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John Colicos: "Full Expression"

John Colicos was a "Slightly Hammy, Overblown Actor." Let us pause to see if the Internet erupts in dismay over the characterization in this essay’s title. But, actually, that is the great thespian John Colicos....

March 10, 2015

Brief Encounters of the Trekster Kind

No matter what you or I do, we can’t meet them all. It’s just unrealistic. Impossible. Undoable. Star Trek is a 50-year phenomena with literally hundreds of actors, writers, directors, producers, special F...

February 11, 2015

The 9 Deepest Deep Space Nine Magazine Covers

Out beyond the Wormhole, they’re probably still selling the Starlog Group’s Official Magazine at the Promenade comic book store on Deep Space Nine. Mint condition. In Special Collectors’ Edition Myla...

January 14, 2015

The TV & Radio Shows That Weren't, And Other Near Misses

We’re all fascinated with what might have been. If we had just made another choice or events had come to some other conclusion, then everything would be different. Not necessarily better, just strangely differen...

December 18, 2014

You're A Good Man, Clancy Brown!

It was May 1982 and in Chicago, they were spitting on Sean Penn. They had good reason. He was acting up and, between takes, actually urging the extras to deliver splashier shots of real liquid insult his way. Clancy B...

December 04, 2014

Roughing It with Mark Twain (& Deep Throat)

Would you buy a used car from Deep Throat? Or a new one? How about from Mark Twain? Initially, all that car jazz saturated this memory play starring actor Jerry Hardin. But, as I wrote and rechecked names, dates and ...

November 19, 2014

Four Tips To Dressing Up Star Trek

The moment the woman I was interviewing started taking off her clothes, I should have known it was a set-up. It was May 1986, and I had just been informed by Starlog Press Assistant Publisher Milburn Smith that we we...

October 24, 2014

Six Strange Star Trek Covers

Let’s play publisher! It’s April 1988—and Starlog #130 -- spotlighting Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar -- hits the newsstands. It’s a bestseller for the company. And now, the question is… Why...

September 07, 2014

Gul Dukat Down Under

I spent two weeks on a perilous Away Mission in Australia with Gul Dukat, and all I got was a lousy T-shirt. And my life. In my view, Dukat—the Cardassian warrior portrayed by Marc Alaimo on Star Trek: Deep Spa...

August 13, 2014

The Best of William Windom

I love character actors. They’re the real strength of any TV show or movie -- the gruff authoritarian bosses of the story’s protagonists, the wise old men of a certain age (often crusty doctors, businessm...

July 26, 2014

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