Star Trek is the vision of, the hope for, and the belief in the human spirit and all of which we are capable. An Earth without poverty, war, or discrimination. Where everyone’s strengths are valued, and we unify to go beyond our greatest imaginings. [Read more…]
I was hooked before the first episode finished, and by the end of episode 4, “Vessel”, I’d begun to joke that in Killjoys I’d found my new Firefly… but it wasn’t until well after Season 1 had finished airing and I’d begun to really think about the show that I realized my running joke was more true than I had imagined at the time.
For me, Killjoys is the new Firefly. [Read more…]
Star Trek means a lot to me personally as a kid I got into Star Wars, but when I got to my teens and 20’s I was drawn to Star Trek and it’s view of what could be our own future. [Read more…]
Once I attended my first con, I was hooked. There was no turning back!
It was at one of these conventions I met my future band mates from Sci-Fried Chuck and Vern. We were all there because we loved Star Trek, we met, and became friends. It wasn’t until years later we decided to form a band. It could be said that Star Trek created Sci-Fried. [Read more…]
That is the lasting legacy of fifty years of Star Trek, that by believing in a better way, we can build a better world. It might not be easy or simple. We might not be able to do it just by watching those old episodes. We may need to help those around us to see how important it is to value our differences. We may need to go out and fight for that future. But together, using the message we learned from a science fiction show from the sixties, we can change our world, build the future that we saw within our television screens. [Read more…]
So, is it wise to take on this mission before we have propulsion systems capable of making the trip in a shorter period of time? Would it be ethical of us to do this now, when we have no choice but make it a one-way mission? Will our first colony mission to Mars end with us impaled upon the spear, or riding it further into new frontiers? [Read more…]
For the most part the books tried to close some of the plot holes left by prequel trilogy. Some of these worked out better than others, but it was nice to see. I will also be curious to see how many of the changes that took place in these books become changes and carry over to the new trilogy. I have a feeling that the described size of the rebellion and its fleet in Beware the Power of the Dark Side will play a role in the coming movies, but we will see. [Read more…]
I drove down to a dive theater in another part of town the next weekend, where some of them said the best audience participation would be, but was told that I wasn’t yet old enough to get in to see the show. But standing outside, all on my own, leaning up against my car, and watching the costumed crowd who was old enough to get in was also a show worth seeing that first time. [Read more…]
There has never been any particular reason why the Doctor should regenerate from a white man into a white man. But the idea of the Doctor regenerating into the body of a woman was considered either ridiculous or simply contrary to established continuity. I myself have made the rude and insensitive comment that I “do not want to see the Doctor arbitrarily switch genders like some sort of South American tree frog.” [Read more…]
Sometimes, the items you find make you wonder what changed… was it the things you loved, or was it perhaps just you?
So I came across a few scifi related things while in spring cleaning mode, mostly papers or flyers but also the occasional trinket, all related to the old SciFi Channel. [Read more…]
We bit the apple, but we’re still a long way from the core. I think with a few more bites we’ll achieve our goals. It might not be what we expected. It might not be the FTL everyone imagines. It might not be FTL at all. It might require a better understanding of, and the redefining of Space itself. [Read more…]
In the aftermath of World War II, writer and activist, Stetson Kennedy, sets out on a one-man mission to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in Atlanta, Georgia. After failing to get Klan members arrested, Kennedy risks his life to pass on valuable Klan information to the producers of the Superman Radio Show. [Read more…]