Jewish Journal

  • Top 5 Jewish moments in ‘Trek’

    By Adam Wills

    May 7, 2009 | 4:00 pm

    Star Trek,” the new film directed by J.J. Abrams, has been with us in one form or another since the original TV series hit the air in 1966. After the show was cancelled in 1969, there was “Star Trek: The Animated Series,” the film franchise as well as the spin-offs: “Star... read on

  • ‘Trek’ warps to mainstream, but remembers geeks

    By Adam Wills

    May 7, 2009 | 12:08 pm

    J.J. Abrams goes where no “Star Trek” director has gone before by giving fans what they’ve wanted (for nearly a decade): Kirk and Spock in Starfleet Academy. This might just make up for that whole “Enterprise” TV series debacle.

    At its core “Trek” is a reboot of the 1960s television... read on

  • Doc captures depths of Mac lust

    By Adam Wills

    May 7, 2009 | 1:59 am

    In the early days of computers, there were no Geek Squads or Genius Bars. If you needed help sorting out a problem, you turned to a user group – a collection of computer enthusiasts.

    The Macintosh was no exception. MUGs, or Macintosh user groups, provided new users with an... read on

  • Natalie Portman between the ferns

    By Adam Wills

    May 6, 2009 | 7:05 pm

    Cable-access-a-rific: Zach Galifianakis asks the tough questions every geek would like to pose to Natalie Port-man (Funny or Die)

  • Stars boldly go to ‘Trek’

    By Adam Wills

    May 1, 2009 | 6:55 pm

    Last night’s Hollywood premier of this summer’s eagerly anticipated “Star Trek” drew a diverse crowd, from classic “Trek” stars to Heidi Klum and one of the “Girls Next Door.” Among the J-listers at Grauman’s Chinese Theater walking the black carpet (red carries a negative... read on

  • Jewish cameo in ‘BSG’ finale?

    By Adam Wills

    March 20, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    I’m in Israel this week for a tour of Ben-Gurion University (more good stuff to come, so stay tuned to this blog). Unfortunately, that means I’ll be missing tonight’s two-hour “Battlestar Galactica” finale. Frak! (No spoilers in the comments section, please.)

    Astronaut... read on

  • ‘Matrix’-style brain socket on the way?

    By Adam Wills

    February 23, 2009 | 5:12 pm

    Weizmann Advances Wetware With Nerve Networks (JPost)
    A researcher with the Weizmann Institute’s Physics of Complex Systems department, along with some of his former students, have created circuits and logic gates made of live nerves grown in the lab, which in the future could be... read on

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