Tagged: geek

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Smithsonian Explores 50 Years of “Star Trek”

The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is Sept. 8, and the National Air and Space Museum is inviting fans to celebrate with “Boldly Go 50” — three nights of special programs sponsored by the Roddenberry Foundation.

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“Star Trek” TOS Enterprise at The Smithsonian

Neither Paramount Studios nor The Smithsonian couldn’t know the cultural impact Star Trek would have when they donated the original U.S.S. Enterprise model in 1974. After decades of neglect, it’s getting a proper restoration and display in the main hall.

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Everything is a Remix: The Force Awakens

Kirby Ferguson of “Everything is a Remix” takes a look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the J. J. Abrams vs. George Lucas methods of remixing. Many said The Force Awakens didn’t feel new, and Ferguson helps break down why.

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Ad Blockers, Saving Data and Time?

I use ad blockers. I block ads. I’m not even ashamed about it. I’m not anti-ads, I just want to browse the web quickly and efficiently. Don’t we all? More and more research is bearing it out that ad-filled sites use more data, bandwidth and load time. Not cool.

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Doctor Who? Bad Wolf? Columbia Heights?!

On my way out to try the Candy Corn Martini, I noticed the following spray painted on the escalator maintenance shelter at Columbia Heights. BAD WOLF. I’m not sure if this means the universe is still in danger, or that...

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Jem Trek: To Boldly Go… Truly Outrageous!

I think The Mary Sue said it best on their Tumblr blog. OH MY GOD WE NEED THIS SHOW IMMEDIATELY Jem Trek. Seriously, someone please make this happen. As the movie was a terrible flop at the box office, this...

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Julio Salgado: POC TV Show Takeover

Artist Julio Salgado has engaged in a POC TV Show Takeover! Recently there was some outrage–which I got caught up in a little bit–about a supposed “group” of Star Wars fans who were upset over Episode VII: The Force Awakens...

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Racebent Justice League …s

Facebook’s “On This Day” reminded me twice this week of some Justice League art I’ve enjoyed over the years. But oddly on nearly the same day a few years apart. In case you aren’t familiar with the concept of racebending…...

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Syracuse Prof’s Star Trek Class Goes Global

I love when seminal works of fiction, fantasy and science fiction are given their proper due. Previously available only for enrolled Syracuse University students, professor Anthony Rotolo will now offer a free and open “Star Trek” class to the public,...

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comics: What if Peter Parker were Black?

Based off of a musing on tumblr, artist Plintoon draws four panels from a very good “What If?” idea. A lot of people talk about how it’s time for a “Black Spider-Man” while not nearly as many articles discuss why...

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comment: the value of fascination

If I’m ever going to wade into the comment section and respond to a potentially ill-informed or inflammatory comment, I hope I have the class and patience of Robert McNees. I can't not respond to this kind of comment. http://t.co/Ft4t0Dztzl...

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literally: can’t even

Is it possible to have a Case of the Mondays on a Tuesday? My mini-vacation making a long weekend out of the July 4 holiday is done and I’m back at the office. It was a hot, humid, and rainy...

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video: Saturday Morning Slow Jams

Because you know what you needed to start off your week? 90s R&B slow jam versions of cartoon theme songs. Yes, really. Told ya. I saw the above video on a friend’s Facebook page and learned there were more on...

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in DC: Awesome Con!

Awesome Con was this past weekend in DC and I still feel a little worn out from it! When I last went two years ago, it was much smaller, just confined to a few rooms in the Convention Center–it was...

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inebriati: Blue Bubbly?

Just a quick entry as work is both very busy and very frustrating today, but I am determined to stick to the “write every other day” rule I set for myself, and sometimes that means not having loads to say....