Headquarters

Headquarters is my favorite Monkees' album. It's also my favorite album in general right now, (other than Good Times). It's a funny thing, because neither of my favorite songs are on this album. I think what I really dig about Headquarters is the story behind it and woven through it. Also, I don't think there's a …

#8- The Past Wasn’t Always Simpler (50 Things I’ve Learned From Star Trek)

I think a lot of us, especially in American Christian subculture, have a penchant for romanticizing the past. "They were simpler times", we hear people say all the time about the 1950s, or 1860s. However, many times, people who say this were either very young in these "simpler times", or never lived in them at all. …

#7- Bones Does Not Care About Red Alert (50 Things I’ve Learned From Star Trek)

Imagine you're a red-shirted navigator-of-the-week on the bridge of the Enterprise during Star Trek's first season. Mr. Spock is minding the bridge. Uhura is monitoring space frequencies. Sulu is trying to convince you to try another round of fencing with him after your shift; and Scotty is fussing about how the captain's been running his …

#6- People Are Complex (50 Things I’ve Learned From Star Trek)

One of Star Trek's strengths has always been its ability to portray characters that would usually be considered villains as realistic, nuanced, and sympathetic individuals. It could almost be said that in Star Trek, there are not bad guys- but that would probably be an overstatement. Think of the Horta in "Devil in the Dark". …

#3- At the End of the Day (50 Things I’ve Learned From Star Trek)

There's a scene in "The Naked Time"- a brief scene, but I've always loved it for how it portrays the interpersonal relationships on the Enterprise. Kevin Riley is down in engineering serenading the entire ship over the intercom for about the 18th time. Kirk snaps at Uhura to turn it off. She throws down her …