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About the Author

John is a lapsed soccer fan who has played and watched football all his life. He once appeared in an episode of Casualty (he requested that all copies of the episode be destroyed) playing football for Holby City. When neither football or acting fame came calling he took up writing.

John is an author, poet, songwriter and visual artist. His work has appeared in Star Trek Magazine, the Guardian, the BBC and many more.

“An assured and powerful performer who could do well in the slam arena..” – Anna Saunders (CEO of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival).

He has just published his first Children’s story – Aardvark Tales (published by The World Outside the Window Publishing).

Star Trek; The Animated Series

The Discovery hiatus left me with a Trek shaped void to fill. So I’m boldly going where I’ve never been before; The Animated Series. Read More

Star Trek Discovery; Into the Forest I Go

Welcome to my recap of episode nine (the mid-season finale) of Star Trek Discovery, Into the Forest I Go. (A quote by Scottish/American conservationist John Muir).

This is the first TV Trek since 2005, so dust off your director’s cut DVD of Star Trek Five – The Final Frontier and get ready to Boldly go once more.

Episode Nine – Into the Forest I Go

This blog contains spoilers so if you haven’t watched episode nine yet – What are you? A green-blooded hobgoblin? This review will definitely Read More

Star Trek Discovery; Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

Welcome to my recap of episode eight  of Star Trek Discovery, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum. (Latin saying If you Want Peace Prepare for War).

This is the first TV Trek since 2005, so dust off that Millennium Falcon mug your Gran got you because you like Trek War and get ready to Boldly go once more.

Episode Eight – Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

This blog contains spoilers so if you haven’t watched episode eight yet – What are you? A green-blooded hobgoblin? This review will definitely Read More

Star Trek Discovery; Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

Welcome to my recap of episode seven of Star Trek Discovery, Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.

I’ll be looking at each episode, pretty soon after it has aired. This is the first TV Trek since 2005, so get out your Q pez dispenser and get ready to Boldly go once more.

Episode Seven – Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

This blog contains spoilers so if you haven’t watched episode seven yet – What are you? A green-blooded hobgoblin? This review will definitely  Read More

Star Trek Discovery; Lethe

Welcome to my recap of episode six of Star Trek Discovery, Lethe (one of the five rivers of the underworld of Hades).

I’ll be looking at each episode, pretty soon after it has aired. This is the first TV Trek since 2005, so get out your bi-weekly collectors edition Star Trek Magazine, with free ring binder and get ready to Boldly go once more.

Episode Six – Lethe

This blog contains spoilers so if you haven’t watched episode six yet – What are you? A green-blooded hobgoblin? This review will definitely  Read More

Star Trek Discovery; Choose Your Pain

Welcome to my recap of episode five of Star Trek Discovery, Choose Your Pain (sounds like an 80’s action flick starring Sly Stallone).

I’ll be looking at each episode, pretty soon after it has aired. This is the first TV Trek since 2005, so polish your enterprise shaped bottle opener and get ready to Boldly go once more.

Episode Five – Choose Your Pain

This blog contains spoilers so if you haven’t watched episode five yet – What are you? A green-blooded hobgoblin? This review will definitely Read More

Star Trek Discovery; The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry

Welcome to my recap of episode four of Star Trek Discovery, The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry (wow that’s a long title).

I’ll be looking at each episode, pretty soon after it has aired. This is the first TV Trek since 2005, so dust off your Wesley Crusher dressing up costume and get ready to Boldly go once more.

Episode Three – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry

This blog contains spoilers so if you haven’t watched episode four yet – What are you? A green-blooded hobgoblin? This review will definitely Read More

Star Trek Discovery; Context is for Kings

Welcome to my recap of episode three of Star Trek Discovery, Context is for Kings.

I’ll be looking at each episode, pretty soon after it has aired. This is the first TV Trek since 2005, so dust off your mint condition replica phasers and get ready to Boldly go once more.

Episode Three – Context is for Kings

This blog contains spoilers so if you haven’t watched episode three yet – What are you? A green-blooded hobgoblin? This review will definitely Read More

Star Trek Discovery recap: The Pilot

Welcome to my episode by episode guide of the new and shiny Star Trek, sort of a TV show. It’s sort of a TV show because it’s sort of on TV. CBS access in the US and Netflix in the UK. And following the debut of the new series record sign-ups for CBS access have been reported.

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Discovering Trek

Boldy reimagining Trek?

Welcome to Discovering Trek. Each week LSG Media will be exploring the new Star Trek TV show, Discovery.

Join us for an episode by episode recap and discussion. This will be a blog only review at this stage as the podcast schedule is pretty jam-packed. The first review will appear 26th September.

Set roughly ten years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, the show sees the Klingon T’Kuvma look Read More

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