Classroom objects that ’90s kids remember all too well

Back-to-school lists are starting to pop up on refrigerators all over the nation as summer begins to wind down and the fall quarter approaches. The seemingly list gets longer and longer every year, and items on the list have certainly changed through the decades. Today, it’s common to see several computer screens, chargers, electronic tablets … Read more

Resurfaced ‘Drunk History’ Clip Tells How Nichelle Nichols ‘Literally Integrated Space’

Nichelle Nichols played a key role in helping others live long and prosper. After news broke that the “Star Trek” icon died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico, at the age of 89, tributes to the pioneering actor flooded social media. One of these salutes was by comedian Ashley Nicole Black, who tweeted that Nichols’ … Read more

Nichelle Nichols, Pioneering ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies At 89

Pioneering “Star Trek” Actor and space exploration advocate Nichelle Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico. She was 89. Her death was first announced by her son Kyle Johnson on Facebook and later confirmed to Variety by her talent manager and business partner, Gilbert Bell. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural … Read more

Nichelle Nichols, Uhura On ‘Star Trek,’ Has Passed At 89

Nichelle Nichols, who broke new ground as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek franchise, has died. Details of her passing have not yet been made public, but she suffered a stroke in 2015. She was 89 years old. When she joined the original run of Star Trek In the mid-’60s, Nichols became not only … Read more

Tom Akel, CEO and Publisher of Rocketship Entertainment

As CEO and publisher of Rocketship Entertainment, Tom Akel has a unique view of the webtoon-to-print pipeline. Webtoons are Rocketship’s specialty, and they have already published more than 25 of them, often supported by crowdfunding (see “Rocketship Entertainment Lines Up 17 Graphic Novels for 2022”). Prior to Rocketship, Akel was the Head of Content for … Read more

Kimmy Gibbler reminded classic TV fans of this Sixties character

The Full House episode “Good News, Bad News” is a fun episode for Kimmy Gibbler fans. The plot finds DJ as a school newspaper editor, hiring her best friend Kimmy as a columnist — even though there are other students who are more qualified. When DJ finally fires Kimmy for poor writing skills, the plot … Read more

‘Downton Abbey 2’ Nabs Okay $16 Million Weekend

Downton Abbey – A New Era Focus Features As noted yesterday, Focus Features’ Downton Abbey: A New Era was seen as a definitive test case as to whether older audiences would return to theaters after a year-end spree of ignoring the likes of The Last Duel, West Side Story, King Richard and none other than … Read more

There was a rumor Lee Meriwether was going to marry Joe DiMaggio

Lee Meriwether is an actor known to classic TV fans for exciting early roles like her portrayal of Catwoman in the 1966 Batman movie. In the Seventies, she impressed while acting alongside some of classic TV’s favorite leading men, cast on shows like Barnaby Jones and The New Andy Griffith Show. But before all that, … Read more

The disappearance of Lisa Gerritsen remains a mystery to TV fans

It’s rare for a Gunsmoke episode to center on a child actor, but in “Jenny,” 10-year-old Lisa Gerritsen proved she had the dramatic chops to carry the story. Gerritsen actually started her acting career with an earlier appearance on Gunsmoke in 1968, and “Jenny” would become her fourth and final guest spot on the hit … Read more

Love and Thunder’ Teaser; ‘D&D’ Movie Title; ‘Spider-Verse’ Sequels, ‘Madame Web’ Get Dates; Netflix Cancels ‘Bone’; ‘Ironheart’ Gets Coogler, Directors; ‘Exploding Kittens’ Netflix Series

Spring is springing up, and showbiz news is blossoming. It’s time for another round-up! Marvel Entertainment released the long-awaited first teaser for Thor: Love and Thunder (see trailer below). In this movie, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) retires to seek inner peace, but his retirement is cut short by the emergence of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian … Read more