, Andoria, Tellar and Alpha Centauri. Okay what does theContinue reading “Alternity! Once again to Centauri dear friends.”

The thirty second story

I’ve seen this on two blogs recently, such as James Bow‘s–take a short story and run it through MS Word’s Auto Summary feature. I’ve taken “Memorial Day,” an entry I wrote for Pocket’s Strange New Worlds VI contest, and condensed its 7500 word length to under a hundred: “Thanks.” “Claire Keefe.” “Jake Sisko.” Claire nodded.Continue reading “The thirty second story”

Recent Ramblings

Pocket’s Strange New Worlds contest for this year closes on Tuesday, and I made four submissions this year. I liked this year’s batch of stories. One I’ve mentioned before, about Wesley Crusher and the man he replaced at the Enterprise-D’s conn. Another was about Robin Lefler and her nightmares. The third story was about EzriContinue reading “Recent Ramblings”

On the Borg and other stuff

This isn’t a comprehensive compendium of my thoughts on the Borg, which I may or may not write later as time allows. Jay Hailey wrote: How would assimilated “Drones” be controlled? And still retain their own identity underneath? I think the drones’ original identities are semi-aware of their status. They simply cannot do anything aboutContinue reading “On the Borg and other stuff”

On Why Spock Isn't Spock Anymore

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan received a DVD “director’s cut” treatment this week. Most Star Trek fans consider this the best film of the series. While I’ve always loved Star Trek II and have fond memories of going to see it with my father in the summer of ’82, I count Nick Meyer’sContinue reading “On Why Spock Isn't Spock Anymore”