Retro-Musings: 1971’s “The Omega Man”…

Between the late 1960s and early 1970s, a slew of post-apocalyptic, dystopian science fiction movies appeared in movie theatres…and it seemed like every other one of them starred Charlton Heston. There were Heston’s two “Planet of the Apes” movies (the 1968 original and its 1970 sequel, “Beneath the Planet of the Apes”), and an adaptation of Harry…

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is no scruffy-looking nerf-herder…

Like many Star Wars fans of ‘a certain age’, I’ve weathered my share of Star Wars disappointments; substandard paperback tie-in novels (“Han Solo at Star’s End” “Splinter of the Mind’s Eye”), the dreaded “Star Wars Holiday Special”, as well as the long-anticipated but soul-crushingly disappointing prequels.  What’s kept me going as a fan was an unshakable…

“Deep Space Nine”’s Chase Masterson Trekcore interview…

In March of this year, I had the genuine pleasure of doing an interview for Trekcore.com with Deep Space Nine’s Chase Masterson, who plays Leeta; former Dabo girl and now wife of the Ferengi Grand Nagus.   In Star Trek Online, she also plays the Mirror Universe’s ‘Admiral Leeta’; the savage ruler of the Terran Empire….

Amazon Prime saves “The Expanse”….

Today, I heard some truly terrific news that I’d like to take this opportunity to share wi– — um, yes, er, of course, Madame Undersecretary. * ahem * A couple weeks ago, I had the intense displeasure of writing this post: SyFy cancels “The Expanse,” and the grieving begins… Then today, I heard this: Via cinemablend.com…

The “ongoing mission” of Star Trek’s pilot episodes, part 2

In part one of this two-part post, I took a look at the first four Star Trek series pilots; The Original Series’ pilots “The Cage”(1964)/“Where No Man Has Gone Before”(1965),  The Next Generation’s (TNG) “Encounter at Farpoint” (1987) and Deep Space Nine’s (DS9) “The Emissary.”(1993). For this entry, I want to take a look at the last…

For 40 years she was ‘my’ Lois Lane. Goodbye, Margot Kidder…

The following isn’t going to be an obituary (there will be hundreds of those all over the internet, I’m sure); this is just me sharing a personal memory of an encounter with ‘my’ Lois Lane; the late Margot Kidder. But first, a bit of context…   December 1978… a time I believed a man could…

SyFy cancels “The Expanse,” and the grieving begins…

I’ll admit; I’m a Johnny-come-lately to “The Expanse” party, and I’ve not read the books yet, either.  But I’m a sincere, devoted and passionate fan of this TV series, and it has filled the hole in my heart that’s existed ever since reimagined “Battlestar Galactica” ended its run in 2009…a hole that even BSG’s spinoff…

My long relationship with science-fiction television…

The way it was. When I was a kid there was an emergent wave of science fiction and fantasy films in the multiplexes.  “Star Wars,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Superman: The Movie,” as well as countless lesser-quality imitators of each, such as “Starcrash” (an exceptionally awful movie), “Hangar 18” (a dumbed-down “X-Files”…