Thursday, January 30, 2014

Kids Are Weird

Had my 15 minutes of fame this morning.

I called in to a local radio station when they asked "how have you been injured by common items" after they related a story of a woman injured by a thrown french fry that lacerated her cornea.

Here's our story.

A few years ago, my son stuck a popcorn kernel into his ear.  Why?  I have no idea.  He stuck it in his "hearing" ear - he is functionally deaf in the other.  I was not able to pick it out (with tweezers, on an embarrassed, wiggly and uncooperative special needs 6 year old kid, probably a bad idea), so I had to take him (on Friday night, of course) to the nearest ER in McMinnville, Oregon, to get it out.  Three nurses had to hold down my screaming son, and the utterly inept ER doctor tried to get it out by scraping the ear canal with a little spoon-like tool, causing my son's ear to gush blood.  After a few attempts (looked like he was trying to scoop ice cream), he gave up and said, "Uh, sorry, I can't get it out and now there's too much blood to see it".  He then said we'd have to go to Portland to Doernbecher's Children's Hospital at OHSU to get it looked at.

So on Saturday, we drove the 2 hours up to Portland, OR.  The took one look at his mess of an ear and declared it was too swollen and bloody to do anything with it, and sent us home with instructions to come back on Monday.

On Monday, we again drove the 2 hours up to Portland and another 2 nurses and I had to restrain him in order for the doctor to try to remove the popcorn kernel.  No luck and my son was in hysterics.  They told us to go home and scheduled him for day surgery on Friday because he obviously wasn't going to cooperate.

On Friday, we drove back up to Portland, put my son under anesthesia for literally 2 minutes and dug the kernel out.  Doernbecher's was fantastic (, but three ER visits and surgery was not what I thought would happen over a popcorn kernel!

Kids are weird.  The DJ thought the story was hilarious and so it was aired live.  Now half of Eugene knows what a goof my kid is :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

What Chris Pine Did in 2013

Wrapping up my series on what each Star Trek cast member of every series did in 2013, we come to the last person, Chris Pine - and I saved him for last because 1) he's my favorite I admit, and 2) his movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit premiere was last night and it goes wide tomorrow (and timing is everything).  So many excellent pictures and media goodness to see and share!  Enjoy!

In 2013, Chris starred in Star Trek Into Darkness (as Captain James T. Kirk) and did a voice over for the Star Trek online video game.  He worked on several other movies made in 2013 for a 2014 release - Into the Woods (co-starring as Cinderella’s Prince), Stretch (co-starring as The Billionaire), and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (starring as Jack Ryan).  He is currently filming Horrible Bosses 2(co-starring role).  He was also featured in The Captains Up Close, a Canadian mini-series on the captains of Star Trek, hosted by William Shatner
He was in Paul McCartney’s music video for his song “Queenie Eye” – check it out at and “The Making of Queenie Eye” here -  I am not sure who I’m more jealous of – Chris Pine or Paul McCartney.  Chris also was featured in another music video, “All I Want” for the band The Ivy Walls at  He also voices several BMW ads - – and others here on the BMW USA YouTube channel
He had appearances on Vivir de cine, Alaska y Mario, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Entertainment Tonight, Weekend Ticket, Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan, The Late Show With David Letterman, Chelsea Lately and The Graham Norton Show.  Chris was a presenter at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and the 85th Academy Awards Show, and was featured in the Star Trek Into Darkness TV documentary.
Chris is in pre-production on Z for Zacharia, which is set to shoot in New Zealand, possibly as soon as late January 2014.
He has dozens upon dozens of interviews on YouTube, and many interviews online at various websites.  I have listed his magazine covers in another post - there are too many to list and they are nice to look at and I’ll get distracted.  
Chris does not participate in any social media (and has been outspoken in his disdain, which is a shame).  Personally I think that he should reconsider this stance and speak up; I like what he has to say and I know others do also.  The best fan made website for him is
His movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit comes out in theaters tomorrow.  I hope it’s very successful and that Chris gets lots of kudos for it!  I can’t wait to see it this weekend (if I can find a babysitter, LOL).

