Star Trek #15: Corona by Greg Bear (1984)

Days of feeling dispirited and dejected.. and then I came across a write-up on this book @ GeorgeKelley.org and realised this was what I needed. What could be more comforting than being in the company of one's favourite space-ship crew? And I cried tears of laughter when Bones commented on Spock's report: "...The information relayed … Continue reading Star Trek #15: Corona by Greg Bear (1984)

First Read: Dr. McCoy – From Sawdust to Stardust

Like last year, my first read of this year too is a book that would make me feel guilty: Terry Lee Rioux' biography of actor DeForest Kelley: From Sawdust to Stardust. Dr. Leonard McCoy, the iconic character, portrayed by Kelley was my favourite amongst all Star Trek characters when I first saw the series around … Continue reading First Read: Dr. McCoy – From Sawdust to Stardust

Review: Dreams of the Raven (Star Trek # 34)

What would happen if during one of the most trying times of his professional career, Captain James T. Kirk was left to cope without the counsel and co-operation of his trusted friend, Bones McCoy?On a trip to Wagner Trading Station, the Enterprise receives a distress call. Apparently a few freighters have been attacked by the … Continue reading Review: Dreams of the Raven (Star Trek # 34)

Friday Forgotten Book: Star Trek: Prime Directive

According  to Wikipedia,  in the universe of Star Trek, the Prime Directive, Starfleet's General Order number 1, is the most prominent guiding principle of the United Federation of Planets. The Prime Directive dictates that there can be no interference with the internal development of alien civilizations.However, what happens when Star Fleet's most celebrated captain is … Continue reading Friday Forgotten Book: Star Trek: Prime Directive

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: We Can’t Turn Back by Aleksander Veljanov

Aleksander Veljanov is a Macedonian born singer associated with the group Deine Lakaien, a band that he co-founded with Ernst Horn in 1985. A former student of film and theatre studies in Munich, Veljanov has a voice much suited to the melancholic undertones of this Dark Wave group. In 2008, Veljenov released one of his … Continue reading Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: We Can’t Turn Back by Aleksander Veljanov

Tuesday’s Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V: Star Trek

In the late eighties, India had only one T.V. channel: The government owned and controlled Door Darshan. On weekdays, telecast was limited to a few hours, mostly in the evenings. Sundays were different though. One could watch programmes being beamed almost the entire day. Some of the serials were imported: Old Fox, Different Strokes, and … Continue reading Tuesday’s Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V: Star Trek