Star Trek Babies: “Friday’s Child”

Original Series, Season 2, Episode 11 For Summary, click here-   http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Friday%27s_Child_(episode) “Ootchie-wootchie-cootchie-coo.” – Dr. McCoy “‘Ootchie-wootchie-cootchie-coo,’ Captain?” Mr. Spock “An obscure Earth dialect…”  – Captain Kirk Never underestimate the power of a newborn baby to scare the living daylights out of a grown man.  Or a Vulcan.  I love how hesitant Mr. Spock was to…

‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’ Star Trek Next Gen

I’m working on the rules for my own Time Travel story, so I’m watching and reading a lot of other Time Travel stories.  That includes Star Trek.  In fact, almost all of my favorite episodes are Time Travel ones. After watching ‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’ a bazillion times, I think what really bumps it over similar tales…

Star Trek and the Old West

*This VHS tape can be found at   https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Original-Episode-Spectre/dp/6300213609/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1476359111&sr=8-4&keywords=Star+Trek+spectre+of+the+gun I know what you’re thinkin’.  What in tarnation does a Science Fiction show have to do with tumbleweeds and cow patties? Theme. Discovery, exploration, new life and new civilizations. In fact, Gene Roddenberry originally pitched Star Trek to the studios as ‘A Wagon Train to the Stars.’…

Fifty Years of Star Trek

The glorious day has finally arrived, the 50th anniversary of the first airing of the first episode of Star Trek. Today is my scheduled time to post about writing.  Perfect.  Star Trek has influenced countless storytellers just by opening our imaginations to the possibilities.  I thought I’d focus on one episode, however.  The Trouble with…