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by David DeGraffon Star Trek: The Original Series
I don’t know who’s more to blame for my being an astronomer, Neil Armstrong or Gene Roddenberry. I remember wearing the astronaut’s helmet I got for my sixth birthday as I watched Neil Armstrong step onto the lunar surface. A month later, my grandfather showed me the full moon through his binoculars. I told him I could see the flag sticking out of the side, and when he showed me the landmarks to look for to find the landing site, I was sure I was going to be an astronaut. Then came glasses three years later. I was devastated when I found out you can’t be an astronaut if you need glasses. How could anything be better than being an astronaut? Six years later, I turned on the TV after school and there was this gray saucer with two big tubes on the back orbiting an orange, cloudy planet. I … read more»
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by Joe R. Lansdaleon The Walking Dead
Dead folk won’t stay dead.
They keep getting up.
Least they do in fiction and film. They come out of the grave, or roll off the slab, and head out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any available snack in between. They do this without need of reservations, manners, or even a table … read more»
by Kevin Smokleron Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights began its life as a true story and remained so until it landed on television. Published in 1990 as a book by Philadelphia journalist H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger, Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and A Dream spanned the 1988 football season of the Permian High School … read more»
by Adam-Troy Castroon Superman
It’s the little things that rankle. I’m willing to buy any number of impossible opening premises. The jolly, fat guy who spends his year building toys and his Christmas Eve zipping about on a flying sleigh drawn by twelve hovering reindeer: check. The guy who’s clean-shaven twenty-nine days out of … read more»