New 'Take On Trek' Series LaunchesBy Christian
July 30, 2000 - 12:51 AM
Over at the Trek Nation, Fred Shedian has posted a new edition of his 'A Take On Trek' column, entitled 'The Enemy - Part One'. It is the first installment in a series of columns, dealing with how Star Trek writers and fans have dealt with the show's villians over the years:
When Star Trek first aired in the 1960's, two primary threats were brought to our eyes. The Klingon Empire and the Romulan Star Empire were shown to be the bad guys in this universe, the ones who cared nothing about the galaxy and worried only about their own affairs. When Star Trek: The Next Generation aired, their version of an enemy also developed. Although the Romulans became a bit more of a threat, the underlining evil presented was a four letter word which has haunted the franchise ever since, Borg. Yet again, with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the Cardassian and then the Dominion came to light as the underlining evil empires. Finally, Star Trek: Voyager attempted to create several different enemies...first the Kazon, then the Hirogen and finally returning to the Borg. Yet, through all of this, it appears that writers often ruin one show's enemy to benefit another. For the next several columns, I wish to examine the logic and problems with this mentality.
You can read on by following this link.