Posts tagged star trek

Star Trek Into Darkness Review

They see me rollin'...

The new Star Star Trek movie has more ups than downs, and I explain one “controversy” that has arisen from a particular casting choice (SPOILERS)

Star Trek: How Heroes Fall

Readings indicate a "Braga" did this.

September 10, 2012 Last week marked the 46th anniversary of Star Trek. That short-lived series spawned an entire culture, but for me, Star Trek was about more that cool ships, ham and cheese, and cool effects. Star Trek taught me how hard heroes can fall. It was 1996. I walked into a movie theater and […]

6 Awesome Science Fiction Weapons (Th...

Yes, they're awesome. Doesn't mean they don't suck.

January 13, 2012 This article was originally pitched to Cracked, who rejected it. I see their point, but I put so much work into it that I thought it would be a waste to just let it sit on my hard drive. Enjoy! Science fiction is full of weapons of mass destruction, everything from planet-cracking […]

Comrade Picard: Star Trek’s Unf...

"You have good warp drive? I pay many ruuuuubles..."

December 2, 2011 This is an edited version of something i wrote for a class back in college. It got me an A, too. As you can see, while I enjoy Star Trek in all its forms, I still have serious reservations about one little aspect of its mythology… In the Star Trek Universe, there […]

Why Plagiarism is Good 2: The Return

If you squint, you can almost see the public domain rights.

November 16, 2011 As I work on the next Charcoal Streets story and edit the manuscript, I can’t help but wonder at the morality of borrowing characters, ideas, even entire storylines. Every writer’s done it. House? It’s Sherlock Holmes in a hospital. Lion King? It’s pretty much Hamlet with animals. Even my beloved Batman is […]

Breaking the Nerd Hierarchy

Weekend warriors...

August 16, 2011 Welcome back, folks! I hope you like the new site design. If you haven’t read it yet, the first Weekly Muse short story, “Treats,” is up and I’m working on the second one for next week. Vote here or on Facebook, but you can only input more than one option on the […]

The Customer Sucks

The Customer Sucks

July 1, 2011 You know how we keep saying “the customer is always right?” The customer is usually a moron. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever worked in the food or retail industry. I’m right there with you. I worked as a waiter at Flamencos and served food to very […]

The Book of Gaga: Why the Right Needs...

The Book of Gaga: Why the Right Needs to SHUT UP

April 22, 2011 (Sigh) Here we go again. You know, I respect Lady Gaga for doing something outrageous and performing well, though I’m still up in the air as to whether she’s stealing from Madonna, but could the Right Wing PLEASE stop using her as some sort of moral barometer? For that matter, stop taking […]

Clichés That Must Die

Clichés That Must Die

April 4, 2011 UPDATE: Fellow blogger and long-time logophile Amy at Dark Archivist has a rebuttal to one point in this article. Touché, my friend. If you’re anything like me, you love you some science fiction, fantasy, and horror. There’s nothing better than an epic space battle with battleships the size of Alaska blasting each […]

Return of the Revenge of the Son of t...

Return of the Revenge of the Son of the Sequel

December 3, 2010 Perhaps now more than ever, Hollywood is entranced with the idea of reusing old ideas and trying to make them hip and gritty. This is nothing new. They tried it years ago with Super Mario Brothers and to a spectacular failure. Sequels are old hat. Remakes are nothing new. Re-imaginings are a […]

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