Seattle’s MoPop: ‘Star Trek’ at 50

It started as a five-year mission “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” This was the mission of the original “Star Trek” television series. Its mission was cut short after three seasons and 79 episodes. However, it proved to be […]

Star Trek ‘boldly’ celebrates 50th anniversary

From Captain Kirk’s future birth site to watching the last of the originals receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, We’ve enjoyed the adventures of the “Star Trek” franchise since the original series debuted 50 years ago today. Though the series ran for only three seasons during the 1960s, its legacy has boldly […]

Star Trek: The Exhibition boldly leads us to the Mall of America

  When I learned the Mall of America had a Star Trek exhibit, I told Lisa we had to go to the Twin Cities for the Independence Day holiday weekend. I HAD to see it! Life wouldn’t be complete without it. OK, maybe I went a little overboard on that part, but I did want […]

Mall of America is soooo much more than shopping; Entertainment is major attraction

  The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, is the largest indoor mall in North America. It’s the 12th largest in the world. It’s also so much more than shopping…though, that can be a fun experience, as well. The Mall of America (MOA) is home to the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park. People can jump on […]

May the Fourth be with you: Comic Con coming to Omaha area May 29-31

A member of the original “Star Trek” crew will beam his way to the Omaha Metro area for the first (annual?) Omaha Comic Con convention May 29-31. The three-day festival will be hosted at the Mid-America Events Center in Council Bluffs. Walter Koenig – Chekov – in the cult-favorite sci fi series that ran on […]

Roadside attractions unique

Patriotism, the future and a big cow… You can see a lot of unusual things along the highways and byways as you travel across America. In our case, we sought out three unique roadside attractions along Interstate 80 in Iowa. The first – Freedom Rock – is located near Greenfield. It is a short drive […]

Walter Koenig: Beam Me Up to the Stars

We had the pleasure of seeing an actor get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during our recent trip to Los Angeles. Walter Koenig, AKA Chekov, from the original television and movie  series “Star Trek,” was the last of the original cast members to get his star on the Walk of Fame. We […]

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