Derelict shopfronts and decaying strip malls aren't hard to find in America these days, as the economy has never truly recovered from the 2008 crash. Retailers like to blame consumers doing more of their shopping on the internet, which is fair. But also less people with free cash to spend = less people buying shit, … Continue reading Closed Comic Shop
Trek Trivia Tidbit - the Klingons were named after one of Gene Roddenberry's fellow officers during his time in the LAPD; a Lt. Wilbur Clingan. yI'el (sg) pe'el (pl)! qaleghqa'mo' jIQuch ("Welcome! I am glad because I see you again!" in the Klingon tongue)! A while ago we examined the new design of the Klingons in … Continue reading A History of Klingon Foreheads (or lack thereof) Part II: The Next Generation Years and Enterprise
Spoilers for Alien: Covenant ahead... The Space Station Wagon Team went out to the movies last weekend to see Alien: Covenant, and it was far better than the early reviews would lead you to believe. I had thought about letting this one slide by...but then decided against it because A; I love Alien movies, and … Continue reading Space Station Wagon Movie Review – Alien: Covenant
Greetings, Wagoners! Long time no see...I'm sorry to say that real life events and travels have taken me outside the range of the local subspace relay network lately. But the Star Trek: Discovery trailer hit the other day, and you know I had to get my two credits in. Set a course for screenshots and … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Beams Down
I celebrated Easter by watching the classic film The Day the Earth Stood Still the other night. In the movie, a man comes to Earth with a message of peace; only to be hassled by government and the military. He walks among us, taking the name Carpenter (first name John, J.C. - like John Carpenter, … Continue reading Happy Easter!
When I was a boy we had a VHS tape full of wonders, a video that took me back to the humid swamps and icy tundras of the ancient world. I can't remember where or when my parents got it for me, and I know it was lost long before our last VCR ever broke … Continue reading Wah Chang’s Dinosaurs: The Terrible Lizards
This auction is long over by now, meaning some lucky s0-and-so had five Commander Rikers shipped to their home. Wanting to own a little plastic totem of the handsomest space-dad in the galaxy is not questionable in and of itself...but buying Riker quintuplets is. What could someone do so many Rikers? Even if you're a … Continue reading Action Figure Archaeology: Crisis On Infinite Commander Rikers (and a look at the short-lived Galoob Star Trek: The Next Generation toy line)
Welcome back for the second installment of Bargain Bin Bounty, Wagoners! Like I said in the first BBB post, there's nothing quite like rummaging through dusty longboxes to find a great old comic that can be had for pocket change (literally). I found this issue a while back in what may be my favorite comic … Continue reading Bargain Bin Bounty: The West Coast Avengers # 18 (1987)
Star Trek: Discovery is coming...sometime soon. The above image is a first look at the new show's Klingons, and as you can see they are quite different from those who have come before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xka6IYCpj4E Changes in Klingon appearance are nothing new; even those with a passing familiarity of Star Trek are aware that the Federation's … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery Klingons (and Part I of a History of Klingon Foreheads…or lack thereof)
Was it for best original song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkqyIoYAXV8 * It was actually for Best Makeup. Congrats to Alessandro Bertolazzi and Christopher Allen Nelson!