A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 4 of 5

A great screenshot from Star Trek the original series.

What is Captain Kirk doing in a series on Star Wars?  Well, I personally don't mind a Shatner cameo anywhere, but it actually has a lot to do with my journey to the ______ side.  (Fill in the blank based on your prequel proclivity.) WARP SPEED HYPOCRISYMy Star-Wars-is-a-banquet-come-as-you-please change of heart actually reveals my own hypocrisy. It's called (and this term I hereby coin) Warp Speed Hypocrisy.I love Star Trek. I LOVE Star Trek. Every rerun brings me home to my happy p … [Read more...]

Revisiting Star Trek: VOYAGER

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May 23, 1994 – a cheer erupted from a house packed with nerdy (and not-so-nerdy) high schoolers as the Riker-commanded three-nacelled Enterprise unapologetically demolished a Klingon bird of prey. Star Trek: The Next Generation was about to end. What was next? … [Read more...]

Adventures of the Super Agnostic:The Experience Machine: Star Trek vs. The Matrix

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(Hey! It's Chris Bowsman here with another piece on Agnosticism with my favorite geek flavors. The Matrix and Star Trek.) Adventures of the Super Agnostic: The Experience Machine: Star Trek vs. The Matrix “What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”- Morpheus, The MatrixAs a sci-fi guy and neophyte Agnostic, sometimes people ask me abo … [Read more...]

ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER AGNOSTIC: CONSCIOUSNESS AND AFTERLIFE PART TWO

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(Hey! Comic book guru and Super Agnostic Chris Bowsman here! I'm back with part 2 of my discussion of consciousness, the afterlife, and of course geekery and Agnosticism. Enjoy! - CB.)ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER AGNOSTIC: CONSCIOUSNESS AND AFTERLIFE “Each man hides a secret pain. It must be exposed and reckoned with. It must be dragged from the darkness and forced into the light. Share your pain. Share your pain with me... and gain strength from the sharing.” - Sybok, Star Trek V: The Final F … [Read more...]

Adventures of the Super Agnostic pt. 2: The Kobayashi Maru And My Beliefs

Adventures of the Super Agnostic pt. 2: The Kobayashi Maru And My Beliefs (By Chris Bowsman. Continued from pt.1.) “I don’t believe in the no-win scenario.” - Captain Kirk, on The Kobayashi Maru In matters of Science, I’m in favor of Science. But, religious aims are not those of Science. To me, Religion aims to explain the truth in ways that are anthropocentric and artistic in nature whereas Science must not and cannot be anthropocentric; though I think scientists can be artists. Carl Sagan w … [Read more...]


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