Screenwriter, book author, and producer. Wrote for 'Star Trek: The Next Generation & Deep Space Nine,' and has created docudramas for cable TV and the web.
The Borg Aren’t Swedish, Lily
The Borg aren’t Swedish. Nope. Not even a parsec close. Sorry, Lily, as much as they sound as if they’re working for IKEA, slinging Swedish meatballs in the food market cafe, those dangerous cyborgs don’t hail from Stockholm. Just ask Locutus—call him Jean-Luc Picard if you’re feeling sweetly nostalgic before his fabled Borgification.
'Star Trek: The Next Generation' - Top Three Artificial Intelligence Villains
Star Trek: The Next Generation warps a careful path through complex challenges of overwhelming artificial intelligence. Indeed. If Captain Jean-Luc Picard learned one important thing from his Starfleet Academy training—or by reading Captain’s Logs of his predecessor, James T. Kirk—it’s the subtle intricacies of effectively dealing with synthetic smarts.
'Star Trek': Top Three Artificial Intelligence Villains
Star Trek deals deliriously in deadly, dangerous artificial intelligence. Yeah, that’s quite a dizzying mouthful. Prefer abbreviations? Call it hostile A.I. for the trendy, discerning sci-fi guy. Whichever term you prefer, bad machines plague Starfleet crews for decades.
'Star Trek' Character Spotlight
Star Trek fills the sly sci-fi bill for assembling a colorful, iconic cast of Trekkers. Gene Roddenberry’s entertainment legacy is chock full of memorable characters. Household names like Mister Spock, Uhura, or Captain Kirk prompt a friendly smile and fun reaction from most everybody around. We all know the bad boy and girl Klingons. It’s even been said some of the most primitive world cultures recognize actors such as William Shatner as a global science fiction icon. Data and Captain Jean-Luc Picard hailing from Next Generation remain well known by even the most casual Trekkie.
- Top Story - August 2019
I Wrote For 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'Top Story - August 2019
I wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's a good thing to establish that fact right off the bat. Fans can offer their passionate opinion on all things Trek, but as writer of a TNG episode, I helped to shape one of Star Trek's most beloved incarnations.
‘The Herculoids’ - Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Lost’ Hit Animated Show
Narrator: Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids! Zok, the laser-ray dragon! Igoo, the giant rock ape! Tundro, the tremendous! Gloop and Gleep, the formless, fearless wonders! With Zandor, their leader, and his wife, Tara, and son, Dorno, they team up to protect their planet from sinister invaders! All-strong! All-brave! All-heroes! They're The Herculoids!
Resistance Is Futile: Hollywood Bionics, Borg & RoboCops Inspire Pop Culture Cyborg Tech Meld
“I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life, as it has been is over. From this time forward, you will service - us.” Locutus of Borg - Star Trek: The Next Generation from ‘Best of Both Worlds’
Science Fiction College: Sci-Fi Educates University Level Students
Whether you know it or not, or want to admit it, that little cinematic 1980s romp, Revenge Of The Nerds, has come all too true. Geek culture has risen to prominence, even dominance in our culture. Tech is our global kingdom—and the tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are the governing monarchs. The nerd or geek vibe surrounds us on every level imaginable. And it doesn’t stop at the office or in our pockets with our mobile devices. Science fiction is sort of the geek genre of choice, and now all those movies are springboarding courses at the university.
Old School Gamers Unite: Retro Video Games Rule Once More
“Genesis Does What Nintendon’t!” - Sega Genesis TV Ad Catchphrase (1990’s) For several decades now, video games score high at the top of many of our holiday wish lists. No matter if you’re using pen and paper to jot it down old school or broadcasting an official Amazon Wish List to family and friends, this year promises to be no different. In fact, those addictive computer simulations are hotter than ever. In the market for and got your game playing eye on Playstation or XBox? Maybe you can’t wait to find a Playstation VR or XBox One under the Christmas tree or stuffed in your sock as a stocking stuffer? Is that even possible?
Comic Books Vs Leather Bound Hard Covers: Can GEEKS Appreciate Classic Literature?
Let’s all get real and try to face up to the plain, geeky facts: Geeks are sizzling red hot today. They’re all the cool, nerdy rage. Geeks seem to define - or perhaps elegantly redefine - much of everything these days. High tech gadgets, cool, game changing business startups and much of global pop culture all are now heavily influenced by a decidedly geeky kinda vibe. If you're a Geek, you're in exceptionally good company. You are also an appreciator of classic literature - whether you know it or not.
Computer, Obey Me! Hollywood’s Best Sci-Fi Computer & Robot Voices
“I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm afraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.” - HAL 9000