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Abandoned ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Finale Ideas Could Have Given the Sendoff It Deserved

“The biggest decision was whether or not we actually wanted them to get home. That was a decision that really came down to the wire.” That was the creative challenge facing Star Trek

How J.J. Abrams’ ‘Mission: Impossible III’ Saved the Franchise

For a minute there, it looked like Mission: Impossible III would never get out of development hell. Following the release of John Woo’s dove-filled Mission: Impossible II in 2000, Paramount…

How James Bond Inspired This Underrated ‘Star Trek’ Episode

'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' writer Ron Moore looks back at "Our Man Bashir," which earned a stern letter from 007 studio MGM 25 years ago.

The Classic ‘Star Trek’ Episode Gene Roddenberry “Hated”

'Star Trek' writer Ron Moore looks back at the groundbreaking episode "Family," 30 years later.

How ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Saved ‘Star Trek’

Blame the Borg for why Star Trek: The Next Generation became what it is today.

How ‘Enterprise’ Finale Almost Put ‘Star Trek’ on Ice

The finale for 'Star Trek: Enterprise' — which aired 15 years ago this month — was the worst-received sendoff in the franchise's history.

How ‘Back to the Future III’ Got Better With Age

'Back to the Future Part III' is significantly better than many '90s kids let on.

‘Mission: Impossible 2’ Co-Writer Reveals How ‘Star Trek’ Helped Save the Sequel

Twenty years after 'Mission: Impossible 2' hit theaters, Ronald D. Moore recalls days spent working on the script at Tom Cruise's house and taking over the film that originally had Oliver Stone…

How ‘Revenge of the Sith’ Almost Broke ‘Star Wars’

'Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith' is a film at war with itself.

The Forgotten ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Episode Worth Revisiting

While 'Star Trek: Voyager' often gets criticized for its episodes feeling like they could easily be done on 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' there's one episode only 'Voyager' could have pulled off…

The Challenge for ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2

Star Trek: Picard producers Michael Chabon and Akiva Goldsman were among the few who saw the end of Jean-Luc Picard's life coming.

Patrick Stewart Shares Untold ‘Star Trek’ Stories

Star Trek: Picard wrapped its first season by pushing the character thematically and emotionally to places he's never boldly gone before. Especially the afterlife.