Tag: Star Trek

Is Paramount Right? Has Star Trek Hit Its Financial Ceiling as a Film Franchise?

Star Trek, in the Shatner years, was a hit franchise in the States. The Motion Picture, The Voyage Home, Wrath of Khan, and Search for Spock easily solid tickets on par with, in some cases […]

6 Story Pitches for Star Trek’s New Jean-Luc Picard Show

Patrick Stewart’s career has been blessed. Just last year, he said goodbye to the beloved sci-fi character, Charles Xavier, he played off and on for nearly two decades. Now, he’s returning to that other beloved […]

How Can Paramount Survive in a Disney-Fox World? By Becoming More Like Disney. Wait, What?

Disney bought Fox or at least announced it is going to once the terms are finalized and regulators give them the green light, and Hollywood went apeshit. Disney buying another studio? Sure. That’s just what […]

Quentin Tarantino. Star Trek. Quentin Tarantino. Star Trek. Tarantino. Trek. Nope. They Just Don’t Go Together.

Quentin Tarantino…well, just read Deadline’s blockquote: Here was my insta-reaction on Twitter last night: Tarantino is partnering with Abrams on a new Star Trek movie? In any other year, I'd call bullshit, but, hey, it's […]

The Orville’s “Cupid’s Dagger” Plays a Rape Allegory for Laughs

A week after going all stand-alone with an adventure focused on the show’s least utilized characters, Isaac and the Doctor, The Orville returns in “Cupid’s Dagger” to its default setting of focusing on Ed and […]

Reminder: Titans & Young Justice Will Also Be Used to Launch a Streaming Service

This is how TV is in 2017: The networks hate airing shows they don’t actually own. They’re all terrified of Netflix. And they all want to have their own subscription streaming service (eventually). Basically, it’s […]

Review: Stark Trek: Discovery Makes Me Wish I Was Re-Watching The Orville Instead

It’s 9:38 PM. I finished Star Trek: Discovery’s pilot 15 minutes ago. In the time since then, I’ve read several reviews, checked out Twitter reactions (sooooo many people hate the idea of paying for yet […]

Was “About a Girl” Orville’s Best Episode? No, Worst Episode! No, I, Um, Don’t Know

I had to roll my eyes when I read this quote from Seth MacFarlane about The Orville in EW’s Fall TV Preview issue: “Good science fiction doesn’t ignore current events and sociopolitics. The Orville doesn’t […]

TV Pilot Review: The Orville Is Basically Just Straightforward, Old School Star Trek With More Jokes

Turns out, we’ve been focusing on the wrong thing this entire time. See, ever since The Orville trailer debuted at Comic-Con the discussion about this not-quite-Star Trek, not-quite Galaxy Quest series has centered on its […]

My Hot Take on the Star Trek: Discovery Trailer

You’ll have to give me a minute. I just watched the new Star Trek: Discovery trailer, and I’m struggling to adjust. See, I had been led to believe this new show was to be a […]