This week, the Cheap Bastard heads to Korea town looking for some soup at La Hanbat Sul Lung Tang, 2257 Royal Lane, 972-484-2002. That's why she told us she was there, anyhow. We're sure her visit had nothing to do with any "modeling" studios in the neighborhood. Mostly sure. Total number of ... More >>
Don't know how we missed this scientific breakthrough making the rounds in the last couple of days. Perhaps it was hiding behind sheets of heated-up carbon nanotubes?Those are how you make things appear invisible, according to the work done over the last five years by Ali Aliev, Yuri Gartstein an ... More >>
And do matanzas only happen in New Mexico?
Brian SmithMarian CallHailing from Alaska, singer-songwriter Marian Call is one odd duck. With songs that feature themes prevalent to geek culture (technology, science fiction, etc.), Call has cultivated a dedicated worldwide fan base. Her soon to be released double album Something Fierce was com ... More >>
Should you need me 'round 3 today I'll be moderating a Q&A at the Plano Centre with Nichelle Nichols, former singer with the Duke Ellington Band, star of the James Baldwin play Blues for Mister Charlie and -- oh, right -- Star Trek's original Lt. Uhura. Nichols is here for that Sci-Fi Expo ce ... More >>
I'm thinking of a huge beer...Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is tough enough without a food replicator. Since the birth of the science fiction genre, movie-technology has inspired creative invention in the real world. So, scientists and think tanks, let's put the Star Wars Strategic Defense-enhancem ... More >>
Little Grizzly, 2001In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Dallas Observer music editor Zac Crain tells the story of Little Grizzly's coming of age in 2001 as they were poised to release their sophomore album, I'd Be Lying if I Said I Wasn't Scared. Little Grizzly, you may r ... More >>
If I can sneak away this afternoon, I'm gonna cross Oak Lawn and visit Heritage Auction Galleries HQ -- just so's I can touch the hem of one Admiral James T. Kirk. The Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan costume worn by Bill Shatner, and since stored in the private collection of a prop-and-costume co ... More >>
Alex FloresWe all find our places to sip a brew, tell a few lies, and hopefully forget the recent events that often plagues a working stiff. As a young child, my father would tell me that if you owe someone money, always pay them back in a bar. Preferably during happy hour. The old man was ch ... More >>
Gloria LevarioThis was so not logical: Mr. Spock's actually a Blockbuster marketing guy.Blockbuster's torn: Stores or kiosks? Kiosks or stores? Says one analyst this week, Not stores, no friggin' way. But how else will the Dallas-based videotailer host a release party? Our Gloria Levario was out ... More >>
George Takei, at the Trammell & Margaret Crow Asian Art Collection SundayAfter the jump, a highlight among many from George Takei's evening-with at the Dallas Museum of Art Sunday evening. A guest of the Trammell & Margaret Crow Asian Art Collection, Takei was in town to compliment, in more ... More >>
Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.
Patrick Michels This was how you got Ken Kerchival's Cliff Barnes: bug him during a smoke break Not two hours after we made mention of the chaos in Parker Saturday night, during the Dallas reunion that more or less turned into a barbecue-scented Star Trek convention, the Associated Press returns wi ... More >>
Should you happen to miss the first, oh, 10 plays Your Dallas Cowboys run Sunday against the Cleveland Browns in the Dawg Pound, the Browns forum on Scout.com has 'em for you. Here is but a taste: "Play action-fake handoff to Barber inside, Romo 13 yard pass to Witten in the right seam. First Down ( ... More >>
Yes, you will be able to get your picture taken on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. And, please, don't pretend like you're not excited. Two space-related items, only one of which is actual "news." As in: Leland Melvin could have been a Dallas Cowboy. The former University of Richmond wide receiv ... More >>
It's Ash Wednesday all summer at the DMA
Don't you ever say the Internet never did anything for you. How else would you have scored that special Hello Kitty "shoulder massager" from Japan? Where else could you have bonded with that saucy little Star Trek fanfic minx from Portugal? Nowheres. For the Interweb knows no geographical boundaries ... More >>
Captain Kirk, is that a Universal Translator in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? You remember how, on the original Star Trek, Captain Kirk used the Universal Translator to talk to the Gorn? C'mon -- the Gorn, 'member, that giant lizard creature Captain Kirk rassled with on Cestus III du ... More >>
Our pal Gordon Keith sends word there's a far better video of KXAS-Channel 5 anchor Mike Snyder's icky come-on than the one to which we linked yesterday. And how does Gordon know this? Because he's the one who made it available. Oh, and now would be as good a time as any to mention Gordon's new talk ... More >>
Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007
We got a missive yesterday from an SMU computer engineering student--one of many on the Hilltop upset with the resignation of "ousted advisor Leo Pucacco," as he was referred to in yesterday's Daily Campus. Seems there's quite a dispute going on over the departure of Pucacco, who's the assistant dea ... More >>
Like me, you're probably burned out on Wright Amendment talk, which will likely last so long we'll be able to beam to New York City Star Trek-style from the comfort of our own homes. But the contstant noise coming from both Southwest Airlines and American Airlines has produced one totally amusing ru ... More >>
Sunday, May 14, at Ridglea Theatre
It's OK to be gay in Queertown
Hobbits and horns at The Lord of the Rings Symphony
Revolutions runs a playful joyride through a nifty vision of hell
Make a visit to Vistas
Jim Kirk didn't die. Bill Shatner just got scared to death.
Reign of Fire somehow makes dragons and Matthew McConaughey entertaining
The computer-generated Jimmy Neutron should be a blast for kids
Tim Burton monkeys around with an icon, but is it evolution?
Jurassic Park III may put butts in seats, but after a few good chase scenes, it'll chap your hide
CueCat was a little like a mule with a spinning wheel--so says Dallas' own Lyle Lanley
Overpaid, Over Here; Best What ?; Free Dr. Laura
Get mamma to finish stiching up you chain mail. It's Medieval Faire time.
Sci-fi conventions are where movie stars go to burn brightly one more time
De Palma went to Mars, and all he brought us was this messy movie
April 16 - 22, 1998
A Family Affair rolls with laughter at the expense of a vile Russian family