In Mourning for Anton Yelchin

I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch Star Trek Beyond in July. I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to watch it this year. All I’ll be able to think about is Anton and the senselessness of losing someone so young. And my grief is nothing compared to the loss felt by his family and friends. The first time I saw Anton perform was in 2009’s “Star Trek.”

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I Ship The Platonic: Relationships In Television

We’ve all seen them. Those on-screen romances that lead us on an agonizingly slow burn for seven, eight, or nine seasons. As much as some of us might love a good romance, it’s deeply irritating to be forced to watch a “will-they-won’t-they” for years on end. Is there another possibility? Is there another way to watch a relationship unfold without all the drama that too often solely rotates on a

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The Story Never Really Ends: Dragon Con and Fans Keep Shows Alive

Dragon Con 2014 dedicated several panels to TV shows that have been off the air for a year, or even decades. Actors from shows such as Warehouse 13, Firefly, and Star Trek: The Next Generation showed up to speak with fans, share their memories about the shows, and offer a glimpse into their current and future work. While some might complain about “washed-up celebrities” hawking signatures in the Walk of

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This Is Not How I’d Envisioned The Future

I turn to stories for comfort. When things begin to go dark, I pull a DVD off the shelf or browse Netflix for something that will shed a little light. Stories have been used since the beginning to instruct and inspire. Every oral tradition, every ancient culture, every urban neighborhood has stories, myths, legends. It’s because stories are how we share our knowledge of the world. When something goes wrong

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