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Wednesday, September 11 2013

Take a Look, It’s in an eBook: An Interview with LeVar Burton

From Roots to Star Trek and well beyond, LeVar Burton says that his time on Reading Rainbow was "the most important thing I've ever done." With a new app to encourage reading, he tells us how its legacy will extend to a whole new generation.


Thursday, May 16 2013

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’: Dick Cheney’s Legacy

Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison is at once the most compelling and least predictable figure amid a dauntingly predictable ensemble.


Sunday, May 12 2013

From Thinking Steaks to TITANic Mistakes: The ‘Star Trek’ Films They Almost Made

If not for “The Guardian of Forever” and other unworldly phenomenon, our next Star Trek film, starring Eddie Murphy, might have been a cross between Police Academy and The Jetsons.


Monday, June 18 2012

The Mammy Image: What’s Christie Love Got to Do With It?

Depictions of black women in popular culture have long surpassed the 'mammy' archetype. Let's talk about Teresa Graves in Get Christie Love (1974), for starters.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

Tough Guys Recite: The 5 Best Poetry Spittin’ TV Characters

Every generic hero on TV can finish a poetic quotation or identify a poignant quatrain (down to the line numbers). But few can spit Tennyson or Yeats with such venom as these guys.


Monday, August 1 2011

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 6

There was both good and bad news for the so-called geek and nerd audience, as Fringe survived its move to Friday night, but they were left with no Space Opera with the cancellation of Caprica and Stargate Universe.


Monday, March 21 2011

The Death of Utopia: ‘Firefly’ and the Return to Human Realism in TV Sci-Fi

Joss Whedon's science fiction western Firefly was revolutionary in several ways, not least its embrace of a degree of realism regarding human motivation, in contrast to the utopianism of earlier TV sci-fi such as Star Trek.


Thursday, June 10 2010

iPhone 4: Wherein Science Fiction Once Again Becomes Sad Fact

Aside from lightsabers, proton packs, warp drive and teleportation, many of my favorite sci-fi gadgets have become a reality. The latest: iPhone 4.


Monday, June 7 2010

Freeze Frame: How Best to Capture Film in a Comic Book?

For both writers and artists working on adaptations of movies and TV shows, the challenge is to find a working space wherein one's own sensibilities can be effectively meshed with the look and feel of the original text and into a book that works for readers.


Friday, May 21 2010

Starfleet Unitards for Women

Trekkie compilations and more cocoa in Starfleet to confront viewers with the show's embedded sexism.


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OscarMatters: Oscars Resurrected? (Short Ends and Leader) [30.Nov.09]
Black Trekkie: Tuning Out to Tune In (Channel Surfing) [18.Jun.09]
Kinship & Collective Fate in Heroes (Channel Surfing) [16.Jun.09]
Star Trek (Reviews) [8.May.09]
A Shortage of Villainy (Short Ends and Leader) [7.May.09]
Retracing My ‘Trek’ Steps (Short Ends and Leader) [4.May.09]
Summer of Same: May 2009 (Features) [26.Apr.09]
Superbowl Star Trek Trailer (Mixed Media) [1.Feb.09]
Star Trek: Alternate Realities (Reviews) [16.Nov.08]
Star Trek: Voyager, Season Three (Reviews) [26.Jul.04]
Star Trek: Voyager, Season Two (Reviews) [22.Jun.04]
Star Trek (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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