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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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The origins of the Klingon language, the ‘Axanar’ lawsuit and linguist Marc Okrand


The Klingon language has been in the media spotlight due to the Axanar vs. CBS/Paramount lawsuit. I talked with the developer of the Klingon language, Marc Okrand, to see if some additional insight into the matter could be found.

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


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, …

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Spotlight on artist Dave Dorman (Star Wars, Aliens, D&D, Indiana Jones)


Dave Dorman’s a lucky guy. I mean, the talent notwithstanding, it’s the subject choice that he gets to work with that makes any card-carrying geek seethe with envy. Do you remember back the amazing cross-over event Marvel ran with its Star Wars titles just before the New Year? I’m not …

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


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 …

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


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 …

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Bullied Star Wars fan beats bulimia as a Princess Leia cosplayer

Since the age of 11 cosplayer Charlotte Harris was bullied by her schoolmates about her appearance and “puppy fat.” As a result she became unhealthily obsessed with her body image and became a bulimic. “I started forcing myself to throw up after every single meal, and rarely went out with …

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7 bat ways to celebrate Batman Day


Sept. 26 is Batman Day (same bat month, same bat day) and you know what that means: time to celebrate! Here are some ideas for how to do just that. 1. Enter DC’s official Batman Day sweekstakes   What better way to celebrate than to win free loot! Here’s the link to enter. …

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Disney announces Star Wars Lands coming to its parks 

Ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life in the two parks include creating Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come …

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