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Ellen White and Josephus, Ps. Philo and Star Trek

1.  Robert M. Seltzer, Jewish People, Jewish Thought: The Jewish Experience in History (New York: MacMillan, 1980) 216. Josephus relates that [the Sadducees and the Pharisees] disagreed on the principle of immortal life, the Sadducees rejecting the belief that the … Continue reading

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My Issues with the New Star Trek

Don’t get me wrong…I love the new Star Trek movie. But, after doing some thinking in the shower, I came to understand why some die-hard Trekkies are having a problem with it. Essentially, the movie undoes much of Star Trek. … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Spoilers Included

I just came back from Star Trek. It’s definitely a must-see on the big screen, and I just can’t get the soundtrack out of my head! The movie had some discontinuity with the original series, and a lot of that … Continue reading

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Art Influences Life

I watched the classic 1960’s movie To Kill a Mockingbird this afternoon. Every now and then, I stopped the movie so I could check out what wikipedia had to say about it. In the book and the movie, Atticus Finch … Continue reading

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Roots by Alex Haley, Read by Avery Brooks

I finished listening to Roots last night! And Avery Brooks (of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and American History X) did an excellent job in reading it. When he modulated his voice to fit the different characters, I felt like … Continue reading

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Vaal, Part III

In the Star Trek episode about Vaal (see Vaal, Part I; Vaal, Part II), Akuta was the only person who received communication from the deity. In the Torah, there seems to be a tension between democracy and restricted access to … Continue reading

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And Kicking Off Black History Month…

…I’m watching Matrix Reloaded, and Cornel West is supposed to be on it. I haven’t seen him yet! I didn’t know he had an acting career. I’m also on the verge of finishing the unabridged audio book of Alex Haley’s … Continue reading

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Fantasy Island

I was doing some reading on Fantasy Island today. Not long ago, I wrote a tribute to Ricardo Montalban, whom I knew from Star Trek and Planet of the Apes movies. A variety of news shows that I watched, however, … Continue reading

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Vaal, Part II

For background, see Vaal, Part I. As I think about the Star Trek episode about Vaal, most of what goes through my mind are religious polarities. Unlike Paul Tillich, however, I have a hard time synthesizing them or finding a … Continue reading

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Vaal, Part I

I just read a three part series in the DC Comics version of Star Trek. See here. It’s numbers 43-45, dated October-December 1987. Basically, it’s a continuation of the Star Trek episode “The Apple,” but it also alludes to “Return … Continue reading

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