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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

TNG At 30: Writing For Next Generation

Check out my new article over at TrekNews - I talk about my first script sale for Next Generation coming in TNG's seventh and final season. 



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Who's On First? Starfleet's First Officers

Red Alert!  Who's on first base?  20th century comic duo Abbott and Costello may have never warped on a Starfleet starship - although they did go to Mars - but their historically popular comedy bit, 'Who's On First?', evokes a responsible officer rank which doesn't always get deserved attention nor respect.

Check out my TrekNews article about those Number Ones of Star Trek.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Secret Life Of Trek Pets

Like your pets?  Of course you do - don't we all?  Will we still love our pets in the far flung future?  Data loved his pet cat.  Captain Picard had Livingston - his lion fish, floating around in his aquarium in his Ready Room on Enterprise.  Pets are such a big part of most everyone's lives, and they're going to be found in the future.  Check out my new TrekNews article on The Secret Life of Trek Pets.



http://www.treknews.net/2017/04/27/secret-life-trek-pets/

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Where Guinan Knows Your Name

Sam Malone is a Boston bartender.  Guinan is a galactic bartender. Sam runs Cheers.  Guinan runs Ten Forward.  Both of these lounge operating professionals know your name. 

Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg's Guinan is also the hostess of the hippest place on Captain Picard's Starfleet starship - Enterprise 1701-D.  Guinan knows your name, your drink and your species.  Check her and her friends out in my new article.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Raunchy Sex Club or Posh Resort?

Captain Picard is overworked.  He needs some time to himself - a little rest and relaxation.  So he does what any Starfleet professional would do.  He goes to vacation at the fabled Planet of Risa.  The world is known for its warm, welcoming hospitality - and for having a well earned reputation as a bit of a raunchy sex club.  

Check out my article where we find Picard in paradise.




Sunday, April 9, 2017

Interactive Technical Manual - Landmark TNG App

If you were lucky enough to pick this up back in the late 90's, you know what it's like to walk through the Enterprise - without ever leaving your office or computer room.  

Check out my article at TrekNews.





Thursday, March 30, 2017

Healthcare Of The Future

Healthcare is on everyone's minds these days - and we're looking to the future to see just how we'll be healing come Dr. Crusher's time.  

Check out my new article on Trek medical marvels.


http://www.treknews.net/2017/03/28/star-trek-healthcare/




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.

 http://collider.com/star-trek-discovery-premiere-date-delayed-spocks-dad-cast/

Read more here:

http://collider.com/star-trek-discovery-premiere-date-delayed-spocks-dad-cast/

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.


Read more:

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/01/chris_hemsworth_to_appear_in_s.html

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.


Read more here:  
http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/5/14181534/star-trek-fan-film-copyright-lawsuit-paramount

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.