Star Trek Stuff

William Shatner and frequent uncredited stand-in Bill Blackburn in the “Star Trek” episode “Arena”

For the American television viewing public, it began on a Thursday evening in September of 1966.  September 8th to be specific.  That was the night that “Star Trek” first aired, on NBC.  One has to wonder if the executives at CBS who turned down the chance to air Star Trek who turned it down because they were already working on “Lost in Space;” regret that decision.

In honor of the release of Star Trek Beyond and the fact that Star Trek has been around for so long and is still going strong, here’s some background and trivia about the the Original Series and the films directly connected to that show.  True fans of Trek will know most, if not all of this but it is worth reviewing.

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Disney finally embraces ethnicity with ‘Mulan’

'Mulan' finds love while disguising herself as a male soldier
‘Mulan’ finds love while disguising herself as a male soldier

[rating=2]Starring: the Voices of Ming Na, B.D. Wong, Eddie Murphy, George Takei, Harvey Fierstein, Melissa Alto
Director(s): Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook
Writer(s): Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip Lazebnik, Raymond Singer, Dean DeBlois

Mulan was probably the first Disney animated film in years that I had not seen in the movies. In fact, I hadn’t seen it in its entirety until watching this DVD. And as much as I thought the animation was stunning, and the story entertaining, the film really falls short on the music front.

I was also surprised by how the film seemed to celebrate the ethnicity of the story.

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