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 been … Continue reading William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Lost Friendships

On Sweetening the Farpoint Rewards Pot

Author extraordinare Dayton Ward can’t be at the Farpoint convention this weekend. He does, however, have a mission for congoers attending. One that, to some small degree, involves me. I’ll let Dayton explain fully, but here’s the gist. There are certain authors, myself among them, that he wants pictures taken of with a sign that … Continue reading On Sweetening the Farpoint Rewards Pot

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 or … Continue reading On Ranking the Star Trek Directors

On Talking With William Shatner

Three weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview William Shatner. He has a line of comics coming out from Bluewater Productions, an up-and-coming comic book company. Bluewater is adapting some of his science-fiction novels including TekWar and Quest for Tomorrow — and launching a new original-to-comics property — beginning with the William Shatner Presents … Continue reading On Talking With William Shatner