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Star Trek Available Light review by Dayton Ward

It has been a while since I have read a Star Trek book, let alone review one for SciFiEmpire.net. And so earlier in the year I decided to make a list of what 2019 might have to offer. Instead of reading every novel in the Trek-verse I wanted only those that really mattered. That way I would get an idea of what my favorite characters have been doing since I last read about them. Or when I last saw them on the screen. Yet, books set in the TNG, DS9 or Voyager universe are bound by constraints placed upon them...

2019 Most anticipated Sci-Fi Series

If you are curious which Sci-Fi series will be the best in 2019 and you don’t want to miss any of them. Well, read my little list below… Another Life I make little effort to disguise that one of my favorite actresses is Katee Sackhoff. From playing Starbuck on the Battlestar Galactica reboot to Vic Moretti on Longmire I have probably watched most of her work. This year she will star in Another Life – a Sci-Fi drama created for Netflix. In the series Katee will play Niko Breckinridge, an astronaut tasked with exploring the origins of an alien artifact....

Airiam (Sarah Mitich) - Star Trek Discovery S02E02 New Eden Review

Star Trek Discovery S02E02 New Eden Review

In the aftermath of last week’s episode it is clear Discovery wants to focus on a mystery. What is the asteroid that damaged the USS Hiawatha made off? What or who is the angelic figure Michael Burnham saw on the asteroid and why did her foster brother Spock take leave from the Enterprise and check himself into mental health facility. That is just for starters. The season premiere did plenty of other things correct as well. To a degree – the season’s second episode falters. Now don’t get me wrong. The episode is ounces of fun. It’s just that is...

Star Trek Discovery tie-in Comic and Novel arriving soon

Star Trek Discovery Tie-ins Comic and Novel Its been a busy few months for Star Trek Discovery. With trailers and panels Trek fans are slowly beginning to get an idea of what the series is about. Sadly not all fan reaction has been positive. For a show set 10 years before TOS, in possible yet another alternate reality, it looks suspiciously like BSG meets DS9. That along with the controversy surrounding cast diversity (its 2017!) and the way the Klingon’s look Discovery is limping along to its September 24th release date. But that day will come and I am at least...

Star Trek Discovery first trailer has death stalking the crew

Star Trek Discovery first trailer Finally after months of waiting the Star Trek Discovery first trailer has arrived. Trekkies finally have a glimpse of the characters, uniforms and ships in action. Discovery is a prequel series set before the original Star Trek series starring William Shatner. The series stars Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, Sonequah Martin-Green as first officer Michael Burnham, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca; Doug Jones as Lt. Saru; James Frain as Spock’s father; and Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets. The trailer flashes by quickly and an appearance of Captain Lorca can’t be confirmed. However, both Yeoh and Martin-Green’s characters are. The trailer shows a quick...

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First teaser trailer for CBS Star Trek series

CBS Star Trek series Finally with little more than 6 months to go we finally get a glimpse of the new CBS Star Trek series. CBS has released an announcement trailer for the series set for release in January 2017. Finally fans have a concrete announcement that Star Trek is returning to the little screen where it belongs. Though only the series premiere will be released on CBS as the remainder will released on CBS FULL ACCESS, its streaming service. So without further ado. Go watch the trailer below… Star Trek 2017 teaser trailer… Though the teaser did not show any actual...

Star Trek Novels in 2016

A full release schedule of Star Trek Novels in 2016!

Star Trek Novels in 2016 It has been a while since I wrote an overview of all upcoming Star Trek Novels in 2016. Below is a preview of 14 novels announced for release this year. 7 of those are set in the TOS universe alone. The Original Trilogy TOS is getting a lot of love this year with no fewer than 7 novels scheduled for release. Two of those releases are this month, February, with Miasma (Ebook) by Greg Cox and The Latter Fire by James Swallow. In April we see the release of Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward. Then, from June...

Idris Elba in Star Trek Beyond

First trailer for Star Trek Beyond blasts unto the internet!

First trailer for Star Trek Beyond blasts unto the internet! The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released unto the internet, and it’s nothing short of amazing! Paramount decided to release the trailer early even though it was supposed to show as a teaser in front of the Force Awakens. However, after some screen caps were leaked over the weekend and finally a low-resolution trailer auf Deutsch this morning the decision was made to release the trailer properly. I must say, it is amazing. The creative seems to have learned from the mistakes of Star Trek Into Darkness. The easy going humor...

