Harrison Ford and Garrett Wang: Star Wars vs Star Trek

Star Trek vs Star Wars

Garrett Wang, who is best known for playing the eternally low-ranking Ensign Kim in Star Trek: Voyager, disclosed in the Delta Flyer Podcast that he creates with fellow Voyager alum Robert Duncan McNeill, that back when Voyager was in production in the 1990s, he almost ran over the legendary actor, Harrison Ford.  

In recounting this near-disaster, Wang described  driving through the Paramount Studios’ parking lot, he recalled speeding around a bend and Harrison Ford appeared out of nowhere, right in front of Wang’s car ‘I’m actually speeding around the parking lot, and I come around this one bend and this guy in a suit walks between two cars, right in front of my car, so I slam on my breaks,’ Wang said.

Garrett Wang as Ensign Harry Kim

When he realized who the gentleman in the suit actually was, Wang’s first thought was “Oh my god, I almost killed Han Solo!" I would have been hated by nerds everywhere."

Thankfully, no one was hurt in this parking lot episode, but think about this for a minute in a geeky nerdy way…had Star Trek’s Ensign Kim actually hit and harmed or killed Star Wars’ Han Solo, the eternal debate between fans of the two franchises could be decidedly more belligerent.  As it is, many fans debate on social media which fictional universe is better, Star Trek or Star Wars.  That debate is, and should be, ongoing and be both passionate and logical. 

Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Harrison Ford, of course, survived his encounter with the lowly ensign of a lost starship to go on to play Han Solo in the latest Star Wars movies, as well as to revisit his role as Indiana Jones.  Ford is also very well known to sci-fi aficionados for his role as Rick Deckard in the two Blade Runner films.  He is married to an actress with serious geek props as well: Calista Flockhart has starred in the popular Supergirl television show as Cat Grant.

Sarah Hyland and That Wardrobe Malfunction in France

Sarah Hyland on the Seine

Sarah Hyland, as you know (unless you have lived under a rock these past ten years), is a well-known actress starring in the TV Show Modern Family. She is also very active on Instagram, and is very public with her life, including her relationship with fiance, Wells Adams, and her medical issues with her kidney disease.

In a recent Instagram post, Sarah Hyland shared a photo taken by Wells Adams as they cruised the Seine in France.

Fans of Sarah Hyland know that she is a lovely young woman who is able to make fun of herself and her foibles. In our analysis of this image, we conclude that the fact she posted this potentially embarrassing photo shows that she enjoys letting her fans see her as a regular human being, foibles and all.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Charles Reeves,(born September 2, 1964) an American actor and singer. Keanu Reeves is best known for acting in science-fiction and action-adventure moves such as the Matrix trilogy, Johnny Mnemonic , Chain Reaction, Constantine and Speed. His best-known role in a comedy is as Ted Logan in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Reeves is also a musician, playing bass guitar in the grunge band Dogstar during the 1990s, and in the band Becky. The name Keanu means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian. Reeves is of British, American, Chinese, and Hawaiian descent. Though born in Lebanon, he has never been a Lebanese citizen, as his parents were from the United States and Britain.


 
 
Keanu Reeves Filmography:
 

 Keanu Reeves’ Salary on selected films:
 
The Matrix Revolutions (2003) $15,000,000 + 15% of the gross
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) $15,000,000 + 15% of the gross
The Replacements (2000) $12,500,000
The Matrix (1999) $10,000,000 + 10% of the gross
The Devil’s Advocate (1997) $8,000,000
Youngblood (1986) $3,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
Links and Resources:
IMDB-
Keanu Reeves –Wikipedia Article
 
 
 

Keanu Reeves

Born: Keanu Reeves
Date of Birth: Sept. 2, 1964
Place of Birth: Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality: Canadian
Also Known As: K.C. Reeves
Nickname(s):
The Wall (as a goalie in high school hockey)
The One (from his Matrix movies0
 
Education:
High School(s):
De La Salle College (Canada)
Avondale Alternative
Career Info and Stats:
Occupation: Actor and musician
Years active in Industry: 1985 — present
Notable Acting Roles:


Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still
Neo in The Matrix Trilogy


John Constantine in Constantine


Jack Traven in Speed


Ted Theodore Logan in Bill and Ted s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted s Bogus Journey

John Wick in the John Wick series
 
Music Genre(s): grunge
 


Parents: Patricia Bond (née Taylor), and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr.
Significant Others:
Jennifer Syme (1999-2001) –Reeves’ girlfriend who gave birth in December, 1999 to their still-born daughter, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. Jennifer Symes died in an auto accident in 2001

Alexandra Grant (born in 1973)-American Visual Artist (current girlfriend)
 
 

Aaron Eisenberg, Played Nog of Star Trek, Dies

Nog the Ferengi
Aaron Eisenberg as Nog

Aaron Eisenberg, the actor who played the young Ferengi named Nog, has passed away on September 21, 2019. He was born in 1969 and died at the age of 50. He played Nog, son of Rom and nephew to Quark. His character, while showing typical Ferengi traits (greed, deception, etc.) was friend to Jake Sisko and eventually entered Starfleet Academy.

Eisenberg portrayed Nog in over 40 episodes of Deep Space Nine, and later also played a young Kazon warrior in Star Trek: Voyager. Eisenberg was married to Malissa Longo, who posted about his life and death in social media following his passing.

Aaron Eisenberg dealt with health issues, including kidney disease. Many Star Trek alumni remembered him as a great actor, and a great man. Star Trek fans the world over are saddened at his to-early passing.

Jack Bruce of Cream Dies-A Look At the Legacy of Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, and Ginger Baker in Cream

Jack Bruce, the Scottish bassist best known for his singing and powerful bass lines in the seminal British super-group Cream, has died. He was 71 years old and died of liver disease.

Jack Bruce
Jack Bruce

Considered by many to be perhaps the greatest Rock Bassist, Jack Bruce’s place Rock and Roll history is assured. Bruce played in many bands, including:

Alex Korner’s Blues Incorporated (1962-1963)-Here he played drummer Ginger Baker, and organist Graham Bond

Graham Bond Quartet (1963-1964)-Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Graham Bond left Blue’s Incorporated and created the Graham Bond Quartet with guitarist John McLaughlin (among others)

Graham Bond Organization (1964-1965)-Jack Bruce, now playing the electric bass, constantly fought with Ginger Baker, leading to Bruce’s decision to leave the band.

Jack Bruce Solo singleI’m Gettin Tired” (1965)

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (1965-1966) Here Jack Bruce teamed with the young guitar god, Eric Clapton.

Manfred Mann (1966)

Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse (1966)-This short-term studio group produced a few songs in 1966. The band consisted of Eric Clapton on guitar Paul Jones (of Manfred Mann) on harmonica, Jack Bruce on bass (at that time Bruce was also from Manfred Mann), Steve Winwood on vocal, (from the Spencer Davis Group, Pete York on drums, (also from the Spencer Davis Group), and Ben Palmer on piano, who had previously played with Clapton and Jones as a member of The Roosters. Ginger Baker was originally supposed to play drums, but was unavailable, so Palmer sat in on drums. Ben Palmer later became the road manager for Cream.

Cream (1966-1968) In forming Cream, Jack Bruce was again re-united with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. This super-group of accomplished and fairly well-know blues-rock musicians dominated the charts in their brief stint together. Major personality differences again drove them apart.

Jack Bruce Solo Career (1969-2014) Jack Bruce released 14 solo studio albums and five live albums.

West, Bruce and Laing (1972-1974) blues rock power trio super-group formed in 1972 with Leslie West (formerly of Mountain), Jack Bruce, and Corky Laing (also formerly of Mountain). WBL produced two studio albums and one live album.

B.L.T. (1981) Studio album by Jack Bruce, Robin Trower (formerly of Procol Harum) and Bill Lordan (former drummer of Sly and the Family Stone).

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower (1982-2009) -The power duo released four albums together.

Bruce, Baker, Moore (1993) A short-lived power trio, consisting of bassist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist Gary Moore (Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, Colosseum).

Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band (1995, 1997-2000)-Jack Bruce joined up with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band over the course of several years. This touring band features an ever-changing rotation of famous musicians.

Cream (2005) The Cream re-united for a series of concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

 

Jack Bruce Legacy is that he is best remembered as a disciple of the joining of jazz (his original genre), blues, and rock. He helped pioneer the concept of the “Power Trio” of bass, guitar, and drums, as exemplified in Cream and many of his later collaborations with other musicians.

 

Star Trek Actress Arlene Martel-T’Pring-Dies

 

Arlene Martel (April 14, 1936- August 12, 2014): Biography, Filmography, and images of the Star Trek and Hogan’s Heroes actress.

Arlene Martel, the beautiful actress best known for playing Spock’s Vulcan bride-to-be T’Pring, passed away on August 12, 2014, was born in 1936 in the Bronx. While she had many roles in television and movies in the 1960s and 1970s, she is best known for two iconic roles. In Star Trek‘s “Amok Time” episode, Martel played T’Pring, the logically cunning bride of Enterprise First Officer Spock. One Star Trek’s enduring scenes where Spock and Kirk battle (seemingly to the death), was prompted by the machinations of T’Pring. Her other significant role came as French spy Tiger in the prisoner-of-war comedy Hogan’s Heroes. Martel portrayed the beautiful red-haired underground agent code-named Tiger in four episodes of Hogan’s. She also appeared as other characters in two more episodes.

Arlene Martel as T'Pring on Star Trek
Arlene Martel as T’Pring on Star Trek

Her ethnic ambiguity, and her ability to look different for different roles, made her believable as alien Vulcans, French red-heads, Native Americans, and other ethnicities as the roles called for.

Uniquely, she also touched Hollywood history as the real-life girlfriend of actor and icon James Dean, and by dating Cary Grant.

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Martel married three times, with her first marriage to Robert Palmer, her second marriage to actor Jerry Douglas, and her third to Boyd Holister. All three marriages ended in divorce. Arlene Martel had three children: Adam Palmer, Avra Douglas, and Los Angeles Times editor Jod Kaftan.

 

 

Arlene Martel as Tiger in Hogan's Heroes
Arlene Martel as Tiger in Hogan’s Heroes

Arlene Martel Filmography
Eleanor, First Lady of the World “Madam Jennah” (MOW)(1981)
Dracula’s Dog (1978) “Maj. Hessel”
Chatterbox (1977) “Marlene”
Conspiracy of Terror (1975) (TV) “Leslie Horowitz”
Adventures of Nick Carter (1972) (MOW) (TV) “Flo”
Angels from Hell (1968) “Ginger”
The Glass Cage (1964) “The Girl/Her Twin Sister”

Notable TV guest appearances of Arlene Martel
The Day the Loving Stopped (1981)
Battlestar Galactica (1978) “Adulteress” “Long Patrol”
Gunsmoke (1955) “The Squaw” “Quanah”
The Rockford Files (1974)
Indict and Convict (1973) (TV) “Mrs. Ann Lansing”
Columbo: A Friend in Deed (1974) (TV) “Sales Girl”
Columbo: Double Exposure (1973) (TV) “Tanya Baker”
Columbo: Greenhouse Jungle (1972) (TV) “Gloria West”
Banacek (1972)”Diana Maitland” “The Three Million Dollar Piracy”
Bewitched (1964) “Malvina” “How Not To Lose Your Head To Henry VIII”
Mission: Impossible (1966) “Atheda” “Terror”
It Takes a Thief (1968) “Guess Who’s Coming to Rio?”
Wild, Wild West (1965) in episode: “The Night of .the Circus of Death”
Star Trek (1966) “T’Pring” “Amok Time”
The Iron Horse (1966) “Hellcat” (directed by Samual Fuller)
Fugitive (1963)”Magda Karac” “Blessings of Liberty”
The Monkees (1966) “Loreli” “Monstrous Monkee Mash”
The Monkees (1966) “Madame Olinsky” “The Spy Who Came in From the Cool”
Perry Mason (1957) “Sandra Dunkel” “The Case of the Dead Ringer
I Dream of Jeannie (1965) “Sonia” “Russian Roulette”
The Flying Nun “Tonio’s Mother”
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) “Gemma Lusso” “The King of Knaves Affair”
Outer Limits” (1963) “Consuelo” “Demon With a.Glass Hand”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Olga” “Never Play Cards with Strangers”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Tiger” “Hold the Tiger”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Tiger” “A Tiger Hunt in Paris”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Tiger” “Heil Klink”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Gretchen” “The Defector”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Tiger” “Operation Tiger”
Route 66 (1961) “The Newborn”
Route 66 (1961) “Lucia” “A Legacy For Lucia”
The Untouchables (1959) “Genna …..Brothers”
The Untouchables (1959) “Carla Patrone” “A Seat on …..the Fence”
The Rebel (1959) (as Arline Sax)
Hong Kong “The Hunted” with Rod Taylor
Hong Kong “The Hunted” with Leonard Nimoy
Here Come The Brides
Playhouse 90 with Robert Redford (1959)
The Twilight Zone (1959) “Girl” “What You Need”
The Twilight Zone (1959) “Stewardess” “Twenty-Two”

