“R” You Really Going Where No One  Has Gone Before? 

  By G.P. Avants   This piece is one that is really dear to my heart. It is a fan plea, as it were, for the future of the Star Trek universe. If you haven’t heard there is talk about an R rated Star Trek film coming out in the near future. That was the inspiration…

When Voq is in Style

  By G.P. Avants   In Star Trek Discovery you are always kept guessing what is store for our faithful crew. What I am discovering about this show is that life always throws them a curve and things don’t always end happily ever after. Of course like in life there are ongoing issues that in…

This is Not Our Universe 

  By G. P. Avants Star Trek Discovery Episode #10   The Starship Discovery lives up to its name many times over. Its mission was first a mission of exploration, but then they, along with the Federation of Planets, were suddenly thrust into the fires of war. In the midst of a major victory over…

The Menagerie of Captain Lorca

  By G.P. Avants     Star Trek Discovery is not your parents Star Trek series. Maybe it’s the fact that this pre-dates Captain Kirk and crew, that there is a dark and dangerous tone to the show. We have, obviously been caught up in a conflict with the Klingons and everyone, Captain, scientist, crewman,…

Discover a New Course of Your Life

  When we last left mutineer Michael Berman, she was preparing to face the consequences of her actions. Some believe she single-handedly started an interstellar war. This once squeaky-clean Starfleet officer’s life is tainted, but as the captain of the newest ship in the fleet the USS Discovery tells her, “The Universe hates waste”.   The Federation…

How to Run an Empire

  By G.P. Avants   I probably should have done this a long time ago, but it’s better late than never. I wanted to time and say thank you to a director who really does a great job at what he brings to the cinematic galaxy. This gentleman has built an empire that is extensive and…

How Edison Lost the Light

  By G.P. Avants   Every Star Trek movie has a villain or person who acts like one. In Star Trek Beyond we meet, Krall aka Balthazar Edison. He is a fallen hero who has lost his faith in the Federation. Krall was someone who once fought for freedom, but isolation has taken Edison into…

Rock on, old school! 

G.P. Avants   “Uhura, are you and Scotty ready to broadcast!?”   What would a movie experience without mentioning the musical journey woven throughout? Star Trek Beyond doesn’t disappoint. Right from the start the score from Michael Giacchino, yanked us on an orchestral tractor beam and took us into warp. When I went the second time to…

Just like your Father 

By G.P. Avants   A father has an impact upon their children that changes the course of their life.  George Kirk, in this altered timeline, never lived to see his son become the Starfleet Captain we all know and respect. Because his father was a great hero for twelve minutes, James Kirk has always had…

Take my House and Make it Fly

  By G.P. Avants   In Star Trek Beyond we see another pivotal point in the Star Trek crew. Smack dab in the middle of their peaceful five-year mission, all hell breaks loose. Their home in space, the intrepid Starship Enterprise, is lured into a trap and is systematically destroyed.     Captain Kirk in…

Why can’t we be friends?

  By G. P. Avants   Have you ever had two friends that were cool with you, but are a bad combination on their own? That’s why Jim Kirk shakes his head when Doctor McCoy and Mr. Spock are constantly at odds with each other. In many ways the three of them are the heart,…

Spock, What Would we do Without you? 

  By G.P. Avants (If you haven’t seen Star Trek Beyond, there are a few spoilers in this blog.) Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock are both going through a mid-mission crisis in their lives. While Kirk is able to talk about issues freely, Spock shares his life-changing decision with Uhura, before anyone knows things are…