Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 17, 2021, or: To Boldly Go Where no Box Set Has Gone Before….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of west Central Florida on Friday, September 17, 2021. It’s a hot early fall day. The temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 72%, the heat index is 93˚F.Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 17, 2021, or: To Boldly Go Where no Box Set Has Gone Before….”

Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. It is a hot, rainy, and overall dreary day. The current temperature is 89˚F (29˚C) under rainy conditions. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 91˚FContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’”

On Blu-rays: Paramount Celebrates Star Trek’s Emerald Anniversary with a 4K Release of Four Classic Kirk-Era Films

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. It’s another hot, humid late summer day, Florida style. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H) and humidity at 56%, the heat index isContinue reading “On Blu-rays: Paramount Celebrates Star Trek’s Emerald Anniversary with a 4K Release of Four Classic Kirk-Era Films”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’

On June 4, 1982, Atlantic Records released Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Music Soundtrack) on vinyl LP and audiocassette. It featured music composed by a 29-year-old James Horner for Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  It was not, by any means of the imagination, a long album; it consistedContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’”

TV Series/Blu-Ray Review: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’

Critic’s Log, Earth Date 06.06.21: (Is this thing on? Oh, yeah. It is. Never mind.) Computer, begin review. On June 2, 2020, Paramount Home Media Distribution released the 2018-2019 episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks, an anthology series created by Star Trek producer Alex Kurtzman for CBS All-Access, the streaming service that ViacomCBS renamed asContinue reading “TV Series/Blu-Ray Review: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’”

Book Review: ‘The World of Star Trek’

In the summer of 1985 – sometime during my freshman year at Miami-Dade Community College – I purchased a paperback copy of a reference book titled The World of Star Trek by author, screenwriter, and cultural observer David Gerrold. Originally published in 1973 – during the “lost years” after Star Trek: The Original Series’ cancellationContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The World of Star Trek’”