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Calendar, Night&Day Strange New Worlds

Strange New Worlds

In 1969, in one of the final episodes of the original Star Trek series, the writers beamed hippies aboard the Enterprise. Hippies. In Stardate 5832.3. "The Way to Eden" begins when freethinking young people try to escape the Enterprise in…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Star Trek</i>

Star Trek

Trekkies and civilians alike can rejoice: Retooling Gene Roddenberry’s hoary, winded pop-cultural warhorse, J.J. Abrams has scrubbed, polished, and turned the volume up to 11 with admiration and affection for the original series, but little of the die-hard’s encased-in-amber reverence.…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Future Shock

Future Shock

For a game that's considered Microsoft's premier 360 title this holiday season, it's amazing how sloppy Mass Effect is. Graphical glitches distract from otherwise fascinating character designs and alien vistas, constant stops and stutters lengthen load times, and the inventory…
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Second Time Around

Star Trek Marathon The first six Star Trek features, screening Saturday in a marathon at the UC Theater in Berkeley, provided the sci-fi film viewers of 1979-91 a more or less secular-humanist alternative -- optimistic but not mindlessly so --…
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