I have always argued, especially in my Star Trek: Voyager Season 1 reviews, that Neelix was a good character, a kind of Deep Space Nine’s Quark who, if used well, could enrich the adventures in the Delta quadrant of the most unfortunate Starfleet ship in the Universe. Admittedly, however, Neelix hasn’t become one of the … More Star Trek: Voyager – S03E13, Fair Trade
This sixth episode of the third season deals with a very tough subject with a certain sensitivity: genocide. You probably don’t need a Star Trek episode to prove that under no circumstances is genocide acceptable, but Remember conveys that message with an extremely thrilling story. In short, this is another of those amazing episodes to … More Star Trek: Voyager – S03E06, Remember
And here’s the third appearance of the Vidiians, the first in the second season, some excellent villains whose concept was also used for the Son’a race in Star Trek: Insurrection (the 1998 film directed by Jonathan Frakes). But this time things are very different: contrary to what happened in Phage and in Faces, in Lifesigns … More Star Trek: Voyager – S02E19, Lifesigns
The eighth episode of the third season of Star Trek: The Original Series has a truly poetic title: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky. And not only that! It’s based on a couple of ideas that maybe weren’t completely new in 1968, when the episode aired, but they hadn’t been … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E08, For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
The ninth episode of the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series finally does what Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek does best: it expands the mythology. The Star Trek universe offers so many possibilities! Here we meet none other than Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of the warp engine, the man who single-handedly made it possible for humans … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E09, Metamorphosis
Operation: Annihilate! is an extremely dense episode. James T. Kirk finds his brother Sam and his sister-in-law Aurelan (Joan Swift) only to lose them soon after. He saves his nephew Peter (Craig Hundley) for whom he worries for half the episode and then forgets all about him: either he’s still in the infirmary or he’s … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E29, Operation: Annihilate!
Cold war (Zimna wojna is the original title) is a 2018 Polish film whose director and screenwriter is Paweł Pawlikowski, who claims to have been inspired by the story of his parents (I hope only remotely). The protagonists are Joanna Kulig playing the femme fatale Zula and Tomasz Kot playing the musician Wiktor Warski. This movie has … More Cold War: Movie Review