One of the first things you need to know about Star Trek terminology is that there are a lot of acronyms. A lot. And they're not all simple. Doctor Who is easy: "TARDIS" stands for "Time And Relative Dimension In Space." No, Star Trek has complex engineering and story-specific abbreviations like "M/ARA", which means "Matter/ Antimatter Reaction Assembly." It can all be a … [Read more...] about Star Trek terminology: A beginner’s guide to acronyms
Are you still searching the galaxy for a present for a friend who loves Star Trek? Are you tired of being beamed down to a shopping planet, only to find it invaded by Borg? Do you get confused sometimes and accidentally buy a LEGO Death Star instead? (We hope you kept the receipt.) Fortunately, Lovarzi's Star Trek shop is here to help you find the perfect festive gifts for … [Read more...] about Star Trek Shop: Lovarzi’s Christmas Gift Guide
It came as a nasty shock for many fans to hear that Star Trek Discovery Season 4 wouldn't arrive in the UK until early 2022, while American Trekkies could enjoy the adventures of Michael Burnham, Tilly, Saru, and co. in weekly instalments from November and running across the Christmas period. Aside from feeling left out and being behind on the action, the main problem is … [Read more...] about How to Watch Star Trek Discovery Season 4 in the UK
I'm quite fascinated by Doctor Who titles. They're the things we see when searching our shelves for which DVD to play next. They're nostalgic yet exciting. I've been focusing quite heavily on titles because I've written a lengthy chapter on them for my book, 100 Objects of Doctor Who, out now from Candy Jar Books. I've been looking at how many Doctor Who adventures have … [Read more...] about Could we re-name the Doctor Who adventures?
Suddenly, we're rushing headlong into the Star Trek Discovery Season Three finale. Yes, we've got two episodes of the series left after 'Su'Kal,' but the cliffhanger (which, fear not, spoilerphobes, we won't reveal here) sets up plenty of juicy narratives to unfold before this run concludes. The thrust of the episode, and where it's leading, is hardly a surprise: two plot … [Read more...] about Review: Su’Kal – Star Trek Discovery Season 3