Tagged Star Trek

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...

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...

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,...

Weirdo to Watch: Klingon Christmas Director Bill Stiteler

Bill Stiteler is a man who touches the Twin Cities geek community in many different ways. He directed the film Thac0, about geeks playing role-playing games in a basement, as well as multiple Fringe shows; he is involved in CONvergence; and he is an avid podcaster. I recently sat down with Bill to discuss his life as a geek and his new project A Klingon Christmas Carol, playing this December at the Historic Mounds Theatre. Duck Washington (TCG): What does the...

Book Geek Bulletin: Welcome to Halloween

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 On September 30, 2015, actor Jack Black and three of his Goosebumps costars made a surprise visit to Richard R. Green Central Park Community School in Minneapolis, where students were watching a preview of the film. Goosebumps opens...

A Tasty Read for Fans of Star Trek’s Kate Mulgrew

I had the pleasure this spring of devouring Kate Mulgrew’s Born with Teeth, a memoir in which she discusses her acting career, her family, and the ups and downs of balancing a passion for her art with her attempts at a conventional personal life (attempts which admittedly meet with mixed success). I will admit it—I wanted to read this book because of my youthful obsession with Captain Kathryn Janeway, leader of the USS Voyager. However, once I dived in, I...

Bring Bajoran Hasperat to Your Own Kitchen

One of my favorite shows growing up was Star Trek. Next Gen, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager still haunt my memories. In this universe, the Bajoran people were a race of culture, focusing on art, architecture, and food. One of the foods mentioned many times in DS9 is hasperat, a spicy vegetarian wrap, and as it is hard to find Bajoran veggies, I found a site that has come up with Earth-based alternatives. The Geeky Chef is a food...

Make It Sew!

File under:  Fashion, Snark, Star Trek. Caught your attention there, didn’t I? If it’s been a while since you’ve re-watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, you may not have realized or remembered just how awesomely futuristic-yet-early-nineties the fashions were. This Tumblr blog, titled Fashion It So, comes to the rescue, adding some technicolor to your faded memories of the fabulous adventures of Picard and the Gang. If you’ve been on the Internet at all, ever, then you know about Wesley’s...
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