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Thoughts on the new Star Trek TV series set for 2017

A new Star Trek TV series, from CBS After years of rumors the bullet is finally through the church (a saying in my part of the world). CBS has announced it will be producing a new Star Trek TV show set for release in 2017. Not much is known besides that. The press release did say that veteran TV producer Alex Kurtzman would helm the reboot. Kurtzman has worked on shows such as Xena, Alias, Fringe and Sleepy Hollow. He has also worked as writer and producer on movies such as The Island, Watchmen and Star Trek among many. He...

Simon Pegg. Star Trek 3 News Roundup

Star Trek 3 News Roundup

Star Trek 3 News Roundup With J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars The Force Awakens you would almost forget that the Star Trek Reboot franchise will get a third movie. Star Trek 3, not to be confused with The Search For Spock, will be directed by Justin Lin (True Detective and Fast & Furious). Actor Simon Pegg who plays Scottie in the reboot will also write the script. After the debacle that was Star Trek Into Darkness the reboot is in need for fresh ideas. As such Pegg has visited the set for The Force Awakens for inspiration. Simon Pegg received the...

Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83. Leonard as Spock

Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83

Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83 Sadly it has been reported that veteran actor Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83. Most Science Fiction fans know Leonard from his role as Spock on Star Trek. More recently he had reprised his role in the 2009 Star Trek Reboot. His other sci-fi credentials include Fringe as Dr. William Bell as well as many small guest roles. Leonard Nimoy began his acting career in 1951 with a small part in the movie ‘Queen For A Day’. Yet success came in 1966 with the role of Spock, the half-human half-Vulcan, second officer next to...

Star Trek DTI The Collectors Review novella cover

Star Trek DTI The Collectors Review

Star Trek DTI The Collectors Review Christopher L. Bennett is finally back with another Department of Temporal Investigations story. This time it is a novella instead of a novel like his previous two outings. I used to write regular updates and reviews of Star Trek novels, but frankly reading all the material would be a full-time job. That, along with the end of the Starfleet Academy series has meant I haven’t done a review in over a year. The Collectors isn’t the first novella I have reviewed set in the Star Trek universe. It is certainly better than Star Trek: The...

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Star Trek TNG Season 7 Blu Ray

While attempting to keep an eye on all the presents I want to buy for other people this holiday season I almost forgot Star Trek has several big releases. Most notably the last season of Star Trek The Next Generation has been released on Blu-ray. You can now watch Picard, Troi, Worf and the other one last time in 1080p. Or you can watch it as often as you like afterwards. Today I stumbled upon the box set by chance. You can find pictures of the 6-disc set in the wild below. I didn’t get it at this vendor (Mediamarkt) as...

Star Trek TNG Season 7 Blu-Ray Trailer - John delancie as Q in All Good Things

Star Trek TNG Season 7 Blu-Ray Trailer and Preview

Star Trek TNG Season 7 Blu-Ray Trailer Finally the last season of The Next Generation will get its Blu-Ray release. Ever since CBS home released a preview disk set of 4 TNG episodes in full HD in 2012 it has been a pleasure to rewatch the entire series. In my opinion the experience is drastically improved over the lackluster DVD release from years back. The special effects and the drama seem to contain a lot more impact with the remastered HD release. Now the journey is coming to an end. On December 2nd both the full season as well as a disc...

Star Trek The Next Generation Season 6 Blu-ray Review - Rascals - Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Star Trek The Next Generation Season 6 Blu-ray Review

Star Trek The Next Generation Season 6 Blu-ray Review Officially the season 6 Blu-Ray disc set for Star Trek TNG wasn’t supposed to be released until the 24th of June. I had forgotten to pre-order my copy so imagine my surprise when I saw it in the shops 5 days early. Of course I had to buy it in order to watch it and review it.  It has been since November that a TNG season was released in HD. I think fans are definitely looking forward to the last two seasons. By most accounts they are not as good as say seasons...

Enterprise season 4 Blu ray review - Jolene Blalock in skirt uniform as T'Pol

Enterprise Season 4 Blu-Ray Review

As the series finale of Star Trek The Next Generation tells us ‘All good things come to an end’. And so has the last Star Trek series, after only 4 seasons it was cancelled in 2005. The show had a fantastic last 2 season but viewer fatigue and a lack of innovation meant it got cut short just when things started to get interesting. Star Trek had been steadily dropping in ratings since DS9 and Voyager which makes the course that was set with Enterprise all the more ludicrous. Nonetheless, I have enjoyed rewatching the series on Blu-ray, the 1080p visual do add to...