Pictures from Day 2 and 3 of ConnectiCon Part 1

By Jason Harris

Gizmoduck.

Toy soldiers.

 

Dr. Frank N. Furter.

Leeloo.

Author Kevin J. Anderson.


Cruella De Vil.

Rey and BB-8.

Major Kira.

Harley Quinn.

Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation).



Queen Amidala.


Artist Steve Geiger showing how to draw Spider-man.

ConnectiCon 2016: Day One

By Jason Harris

 

ConnectiCon officially started today and runs until Sunday at the Connecticut Convention Center. There are celebrities, artists, vendors, and cosplayers at the convention. There are also Q & A sessions, panels, workshops, and much more.

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Walter Koenig (Star Trek).

Tiana, the frog princess.

Baymax

Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

He-man.

Nana Visitor (Star Trek: DS9).

Harley Quinn.


Guy Gilchrist.

Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings).


The Beast and Belle.



Pictures from Super Megafest Fall 2015

By Jason Harris

 

The 2015 Fall edition of Super Megafest happened over the weekend and it was a great two days with celebrities, authors, artists, vendors and cosplay. Here are the pictures from the convention.

Actor John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard).

Actor John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard).

Author Stacey Longo.

Author Stacey Longo.

Actress Catherine Bach (The Dukes of Hazzard).

Actress Catherine Bach (The Dukes of Hazzard).

Daisy Duke.

Daisy Duke.

Actor Tom Wopat ().

Actor Tom Wopat (The Dukes of Hazzard).

Hellgirl.

Hellgirl.

Actress Judith Hoag (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1990]).

Actress Judith Hoag (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1990]).

Masters of the Universe

Ram-man and Orko.

Actors Leif Tilden and Michelan Sisti (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1990]).

Actors Leif Tilden and Michelan Sisti (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1990]).

Artist Hannibal King.

Artist Hannibal King.

The Year Without a Santa Claus

Heat Miser and Snow Miser.

Actress Addy Miller (The Walking Dead).

Actress Addy Miller (The Walking Dead).

The X-men

Wolverine.

Actress/Model Kristanna Loken.

Actress/Model Kristanna Loken.

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Actor Bruce Boxleitner (Tron).

Actor Bruce Boxleitner (Tron).

Ash.

Ash.

Actress Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek).

Actress Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek).

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Artist Steve Lavigne.

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Crew from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Actor Michael Biehn (The Terminator).

Actor Michael Biehn (The Terminator).

Cosplayer Chelsea Von Chastity.

Cosplayer Chelsea Von Chastity.

Actor Ricky Whittle (The 100).

Actor Ricky Whittle (The 100).

Author Byron Turner.

Author Byron Turner.

Former NBA Player Dennis Rodman.

Former NBA Player Dennis Rodman.

Actor Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl).

Actor Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl).

Actresses Natalie Skyy (Sons of Anarchy) and Arryn Zech (Red vs. Blue).

Actresses Natalie Skyy (Sons of Anarchy) and Arryn Zech (Red vs. Blue).

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Authors Matt Herring and Stacey Longo at their The Art of Genre Writing panel.

Authors Matt Herring and Stacey Longo at their The Art of Genre Writing panel.

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A alien has burst onto the convention scene.

A alien has burst onto the convention scene.

Playboy model Valerie Cormier.

Playboy model Valerie Cormier.

Wolverine.

Wolverine.

Artist Joe St. Pierre.

Artist Joe St. Pierre.

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The Monkees

Musician/actor Peter Tork.

Author Herring at his Dr. Who 101 panel.

Author Matt Herring at his Dr. Who 101 panel.

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney.

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney.

Musician/author Bobby Hart.

Musician/author Bobby Hart.

Mortal Kombat.

Mortal Kombat.

Author David R. Witanowski (left) and graphic designer Brian Morey (right).

Author David R. Witanowski (left) and graphic designer Brian Morey (right).

Actor Michael Winslow and myself.

Actor Michael Winslow and myself.

Pictures from Rhode Island Comic Con 2015

By Jason Harris

Actor Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files).

Actor Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files).


Baymax.

Baymax.


Ted "The Millionaire Dollar Man' DiBiase.

Ted “The Millionaire Dollar Man” DiBiase.

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Actress Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hellraiser III).

Actress Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hellraiser III).


Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

Achmed the Dead Terrorist.


Author Stacey Longo.

Author Stacey Longo.


Immortan Joe.

Immortan Joe.


The Faces of Star Trek panel (from Left to right): Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Terry Farrell, and moderator Clare Kramer.

