Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Death Wish

I suppose I should start this discussion with a confession: I think Q is the worst recurring character on Star Trek. I know there will be many in the Trek fandom that disagree with that opinion – some vehemently so. Q has become a fan favorite for many and John de Lancie’s hammy/camp performance [...]

Star Trek: Discovery is Great – Too Bad I’ll Never See It Again

Last Sunday something happened that I’ve been waiting for a long, long time. Star Trek returned to television for the first time in 12 years. Star Trek: Discovery premiered on CBS and to fans it was not only welcomed, it was praised. Because, you see, for the first time in - well it’s a matter [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Dreadnaught

I find it interesting that the B'Elanna-centric episodes thus-far in the series have tended to have actress Roxanne Dawson act against either herself or an emotionless blank slate. I suppose one could argue that every time she has to interact with Harry Kim she has to deal with an emotionless blank slate - but seriously [...]

The Illusion Is Always One of Normality: The 5th Doctor

Doctor Who Week continues on DaddyElk! The Series 9 premiere is coming this Saturday and to celebrate we're going to be doing all kinds of Who-related content starting with revisiting some old articles written for the 50th anniversary highlighting my take on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Doctors. In addition to regenerating (see [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Caretaker

Welcome everyone to the first entry into the long journey of the Federation Starship Voyager. As I said in my introduction to this feature I will not be doing a synopsis of the episode and instead simply focus on my general thoughts and initial impressions upon watching. And my initial thoughts on watching this episode [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Introduction

Ah Voyager. The series that held the distinction of being the most derided of the Star Trek franchises until Enterprise came along to usurp that title. Critics thought it was underwhelming, fans thought it was repetitive, both thought it was overly reliant on cliche and technobabble. For it's duration the show slowly declined in the [...]

Phase IV: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

As with many films on this list I first discovered this movie watching TV late at night. I suppose it will become a running theme in this segment, insomnia and UHF leading to some pretty strange post-midnight viewings. And perhaps it is the delirium of half-sleep that makes a film about intelligent ants in the [...]

The Black Hole: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

In keeping with the Disney theme this week we have for your approval The Black Hole. I’ll say right off the bat that this is not exactly a classic. There are plot holes and stiff dialogue and the science definitely leans more towards fiction than fact. And there are some questionable robot designs. Despite that [...]

One Day I Shall Come Back: Doctor Who Series 8

Tonight the greatest television ever created and broadcast will return for its 8th or 34th season (depending on how you reckon such things). A new actor (Peter Capaldi) will be taking over the role of the Doctor and by all accounts there will be a new tone and feel to the show as well. This [...]