Weekly Geeky Question #27: Fictional Planets of Choice

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #27, and this week’s question is:

Aside from earth, what planets originating from Star War, from Star Trek and from comic books would I choose to live on?

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Who’s nerdy enough to know which world this is?

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Essential Viewing (sort of)

Which episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation are necessary for the story to make sense?

A while ago, I saw a blog post in which someone listed all the episodes of the original series of Star Trek which were “rendered canonical” by the later movies…in other words, which ones contained elements (aside from the regular characters or the Enterprise) which later featured in the theatrical films.

I found this exercise to be a bit arbitrary, but of course still fun in a time-killing bloggy sort of way, and it put me in mind of the question I’m tackling here.  Namely, starting with the last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (ie. the conclusion of the story) which episodes do we have to include in order to tell a cohesive overall story…at least, as cohesive as the show ever got?  I resolved to find out.

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Weekly Geeky Question #16: Best Starfleet Uniforms

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #16, and this week’s question is really just a continuation of last week’s:

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What is my countdown of the worst-to-best Starfleet uniforms in the history of Star Trek?

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Weekly Geeky Question #13: All-Star Enterprise Crew

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #13, and this week’s questions is…

Who is on my All-Star Enterprise crew?

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Weekly Geeky Question #2 – Star Trek Captains

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #2, and this week’s questions is…

Who is the best Star Trek captain?

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47 Movie Blogs #8 – Thirteen Best Star Trek Movies

The title is a bit of a joke, of course.  There are only 13 Star Trek films.  At least, if you only count the official films produced by the rights-holders, and not fan works.  Then there’s lots more.

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Star Trek Beyond [Take My House and Make it Fly]

When I saw Star Trek Into Darkness a few years ago, I came away feeling that it was an enjoyable and entertaining adventure that was good fun to watch.  I haven’t seen it since, so I can neither confirm nor deny my initial impression, but if the internet (and my friend Rod) are to be believed, I was actually wrong.  Was I?  I don’t know.  I’d have to watch it again.

In the meantime, Star Trek Beyond is now out, directed by Justin Lin and co-written by co-star Simon Pegg.  If similar voices on the internet argue that it’s a bad movie because it feels like an episode of a TV show and because Chris Pine rides a motorcycle.

Star Trek Beyond

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven Summary

It’s taken me a while to get to it, but here at last is the summary of the seventh and final season of Star Trek:  The Next Generation.   It’s a season that manages to leave a good taste in the mouth mostly because the finale, All Good Things, is so outstandingly enjoyable that it almost manages to wipe away the memory of all the sub-par episodes of the year.  But then you’re like, “Oh yeah, Masks, and Sub Rosa, and that one with the train on the holodeck….  And so it goes. Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven Summary

Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things [7.25]

Picard finds himself mysteriously moving back and forth between three different eras of his life:  the day when he first came aboard the Enterprise as Captain, far future when he is long-retired, and the “present day.”  In all three time frames he becomes aware of a mysterious anomaly in space that threatens to destroy the universe.  He is also told by Q that he must solve this mystery in order to prove that humanity is worthy to exist.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things [7.25]