Vacant Expressions 55: Shane Black, Inside Star Trek, and Ranking Superhero Movies

Jon and Wes talk about their love of Shane Black movies including the Lethal Weapon series, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and his upcoming new movie The Predator. Wes also shares some gossip on the new Star Trek shows, and then they for some reason talk about their favorite superhero movie of the new century.

What if the US Adopted the Prime Directive?

– By J.W. Fox – “No starship may interfere with the normal development of any alien life or society.“ -Starfleet General Order 1 Star Trek portrays a utopian future where humanity has overcome many of the flaws in its nature to become an advanced, enlightened, peaceful, and prosperous civilization. Our rise takes place before the […]

Trekonomics by Manu Saadia

– By J.W. Fox – There are countless books about Star Trek out there, but if you were interested in reading about the economics of the future, there is only one. Academic and longtime Trekkie Manu Saadia examines the economic system of the United Federation of Planets in his book Trekonomics: The Economics of Star […]

How to Write Not Good: The Mary Sue/Marty Stu

– Jacob Foxx – When I was younger, I dreamed of being a Jedi fighting alongside Obi-Wan. In the climactic battle, I was the one who finished off the Sith Lord, of course. The force was strong with me, endowing me with epic Jedi skills. There was also a time when I fantasized of being […]