Searching for Spock, and the issue of recasting…

News broke earlier this week that “Star Trek Discovery” has recast the role of “Spock” yet again, and the actor they’ve chosen is Ethan Peck (grandson of legendary actor Gregory Peck).  This isn’t the first time “Star Trek: Discovery” has recast a previously established role for the new series. Mark Lenard was the original actor to play…

“The Meg” is a big, silly, tongue-in-cheek fish tale…

I make no secret of the fact that I think 1975’s JAWS is one of the most perfect pieces of cinema ever stitched together in an editing bay.   Even its imperfections add to its perfection.  So yeah, I may be a teensy bit biased when it comes to reviewing shark movies, since every shark…

Day 5 of Star Trek Las Vegas 2018, final log entry…

First off, I want to apologize to any readers who’ve been following my posts from Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 for the previous four days.   I meant to file a post last night, the last night of the event, but I didn’t crawl back to my hotel room till around 8:30-9 pm and my…

Star Trek Las Vegas 2018, Day 4 … a Galaxy-class surprise!

Links to previous posts on Star Trek Las Vegas: Star Trek Las Vegas, Day One: August 1st, 2018… Star Trek at Las Vegas, Day Two: August 2nd, 2018… Star Trek at Las Vegas, day 3: Keep on trekking… Now it’s the end of Day 4, and by now the whole internet is ablaze with the…

Star Trek at Las Vegas, day 3: Keep on trekking…

As the familiar narrative voice of the late Majel Barrett Roddenberry might say, “Last time on Star Trek, Last Vegas…” Star Trek Las Vegas, Day One: August 1st, 2018… Star Trek at Las Vegas, Day Two: August 2nd, 2018… Day three of the annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas was a day for revisiting…

Star Trek at Las Vegas, Day Two: August 2nd, 2018…

Here’s a link to the events of Star Trek Las Vegas Day One. Day two began a bit uneventfully.  I put on my Star Trek Discovery cosplay, which consists of a  “Disco” t-shirt, black sweats and exercise shoes. Before I continue, I wish to say thank you to the producers and particularly the costume designers…

Star Trek Las Vegas, Day One: August 1st, 2018…

After a three and a half hour ‘car trek’ through the rugged desertscapes of California and Nevada (including former USS Enterprise Captain Chris Pike’s future birthplace of Mojave, see: “The Cage” uncut) I arrived at the Rio hotel/casino around 10 am this morning for the annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.  This marked my…