“Space… the final frontier… these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. It’s continuing mission; to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.” – The mission of the Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
One of the most treasured franchises of all time, Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Thirteen movies, six TV shows, and still beloved by geeks and non-geeks alike. What else do I have to say?
- The Motion Picture – The Enterprise takes a slow trip into an energy being that’s absorbing everything in its path.
- The Wrath of Khan – Kirk meets an old enemy who apparently read a lot of Moby Dick, and one of Trek’s most celebrated characters sacrifices himself for the good of the ship and the franchise.
- The Search for Spock – The crew try and find Spock, and fight Doc Brown. The Enterprise suffers a bit of damage as a result.
- The Voyage Home – Basically, TMP. In San Francisco. With whales. And comedy. And less special effects.
- The Final Frontier – The crew fight God and pass a floor on the Enterprise twice! Spock enjoys marshmelons, as Scotty bangs his head on a beam.
- The Undiscovered Country – The last 20 years of the Cold War IN SPACE!!! Klingon prison ain’t fun, as Kirk and McCoy find out the hard way.
- Generations – Kirk and Picard have breakfast and encounter severe structural deficiencies, thanks to Malcolm McDowell. Oh, and Data sings.
- First Contact – Picard and the Enterprise crew go back in time to some farmland. Also, Picard wants to go full-blown Ahab on the Borg. Did you not watch Wrath of Khan?
- Insurrection – Picard and the Enterprise crew go to some other planet to investigate some Space Amish.
- Nemesis – Picard’s clone tries to rip off Wrath of Khan himself, because that’s what all the cool kids like to do. He only manages to sink the franchise. Thanks, Stuart Baird.
- 2009 – Young geeks join the Federation. Their first mission sees them travel to a planet that is being laid waste to by somebody from an alternate dimension.
- Into Darkness – “Space Seed” and Wrath of Khan IN ABRAMSVISION!!!
- Beyond – Kirk and Co. get trapped on a planet after things go awry on the USS-Enterprise.