The Faces of Star Trek panel (from Left to right): Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Terry Farrell, and moderator Clare Kramer.


Bill and Ted.

Bill and Ted.


Actor Ron Perlman (Hellboy)

Actor Ron Perlman (Hellboy).


Mario and Tonto and a Rhode Island Comic Con volunteer photo-bombing in the background.

Mario and Tonto with a Rhode Island Comic Con volunteer photo-bombing in the background.


Actor Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead).

Actor Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead).


The Walking Dead.

The Wolves.


Actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Prison Break).

Actress Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (Prison Break).


The Wolf and Red Riding Hood.

The Wolf and Red Riding Hood.


Actress Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie).

Actress Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie).


Spock.

Spock.


Actor Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy).

Actor Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy).


Ash.

Ash.


Actor Michael Wright (V).

Actor Michael Wright (V).


The Connecticut Visitors.

The Connecticut Visitors.


Actor Lorenzo Lamas (Sharknado 3, Renegade)

Actor Lorenzo Lamas (Sharknado 3, Renegade)


Short Circuit 2

Johnny 5 and Ben Jahveri.


Actor a.J. Buckley (CSi: NY).

Actor A.J. Buckley (CSI: NY).

Another entry of pictures from Rhode Island Comic Con 2015 will be coming in the next couple of days.

Pictures from the April 2015 Super Megafest Show Part 1

By Jason Harris

The first ever April Super Megafest,  three-day show, took place at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center this past weekend. Below are pictures from the show.2015-04-17 16.19.20

Rae Dawn Chong (Commando).

Rae Dawn Chong (Commando).

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Larry Wilcox (CHiPs).

Larry Wilcox (CHiPs).

Erik Estrada (ChiPs).

Erik Estrada (ChiPs).

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Author Stacey Longo and the Nestle Quik Bunny.

Author Stacey Longo and the Nestle Quik Bunny.

Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

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Helen Slater (Supergirl).

Helen Slater (Supergirl).

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Author Stacey Longo.

Author Stacey Longo.

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Wrestler and Actress Ashley Tramonte.

Wrestler and Actress Ashley Tramonte.

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Pictures from Super Megafest 2014

By Jason Harris

Super Megafest has come to New England once again. It’s a show that draws hundreds of people every year. If you couldn’t make it this year, you will have two chances next year. There will be two Super Megafests next year. A Spring Edition in April to be held at the Marlborough Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. This convention will be held over three days, April 17 through 19. The Fall Edition will once again be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, MA. November 21 and 22.

Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Walking Dead).

Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Walking Dead).

Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Lee Arenberg (Pirates of the Caribbean series).

Lee Arenberg (Pirates of the Caribbean series).

Paul Amos (Lost Girl).

Paul Amos (Lost Girl).

Me and Kris Holden-Reid (Lost Girl).

Me and Kris Holden-Reid (Lost Girl).

Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, Daredevil).

Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, Daredevil).

Jamie Kennedy (Scream, Scream 2).

Jamie Kennedy (Scream, Scream 2).

Ian Ziering (90210, Sharknado).

Ian Ziering (90210, Sharknado).

Wrestler Scott Hall.

Wrestler Scott Hall.

Wrestler Kevin Nash (Magic Mike, Rock of Ages).

Wrestler Kevin Nash (Magic Mike, Rock of Ages).

Kiss Demon.

Kiss Demon.

Vincent Pastore (The Celebrity Apprentice, The Sopranos).

Vincent Pastore (The Celebrity Apprentice, The Sopranos).

Aileen Quinn (Annie).

Aileen Quinn (Annie).

Debbie Gibson (Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, Rock of Ages).

Debbie Gibson (Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, Rock of Ages).

Author Stacey Longo and musician Gary DeCarlo.

Author Stacey Longo and musician Gary DeCarlo.

Musician Micky Dolenz signing an autograph for a fan.

Musician Micky Dolenz signing an autograph for a fan.

The pictures below are pirates from the Rogues’ Armada. You can also find these pirates on Facebook here.

A pirates from the Rogues’ Armada.

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Commodore Samuel “WeirdBeard” Hain of the Rogues’ Armada.

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Authors Della Rita Rossetti and Lory La Selva Paduano.

Authors Della Rita Rossetti and Lory La Selva Paduano.

Spawn.

Spawn.

A Dalek from Dr. Who.

A Dalek from Dr. Who.

Santa Darth Vader.

Santa Darth Vader.

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A Starfleet officer.

A Starfleet officer.

BB hanging with the Ghostbusters.

BB hanging with the Ghostbusters.

