Captain John K. Kirk

Captain John K. Kirk
John Kirk is an English and History teacher and librarian in Toronto, Canada. In addition to the traditional curriculum, John tries to teach his students to make sense of geek culture. And with the name "J. Kirk," it's hard for him to not inject "Star Trek" into his lessons. Comics, RPGs and the usual fanboy gear make up his classroom resources.

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/25/2020

I wish we had a more direct connection to the editors on the books we review. Not only would they provide greater insight into the machinations of the overall publishing direction of the stories that get printed, but clearly, they’d have greater insight into the inner workings of the creators. …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/04/2020

It feels like we could all use a little more hope these days. Corruption seems to reign supreme in the daily operation of our highest offices. The systems we have placed our faith in, ie: Science, Education, even the governments of the day are all either wantonly suffering from an …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 02/19/2020

Ego is a double-edged sword. In order to make something stand out, one needs to believe in oneself. In order for the work to have some merit, it requires someone with enough self-conviction for it to matter. However, there is also an amount of self-awareness required to promote the work …

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INTERVIEW: Oyin Oladejo on using sci-fi to explore humanity

Enjoying the genre of science fiction, whether you are an observer or a participant, means that there is a sense of childhood wonder that goes along with supporting the willful sense of disbelief. It’s integral to the genre. Science fiction may have a degree of scientific principles involved in order …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 02/12/2020

[Warning: spoilers] The complex nature of James T. Kirk’s personal relationships has always been a subject of fascination to me. The way Kirk pursues his love-life has always been in direct opposition to the way that he tracked his career. In his captaincy, Kirk has always been decisive, confident and …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/29/2020

I’ve always maintained that comics are an unsung medium that fan-favourite franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek don’t fully appreciate. This is so true when it comes to Star Trek: Picard – Countdown #3 as it really is essential reading for the new television series. Considering it’s written by …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/22/2020

It’s a popular misconception that, in the end, revenge is its own reward. It really isn’t. I’ll talk more about this later. Reed Richards’ greatest crime is his oversight in accidentally exposing his friends and family to the cosmic rays they unwittingly encountered in the maiden flight of the Marvel …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/15/2020

I think I love Undiscovered Country for the same reason why I haven’t gotten rid of cable TV. Please don’t think my flippancy indicates any sort of disrespect to creators, Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, or to the talents of Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini, Matt Wilson and Crank, so let me …

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