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Despite what your Trekie friends say, Deep Space Nine kinda' sucks

Randall Anthony Schanze's picture

Deep Space Nine. Oy Veh. Where to start? Well as is well known by all but the most bleeding-from-the-eardrums Trekerbaiters, the show is a ripoff of Babylon 5. It's also regarded by most objective fans as inferior to Babylon 5. I'm not objective. I'm solidly in the B5 camp, but I've heard many an authority with no dog in this race vote for B5 over DS9, despite B5's vastly lower budget, toon-town special effects, spotty acting, tendency towards solliloques, and a universally hated fifth season. Even with all that, it's just better, you know?

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Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83

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Leonard Nimoy, who created the iconic alien character of Spock in the original Star Trek series, has died of COPD.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html?_r=0


Nimoy was an actor, a writer, and a photographer, whose career spanned half a century.

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Babylon 5 appears in a Samsung Commercial! (And Trek, too. And The Jetsons...)

Kevin Long's picture

Yowza!

Samsung's "Galaxy Gear" watch came out last year. It's basically a cellphone you wear on your wrist. This is basically a daydream people have had since Dick Tracy's Two-Way Wrist Radio, and it's always been the stuff of Science Fiction.

Samsung knows this (Or at least their advertising firm does) and so they put together a commercial that's nothing but clips of people talking into their wrists from a dozen SF shows and movies.

Babylon 5 turns up! Twice!

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STAR TREK: Saying Goodbye to Kor, Koloth, and Kang (Part 2)

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As I detailed here last week http://republibot.com/content/star-trek-saying-goodbye-kor-koloth-and-kang-part-1 following the death of Michael Ansara, I decided to watch the Trek episodes that revisited the Klingons from TOS. After a typically brobdignagian preamble, I finally got around to reviewing the TNG episode, “Blood Oath,” which re-introduced Kang, Kor, and Koloth, then killed Koloth.

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STAR TREK: Saying Goodbye to Kor, Koloth, and Kang (Part 1)

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Following the death of Michael Ansara last year, I re-watched his episode of Babylon 5, which I assumed was his final screen appearance. It turned out that, no, he did three subsequent Trek appearances, and once again stuff I’ve accepted without looking into it is dead wrong. It quickly turned out that one of these appearances involved other Klingons from TOS, and, intrigued, I decided to check ‘em all out.

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STAR TREK: Visiting An Old Friend For The First Time In Decades And Discovering It's Still Realy Boring...

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I thought it might interest you to know, dear readers, that in the last year or so, I've watched a half dozen or so Trek episodes, including a couple I'd never seen before, as they aired after I gave up on the franchise.

"Gave up the franchise?" You ask.
"You must be new here," I reply.
"But how can you choose not to watch Star Trek? It's Star Trek! It's Awsome! It's..."
"Yeah, ok, run along now, sonny. The grown ups are talking, ok?"

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