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...]

Doctor Who: Nightmare in Silver

We were told that, in the episode of Doctor Who¬†“Nightmare in Silver,” Neil Gaiman¬†aimed to make the cybermen scary again. It is arguable that he accomplished that, not only by making the cybermen a little scarier, but also making them part of something even scarier than they are. Spoilers ahead! Some speculated about whether the [Read More...]

Westboro Baptist Church Joins the United Federation of Christian Planets

Westboro Baptist Church announced its plan to picket the funerals of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing. Anonymous responded by taking over the Westboro Baptist Church Facebook page, where they have been posting things like this: News at the intersection of Christianity and Star Trek: The Next Generation always deserves a mention here. UPDATE: [Read More...]

Jesus Wore a Red Shirt

This seemed worth posting again, since this week brings together Jesus’ death (foreseen, according to the Gospels, as clearly as that of a redshirt in a landing party) and the wearing of red to show support for marriage equality. Some people are having to explain that you can be in favor of marriage equality as [Read More...]

Redshirts for Marriage Equality

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I Knew You Were Tribbles (When You Dropped In)

A Star Trek parody of a Taylor Swift song, by Josh Millard. HT IO9.   [Read more...]

Star Trek Into Darkness: New Super Bowl Trailer

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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...]

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...]


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