There’s a weird problem that keeps popping up with Star Trek: Discovery and I can’t tell whose fault it is. Is it journalists writing about the show who don’t know its background? Is it that the people involved in the show are bad ambassadors for it? Is it the way the show’s being promoted? Is it just the news cycle? Whatever the cause, the effect is that Discovery is constantly marketed as groundbreaking when it should be marketed as following in Star Trek’s footsteps.
In response to real-world tragedies, a number of people online have turned to Superman for a lesson in diversity and respect. Now, DC has shared some history and a beautiful restoration of a classic poster.
Witness American history, from the 1920s through the 1960s, like it’s never been seen before — in vibrant color.
Editor’s Note: If you get this channel, this show is recommended viewing…
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A group of doctors and engineers developed a sci-fi inspired device that can scan a patient, read his or her vital signs, and diagnose any medical problems in a matter of minutes.
A cautionary tale…
People watch 1 billion hours of video every day on YouTube. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Dr. Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about YouTube’s impact on society.
On my TiVo, this film.. well-written behind-the-scenes article about the Oliver Stone movie, “Any Given Sunday” .. fits with Super Bowl weekend.. and insightful tale about filmmaking.. as an NFL fan for years, I sometimes question my football attraction –too brutal, too violent– players exchanging their bodies for money and fans, our attraction to our version of the Roman Coliseum.. I’d give it up, but I’d miss the ritual, the tv, the news about x, predictions, follow-ups, salsa, chips, lazy Sundays with the game on.. about the LI game on Sunday, I will be there, rooting for the underdog again.. there’s a message there somewhere, for me…
“We’re in the midst of a comedy drought, at least on the big screen, and it’s partly the result of a Catch-22. The first issue is comedies aren’t as important to studios as they once were, because they don’t do as well overseas as an action or superhero movie might. Because a comedy is already a risk, it’s only likely to get made if it’s a known entity. Hence we get a bunch of sequels — lame retreads that aren’t very good but coast along on name recognition. Audiences don’t go to see the movies because they’re bad, which indicates to studios that audiences don’t want comedy. But the genre isn’t the problem. Lazy movies are.”
I’ve been watching this series of her shows this week, and it’s wonderful to see her competing and winning.. I wished that Jeopardy could have adjusted their probably advance schedule (tournaments, etc.) so her shows could have aired, and she could have seen them with friends and family.. perhaps they gave her tapes/DVDs of her shows, I don’t know.. RIP Cindy, you were a true Jeopardy champion!
Editor’s note: See also this The New York Times story: NY Times story on Cindy