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Sources for 'Four Series and the Trek Ideology'

By Jamahl Epsicokhan

December 8, 1997

Source material:

Episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series (series aired from 1966-1969; created by Gene Roddenberry; distributed by Paramount Pictures):

  • "City on the Edge of Forever" (aired Apr. 6, 1967; written by Harlan Ellison; directed by Joseph Pevney).
  • "Mirror, Mirror" (aired Oct. 6, 1967; written by Jerome Bixby; directed by Marc Daniels).
  • "The Trouble With Tribbles" (aired Dec. 29, 1967; written by David Gerrold; directed by Joseph Pevney).

Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (series aired from 1987-1994; created by Gene Roddenberry; distributed by Paramount Pictures):

  • "Yesterday's Enterprise" (aired Feb. 17, 1990; teleplay by Ira Steven Behr & Richard Manning & Hans Beimler & Ronald D. Moore; story by Trent Christopher Ganino & Eric A. Stillwell; directed by David Carson).
  • "The Best of Both Worlds" (aired June 16, 1990; written by Michael Piller; directed by Cliff Bole).
  • The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" (aired Oct. 7, 1990; written by Michael Piller; directed by Cliff Bole).

Episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (series began airing in 1993 and still airs; created by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; distributed by Paramount Pictures):

  • "Duet" (aired June 14, 1993; teleplay by Peter Allan Fields; story by Lisa Rich & Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci; directed by James L. Conway).
  • "In the Hands of the Prophets" (aired June 21, 1993; written by Robert Hewitt Wolfe; directed by David Livingston).
  • "Crossover" (aired May 16, 1994; teleplay by Peter Allan Fields and Michael Piller; story by Peter Allan Fields; directed by David Livingston).
  • "Past Tense, Part I" (aired Jan. 2, 1995; teleplay by Robert Hewitt Wolfe; story by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe; directed by Reza Badiyi).
  • "Past Tense, Part II" (aired Jan. 9, 1995; teleplay by Ira Steven Behr & Rene Echevarria; story by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe; directed by Jonathan Frakes).
  • "Trials and Tribble-ations" (aired November 4, 1996; teleplay by Ronald D. Moore & Rene Echevarria; story by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler & Robert Hewitt Wolfe; directed by Jonathan West).
  • "Children of Time" (aired May 5, 1997; teleplay by Rene Echevarria; story by Gary Holland & Ethan H. Calk; directed by Allan Kroeker).

Episodes of Star Trek: Voyager (series began airing in 1995 and still airs; created by Rick Berman & Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor; distributed by Paramount Pictures):

  • "Caretaker" (aired Jan. 16, 1995; teleplay by Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor; directed by Winrich Kolbe).
  • "Flashback" (aired Sept. 11, 1996; written by Brannon Braga; directed by David Livingston).
  • "Future's End" (aired Nov. 6, 1996; written by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky; directed by David Livngston).
  • "Future's End, Part II" (aired Nov. 13, 1996; written by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky; directed by Cliff Bole).

Feature films:

  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (USA, 1991; screenplay by Nicholas Meyer & Denny Martin Flinn; story by Leonard Nimoy & Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal; produced by Steven-Charles Jaffe & Ralph Winter; directed by Nicholas Meyer; distributed by Paramount Pictures).
  • Star Trek: Generations (USA, 1994; screenplay by Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore; story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore; produced by Rick Berman; directed by David Carson; distributed by Paramount Pictures).
  • Star Trek: First Contact (USA, 1996; screenplay by Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore; story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore; produced by Rick Berman; directed by Jonathan Frakes; distributed by Paramount Pictures).

Books:

  • The Unauthorized History of Trek by James Van Hise (1995, published by HarperPrism, New York).

Web sites:

And special thanks to everyone who sent me their thoughts on what makes Trek the sensation it is. Your ideas and opinions helped me better understand my own feelings on the Star Trek ideology.

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