Aliens: Science Fiction or Reality?

By Jonathan Platt (alias J.D. Wilson) Word Count: 3490 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A summary of Christian writer’s thoughts on alien life. Are we alone in the heavens? Is there life, including intelligent life, elsewhere in the universe? What would be the implications for humanity and our relationship to God if there […]

Unraveled: The Imperfections of H.G. Wells’ Future

By Rachael Maughan (alias Irene Grace) Word Count:1456 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: An insightful essay on H.G. Welles depiction of the future and its imperfections in his classic science fiction masterpiece “The Time Machine.” The future is the greatest unknown. People plan for it and worry about it, but there is no […]

Women and Other Worlds: The Feminine Mystique Comes to Fantasy

By James Lawson (alias Gandalf) Word Count: Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A discussion of heroines in fantasy. ‘My subject, then, is things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else: things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. […]

Silent Night: A Short Story in the Supervillain of the Day Series

By Katie Lynn Daniels Word Count: 3989 Rating: PG for some thematic elements Summary: A retired hero deals with the demons of his past.   Silent night! Holy night! All is calm; all is bright. Round thy head the demons wait, ’til thou sleep and meet thy fate Sleep in heavenly peace! Sleep in heavenly peace! […]

30 Years Outatime: A Review of “Back to the Future”

By Earl Chatham (Wesley Hutchins), December 16, 2015

Word Count: 5403

Rating: PG

Summary: Movie review of the Back to the Future film series

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Image Credit: Universal Pictures

 

Few films attain an iconic status that allows them to stand the test of time and remain relevant to each successive generation so that it becomes a cultural institution that transcends time and has a shelf life which extends long beyond its initial release.

Given its subject matter, it is perhaps appropriate that Back to the Future fits into this exclusive club.

Set in 1985, film features a California teenager named Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student in the town of Hill Valley who is out of his luck. He’s chronically late to school, has run-ins with the principal for being late, and while he displays an active passion for rock and roll, he’s deemed not good enough to make the cut at an audition. One of the only people who believe in him his is girlfriend Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells), with whom he has a date on a lakeside the next day.

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Testament: Chapter 31

By M. C. Pehrson Word Count: 58,880 (total) Rating: PG-13 for disturbing imagery reminiscent of Jesus’ Crucifixion Summary: When a Christ-like Savior comes to the planet Vulcan, Spock and his uncle Sparn must decide how to react, and how these unfolding events might affect Spock’s complex and often troubled family life. The hour was late, […]

Testament: Chapter 30

By M. C. Pehrson

Word Count: 58,880 (total)

Rating: PG-13 for disturbing imagery reminiscent of Jesus’ Crucifixion

Summary: When a Christ-like Savior comes to the planet Vulcan, Spock and his uncle Sparn must decide how to react, and how these unfolding events might affect Spock’s complex and often troubled family life.

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Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Chapter 30

The day after Christmas, all government offices were closed for a long weekend. After lunch Spock donned a warm, hooded rain cloak and made his way through a fine mist to the Vulcan Embassy. The long, cold walk gave him ample time to think about his responsibility as a son. Yanash had warned that those who followed him might be ostracized by members of their own families, but his doctrine of love seemed to demand at least some effort at reconciliation.

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Testament: Chapter 29

By M. C. Pehrson
Word Count: 58,880 (total)
Rating: PG-13 for disturbing imagery reminiscent of Jesus’ Crucifixion
Summary: When a Christ-like Savior comes to the planet Vulcan, Spock and his uncle Sparn must decide how to react, and how these unfolding events might affect Spock’s complex and often troubled family life.

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Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Chapter 29
Early Christmas morning, Lauren sat with her family in a pew at St. Bridget Church. She had not expected Spock to accompany her; she had made it clear to him that she would understand if he and Simon chose to stay home. Yet when Mass began, both of them were present. For Spock, it was perhaps a matter of study, and Simon did not want to be left out.
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Testament: Chapter 28

By M. C. Pehrson
Word Count: 58,880 (total)
Rating: PG-13 for disturbing imagery reminiscent of Jesus’ Crucifixion
Summary: When a Christ-like Savior comes to the planet Vulcan, Spock and his uncle Sparn must decide how to react, and how these unfolding events might affect Spock’s complex and often troubled family life.

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Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Chapter 28
As their journey neared its end, Spock sat beside his son in the starliner’s observation lounge. It was good to leave the trouble at Gol behind him for a time. Rokar and Dalek remained under arrest. The police investigation had turned up no sign of Yanashite sabotage, but had led to additional indictments against Nath and Dekin, as well four other kolinahru involved in the Baruk abduction. So it seemed there would be some justice for Yanashites, after all.     
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Different: A Star Trek Fan-Fiction

By Aconitum-Napellus Word Count: 1256 Rating: G Summary: Seven-year-old Spock has a destiny… but what is it? Of course he had always been different. Of course a good Vulcan was not supposed to give a moment’s thought to that. A ‘good’ Vulcan? That was worth a raised eyebrow. There was no such thing as a good […]