Past Updates 2012
Here is a preliminary review of the TNG season 2 Blu-ray disc set, to be refined when I have watched most of it.
I have refined and, where necessary, corrected my list of Abramsverse Inconsistencies.
I have reviewed Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years.
Here's a brief commentary on the "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailer and on the capabilities of the ship (with some smaller spoilers).
Two more TNG season 4 reviews: "Suddenly Human" and "Remember Me". Note that I have rearranged the episodes to reflect the production order.
Now that season 2 is going to be officially released, we continue our article series with Observations in TNG: "The Child". You can find an extensive HD screen cap gallery of the episode at TrekCore.
Continuing my TNG reviews in season 4. Here are "Brothers" and "Family".
TrekCore reviews the TNG season 2 Blu-ray set, including many new screen captures.
We conclude our big article series with Observations in TNG: "The Neutral Zone" and the corresponding HD screen cap gallery at TrekCore. Stay tuned as we are preparing season 2, with the next article ("The Child") arriving some time in December.
As the release date of the TNG season 2 Blu-ray discs is approaching, TrekCore has posted an interview with Denise and Mike Okuda, who were overseeing the remastering process.
Here is our article with Observations in TNG: "Conspiracy", another episode with several visual highlights. As usual, you can find an extensive HD screen cap gallery of the episode at TrekCore.
I conclude my TNG reviews of the 3rd season with "Transfigurations" and the exciting double feature "The Best of Both Worlds".
CBS has provided some more TNG season 2 preview images.
Second Coming by Travis Anderson: The creators of the Omicron have arrived. The SID holds the secret to stopping these beings but its with a forgotten weapon of incalculable power.
Here are two more TNG reviews: "Sarek" and "Ménage à Troi".
Some smaller updates, such as notably my commentary on the holodeck safety protocol.
TrekCore has posted the first part of an exclusive interview with the staff of CBS Digital that was responsible for the remastering of TNG.
Two new TNG reviews: "Hollow Pursuits" and "The Most Toys".
New SID story by Travis Anderson: Campaign. Just after the death of Calvin Hudson, the Maquis get a chance to strike out at his Cardassian opposite number. Can Ro pull it off or will she fail in an epic fashion, taking the bulk of her cell with her?
A small article by Antony Misztal and me investigates the phenomenon of "Chief Engineers of the Week" in TNG.
Here are my next two TNG reviews: "Captain's Holiday" and "Tin Man".
Preliminary location of the SCN until the domain can be restored: http://gator904.hostgator.com/~nx74205/.
CBS has announced that the release date for the second season of TNG on Blu-ray is December 4th for the North American market. The 5-disc set will include various bonus features, according to TrekCore.
New story by Travis Anderson: Salvation. Admiral Johnson has been captured, and Brin Macen's orders are to retrieve his friend if possible and execute if it isn't.
Two more TNG reviews: "Sins of the Father" and "Allegiance".
New Poll: Rate the TNG season 1 Blu-ray set.
See reworked layouts of the 22nd century Romulan ships by Allen Rolfes in the Starfleet Museum, and notably highly detailed "Bluescale" diagrams of the Chowder class.
Here's the next article in our series, Observations in TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before". The HD screen cap gallery of the episode with no less than 434 stills can be found TrekCore.
Here are the next two TNG reviews: "Yesterday's Enterprise" and "The Offspring".
Here is a compilation of some Notable Changes in TNG Remastered, meaning deliberate changes that go beyond the better image quality in HD.
We are now going to release the articles with observations and with SD-HD screen cap comparisons for each single TNG season 1 episode, starting with Observations in TNG: "The Naked Now". Check out the corresponding HD screen cap gallery by our friends at TrekCore. We will try to release another gallery and another article at least once a week.
I will continue to review TNG episodes in SD until I catch up with HD. Here are the next two TNG reviews: "Déjà Q" and "A Matter of Perspective".
Now that I have seen all of the episodes of the season (albeit several of them only in fast forward mode so far) as well as the new special features, here is a review of the TNG season 1 Blu-ray disc set.
I have rearranged a few things and created a new section for the Observations (so far about "Encounter at Farpoint"). Check out a small error that was fixed in that episode in the TNG Remastered Blog.
Clare Raymond's family tree in TNG: "The Neutral Zone" was revised for the HD edition. The sometimes rather silly in-jokes were altered to be less obvious, and some other things were fixed too. Read more in my TNG Remastered Blog.
There is one small surprise in TNG-R: "The Naked Now". Read more in my TNG Remastered Blog (no spoiler!).
Soon on EAS: (p)reviews of the remastered TNG episodes on Blu-ray. This is an ongoing project with top priority, so stay tuned for our updates.
Two more TNG reviews: "The Hunted" and "The High Ground".
Redemption, a story by Travis Anderson: Macen is given a shot at redemption in the eyes of Starfleet. It's the final showdown between the SID and Sindis.
