Material Flats (Fine Alpinist Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
George Takei recalls his childhood in Japanese internment camps, and his rise to film stardom in an easy to read Manga-style graphic novel.
Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols not only broke the color barrier in science fiction, she turned the astronaut corps into a slice of America.
Thoroughbreds is one of the most fun and playful dark comedies in ages.
Mozart’s “Abduction From The Seraglio” beams into the 23rd Century in this wildly inventive opera for the future.
For 25 years fans of the outrageously quirky ABC television show Twin Peaks have been patiently waiting for more. The fans kept this series alive long after it was dead and now it is back raw and rated R.
Three Doctor Whos unite to battle Zygons in a vast time conundrum centered on the Tower of London. It’s an action packed movie infused with traces of Star Wars, Dune, and any other Sci Fi franchise worth its hyper-salt.
Dust off the Captain’s log. After a big-screen hiatus, the Enterprise is back – and bold as ever. Steve Stav carefully navigates the spoiler minefield in his review of J.J. Abrams’ reverential re-boot of the Star Trek saga.
Carl F Gauze rounds up the best of those who left us last year. If there’s a more perfect number than nineteen, we’ve yet to find it!
Carl F Gauze selects the 19 most important public figures to pass away in the last 12 months. Sad – but true!
Seven years of loving volunteer work produces an excellent Star Trek parody. Carl F Gauze thinks it’s about time.
The kid can write. Who knew? Ben Varkentine is just as surprised as you are.
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As a dog returns to its… master, so VH-1 returns to excavate the ’80s once more. But Ben Varkentine’s been digging those fields a lot longer than they have, and he’s got the scars to prove it.
This Black Heart Is Gonna Break (Velvafonic). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Scoring Buffy, hangin’ with ‘Nsync, picking up interstellar babes and new wave girls… all in a day’s work for the men of Nerf Herder. Julio Diaz attempts to run an extensive interview with singer Parry Grip in less than 12 parsecs.
Music From the Original Television Soundtrack (Decca / Universal Classics). Review by Joe Frietze.
Dragon Con 2000, Atlanta, GA (event review and photos by Frank Mullen).
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