Tag Archives: Star Trek

Why is there no Jewish Tolkien?

Do Jews write science-fiction, while Christians write fantasy?  Why are Jews so well-represented in science-fiction (Asimov, Ellison, Brin, Turtledove), but not in fantasy, where the luminaries include Christians such as Tolkien, Rowling and C.S. Lewis? In a fascinating essay in … Continue reading

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Trekkies are Insane!

I’ve always been a big Star Trek fan. But I never understood what “get a life” meant until I saw the hate mail from my look at warfare in the new Star Trek movie. I’ll share some of the more … Continue reading

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Captain Kirk Goes to War

Help! The Trekkies have put out a fatwa on me!  Yesterday I posted a tongue-in-cheek analysis of weapons and tactics of the new Star Trek movie on Wired’s Danger Room. Now I’m afraid to go outside.  I’ll get jumped by … Continue reading

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