Thursday, July 28, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
The recent movies have gone a long way towards making Star Trek more universal in its appeal (it also doesn't hurt that with the explosion of Super Hero movies nearly everyone is self-identifying as a geek), but for most of its existence, Star Trek was reserved for a specific subculture of fandom. One that I'm proud to say I belong to!
*Except for "Spock's Brain"--that one was just stupid.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Of course it's the characters that make Star Trek so great. Characters like Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Picard, Data, Worf, O'Brien, Sisko, the Doctor,* Seven of Nine, and others. It's the characters that make a five-year mission with these guys such a enticing prospect for so many people.
Check back tomorrow for another Star Trek gag!
*The one from Star Trek: Voyager not the BBC.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Today's strip of course is a reference to "Mirror, Mirror" the classic episode from season two where Mr. Spock grows a Van Dyke beard and Kirk, Bones, Scotty, and Uhura travel to a parallel universe. This parallel universe was revisited to great success in future episodes of ST:DS9 and Enterprise (but you already knew that).
Check back Thursday and Friday for more Star Trek gags!
*The only other possible candidate is Star Wars. I love Doctor Who and a bunch of other sci-fi, but honestly these two are head and shoulders above everything else.
**And of course, the crews of Deep Space Nine and the Starship Voyager.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
As for the reboot premiering today, I'm cautiously optimistic.