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Sunday, December 8 2013

My Afterlife As a Comic Book Character: Reflections from the Cast of 'Star Trek'

A visit to Seattle's Star Trek convention reveals the conflicted feelings cast members have towards being immortalized in comic form.


Sunday, October 7 2007

Part 1 - All Time Classics

Where it all began... how TV became the cultural icon it is today, and the seminal shows that offered audiences a glimpse into the medium’s artistic potential.


Columns

Sunday, March 27 2011

Television's Evolution of the Major Black Antagonist

When TV historians talk about the black image in the 21st century, they’ll note that 2011 was the year that network TV consistently portrayed black people as major antagonists in search of the same brass rings that their white counterparts sought for nearly 60 years.


Reviews

Monday, January 7 2013

The Star Trek PADD iPad App Boldly Improves on the Trek Trivia Experience

The proprietors of Star Trek’s 24th century, CBS Interactive, have released the second generation of the Star Trek PADD software for Apple’s arcane (by 24th century standards) iPad.


Wednesday, July 6 2011

The 'Dark Passenger' Attends Philosophy 101: 'Dexter and Philosophy: Mind Over Spatter'

A fantastically simple hook creates a baffling philosophical paradox in Dexter.


Wednesday, January 20 2010

Star Trek (2009)

Stylish, action-packed, and a helluva lot of fun. What was the last Star Trek film you could truly say that about?


Monday, December 1 2008

Star Trek: The Original Series – Series 3 Remastered

TV’s first and most ambitious space opera closes out its original run with brave, ham-handed, unintentionally hilarious philosophizing on race, gender, truth and beauty…beam me up, Scotty.


Sunday, November 16 2008

Star Trek: Alternate Realities

Speculation lies at the heart of what makes Star Trek appealing, thus, these experimentations with detours.


Blogs

Wednesday, June 23 2010

The Best of the Worst Acting From the Original 'Star Trek'

Let's focus on the co-stars, many of whom clearly relished their roles as intergalactic rogues, vagabonds and ragamuffins. So much scenery was chewed by bit players between 1966-69, it's no wonder the series was forced off the air.


Monday, June 7 2010

Kirk/Spock "Slashups" Cover Pulp and Nine Inch Nails

William Shatner's excellent Has Been featured his inimitable interpretation of Pulp's "Common People", which inspired YouTube user kirkslashspock to create this fun video. Edited together


Friday, May 21 2010

Starfleet Unitards for Women

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


Friday, May 14 2010

Thrills, Trills and Outcasts, But Still No Happy Homo in the 24th Century

Is Star Trek only able to come out on the Internet?


Saturday, February 6 2010

Captain Picard a.k.a. Patrick Stewart on Twitter and the Internet (video)

Star Trek captain and Shakespearean actor extraordinaire Patrick Stewart sees no point to Twitter, believing life can't be condensed into snippets. He's not a technophobe


Pon Farr perfume (Consuming Consumables) [17.Dec.09]

News

Thursday, March 3 2011

Q&A: William Shatner on 'Star Trek,' acting and (wink) his enviable physique

SEATTLE — As Captain James T. Kirk on the original 1960s TV series "Star Trek," William Shatner charted a course for a career playing brash and


Wednesday, January 5 2011

Thanks to one special fan, Uhura became a lifetime role for Nichelle Nichols

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Though the part of the comely communications officer Uhura on the original series "Star Trek" turned out to be a lifelong role,


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