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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 16 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 Stephen Lavington on 11 March 2009 Comments Off

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

By Jim Smith on 02 March 2009 Comments Off

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

By Eugene Jones on 24 February 2009 Comments Off

With ten weeks to 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 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.

By Jim Smith on 14 April 2004 Comments Off

The 26 episodes in this box set stand head and shoulders above any season of ‘Star Trek’ produced since although, to be frank, that isn’t really saying very much…

By Jim Smith on 27 September 2003 Comments Off

‘Best Of’ DVDs for what remains, justly, the most popular iteration of the multi-tentacled ‘Star Trek’ television series have always been a pretty smart idea.

By Jim Smith on 01 April 2003 Comments Off

The worst is yet to come, yes, but this box set sees the ‘Star Trek’ franchise embark on the first season of the first of the three series that blunted, damaged and perhaps actually destroyed its legacy as television…

By Jim Smith on 05 January 2003 Comments Off

‘Nemesis’ is a distinctly under-whelming cinematic experience and one that, assuming the intention to make this the last ‘Next Generation’ film still holds, sadly stands no comparison with ‘The Undiscovered Country’ the last hurrah of Spock and co.

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 03 January 2003 Comments Off

From the moment the first scene begins, it’s immediately obvious that the man at the helm of this Enterprise voyage isn’t someone reared in a TV background. This is cinematic, big-budget Trek like we’ve never seen before..

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 08 November 2002 Comments Off

Season one of Star Trek: The Next Generation was little more than a po-faced humourless clone of the original 1960s series. Season two was a little more adventurous but it was with season three that modern Star Trek finally began properly…

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 08 November 2002 Comments Off

The fourth season of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ picks up where the previous season left off, with Commander Riker doing his duty and attempting to destroy a Borg cube with the assimilated Captain Picard on board…