Rich Monetti

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Top Five Star Trek Movie Denouements
15 days ago
One of the enduring components of Star Trek are denouements that either bring the science fiction back down to earth or make you feel that much closer to the stars. They can even rescue a bad episode ...
The Message in 'Children of Men' is Buried too Deep to Be Found
2 months ago
Children of Men never fails to receive huge accolades as one of the best science fiction movies ever made, and when those same writers explain it to me, I am persuaded. But that’s not how it works. Th...
Spock Is so Human
2 months ago
“Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most human.” What a line from Star Trek II, but do we really believe Kirk in his eulogy. I would say we appreciate the sentiment. Howeve...
Part II: Star Trek Endings Make All the Difference
3 months ago
Here’s part two of Star Trek endings. The signature endings of TOS will help make this cultural phenomena endure to the 23rd century and beyond.
Part II : Best Second Tier Episodes of Star Trek
3 months ago
After "Tribbles," "Khan," and "Mirror, Mirror," here's Part 2 of the second tier episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Best Second Tier 'Star Trek' Episodes from The Original Series
3 months ago
Yeah, we know. "Space Seed", "City on the Edge of Forever" and "The Trouble" are among the classic Star Trek episodes that get all the accolades. And well they should, but how about a look at some of ...