|Five year mission to|
find an ego bigger
In "Pilgrim of Eternity" we are asked to believe that Apollo has a special organ (his appendix?) that allows him to gain "life force" whenever humans worship him or enjoy his singing. Sadly, Apollo is addicted to being worshiped and he is reflexively enraged whenever some alpha male (like Kirk) won't bow down or shower him with praise and adoration.
|Apollo brings a human back to life with his glowing hands.|
As an episode of Star Trek, "Pilgrim of Eternity" does have the look and feel of the original series. In this first episode of Star Trek Continues we get a complete morality lesson in 51 minutes, with Kirk and crew teaching the powerful alien Apollo how to not be a dick.
Slavery in Science Fiction
|The slave girl Lolani in chains with her owner|
For me as a Star Trek fan, nothing was more disappointing than an episode that ended up with the crew of the Enterprise on some silly "mirror Earth" where we were forced to re-enact some aspect of Earth history such as a gun fight out of the American wild west or a Roman-like society built around slavery.
|The knife-wielding Lolani|
The end of "Lolani" makes one side of an interesting bridge into the third episode of Star Trek Continues. "Fairest Of Them All" is a sequel to the original series episode "Mirror, Mirror".
|Mirror red shirt, Evil|
|The "Captain's Woman" and Spock|
Sadly, the plot of "Fairest Of Them All" is about as far away from the mission of the Enterprise and the point of Star Trek as you can get. Rather than seek out new life and civilizations, mirror Kirk bombards a planet with photon torpedoes, happy to destroy a peaceful civilization and then send in the dilithium strip miners.
|"We all have knives!"|
If this new Star Trek series continues then maybe we can even get an episode that shows us a strange new world and an interesting new alien, or is Star Trek for ever lost in the Derivative Zone?
|To (mis)quote Lieutenant Riley and Gene Roddenberry,|
"Female crew members should wear their hair
loosely and artfully draped over their boobs."
Search for Interesting Hollywood Aliens
An earlier 2014 SIHA award nomination.
The 2014 SIHA Award.
2017: 5 more episodes of Star Trek Continues