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STAR TREK BEYOND review – SA195

STAR TREK BEYOND review – SA195

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen and Evan boldly go beyond…where no one has gone before! It’s the next step in the “Kelvin-verse”, featuring rock ‘n’ roll, aliens, explosions, and lots of weird twisting camera shots! But is it any good? Here’s what Ben and Evan think… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Podcast, Summer Movie Series

Thoughts on Star Trek’s Omega Glory and the 4th of July!

Thoughts on Star Trek’s Omega Glory and the 4th of July!

Some thoughts after my son and I did our yearly viewing of “The Omega Glory,” the classic Star Trek episode that features a world parallel to our own, in which a war between the Yangs and the Kohms nearly destroyed the entire population of the planet. It’s from the second season, and written by the series creator, Gene Roddenberry himself! This is an episode I loved as a young viewer, because there is action and emotion … Read entire article »

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Ep. 71: Where Will Trek Boldly Go?

Ep. 71: Where Will Trek Boldly Go?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhere will the Trek franchise go from here? And where would the Strangers and Aliens like to see it go? See . . . Dr. Jayce put the guys on the spot when he asks for their Next Generation dream cast! Hear . . . their predictions for the future of the franchise! Witness . . . Ben and Steve argue about who had more popularity: George Takei in the ’80s or … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commentary, Featured, Podcast

A Christmas Carol . . . in KLINGON!!!

A Christmas Carol . . . in KLINGON!!!

In researching A Christmas Carol, I came across this video from The Wall Street Journal. I’m not sure what’s stranger . . . A Christmas Carol in Klingonese or The Wall Street Journal reporting on it! Definitely worth watching the report. I don’t know if it is something anyone is still doing — the actual performances were in 2010. “Nothing says holiday spirit like a fictional alien race speaking in monosyllabic grunts.” Indeed! Watch the report below . . … Read entire article »

Filed under: Uncategorized, Videos

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS plot revealed . . .

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS plot revealed . . .

In news that has been reported pretty much everywhere . . . I want to know what you strangers and aliens think about this information. We’ve got the official synopsis, and I have a few thoughts of my own . . . but let the fanboy speculation begin!!! Here is the official synopsis of Star Trek Into Darkness. Vague spoilers ahead . . . In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ben Avery, Commentary

Episode 23 — “Sci-Fi Rip Offs”

Episode 23 — “Sci-Fi Rip Offs”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen, Steve, and Dr. Jayce are together again . . . and, fortunately for you, none of them sing the song from The Muppets Take Manhattan (although Ben has it stuck in his head as he types these words). The topic? Sci-fi rip offs. The three of them make their way through list of favorite rip offs in sci-fi and fantasy, some you may be familiar with and some that … Read entire article »

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Star Trek: Dr. Jayce’s Crew (REVISITED)

Star Trek: Dr. Jayce’s Crew  (REVISITED)

 After watching every single episode of every single TREK series I decided to revisit this posting and revise anything that may have changed. See below with my new comments italicized.  If you are a Trekkie or married to one than you have heard the age-old debate: Kirk or Picard. Today I will add upon that debate by selecting my ELITE CREW. From Captain to Doctor I will pass along who I would prefer on my team. Captain 1st … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commentary, Dr. Jayce O'Neal, Rankings

Star Trek (DC Comics) #25 and Top Dog #9 (Cool Comic Covers #13)

Star Trek (DC Comics) #25 and Top Dog #9 (Cool Comic Covers #13)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: Our cool comic covers come not from the artwork, but from something more personal. Be warned — things from antiquity, like bookstores and magazine racks, are mentioned in this post. When I was a a lad, back in 1986, I was in the bookstore and while I was pursuing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comics, Cool Comic Covers

Episode 15 — “Captain Kirk vs. Captain Picard — Round 1”

Episode 15 — “Captain Kirk vs. Captain Picard — Round 1”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCaptain Kirk. Captain Picard. Two different eras of television. Two different eras of Star Trek. Two different command styles. Two different acting styles. Two different crews. Two different ships. Two different storylines. Two different hairlines. Two different waistlines. And for fans of science fiction, two different opinions. In this episode, we discuss . . . debate? . . . argue? . . . the different Star Trek series. But, let’s face it, most of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Podcast

Star Trek: Our Poll’s Winning Captain…

Star Trek: Our Poll’s Winning Captain…

Well, is anyone surprised at the results from our poll? Captain Picard won our poll, with over half of the votes! He’s the captain most of you would prefer as their commanding officer. So, okay Dr. Jayce, you’ve won this round…but not the war! Picard is an even handed leader who commands respect by how he carries himself, but also with proven results. Dr. Jayce voted for Picard. i just know it. Savor your victory for now, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commentary, Polls