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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 – 09/08/2016

End of convention season! For me, September just doesn’t mark the return to school but the farewell to summer conventions and the time when I get to express my nerdiness to its fullest capacity. San Diego was great and Fan Expo in Toronto was amazingly successful. I had the opportunity …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/31/2016

Why is that Wednesday seems to be a nexus point for events? Is it just the fact that it’s hump day or is there some sort of cosmic pattern behind calendar arranging? Clearly I’m talking from my own experiences but I’m sure it’s also been an experience that other folks …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/17/2016

For a lot of people August represents the anticipation of a new year. Back to school is around the corner and this brings back memories for those no longer beholden to the school year. Hence the instinctive gearing up that we all seem to do. After all, isn’t there something …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/10/2016

DC Comics has definitely led the way with new offerings this summer. Rebirth has definitely made a huge impression in its continuity and certainly on me. I have to confess that, for the most part, I’m enjoying the new iteration of the DC mythos. My only problem is the lack …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/03/2016

Been a really busy July; August is looking like it’s not going to give me any rest either, but thank God for comics. Seriously, if there’s anything that will bring me down, square my focus or just re-establish my calm, it’s comics. The thing is though, with this being such …

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INTERVIEW: Actor Jeff Teravainen on the golden age of sci-fi TV

Jeff Teravainen

Dark Matter is presently one of SyFy Channel’s hottest science fiction series right now and Pop Mythology was really lucky to talk to one of the actors that make it such a memorable show. If you haven’t caught Jeff Teravainen’s performance as Lt. Anders on Dark Matter, then you might …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/29/2016

End of school. Non-teachers don’t get this, but there’s such an emotional drain on the last day of school. You look at your students and as they enjoy their final day celebrations, you wonder if you’ve prepared them – changed them, well enough for the challenges that they are about …

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