Here are some of Chris' magazine covers in 2013 - and and and

[If you are interested in the Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Los Angeles premiere pictures, I published the best pictures of it at and quite a few more at (my other two blogs), even though it's 2014 stuff.]

Have fun!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What Zachary Quinto Did in 2013

Here is what the amazingly talented and all-around-wonderful Zachary Quinto did in 2013.  I sure hope I got it right, or close to it, because I greatly admire this guy!  All omissions and mistakes are mine and the photo is not.

Sean Gallup, Getty Images
In 2013, Zach co-starred in Star Trek Into Darkness (as Spock), co-starred as a recurring character in four episodes of American Horror Story television series episodes, did the voice of Spock on the Star Trek video game, co-starred in the movie We’ll Never Have Paris (for a 2014 release) and was featured in the television documentary Star Trek Into Darkness Special.   In addition, he and Leonard Nimoy made a commercial for Audi together spiffing on their Spock and Spock relationship – here:  Zach also participated in the Galway (Ireland) Film Festival, where he did a Q & A for Star Trek Into Darkness and the movie that he Executive Produced in 2012 titled Margin Call.  (  ZQ has dozens of interviews on YouTube.
Zach is currently starring on Broadway in the The Glass Menagerie (as Tom), with an extended run into next year.  The play is getting excellent reviews -, and  If you live in NYC and haven’t seen this play (and Waiting for Godot with Sir Patrick Stewart & Sir Ian McKellen), I’d like to give your butt a swift kick, because I’d LOVE a chance to see these plays and am envious of anyone who has been able to go!
Zach served as Executive Producer on two films that came out in 2013, All Is Lost (starring Robert Redford, and which is getting very good reviews - and  He also executive produced the horror flick Banshee Chapter, all with his Before the Door production company.  He also served as Executive Producer on film shorts Lil Women and Big City Bright Lights, and as Producer on Breakup at a Wedding.  Before the Door’s website is
Zach was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and was a presenter at the 67th Annual Tony Awards and at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
He made appearances on Charlie Rose, Live with Kelly & Michael, Alaska Y Mario, Conan, Chelsea Lately, Conan, Entertainment Tonight, Weekend Ticket, Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan, Real Time with Bill Maher, Late Night with Jimmy  Fallon, Watch What Happens Live and The Jonathan Ross Show.
Zach currently lives in New York City while performing on Broadway.  He is on Twitter at, his official Facebook page is and he is on Instagram as zacharyquinto (where he is prolific and fun to follow!).  His official website is and is currently a work-in-progress.  I look forward to years of quality entertainment from the incredibly talented ZQ, both as an actor and producer.

Monday, January 13, 2014

What Benedict Cumberbatch Did in 2013

As we come down to the last three cast members of Star Trek Into Darkness, we come to the villain, "Khan" portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch.  This man is having one hell of a good year.  I hope I got all the information right.  As always, mistakes and omissions are mine and the photos are not.

Benedict had a busy year.  Besides playing the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness (as Khan), he voiced Smaug (and the Necromancer) in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and played Sherlock Holmes in the BBC television production Sherlock.  He provided voice talent on a The Simpsons episode and starred in the film short Little Favor (for which he also served as Executive Producer and Producer).  He also co-starred in 12 Years a Slave (which is receiving rave reviews),starred in The Fifth Estate and August: Osage County.  He starred in The Imitation Game, which will be released in 2014, and in The Hobbit: There and Back Again as the Necromancer.  He is currently filming as voice talentThe Penguins of Madagascar and Majik.  He also narrated the documentaryJerusalem.  He participated in the Royal National Theatre’s event for its 50th Anniversary in November. 
 He has The Lost City of Z and Everest (as George Mallory) in preproduction, with Flying Horse a possibility. 
Branching out to radio, he played the Angel Islington in the 2013 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.  He also did the BBC Radio 3 adaptation of Michael Frayn’s play Copenhagen (as Werner Heisenberg).  He also turned out to read at a charity event for The Reading Agency (earning my respect due to his mad skills, and my envy since he got to hang out with the glorious and wicked Gillian Anderson); check it out at
Benedict was nominated for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie at the 70thAnnual Golden Globe Awards (for Sherlock), for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (for Parade’s End), for a Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Movie/Miniseries Actor (for Parade’s End), and in November 2013 he was honored by BAFTA Los Angeles with a Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.He also won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor (for Sherlock and Parade’s End). Not too shabby.
Benedict appeared on Janela Indiscreta, Made In Hollywood, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show, Top Gear, Alaska Y Mario, Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Daybreak  and Parade’s End: Featurette.  He recorded a song called “Can’t Keep It Inside” for the official soundtrack of August: Osage County.  In addition, there are dozens of interviews online on YouTube.
Good heavens, I’m tired just writing all that out.  When does this man sleep?  Some of his many magazine covers are here and here
I do not think Benedict has an official website, but while doing this research I came across this site which seemed nicely put together.    He does not appear to use Twitter or any other social media publically.  Get online, Ben!  There is a really fun article at  Long live Benedict!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

