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Harve Bennett, the Reaction (From Space) to Leonard Nimoy’s Death, & Those Loveable Westboro Baptists…!Posted: March 13, 2015 in (All Things) CULTURE, This Week's News (From a Certain Point of View)
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Some of us are still processing the death of Leonard Nimoy; but almost lost in the midst of the outpouring of reaction to Nimoy’s passing was the death, within a day or two of Nimoy’s, of veteran TV and film producer Harve Bennett.
More on Mr Bennett shortly, but some of the tributes that emerged in reaction to the news of Nimoy‘s death have been particularly moving or even enlightening.
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This latest podcast, featuring my friend Mumra 2K of HeWhoDares.com, was recorded hastily on Friday February 27th, the night the sad passing of Leonard Nimoy was announced. It is our initial reaction to the sad news, a reflection on Nimoy’s stature and legacy, Spock and Star Trek in general.
This is the link; you can download the mp3 for free (recommended). Or you can listen to it here in the player below.
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As I’m sitting to type this post out, I’m still trying to process the news, still trying to adjust to it. A podcast I recorded with my friend Mumra 2K is available for download at this link; it is basically our reaction, as lifelong fans, to Leonard Nimoy’s passing and a brief reflection on Nimoy, Spock, Star Trek and what they’ve meant to us (the audio is also embedded at the bottom of this page).
It’s hard for people sometimes to explain why someone mattered to them; someone they’ve never met, that is. Someone they had no personal relationship with. But Leonard Nimoy’s passing is one of those that hits you in a very felt way; one of those, in all honesty, I’ve been expecting for some time and dreading.
Tags: About a Son, Courtney Love, FILM, George Takei, Kurt and Courtney, Kurt Cobain, Kurt Cobain film, Montage of Heck, Soaked In Bleach, Soaked in Bleach trailer, Star Trek, Sundance
The remarkable journey of George Takei to pop-cultural icon is the subject of Jennifer M. Kroot’s documentary film, To Be Takei, which just debuted at the Sundance film festival.
Tags: Avery Brooks, Benjamin Sisko, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Captain Kirk, Captain Sisko, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek, Star Trek DS9
Yeah OK, so it’s that age-old fandom question: who’s the better Captain? Except traditionally the question is centered around a Kirk versus Picard debate. It’s Kirk, for the record. (more…)
Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Into Darkness, James Kirk, JJ Abrams, Khan Noonien Singh, Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2013, Star Trek movie review, Zachary Quinto
Now that was entertaining. That was, in fact, the kind of Star Trek film I’ve waited a long time to see, without even realising I’d been waiting for it.
I really didn’t have any great expectations for this film. I wasn’t particularly bothered about it either way, having been largely unenthusiastic about the revamping of the franchise in the passed few years. While I found Star Trek (2009) reasonably entertaining – it definitely had nice moments – I certainly wasn’t as enamored by it as a lot of other people were. I considered it broadly a Trek film for non-Trek fans. I also had gripes with the ‘alternative timeline’ motif, which seemed like a lazy construct to me, as well as with various other things (more…)
Tags: Bajor, Captain Sisko, Cardassia, Dax, Deep Space Nine, post 9/11, post 9/11 television, Science Fiction, Star Trek, Star Trek DS9, Television, TNG, TOS, Voyager
Whilst the Star Trek franchise is generally as mainstream as sci-fi gets, what most passing viewers tend to think of is either the groundbreaking Original Series with Shatner and Nimoy or the hugely successful Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The other three Star Trek series’ tend to be largely overlooked by all except proper fans; the last of these, Enterprise (with Quantum Leap’s Scott Bakula as the lead) suffered a massive drop in interest and following, despite featuring some very strong storytelling, while Voyager, though it had its occasional moments, was generally not of the standard of its predecessors.
However, the third series in the franchise, ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘ (1993 – 1999) is in my opinion one of the most underrated and under-appreciated television series’ in history and in fact the very best Star Trek series to date. (more…)