Has Everyone Forgotten What Star Trek Is Supposed to Be?

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.

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The Untold Story Of Any Given Sunday | Complex

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…


Oliver Stone’s set had partying, fighting, and general chaos, yet 16 years later the film is as relevant as ever.

Source: The Untold Story Of Any Given Sunday | Complex

Comedies dominated the box office 30 years ago. Where are they now when we need them? – The Washington Post

Chevy Chase, left, Steve Martin and Martin Short in “Three Amigos!” (John Shannon/Orion Pictures Corp.)

Chevy Chase, left, Steve Martin and Martin Short in “Three Amigos!” (John Shannon/Orion Pictures Corp.)

“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.”

Source: Comedies dominated the box office 30 years ago. Where are they now when we need them? – The Washington Post

Cindy Stowell | Contestants | Jeopardy!

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!


Jeopardy! contestant, Cindy Stowell, achieves her Jeopardy! dream while battling cancer.

Editor’s note: See also this The New York Times story: NY Times story on Cindy

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