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Guest Page Fast links to Items: Richard – Ron Fast links to Bios:  Scatch – Joseph – Andrew – Ron – Keith   Support The Other Side of Midnight! A few days ago, William Shatner — aka “Captain James T. Kirk” — took an 11-minute, life-changing rocket ride into outer space … How do we know it was “life-changing?” Because Bill has said so — repeatedly … on every network television show and podcast that would listen over the past week! Thus, successfully concluding an argument I began with Gene Roddenberry over a half-century ago …. That, somehow, Gene should deliberately bring “the mythical Star Trek Universe,” and the “reality of Americans one day inheriting the solar system” TOGETHER … even as the Enterprise was “boldly going where no television show had ever gone before ….” That — if done correctly — this could be the literal 20th Century Beginnings of […]

Guest Page Fast links to Items: Richard – Jon – Timothy – Ron – Andrew Fast links to Bios: Jon – Timothy – Keith – Andrew   Support The Other Side of Midnight! Yes! The Russians ARE shooting — even now … and for the next 11 days — major portions of the first feature-length fictional movie about “a challenge in space”– In Space! While, simultaneously — “next Tuesday …” — “Captain James T. Kirk,” famed captain of the most famous fictional starship in television and film history — the iconic “USS Enterprise” — is ALSO (finally!) rocketing into space– For Real! While Elon Musk (remember him …?) is deep into planning for his 2023 first Starship odyssey around the Moon …– “Boldly going … where no Space Tourists have gone before!” What happens when one of those space-born film crews … space tourists … or, space celebrities … actually SEE the […]

Guest Page Fast links to Items:  Richard – Max Fast links to Bios: Max  “Here there be dragons ….” When Renaissance mapmakers [beginning with Swedish cartographer, Olaus Magnus (1490-1557)], despite their severely limited knowledge of the world — particularly, the oceans — began to fulfill the needs of Middle Ages mariners creating the first “global supply chains,” because of the lack of specifics re most parts of the planet, they would often adorn portions of those wonderfully illustrated maps with “warnings”– “Here there be monsters.” It became a fad, of sorts, and now stands as a metaphor for how little we still really know about the vast 80% of our own planet — even as we have very different kinds of “ships,” tonight, exploring the unknown surfaces of other worlds …. My guest, Max Hawthorne, has assembled an amazing range of never-before-seen evidence based on serious scientific investigations of “the mysteries […]

 Guest Page Fast links to Items:  Richard  –  Arlen Fast links to Bios:  Arlen My guest tonight, award-winning illustrator, writer and comic book historian, Arlen Schumer, has focused much of his attention on the “Silver Age” …. “The Silver Age of Comics (circa 1956-70) not only birthed a new generation of superheroes, but for the first time in comic book publication … black superheroes! “The decade of the 1960s was one of the most turbulent in American — and world — history, sparking revolutions of all kinds in the political, socio-economic, cultural and artistic spheres. In the field of comic books, industry giant DC Comics rebooted its old superheroes from the 1940’s ‘Golden Age’ into newer, sleeker, streamlined versions, while confronting its first serious competition in an upstart company called ‘Marvel.’ “The legendary white artist/storyteller behind the newfound success of Marvel, Jack Kirby, suddenly decided to create the first black […]

.REPLAY “For I have become death … the destroyer of worlds ….” With that epochal Vedic scripture, Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, head of the top-secret World War II “Manhattan Project,” hurled the world into the vast uncertainties of “the Atomic Age” … 75 years ago this month, July 16, 1945 …. But what if the United States’ breakneck atomic bomb development, followed by the creation of its even more devastating “fusion” follow-on, the dreaded “super hydrogen-device,” had, as a quiet side-effect, also revealed a terrifying planetary secret?: That, just decades in the future — regardless of the then uncertain outcome of WWII — civilization itself would be totally destroyed … not by “global thermonuclear war” — but, by a once-in-a-million-year, gargantuan thermonuclear explosion– On the Sun?! Fortunately, the preceding scenario is total fiction — from the fertile mind and technical imagination of my guest tonight, award-winning “hard” science-fiction writer, Robert Sawyer. […]