Star Trek: The Original Series (1968) – The Empath and Elaan of Troyius

Captain’s log: stardate 5121.5 The Empath is an interesting episode, written by Joyce Muskat and with an original airdate of 6 December, 1968, this one uses a bit of minimalist set design to give it an almost surreal feel. Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) find themselves trapped in…

Hot Docs: Blackfish – Gabriela Cowperthwaite

  I had a couple of concerns going into my screening of Blackfish last night.  Part of me was really looking forward to seeing it, but another part of me was a little worried.  Would I be confronted with graphic images of a veteran trainer being suddenly killed by the orca whale she’d been working…