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Amazing Grace: Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015 sticky icon

Happy 80th Birthday, Leonard Nimoy of #StarTrek! These photos I took 25 years ago of him in NYC

The anxiously anticipated day started off very exciting. I was with my good friend, Chase Graff, though at that time he went by the name Charlie and we were sitting on a sidewalk patiently waiting on this early June day. It was the fourth of June thirty-three years ago… the year was 1982. We were first in line for the long awaited sequel to Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In hindsight, it is hard to believe that it was less than three years that had passed since the original Star Trek movie then. We were there before the theater opened  for business that day waiting. When the puzzled manager came to the theater, he was surprised to find us there so early waiting. He asked what we were waiting for and we jokingly said Das Boot, which was the other film playing at this cinema at that time. Long waits didn’t bother us because we were able to talk about everything under the sun. Though on this day, I imagined the topic was mostly on Star Trek perhaps and the rumors surrounding this particular movie. There was this talk that the character Spock would die in this movie. This couldn’t be so, we thought. Spock was our favorite character, after all. What would Star Trek be without Mr. Spock?

What is Doctor Who All About? We Explore This in Doctor Who: Podshock 324 sticky icon

Doctor Who: Podshock 324

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 324
Running Time: 1:47:47

We explore what Doctor Who is really all about, plus news, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Lee Shackleford and Kyle Jones.

Dalek Creator Terry Nation and Mark Strickson Interviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 323

Doctor Who: Podshock 323

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 323
Running Time: 0:59:22

Interviews with writer and creator of the Daleks, Terry Nation, and actor Mark Strickson (Vislor Turlough in Doctor Who), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani.

Doctor Who: Podshock 322 Reviews 'The Sea Devils'

Doctor Who: Podshock 322

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 322
Running Time: 1:55:59

We review The Sea Devils, the 1972 Doctor Who adventure starring Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, and Roger Delgado, plus news, your feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Lee Shackleford and Kyle Jones.

We Catch Up With Your Feedback in Doctor Who: Podshock 321

Doctor Who: Podshock 321

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 321
Running Time: 1:30:56

We review your recorded feedback from the last several months, the latest Doctor Who news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani.

We Review 'Last Christmas' on Doctor Who: Podshock 320

Doctor Who: Podshock 320

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 320
Running Time: 1:42:02

We review live on-the-net Last Christmas, the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

Star Wars: The Fork Awakens

Star Wars

It’s no secret that I have been a huge fan of Star Wars since it was released in 1977. It could even be argued that I was fan before it was even released (Sorry, Stephen Colbert, you’re not alone or the first), as I was following the production and its impending release in science fiction genre media. It’s without exaggeration that it had a tremendous impact on this then eleven year-old when it was released and it continued on. This post isn’t focusing on that so I won’t go into all the details only to say even though I was deeply into the mythology and themes of the films, it didn’t prevent me from having a life outside of it.

35 Years Ago, The Human Adventure Continued on the Big Screen with Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

It was 35 years ago today on a chilly night not unlike tonight (well, perhaps not as cold) when Star Trek: The Motion Picture opened in the theaters in the U.S. I remember vividly going to see it for the first time. After watching Star Trek all my life on television, we were finally seeing it on the big screen. Big it was, as it captured the scale and majesty of the refitted Enterprise and more like television never could at that time.

We Review the 2014 Series of Doctor Who on Doctor Who: Podshock 319

Doctor Who: Podshock 319

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 319
Running Time: 2:10:31

We review live on-the-net the entire 2014 series (AKA "Series 8") of Doctor Who (sans the upcoming Christmas special) starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

We Review 'Death in Heaven' with Your Feedback in Doctor Who: Podshock 318

Doctor Who: Podshock 318

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 318
Running Time: 1:47:52

We review live on-the-net Death in Heaven, the twelfth Doctor Who episode of the 2014 series starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

'Dark Water' is Reviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 317

Doctor Who: Podshock 317

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 317
Running Time: 1:36:41

We review live on-the-net Dark Water, the eleventh Doctor Who episode of the 2014 series starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

We Review 'In the Forest of the Night' with Your Feedback in Doctor Who: Podshock 316

Doctor Who: Podshock 316

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 316
Running Time: 1:47:19

We review live on-the-net In the Forest of the Night, the tenth Doctor Who episode of the 2014 series starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

We Review 'Flatline' with Your Feedback in Doctor Who: Podshock 315

Doctor Who: Podshock 315

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 315
Running Time: 1:36:54

We review live on-the-net Flatline, the ninth Doctor Who episode of the 2014 series starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

'Mummy on the Orient Express' is Reviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 314

Doctor Who: Podshock 314

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 314
Running Time: 1:27:51

We review live on-the-net Mummy on the Orient Express, the eighth Doctor Who episode of the 2014 series starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

We Review 'Kill the Moon' with Your Feedback in Doctor Who: Podshock 313

Doctor Who: Podshock 313

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 313
Running Time: 1:45:30

We review live on-the-net Kill the Moon, the seventh Doctor Who episode of the 2014 series starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

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