Spawn.

Spawn.

BB hanging with some superheroes.

BB hanging with some superheroes.

My Second Trip to Granite State ComiCon (Pictures)

By Dale T. Phillips

Pictures by Dale T. Phillips and Stacey Longo

 

Once more, I got to travel to another world or a lot of them, by attending Granite State ComiCon, organized by Double Midnight Comics. I was one of two authors at the Books & Boos table. The other author at the table being Stacey Longo. We were signing books for fans, new and old.

Author Stacey Longo at the Books & Boos table.

Author Stacey Longo at the Books & Boos table.

It was an amazing time at a well-run con, with thousands of fun people enjoying themselves and sharing their special likes of comics, TV shows, books, films, graphic novels, games, and cultural icons of all sorts.

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Hall2

Waiting

You get to see people like The New England Brethren of Pirates.Pirates1

The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire Ghostbusters

GhostB1

GhostB_501_roller

The New England garrison of the 501st Legion.
All three groups make appearances to help raise money for charities. These people put a lot of time and effort into their outfits and shows, and they deserve a big hand for what they do.501_base

Star_wars

Starwarrior

Wookie_face

Leia

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

You get to see celebrities, like Sam Jones (of Flash Gordon and Ted fame) and tough-guy actor William Forsythe, both of whom were

Author Stacey Longo with William

Author Stacey Longo with William Forsythe.

extremely gracious and kind to the fans. You also see the people behind the voices of your favorite animated characters such as Richard Horvitz, who voices Zim in Invader Zim, .

Richard Horvitz.

Richard Horvitz.

You get to meet writers such as Gordon Bean, Rob Watts, Katherine Silva, and Scott Goudsward, who are all members of the New England Horror Writers.

From left to right: Bean, Watts, Silva, and Goudsward.

From left to right: Gordon Bean, Rob Watts, Katherine Silva, and Scott Goudsward.

Author Matthew Bartlett, another NEHW member, was also signing books at the organization’s table.

Author Matthew Bart

Author Matthew Bartlett.

Besides the NEHW and Longo, Chris Philbrook, another author, had his own table at the convention.

During my time at the convention, I also met author John Murphy, who was recently heard on the Sci-fi Saturday Night podcast. I can’t wait to hear their interviews with the cast members of Game of Thrones.

Me (left) and John Murphy (right).

Me (left) and John Murphy (right).

The Game of Thrones celebrities.

The Game of Thrones celebrities.

Speaking of which, lots of folks were Game of Thrones cosplaying to honor the cast members who were there.

Arya

Arya of Game of Thrones.

Arya2

Arya of Game of Thrones.

Snow_dani

 

Miltos Yeramelou (Syrio on GoT) hosted a Water Dancing class to teach beginning fencers. I watched some of it, and thought it superb– and I’ve been a fencer for over 35 years.

Miltos Yeramelou.

Miltos Yeramelou.

Syrio2

Syrio3

Groot

Groot.

You get to see about every superhero and supervillain you can think of.

Catwoman

Catwoman.

Batgirl_Robin

Robin and Batgirl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harley_Joker_Riddler

Harley Quinn, the Joker and the Riddler.

Mr_T_JasonAnd many other costumes. A guy who plays Mr T. emceed the huge costume contest. I sure wouldn’t want to judge that one, because there are so manyCostume_crowd2 cool costumes, it would be too hard to choose a winner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two days of fun, and we just saw a small part of it. It’s a total experience, with panels, parties, and participation.

Alien

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Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees.

Borg

A Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Horns

Loki

Harley_Joker

Harley Quinn and the Joker.

Big_Guy

HauntedAcres Haunted Acres is New England’s most exciting haunted attraction, with Maniac’s Midway, live bands, a beer garden, and lots of food and ride vendors.

Cosplayers

Costume_crowd3

Danerys_Tardis

Frozen’s Elsa taking a trip in the Tardis.

Deadpool_WW

Deadpool and Wonder Woman.

Mech_warrior

Dredd

Judge Dredd.

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Groot.

Gosselin

Artist Karen Gosselin.

Mr_T_Stacey

Mr. T with author Stacey Longo, holding her book Secret Things.

Princesses

Puppet

Ralphie

Ralphie from A Christmas Story.

Saints_3D

Silverlady

Steampunk

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A Medieval Deadpool.

Me with author Rob Watts.

Me with author Rob Watts.

Tardi

Things1_3

Vulcan

Star Trek’s Starfleet officer

WreckRalph

Wreck-It Ralph.

The Dome and Kriana of Sci-fi Saturday Night.

