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My Geeky Valentine’s Day Recap

So…how was your Valentine’s Day? Good I hope. Or at least I hope you weren’t stuck waiting for a table for an hour and a half, or what seemed like forever to get served, which seemed to be a common refrain I’ve been hearing from folks today. Kinda makes me glad that I avoided all… Continue reading ‘My Geeky Valentine’s Day Recap’



Valentine’s Day Gifts for Star Trek Fans

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you haven’t made your dinner reservations, or bought your sweetie a gift 1) shame on you and 2) what are you waiting for? What? You say that you’re dating a Star Trek fan AKA “Trekkie” and you don’t know what to get them? I’ll be the first to… Continue reading ‘Valentine’s Day Gifts for Star Trek Fans’



The Geek visits A Klingon Christmas Carol [GALLERY]

This past weekend I had the pleasure of being a part of “A Klingon Christmas Carol,” the Star Trek-themed holiday show that is currently running at the Chicago Greenhouse Theater Center. Featuring the talented folks of Commedia Beauregard, “A Klingon Christmas Carol” is a re-telling of the classic tale by Charles Dickens, re-interpreted as a… Continue reading ‘The Geek visits A Klingon Christmas Carol [GALLERY]‘



George Takei settles the “Star Trek versus Star Wars” debate and “The Klingon Christmas Carol”

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Okay, it was more like a month ago in California when Carrie Fisher stoked the flames of one of the longest-running conflicts in geekdom, namely the war between fans of Star Wars and Star Trek. She would declare on her YouTube channel that – unequivocally-… Continue reading ‘George Takei settles the “Star Trek versus Star Wars” debate and “The Klingon Christmas Carol”’



On the set of “A Klingon Christmas Carol”

With the holiday season upon us, one of the most unique Christmas celebrations returns to Chicago. After enjoying a tremendously successful debut in the Windy City last year, “A Klingon Christmas Carol” returns to the Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 on November 25th, with a special “Twitter preview night”… Continue reading ‘On the set of “A Klingon Christmas Carol”’



William Shatner explores new frontiers with “The Captains”

A funny thing happens in William Shatner‘s  new documentary “The Captains“.  In it, the writer/director interviews six actors who have played captains in each iteration of the Star Trek series. He sits down for conversations with Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Chris Pine and Christopher Plummer, discussing the challenges of being a… Continue reading ‘William Shatner explores new frontiers with “The Captains”’



“Alien Actor” Bill Blair to enter Guinness Book of World Records

If you’re a fan of science fiction shows, chances are you’ve seen Bill Blair countless times and just haven’t realized it.  In fact, by his own estimation, Blair has appeared so many times in shows like Star Trek: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5, he can’t even imagine the number of hours he’s… Continue reading ‘“Alien Actor” Bill Blair to enter Guinness Book of World Records’



Mary “Televixen” Czerwinski campaigns to be cast in next Star Trek film

If you’ve never heard of Mary Czerwinski before, you are obviously not one of the biggest Star Trek fans on the planet like she is. The former Chicagoan has been a fixture on the Trekkie landscape for years, rubbing elbows with the biggest names in the franchise like Zachary Quinto, George Takei, Walter Koenig and… Continue reading ‘Mary “Televixen” Czerwinski campaigns to be cast in next Star Trek film’



The Most Interesting Geek in the Galaxy

After last night’s Bulls loss, I needed to do something to cheer myself up. I’m a big fan of the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials, and thought “what about a geeky version?” I wrote a few catchphrases and shared them on Twitter with the hashtag #mostinterestinggeek, and got a great response.… Continue reading ‘The Most Interesting Geek in the Galaxy’