Archive | January, 2013

Star Trek The Next Generation: Bereft

  After 182 hours almost straight, almost without sleep, I have finished watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”  Season 7 (the last season) was particularly difficult.  Why?  Several reasons, I think.  First, the plots became repetitive.  Second, the writers stopped showing Roddenberry’s ideal new world.  Third, Bad Science.   The writers got lazy.  How many […]

Star Trek: I Grow Weary; Star Trek: I Mourn

  It’s been for weeks since I started reviewing every episode, in order, of Star Trek: The Next Generation for my article on its portrayal of a post-capitalist society.  Back in those days they did 26 45-minute episodes per season.  I’ve gotten through 6 ½ seasons; that’s 169 hours of watching.  I hope they pay […]

Star Trek: Week Four

  Three weeks into the research for my Star Trek The Next Generation article, I am already in Season Five.  That’s 79 episodes viewed—in order, of course, to watch the development of the philosophy—and only 15 pages of notes.    My memory of the scads of script pages devoted to the exposition of our future […]

Star Trek: The Marathon Continues

Happy new year to all.  Fuck that; happy new year to me.  Me, me, me.   Still in the midst of the Star Trek marathon, doing research for my article.  I’m beginning of season four.  I remember back to the first time I watched this.  The Borg were so entirely scary.  So terrifying.  And that […]

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