Posts Tagged ‘star trek’

STAR TREK: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION Is $29.99!

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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Oh Star Trek, will I ever not post about you?  No…no.  Today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is a great one for Star Trek fans, The Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection is available for $29.99 on Blu-ray!  So that’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country!

You can also get that same set on DVD for just $21.49!  By Vulcan, what a savings!

Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection on Blu-ray is $29.99 $38.76 on Amazon.com

Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection on DVD is $21.49 $30.99 on Amazon.com

 

Remember, this deal is only good for today so…stock up for the holidays!

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City of Films’ REEL DEALS – Star Trek Blu-ray Spectacular!

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

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Holy smokes!  Amazon just unveiled a Deal of the Week that’s as hot as Vulcan!  All three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series on Blu-ray, three seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray,  one season of Star Trek: Enterprise on Blu-ray, and they’re all super cheap!  The complete set of The Original Series on Blu-ray for $82.49 is the best deal by far and as I happen to own that one, I can highly recommend it.

This offer ends on August 24th so get ‘em while you can!

Star Trek: The Complete Original Series (Seasons 1-3) on Amazon.com for $82.49

Star Trek: The Original Series – Season One on Amazon.com for $33.99

Star Trek: The Original Series – Season Two on Amazon.com for $33.99 $33.65

Star Trek: The Original Series – Season Three on Amazon.com for $33.49

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season One on Amazon.com for $49.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Two on Amazon.com for $49.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three on Amazon.com for $49.99

Star Trek: Enterprise – Season One on Amazon.com for $49.99

 

When you purchase something on Amazon through one of these links, we earn a small referral fee.  This helps us out with the costs of running the site and keeps me in the alcohol induced stupor that’s required to churn out The City Strip each and every week.  Each and every…increasingly long pointless week.  Thank you for supporting CityofFilms!

Our Favorite Sci-Fi Movies (That Don’t Begin with “Star”)

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Our Favorite Sci Fi Movies That Don't Start With Star

Science Fiction has always played a pivotal role in cinema. It is a means by which we can look into the future and speculate as to what “could be”. Our only limit is our imaginations, and our imaginations provide an infinite number of possibilities. With that being said there have been some incredible films that allow us to look forward and wonder, “what if?”. Whether it is the existence of extra terrestrials or humankind’s self destructive nature – these possibilities are fascinating.

While it is easy to point to the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises because they are so iconic, we decided that would be too easy. Below are our favorite Science Fiction films that do not begin with the word “Star”. Did we miss something? Share your favorite with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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My Top Ten Favourite Episodes of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Star Trek Enterprise

Here it is folks, the final day of Star Trek Week!

Star Trek: Enterprise (ENT), or simply Enterprise as it was known for the first two years, was the series that many fans blame for killing Star Trek.  It premiered the same year Voyager ended and by that point it was felt that Star Trek in general needed a break.  Waiting a few years to make people hungry for Star Trek again would not have been a bad thing in my opinion.  That said, I always enjoyed ENT and was disappointed that it wasn’t given seven seasons like its brethren.  That’s right, Enterprise was the first series since the original that did not last seven seasons.

The premiere episode, Broken Bow, debuted on September 26, 2001 to big ratings but for the next four years those ratings would slide down and never recover.  In fact, during the later part of season three, word spread that this could be the last season of the show.  Similar to what happened in 1968 with TOS, fans bombarded UPN and Paramount with letters begging for the series to be renewed, and as in 1968…it worked…for one more season.  Star Trek: Enterprise would last four seasons with a total of 98 episodes.  Its last episode, These Are the Voyages…aired on May 13, 2005 and would signal the end of Star Trek.  For the first time since 1987…there would be no Star Trek series in production.

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My Top Ten Favourite Episodes of STAR TREK: VOYAGER

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Star Trek Voyager

It’s day four of Star Trek Week!  I see Graham and Ryan checking the clock and looking annoyed.  Don’t worry guys, it’s almost over!

