Hey, geeks! You know how much we love our fandoms around here. And while our love spans many film, book, and television series, we can’t cover them all. Sometimes, it’s necessary to bring in friends to help us highlight cool stuff that’s just not on our radar. This Friday marks the Season 2 premier of the Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things. While Jen, Ana, and I don’t watch the show, we do understand that it’s pretty amazing. So we’ve asked our brand new Sister Geek, Taylor, to take over this week and share her obsession for all things STRANGE with you.
Franklin was 14 years old when the demon came. He—Franklin, not the demon—was long and spindly, in the midst of an awkward adolescence. The demon, by contrast, was tall and wide with a large neck, giant arms, and pale blue skin the color of the sky. He—the demon, not Franklin—appeared suddenly in the boy’s bedroom, standing bare footed on the carpet where there had been no one a moment before. Franklin looked silently at the demon, which looked silently back at him.
It’s Star Trek week! Well, it is in my heart, anyway. Sunday brought us the brand new show, Star Trek: Discovery. And yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of my favoriteStar Trek series, The Next Generation.
In honor of the event, Screen Junkies has given us a magnificent TNG Honest Trailer. If you remember the show, this will take you back. If you don’t remember it, you’ll still recognize at least some of the faces and marvel at how young they looked. Except Patrick Stewart, who looks EXACTLY THE SAME! Seriously, this show aired three decades ago and he was pretty old back then. Anyway…
The Star Trek universe has been an integral part of American pop culture since the original television series premiered in 1966. Since then, there have been four additional TV shows and eight movies. These include the three recent films which rebooted the series by featuring a new generation of actors playing the original characters. This week, Star Trek: Discovery, the sixth TV series in the Star Trek universe, premiered on CBS. And while it was good, it was also a bit of a mystery to this fan, who’s been exposed to Star Trek since I was big enough to sit on my parent’s knees watching the original series with them and wishing I could have tribbles of my own. This series feels like it veers away from what I believe to be some of the fundamental features of the universe. And that’s a mystery to me. Stick with me and I’ll explain.