On this page you’ll find an archive of all of my posts about the five “classic” Star Trek series – i.e. the shows which have now completed their runs. To clarify, in this instance “classic” means the following: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, the ten films starring their respective casts, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. Your definition of “classic” may vary, but this distinction is suitable for the sake of the website – at least for now. As I come to write more about each of these shows I’d love to give each series its own permanent page.
I first found my way into the Star Trek fan community with The Next Generation. I watched it during its original broadcast run here in the UK, and that was how I first became a Trekkie! During the early- or mid-90s I went back and watched The Original Series films and at least some of the episodes of the show, before going on to watch Deep Space Nine and Voyager when they aired over here too. The only show I didn’t watch in full at the time was Enterprise, which I saw the premiere of but after that only tuned in sporadically. It wasn’t until collecting the series on DVD that I came to watch it in full, several years after it went off the air.
On this page you may find theories, episode write-ups, connections between classic and modern series, and other such things!
“A complex villain, whose motives were to continue a conflict that he could simply see no way of bringing to a peaceful end, General Chang is absolutely one of the most interesting and entertaining antagonists in all of Star Trek…” Read more Great Star Trek villains: General Chang
“It’s moments like this, across The Original Series’ early episodes, that set up Star Trek as being something special. There was more to the story of the M-113 Creature than just a horrible monster for our heroes to outsmart…”Read more Aliens of Star Trek: The M-113 Creature
“I wanted to take a look at the phenomenon for myself and give my thoughts on how the franchise is split, some of the possible causes, and what that split could mean for the franchise going forward into the 2020s and beyond…” Read more “Old” versus “New” Star Trek
“There are more than 800 Star Trek stories at time of writing, meaning that there are literally hundreds of potential scenarios where a different decision or different outcome could have radically changed the Star Trek galaxy…” Read more What If…? Star Trek edition!
“I found Dr Pulaski an interesting character and a welcome addition to The Next Generation, even though not every aspect of her characterisation succeeded or achieved its intended objectives…” Read more Dr Pulaski – a character study
“As we hit the first anniversary, I thought it could be a good moment to look back on my remembrances (ha! get it?) of the show as well as what the first season achieved, what it did well, and where it came up short…” Read more Star Trek: Picard Season 1 – one year later
“We’d seen Starfleet ships taken a long way from home before, in episodes like Where No One Has Gone Before, but by the end of the episode they’d always manage to make it home again. Voyager took that storyline but changed it up – leaving the ship and crew stranded on the far side of the galaxy…”Read more Ten great Star Trek episodes – Part 4: Voyager