How Cinematic Are the Star Trek Films?
As everyone knows, Star Trek began life as a TV series in the ’60’s that lasted three years. This was followed by a short-lived animated series that continued the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and a subsequent live-action show ended up transformed into the first big-screen adventure, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (though with ten […]
The Future of Star Wars
We live in a Star Wars culture. For nearly 35 years, this cinematic phenomenon has affected our society in more ways than it just being a movie series. It changed the entire motion picture industry, for instance. We’ve now had two generations weaned on the exploits of Luke Skywalker and friends with six movies, several […]
Starfleet is Clueless About the Military
Updated 11/11/11, original article published 10/3/11 It’s stated in every Star Trek episode that the Enterprise’s mission is “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man/one has gone before.” Yeah, what they left out, though, is the amazing firepower on the ship. We all […]
Hell On Wheels – AMC’s New Vehicle
Hell On Wheels sounds like a subtitle for a Ghost Rider movie or something about bikers like Sons of Anarchy, but it’s really a new western TV series on American Movie Classics (as much of an oxymoron as live action shows on Cartoon Network). It’s paired on Sunday nights with AMC’s biggest hit, the terrific […]
Worst Treehouse of Horror Episode Ever
Every year, Halloween brings something to look forward to–the annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode of The Simpsons. The show’s creators are able to throw out continuity of the typical storyline (what there is of it) of the dysfunctional animated family in order to have fun with stories that are horrific (blood and gore abound) and […]
The News and Dead People
When Osama Bin Laden was killed and the White House decided not to release photos of his body, many people in the world (and some in the United States) claimed they weren’t releasing the pictures due to a cover-up. How many of those same people would claim that the photos were fraudulent if they were […]
Should Star Trek Return to TV?
About a decade ago, it felt like we were inundated with Star Trek. The Next Generation movies were still in full swing in the theaters, two TV series were on the air, no less that 15 computer games were released from 2000-2002 alone, and countless books were published. There was a point of saturation, where […]