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Monday, December 1 2008

Star Trek:  The Original Series – Series 3 Remastered

TV’s first and most ambitious space opera closes out its original run with brave, ham-handed, unintentionally hilarious philosophizing on race, gender, truth and beauty…beam me up, Scotty.


Sunday, October 7 2007

Part 1 - All Time Classics

Where it all began... how TV became the cultural icon it is today, and the seminal shows that offered audiences a glimpse into the medium’s artistic potential.


Wednesday, September 26 2007

Heroes

The disease furthers Heroes' allegorizing of its genetic mutants as outsiders, aliens, and queers.


Friday, May 25 2007

Heroes

Heroes' set-up was both simple ("Save the cheerleader, save the world") and impressively complex.


Thursday, April 12 2007

Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (Uncensored)

The show has comic moments (commenting on Shatner's weight gain, Ross says, "You have let yourself boldly go"), but the roast isn't so much funny as it is forced.


Monday, December 13 2004

Star Trek: The Original Series - Season Three

Star Trek remains enjoyable today in ways that other, similarly important or influential shows do not.


Wednesday, September 29 2004

Star Trek: The Original Series - The Complete First Season

Star Trek's message of 'tolerance' is highlighted in the few episodes that explicitly showcase the dangers of racism and bigotry.


Monday, February 2 2004

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [Special Edition] (1991)

It is a reminder of the power the faded franchise once commanded.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Star Trek

The overwhelming theme of 'Star Trek' is 'Yay, us!'


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