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    Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' [Movies]
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    Last Sunday, one Eugene Wesley Roddenberry celebrated his 81st birthday (or would have, if he hadn't passed away in 1991). Mr. Roddenberry is the man responsible for one of the biggest facets of science-fiction geekdom


    Star Trek

    , which existed a full eleven years before its nemesis,

    Star Wars

    . Love it or hate it, you have to be impressed with its tenacity: the original series spawned five spinoff series' and eleven feature films – including 2009's reboot, which itself will keep pouring forth new

    Star Trek

    material (the sequel to said film is tentatively scheduled to be released in May of next year).

    The original series lasted only three seasons, with the first film adaptation appearing ten years after cancellation. While

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    is generally panned by critics and audience alike, the series took a turn for the better when a young aspiring filmmaker named Nicholas Meyer was hired to write and direct the sequel. The result was

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    , to date considered the best work to come out of the series.

    The character Khan originates from the episode “Space Seed” in the first season of the television series. In the episode, he was exiled by Captain Kirk. Now, he is back, and apparently full of wrath as he attempts to use the powerful Genesis device as a super-weapon.

    Baxter Avenue Theater presents a midnight screening of

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    tomorrow (Saturday). Come out to get your geek on; wear Spock ears if you must, but for Pete's sake, don't wear a red shirt. Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road, in Mid-City Mall. Further theater information and advance ticket sales can be found at the theater's website.

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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