In less than 10 days, that's it. No more Star Trek to review on a daily basis. Enterprise has less than 10 episodes left and then... what? It's a question that's been hounding me for weeks, often in the guise of fellow bloggers prodding and poking me for an answer (much appreciated). It's been my 100% guaranteed daily content for almost two years, and now I face the possibility of having to come up with new material or - gasp! - missing a day here and there.
Some would have me try my hand at other cult series. The problem I foresee is that no series really has Trek's sheer bulk of material. Time Tunnel is over in 30 episodes, and then I have to start scratching my head all over again. For a while I though Babylon 5 would be an interesting substitute - similar in content and with a lot of episodes to cover - and it's not completely off the table. I'd like to do Doctor Who as some have requested, but I'm not comfortable with that until I have access to the entire classic series, which I certainly am not.
So what IS the plan? Well, one of the things I'm a little loath to do is lose Trek's numbering. It's been a mark of how long Siskoid's Blog of Geekery has lasted and I'd be sorry to see it go after #726. Or is that infuriatingly indulgent? The only way to keep it going I see is to start reviewing non-canon Trek material. GiT Corp has just come out with a DVD featuring all the Star Trek comics since the Gold Key days, and I have a ton of trashy Star Trek novels picked up mostly in thrift stores over the years...
So one possibility, and it's the one I propose, is to do a comic book each day Monday through Saturday, and a novel (or even a non-fiction book, collection of short stories, etc. I'm not fussy) on Sunday. I can do the comics in order of publication, but the novels will be all over the place, depending on which I've already read (mostly the TNG ones), etc. Of course, I'll have to figure out how to review these other media. "Rewatchability" no longer applies, for example. Certainly, I'll have to cover the plots a little more, since people cannot be assumed to have read them, and it'd be fun to see how they contradict canon information. And of course, we'll need pretty pictures from the comics.
Even if I skip movie adaptations, that should last me, oh, until Kirk takes command of the Enterprise for real! So how about it? Poll in the sidebar.