Posts Tagged ‘TV’

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 28: William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES episode, "The Cloud Minders." Season 3, episode 21. Original air date, February 28, 1969. Image is a frame grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

It is hard to imagine that the original Star Trek series is now fifty years old.

It is also difficult to think of any cultural entity, certainly not a TV show, that has achieved a comparable level of cultural penetration or longevity. So much of Star Trek – and not even the movie franchise or TNG, DS9 and the later iterations, but just that original TV series – has become cultural short-hand.

The series has been endlessly paid homage to or parodied, and Star Trek may be the most referenced pop cultural phenomenon – certainly the most referenced TV series – of all time. (more…)

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Just a quick post here, to pay respect to Jerry Doyle, who has just died.

The news of his passing, at the age of 60, caught me off-guard. Known to some as a talk radio host, to others as a right-libertarian political commentator, he was also founder of the popular content platform Epic Times. (more…)

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The arrival of the new mini-series of The X-Files, which will feed the nostalgia needs of millions of long-time fans of the series (myself included), has also been met by some scepticism from a few conspiracy enthusiasts who are viewing the return of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as a CIA or ‘Illuminati’-backed enterprise to ‘soft break’ key information about real-world secret conspiracies…

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