As a child seated around a campfire I was treated to a thrilling recitation of Edgar Allen Poe’s short horror story, Fall of the House of Usher by a close family friend, Leonard Gurian. I have wanted to retell this for as long as I can remember. Now with the help of my friend … More Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe
This President has gone all Goodspaceguy on us, he has reached the final frontier. Mr. Trump now boldly leads us to a place where no man has gone before, a sixth branch of the military to “dominate space”. Our President it is said, does not read, but apparently watches a lot of TV. Perhaps he … More President Trump’s Space Force; Boldly Go
It is remarkable how many cultural icons began with television in the 1960’s. The first six notes of Giligan’s Island brings to mind a silly plot line yet we watched it. One merely has to say “phasers on stun” and we all recall Star Trek. And who can forget the introduction of The Outer Limits? There is nothing wrong … More Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Television Set
In Star Trek there were no dust bunnies. How did they keep it so clean? Think about it, just have everyone put on space suits and open the air locks. It all gets sucked out into the vacuum of space. I am in command of our German made SEBO star ship this afternoon. We suffered … More In the Vacuum of Space, No One has to Vacuum.
In the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey a computer takes over a spacecraft and tries to slay the astronauts so they would not, due to the human inherent proclivity to err, jeopardize the mission. His name was Hal 2000. Overnight, without my permission the very large software company across the lake installed Windows 10 on … More Open the Pod Bay Doors Hal
“We had better get dinner started” June says to daughters Penny and Judy as the men load up their ray guns to go fight some aliens the robot has identified are approaching. I am not making this up, I actually heard this. After all they are Lost in Space, and someone has to do the cooking. … More The Space Family Robinson
Oh to be in space. The music there reflects the best in humanity. Consider the title track to Star Trek, which boldly transports us to a place where we travel faster than the speed of light, projects wonders to behold at every turn, and in conflict we are at once resolute yet hold true to … More Space Music For All Humanity