[(Boarding the Enterprise: Transporters, Tribbles and the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek)] [Author: David Gerrold] published on (September, 2006)
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comic books, computer games, fanfictions and parodies. It’s the strength of that universe that has given Star Trek its staying power; without that foundation, it’s doubtful that the show would have lasted more than a season or been remembered more fondly today than, say, Time Tunnel. So the time has come to rediscover what it was that made the original series so great in the first place . . . and, just perhaps, to suggest the means by which the Star Trek universe may return to its former glory.
willing it. The idea that he was developing godlike powers was stated explicitly throughout the episode, as Mitchell moved beyond his colleagues and started to view them as little more than insects to be destroyed at his whim. When Kirk confronted Mitchell and Dehner, he pointed out that a god needs compassion above all else. In “Charlie X,” a teenager named Charlie Evans was rescued by a cargo vessel and passed along to the Enterprise. The crew soon discovered that he had the power to will
EXAGGERATE WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE It’s often said that the heart and soul of the Enterprise were embodied in the big three: Kirk, Spock and McCoy. But maybe we’re overlooking someone equally important—and if we tell you that Robert A. Metzger writes for geek magazine Wired and is the author of two of the hardest hard-SF novels of recent years, CUSP and the Nebula nominee Picoverse, perhaps you can guess who he might suggest as the real driving force aboard NCC-1701 . . . no bloody A, B, C or
in New York City, at after-school hours and other decidedly non-prime-time showings in other cities. How it inspired a following that generated four subsequent television series and ten motion pictures, and propelled Star Trek into the popular culture zenith inhabited by the creations of Homer, Shakespeare and Dickens. This is the story of how that syndication not only launched Star Trek into mythic levels in our popular culture, but signaled the beginning of the end for the network domination
CNN to appreciate how deeply Ted Turner was tuned into science fiction and its power in the real world. Of course, cable was by no means the only contender tugging at the throne of network TV. When a medium begins to falter, it has no shortage of would-be successors seeking to topple it further. Videotaping technology was also invented in the mid-1950s, and soon replaced the feeble kinescope, which at first was the only way of making copies of television shows. Among the early successes of video