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My Kids’ First Time Watching a Star Trek Film

Last week, my oldest son (who is 8 years old) told me he was really interested in whales. He’s been learning about them in school, and once something piques his interest there is no stopping him in his quest for … Continue reading

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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 Many Attempts to Recreate the Magic of 1982

They say you can’t go home again. But some filmmakers seem to think they can. 1982 was one of the best years for films. In fact, it was so good that many of the films from that year have been … Continue reading

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Sequels That Show What Happened Right After the First Film’s End Credits Rolled

Most sequels acknowledge the fact that a lot of time passes in between film productions by showing us familiar characters in new situations, a la Die Hard 2. After all, it probably wouldn’t have been much fun to see what … Continue reading

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10 Villains Who Were Defeated by Simply Ignoring Them

It’s refreshing when a film subverts expectations. For example, we usually expect an epic battle between good and evil at the end so that the hero will decisively triumph over his enemies. But sometimes that’s not necessary. Sometimes the hero’s … Continue reading

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10 Best Film Trends from the Obama Years

Barack Obama’s second and final term as President of the United States is coming to an end this week, so right now is an appropriate time to talk about the best trends we saw in the realm of films during … 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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The ‘Leaving Spacedock’ Scene Is a Microcosm of Most Star Trek Films

Nine of the 13 Star Trek films that have been released thus far include a scene featuring the Enterprise in Spacedock around the Earth. And, interestingly, those scenes encapsulates what each film is about. Let’s check out those “leaving Spacedock” … Continue reading

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Star Trek’s Insights Into the Campus Rape Hysteria

Season 3 of Star Trek: The Next Generation is probably my favorite season of that show. It introduced us to the awkward yet lovable character of Reginald Barclay, offered a proper sendoff to Tasha Yar after her embarrassing departure from … Continue reading

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Movies with ‘The Movie’ in the Title

It seems almost passé to include “The Movie” in a movie title. We all know that you’re making a movie. You don’t need to literally spell it out for us. But some movies over the years have seen it necessary … Continue reading

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