Our review of “The Enterprise Incident” (in which there is an incident involving the Enterprise) is up over at The Viewscreen. This is a stand out episode of Star Trek, especially for the third season, which sadly isn’t going to offer many more hours that approach the quality of D.C. Fontana’s superb script. There’s a little bit of everything in this one for even the most discerning viewers, including espionage, culture clashes, tense space battles, and skimpy skirts. If you’re curious how Spock ends up in this sexy woman’s quarters, how Captain Kirk dies and comes back to life as a Romulan, and how Enterprise gets back its groove, please click on over and check it out.
The monthly KGB Fantastic Fiction readings are a staple of the New York City SF scene, which has featured authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, Jeffrey Ford, Scott Westerfeld, Kelly Link, China Miéville and others. Attendance is free, but running it isn’t–hosts Ellen Datlow and Matt Kressel must buy drinks and dinner for their esteemed guests. Last year they organized a raffle to support the series, and since it was such a success, they’re doing it again: beginning tonight at midnight (EST), in fact.
This year’s raffle offers many and varied prizes, including a keyboard from Neil Gaiman, a wormhole from physicist Michio Kaku, critiques on short story and novel queries, and much more–all generously donated by well-known authors, agents, editors, and artists. (My writing group, Altered Fluid, is offering a short story critique.) Tickets are only $1 and can be purchased at www.kgbfantasticfiction.org from October 11, 2010 through midnight EST on October 25, 2010. Please read the press release and rules here and go here to view the complete list of fantastic prizes and purchase raffle tickets.
Happy Friday! This is the inaugural post in my new personal website and blog, ecmyers.net, as well as the launch of something else I’ve been working on for a while: TheViewscreen.com.
The Viewscreen is the new home of the popular Star Trek Re-Watch. Torie Atkinson and I are starting things off with the first episode of Season 3 of the original series: “Spock’s Brain.” That’s right, we watched it so you don’t have to–but we hope you’ll re-watch it anyway, read our review, and comment on it. Then stick around because we’re working on a “Spock’s Brain”-related treat in the coming weeks (curious, aren’t you?), and we’ll be continuing our re-watch of the final TV voyages of the starship Enterprise. Please spread the word–we’ve put a lot of work into this site, and we’re really proud of it.