Top Fifty: Qpid

#50 on The List is Qpid, which is incredibly still fun after almost 30 years. Picard and Vash have such a fun relationship and I would have liked to see them together again. But at least we found out what became of her, unlike every guest character on Voyager. (Yes, I’m bitter.)

50 Best?

I’m not sure I agree with this list – mostly, actually, I’m not sure if I agree with Endgame being included in this list. But I’m gonna try to watch them anyway.

Ten Minute Trek: The Forge, Part 5

T’Pol is waking up. Arev is near the entrance to the cave watching the storm. “Listen,” he says, “the storm is gaining strength.” And that’s when he gets struck by lightning. True story. Archer goes to help him. “You must carry it to sanctuary,” says Arev. “Carry what?” And that’s when the… erm… second mind-meld between…

Ten Minute Trek: The Forge, Part 4

So there we are, in orbit of Vulcan. Trip is explaining about their witness to Soval, asking for a mind-meld. Phlox has to remind Trip that most Vulcans see this as deviant behavior, which, I point out, he might have mentioned before Trip asked Soval for a melder, but anyway. Soval says he wants evidence,…

Ten Minute Trek: The Forge, part 3

T’Pol of course takes this straight to Archer, because she always does. She mentions that her mother has “disappeared like the others” and there’s a difference between exposition and just not mentioning stuff, but we’ll just hope that’s a deleted scene, shall we? She brings out the heirloom – “It’s called an IDIC.” This one…

Star Trek Beyond

We make decisions out of love, or out of fear. At the core of it, that’s what all our decisions are. Love or fear. #bethereforanton Four little words. But… seriously. And then… for super real. I mean… it’s a little better. But then… well… it just didn’t seem like Star Trek. I was afraid. And…

Ten Minute Trek: The Forge, part 2

So after the really horrendous theme song (inexcusable), we continue on to see – you know what? Let’s talk about the theme song first. One simple sentence: ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? For one thing, the only Star Trek theme to have lyrics is the TOS theme. Oh, didn’t know that? Wanna know why? No,…

Ten Minute Trek: The Forge, pt 1

We begin, of course, on Vulcan, Seventeen Years Ago. I really hate the way they treat Vulcans on Enterprise up until now. Because they kind of suck, and everyone knows that the Vulcans are humans’ allies in Trek. They helped found the Federation. They are the reason that Humans were able to get over themselves and…

Ten Minute Trek: Similitude, part 5

So they tell Sim. And I really, really, really, give them props for telling Sim, because there had to be the temptation to NOT tell Sim. He knew he was going to have this surgery, he would have done it willingly. Sim has been doing his reading. Apparently, there may or may not be an…

Ten Minute Trek: Similitude, part 4

Sim now looks like Trip and remembers his favorite dessert. He and Malcolm have a little chat. Trip has an idea for how to get them out of this cloud of doom. He goes to see T’Pol, of course, because Trip/T’Pol is the only good thing about this Season, I think. T’Pol has already recommended his plan…

Ten Minute Trek: Similitude, Part 3

I cut that off a little awkwardly yesterday because it’s a good spot, in the current events, to provide a break. Anyway, Phlox does his thing. The alien creature looks like yarn. No kidding. Wet yarn. I want to say something else. The music in this episode is amazing. It actually won an Emmy. The…

Ten Minute Trek: Similitude part 2

Okay, so Trip is dead… wait, back up. I hate this theme song. Let’s have a look. I’m going to have a whole post someday about what a terrible decision this was. Anyway. Back up again. “Two Weeks Earlier.” Trip and T’Pol are in the middle of Ratings Porn, and I wish I was kidding when…