Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

I Join Forces With TrekNews - My TNG at 30 Column

I'm thrilled to announce that I have joined forces with TrekNews. Here's my first column in my special series focusing in on The Next Generation at 30.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Spock, I Am Your Father

Trekkies know Vulcans.  Trekkies know Spock.  If there's one other Vulcan they know better, it's Sarek - or Spock's Dad.  Yeah, there was Tuvok, in Voyager, but well you know, he wasn't a respected Vulcan ambassador.  Star Trek: Discovery aims to get us all acquainted with Spock's dear old dad once again.

Read more here:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Star Trek 4 To Feature Thor's Chris Hemsworth

All you Thor fans and Trekkies out there are in for a treat.  Actor Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in The Avengers movies and his own solo installments, will be reprising his role as Captain Kirk's dad in the next J.J. Abram's produced Star Trek flick.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Trek Fan Film Isn't Fair Use - Rules Judge

Axanar - the fan film which launched a cease and desist lawsuit under copyright infringement grounds from Paramount/CBS is going to a jury trial to determine its final fate.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Snacks of The Stars

Good food and essential snacking isn't just something we leave behind on planet Earth.  When we finally travel out to play and work among the awesome majesty of the stars, we'll need some good old fashioned sustenance.  Star Trek and Star Wars has had some pretty nifty ways to tie on the old feedbag.  Klingon Gagh?  Vulcan Plomeek Soup?  Yummy!

Read about star spawned cuisine in my new OMNI article.

Monday, October 17, 2016

These Are Those That Never Boarded The Enterprise

These are the voyages of the men and women who never got to board the starship Enterprise.  They got close, but close is no Vulcan cigar.

Read about these almost cast actors in my new OMNI article

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Netflix Brings The Sci-Fi

Netflix is doing Sci-Fi right.  From the 80's tribute Stranger Things to the upcoming Lost In Space, the streaming service is giving science fiction fans what they want most - solid, awe inspiring and fun sci-fi programs.

Check out my new OMNI article about Netflix and Sci-Fi:

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Booze In Space

Everybody needs a good, stiff drink now and then, however, the crew of the Enterprise seemed always to be drinking.  The folks over at Deep Space Nine also imbibed quite a bit.  Romulan Ale.  Saurian Brandy.  What is it about space travel that has everyone boozing it up?  

Read about it in my new OMNI article.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Artificial Intelligence - The Sci-Fi Version

Scientists tell us - A.I. is coming to our world.  We keep talking about A.I. - artificial intelligence.  We're not there yet. Despite major advances in 'machine learning' or expert systems, computers are still pretty dumb.  What will happen when A.I. becomes a reality, and the machines start talking back to us and make sense?  

Read about science fiction's depiction of A.I. in my new OMNI article.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Woody Allen - Sci-Fi Intellectual

Think Woody Allen and you think science fiction?  No?  Yes!  You should!  Read all about it in my new OMNI article.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Romulans Are Coming

Take my Twitter poll on the coming of the big bad Romulans on Star Trek: Discovery.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Discovery Pushed Back Till May 2017

Star Trek: Discovery, the new TV incarnation of Gene Roddenberry's 'Wagon Train To The Stars', has been postponed till May of 2017.  Share your opinion on my Twitter poll.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

My Confessions

I'm coming clean.  Confession is healthy, right? Here are my confessions about Star Trek for the 50h Anniversary.  LLAP!

Monday, September 5, 2016

First Captain - First Adventure - First DVD

Where it all began - The Cage - both the original and restored version. This is the first Star Trek DVD of the original series. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Carol Burnett Captain Of The Enterprise

Comedy has always played a big, even vital part in Gene Roddenberry's Wagon Train To The Stars.  So, there's not much surprise to find many great spoofs focusing on Star Trek.  One of the best, but unfortunately, least seen of them all is Carol Burnett strutting around as a decidedly changed James T. Kirk.  Set phasers on fun!

My new OMNI article explains.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Celebrate 50 Years Of Enterprise

How will you celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek?  Starfleet Parties? Klingon Warrior Orgies?  Vulcan Mind Melds?  Take my Twitter Poll and lend your voice to the celebration!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Vulcan or Romulan? Ferengi or Klingon?

Which Star Trek race would you live your life out as?  Take my Twitter Poll and declare your alien love!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rio 2016 - The Olympic Games meet The Science Fiction Games

Science Fiction runs the gamut as a fun peek into the future, a frightening look at how our tech and know how can negatively transform our lives, to exploring important social and cultural highlights into just how different or extreme our lives can get - by simply asking What If? Every four years, our world puts on The Olympics.  How does sci-fi like The Hunger Games, Star Trek and Star Wars reflect athleticism?  Read about it in my new OMNI article.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sarah Silverman - Almost A Crew Member Of Starship Voyager

Comedian Sarah Silverman as a member of Captain Janeway's crew? It almost happened.  After Silverman guested on the UPN show, producer Brannon Braga toyed with the idea of bringing the comic onto Star Trek as a full fledged member of the cast.

Read about it in my new OMNI article.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Election 2016 - Starship Captains and Presidential Candidates

A certain Vulcan science officer might say, 'America's Presidential Election 2016 isn't logical.' But even Spock may concede that it's downright wacky fun.  Take a read here, and see just who matches up in an election season that's simply out of this world.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Those Other Crew Members

Not keen on including Riker or Spock on your best of crew list?  Tired of all those Kirk Vs Picard memes and polls?  Here's the Twitter poll for you!  Who do you like out of those 'honorary crew' members?

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Pon Farr Gone Too Far?

The Vulcan time of mating and sexual play, Pon Farr, may go a bit too far for some.  In 1984, Leonard Nimoy directed the 3rd big Trek feature film, Search For Spock, and though it's more remembered as the quest to find Spock and his soul or katra, it's also a search for a Vulcan's lost libido.  

Check out my new OMNI article to learn more.