Star Trek: Voyager (VOY) came around during a period of maximum Star Trek saturation.  Voyager premiered only a year after TNG ended and only two years after DS9 premiered.  This is most likely the point in which “Star Trek fatigue” took root, but more on that tomorrow.  Star Trek: Voyager debuted on January 16, 1995 with the episode “Caretaker” and, like its sister shows, would last seven seasons for a total of 172 episodes before closing with “Endgame” on May 23, 2001.

Hit the jump for my favourite episodes!

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My Top Ten Favourite Episodes of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Star Trek Deep Space Nine

Welcome to day three of Star Trek Week!  Today we’ll focus on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) which was the last series Gene Roddenberry had knowledge of.  He sadly passed away in 1991, two years before the premiere, but he was aware that series creators Rick Berman and Michael Piller were moving ahead with it.

DS9 brought a big change to the pre-existing Star Trek shows, instead of taking place on a starship as the others had, DS9 took place on a space station near the planet Bajor.  Also a large number of the main and recurring characters were not members of Starfleet so the overall tone ended up being a lot darker compared to its predecessors.  The series premiered on January 3, 1993 with “Emmisary” and would go on for seven seasons with a total of 176 episodes before concluding  on June 2, 1999 with “What You Leave Behind”.

So if you’re curious which episodes I’ve chosen as my favourites…click onward!

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My Top Ten Favourite Episodes of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Star Trek The Next Generation

It’s day two of Star Trek Week and today we’ll be focusing on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) seemed like a long shot, no one had a lot of faith that it would catch on.  The Original Series was so great and had developed such a loyal following that people doubted whether Gene Roddenberry could capture that lightening in a bottle again.

The first episode, Encounter at Farpoint, premiered on September 28, 1987 to huge ratings which proved that Gene had done it again.  The first two seasons of the show weren’t bad, but it wouldn’t be until season three (a symptom of most post-TOS series) that the show really took off and became the epic space adventure we all know and love.  TNG lasted seven seasons for a total of 178 episodes and ended its run with “All Good Things” on May 23, 1994.

So hit the jump and I’ll let you know which episodes I’ve chosen…as my favourites.

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My Top Ten Episodes of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Star Trek The Original Series

We’ll begin our first day of Star Trek Week with the first Star Trek series…The Original Series (TOS).  The show had an unusual beginning.  As with most television programs, a pilot was made in order to sell it to the network.  The entire crew, with the exception of Leonard Nimoy as Spock, were different.  Instead of Captain Kirk we had Captain Pike played by Jeffery Hunter.  The pilot, called “The Cage”, was well received but the network didn’t feel that they could go ahead with the series.  They called it “too cerebral”.  In most cases, this is where it would end.

However, in a very rare move, the studio decided to order ANOTHER pilot under the condition that they recast the majority of the roles and up the action.  Thus a second pilot was made, this time with William Shatner as Captain Kirk.  “Where No Man Has Gone Before” impressed the studio and Star Trek was ordered to series, and the rest, as they say, is history.  The first episode, “The Man Trap”, premiered on September 8, 1966 and the show lasted for three seasons with a total of 79 episodes before finally bowing out on June 3, 1969 with the lackluster “Turnabout Intruder”.

So hit the jump and come see which episodes I’ve chosen…as my favourites.

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STAR TREK WEEK!

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Star Trek Week Promo

Star Trek Into Darkness premieres this Friday so Graham and Ryan have graciously allowed me to turn this into STAR TREK WEEK!

Perhaps “allowed” isn’t the right word.  Maybe “I didn’t ask them at all and they don’t know anything about it” would be better.

So starting on Monday I’ll begin posting my top ten favourite Star Trek episodes from each series.  So get ready for The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise!

I’m sure my fellow Trekkies will find this fun and I hope you’ll let us know YOUR favourite episodes as well!  For those of you who aren’t Trekkies…well…you should read these articles anyway and laugh about what a geek I am.  Everybody wins!

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: The Final Trailer

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Movie

The marketing push for Star Trek Into Darkness is in full swing, we’ve had lots of posters, TV spots, interviews, and trailers in the past week.  Today they released what will be the final trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness and it’s a good one.  Lots of action, lots of mystery, as well as some new footage.

Check it out below!

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