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Does “stunt casting” work?
Imagination Connoisseur, ROBB, shares his thoughts on how Star Trek: Discovery handled its casting of Democratic politician, Stacey Abrams, as the president of a united Earth in the show’s finale. Personal politics aside, ROBB seems to feel Star Trek’s producers missed an opportunity to send a message about unity at a time when we could all use it.
On the topic of “Gatekeeping” …
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason Miller, writes a letter of support for ROBSERVATIONS host, Robert Meyer Burnett, who has recently proclaimed himself the Gatekeeper of Geekdom. Jason shares his experience defending RMB’s joke (made on Twitter) and arrives at an inescapable conclusion that everyone should probably take to heart.
How to accept Star Trek now so you don’t go insane!
Imagination Connoisseur, Adam Talley, writes in to explain how he now views the Star Trek franchise – a way that acknowledges the “good old days” so many OG fans pine for and the new innovations we’re seeing in stores, online, and in theaters.
Lots of Star Trek-y goodness on the Interwebs lately
In less time than it takes for a tribble to become a grandparent, here’s a list of the eight most interesting, Trek-related things we’ve found worth sharing with our fellow Imagination Connoisseurs …
‘Strange New Worlds’ is a strange, new Star Trek – but at least it’s trying.
Imagination Connoisseur, S’wak Props, may not be wild about STAR TREK: Strange New Worlds, but there are some small things he likes. Could this be the nu-Trek that finally satisfies all the fans?
‘Strange New Worlds’ on location
Imagination Connoisseur, RRTNZ, spent some early years in Canada and found a little thrill in seeing some of the locations selected for ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.’ ST:SNW shoots in Toronto.
Thanks for turning me on to ST:TMP – here’s a review
Even after watching STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE many, many times, Imagination Connoisseur, Chris Nogle, says the newly released ‘Director’s Edition’ offers something new and refreshing.
What obligations do studios have to creators of IP that studios own?
Imagination Connoisseur, Grant Bixenmann, inquires about the obligations studios have to creators even if they’ve purchased the intellectual property (IP) under a work-for-hire agreement.
STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER may be the best “bad” Star Trek feature film.
Imagination Connoisseur, S’wak Props, thinks that while STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER may not be the “best” Star Trek feature film ever made … it’s no longer the worst. Not by a long shot. Find out why the “black sheep” of the ST motion picture “flock” holds a special place in S’wak’s heart.
The “Director’s Edition” was the first time this fan saw STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE
Despite being a life-long fan of Star Trek, Imagination Connoisseur, Bruce Haims, had never seen STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE until he popped the new, 4K “Director’s Edition” into his player and watched it for the very first time.
Should Star Trek writers credit the tie-in authors they pilfer from? (#800)
ROBSERVATIONS host, Robert Meyer Burnett, explains the connection between storylines used in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek tie-in novels written decades earlier. Do the producers of the shows have a responsibility to recognize those contributions and the creators who made them?
Who did it better … Star Trek: Voyager or The Orville?
Imagination Connoisseur, S’wak Props, really enjoyed the first season finale episode for ‘The Orville’ and says it is similar to the ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ episode “Blink of an Eye.” But which series did it better?
A look at the week in review and the weeks ahead … uh oh, it’s Friday the 13th!
Co-hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Mike Bawden talk about the week that just passed and, on Friday the 13th, it seems like we can only see the perils that lie ahead. Except, I’m an optimist and I’m the one writing the blog, so there’s still hope – all on today’s ROADTRIPPIN’ podcast.
Is economic turmoil bringing on the collapse of streaming? What does the future hold?
Co-hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Mike Bawden talk about economics … yeah, just what you hoped you’d get on a podcast about genre entertainment, but stick with us on this one; it’s worth the time – all on today’s ROADTRIPPIN’ podcast.
Star Trek can’t go back to the way it was. So say we all.
Imagination Connoisseur, S’wak Props, explains why the largest obstacle facing Trek’s return to its pre-2009 roots isn’t DIsney’s Star Wars, it’s Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica.
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