Adventures in Off-Brand LEGO: The Mini KRE-O Enterprise

Last summer, to tie in with Star Trek Into Darkness, Hasbro released several Star Trek-themed KRE-O sets. KRE-O is Hasbro’s LEGO-compatible building set series, and they’ve released Transformers, Battleship, and zombie-themed sets in addition to Star Trek. I’ve built some of the Transformers sets, and I’ve liked them. The bricks may be a little slicker … Continue reading Adventures in Off-Brand LEGO: The Mini KRE-O Enterprise

Boldly Going Where No Word Salad Has Gone Before

Like everyone, I receive “word salad” spam. By “word salad,” I mean spam that uses words and phrases from other sources that go together and make sense to try and get past a Bayesian filter. I’ve just received a Star Trek word salad spam. This is a first. The subject line, as it arrived: Picard … Continue reading Boldly Going Where No Word Salad Has Gone Before

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #5 IDW Publishing Written by Scott & David Tipton Pencils by Gordon Purcell Watercolors by J.K. Woodward It’s safe to say that after the fourth issue of Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 that I was ready to give up on this series. My two favorite science-fiction … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On Allyn’s 2012 Shore Leave Schedule

At long last, Shore Leave is at hand! Shore Leave is a convention, held outside Baltimore in Hunt Valley, that I’ve attended every year since 2001, and every year as a guest since 2006. Normally, Shore Leave is in July. This year, however, it’s in August. The big thing for me this year is the … Continue reading On Allyn’s 2012 Shore Leave Schedule

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #3 IDW Publishing Written by Scott & David Tipton, with Tony Lee Art by J.K. Woodward and the Sharp Brothers Two issues into IDW Publishing’s Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 and I was feeling indifferent. The first issue, discussed here, was okay but not especially engaging; … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1 IDW Publishing Written by Scott & David Tipton, with Tony Lee Art by J.K. Woodward When I was about nine, I started watching Star Trek. I remember going with my dad to see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan for my birthday. When I was about … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On the Coming Star Trek/Doctor Who Crossover

Star Trek has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember; one of my earliest clear memories is of the Animated Series and I think I remember a commercial for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  (I do, however, remember a commercial for Alien, even though at six I was far … Continue reading On the Coming Star Trek/Doctor Who Crossover

On Annivesaries and Convention Panel Ideas

Recently I’ve had anniversaries on the brain. It started with this blog post by Dayton Ward, where he ran through a list of film anniversaries — twentieth, twenty-fifth, right on up — that are being celebrated this year. You look at the list for 1982, the year that many critics consider to be filmed science … Continue reading On Annivesaries and Convention Panel Ideas

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1 IDW Publishing/DC comics Written by Chris Roberson Pencils by Jeffrey Moy Inks by Philip Moy A starship streaks by. Her lines are somewhat familiar — saucer, secondary hull with a navigational deflector, two cylindrical warp nacelles — but there are some details that are unusual — the saucer has a … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On the Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes Crossover

ADDED (10-22-2010): These are my pre-publication thoughts. My thoughts on the first issue itself can be found here. END This week, IDW Publishing made me very happy. At San Diego Comic-Con, they announced that, with DC Comics, they will be publishing a Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover by novelist Chris Roberson and artist Jeffrey Moy: … Continue reading On the Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes Crossover

On My 2011 Shore Leave Schedule

We come to it at last, the great battle of our times. No, wait. That’s not right. Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup. No, that’s not it, either. Oh! I’ve got it! Next weekend, July 8th through 10th, in Hunt Valley, Maryland, is Shore Leave, a science-fiction and fantasy convention. … Continue reading On My 2011 Shore Leave Schedule