Review: Star Trek Continues Episode 5

By Capt. Jondi Schmitt-Soper, Pixel VIII Ambassador

There’s just something magical about getting the opportunity to see new episodes of Star Trek featuring Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones and the rest of the Enterprise crew! Even though they are played by different actors, Star Trek Continues captures the feel and look of the original series allowing new and old fans to lose themselves in their space stories.  Continue reading

Is Star Trek as a Blockbuster a Bad Thing?

by Ensign Cody Martin

Hello, Ensign Cody Martin here. With the announcement that Justin Lin is directing the newest Star Trek movie, fan opinions have been spreading faster than tribbles and many of them have been negative. Many are saying the starships will now be muscled up, we’ll be seeing starship chases, the crew will be referred to as a “family” every five minutes, and that story no longer matters. I was surprised by the directing announcement as well. But I will withhold judgement until I see the final product. Continue reading

The Art of Diplomacy

by Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joseph White

As a fan of science fiction in general, and Star Trek in particular, the one thing that I’ve noticed is the purpose of diplomacy (or the lack thereof,) in the Story Telling.  I also found it interesting that once I started thinking about it, exactly how many science fictions stories use diplomacy to strengthen the story telling. Continue reading

Seven Things I Learned from Star Trek, Part 7

by Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joseph White

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Part Seven: Tolerance and Society.

I was going to make the seventh part of this article about the future incarnations of the Enterprise, but after the happenings of the last two days, (Thursday and Friday,) I felt compelled to change this last part to the most important lesson that watching 50 years of Star Trek has taught me, and that is Tolerance and the many facets of society. Continue reading

Star Trek Continues “The White Iris” Episode Review

By Captain Jondi Schmitt-Soper

It’s exciting to sit down to watch a new Star Trek Continues episode. I’m only 38, I never got to experience waiting for the next Star Trek (TOS) episode to air, but I also didn’t have to experience the letdown when it was canceled. But, Star Trek Continues gives me an idea of what it is like to wait in anticipation for a new tale of Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise. Continue reading

7 Things I Learned from Star Trek, Part 5

by Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joseph White

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Earth (and the Federation) is a paradise (or not).

One of the things that was particularly interested in, while watching Star Trek as child, was the claim that Earth (and by proxy,) the Federation were paradises.  Humanity had learned to stop fighting over things such as oil, land, water, and religion, and had worked together to build a brighter future.  In this new Earth, and by proxy, the Federation, there was no hunger, no thirst, no sickness, and you could follow your heart and do the job you wanted to, or if you wanted to, not work at all. Continue reading