What Karl Urban Did in 2013

1n 2013, Karl starred on the TV series Almost Human, having made 8 episodes so far.  He also co-starred in the film Star Trek Into Darkness (as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy) and the film Walking With Dinosaurs. He starred in Riddik (as Vaako), and did the voice of Vaako for Riddick: Blindsided (a short film).   He also did the voice of McCoy for the Star Trek video game.

Karl has two movies made in 2013 that are coming out in 2014 - The Loft and The Wonder.  He also made an appearance on Good Day L.A. and in the Star Trek Into Darkness Special (TV movie documentary).  He has dozens of interviews on YouTube, including this one  He does conventions occasionally, and according to this fantastic website, it looks like Karl is scheduled for five conventions this year! Check it out at  The best fan website dedicated to Karl is

Karl lives with his wife Natalie and their two young sons.  He also serves as a celebrity ambassador for KidsCan, a charity which supports disadvantaged children in New Zealand.  He does not appear to be on any social media sites.

The IMDB link for Karl Urban 

Friday, January 10, 2014

What Bruce Greenwood Did in 2013

Next up is the wonderful Bruce Greenwood, who played Captain Christopher Pike (and I usually accidentally write "Pine" and have to correct it; what an odd coincidence of casting to have two names so similar).  All mistakes and omissions are mine and the photos are not.

In 2013, Bruce starred in the made for television movies WestsideFeynman: The Challenger (as the Narrator), and The Challenger Disaster.  He had a television role on the show The Unexplained Files (as Narrator).  In film, he had co-starring roles in Devil’s Knot, Star Trek Into Darkness (as Admiral Christopher Pike), Lost Luck, and And Now A Word from Our Sponsor.  He provided the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman for both the Young Justice animated television series and for the video game Young Justice: Legacy; he also did the voice of Neptune in the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts.
He also managed to find time to squeeze in a play with Director Joe McCandless called the “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County”
Bruce has two films in post production, Endless Love and WildLike, and one film shot in 2013 for a 2014 release titled The Captive.
I think this Twitter account belongs to Bruce, but he doesn’t appear to be very active and it’s not a verified account   
According to the IMDB, he and his wife Susan Devlin live in the Los Angeles area.

What Alice Eve Did in 2013

Read on to discover what Alice Eve - who portrayed Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness - did in 2013.  As always, mistakes and omissions are mine and the pictures are not.

In 2013, Alice co-starred in the films Cold Comes the Night, Some Velvet Morning, Decoding Annie Parker and in Star Trek Into Darkness as Dr. Carol Marcus.  She as two films in post production, presumably for 2014 releases, titled Dirty Weekend and 1:30 Train
Alice appeared in the Paul McCartney music video “Queenie Eye” (along with Star Trek co-star Chris Pine) – see it here at (and the “Making of Queenie Eye”  here And yes, I’m officially jealous. 
It appears that Alice tried using Twitter, didn’t get much help and quit.  Someone help her out! .  She is on Instagram at  and/or at , though I am not sure how to verify an Instagram account.  She may also have a YouTube channel – but I’m not 100% sure – at .  Her official website is (as far as I can tell).  Sorry about the ambiguity; sometimes these things are obvious and sometimes it’s not.
The IMDB says Alice lives in both Los Angeles and London.  

