The Twilight Zone’s “Six Degrees of Freedom” fails to fly…

****SOME SPOILERS**** A near-future mission to Mars, sponsored by the “Whipple” company is on the launchpad and ready to take off for the red planet. With less than a few minutes to launch, the crew, led by Commander Alexa Brandt (DeWanda Wise) gets word from Flight Control that incoming North Korean missiles have hit the…

Star Trek III: 35 years of “The Search For Spock”…

The end of my high school junior year (June of 1984), a question long simmering in my Star Trek-obsessed brain was about to be answered; will the late Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) come back from the dead in the new Star Trek movie? Of course, even at 17 I knew the obvious answer was yes….