Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds at the EMP Museum

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek (created by Gene Roddenberry, the original TV series first aired from 1966-1969) lets join Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) aboard the USS Enterprise in the 23rd century to boldly go where no man has gone…

Batman 75: To the Batcave!

The Caped Crusader or Dark Knight known as Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared way back in May 1939 in Detective Comics #27. So 2014 is a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Batman and I couldn’t be happier than to join in on the party as Batman is by far…

Georgia On My Mind – Road Trip Part I: Atlanta

I recently spent a few days enjoying a road trip around the state of Georgia. It was a spur of the moment journey that covered quite a bit of territory starting in the south of the state then up to Atlanta, across to Athens then south again. I experienced history, nature, bustling cities, huge storms and more! There is just so much to…

Batman: 75 Glorious Years of Bat Vehicles

One of my favourite DC Comics characters is Batman. A superhero that uses his physical strength and sinister appearance as the Dark Knight to spread fear amongst the scum and villainy of Gotham City. 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Batman. The character was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared in…

Magnum, P.I. – Robins Nest

Magnum, P.I. starring Tom Selleck as the legendary and beloved private investigator Thomas Magnum, was a classic TV series that ran from 1980 – 1988. The show with a back drop of beautiful Hawaii had great characters (regulars along with Magnum were Higgins and Magnum’s Vietnam War buddies T.C. and Rick) and story lines that offered action, drama, comedy, beautiful women and…

A Visit to Shatner’s World

A few weeks ago I took an amusing trip in to Shatner’s World. Yes, the Shatner, William Shatner, the entertainment icon and legend was performing his one man show at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Shatner’s World is an hour and a half retelling of his life and career from theatre to TV to movies. It was great…

Abandoned Detroit?

It seems everyone has an image of Detroit, Michigan as a broken, bankrupt city ($18.5 million in debt). A place that has had a mass exodus of its citizens and is full of abandoned buildings. A city where pawn shops are a boom business and crime is a major problem. In many ways this image of Detroit is true. You can explore parts…

North vs. South – The Dakota’s that is!

North and South Dakota in the far north of the United States have some of the most wondrous scenery in the country. The Great Plains, National Grasslands and The Badlands to name a few. They are also some of the least populated states. I was recently in the Dakota’s and here are just a few…

Hello Cincinnati!

Brad my friend from Australia and I recently undertook a road trip across the heartland of America from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Chicago, Illinois. Moving on from Columbus we headed for Cincinnati, Ohio. Welcome to Part 4 of a series of photos of that journey showing cityscapes, famous places and some Man vs. Food meals along the way (score update Man: 4 Food: 1)!…

Go ahead Walking Dead yourself!

I woke up feeling a bit ill this morning……. This was a bit of fun I came across online:  http://www.deadyourself.com. Yes thats me all zombified! The Walking Dead is a great (and grisly) AMC TV series about survival in a world taken over by zombies. The show premiered in 2010 and is now in it’s third season (it…

A Day of Grunge, Rock, Sci-Fi and Horror at the EMP!

June 23rd, 2012 The Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum (EMP) in Seattle has some great special exhibitions happening at the moment from tributes to some of the greatest bands in the world to classic Science Fiction and Horror movies. NIRVANA: TAKING PUNK TO THE MASSES A great exhibition with many personal items belonging…

Remember Twiki from Buck Rogers?

Twiki was the little robot character from the excellent Sci Fi TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 – 1981 NBC-TV) and also the 1979 movie with the same title that was a lead in to the TV series. The Twiki suit was worn by Felix Silla who also played Cousin Itt on the Addams Family. The voice…