Arrival: Movie Review

Arrival is a science fiction movie released in 2016 and directed by Denis Villeneuve (the same director of Blade Runner 2049, among other things), starring Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals), Jeremy Renner (various Marvel films) and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland). Villeneuve is currently considered among the most promising directors, if not already among the … More Arrival: Movie Review

Star Trek: TOS – S01E29, Operation: Annihilate!

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!

Star Trek: TOS – S01E23, A Taste Of Armageddon

A Taste Of Armageddon is a very strange episode: it’s based on a funny basic idea, it carries a beautiful pacifist message, it’s beautifully realized, but it left me with some doubts. The Enterprise is headed to the planet Eminiar in the NGC321 star system for a diplomatic mission: it must establish relations with the … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E23, A Taste Of Armageddon

Star Trek: TOS – S01E21, The Return Of The Archons

Episode number 21, The Return Of The Archons. It explores a theme that was already discussed in The Galileo Seven (the roles of logic and of emotions) and there’s a problem already noted in Miri, namely that of shooting every scene in a pre-existing set, in this case reminding the early twentieth century with semi-medieval … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E21, The Return Of The Archons

Star Trek: TOS – S01E19, Tomorrow Is Yesterday

I know, I’m repeating myself (see the review of Balance of terror), but I must reinforce the concept here: the first season of the original series of Star Trek series is so full of ideas! Virtually every episode explores a new theme, opens a new avenue for new adventures… and with this episode, number nineteen, here … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E19, Tomorrow Is Yesterday