Half-Way Through Next Generation

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We are about to begin Season Five of The Next Generation and it’s been good, real good. The journey began with an idea to share Voyager with my kids. It’s a series that means a lot to me. But then I realized they should have some background before we got into that part of the timeline. But to begin at the beginning would take soooo long. So I asked for help from readers like you. I compiled the suggestions into a big list, and we began our Star Trek watching adventure.

What It Means to Be Geeky

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Being geeky isn’t a question of subject matter, it’s a question of how involved you are with your passions. The Geekmoms reveal their many and varied passions today!

This Week With the GeekMoms

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Jules Sherred has been busy designing and launching another website: United Federation of Planets. It is a website all about Star Trek, curated by members of Jules’ G+ Star Trek community. Jules is also still busy planning for yet another trip, a child’s graduation, and a wedding in just over three short months. Brigid is reveling in a clean studio this week and a fresh

Can Your Fridge Make Hot Water? The GE Café Fridge Does

Remember when I told you about Samsung’s new soda making fridge? Well, GE wrote me to tell me that their Café fridge makes hot water. I now have a fantasy of Patrick Stewart standing in front of one demanding some tea. Earl Grey, hot.

On Explaining Wheaton’s Law

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The day you have kids, you have to change your language. I don’t mean you have to learn a new one, but that you have to start eliminating all the words you don’t want them to use once they’re old enough to talk. This is not an easy task. Once you try to stop saying the words that got you in trouble back in grade

“Boldly Go” to the St. Louis Science Center

I love science centers. Not only are they a fantastic resource for our kiddo to discover more about science and the world, I’ve also had great experiences with the exhibitions that come to visit for a short time. Our local science center, the Pacific Science Center, hosted both Star Wars and Harry Potter exhibits this past year. Geek heaven! We were in St. Louis recently

Coffee: The Intergalactic Mommy Vice

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This morning as I clutched my steaming cup of java on the first sub-freezing morning of the season, I pondered how I went from being a non-coffee-drinker to considering getting a hotel-style one-cup coffee maker to put on my bedside table. I travel pretty regularly, and one of the things I love about hotel stays (other than a solid night’s sleep with no danger of

Seeking Major Tom: Yet Another Reason To Love William Shatner

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Earlier this week my local radio started my morning with William Shatner singing “Bohemian Rhapsody.” I almost crashed the car. I love William Shatner, I think he’s wonderful, and even though the man cannot sing, I love his music. It’s William Shatner! Singing! It doesn’t get to me in the same way that Paul McCartney or Don McLean do, don’t get me wrong, but I love it anyway. Released

Happy 45th Anniversary, Star Trek

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Once upon a time, there lived a man. This man was a dreamer. This man had hopes and visions of a better future, a future built upon true equality and mutual respect. This man’s name was Gene Roddenberry. Gene had an idea. He wanted to share his dream and his ideals. The way he did this was through a television series called Star Trek. However,

Game Review: Star Trek Fleet Captains

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One of the benefits of attending GenCon is that you can pick up copies of games before they’re scheduled to be in retail stores. I walk through the aisles very carefully, trying not to be lured in by something that I can simply buy as soon as I get home. Star Trek Fleet Captains, by WizKids, is not due on store shelves for at least

William Shatner’s The Captains Screening in NYC

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This past weekend I drove from Florida up to New York to pick up my two sons who had been spending a couple weeks with my husband’s parents on Long Island.  Yes, it’s a rather long drive, but since my family has a Toyota Prius, the 2600-mile round trip still cost 1/3 the price of flying the kids back and forth.  I enjoy listening to

How Star Trek Moms Give Their Kids The Look

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Last night, nearly six years after giving birth to my first child, I finally became a Real Mom. I declare this the moment because I have finally mastered the Mom Look. The one where you just look at your kid, and she drops what she’s doing, her eyes get big, and now she’s listening. I wasn’t sure I’d ever get Mom Look. I had a

Transformers 3: Why It’s the Best Movie I’ve Seen This Summer

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I did what any red-blooded American did over our holiday weekend. That’s right, I went to see a movie. This was after consuming roughly my own body weight in hamburgers and hot dogs while hanging out with friends all afternoon. I almost didn’t go to see Transformers 3 because it was getting a love it/hate it response from people and I was desperately afraid I’d fall into

Book Expo’s Books for Geeks

Take a convention center, fill it with books and the people who love them, and you’re bound to make a geek happy. Book Expo America is such an event, and it’s one of my favorites each year. Though it’s largely about publishers letting book buyers and librarians know what’s new in their catalogues, Book Expo is great for fans, chocked with author and illustrator appearances

My Top Ten Tear-Jerking Moments in Science Fiction

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Traditionally, science-fiction revolves around action rather than drama, humour rather than tragedy. Whilst deaths are commonplace in a genre filled with space battles and horrifying creatures, truly emotional moments are much harder to come by, but that’s not to say they do not exist: far from it. Below is my personal top ten tear-jerking moments in science-fiction, I’ve had to cut many more out as

Five Ways to Teach Science With Star Trek

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When I was in tenth grade, my interest in astronomy collided with a boyfriend who was into Star Trek, just as The Next Generation was ending and Voyager was beginning. Two years later, I decided that I’d taken all the calculus any person needed, but I felt a little guilty not taking any math at all. So I made things even on the cosmic scales