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  • ‘Star Trek' franchise an homage to humanist philosophy

    06/30/2010 9:05:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 48 replies
    Worcester (MA) Telegram ^ | 06/29/2010 | Bronislaus B. Kush
    If you're a big fan of the Star Trek science fiction genre, then there's a good chance that you're a humanist at heart. That's the way that Susan Sackett, the longtime personal executive assistant to Trek franchise creator Gene Roddenberry, sees it. Ms. Sackett, who met recently with the Greater Worcester Humanists group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, said Mr. Roddenberry was an admitted humanist who liberally sprinkled his out of this world stories about Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, Mr. Spock and the other Star Trek characters with the fundamentals of humanism — a non-theistic, or secular, approach,...
  • The updated list of ping lists

    08/11/2005 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Asphalt · 157 replies · 6,768+ views
    I was digging around in the archives and came upon the original thread. Many of the lists were no longer in use, and many new ones were not on. Farmfriend, the FReeper who first started this, is now banned. I felt that an updated version was long overdue. Most of the info I got was from digging through 8-month-old threads, so the purpose of this is mainly to get straightened(sp?) out. If you know for certain that a ping list is missing, or that one on the list is no longer in use, than please tell me. If you know...
  • 'Two Towers' Review(and they call Star Trek fans nuts)

    12/23/2002 8:31:54 PM PST · by ABG(anybody but Gore) · 19 replies · 301+ views
    kevinm-4 Joplin, Missouri Date: 23 December 2002 Summary: Not like the book... I am a "Tolkien geek" who thinks Tolkien would hate Peter Jackson and his films were he alive today and watching them. I live and breathe Middle Earth and I cannot even begin to fathom the injustice that Jackson has done with his movies. For example, in the 89th minute of the film, Aragorn lifts his left arm and points off into the distance. When I saw this I thrashed about in my seat because EVERYBODY knows that in the book, Aragorn raises his "right" arm and points....