Two more TNG reviews: "The Vengeance Factor" and "The Defector".
Check and update of the Links page.
A few small additions, such as musings about the history of the Maquis.
A new SID story by Travis Anderson: Countdown to Annihilation. Ro and Macen are assigned to track down a renegade Maquis commander. His plan, to strike the Federation's seat of power near the DMZ in order to eliminate "collaborators".
Two more TNG reviews: "The Enemy" and "The Price".
Here is a new story in the Star Trek Universal series by J. Grey: The Lady. Things get serious when a new passenger comes aboard.
I can't believe it took me as long as 14 years to take care of one of the most obvious Star Trek topics: the Redshirt Deaths in TOS. See a meticulous chronological list of all crew members that died in TOS, and the statistics about shirt colors and other facts.
Two more TNG reviews: "The Bonding" and "Booby Trap".
Another story by Travis Anderson: Shot in the Dark. Odo has a murder on his hands. Can he solve it before a conference between the Maquis and the Cardassians breaks down?
EAS wins the Starbase 400 Award. Thanks a lot to Mike Bremer and staff!
New short story by Travis Anderson: Privateer. While still on the Enterprise, Ro gets her first taste of command and discovers that she may not be as prepared for it as she first thought.
I can think of more interesting things to do than writing long rants and taking flak in controversial debates. So here is only a small commentary on the not officially confirmed news about the upcoming Star Trek movie. Warning: massive spoilers ahead!
More TNG reviews: "The Survivors" and "Who Watches the Watchers" (not completely new ones but updated and extended).
Jörg has made many more observations in "Encounter at Farpoint".
Here is a new SID story by Travis Anderson: Justice. Ro and Macen are assigned to track down and apprehend collaborators. In pursuit of Harry Mudd III they discover a threat not only to the Maquis but to the galaxy as a whole. And it's all tied into Macen's past...
I resume my TNG reviews in season 3. Here are "Evolution" and "The Ensigns of Command".
Here is my review of the latest Star Trek Phase II episode, "The Child".
In order to cut down the file sizes and to enable future expansions, I have split the articles about prop and set re-uses in the Investigations section, increasing their number from 7 to 17.
Owing to the eagerness of the Firefox developers to "enhance" the parsing of CSS, I had to rework the code of some 200 Fan Fiction pages. Please notify me of any remaining layout errors.
Good news for TNG fans. The prospective release date of the TNG Blu-ray sets is in July, as reported by TrekCore. We are planning accompanying articles with observations, one for each TNG episode (like the one about "Encounter at Farpoint"). As a first step, I will frequently add new findings from TNG's first season to several sections of the site, with special focus on re-uses such as of costumes.
The Dock Worker is the third story of Star Trek Universal by J. Grey. Sometimes there is no such thing as a small mistake.
I have supplemented several articles with suggestions and corrections, perhaps most notably the Trek references in Japanese anime found by Michael Minnick. On a further note, there is a new version of the story Mass Destruction by Travis Anderson in the Fan Fiction section.
Here are "Peak Performance" and "Shades of Gray", concluding my reviews of season 2 of TNG.
Two more TNG season 2 reviews: "Manhunt" and "The Emissary".
Here is The Tourist, the second story of Star Trek Universal, J. Grey's new series. A girl travelling for fun arrives on Station DS401, a place where it's not fun to travel.
Not a big but an interesting update: Paramount's New York Streets Set appeared as soon as in TNG: "The Big Goodbye".
Two more TNG season 2 reviews: "Samaritan Snare" and "Up the Long Ladder".
Here are the next two TNG season 2 reviews: "Pen Pals" and "Q Who".
New Poll: Will you buy the TNG Remastered sets on Blu-ray?
I have included several visitor findings in the Investigations section, such as the discovery that the original Romulan BoP was purposefully designed to look like a Federation ship (which will remain just a side note in the article though).
Now that the TNG Remastered sampler Blu-ray is out, there are new things to be discovered in the episodes. See Jörg's Observations in TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint" with HD screen caps by TrekCore. We are planning articles along the same lines for future TNG-R releases. Go to our partners at TrekCore to see the full gallery with over 900 HD screen caps!
J. Grey is back with Star Trek Universal, a new series that focuses on the extraordinary experiences of the ordinary people in the Federation. Read the first story, The Racer. More to come soon.
Two more TNG season 2 reviews. Here are "Time Squared" and "The Icarus Factor".
EAS also wins Adge's Star Trek Gold Award. Thanks a lot!
Continuing my TNG season 2 reviews. Today: "Contagion" and "The Royale".
EAS wins the STNET Captain Award. Thanks a lot!
I have added a few more visual references to other series/movies in Star Trek.
While I was at it, I have done a site-wide clean-up of dead external links, removing or editing over 100 of them.
I have done a complete manual check of all Links and added a few new ones.
EAS wishes you a Happy New Year 2012!