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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: D'Arcy Drollinger

I AM YOUR QUEEN: D'Arcy Drollinger

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, an ill-conceived and constantly regrettable Pride Month spectacular that nonetheless manages to discover fascinating tidbits about the sexiest drag performers in the Bay Area. D'Arcy Drollinger has legs up to ya-ya, as anyone…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Leggy Space Blondes and a Drunk Dr. McCoy in <i>Star Trek Live!</i> at Oasis

Leggy Space Blondes and a Drunk Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Live! at Oasis

Star Trek lasted only two-and-a-half seasons, but its hold on our collective conscious has never waned. Who among us didn’t think about the Enterprise’s five-year mission to explore strange new worlds upon hearing that Mars had liquid water? We’re…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Set Your Phasers to Stunned: <i>Star Trek Live</i> Comes to Oasis

Set Your Phasers to Stunned: Star Trek Live Comes to Oasis

The only Star Trek film that Leonard Nimoy directed (1987’s Star Trek: IV: The Voyage Home) takes place in San Francisco, as the crew of the Enterprise lands a cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey in Golden Gate Park while…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist R.I.P.: The Dark Room (2004 - 2015)

R.I.P.: The Dark Room (2004 - 2015)

San Francisco just got about 20 percent less cool. Ever since 2004, the Dark Room Theater at 2263 Mission has regularly put on stand-up comedy and sketch shows, as well as stage parodies of Star Wars, The Terminator,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist There Is Ice on Pluto! (And Other Momentous News from Astronomy's Best Week in Decades)

There Is Ice on Pluto! (And Other Momentous News from Astronomy's Best Week in Decades)

This might have been the best week in astronomy since homo sapiens played golf on the moon in 1972, or, if fiction counts, since that time in 1987 where a cloaked Klingon  Bird of Prey landed in Golden Gate…
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News, The Snitch Goodbye "Spock," Friend of San Francisco

Goodbye "Spock," Friend of San Francisco

He lived long, and certainly prospered. But now actor Leonard Nimoy has died, at the age of 83. Known to many for his most famous role as "Spock," the pointy-eared Vulcan of Star Trek fame, Nimoy was hospitalized earlier…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 Bands Named After Movie Characters

5 Bands Named After Movie Characters

In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, David Lynch and Duran Duran have collaborated on a movie together. The film will comprise of the '80s Brit legends performing live in Los Angeles, paired with images of Lynch's interpretations of…
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Film, "Coherence": Relationships + Parallel Universes = You've Got Options

"Coherence": Relationships + Parallel Universes = You've Got Options

Certainly this spry sci-fi puzzler sets a new bar for little indie movies about young white couples having dinner parties and sorting through their romantic angst. On this occasion, heartaches and head games get even more complicated by the quantum-mechanical…
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News, Sucka Free City Beam Me Up: S.F. Homeless Sport "Star Trek" Gear

Beam Me Up: S.F. Homeless Sport "Star Trek" Gear

In the original Star Trek show, observant viewers can discern distinct classifications based on uniform color (yet somehow overlook the papier mâché rocks). Command personnel wear gold; science and medical personnel wear blue; and "Redshirts" tend to work in the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Having Boldly Gone: Tales from the Star Trek Convention

Having Boldly Gone: Tales from the Star Trek Convention

I will admit to no small disappointment that even though I was attending Creation Entertainment's Official Star Trek Convention at the Westin St. Francis as press for the Weekly, all I got at registration was the same red wristband they…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Long Con: <i>Star Trek</i> Conventions, Present and Past

The Long Con: Star Trek Conventions, Present and Past

If you haven't been giving much thought to your impending mortality lately, this should help: Star Trek: The Next Generation turns 25 this year. Remember how long ago your 25th birthday was? Exactly. The Next Generation is getting a great…
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Calendar, Night&Day Boldly Go

Boldly Go

If you haven’t been giving much thought to your impending mortality lately, this should help: Star Trek: The Next Generation turns 25 this year. Remember how long ago your 25th birthday was? Exactly. The Next Generation is getting a great…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist In 1982, Solid Ideas Collided with Reagan Values and <i>Star Wars</i> for a Great Sci-Fi Run

In 1982, Solid Ideas Collided with Reagan Values and Star Wars for a Great Sci-Fi Run

I recently discovered, through an unscientific process driven by my own dorkdom, that 1982 remains the high point of creative, unusual, and commercially successful science fiction and fantasy film-making. For in that year, a huge run of genre films was…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Shatner's World</em> Boldly Goes Where No Ego Has Gone Before -- And We Gladly Follow

Shatner's World Boldly Goes Where No Ego Has Gone Before -- And We Gladly Follow

"Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young." So quipped Captain Kirk to Dr. McCoy in The Wrath of Khan, and despite the fact that he turns 81 this month (looking better than many men 20 years younger),…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Retro Nerd Alert: Bob Wilkins' One-Hour TV Special, <em>The Star Trek Dream</em>

Retro Nerd Alert: Bob Wilkins' One-Hour TV Special, The Star Trek Dream

Though he's justly celebrated for his tenure as the host of KTVU's Creature Features, the late Bob Wilkins was never a big fan of horror movies -- certainly not as much as his Creature Features successor, John Stanley -- but…
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Space Hippies Battle the Enterprise Crew on Stage in Star Trek Live: The Way to Eden

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, which is being redone with live actors starting this weekend…
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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Space-Con</i> Boldly Goes Where Few Fans Have Gone Before: The First <i>Star Trek</i> Conventions

Space-Con Boldly Goes Where Few Fans Have Gone Before: The First Star Trek Conventions

Stardate Feb. 22, 1975: It's Northern California's first Star Trek convention, held at Lincoln High School in San Francisco. The long lines, crowded rooms, and boisterous reception for guests George Takei (who played Mr. Sulu) and James Doohan (Scotty)…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sci-Fi Fandom, the Prequel

Sci-Fi Fandom, the Prequel

Stardate Feb. 22, 1975: It's Northern California's first Star Trek convention, held at Lincoln High School in San Francisco. The long lines, crowded rooms, and boisterous reception for guests George Takei (Sulu) and James Doohan (Scotty) surprise everyone, including the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Star Trek Convention! Yay!

Star Trek Convention! Yay!

All we care about is Lt. Uhura. That's it. No, and Spock. Uhura and Spock. The rest of Star Trek, or should we say Star Treks, or Stars Trek, can bite it. It's only Uhura and Spock who matter,…
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