1939: I, Robot and Other Amazing Stories

 I, Robot is a name that many people are familiar with. But this I, Robot is not what you think it is. It is not the Will Smith blockbuster film. Nor is it any of the short stories from the collection of the same name by famous robot fiction author Isaac Asimov, who’s work inspired that film. It’s not even the novelized script from the unproduced film written by Asimov and another famous sci-fi author, Harlan Ellison.

While unrelated to the previously mentioned works, this story came first and did influence Asimov’s work. It was Asimov’s publisher who chose to call the collection of work I, Robot, against the writer’s objections.

This is the story of Adam Link, as told by brothers Otto Binder and Earl Andrew Binder under the suedodym Eando Binder (E and O Binder).  Continue reading


Rest Long and Prosper: A Letter to Leonard Nimoy


For a man who portrayed no emotion on the set of Star Trek, I am surprised with the amount of emotion I feel for your passing.

I never met you, and I never will. But my life has been immensely impacted by your work. Continue reading

1966: Star Trek

TOSopeninglogoYou all know How it begins: “Space. The Final Frontier.” Well, this is When it begins. 1966, the year Star Trek first aired.

For this study I was looking especially at the 3 main characters as I was at the show itself. The show first aired on September 8th with the episode “The Man Trap.” Continue reading