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My Favorite Scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is filled with memorable scenes. But what is the best one of the bunch? For me, it’s not the Kobayashi Maru test, nor is it Khan’s surprise attack, Kirk’s discovery of the wondrous … Continue reading

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The Symmetry of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

It’s been more than a year since my last Cinematic Chiasmus. But you know what? Christmas is coming early this year because I am offering another amazing example of Cinematic Chiasmus right now. If you’re unfamiliar with this concept, a … Continue reading

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2 Absent Friends

I watched Star Trek Beyond last week, and I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. It’s just a great adventure film, punctuated by a particularly moving birthday party for Kirk at the end. I’m sure many other people … Continue reading

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10 Actors Who Owe Their Careers to Someone Else’s Misfortune

A lot of movie casting decisions have compelling stories attached to them. Sometimes actors get a job at someone else’s expense. I’ve discovered 10 examples of actors who owe a lot of their professional success to someone else’s misfortune. Some … Continue reading

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10 Movies Whose Hero and Villain Never Actually Meet

Some movies are so well-constructed, they don’t even need their hero and villain to be anywhere close to each other to create lots of suspense and conflict. They might talk with each other over the phone, but they never have … Continue reading

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How to Fix Star Trek Generations

In 1994, the first film starring the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew arrived in theaters. I’ve had a lot of time since then to think about what went wrong with it. Star Trek Generations is a puzzling film because … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Star Trek (2009)

I didn’t expect to like Star Trek (2009) at all. I originally thought it sounded like a cheap gimmick to cash in on a popular franchise. The filmmakers had clearly run out of ideas for continuing the story, so why … Continue reading

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