Mutiny Beyond and Below: Crimson Tide vs. “The Vulcan Hello”/“Battle at the Binary Stars”

Okay, it may seem a little unlikely a franchise as famously contemplative and nuanced as our beloved Star Trek would be looking to the slick, slam-bang oeuvre of mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott for creative inspiration. At least beyond J.J. Abrams’ love of Top Gun, that is.

(Re)introducing the Klingons: “Errand of Mercy” vs. “The Vulcan Hello” & “Battle at the Binary Stars”

The Original Series classic “Errand of Mercy” marks the introduction of a dominant galactic power prone to moustache-twirling, bargaining and a healthy serving of brute force. The Klingons we meet in the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery are not that.

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