Star Trek

This page is all about Star Trek; my confession of being one of those Trekkies, featuring my very personal ratings of the various Star Trek Series and some info related to the Star Trek Movies.

Star Trek Series

The Original Series (1966 to 1969)

When Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek first aired on U.S. TV screens on NBC, September 8 1966, it must have been quite something for the audience to watch a mixed crew of men and women, black and white, different races and species. Just plain mindblowing.

The Next Generation (1987 to 1994)

The beginning of Star Trek The Next Generation really gave me a hard time. However, it then began to catch-up and developed a charm of its own. Thanks in particular to the brilliant character of Q and the Borg. I fairly enjoyed it toward the end.

Deep Space Nine (1993 to 1999)

Star Trek Deep Space Nine was the first Star Trek series to use violence and combat in length and detail. The Jem Hadar were incredible. All in all Star Trek Deep Space Nine was simply brilliant and has since become my favourite.

Voyager (1995 to 2001)

Star Trek Voyager probably had the most extraordinary crews of all. Every now and then they would jump back in time completing the story in subsequent parts with characters from previous series or episodes. Quite entertaining despite the sort of rushed end.

Star Trek Enterprise (2001 to 2005)

Star Trek Enterprise is set before Star Trek The Original Series. I tend to disagree with common ratings flagging this as the poorest Star Trek series ever. However, I fully agree with those saying the death of Commander Tucker in the final episode was utterly off.

Star Trek Discovery (2017 to ????)

Unfortunately this is currently available via paid subscription only. Looking forward to find a valid stream somewhere to start watching. Links welcome.

Star Trek Movies

Click any of these links to read a brief intro of the featured Star Trek Movies plot.

Star Trek I - The Motion Picture (1979)

A Star Fleet monitoring station detects an alien force, hidden in a massive cloud of energy moving through space towards Earth. The cloud destroys three Klingon warships and the monitoring station en route. Star Fleet dispatches the Enterprise to investigate the cloud entity as the ship is the only one in intercept range, requiring its new systems to be tested in transit.

Star Trek II - The Wrath Of Khan (1982)

The film opens with the Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik in command of the Star Ship USS Enterprise. The vessel is on a rescue mission to save the crew of a damaged ship in the Neutral Zone along the border with Klingon space when it is attacked by Klingon cruisers and critically damaged.

Star Trek III - The Search For Spock (1984)

The Star Ship Enterprise limps back to Earth following a battle with the genetically engineered superhuman Khan Noonien Singh who tried to destroy the Enterprise by detonating an experimental terra-forming device known as Genesis. On arriving at Earth space-dock, Doctor Leonard McCoy begins to act strangely and is detained.

Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (1986)

In 2286 a large cylindrical probe moves through space, sending out an indecipherable signal and disabling the power of Star Ships it passes. As it takes up orbit around Earth, its signal disables the global power grid and generates planetary storms, creating catastrophic sun-blocking cloud cover.

Star Trek V - The Final Frontier (1989)

The crew of the Star Ship USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A enjoys shore leave after the ship's shakedown cruise goes poorly. Captain James T. Kirk is camping with Spock and Dr. Leonard McCoy at Yosemite National Park.

Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country (1991)

The USS Excelsior commanded by Captain Hikaru Sulu is struck by the shock wave and its crew discovers that much of the moon has been obliterated. No longer able to maintain a hostile footing, the Klingons sue for peace with their long-standing enemy, the United Federation of Planets.

Star Trek VII - Generations (1994)

In the year 2293 recently retired Captain James T. Kirk attends the maiden voyage of the Star Ship USS Enterprise B. During the voyage the Enterprise is pressed into a rescue mission to save two refugee ships from a strange energy ribbon.

Star Trek VIII - First Contact (1996)

Captain Jean Luc Picard awakens from a nightmare in which he relived his assimilation by the cybernetic Borg six years earlier. Star Fleet informs him of a new Borg attack against Earth, but orders the USS Enterprise E to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone so as to not introduce an unstable element to the fight.

Star Trek IX - Insurrection (1998)

While observing the peaceful Ba'ku people on their planet, Lieutenant Commander Data (on secondment to the duck blind mission there) appears to malfunction, revealing the hidden presence of the joint Federation and Son'a task force to the Ba'ku.

Star Trek X - Nemesis (2002)

The Romulan military offers the Imperial Senate plans to join forces with the Reman Military and invade the Federation, but the Praetor refuses to cooperate. A green Thalaron mist is released into the room, and everyone in the room is killed.

Star Trek XI - Star Trek (2009)

In 2233 the Federation Star Ship USS Kelvin is investigating a lightning storm in space. A Romulan ship, the Narada, emerges from the storm and attacks the Kelvin. Narada's first officer Ayel demands that Captain Robau come aboard to discuss a cease fire.

Star Trek XII - Into Darkness (2013)

The USS Enterprise has been sent to the planet Nibiru in the development of primitive cultures. Captain James T. Kirk and Spock attempt the save the planet's inhabitants from a volcanic eruption. When Spock's life is jeopardized, Kirk violates the Prime Directive exposing the Enterprise to the planet's civilization during Spock's rescue.

Star Trek XIII - Beyond (2016)

Three years into its five year mission, the USS Enterprise arrives at Starbase Yorktown, a massive space station, for resupply and shore leave for her tired crew. Struggling to find continued meaning in their mission of exploration given the endless nature of that objective, Captain James Kirk has applied for a promotion to Vice Admiral and commanding officer of Yorktown.

Live long and prosper.

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