Deep Space Nine’s “Far Beyond The Stars” still matters…

Brave New World. To those who believe that Star Trek wasn’t concerned with ‘social justice’ issues until the newer CBS All Access series?  I’ve got something for you… Deep Space Nine’s 6th season episode “Far Beyond the Stars” (1998) broke a lot of Star Trek’s rules. Rather than deal with racism through the metaphoric lens…

Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone”: 60 years of “shadow and substance”, Part 2…

Part 2: “You’ve just crossed over into…” In “60 Years of Shadow and Substance” Part 1,” I covered seasons 1 through 3 of Rod Serling’s classic TV series, “The Twilight Zone” (1959-1962): https://musingsofamiddleagedgeek.blog/2019/12/04/rod-serlings-the-twilight-zone-60-years-of-shadow-and-substance-part-1/ For Part 2, I’m going to discuss “The Twilight Zone” seasons 4 and 5 (1963-4), and and a little about how the…

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…

San Diego Comic Con 2018, Day 2 Megapost…

San Diego Comic Con, Day 2 (technically Day 3, if you include Wednesday’s Preview Night) is almost at a close.  My plate wasn’t too full today.  Comic Con is made a little easier when you stop spending the entire day trying to get into Hall H and Ballroom 20 events, as I’ve done long ago.  No…