Sunday, February 26, 2006

A Broken Machine Who Thinks She's Human

By John Crawford

I haven't written much about the second half of Battlestar Galactica's season 2. Not that I haven't been rivoted by the story, or that I don't find it good entertainment. But the story hasn't really moved much since Admiral Cain was killed. They've done considerable character building, but as far as we know the fleet is at a stand still. They're supposed to be searching for Earth, the thirteenth colony, but they have no clue where it is or what direction to go.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Lessons From Star Trek

By Steve Pavlina

One of the best examples of the fulfillment of human potential can actually be found in the Star Trek universe created by Gene Roddenberry. Roddenberry was more than just a TV producer — he was a futurist who spoke at NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and many universities. His vision began to take root in the original series but became far more mature in Star Trek: The Next Generation. After Roddenberry’s death in 1991, the other series and movies drifted from his original vision. So my comments will be focused on the Next Generation series, which originally aired from 1987 to 1994.

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Friday, February 17, 2006

Will Technology Advances Limit Entertainment Choices?

Hollywood has recently been telling America about the financial trouble the movie industry is facing. In response, Americans have asked Hollywood to start producing movies that are good enough to watch and worth the ten dollars theaters charge! Over the past four years ticket sales for new movies have steadily decreased. Why is this happening? Are movie theaters going away? Will movie studios go out of business and further limit consumer choice? This article will attempt to answer these questions by examining the challenges and opportunities faced by both the entertainment industry and consumers.

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Thursday, February 2, 2006

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Ok, we need a bit of humor now and again. From the Google Video Of The Day archives, this fanatsic piece of fan art was uploaded at a small company and then promptly removed after the word got out. It is a a brilliant video to one of the oddest covers ever recorded by Captain Kirk. And he recorded a bunch.

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