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This look could mean “We’re gonna get along just fine” or “I can knock you onto your backside with one hand while holding a glass of Saurian brandy in the other without spilling a drop.”

Incidentally, who puts books on a shelf that way?


This is pretty accurate



On this day 51 years ago, the Star Trek TOS episode “The Savage Curtain” was first broadcast. In the episode, an alien construct with the appearance and persona of Abraham Lincoln appears on the Enterprise.

To me, the most memorable scene was the exchange between Lincoln, Kirk, and Uhura in which the latter two showed bewilderment at Lincoln’s concern that he might have said something racially insensitive to Uhura. It must have seemed audaciously optimistic half a century ago to imagine a future where prejudice and bigotry had not merely been overcome but had become forgotten and unfathomable. Tragically, it still seems that way today.

Rest in peace to Marj Dusay, remembered by Star Trek TOS fans as Kara from the episode “Spock’s Brain” in which she delivered the famous line “Brain and brain! What is brain?!”.

Ms. Dusay passed away on 28 January 2020.

In this interview at CONtraflow SciFi IX I talk with Vice Admiral in
The Federation Randolph Allen of USS New Orleans.

We discuss all things “Star Trek”, including his thoughts on Star Trek Discovery, and the new series Star Trek Picard.

Randolph also talks about his work with the New Orleans Public Library, and the annual event they hold called “Geekfest”.

He is also is a vice president with “The Federation” which is a 501c3 charity. Randolph is Vice Admiral of the U.S.S New Orleans.

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In this interview recorded at CONtraflow SciFi IX I talk with television, movie, and comic book writer Mark Verheiden.

We discuss many of the projects he has done for both television, and
film such as the recent “Swamp Thing” series for DC Universe,
Netflix’s Daredevil, Battlestar Galactica & spinoff show Caprica,
and Heroes.

Mark talks about his work with Dark Horse Comics, having written for both Aliens and Predator comics based off the films franchises.

We also talk about his scripts he wrote for the feature films
“The Mask” and “Timecop”, both based on Dark Horse comics.

Lastly Mark mentions a few properties he would like to work on if given the chance, and the overall message he would like people to take from his work.

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“Star Trek: Picard” features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.

Alongside Stewart, “Star Trek: Picard” will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora.


“Star Trek: Picard” premieres Thursday, exclusively in the U.S. on CBS All Access.