Tagged Star Trek

Fire Up the TARDIS for a Trip to Nerdville

Nerdville is not so much a place as it is an experience—and a familiar one, at that. The latest original show from Arts Garden in Hugo, just a 20-minute drive north of St. Paul, is the ultimate crossover between some of sci fi and fantasy’s most classic films and television shows, including Star Wars, Star Trek, The Princess Bride, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Harry Potter. The show follows The Big Bang Theory characters Penny and Sheldon,...

This Week in Geek (2/6/17–2/12/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 6th through Sunday, February 12th. YogaQuest Continues: The Lego Movie What: Sport & Fitness When: Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. Where: YQdio Come and experience YogaQuest, a blend of yoga and fanfiction storytelling led by certified yoga instructors. Experience a yoga workout experience and a story at the same time. See if you can convince...

Throwback Thursday: With No Melodrama or Space Battles, 2001 Is Still a Space Opera

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. After a short overture, we’re brought into this film by the opening strains of Richard Strauss’s “Also sprach Zarathustra.” Then the tile card appears. Even if you haven’t seen the film, you’ll know by those musical strains what I’m talking about: 1968’s Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s rare...

This Week in Geek (12/12/16–12/18/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 12th through Sunday, December 18th. Books and Bars: Fates and Furies What: Books, Meetup When: Tuesday, December 5th at 6:15 p.m. Where: Indeed Tap Room Books and Bars is an “open public book club show” hosted and moderated by Minnesota Public Radio senior producer Jeff Kamin that provides attendees with “a unique atmosphere for a lively...

A Klingon Christmas Carol Brings Scrooge and Star Trek Together Again

When I first heard back in August that auditions were happening for A Klingon Christmas Carol, I immediately had to share with a group of fellow Star Trek nerd friends. After much fangirling and wishing they could move here for the experience, it was largely not-at-all discussed for months, until it popped up in my Facebook feed as a suggested event. I promised them I would go, so tickets were purchased for a double date on opening night. I’ve never...

50 Years on the Final Frontier: Seeing Star Trek through the Eyes of Minnesota Geeks

It’s been 50 years to the day since Star Trek‘s September 8, 1966, premiere on NBC. A different but equally important milestone happened 20 years later, on December 20, 1986—the night William Shatner appeared on Saturday Night Live, in an episode featuring then-timely sketches about T. J. Hooker and Oliver North and presenting the musical stylings of one Buster Poindexter. More to the point, Shatner appeared as himself in a now-infamous sketch set at a clichéd Star Trek fan convention...

This Week in Geek (08/08/16–08/14/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 8th through Sunday, August 14th. Summer Music & Movies: The Honeydogs with Hairspray What: Music, Screening, Movies When: Monday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. Where: Loring Park As part of their Summer Music & Movies series, the Walker Art Center will host “Minneapolis’ long-loved roots rock band” the Honeydogs at 7:00 p.m., followed by a screening...

Win FREE Tickets to the Star Trek Movie Marathon!

ATTENTION TWIN CITIES TREKKIES—do you want to see Star Trek Beyond EARLY and FOR FREE? How about seeing it together with both of the previous two movies? The AMC theater at Southdale in Edina is holding a one-night-only IMAX 3-D movie marathon starting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, showing Star Trek and Star Trek into Darkness and ending with a special advance screening of Star Trek Beyond. And because we love you all so much, we’re giving...

This Week in Geek (05/09/16–05/15/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 9th through Sunday, May 15th. Feminist Comic Book Club What: Meet-Up, Comics When: Tuesday, May 10th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Mischief Toy Store Mischief Toy Store invites you to attend the first meeting of its Feminist Comic Book Club, where they will be discussing Thor: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman. Books...

Book Geek Bulletin: New Year, New Books

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Minnesota sci-fi and fantasy convention CONvergence has announced its guests of honor for 2016, who include a number of writers: Amal El-Mohtar, poet, fiction writer, and editor; Amy Shira Teitel, popular-science writer focusing on spaceflight; Mark Oshiro,...
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