Doctor Who‘s 13th Time Lord will be played by Jodie Whittaker, a woman. Until now, every other actor playing the Doctor in Doctor Who has been played by a man. I don’t really have a strong feeling about making the Doctor a woman. Not really. I’m been on a break from Doctor Who ever since Matt … Continue Reading “New ‘Doctor Who’ Time Lord is a woman”
Comic book and Star Trek novel writer Peter David is in trouble. He has a massive tax bill due and he doesn’t have the money to pay it. As of now, he owes $88,000 in back taxes, interest, and penalties. All this is from money he earned making a Canadian kid’s TV show called Space … Continue Reading “Writer Peter David asks fans to pay his taxes”
Twitter has banned conservative blogger Milo Yiannopoulos from its social media service after Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones was Tweeted racist, insulting comments from Twitter users. From CNN: Yiannopoulos, who had more than 350,000 followers, has been a provocative and unapologetic voice on the platform. He’s been vocal in the contentious movement known as GamerGate, which … Continue Reading “Twitter bans Milo Yiannopoulos”
Leonard Nimoy, the actor and director famous by his portrayal of Mister Spock on the original Star Trek television show, died yesterday. He was 83. Star Trek was such a big part of my childhood. It was on TV then everyday in syndication and I watched each episode numerous times. I was Trekkie before I … Continue Reading “Leonard Nimoy 1931 – 2015”
A Phaser rifle only used in the second pilot episode of the original Star Trek television series fetched a whopping $231,000 at auction yesterday. Julien’s Auctions, the auction house that sold the Phaser rifle, thought the piece of Star Trek history would go for around $70,000. It turns out they underestimated just how rich at … Continue Reading “Ugly looking Star Trek Phaser rifle sold for $231,000”
Patrick Stewart became Sir Patrick Stewart last year. Too bad the Queen didn’t do the deed with a real life Bat’Leth instead of a non-Trekkie sword. The fact that this photo is a photoshop doesn’t diminish its coolness. The “real” photo can be seen here. I like the fake one much better.