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”…

The enduring legacy, and ongoing relevance of Kenneth Johnson’s “V”…

****MOTHERSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** 1983’s “V.” In 1983, writer/director/producer Kenneth Johnson (“Six Million Dollar Man” “Bionic Woman” “The Incredible Hulk”), the man responsible for much of the TV that made up my childhood, released an epic two-night miniseries about a fleet of manned, giant flying saucers that come to Earth “in peace.” The onboard alien ‘Visitors’ appear…

My Trekcore interview with Rekha Sharma…

On my recent pilgrima–er, visit to the annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, I was asked by my friend Bob Stutzman to do an interview for Trekcore.com with Rekha Sharma, who played “Commander Ellen Landry” (both Prime and Mirror Universe incarnations) in the first season of “Star Trek: Discovery,” as well as President Laura…