Hi everyone, I was thinking about my leadership style the other day and wondering who my role models were. Obviously, there are the ones who exist in real life. On top of them, however, are those who lurk in the recesses of my brain; filled as it is with pop culture references. I listed all […]
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What seemed like the stuff of fevered Twitter fantasy a while back now looks like something potentially real. Quentin Tarantino has an idea for an ‘R’ rated Star Trek film and it looks like it could actually happen. With the love that Discovery is now getting and the excitement generated by the trailer for the […]
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So, I’ve been writing on here for over two years now and I’ve got about 250 posts under my belt, on everything from my hometown to my favourite episodes of various TV shows. Over the two years, I’ve shared more and more on Facebook groups and on Twitter and I’ve noticed certain patterns that echo […]
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This week’s Monday Music comes from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. All the attention has been sucked up by Jerry Goldsmith’s theme music which was later used as the main theme for The Next Generation, however he came up with some other lovely pieces within the film. Here’s what I wrote about the film itself […]
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More and more names kept coming to mind as I researched this piece. Putting them in order was a real pain and I had to think about a number of different criteria on which I would rank them. This included the scope of what they did and the reasons behind their actions and sometimes by how […]
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When it comes to Star Trek music, sometimes it’s hard to see past the original theme by Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith’s one and James Horner’s work. I was watching Star Trek Beyond the other night, however, and it struck me what a good job Michael Giacchino had done with creating an original sound for the […]
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I’ve been thinking lately about two films: you can probably guess the them from the title. Anyway, they’re both widely regarded to be the high watermark in their respective franchises, Star Trek and Star Wars respectively. I started thinking about whether there was any reason for this. What do the two films have in common? […]
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My latest article for Taste of Cinema is now live here: http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2017/all-13-star-trek-movies-ranked-from-worst-to-best/ Took me a while to get it done as it turned out to be a longer piece than I expected but I’m quite happy with it. Let me know if you disagree with my order in the comments. Thanks for reading, now I […]
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Yay, finally finished the Star Trek article for Taste of Cinema. I’ll post a link when it goes live. What a relief!!! That took me much longer than I expected. Richard
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I’ve been meaning to do this since last week in the Travelodge in Reading. I was scanning through the episode lists on Netflix trying to find ones to watch. I wondered what my top ten would be. Strangely enough, it wasn’t that hard picking the ten. The hardest part was putting them in order, especially the […]
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