Tagged: television

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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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Deep Space Nine: I demand alien sex!

From Letters of Note comes a piece of viewer mail to Paramount Pictures in 1993 expressing their dissatisfaction with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. To whom it may concern: I am writing to express my grave disappointment with your new...

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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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video: Key & Peele – TeachingCenter

While I still find some of their sketches hit or miss1, this Key & Peele TeachingCenter parody take on sports reporting looks at a world where teachers are praised for their talents and abilities in the same way we currently...

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video: Star Trek TOS overload

I frequently joke that the HDTV my spouse bought for my last birthday is too large, to which he responds that he could have gone even bigger–that last part isn’t really part of the joke, he seriously contemplated buying one...

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video: Doctor Who Fall 2011 Trailer

Courtesy of the BBC America YouTube channel, the first trailer of this Fall’s Doctor Who episodes.1 His time is running out. This is where it begins. The mysterious child trapped in the spacesuit. The pregnancy of Amy Pond. The revelation...

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fanboy friday: American Gods

This is pretty big news for me–and anyone else that loves Neil Gaiman. I’ve been ignoring a lot of the shows on premium cable stations, so any series on HBO, Showtime, etc. has been off my radar, but if this...

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video: Mashup in the TARDIS

While reeling this morning from the total and utter lack of snow last night, I sought solace in YouTube… as one does. Today’s diversion? Doctor Who title sequence mashups.

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video: something small

The other night while waiting for Jeopardy! to come on and without a less than 15 minute show on the DVR, we ended up catching the end of Wheel of Fortune which is now subtitled America’s Game for some reason.

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queer: Stay classy, Top Gear!

Just heard this snippet on Gaydar Radio as I was on my way out the door to work this morning. Alastair Campbell recently appeared on the BBC show Top Gear and wrote about an exchange between himself and host Jeremy Clarkson that was cut from the air on his blog.

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definitions: WIN and FAIL, Pt. II

TGIF everyone! It’s time again for another little episode in the series I like to call definitions. Like the last one, this one deals with win and fail. First off, a lovely example of FAIL. While I was going to...

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video: ok, you Gleeks got me…

… for 3 minutes, anyway. It was near impossible for me not to know that Glee was returning, but when I heard that Jane Lynch–as her acerbic character Sue Sylvester–would be doing a near shot-for-shot remake of Madonna’s music video...

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RIP: Dixie Carter, 1939-2010

Very sad news to those of us that grew up on a steady diet of television in the mid-80s. Dixie Carter passed away last night at the treasured age of 70. Actress Dixie Carter, 70, who most memorably portrayed Southern...

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fashion: head wound chic?

For those of you on the edge of your seats–I’m home, safe and sound. I’m totally rocking the head-wound look, though. I feel like a background actor in a civil war movie hospital scene. I was instructed to keep them...