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July 27: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Who knew that the Stargate would ever be opened up again?

On this day back in 1997, that's just what happened when Showtime (a premium cable network) launched a new series in the Stargate: SG-1…

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July 26: On This Day In Science Fiction History

I'd heard it said somewheres that showrunners for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had originally intended Michelle Forbes to head-up the Bajoran contingent of the cast as Ensign Ro; however, Ms. Forbes had moved on in her career and apparently was no…

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July 25: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Think what you may about Friends' regular Matt LeBlanc, but he was about the only thing that somehow felt right in the 1998 attempted reboot of Lost in Space (1998).  The film performed poorly (mostly when you figure in its…

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Gilligan's Trek By Casey Menace

Just sit right back

And you'll hear a tale,

A tale of a fateful Trek,

The story of the Enterprise,

A star ship on a trek.

The First Officer was a Vulcan man,

The captain, a ham to go.

The Enterprise set sail that day,

For a three season show,

A three season show.

The budget started getting rough,

The trekking show was tossed.

If not for the letters of the fearless fans

The show would have been lost.

The show would have…

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July 24: On This Day In Science Fiction History

For such a li'l lady, Summer Glau has certainly made an imprint on Sci-Fi.  She first dropped onto everyone's radar in Joss Whedon's Firefly series.  Then, she loaded both barrels and took charge as the signature cyborg in Terminator: The…

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July 23: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Outside of having a memorable turn as a brief replacement captain of the Starship Enterprise-D on Star Trek: The Next Generation, actor Ronny Cox is known for his star turn in 1987's Robocop.  As the ruthless CEO for OCP, he oversaw the entirety of the…

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July 22: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Actor Terence Stamp has enjoyed a wildly successful silver screen career, but -- without a doubt -- his most memorable role to date was as General Zod in SUPERMAN II (1980).  He chewed scenery as easy as the Man of Steel, and he matched wits with none other than Lex Luthor.  Stamp had a great opportunity to…

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July 21: On This Day In Science Fiction History

The actress Jaime Murray first came onto my radar when I saw her in the Starz Network program for Spartacus (awesome!).  After making a splash there, Ms. Murray went over to Syfy, taking the role as the sensually duplicitous alien Stahma Tarr on Defiance.  She was born on…

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July 20: On This Day In Science Fiction History

I seriously don't know all that much about the late Natalie Wood.  I know that the last film she appeared in was 1983's Brainstorm, a film I've tried to watch on a few occasions but have yet to successfully make it through.  I also know that there are some questions that…

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The ULTIMATE STAR TREK EXPERIENCE Chicago Comic Con Contest

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"Whoever has the most votes on their picture by Wednesday 7/30 at 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST will win a pair of Star Trek TNG Reunion VIP 4-Day Tickets to Chicago…

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July 19: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Let me be clear: I don't dislike the current incarnation of our beloved Star Trek franchise.  You know the one I'm talking about?  The JJ Abrams universe?  I see them as pretty good popcorn flicks, though I'll admit I do miss some of the preachyness of the original franchise films.…

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July 18: On This Day In Science Fiction History

"Get away from her, you b***h!"

Truer words were never uttered than on this day back in 1986 when writer/director James Cameron took us back to the future with Ellen Ripley and those pesky, acid-blooded Aliens.  It was a massively…

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July 17: On This Day In Science Fiction History

I see a lot of movies.  I really do.  And, even with all I see, it's pretty rare for me to find one that I think is just downright perfect.  Just ask around.  Anyway, one of the rare ones is 1987's Robocop, released on this day back then.  Seriously, it…

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July 16: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Inception was one of those releases that most of mankind went ga-ga over.  When my wife and I finally saw it, we thought, "Meh."  It all felt like a bloated Twilight Zone episode to us, and certainly it wasn't anything worth re-evaluating your existence…

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July 15: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Good grief!  We might be better served by stating all of the franchises that Terry O'Quinn hasn't been a part of!  His is such a familiar face, and he's a brilliant character…

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July 14: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Jackie Earle Haley has certainly come a long way from his days with THE BAD NEW BEARS, and genre fans certainly have a lot to be excited about his various performances.  In 2009, he starred as Rorschach, a pivotal superhero/vigilante in WATCHMEN, and then in 2014 he starred in the big screen…

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July 13: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Sir Patrick Stewart -- formerly known simply as Patrick Stewart -- was a bit reluctant to sign aboard the Enterprise NCC1701-D, but methinks he's glad he did.  He helped fuel a whole new generation of fans, taking his ship and crew boldly to where no one had gone…

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July 12: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Every now and then, a genre actress comes along with a very impressive resume, and Michelle Rodriguez is certainly one such candidate.  RESIDENT EVIL.  ABC TV's LOST.  BATTLE LOS ANGELES.  And James Cameron's sci-fi epic, AVATAR.  She's certainly gotten down that rough'n'tumble look -- that jilted…

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July 11: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Thank goodness Serinda Swan loves to play dress-up!  She's a talented actress -- to say the least -- and she looks great in costume.  You can see her work in TRON: LEGACY, as well as her brief stint as Zatanna in the WB's SMALLVILLE.  Join me in wishing her a Happy…

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