The Dome and Kriana of Sci-fi Saturday Night.

Disney Princesses.

Disney Princesses.

Droogie1

A Droogie.

WW_Batman

Wonder Woman and Batman.

Guardians

Guardians of the Galaxy.

A Droogie.

A Droogie.

Brave's Princess Merida and Silk.

Brave’s Princess Merida and Silk.

Performers from Fright Kingdom.

Performers from Fright Kingdom.

Convention attendees.

Convention attendees.

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Rikki Simons, the voice of Gir.

Rikki Simons, the voice of Gir on Invader Zim.

Thor_Block

Thor and Voltron

Puppet

Pictures from Terror Con 2014, Part 3

 

By Jason Harris

 

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WWE Superstar Kane

Audrey II

Audrey II

Commercial Artist Roger Kastel

Commercial Artist Roger Kastel

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Carel Struycken (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Addams Family)

Carel Struycken (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Addams Family)

Calypso holding Davey Jones' heart.

Calypso holding Davey Jones’ heart.

These Captain Jack Sparrows are fighting each other.

These Captain Jack Sparrows are fighting each other.

The two Jack Sparrows getting along and hanging out.

The two Jack Sparrows getting along and hanging out.

Authors Stacey Longo, Vlad Vaslyn, Rob Watts, and Dale T. Phillips at the Books & Boos table.

Authors Stacey Longo, Vlad Vaslyn, Rob Watts, and Dale T. Phillips at the Books & Boos table.

Bobby Campo (The Final Destination)

Bobby Campo (The Final Destination)

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Model/Actress Sarah Michelle with a young Scream fan.

Model/Actress Sarah Michelle with a young Scream fan.

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Author Stacey Longo with John Altamura (a.k.a. the Toxic Avenger)

Author Stacey Longo with John Altamura (a.k.a. the Toxic Avenger)

 

These are the final pictures from Terror Con.

‘The Best of Both Worlds’ Warps into Theaters

Star Trek: The Next GenerationThe Best of Both Worlds Event Transports into Cinemas on April 25 

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NCM Fathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and IGN Present a

One-Night Event Featuring the Classic Series’ Third Season Finale and Fourth Season Premiere Remastered into a Feature-Length Presentation 

Special Event Will Precede Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 and

Star Trek: The Next Generation The Best of Both Worlds Blu-ray Releases on April 30

“You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” Trekkers nationwide will soon heed those commands as NCMFathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and IGN present Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds, which beams into select cinemas on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The fan-favorite two-part episode – The Best of Both Worlds – is comprised of the third season finale and the fourth season premiere, with Part 1 making TV Guide’s list of “TV’s Top 100 Episodes of All Time.” The episodes have been remastered into a feature-length presentation and will be presented on the big screen.

Tickets for Star Trek: The Next GenerationThe Best of Both Worlds are available at presenting theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be broadcast to more than 550 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Fans will enjoy this digitally restored and gloriously remastered presentation in high-definition. The fascinating storyline follows the cybernetic alien race, the Borg, as they abduct and transform Capt. Picard into a half-Borg, half-human called Locutus.  Meanwhile, the Enterprise crew must race against time to intercept the nefarious Borg cube before it reaches Earth to enslave humanity.

“Fans have been discussing these historic episodes since they first aired, and we’re excited to present them like never before, newly improved and on the big screen,” said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment.  “This special event will ensure that ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ will remain a classic throughout the 21st Century — and beyond.”

Created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered 21 years after the debut of the original “Star Trek” series. Featuring one of the most endearing ensemble casts in television history, with seven seasons and 176 episodes, Star Trek: The Next Generation took fans on the remarkable continuing voyages of the Starship Enterprise, set in the 24th century.

“After the success of the first two Star Trek: The Next Generation events, we couldn’t wait to bring additional seasons back to the big screen for fans to enjoy,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Fans will be absolutely thrilled with the presentation of these ‘Next Generation’ classics.”

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 and The Best of Both Worlds will be released on Blu-ray on April 30.

Ode to Channel 56

This originally appeared on author and NEHW member David Price’s blog.

Ode to Channel 56

by David Price

What makes a science fiction fan? It’s a good question, right? The short answer is a simple one. It’s all about the imagination. While I believe everyone is born with one, some people’s imaginations seem to atrophy from lack of use. It helps to have parents who encourage its use, because not all do. Fans of speculative fiction, that all-encompassing term that includes fantasy, science fiction, and horror, have over-active imaginations. We’re dreamers. Do we daydream a lot? Sure. Do we let our minds wander on to things that many people would not consider important? You bet we do. It’s who we are, and where would the world be without the dreamers? Still stuck in the Stone Age, that’s where.

