Tagged: Star Trek

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My Predilection for Watching Movie Series

I don’t know it’s a mild form of OCD, but I have a fixation on watching things (and sometimes re-watching) things to completion.  The incorporation of iTunes as our primary media collection at home has made this MUCH easier since I can continue watching something when I’m away from home....

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Leonard Nimoy

The butterfly effect is an amazing thing.  For example, in 1966 Leonard Nimoy appeared as a character named Spock in a science fiction television show called Star Trek.  A whole generation grew up knowing that an actor infused personality into an analytical and very relatable character who was about logic...

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YouTube Cleanup: #StarTrek video from @UniversalORL in 1991

Talk about “back in the day”… In the early days of Universal Studios Florida, there was a blue screen “screen test” attraction next to the old King Kong ride (which is now the Revenge of the Mummy ride).  The attraction, called “Star Trek Screen Test Home Video Adventure” would have park attendees dress up...

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Revisiting old goals: Watching Academy Award winners of Best Picture

I often come up with entertainment projects designed to expand my pop culture savvy.  This usually results in me binging on some TV series I missed out on or need to refresh my memory about.  (For example, I’ve been watching the original Star Trek again lately: https://twitter.com/TomCroom/status/418089593972731905) A few years back...

Yesterday I went to the @E3Expo for the first time. Strange photo stuff happened. 0

Yesterday I went to the @E3Expo for the first time. Strange photo stuff happened.

Good morning!  I am in Los Angeles getting work done on that zany convention stuff I do, but I thought I’d take a minute this morning to post that I *am* alive, doing well, and that I went to the E3 Expo yesterday.  I took a bunch of photos, but...

Captain EO makes fun of my childhood OR Yes, kids, the Eighties WERE that cheesy. 2

Captain EO makes fun of my childhood OR Yes, kids, the Eighties WERE that cheesy.

The Cosmos. A universe of good and evil where a small group struggles to bring freedom to the countless worlds of dispair. A rag tag band led by the infamous Captain EO. Oh Lord. I didn’t move to Florida until the late eighties and (somehow) I completely dodged the Disney...

InvaderCON (or “I have the bestest friends in the world”) 11

InvaderCON (or “I have the bestest friends in the world”)

Working InvaderCON was, quite simply, the greatest convention experience of my life. I went to my first “geek” convention over twenty years ago.  It was a Star Trek festival in South Florida where I won an award for dressing up like an abused Enterprise security guard.  It is also where...

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How long have YOU been a GEEK? (Old Star Trek Convention Photos)

So I recently scanned in some OLD photos from yesteryear of me at my very first Star Trek convention.  It was an event called Trekfest that took place (I think) in West Palm Beach, Florida.  My friends John and Eric went with me.  Eric drove (John and I didn’t have...

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Life, Passing Away, and the strange ritual of Facebook.

I read last night that an old friend, Chris Ceraolo, passed away over the weekend. I knew Chris via my friend Mike Gavin back when I first started working at Universal in 1994. We had met once or twice before that at a random Star Trek convention and she was...

Working Out with DOCTOR WHO: The Krotons (2nd Doctor) 3

Working Out with DOCTOR WHO: The Krotons (2nd Doctor)

Since the early nineties, I’ve always watched the geek feuds explode over Kirk vs. Picard.  The battle expanded as additional television series kept getting added to the Star Trek universe and now you can technically argue “who is the better captain”? Kirk vs. Picard vs. Sisko vs. Janeway vs. Archer...

Working Out with DOCTOR WHO: The Aztecs (1st Doctor) 4

Working Out with DOCTOR WHO: The Aztecs (1st Doctor)

There’s a question I would think about from time to time for the past twenty years (right about the time I started going to fan conventions): How does someone start watching Doctor Who? You see, I have always been of the mentality that if I am going to watch a...