Welcome to She Treks. This is, as the name implies, a blog about Star Trek.
First, a bit about me
Hi, I’m Sue. Or Taylor. Take your pick – either name is fine with me. I’m a 30-something based in Pennsylvania, USA. As I mentioned, I’m relatively new to Star Trek. Prior to starting this blog, I had only seen a handful of episodes from The Original Series. I had been meaning to watch more, but never did. The primary thing holding me back was feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of Star Trek related media out there. I hope that by breaking the Star Trek universe into smaller chunks and blogging my way through it might make the experience more manageable. Don’t get me wrong: it’s still going to take me forever to get through everything – I harbor no illusions about that – but hopefully focusing on smaller chunks rather than the big picture will help the experience seem less scary.
The many year mission
Here’s the mission: to review each individual episode and film from every single Star Trek movie. Yes, every single one – and I’m planning on reviewing one episode per week. You know that thing I said about this taking forever? I admit that this is a huge task. Will I make it through everything? Only time will tell.
In addition to the Star Trek we can watch on a screen (in other words: the TV series and the films), I realize there is other media out there (like books) set in the Star Trek universe. I might decide to try to tackle those as well, but we’ll have to see how things go.
You might be wondering the order in which I plan on watching everything Star Trek. As of right now, I think I’m going to watch things in this order:
- The Original Series
- The Animated Series
- Films 1-6
- The Next Generation
- Star Trek: Generations
- Deep Space Nine
- Star Trek: First Contact
- Star Trek: Insurrection
- Star Trek: Nemesis
- Star Trek (2009)
- Star Trek: Into Darkness
- Star Trek Beyond
The middle of this list is kind of a big question mark for me right now. I know there was some overlap between when DS9 and Voyager aired and I’m not sure whether I want to watch all of one series and move to the next or switch back and forth. Additionally, I’m not entirely convinced I like where First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis are on the list. I’m open to suggestions when it comes to revising this above order. It’s going to take some time to get to that point, so I have some time to reevaluate things.
I plan on posting at least once a week on Wednesdays. Before starting a new Star Trek series, I’ll post something discussing what I know about the series and what I’m expecting to see. When I finish a season, I’ll post a wrap up. In between, I’ll go through each episode and review it. While the primary purpose of She Treks is to review individual Star Trek episodes/films, I may occasionally post “bonus” content. This content will probably go up on Saturday.
I’m new to Star Trek. You can assume that I’ve seen the episode I’m discussing in the post as well as all episodes previous to what’s being discussed. My episode reviews will assume the same of you. However, it’s safe to assume that I have not seen Star Trek episodes or films not yet discussed here. While I understand spoilers are sometimes unavoidable (especially with something as huge and long lasting as Star Trek), I’d really like to avoid as many spoilers for future episodes as possible. Thank you for understanding.
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