Star Trek movies

Posted on July 4th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. The original series Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 -> 3.5/5 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 -> 5/5 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 -> 5/5 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 -> 5/5 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 -> 4/5 […]

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Posted on July 4th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Logic, logic, logic… Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.” — Spock Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, released in 1991 The Klingon moon Praxis, a key energy facility, has exploded, leaving them vulnerable. Spock has been in conversation with Chancellor Gorkon to open negotiations. Kirk and the Enterprise have been […]

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “‘I am well versed in the classics, Doctor.’ ‘Then how come you don’t know “Row, row, row your boat”?’” — Spock & McCoy Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, released in 1989 The new Enterprise isn’t quite space worthy yet but it’s called to Nimbus III, the Planet of Galactic Peace, where someone has […]

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Posted on July 2nd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “‘Sure you won’t change your mind?’ ‘Is there something wrong with the one I have?’” — Gillian & Spock Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, released in 1986 Admiral James T. Kirk and his officers head toward Earth to face charges. When they get close they’re greeted by a startling announcement — a probe […]

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Posted on July 1st, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Aye, and if my grandmother had wheels she’d be a wagon.” Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, released in 1984 Admiral James T. Kirk realizes after talking with Sarek that Spock had transferred his katra to Dr. McCoy before he died. Sarek tells him to bring both McCoy and Spock to Vulcan. The […]

Why don’t we try peace for a change

Posted on July 1st, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

This article from the Guardian points out that Trump promised he would get the US out of wars, and he hasn’t. It points out that both Republicans and Democrats have been pretty much pro-war for some time, but polls indicate that people are tired of it. With so many, many things wrong with Trump it […]

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Posted on June 30th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “I have been, and always shall be, your friend.” Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, released in 1982 Admiral James T. Kirk is on a training cruise on the Enterprise when he gets a puzzling message from Carol Marcus, in charge of the Genesis Project. Genesis is a method of turning a lifeless […]

Star Trek: That Which Divides

Posted on June 30th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “She had come to understand that the Federation was not a threat to the Empire, nor had it ever been… Though Vathrael was a creature of duty, born and bred for the uniform she now wore as well as all the responsibilities that came with it, she respected and even envied the prospect of […]

We went to the Moon

Posted on June 30th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s a nice article from the Smithsonian about what led to the US landing on the Moon 50 years ago. It points out that when JFK gave his speech about going to the Moon NASA didn’t have the knowledge or equipment to do it at that point, and many people at the time didn’t want […]

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Posted on June 29th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{3.5/5} “And they probably redesigned the whole sickbay too. I know engineers — they love to change things.” Star Trek: The Motion Picture, released in 1979 A giant cloud of great destructive power is heading directly toward Earth. Admiral Kirk takes command of the Enterprise in order to investigate. McCoy reluctantly comes aboard when Kirk […]