This is the final of 4 reviews for Becky of Film Music Central‘s Music of Star Trek Blogathon. For this blogathon, I decided to watch and review the pilot episodes of the 4 Star Trek spinoff TV show’s.
Tnx to Becky for running this blogathon!
Number of Times Seen – at least 3 times (TV in 2001, 2006 and 21 Sep 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Nearly one hundred years after First Contact, Earth finally begins it’s first space mission as the new crew of the Starship Enterprise is sent to return a captured Klingon to his home planet.
My Take on it – I recall when this show first started.
I was quite excited because being a fan of both Scott Bakula and the Trek franchise seemed to me to be a clear winning combination.
The tricky part of making a show like this is that they have to make the technology seem plausibly advanced yet more archaic than the original series which came out more than thirty years earlier.
What’s really cool here is that we get to see the ideas of Earth’s distant space travel from it’s infancy.
This way we get to also see how humans begin to interact with different cultures and species from the start and not decades or millennia afterwards.
Basically, like in Voyager, the idea is that everything is completely new to this crew and it’s ship.
My favorite part of this show tho is the theme song because unlike the 4 other Trek shows, this one features a song and not just the music.
The song Strength of the Heart is amazing and emotional to listen to.
Being a space aficionado, I loved seeing the pictures from numerous manned space flights along with other exploration “firsts” including Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh.
Check out the theme song and pictures here:
For some unexplained reason, I only watched two seasons of this show and am quite interested in finally rewatching them after I finish watching the 20!!! seasons of the other three spinoff first.
I’ll get there eventually 🙂
Bottom Line – Loved the way that they integrated new and old Trek technology to give us a nice blend of both. Great cast led by Bakula (who is a favorite of mine). Really enjoyed how we get to see space travel from its infant stages and how Earth interacts with other foreign species. Theme song is quite emotional for space aficionados like me and is my favorite of all the spinoff themes. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During filming of this episode veteran Star Trek actors Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes visited Scott Bakula on the set to give him advice about what to expect while working on the series. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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