Get two sentences into any retrospective of Star Trek, and you’ll run smack into a glowing pronouncement of difference between Gene Roddenberry’s vision and spaceship jockey opuses that preceded it: the optimism. Star Trek promised a future where there was no war, at least among humans, no racism, […]
At StarTrek.com, friend of the Gutter Sara Century considers “The Radical Empathy of Deanna Troi.” “We live in a society that views compassion as a weakness, particularly feminine compassion. The message that to care is to give up your strength is instilled through media, culture, even in the […]
Neon Harbor’s video on Turkish Star Trek has been updated!
David Warner talks about his “Random Roles” at the AV Club. “The A.V. Club: The reason this interview came to pass is because it was pitched to you by Lin-Manuel Miranda while you two were chatting on the set of Mary Poppins Returns. David Warner: Yes, and he […]
At Strange Horizons, Erin Horáková writes about popular culture, popular memory, popular forgetting, popular reworking, “receptive drag,” and “Kirk Drift”: “Why can’t we see what’s in front of us? Why can’t we read? Why do we remember green women, molested, when there weren’t any, and the wrong ‘three […]
Power Records has many superhero, science fiction, movie and tv show read-along records and comics for your reading and listening pleasure!
Friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey writes about 2016’s summer blockbusters: “And it matters more than it might seem that Hollywood has lost its nerve and touch in making blockbusters. Pop culture is how a society of diverse people talk to each to other—finding common idioms no matter […]