My first show of the year is a classic one. It’s Star Trek, Balance of Terror. The Enterprise battles a Romulan ship suspected of destroying outposts near the neutral zone. The featured guest star is the late Mark Lenard. This is an old favorite of mine, and I cannot think of a better way to kick off my 2017 in Sci-Fi style.
Today marks the 5oth year of Star Trek. There may have been gaps, here and there, but Gene Roddenberry’s construct has been constant as the Northern Star. Where will it go from here? Pay-Per-View. We’ll see how well that model does for them. Time will tell. Until then… Peace and Long Life.
Wordpress, my blog host, won’t allow certain plugins so hence the screenshot of the gallery link. I may be making some moves in the next few weeks. Earlier this month, I secured my domain name via Google Domains.
How I went from being overly critical about geek properties to a more laid-back, take it as it comes, fan.
I used to be pretty harsh on TV shows and Films that just didn’t get it “right”. You know, “Captain America” (1990), Thor in “The Incredible Hulk Returns”, “Batman and Robin” (1997), I could go on. These, and other movies / tv shows like them, would be targets for my unyielding hatred. OK, perhaps hatred is a bit too harsh, but I loved to hate on them. Nothing was good enough. Even films like “The Lord of the Rings”, as great as they were, would set me off as to not being accurate enough. This sort of childish behavior went on for years, alright… decades.
Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the passing of Leonard Nimoy. As I sit here and reflect on his death, I find myself remembering how empty I felt on the 27th or 2015. The logical conclusion of life is death. While my rational mind understands, that part of me that is what it means to be human, still grapples with the loss. As we grow older, increasingly, we deal with that sense of loss. Unlike others, I don’t believe that one day I will be reunited with all those who have gone before. I grieve, I move on, always remembering the best times and the lessons. To me, this is logical. Join me this weekend in remembering Mr. Nimoy. The roles he portrayed, the art he made, the lessons he taught. Remember his contributions to humanity. Also, take some time to recall others you’ve lost, and smile for they are not truly gone as long as we Remember.
Until next time, Live Long, Prosper, and May the Force be with You.
This is a visual top nine list of some of my favorite sci-fi television, recurring, creature races. They may not have been on every week but they were always the threat in the background. I am trying to limit these to characters that were not rendered through stop-motion or computer generation. These are cats in suits, sweating and trying to emote through plastic, foam rubber or heavy make-up. Also, being a child of the 70’s this list will be populated with the earlier versions of these characters even if the modern versions may be technically more visually stunning. Some are written seriously while others are just silly and meant to be.
At first, this list was just an excuse to post about my number one choice. It was going to be all about the monstrous adversaries on the great series from yesteryear, but quickly grew into something else. The list excludes individual characters, even though individual character photos are used in some cases.
The 70’s saw some great leaps in entertainment technology. Movies became more expansive. TV had great syndicated shows and Saturday Morning Cartoons were in their Golden Age. Toys were easily produced and widely accessible. Comics and Magazines were some of the best avenues for all of the aforementioned outlets to showcase their properties.
Here are some great comics from that era, a bygone age that we’ll never see the likes of again.