Home / Captain John K. Kirk (page 11)

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.

‘Regression’ will make you remember to fear the past

regression movie poster cropped

I have always been interested in seeing the way a storyteller crafts fear; the way it is customized in order to achieve the maximum amount of discomfort and terror. In a lot of successful cases, the creator will use relatable elements from childhood or growing up. That’s why seemingly harmless …

Read More »

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/14/2016

Ebbs and flows. Comics are cyclical, like everything under the sun. It’s important to remember that. Sometimes the writer has a good arc and then there are bad ones. Good reincarnations of titles occur and then are ones that force you to wonder just what the writer had for breakfast …

Read More »

INTERVIEW: Jonathan Frakes on librarians, gargoyles, comics and (of course) Star Trek

Jonathan_Frakes

What’s Jonathan Frakes up to these days? You know, we tend to lose sight of the fact that Trek actors are professionals. Their Trek-related roles are not their lives – they’re part of their careers. Trek actors aren’t limited to those iconic characters that we fanatics eternally see them as, …

Read More »

INTERVIEW: Learning from former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Jim Shooter

jim-shooter-editor-in-chief-marvel-comics

I met former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Jim Shooter… and I shut up, I listened and I learned. I didn’t meet him the usual way that I normally meet comic book celebrities. I didn’t go to a con, approach his table, shake his hand and then get him to sign something. No, for this one …

Read More »

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/23/2016

Despite my frequent hand-washing, vitamins and hydration, I have been struck by the dreaded “con-crud” illness that is a perpetual danger coming off a comic convention. Of course, with my luck, it soon graduated into the flu. Oh, comic conventions. In this case, I’m talking about Fan Expo’s Toronto Comic-con …

Read More »

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03162016

It’s March Break for all of the students in this city, but even though I’m not in school, it’s a busy week for me. I’m prepping to run two panels at Fan Expo Canada’s Comicon in Toronto this weekend. Yup – I’ll be running a panel for Suicide Squad creator, …

Read More »

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/10/2016

Ultra short review this week. Why? Because when you have things in abundance, you grow to lose appreciation for them. When they are in short supply – you love them more. Well, that’s the official story I’m sticking to. Image Comics Jupiter’s Circle V2 #4 A good read. I’ve grown …

Read More »

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/03/2016

Great to be back in the saddle again! After a week’s enforced vacation from comic reading, I’m eager to get going! (I blame it on domesticity! But … shhh; let’s keep that a secret, shall we?) Image Comics Citizen Jack #4 With Donald Trump’s bid for presidency, this is a …

Read More »

INTERVIEW: Linda Park and the Antaeus Theatre Company’s enterprise for a new home

Linda_Park_Antaeus_Theatre

I’ve admired Linda Park for her performance as Ensign Hoshi Sato on Star Trek: Enterprise for a long time now. Imagine my joy when I got handed her phone number and told that she’s looking forward to chatting with me. Yeah… I was giggling like a typical Trek fanboy but the …

Read More »