Donald R. McClarey

Star Wars: Always

  A lot more entertaining than anything since The Return of the Jedi, of course watching paint dry also fits into that category, although I do think that Solo was not quite the grand buzzard of a film that most

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Donald R. McClarey

The Multiverse and God

  I have never seen Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds, stray into theological speculation before, so this struck my attention:   SO I’M READING GREG BENFORD’S REWRITE, and it gave me a thought about the theological implications of the “many worlds” version

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Donald R. McClarey

Enough Africa!

  Something for the weekend:  Africa by Toto.  I apologize to all of you who will have this tune stuck in your brain for the next day or so.  Feel free to post other renditions and variants in the comboxes. 

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Star Trek the Music

Something for the weekend:  Star Trek Mega Suite.  Something easy to star off the year, various Star Trek musical themes.

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Star Trek Christmas

MCCOY: Captain, I see on your report Flavius was killed. I am sorry. I liked that huge sun worshiper. SPOCK: I wish we could have examined that belief of his more closely. It seems illogical for a sun worshiper to

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Donald R. McClarey

About Time

        (Language advisory as to the above video.)   News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:     WASHINGTON, D.C.—In an unusual move, President Trump has now demanded a federal investigation into movie critics for

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Star Wars Holiday Special

  Some things simply cannot be unseen no matter how strongly you wish that were possible.  From November 17, 1978.  For the masochists among our readers, the entire Holiday Special is available on You Tube.  It is amazing that this

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Rebel Inc

  Colonel Bella: Look. I was always on the side of the insurgents. I have no experience in these matters. But it would seem necessary to win the support of the people. As our opponents used to say in Vietnam:

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Because, Daffiness

  I have been sadly neglecting the daffy aspect of the blog as of late, and I hope this makes up for it.                  

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Donald R. McClarey

Ghosts of the Library

  One of my favorite stops at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield.   The Thirty-third Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, in the month of September, 1861, by Colonel Chas. E. Hovey, and mustered into the

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Gordon R. Dickson

“Suppose it was even as you think,” he went on, even more gently. “Suppose that all you say was a fact, and that our Elders were but greedy tyrants, ourselves abandoned here by their selfish will and set to fulfill

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: King Theoden

  ‘We will have peace,’ said Théoden at last thickly and with an effort. Several of the Riders cried out gladly…. ‘Yes…’ he said, now in a clear voice, we will have peace when you and all your works have

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Cthulhu Trumped

    News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—Cthulhu the Great Dreamer has released a new tell-all book detailing his time working closely with President Donald Trump for several months in 2017. The One who

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Sad News

“I’m afraid you have it all wrong, all of you.  I’ve been monitoring some of their old-style radio waves, the empire spokesman trying to ridicule their religion, but he couldn’t. Well, don’t you understand? It’s not the sun up in

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Stewart Trek

No, this is not a parody post:   CBS announced Saturday that Patrick Stewart will reprise his iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new “Star Trek” series. It will be streamed on CBS All Access. The still-unnamed series will

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On Vacation 2018

  Something for the weekend:  Holiday Road.  I am on vacation with my family until August 5. My internet connection in the coming week will range from intermittent to non-existent. That is now by choice.  In the past it was not,

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Truth

Quark explains us to his nephew.  His statement is true about us, but it is only part of the truth about the Sons of Adam and the Daughters of Eve in this often rugged Vale of Tears:  

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Steve Ditko: Requiescat In Pace

In my misspent youth I collected comics.  (As a sign of advancing maturity I got rid of them when I was 13.  If I had saved such treasures as my beloved Spider-Man #2 I could have a tidy sum now!). 

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Donald R. McClarey

Harlan Ellison: Requiescat In Pace

Sad news.  Harlan Ellison, the enfant terrible of the Golden Age of Science Fiction, a man who managed to get into arguments with virtually every major science fiction writer of his day, has passed away at age 84.  Ellison tended

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Public Service Announcement

Amazon Prime now has all five seasons of the best science fiction series ever broadcast:  Babylon 5.     Bester: Would it interest you to know that I’m married, Mr. Garibaldi? That I have a five-year-old daughter? That on Sundays

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Solo

Anyone else planning to see this over the Memorial Day weekend? I am not expecting much so perhaps I will be pleasantly be surprised. Playing outlaws with hearts of gold is a tricky business. Make them too villainous and the

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Lost in Space

Something for the weekend.  Theme songs from Lost in Space.  As a kid I loved the show, even though even at the age of eight I realized the show was science fantasy rather than science fiction.  The 1998 Lost in

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Why We Fight

  Time to refresh my Chief Geek of the blog creds.  The Axanar film project has produced huge fan interest, and well it should.  The Prelude to Axanar video below is the best Trek I have ever seen.   Jonathan

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Robert E. Howard

Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the

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