Emma Watson-Brown University Graduate

The lovely, and very educated Emma Watson, the actress most associated with the Harry Potter movie franchise, graduated from Brown University this week with a degree in Literature. Maybe she and J.K. Rowling can write books together, eh…?

Emma Watson, The Graduate
Emma Watson, The Graduate

And here is our recent grad looking a little more relaxed…

Emma Watson
Emma Watson

Gal Gadot: Is She Too Thin To Play Wonder Woman?

As most comic book movie fans know by now, Israeli actress Gal Gadot (best known for her minor roles in the Fast and Furious movies with the late Paul Walker and the very-much alive Vin Diesel), has been cast to portray the Amazonian Princess, Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC Comics movie, best known as the “Superman/Batman Movie.”

 

Since Wonder Woman is, well, an Amazon warrior, she seen in the comics as tall, strong, powerful, and, well, rather busty. And did we mention strong? As in, she has muscles? In most versions of Wonder Woman in the comics, Wonder Woman is considered to be up there with the most powerful members of the Justice League. Her strength and durability puts her on par with the strongest female heroes, such as Supergirl or Power Girl. In effect, she is one of the most powerful, and, as a trained warrior, one of the most deadly members of the Justice League. Here are some action picture of Wonder Woman as depicted in the comics.

 

Wonder Woman by Alex Ross
Wonder Woman by Alex Ross

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
Diana Prince: Wonder Woman

 

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

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Now, here is a picture of Gal Gadot:

Gal Gadot-Wonder Woman?
Gal Gadot-Wonder Woman?

What do YOU think? Comments below…

 

 

Who is Paula Broadwell?

Who is Paula Broadwell? Broadwell is a research associate at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Broadwell was raised in North Dakota but moved to Charlotte more than three years ago with her husband, a radiologist, and their two young sons. She first met General David Petraeus in 2006 when he gave a speech at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Broadwell is a graduate of West Point, and is an army reservist who has worked or lived in more than 60 countries.

Paula Broadwell "All In"
Paula Broadwell “All In”

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When word of the affair between Paula Broadwell and General Petraeus, many people who knew them were shocked. Broadwell worked closely with Petraeus as she co-authored a glowing biography of the general titled “All In." Apparently, David Petraeus did indeed go “All In" as they maintained an affair that eventually brought him down, forcing him to resign his office as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Does the fact we are at war with an enemy in a conflict that heavily involves the CIA in both combat an intelligence-gathering outweigh the supposed security risk of the CIA Director cheating on his wife?

Paula Broadwell
Paula Broadwell

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman Get Married

 

Anne Hathaway, star of the third Dark Knight Batman film, married her long-time boyfriend and fiance Adam Shulman in Big Sur, California on September 29, 2012. While Hathaway is fairly well-known, especially since her turn as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises earlier in 2012. Adam Shulman is best known for playing Deputy Enos Strate in the TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning(2007).

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Anne Hathaway Wedding Photo

 

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