Celebrate Captain Picard Day with Jean-Luc’s top Next Generation episodes (and one movie)
If you’re looking forward to a glass of Chateau Picard — red — or a cup of Earl Grey — hot — then you’re off to a great start, celebrating like they do on the Enterprise NCC1701-D. Captain Picard Day (June 16th by our calendar) was introduced to the viewers of Star Trek: The Next […]
Star Trek Movies and the Bechdel Test — How do they stand up after all this time?
I wrote an article on how the Star Wars films stood up to the Bechdel Test, which is a simple measurement to determine whether any named female characters have a conversation about something other than men. This is not a stance for feminist debate so much as an observation. For what it’s worth, lets dive […]
Best Roman-Themed Movies to Watch For The Ides of March
Many people associate March 15th, the Ides of March, with the assassination of Julius Caesar…but the Ides of March had been around long before Caesar was bumped off by his friends. The Romans didn’t number days of the month from the first to the last; instead they counted backwards from three fixed points of the […]
Top 10 Films Set in Ireland to Watch on St Patrick’s Day Weekend
If you’ve never been to Ireland (I have and loved it), then these 10 movies will give you a thirst for Guinness Beer and a craving for corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. Pull out this list for March 17th on St Patrick’s Day, or anytime you get a wistful hankering for the sights and sounds […]