Trek Back: ‘Star Trek: First Contact’

Jack McMorrow

Directed by: Jonathan Frakes Produced by: Rick Berman, Marty Hornstein, and Peter Lauritson Screenplay by: Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore Story by: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, and Ronald D. Moore Release Date: 22nd November 1996 (US) Back in 1996, I was 8 years old and tried my best to […]

Trek Back: ‘Journey to Babel’

David Milburn

Written by: D.C. Fontana Directed by: Joseph Pevney Transmission date: 17 November 1967 When ‘Journey to Babel’ first aired back in November 1967 it could not be conceived how much of an impact this episode would have, not only on the characters in the show, but also for Star Trek […]

Trek Back: ‘Trials and Tribble-ations’

Vedran Bileta

Written By: Ronald D. Moore and René Echevarria Directed By: Jonathan West Story By: Ira Steven Behr, Hans Beimler and Robert Hewitt Wolfe   The year is 1996. Star Trek is enjoying its golden age and celebrating its Thirtieth anniversary. To mark this special occasion, two TOS tribute episodes are […]

Trek Back: ‘Unification I’

Elliot Thorpe 2

Written by: Jeri Taylor (story by Michael Piller and Rick Berman) Directed by: Les Landau Transmission date: 4 November 1991 In September 1991 Star Trek celebrated 25 years. We were treated to The Undiscovered Country in the December. On television, The Next Generation gave us ‘Unification I’. While billed and […]

Deep Space Nine – The Darker Side of Utopia

Vedran Bileta

Deep Space Nine representated a perceived change in direction for the Star Trek franchise but did it end up being closer to Gene Roddenberrys vision than any Star Trek that came before? From its inception, Star Trek followed Gene Roddenberry’s vision. The vision of a bright future, where humanity was […]

Forward Thinking

Elliot Thorpe

Since the last days of the USS Voyager, those at Paramount/CBS saw the future of Star Trek as being in the past. Perhaps it was DS9’s rather touching ‘Trials and Tribble-ations’ that whetted appetites. First we had Enterprise (initially dropping the Star Trek moniker to indicate that it wasn’t Star […]