My stardate birthdate: Have I always been destined — or doomed?

While hip-deep in the Secret Star Trek Non-Fiction Project TBA —you know, the thing that’s been keeping me from posting video and blog pieces the last two months* — I’m having to grab some stardates matched to actual calendar days of the year. And naturally, my original Mike Okuda stardate memo for the VGR/DS9 writers (above) came in handy once …

25-candle time: My own birth certificate for TNG

So much has been said about The Next Generation—a lot of it by me in blogs, like this … and oh yeah, this thing. So I think, on this 25th anniversary event, I’ll spare you any more about how TNG not only resurrected Star Trek, but revitalized TV distribution and markets, sparked the genre TV revolution, stoked the mainstreaming of …