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As voted for on Twitter by followers, I will be analysing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan scene by scene in this multi-part exploration of Nicholas Meyer’s 1982 sequel… In a very real sense, the space battle that cuts right into the end of Act One, and roughly the mid-section, of The Wrath of …

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As voted for on Twitter by followers, I will be analysing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan scene by scene in this multi-part exploration of Nicholas Meyer’s 1982 sequel… Running through the broader themes in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan of life and death, birth and rebirth, is the concept of destiny. …

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Hosted by author Duncan Barrett, Primitive Culture is a Star Trek history and culture podcast we co-created in 2017 on the Trek FM networking, looking at the 50+ year old franchise through the lens of our world today. In this episode, Duncan and I discuss the difference between revivals and reboots on television, particularly in …

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Hosted by author Duncan Barrett, Primitive Culture is a Star Trek history and culture podcast we co-created in 2017 on the Trek FM networking, looking at the 50+ year old franchise through the lens of our world today. In this episode, Duncan and I tackle fan service in Star Trek and indeed beyond, how Star …

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Welcome to June! Because there’s not enough useless information floating around on the internet, I thought I would update readers of this blog as to what I’ve watched/read over the previous month, each month, in the form of TV, movies and books. Some of this I will have reviewed on Cultural Conversation but others I’ve …

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Early on in the second issue of The Q Conflict the key reason for this crossover gimmick becomes apparent: an opportunity to mix and match the Star Trek crews. You almost feel a little embarrassed that Enterprise was left out of this saga, as it perhaps says more about the underwhelming nature of many of …

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Hosted by Zach Moore, Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart, Standard Orbit is part of the Trek FM podcast network and dedicated to covering all aspects of the original 1960’s series, Star Trek. With the recent arrival of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, which heavily featured elements of The Original Series including key characters, …

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