Gunsmoke and Star Trek are the Same Show

Star Trek

Since it is the holidays I am spending more time at home than at work. Given the many important things I have to do at home, I found myself watching an episode of Gunsmoke (1955-1975). The show reminded me of something I have thought  about for a while: Gunsmoke and Star Trek are the Same Show. Star Trek ran from 1966-1969 so there is some overlap. Since we live in such a wondrous time I consulted the Google to see if anyone else believed as I do that Gunsmoke and Star Trek are the Same Show. The first reference that popped  up was from the Toledo Blade from December 16, 1971 where this idea was put forth in an interview with Leonard Nimoy who portrayed the emotionless, pointy eared Vulcan Mr. Spock.   Since this article was published almost 43 years ago to the date I am not claiming the invention of this idea, only its’ most recent manifestation.

I have been interested in the structural analysis of myth since I was …

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Christmas Special – Coming December 21st

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

I have been working on a Christmas Special and it’s almost ready. It has nothing to do with Rudolph and nobody gets killed. However, it is a very special movie. To get you in the right frame of mind I have found a couple of articles related to our most famous red-nosed reindeer.

The Christmas Special will be available for download on December 21st around 8pm EST. I don’t think you will want to miss this.

To get everyone in the mood to listen to the Christmas Special I took some time to think about an iconic image from film/tv history. Naturally I landed on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer although where I come from Yukon Cornelius and the Bumble are the big stars. I found a couple of links about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that I thought were very interesting. They certainly helped me get in the mood for the holidays. It’s hard to believe that Rudolph is 50 years old. My how time flies when you’re having fun.

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