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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG


Wil Wheaton Proves He's Just a Geek

by Ken Newquist / January 5, 2005

I got a bunch of books for Christmas -- the Robert E. Howard's The Bloody Crown of Conan, Stephen King's The Dark Tower, a bunch of D&D source books, and Star Trek alum-turned-writer Wil Wheaton's autobiography Just a Geek. It's a measure of how good Wheaton's book was that after reading a page or two I ignored the rest of these books -- including the conclusion to King's epic Dark Tower series, a conclusion I've been waiting years for -- in favor of this slim tome.

whatever: The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time

by Ken Newquist / December 5, 2004

Scalzi gives a fictional rundown of the worst holiday specials of all time, including a radio play by Ayn Rand (in which Santa "shrugs") and a lost Star Trek episode in which Santa is imprisoned by an evil computer. Written in an amusing, deadpan style that you can almost believe. Read the full story.