It’s on Netflix and Amazon Prime, but if you subscribe to neither, you can get every episode of every series from StarTrek.com. For free. The only drawback is that they are Flash-based, so mobile viewing can be tricky.
I might start spending my lunch hours the next few weeks catching up on TAS, just for fun.
The first of our podcasts about contenders in the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament is ready for your listening pleasure. In this one, Brian and I discuss the 2009 rebooted Star Trek film, with some minor digressions. If you subscribe to the Bureau 42 Master Audio Podcast feed through iTunes or straight RSS, you should find it in your feed already. Due to the unpredictable nature of the release schedule for Great Science Fiction Film Tournament podcasts, these will go in the master feed, but will not get a feed of their own. Warning: this is a long one. In fact, it’s about half an hour longer than the actual movie.
On January 3, 1993, Star Trek took a turn into a darker, grittier place with the premiere episode of Deep Space Nine. The pilot episode, “The Emissary,” introduced us to a Commander who hated Picard and was looking to retire early, an ex-terrorist turned first officer, a 700 year old Science Officer, a shapeshifting security officer, a morally challenged barkeep, and a slew of others that, frankly, did not get along.
What emerged was a show that was the first Star Trek not created by Gene Roddenberry. In fact, before his death, he was pretty pessimistic about it. Gone was the doe-eyed optimism of his original vision of the future and replaced with the harsh realities of war, occupation, and…well…life.
Paramount has been closely guarding the name of Benedict Cumberbatch’s villainous character in next year’s Star Trek Into Darkness, with Khan Noonien Singh and Gary Mitchell as front runners for the role. The identity of his character may have been revealed today. See below.