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Twilight Zone Origins in War


Being a Science Fiction fan, I grew up on reruns of Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Twilight Zone, just to name a few.  Probably the most memorable Twilight Zone episode is the one with William Shatner and the monster on the wing.  I couldn’t help it; I put a nod …

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World War I and Desert Storm


Over the weekend, I made my first real outing (other than grocery stores) to a lecture at the library on World War I.   It’s the 100th anniversary of WWI, the 75 anniversary of WWII, and the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm. It was an interesting lecture, and I was also surprised at some of …

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Sensitivity Readers: Another reason to go indie


I just got back from my cruise–a very long day yesterday flying back!  Anyway, I ran across this article this morning on “sensitivity reader” to look for offensive content and was horrified that the industry is doing this. It’s a form of censorship, plain and simple. It starts with the simple thing of avoiding stereotypes, …

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Kirk Vs. Picard vs Janeaway


This video has celebrities identifying their favorite captains.  Despite the number of series, it was primarily between Kirk and Picard, which an occasional Janewaway. I like both Kirk and Picard, but for different reasons.  Kirk fits the original series, and is very much of the cowboy era from when the show spawned.  Picard is more …

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The Disruptive Influence of Star Trek


Today is Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.  That’s hard to believe.  I still remember when it was the 20th anniversary.  A big deal to me then, but not as much to the outside world.  Now it’s become more mainstream, and even some aspects of it embedded in our culture. But I also remember when people looked …

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Would Star Trek Exist without Star Wars?


William Shatner made a comment last week that Star  Trek wouldn’t have existed without Star Wars.  It sounds wrong, simply because Star Trek aired in 1966, and Star Wars was released in 1977.  It sounds backwards. Except it is and it isn’t. First Came Star Trek In the last week, I’ve run into multiple articles …

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Locations Used for TV Around L.A.


One of the cool things about growing up in L.A. was that I’d see places I’d been to on a TV show.  There was an episode of Hunter that was filmed at a local Ralph’s grocery store.  Scarecrow and Mrs. King had a scene filed outside a Gemco (a department store that was turned into a …

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Star Trek: Discovery


It was announced over this weekend that CBS would be premiering a new Star Trek series.  I have mixed feelings about it. I remember when Next Gen came out.  It was so exciting!  The show was back.  I eagerly awaited for each new episode.  Bit that first season was pretty disappointing because the writers hadn’t …

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The End of the VCR


It’s been all over the news that the last manufacturer of the VCR is shutting the line down.  I remember when the VCR first came out. At the time, Star Trek was running back to back with Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea as part of a Sci-Fi afternoon.  One day, the station pulled …

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U.S.S. Enterprise Sighting


I never expected that I would one day be able to see the Enterprise miniature from Star Trek up close.  I first saw Star Trek back in 1976, when it aired on KTLA on weekends.  I was instantly hooked. But the rest of the world was like “Why?!!  Really?!!” A schoolmate kept sneering at me …

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