Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Director: Robert Wise ★★★☆☆ After the cancelation of the original Star Trek television series, which lasted for three seasons from 1966-1969 (only achieving cult-like status after its network syndication), Paramount decided to produce a feature film approximately 10 years later in 1979. Paramount was persuaded the film could be … Continue reading Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The Sicilian Expedition: Alcibiades and Nicias in Thucydides’s Peloponnesian War (Books VI-VII)

Thucydides claims the Peloponnesian War is the greatest event or movement in human history, and the most important part of this great war takes place in Books VI-VII: The ill-fated Sicilian Expedition. The Sicilian Expedition represents the turning point in the war. Thucydides begins to explain the expedition by offering a history of the origins … Continue reading The Sicilian Expedition: Alcibiades and Nicias in Thucydides’s Peloponnesian War (Books VI-VII)