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Weekly update: Who hasn’t been to space?

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My latest obsession, Dancing with the Stars, ended last week after 10 weeks of tangos, turmoil and tights. Congratulations to Samuel Johnson who took home the mirror ball trophy and $50K for his wonderful charity. Congratulations to Courtney who came second but will always have the honour of having been on top of the judge’s scoreboard for 9/10 weeks, scoring the season’s first 10/10, scoring the most 10/10 for the season and scoring the season’s only 30/30. Continue reading Weekly update: Who hasn’t been to space?

Redshirts by John Scalzi (2012)

Review by CJ

Page count:
320

Format:
Paperback

ISBN:
9780765334794

 

In the year 2456, ensigns Dahl, Duvall, Hanson, Finn and Hester are assigned to the flagship of the Universal Union, the Intrepid.

Soon after beginning their new assignments, the ensigns discover that all is not what it seems on the Intrepid. High death rates, miraculous discoveries and remarkable officer recoveries are just some of the regular anomalies. It falls to Dahl and his friends to save not only themselves but all of redshirt-kind.

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Star Trek: Discovery – Season One, Part One

Review by CJ

Director:
David Semel, Adam Kane, Akiva Goldsman, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Lee Rose, Douglas Aarniokoski, David Barrett, John Scott, Chris Byrne

Starring:
Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Wilson Cruz

Other notable appearances:
Michelle Yeoh, James Frain, Emily Coutts, Rainn Wilson, Mia Kirshner, Jayne Brook, Conrad Coates

Running time:
39-49 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
9

 

Ten years before Captain Kirk and his crew took to the skies, the crew of the USS Discovery boldly went where no-one had gone before.

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For the Love of Spock (2016)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Adam Nimoy

Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, Adam Nimoy, Julie Nimoy, Mel Nimoy, Sybil Nimoy, William Shatner, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, J.J. Abrams

Other notable appearances:
Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons, Jason Alexander, Catherine Hicks, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Prady

Running time:
111 minutes

 

For the Love of Spock is a documentary on Star Trek’s Spock, an homage to Leonard Nimoy and his career, and an exploration by his son of their relationship.

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Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War by Mike Johnson, Angel Hernandez and Alejandro Sanchez (2015)

Review by CJ

Page count:
157

Format:
Digital

Publisher:
IDW Publishing and DC Comics

 

When the greatest heroes and villains of the galaxy are unable to stop Nekron, Guardian Ganthet uses a last resort that sends the remaining ring-bearers from all spectrums to a parallel universe along with a new ring of each colour.

The universe to which the remaining lanterns are sent just happens to be the same universe in which Captain James T. Kirk and his crew are boldly going where no-one has gone before.

The heroes from both universes soon realise that Nekron was amongst the ring-bearers transported to the Starfleet universe. It is up to the crew of the Enterprise, Hal Jordan and the rest of the ring-bearers to put an end to Nekron once and for all.

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Review by CJ

Star Trek Beyond

Director:
Justin Lin

Starring:
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella

Other notable appearances:
Deep Roy, Greg Grunberg

Running time:
120 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, The Avengers

 

Captain Kirk (Pine) and his crew are three years into their five year mission when they are ambushed. The Enterprise suffers devastating damage and most of her crew is taken hostage or killed. Kirk and a handful of crew members avoid capture and team up with Jaylah (Boutella) who has escaped from the clutches that now hold most of the Enterprise crew. Together they must stop new enemy Krall (Elba) from unleashing a weapon of mass destruction on the galaxy.

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