Author Archives: Mark Farinas

Star Trek: Discovery – The Verdict So Far

Discovery‘s first half a season was certainly an interesting experience. It’s gone from a show I initially wrote off before it even started to something I actively look forward to watching each week. I know I am going to miss … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Discovery Cast Wallpaper

Discovery’s midseason finale is tonight, but you don’t have to wait until January to get your fix. Decorate your desktop and mobile devices with this wallpaper of Discovery’s crew in the style of the show’s unique opening credits. Click the … Continue reading

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Why “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” is Better than “Cause and Effect”

I haven’t been reviewing individual Discovery episodes, despite really wanting to, because I’ve been insanely busy as of late. I may do a mid-season break review, so look forward to that. But I wanted to take a moment to comment … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Discovery “Context is For Kings” is Full of Surprises

Last night’s episode of Discovery was a whole new animal. The show’s two episode prologue was pretty standard action fare, but it’s proper storyline seems to have made a left turn into mystery/horror. It’s a jarring shift that leaves me … Continue reading

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When People Hated TNG: A Collection of Vintage Rants and Humor

Thirty years ago Star Trek: The Next Generation was not seen as the beloved show it is today. In fact, it was debated, ridiculed, and, frankly, despised by many vocal Trekkies even before it aired. Very few people could believe … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Discovery – It Could Have Been Worse

Not since The Next Generation premiered in 1987 can I remember a Star Trek show being as divisive as Discovery before it even aired. Many a rant has been written about sets, costumes, Klingon makeup, and canon. Heck, I wrote … Continue reading

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Orville is “The Honeymooners in Space” with Jizz

I’ve been sitting on the script for Orville’s first episode for a little over a month now. I didn’t review it for several reasons, first being that it could have been an early draft, and therefore not anywhere near the … Continue reading

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New Footage of the Eleven Foot Enterprise Making a Flyby

Proving The Roddenberry Vault can actually be a useful resource, I pulled this unused footage of the Enterprise doing what seems to be a 180º flyby. I made the stars the way they some of the effects companies did back … Continue reading

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My Romp Inside the Roddenberry Vault

I know I’m a little late to the party, but I finally got a hold of the Inside the Roddenberry Vault Blu Ray set. While owning yet another copy of the same “best of” episodes – which, time-wise, is the … Continue reading

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Forgotten Roddenberry: Pretty Maids All in a Row Review

Oddly enough, many of you asked for it. Now, after a long delay, it’s finally here: my Pretty Maids All in a Row retroreview. Check out Gene’s celebration of statutory rape now on TrekMovie.

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