The First 10 Trek Movies

From SCI FI Wire:

The 10 Star Trek movies so far, and why they mattered: As J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek beams into theaters on May 8, it seems like a good time to look back at the 10 movies that have previously gone where no one has gone before.

It’s been 10 films and 30 years since Star Trek was reborn on the big screen. The full list follows.

This is a fun read. Although I completely disagree with the assessment of **Star Trek: First Contact** which I still think is the best of the bunch. It definitely holds up the best.

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Khan is Dead!

From SCI FI Wire:

Wrath of Khan’s Ricardo Montalban is dead at 88:

Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became famous as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV’s Fantasy Island and secured his place in the sci-fi hall of fame as the title character in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, died Wednesday morning at his home, a Los Angeles city councilman told the Associated Press. He was 88.

This is a shame, but it has to happen to us all at some point. I was a huge fan of *Fantasy Island” (until it jumped the shark), and have always felt that ”The Wrath of Khan” is in the top two ”Star Trek” films (so far). He was great in ”Spy Kids 2” and ”The Naked Gun*. Looking at his [page](http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001544/) at the [IMDB](http://us.imdb.com), he had a longer, and much busier career than I knew.

Is 24 SciFi?

From SCI FI Wire:

Eight reasons why Fox’s 24 is really science fiction. Really!: Like you, we have long thought of Fox’s hit action show 24 as something outside our wheelhouse: Jack Bauer chases terrorists in real time, hour by hour, in the real world. No spaceships, no ghosts, no Hobbits, no magic.

After six seasons though, we are starting to change our minds. After careful consideration, we have come to a stark realization: 24 is SCIENCE FICTION!

The best reason?

3. Teleportation. Anyone who lives in Los Angeles knows Jack Bauer breaks several laws of physics to get from point A to point B in the time it takes for a commercial break.

You want proof? Here’s an [awesome map](http://www.wayfaring.com/maps/show/4698) that shows Jack’s movements around the LA area, and how he’d have to travel at amazing / impossible speeds for it to happen. I can’t believe someone took the time to put this together.

I can’t wait for the **24** season premiere. After reading that article… maybe it is SciFi, and maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much… nah… it’s just a whole lotta fun.

SCI FI Green-Lights Caprica

From Sci Fi Wire:

SCI FI Channel has given a green light to Caprica, the much-anticipated prequel to its hit series Battlestar Galactica, Variety reported.

This is great news… something to look forward to on the SciFi front. Hopefully the series will be able to live up to its fantastic predecessor.