Christianity and Star Trek

I’ve always been a huge fan of Star Trek (ST). On the surface, it appears to be just a fun science fiction series. And it is. However, as any serious Trek fan knows, there is much more beneath the surface. ST creator Gene Roddenberry’s secular philosophy is obvious. And lately, I’ve started wondering how avid…

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Truly Outrageous: Jem Review, Part II

In part I, I talked about Rio never getting a clue that Jem and Jerrica were one in the same. Now we’ll conclude with three more puzzling aspects of Jem. The Misfits are criminally insane In almost every episode, the Misfits pretty much try to kill Jem and the Holograms. Whether it’s nearly getting driven…

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Truly Outrageous: Jem Review, Part I

One of my favorite shows as a kid was Jem. If you are of my generation, you should be familiar: Jerrica and her sister, Kimber, and childhood friends Aja and Shana, become a famous rock group with the help of a super computer called Synergy that creates holograms. Synergy transforms Jerrica into the lead singer,…

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Now, on friendships…

In my previous post, I got that NYT link from this blog post on BlogHer about the BFF phenom and how some girls, in her observation, use it to control their friendships. She’s got an interesting point here, and makes me think about how some people have a need to control the relationships (and by…

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