Remembering actor and artist Richard Herd, 1932-2020…

As if 2020 hasn’t been trying enough, yesterday I learned that actor Richard Herd, whom I’d met and spoken with at many conventions, passed away from cancer on Tuesday, May 26th.  Richard Herd had a long and varied career.  He was often cast as authority figures, with costarring roles in TV shows such as “T.J. Hooker”…

A few sci-fi reboots and sequels I’d like to see…

While the ongoing COVID19 pandemic has temporarily ground much of the entertainment industry to a halt, there is still an abundant supply of reboots and sequels, with more on the way.  I’m not going to rant against them, either.  Yes, one can argue that reboots and sequels are a lazier way to retain a built-in…

Revisiting “The Martian Chronicles” TV miniseries…

  Mars: Warm Fiction vs. Cold Reality.  I have been a Mars fanatic since the age of 9, when the twin Viking spacecraft first touched down on the Red Planet in the summer of 1976.  Mars has long been a theater for humanity’s collective imagination, a strange realm largely the domain of science fiction.  Viking…

The final few episodes of “The Clone Wars” brought me back…

Return to the Jedi. I know that “May the Fourth” has now passed (if you don’t know the meaning of that, you might want to stop reading now), as has “Revenge of the Fifth” (I never got that one; wouldn’t a better title be “Revenge of the Sixth”?).  Nevertheless, I decided to throw out a…

In what ‘frame of mind’ do you watch “Star Trek”?

Meet the Virtual Family. Star Trek has been (“and always shall be”) a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and for the foreseeable future.  To varying degrees, I enjoy the show in all of its incarnations, past and present.  I’m as old as The Original Series (both of us debuted…