Gaming & Culture

Star Trek to World: I’m Not Dead Yet

I can’t quite get my mind around the fact that J.J. Abrams now basically owns the entire Star Trek franchise. After the success of Alias Paramount handed him the whole thing, like a Hummer or a couple extra points on the back end. Star Trek is a living, breathing cultural entity. You can’t just give it to somebody.

Except you can and …

Robert Downey Jr.’s Hieroglyphic Love Affair

I was going to blog about Harrison Ford turning down a Han Solo spinoff, but the story feels off to me — the sourcing’s not so good. I don’t buy it. Let’s all be quiet and maybe he’ll make Indy 4.

So instead…here’s Robert Downey, Jr! Every year Time does a piece about great performances from the past year. Because we’re geniuses …

The Last Blog in the World with the James Cameron News

So James Cameron is making Avatar. Or sorry, Avatar — IMDB isn’t that helpful.

I don’t totally trust Cameron. Yeah, he’s made some geek classics — in fact the streak comprising Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, and then T2, all in a row, 1984-1991, is probably one of the all-time great feats of nerd cinema. (I was going to attempt some …

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