At the risk of losing any credibility that I have with you the reader - if I had any to begin with - it's time to reveal that I have not thrown myself into the world of "Doctor Who" yet. It's one of those things that is eternally on my nerdy to-do list, but as of this writing, I just haven't gotten around to it
Despite the obvious stereotypes about "Star Trek" fans, they often defy easy categorization, and can even count artist Edward Gorey among their number. The master of the macabre Victorian cartoon, Gorey once gave an interview with "The Boston Globe" in the late 1970s where he admitted to becoming a devotee after watching TV for the first time:
"He watched the science-fiction program re-runs twice a day, five times a week, and once on the sixth day, and despite the faithful viewing has yet to see the show's most famous episode, 'The Trouble With Tribbles,' which is about these little furry creatures in outer space, or so he says."
As fans of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" are likely well aware, the much-beloved (and arguably best) series in the Star Trek franchise's history is still in syndication on the Syfy, and we're still DVRing every episode in hopes that perhaps there's one that we missed -- an episode that could still be new to us, over 15 years later
Aside from the cinematic radness of "Blade Runner" and a few other entertainment anomalies, the celebrated science fiction of Philip K. Dick hasn't always survived adaptation into other mediums. Fortunately, by assembling writer David Mack, interior artist Pascal Alixe, cover artist Paul Pope and consulting editor Brian Michael Bendis, I think Marvel has a pretty decent shot at doing right by the upcoming "Electric Ant
Countless Star Trek fans have dreamed about owning their own phaser, and while Wikipedia lists it as a "fictional weapon," one enterprising (rim shot) gentleman decided not to let anyone else tell him what can and cannot be real, and transformed a 1994 Playmates replica of the phaser from the classic "Star Trek" series into a 320mA – 465mW laser device, complete with appropriate sound effect.
He's even got a tutorial to help you build
Professor Charles Xavier isn't exactly what I'd call the warrior type, but he is nonetheless a knight now that Patrick Stewart, he of the "X-Men" movies and "Star Trek" fame, has been knighted in England by Queen Elizabeth II