How to make a new Star Trek series work...

The excitement that greeted the announcement of a new Star Trek series on CBS All Access didn’t quite reach Star Wars sequel levels, but fans are definitely talking. Of course, just like the reaction that accompanied The Force Awakens, enthusiasm is tempered by fear: what if the new series fails to meet expectations?

A Sonnet on Martian Water, Sep. 28, 2015

Bleak cousin, with your empty sands of red,
Your once-canals now dried-up, mocking scars:
How could you now be anything but dead?
The Vikings told us: there’s no life on Mars.
We watched you still: we sent our rovers there
To raid your rills and analyze your dust
In hopes of finding any life you’d bear
Or moisture flowing…