Analog Phasers

Here’s a funny one from my past. The pic was taken sometime in the 1970s. I used to ski at this place almost every winter weekend, and during March Break. I was also a huge Trek fan, back when there was only one Trek, and maybe the cartoon. So here’s my childhood attempt to add […]

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Star Trek Discovery seems on track

Managed to catch the first two episodes without ads, thanks to our PVR. It took a little juggling because the show started late. Luckily I taped every instance on every channel.. So how was it? Good. I was pleasantly surprised. I like female lead characters and Michael Burnham is stellar. “Michael” is a woman, btw. […]

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Getting Back to Bach

Years ago I went through a major J. S. Bach phase. Especially Bach harpsichord. There was something trippy about those tinkly keys. They literally transported me back into some Gothic drawing room. (Even as a kid I loved the Star Trek TOS episode with Trelane, a spoiled brat alien harpsichordist who had to grow up […]

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Star Wars according to a 3 year old

Star Wars according to a 3 year old. I recently watched the original Star Wars (1977, enhanced edition) for the umpteenth time and was struck by two things–first how groundbreaking it was and, second, how some of the inside sets/scenes seemed to be influenced by Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and to some degree Roddenberry’s Star […]

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Sargon would like it…

Remember Sargon? He was that disembodied consciousness in Star Trek who resided in a glowing orb and decided to enter into Kirk’s body. Well, now it looks like our very thoughts can influence a video game… http://technology.sympatico.msn.cbc.ca/Mind+games+headset+lets+brain+control+action+firm+says/News/ContentPosting.aspx?isfa=1&newsitemid=headset-control&feedname=CBC-TECH-SCIENCE&show=False&number=0&showbyline=True&subtitle=&detect=&abc=abc&date=True Call me “old school” if you like. But I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to buy the headset.

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