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Hayden Christensen was given the unforgivable task of playing Darth Vader during his "Wonder Years." For better or for worse, he did the best he could with his skills and the limitations of the material. I know folks who don't even consider the Star Wars Prequel films canon they dislike them that much, but -- as they say -- it is what it is. I'd agree that Christensen struggled to convey the gravitas most fans associate with the Dark Lord of the Sith, though I tend to fault the writing more than I do the actor.
Christensen was born on this day in 1981.…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on April 19, 2015 at 2:00am
On this day in 1938, sci-fi and superhero history were made when what is accepted as the very first appearance of the Last Son of Krypton himself -- Kal-El -- came to fruition. Yes, it was cover-dated as June, 1938, but everyone knows that comics street much earlier than what they date; the Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel adventure changed the way comics were done!…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on April 18, 2015 at 2:00am
Wrestling veteran Roddy Piper tried to take the 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' route into filmdom by securing himself a couple of sci-fi flicks as starring vehicles. Unfortunately, They Live! and Hell Comes To Frogtown were too low budget (though interesting ideas) to be much more than cult films. But, as they say in Paris, "We'll always have wrestling." 'Rowdy' Roddy was born on this day back in 1954.…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on April 17, 2015 at 2:00am
Now, don't hate me folks when I say that, in my humble opinion, there's an awful lot of stuff about STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION's first season that is highly forgettable. That's the case with far more shows than just those which are part of our franchise. Still, if you watch closely, every now and then, you do discover a moment or an idea or even some trivia that deserves additional mention.
Case in point: the relatively benign hour titled "Symbiosis" which first aired on this date (in syndication) back in 1988.
The story was predictable -- the Enterprise-D encounters to alien cultures warring over basically a plague and a possible cure -- but, if you look at the picture above, you'll see two faces you may recognize. On the far right sits Judson Scott;…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on April 16, 2015 at 2:00am
The actor who played Charlie X on Star Trek grows another year older as Robert Walker Jr (1940) celebrates a birthday today. His episode was actually one of the first ones I remember seeing; that's not necessarily a surprise, but what is surprising is how his story of coming-of-age (of sorts) continues to resonate with viewers today. It's universal, and Mr. Walker's performance should be commended if not celebrated in all of Trekdom.…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on April 15, 2015 at 2:00am
When I was a kid, one of the coolest things I could find on the TV dial was Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds (and, no, I'm not speaking about that God-awful Bill Paxton reboot movie that only had the cajones to features the Tracy Family as secondary characters). It had enough action & adventure to stimulate my little mind, and being filmed in SuperMarionation -- captured all of the emotion fit for wood, string, and wires -- well, that was just a plus. Though he's no longer with us, Gerry had the right stuff, creating a whole slew of sci-fi themed programs surrounding these wonderful puppets. Though he's no longer with us, Anderson was born on this day back in 1929.…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on April 14, 2015 at 2:00am