Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Star Trek Franchise I

One of my pet projects is tracking down and roughly calculating the entire financial size of the Star Trek universe.  The franchise is one of the largest story lines in the history of entertainment and media tie-in efforts, initially starting with a B-quality television show and growing to become so large that no one really knows how much the entire thing is worth.

Over the years though, and especially with the death of creator Gene Roddenberry, different portions and lines have been licensed off and in some cases sold, so that it's become virtually impossible to track all the ties and figure out who owns what and who's ranking in the dough.

So basically, this is going to be the announcement that will be the first of many posts in the future to step through the giant web that is STAR TREK.

I've heard that someone is attempting to write a book about the entire franchise, and I can see where it would take an entire book. Maybe when I get done, I'll have a manuscript length piece of work as well.

So, wish me luck, and check back soon.

Until Next Time,
Trekfully Yours,

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Screen Capture I

Considering the topic of this blog, I thought I'd bring a bit more fun to it, but creating this screen capture trivia. It was inspired because whenever I watch something and see a character reading a book, I try my damnedest to figure out what that person is reading.

For this particular screen capture though, the game is quite simple. Guess what I took this capture from?

Hint: I don't watch a whole lot of anime, but I was drawn to this particular television show because of its title.

So the question is quite simple:
What is the name of this show?

Post your guess/answer in the comments.

Until Next Time...
Trivially Yours,

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"December" The Revival Issue

For those of you familiar with former literary magazine December, you can now rejoice. It's back. "December: The Revival Issue" was just released this past December 2013 with much fanfare and rejoicing by many of its previous contributors.

Item imageThe magazine's revival is all due to the efforts of Gianna Jacobson who, while a student at the University of Missouri, enjoyed working on the staff of the university's literary magazine, "Natural Bridge". According to a "Poets and Writers" article, once out of school, Jacobson bought up the rights to "December" to revive the magazine in an effort to continue doing work she loved, while bringing back a cherish icon to the writing community.

After reading boxes and boxes of back issues, Jacobson sent out invites to some of its old contributors, many of whom are now rock stars in the literary world, and soon had more than enough responses to fill a couple of issues.

"December" will be published twice per year. A single issue is $12 and a year subscription is only $20. For more information, visit the website

(information for this entry was supplied by "Poets& Writers" magazine, as well as