(This is my review of Star Trek from August 2012) When it comes to Star Trek, I’m a Next Generation guy. I never really liked The Original Series, it never had enough action or cool monsters for the eight or … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek (2009) Review
There are a couple of surprises in Star Trek Nemesis. The first is an early appearance by Hollywood megastar Tom Hardy, playing the villain of the movie. The second is that Tom Hardy is supposed to be a “young” Patrick Stewart … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Review
By 1998, Star Trek: The Next Generation was off TV and could only be seen with big screen installments. This meant that the pressure would be on for the movies to bring excitement, scale and a spectacle worthy of the big … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) Review
Star Trek: First Contact doesn’t feel like the typical Star Trek movie. For starters, it is considerably darker than any Star Trek movie which has gone before, beginning with some minor body-horror just to set it’s stall out early. Horror definitely … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Review
Seeing both Patrick Stewart’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard and William Shatner’s Captain James T Kirk on the screen, in the same adventure, was the stuff of dreams and fantasy for a lot of Star Trek fans. They were decades apart and the … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek: Generations (1994) Review
It is the summer, which means it is the perfect time for a Views from the Sofa themed series. Last year was Month of Bond but this year will be slightly less intensive and slightly fewer movies to cover as I … Continue reading Final Frontier Fortnight – The Launch!
In a time when Hollywood are obsessed with remakes, reboots and re-imaginings, it is now becoming the trend to consider recasting roles made famous and iconic by one specific actor. Some roles have managed to survive this, notably James Bond, Batman, … Continue reading 5 Roles which should never be recast
When it comes to Star Trek, I’m a Next Generation guy. I never really liked The Original Series, it never had enough action or cool monsters for the eight or nine-year old boy who would watch on BBC 2 after CBBC and Neighbours had finished. I’ll always choose Jean-Luc Picard over James T. Kirk because of familiarity but I would never actually be able to fight my corner, I’m far from a Trekkie. My Star Trek movie experience also mirrored my television habits. I enjoyed Generations, loved First Contact and don’t really remember ever seeing Nemesis or Insurrection but I haven’t heard great things about them. I … Continue reading Star Trek (2009) Re-View