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Movies Star Trek

Star Trek II Minutes 4-7

I remember reading, in one of those old Best of Trek paperback volumes, a fan expressing his or her displeasure with the martial atmosphere of Star Trek II. “What terrible disasters must have happened,” this fan asked, “to have caused Starfleet to become so militaristic overnight?” I’m paraphrasing the question (my Best of Trek books […]

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Movies Star Trek

“We Encoded Four Minutes” – Star Trek II, Four Minutes at a Time

In 2012, I blogged a short series for The Sci-Fi Christian called “Thirty Things to Love About Star Trek II.” It “counted down” to the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, still my favorite Star Trek film and one of my favorite movies overall. Next year, a decade […]

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Movies Superheroes Wonder Woman

WW84 and Praying for Salvation from the Status Quo

The most intense conflict Wonder Woman faces in “Wonder Woman 1984” is internal, and familiar to us all: Can we bring ourselves to wish for others?