14th Birthday

Today is my 50th birthday. Whoop-tee-DO! Whatever. I remember my 14th birthday. Although I wasn’t necessarily rebellious, I was quite dark: Wearing black, depressed attitude and anti-social. However, I do remember one of the best birthday presents I received as a teenager: The Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium! I was not a stranger to model building. But, this one was a bit more difficult than others … Continue reading 14th Birthday


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) is, in my opinion, one of the best Star Trek movies. As Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) monitor trainees of Starfleet Academy, aboard the USS ENTERPRISE, another vessel, USS RELIANT, is about to try out the planet-creating Genesis Device in a seemingly deserted portion of space only to discover the inhabitants … Continue reading KHHHHAAAAAAAAN!!!


WarGames (1983) – Staring Dabney Coleman, Barry Corbin, Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy – is a story about a teen who finds a backdoor into a military computer which is simulating a global thermonuclear war. Although the computer “thinks” it is a game, it literal sends the US military into thinking we are on the brink of nuclear war with the USSR. I remember the … Continue reading WarGames