Another TV and movie great has left us a legacy of decades of entertaining, thought-provoking, inspiring stories.
Farewell, René Auberjonois. The Great Link welcomes you home.
It had been rumored for decades that the mask the killer Michael Myers wore in the Halloween films was in fact based on Shatner’s face. Not just his face, but specifically a Captain Kirk death mask created for Star Trek. As it turns out, the anecdote is very true.
Yup. In an interview, Shatner even talked about wearing a mask of his own face for trick or treating.
(It’s in the linked article.)
Pleasant dreams 💤🎶🕸🕷🦇🧟♀️🧛♀️🧟♂️🎃
Actually, when I first read the real article title, I thought it said “space underwear.”
Under armour. Private space wear.
Seriously, is he getting ready for Space Reality TV or what?
As a kid I remember reading about “Vulcan,” which people used to think existed between Mercury and the Sun but always orbited on the opposite side.
Completely fictional, of course.
Vulcan made a comeback as the fictional home of Spock in Star Trek. It was said by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry to be orbiting around 40 Eridani (also called HD 26965), a triple star system in the constellation of Eridanus “the river” in the southern hemisphere just 16 light years distant. In September 2018, astronomers at the University of Florida in Gainesville found a “super-Earth” exoplanet orbiting exactly where Vulcan was said to be.
There is only one logical conclusion…
I bought her Star Trek novelizations when I was a teenager. At the time, I had no idea that (a) she was an original Trekkie (b) had studied genetics and (c) had won both the Nebula and the Hugo Award (the Nebula multiple times).
She also made it a point to prove that women could write science fiction just as well as men, in a completely male-dominated science fiction landscape.
She managed to finish her final novel less than two weeks before she died.
(Read here if you don’t have access to or don’t care for the NYTimes: https://www.geekwire.com/2019/vonda-n-mcintyre-1948-2019-seattle-science-fiction-star-dies-cancer/)
Looks like the new Picard series will make sure to use the supernova of Romulus’s sun as part of its storyline.
Here’s hoping they also explain why the Romulans were using a name from ancient Earth legends about the foundation of the Roman Empire.
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