Apr 082020
 
I Still Respect the Trek

April 5th is “First Contact Day”; for those of you unfamiliar with geek canon, First Contact Day is a Star Trek holiday. It’s the day Earth launches its first warp-capable rocket, in 2063. So the actual First Contact Day is still 43 years away. So now you’re probably wondering why I’m talking about Star Trek. I am an avid Star Wars fan after all. Despite my loyalty to “a galaxy far far away”, I still respect the Trek. How Do I Respect the Trek? I remember my dad introducing me to Star Wars but I can honestly say, I don’t know how or when I [… Click to Continue …]

Jan 062020
 
RTotD: A Star Trek Interlude

We are in a Star Wars lull now. We are between movies and television series. Amid this well deserved break, what is a Star Wars geek to do? We do have the Clone Wars finale season coming up in February so watching the other seasons is an option. There is also Rebels and Resistance I could catch up on. However, much sooner than Season 7 of The Clone Wars is the new Star Trek series Picard premiering on January 23rd. It has almost perfect timing. I know what you are probably thinking. It’s blasphemous that a Star Wars fanboy, such as myself, would condone Star [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 112013
 
Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

My [rating: 5] Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch Synopsis: As a result of Kirk’s decision to violate the prime directive to save Spock’s life, he is disciplined and demoted (in true James T Kirk fashion). However a vengeful “super soldier” seeks retribution against Star Fleet which throws the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise into a tumult of scandal that brings Star Fleet to the brink of war. Their actions and decisions will test their resolve, their friendships and the lengths they are willing to go for the “needs of the many”. Biggs’ Review: I had to watch the first movie a couple times [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 062013
 
Biggs On: Star Wars vs Star Trek

One of the biggest causes of nerd quarrels is the debate about which franchise is better; Star Wars or Star Trek. While from a fictional perspective these two are vastly different, they do have at least one thing in common. You can not deny that both have extremely loyal fans (some probably border on creepy). Personally, I’m probably a Star Wars nerd and a Star Trek fan. I’ve loved the Star Wars movies (all of them) since the first time that I saw them. I’ve seen the movies enough times that I can probably recite just about every line. I’ve purchased a years wages worth [… Click to Continue …]