Posts tagged "star trek: the next generation"

I Was Blessed By LeVar Burton

Remember when, a few months ago, LeVar Burton -- best known as an actor for his roles in "Roots" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" -- launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the iconic PBS children's show, "Reading Rainbow"? The goal was to raise $1 million over the course of 30 days,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

Leave Tyrion Alone! Plus, 8 TV Character Deaths That Crushed Me

Warning: This post contains spoilers about the most recent episodes of "Game of Thrones." Uh oh, y'all. I'm worried. After last week's gruesome conclusion to "Game of Thrones," in which Oberyn was defeated by Gregor Clegan in the battle to the death that determined Tyrion Lannister's eventual fate, I've started to get really, really concerned that the Im…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2014

“The Worf Of Starfleet” Gives Scorsese The Klingon Treatment

I was pretty entertained by Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," but the movie was too long and lacking in any real depth, if you ask me. Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is a crazy, thieving, drug-doing, ethically bankrupt asshole, and not much more, so around the hour and a half mark, I started to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 6, 2014

7 Stupidly Nerdy Questions I Did Not Have The Courage To Ask When I Met Sir Patrick Stewart

Last night, Ami and I had the pleasure of going to see Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in "No Man's Land" on Broadway. The show was fantastic and funny, and I'll tell you more about it when we give away tickets next week. After the show, I bid Ami adieu and then stood outside…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2014

Stoned Patrick Stewart Teaches His Girlfriend How To Act

When I envision my ideal day, it involves a treehouse, Sir Patrick Stewart, marijuana and the vast acting knowledge held in the brilliant mind of the man who played Captain Jean Luc Picard. Here, Stewart explains to his girlfriend, Sunny Ozell, the finer points of the "quadruple take." It is amazing. [Gawker]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2013

“Star Trek” Nerd Alert: Why Does Commander Riker Sit Down Like This?

I realize that I'm appealing to a very niche segment of the Frisky readership with this vid, but indulge me. Some amazing YouTuber noticed that Commander William Riker (from "Star Trek: The Next Generation") always heaves his leg over the chair when sitting down. Why?! He's so tall! The chairs are always so short. SO…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2013

7 Shows I’m Deleting From My DVR And Why

TV is a big part of my life; I watch a lot of it, which means the invention of the DVR has been my saving grace. Over the years, I've DVRed one-off programs, of course, but a smart TV viewer knows to DVR whole series so that a brain fart on Monday morning won't lead…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 10, 2013

10 Awesome Things That Happened At The “Star Trek: The Next Generation” 25th Anniversary Reunion

In 1987, "Star Trek" re-launched the franchise with a whole new series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Not only did TNG show us the next generation of characters in the "Star Trek" saga, it brought in the next generation of "Star Trek" fans who would grow up with the series. I was just a little kid sitting on the couch…
By: The Mary Sue / February 21, 2013

True Story: I Wrote “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Fanfic

Today is the 25th Anniversary of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"'s debut on television, one of the most significant pop culture events in my life. Here's why... This summer, I visited an old friend in San Francisco and we got to talking about writing. "I still think the best thing you ever wrote was that 'Star…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2012

Celebrity Crushes: Didn’t EVERYONE Have One?

Apparently not. Yesterday, Simcha and I were comparing notes on our first celebrity crushes -- my first serious one was Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation (waving my nerd flag!), while Simcha was hot for The Count from Sesame Street. Even now, Simcha says she still goes for guys who seem a little…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2008

Star Trek’s Wil Wheaton Ditched By The Suicide Girls

Have you ever had one of those experiences where you found out about something exciting and then discovered that it no longer exists all in the same day? I am having one of those moments. Nerve Scanner says that Wil Weaton, who played Ensign Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation has bee…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 3, 2008