William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Lost Friendships

William Shatner published a new autobiography this week, Live Long and… What I Learned Along the Way. In the book, Shatner reveals that, when Leonard Nimoy died in 2015, he didn’t attend Nimoy’s funeral because of a Red Cross fundraiser in Florida scheduled for the same night as the funeral but because he had beenContinue reading “William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Lost Friendships”

On Seeing Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Last week at work I won tickets to an advance screening tonight of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third film in Michael Bay’s trilogy of films based on the popular Hasbro toys and the mid-80s cartoon series. Growing up as I did in the 1980s, I watched the cartoon religiously. The Autobots, the Decepticons,Continue reading “On Seeing Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

On Ranking the Star Trek Directors

Science-fiction author John Scalzi ranks the Star Trek film directors for American Movie Classics’ website. Who’s best, who’s worst? Here’s Scalzi’s list (though without his commentary): Nick Meyer Leonard Nimoy Jonathan Frakes J.J. Abrams Robert Wise David Carson William Shatner Stuart Baird The problem I have with Scalzi’s list is that he’s confusing whether orContinue reading “On Ranking the Star Trek Directors”