Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spock as Wisdom Figure - The Motion Picture

Last fall I did a presentation for PechaKucha night titled Spock as Wisdom Figure.

Well, I just discovered that they've put up a video of the presentation, so I thought I'd share it here.

Neil Shurley from Pecha-Kucha Greenville on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy 80th Birthday, William Shatner!

Yep, he's 80 today.

And, as someone else commented, he's done more in the past five years than most people do their entire lives.

Here's a story a posted about today's Talk Like William Shatner Day celebration.

And here's a delightful video of the man covering The Beatles. Oh, yeah.

And here's another piece about the literary Shatner.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Cult of Jerry

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Jerry Goldsmith.

Today, I took a stab at answering a question asked by Jim Lochner over on his blog: why does there seem to be a Cult of Jerry?

Here's my reply - Examining the Cult of Jerry.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

World Robot Domination: Episode 16 - Meet the Parents

What’s the worst that could happen?
I mean, hey, I wasn’t the first guy to fall for a robot. Was I?
She was tall, sleek, and silver, with shiny red eyes and a body that could stop a train. Literally. I saw it happen.
And when she squeezed me, well, let’s just say I saw stars, baby.
So I figured, you know, it’s Easter, time for the family to come together. I’d bring her home. Introduce her to everybody.
She rolled into the living room.
“Mom, I’d like you to meet X1-V27.”
“Greetings, humanoid,” X1-V27 purred.
My mom just stood there.
“I will not have one of those thing in my house,” my mom said.
“Come on, Mom,” I said. “I love her. You will, too.”
“Never. It’s not welcome here.”
“But I’m going to marry her.”
“Over my dead body,” Mom said.
“As you wish,” said X1-V27.
The funeral’s tomorrow. The wedding’s the day after.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Shatner wakes the shuttle crew

William Shatner recorded a new version of his "Space, the final frontier" speech to play for the Discovery astronauts.

Here's the story.