Star Trek Into Darkness

Today I finally got to see Star Trek Into Darkness this afternoon. I had not tried to scrupulously avoid spoilers, and so I had some sense of some details that would be coming. I had even heard some complaints from longtime fans. My feelings about the movie were on the whole positive, indeed I really [Read More...]

Still Thinking About LOST

Tony Rossi has reposted some of his reflections on the show and its religious themes on the blog Christopher Closeup. Of course, there is a lot of blogging at Exploring Our Matrix about LOST, although, since most of it is from before the move to Patheos, it doesn’t have the convenient tags to help you find [Read More...]

J. J. Abrams to Reboot Catholicism

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Super 8

Last night I watched the movie Super 8. The commercials for it had never grabbed my interest, and I see now that they were trying to be intriguing without being revealing. It turned out to be excellent, and like everything J. J. Abrams does, about the characters in the story above all else. It is [Read More...]

Sci-Fi Shorts

A few things of interest. The Lead asked whether robots could ever replace clergy. It’s science fiction now, but will it always be? Some Turks took offense at what they perceived to be a patterning of a LEGO version of Jabba the Hutt’s palace on the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (not Constantinople). It was, they [Read More...]

From Star Trek to Star Wars

With all the discussion of J. J. Abrams agreeing to produce Star Wars Episode VII, when he is already involved in the Star Trek franchise, made me think that it was worth sharing this classic bit of humor again, “Star Trek: How It Should Have Ended.” It brings the two franchises together, although not in [Read More...]

J. J. Abrams Gets a Jump Start on Star Wars

So that's who Cumberbatch is playing in Star Trek Into Darkness…   [Read more...]

Star Wars VII: JJA and JJB

Stephen Savage made reference to JJA and JJB in discussing the next Star Wars movie. Suddenly the connections all make sense! [Read more...]

More on What J. J. Abrams’ Star Wars Movie Might Look Like

The news that J. J. Abrams will produce Star Wars Episode VII is producing a fair amount of humor and art, among other kinds of reactions. In addition to the Star Wars/Star Trek connections, some have explored what it might look like in the style of LOST. Others have suggested it might need more cowbell [Read More...]

The Plot of Star Wars Episode VII is Now Known

It is now known that Star Wars Episode VII, the first Star Wars film to be made since Disney purchased the rights to Star Wars from George Lucas, will involve time travel and an attempt to rewrite the earlier history depicted in the prequels. How do I know this? Because J. J. Abrams is going [Read More...]

The Definitive Version

Today I rewatched the J. J. Abrams Star Trek movie, this time with my son (and I have to note that the movie is on sale on Amazon.com for $4.29!). I appreciated it even more than the first time I saw it. The extent to which the actors who play the roles are believable as [Read More...]


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