Star Trek, Ads Only!

Classic episodes of Star Trek with none of the copyright-violating actual content and ALL of the ads, wrappers, teasers, and bumpers from the local independent and UPN affiliate stations who ran the shows! Add your Contribution to the “Star Trek, Ads Only” Playlist and Project!…Read on!Star Trek, Ads Only!

Trekweb VOY & DS9 Archive

An Archive of a Few Old Trekweb.com Forum Reviews, My Responses and Articles, and Interviews… It’s been twenty years since Star Trek: Voyager—possibly the most argued and srutinized series in the franchise based on debates at the time on internet forums like Trekweb—went off the…Read on!Trekweb VOY & DS9 Archive

DC Cinematic Movies Review Spoiler-Free Streaming Review The Batman

Does “The Batman” Earn its Universe Beyond the “DCEU?”

A grim, gorgeous epic that renews yet regresses… The Batman has answered the question of whether or not it belongs, and has earned its place as a separate universe and franchise right alongside whatever newly-re-rebooted, or magically-revived, or clumsily-redirected, or finally-focused version of the “DCEU” comes out of these new efforts from Zaslav leading Warner Bros Discovery.…Read on!Does “The Batman” Earn its Universe Beyond the “DCEU?”

Folded Mind Journal Politics Society

Folded Mind #003 – Men Named Dana

I hope the young male Dana’s of these tumultuous days are able to turn away from the example of Dana White Jr. in his slavish continued loyalty to not only Donald Trump but also all the precepts and requirements of “being a man” that White and his fellow man-o-sphere circus barkers like Joe Rogan exemplify. There is a healthier, deeper, more real “masculinity” that comes from inside……Read on!Folded Mind #003 – Men Named Dana

DC Cinematic Movies Review Spoiler-Free Streaming Review The Suicide Squad

Does “The Suicide Squad” Redeem the Suicide Squad for the “DCEU?”

Given the dour headlines regarding box office performance and second week for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad… the size of its audience remains uncertain. But if you’re out there reading this right now—mythical mirthful gore-hound—and you haven’t yet seen it, let me reassure you. The Suicide Squad is gory and funny and heartfelt and great: it’s the Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil of super-hero movies.…Read on!Does “The Suicide Squad” Redeem the Suicide Squad for the “DCEU?”

DC Cinematic Justice League Movies Zack Snyder

Infinite Injustice: Why it Was Impossible to #RestoretheSnyderVerse at DC Films

It’s very easy to understand people wanting to go back in time, to pick up not only the DCEU serial story where it left off five years ago, but the sense of potential of a planned universe and story-line executed by a stellar cast and crew of talent assembled. But, with the time that has passed and the changes in both the people involved and the market in which these stories compete, is it even possible to #RestoretheSnyderVerse?…Read on!Infinite Injustice: Why it Was Impossible to #RestoretheSnyderVerse at DC Films

Deep Space Nine Picard Star Trek Television

Star Trek’s BEST DAD Ben Sisko… and the ONLY WAY He Should Return

Unlike the roles most actors portray, when we take on the role of being a father it’s one we take on for life. It’s never Something You Leave Behind. If Picard: Season 2 wants to bring the most satisfying closure to the biggest cliffhanger left at the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine by bringing back Captain Sisko, they need to ensure he should already have returned home long ago… after all Ben Sisko is Star Trek’s Best Dad!…Read on!Star Trek’s BEST DAD Ben Sisko… and the ONLY WAY He Should Return

Enterprise Message Boards Politics Society Star Trek Television URBA

Future Guy Wins (Star Trek as Failed Enterprise)

In the utopic future of the Federation, we needed to be humbled by being taken to ground, before we opened up to other possibilities. Our systems of greed and fear and power-mongering had to fail us, before we would be ready to change and meet a race like the Vulcans who advanced themselves to the stars with a social system designed entirely around logic.…Read on!Future Guy Wins (Star Trek as Failed Enterprise)

DC Cinematic Justice League Movies Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

The Rise of Skywalker is to The Last Jedi as Justice League is to Batman V Superman

Both follow-ups have a similar relationship to their predecessors, and a similar nature as a response to them. To be blunt, for both, the latter movie is a dumb mess; a corporate course correction in response to a lot of outrage from a group of internet detractors with loud voices. It dropped all of the plot threads from its predecessor, completely changed in tone, and wrecked some of the more interesting and universe-challenging questions asked by the movie before it.…Read on!The Rise of Skywalker is to The Last Jedi as Justice League is to Batman V Superman

Folded Mind Journal

Folded Mind #002: Freeze-Flattened Fingers from Sin City

I’m amazed that young Dana thought to note his concern but entirely missed the meat of the story: where the issue came from. I insisted quite mistakenly, in fact, that there was “no reason.” I had a very good reason for weird shit to be happening to my fingers. See, when I was sixteen I went on a trip to Vegas with my family, and there I went through a fairly stupid misadventure which practically destroyed the fingertips on my right hand, and left them without fingerprints for months.…Read on!Folded Mind #002: Freeze-Flattened Fingers from Sin City

Folded Mind Journal

Folded Mind #001: Reflections on a Journal… Thirty Years Later

It’s funny looking back now at the things that haven’t changed. I’ve never been to Maine, but I did spend a lot of my teenage years reading Stephen King’s bibliography, and I’ll bet a lot of my early writings in here will show a great degree of imitation of his work–not really intended as flattery since I didn’t have the level of self-awareness at the time to label it such. I suppose that is what makes imitation flattery’s sincerest form.…Read on!Folded Mind #001: Reflections on a Journal… Thirty Years Later

Games Press Politics Society Video Game Forums Video Games

ESA, ESRB, PEGI etc – It’s Time Again To Self-Regulate, To Avoid Governmental Regulation

Loot boxes, as a general rule, are not gambling as currently legally defined… but the longer the self-regulating forces hide behind the cash out distinction as the reason to ignore these developments, the more they risk being accused of secretly advocating and tolerating business practices that are already being labelled as predatory.…Read on!ESA, ESRB, PEGI etc – It’s Time Again To Self-Regulate, To Avoid Governmental Regulation

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice DC Cinematic Movies Zack Snyder

How Haste Hurt the Heroes in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

(Contains full spoilers for Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as comparison with the Ultimate Edition release on Blu-Ray, as well as it’s “Twin Movie” Captain America: Civil War) How the Rush to Launch A Connected DC Universe of Films Sabotaged the Super-Hero…Read on!How Haste Hurt the Heroes in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Casino Life Society Video Games Work Article

If Young People Hate Gambling, Why Do They Keep Getting Busted For It?

Gambling is an adult activity. Like alcohol or other adult forms of entertainment, the thrill you get from winning a big jackpot can be a powerful rush, and therefore it is best reserved for fully-developed adult brains. We trust adults to make these decisions for…Read on!If Young People Hate Gambling, Why Do They Keep Getting Busted For It?