Okay, so it all has to start somewhere. Someone or something has to have nurtured that imagination at an early age. I am going to give a good chunk of that nurturing credit to an independent Boston television station, WLVI, channel 56. Funny, how you can’t appreciate some things until long after they are gone. I grew up in the 70s, and was raised on broadcast television. We didn’t even get cable until 1980 or so. Channel 56 was a UHF station, that ran a lot of syndicated series and old movies. So what did they air? Only some of the most amazing programs a young mind could soak in. My favorite was the original Star Trek series. My mother was a fan too, so this was something we could enjoy together. Star Trek was not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but it remains one of my all-time favorite shows. If I happen to be flipping channels and see Kirk, Spock, Bones, or Scotty, I will always stop and watch the rest of the episode. How many shows or movies can you say that about?

Growing up in the 70s was exciting for someone who dreamed about life “out there” and reaching for the stars. Star Trek was so inspirational for me. It hadn’t even been ten years since we first landed on the moon. NASA was actively exploring our moon with the Apollo program and our solar system with the Pioneer, Voyager, and Viking programs. Star Trek seemed like just a taste of what we might find out amongst the stars. Who knew, right? I wanted to be an astronaut right up until I entered college. I wanted to find what was out there. Kirk and the crew of the enterprise were responsible for those dreams just as much as our own space program was.

There was another series, however, that gave us some different ideas about what the future could hold for humanity. This series also aired on channel 56. It was called The Outer Limits. It gave warnings about the future, about contact with alien races, and about man’s ever improving technology. It was scary. Like The Twilight Zone, there was usually a moral associated with each story; a moral that said something about humanity. It was a much darker message and not as hopeful as Star Trek, but I took it all in, just the same. As a matter of fact, I even told myself, one day, I’ll be a scientist, but I won’t make those kinds of mistakes. I’ll be one of the good ones.

On Saturday afternoons, The Outer Limits led into one of the greatest programs that channel 56 had to offer. This was the show they labeled “Creature Double Feature.” As you might have guessed, this creature show aired giant monster, horror, and sci-fi movies. All those Japanese monster movies were great, especially Godzilla. That big, mutant dinosaur was nature unleashed. Godzilla was like the earth saying to the people of earth, “You know what? I don’t like your cities and pollution. I’m gonna stomp ‘em. Your military power? Pathetic. I’m gonna swat it away.” Godzilla was large and in charge. How could you not love that?

Another major sci-fi influence I can remember from channel 56 was Lost in Space. I know, I know, it was a very campy show after the first season. Still, I really loved that robot. There was just something about the robot which made the whole show for me. The robot was heroic, selfless, funny and often displayed more emotion than Mr. Spock. The best moments of the series were often between the once-evil, but now-bumbling Doctor Smith and the robot. He remains my all time favorite robot. “Warning! Warning! Danger, Will Robinson!” Classic stuff right there. I like it when robots show us how good humanity should be. The kinds of robots in Lost in Space and The Iron Giant, and also Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation are the ones that have always appealed to me. If mankind could create something noble like that, it might just say something good about us, and our future.

Speaking of Star Trek: TNG, it is the last sci-fi show that channel 56 broadcast, I will discuss. I was a little older when this show came out. I was out of high school and was reading mostly horror at the time. It didn’t really grab me right away. I kind of half-heartedly watched season one. I didn’t even start watching season two right away. It wasn’t until a friend of mine brought it up and said season two was much better that I even bothered with the second season. Once I did though, I got hooked. The original Star Trek was about what strange, alien, and sometimes familiar life forms we might find once we travelled to the stars. TNG was different, though, because it was more about what humanity’s place in the universe could be. Even in the face of a fearsome threat like the Borg, Picard and his crew used the human spirit to be a force for good and a defense against the darkness when necessary.

These are the shows and movies that WLVI, channel 56 in Boston, brought to me. Everything I have ever read or seen has influenced me, as a dreamer and a writer, in some way. I will remember fondly the part of my childhood that channel 56 influenced. I have even heard that fans still contact the station asking them to bring back Creature Double Feature. I can understand that. If the Syfy channel broadcast stuff that was half as good as channel 56 used to, I’d have more respect for them. I can’t imagine that the disaster movie knock-offs they show constantly are making any of today’s kids look towards the stars. At least, I can consider myself lucky enough to have been exposed to shows that made me think and dream. Thank you channel 56.