# One of my fastest and most bizarro stories… # The sun rose, the moon fell. Everything was the same, but one thing was different. Mark Twain noticed it, from his grave. So did Megatron. My Gods! INT: FAT BRANDO’S RECOVERY ROOM, AN ISLAND Fat Brando put the scalpel next to the sink then shuffled … Continue reading

Trek vs Languages // did you know Worf speaks Russian?

# This is a drum I’ve been beating for some time, but it’s a pretty huge flaw in Trek, at least to me. What languages are being spoken? Why don’t we hear more of them? How can they read or write English if they speak different languages? Does Kira translate everything on the monitors from … Continue reading

Love + horror in the time of the Spanish Occupation [1580-1640]

# A story about Krsnik [not vampires], though my definition of Krsnik is completely different from the original Slavic mythology Also, got the pic from [an interesting site about Slavic mythology] # ‘To be concise: Lisboa is a poor wretch permanently under the boot of military motherfuckers. Each street with people is a street with … Continue reading

STAR TREK and its wonderful, recurring memory loss // Two Takes Frakes

# Of course, STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Khan first introduced The Genesis Device. It is an impactor that magically turns a dead world into a “living” planet. The bad guy, Khan, gets a hold of the damn thing, uses it in an attempt to destroy the ENTERPRISE and blows himself to kingdom come. … Continue reading

Interview: Tankbread // Paul Mannering

   # Book: Tankbread Author: Paul Mannering Publisher: Permuted Press Tagline: When there’s no more room in Summer Bay…the dead will rise! # Note: I was lucky enough to catch up to Paul on set in Bulgaria, where he was the second ‘zombie’ supervisor on ‘Cargo Loading District of the Dead 2: Deadlier Cargo’. The … Continue reading


Space Seed + A Kirk Moment // 2 Takes Frakes

# Two short poems about Star Trek, juxtaposed with no thought or intent whatsoever, honest. # “SPACE SEED” (FROM: David Marcus TO: Unknown Dad) Father, I wish I knew who you were. When you impregnated Mom, Did you even love her? Questions: Am I just a mistake? Like a clerical error? Did your condom break? … Continue reading

Star Trek Tech #1: The Transporter

# What is it? The Transporter What does it do? Transports, beams, breaks down a lot How does it work? Far as I can tell, the Transporter takes all your molecules/atoms, puts them into a holding pattern, chooses a new place to put you…either the nearest planet or starship…or Q’onos if you find yourself in … Continue reading

Horror Fiction [kind of]: Leopard People

# This was first published on Martian Lit about a year and a half ago… I think enough time has passed to put it up here too. It’s one of my favourite stories because it’s close to horror without actually being horror…you never see the leopard actually kill anyone. And it has a beautiful cover … Continue reading

The Limits of The EMH & Data Reveal The Writers are Only Human

# Another one by Two Takes Frakes, this time breaking his trend of writing about sex [except for the part about Data, Spot and Ensign Kellogg] # The problem I have with Living Holodeck Characters, from a viewer perspective – and writer’s perspective, frankly – is that there’s really no point to them. Until the EMH got … Continue reading

Big Ass Shark: an interview with Briar Lee Mitchell [SPOILERS]

# Book: Big Ass Shark Author: Briar Lee Mitchell Publisher: Permuted Press Plot: There’s a shark. It’s big. Details: This isn’t a review, but I have mixed my thoughts on the book into the questions, and Briar was kind enough to answer them without getting pissed off. In short: the book is good. # Oli: … Continue reading


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