Tag Archive: Star Trek

The Liberal Privilege of George Takei

George Takei

Imagine for a moment if a reporter asked actor Walter Koenig (best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek television series) a question about President Obama, and Koenig responded this way: “He is a clown in blackface sitting in the White House. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong…

A News Media of Trekkies


The first celebrity I ever met was actor William Shatner. It was back in the 1980s. I was probably twelve or thirteen at the time. Shatner was making an appearance at a car show in Denver that I went to with my family. I stood in a long line for nearly two hours to get…

GOP Primaries… The Final Frontier


As a Republican, I’ve been finding it hard to stay upbeat while watching the daily drama of the presidential primary campaign. It’s taken disappointing, unexpected turns and it’s been disheartening to see how personal it has become. So, I thought it might be a good time to lighten up the tone, escape the angry rhetoric,…