Category Archives: tributes

It’s Jupiter 2 Launch Day!

October 16th, 1997: “This is the beginning. This is the day. You are watching the unfolding of one of history’s greatest adventures–man’s colonization of space beyond the stars. The first of what may be as many as ten million families … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Anniversary, Star Trek: The Next Generation!

“YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH, DAYTON!” Sorry, folks, but it’s true. 30 years ago, tonight. I’ve told this story before, but on September 28th, 1987, I watched Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s premiere episode, “Encounter at Farpoint,” in the TV room of … Continue reading

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Happy 45th Anniversary, M*A*S*H.

“We try to play par surgery on this course. Par is a live patient.” Forty-five years ago today, an odd, seemingly out-of-place television series made its rather quiet, almost overlooked premiere on CBS. It would struggle through its first season … Continue reading

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Happy Breakaway Day!

Celebrating the 18th anniversary! September 13th, 1999: And you thought your day at the office sucked. This is another one of those holidays I think are tragically overlooked by the various greeting card companies. Come on, Hallmark! You’re leaving money … Continue reading

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Happy Judgment Day!

Roses are Red Violets Are Blue Humanity’s toast Suck on my big fat CPU. Love, Skynet.                                              Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of humanity and the rise of the machines. Judgment Day: August 29th, 1997. Sunblock optional. Here’s hoping … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Gene.

Today marks what would have been the 96th birthday of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. “I would hope there are bright young people, growing up all the time, who will bring to [Star Trek] levels and areas that were beyond … Continue reading

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First Blood at 45.

While the film First Blood, Sylvester Stallone’s initial cinematic turn as troubled Vietnam vet John Rambo, celebrates its 35th birthday later this year, the book on which the flick is based and the debut novel by noted author David Morrell … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek comics!

Earlier this year, I blogged/babbled about 2017 marking the 50th anniversary of “Trek Lit,” or the various flavors of Star Trek novels and novelizations which have found their way to bookstore shelves over the years. Yep, there hasn’t been a single … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Anniversary, RoboCop!

“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.” Take one police officer in the wrong place at the wrong time. Add a host of state-of-the art cybernetic and computerized implants, all provided by a soulless, greedy corporation looking to “modernize” an overworked,  … Continue reading

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Happy 45th Anniversary, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes!

“Tonight we have seen the birth of the planet of the apes!” Oh, damn. It’s on now. In the “far off future” of 1991, people now live in what looks to be an oppresssive, militaristic society. Law enforcement (dressed in … Continue reading

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