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Congratulations to Ellen DeGeneres!

My sincere congratulations go out to the wonderful Ellen DeGeneres on her 14th win at the People's Choice Awards!

When I worked on "ellen" in 1998, the year she came out, she got bricks wrapped in hate mail thrown through her living room window and death threats.  A dozen years later, she gets awards.  YES.  You completely deserve all good things that come your way, El.  You are one of  my heroes.  Congratulations.

What Anton Yelchin Did in 2013

Here's what Anton Yelchin did in 2013.  All mistakes and omissions are mine and the picture is not.

In 2013, Anton co-starred in Star Trek Into Darkness (as Pavel Chekov), starred in Odd Thomas (as Odd Thomas), provided the voice of Chekov for the Star TrekVideo Game, Only Lovers Left Alive (as Ian), provided the voice of Clumsy Smurf inThe Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (TV movie), the Smurfs video game, and The Smurfs 2 movie.  He also had roles in Rudderless, Broken Horses, Cymbeline and Burying the Ex, all expected to be released in 2014.  He also narrated the film Unity
He is currently filming 5 to 7
Anton also has dozens of interviews online on YouTube.  I do not believe that Anton has his own website, but this fan made one seems to be pretty good    I do not think Anton participates in social media publically.

What John Cho Did in 2013

What John Cho did in 2013... all mistakes are mine and the photo is not :)  Enjoy!
In 2013, John co-starred in Star Trek Into Darkness (as Hikaru Sulu), Identity Thief (as Daniel Casey), provided the voice of Sulu for the Star Trek Video Game, starred as a main cast member in the new television show Sleepy Hollow (as Andy Brooks) and he did one episode of American Dad.  He also co-starred in Get a Joband starred in That Burning Feeling (both for 2014 releases).
He had appearances on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Sidewalks Entertainment, Larry King Now, Chelsea Lately and Hello! Hollywood.  In addition, there are dozens of interviews on YouTube.
John is the lead singer in the garage band Viva La Union, and lives with his wife Kerri Higuchi and two young kids.  He is on Twitter at  I do not think he has an official website, but this fan site looks really nice  

Link to my Tumblr blog that has more information and fun stuff -

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

What the Star Trek (Original Series) Cast Did in 2013

Good evening!  Here is my links to what the original series Star Trek Cast members did in 2013.  All mistakes are mine and none of the photographs are.  Enjoy!

Walter Koenig - Pavel Chekov -

George Takei - Hikarul Sulu -

Nichelle Nichols - Nyota Uhura

Leonard Nimoy - Spock & Spock Prime -

William Shatner - James T. Kirk -

I find myself wishing I had two more to write.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

What the TNG Cast Did In 2013

Please follow the links below (from my Tumblr blog. to find out what the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members did in 2013. I met all these lovely folks when I worked on the movie Star Trek: First Contact as a Set Production Assistant... you can see my credit on the IMDb, which I'm very proud of :)  

All mistakes and misspellings are mine, none of the pictures belong to me, as always!  I hope you enjoy this!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

What the DS9 Cast Did In 2013

I got a wild hair up my ass on December 31st and decided to do a recap of what each Star Trek cast member did in the year 2013 (to the best of my knowledge and ability to research).  That's dozens of interesting people, folks!  It was either a labor of love or insanity (but isn't that the same frequently?).  Enjoy!

I started with the Deep Space Nine cast, since I worked on that show.  Happy reading!  You will have to follow the links but here is how  that worked out:

Avery Brooks -

Sid aka Alexander Siddig -

Nana Visitor -

Rene Auberjonois -

Colm Meaney -

Max Grodenchik -

Cirroc Lofton -

Nicole De Boer -

Andy Robinson -

Aron Eisenberg -

Chase Masterson -

Terry Farrell -

Armin Shimerman -