Shiny Shelf
By Stephen Lavington on 27 May 2010 1 COMMENT

Credit where credit’s due – if you were running a sci-fi show featuring parallel dimensions where several of the characters in one dimension were evil counterparts to those in the other – and where Spock plays a recurring character – would you have the willpower to resist dressing one of them in a sinister goatee?

By Jim Smith on 13 May 2009 Comments Off

Creating ‘Best of’ DVDs with running times of only three hours for two TV series that ran for 80 and 178 episodes respectively is going to be a thankless task, whichever way you cut it

By Lance Parkin on 10 May 2009 Comments Off

‘Star Trek’ is a franchise that, instinctively, ought to be strong and vibrant but which had ground to a halt.

By Jim Smith on 04 May 2009 Comments Off

Do I review this for the general audience that will, I suspect, flock to this dazzling, exciting blockbuster in droves or do I review it for my fellow long term ‘Star Trek’ fans?

By Shiny Shelf on 03 May 2009 Comments Off

With four days to the new ‘Star Trek’ movie, we take a look at the first.

By Jim Smith on 01 May 2009 Comments Off

I’d like to say something new about ‘Star Trek II’, but I probably ‘’KHAAAAAAAAAAAN’T’’

By Lance Parkin on 19 April 2009 Comments Off

With time ticking away until JJ Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ prequel (which we’ve actually seen, yeah, look impressed) we review all ten previous movies.

By Jim Smith on 05 April 2009 Comments Off

With time ticking away until JJ Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ prequel, we look at all ten previous movies in reverse order.

By Jim Smith on 30 March 2009 Comments Off

With just weeks until JJ Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ prequel, we take a quick look at the ten previous movies. In reverse order, naturally.

By Lance Parkin on 22 March 2009 Comments Off

With just weeks until JJ Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ prequel, we take a quick look at the ten previous movies. In reverse order, naturally.

By Shiny Shelf on 11 September 2006 Comments Off

For the 40th anniversary, some top tens and top fives, of episodes, movies, moments and general stuff, compiled by those of us at Shiny Shelf.

By Jim Smith on 04 May 2005 Comments Off

The cancellation of ‘Enterprise’ will not be the end of ‘Star Trek’, but it is the end of the ‘modern Trek era’. In the first of a series Shiny Shelf looks at the evolution of the world’s biggest SF series.

By Jim Smith on 09 December 2004 Comments Off

Gene Roddenberry was no visionary. What he was a first rate screenwriter of serial television who came up with a cracking idea for a series.

By Jim Smith on 16 April 2004 Comments Off

Here’s a wacky idea – a ‘Star Trek’ part work with ‘free’ DVDs.

By Jim Smith on 14 April 2004 Comments Off

If the third season was the most inventive, and the fourth the most consistent then fifth was perhaps the most eclectic; no longer in the shadow of a TV legend, it spread its metaphorical wings and flew.