Star Trek Boldy Goes Into the Obama Era

by Mark Simpson (The London Times, April 16, 2009) It died a death during the Bush years in 2005, but it's back. I'm talking of course, about the American Dream. Rebooted. In kinky boots. The first teasing trailer for the new Star Trek movie in January last year showed glimpses of a shiny new … Continue reading

Captain Kirk’s Bulging Trousers

Mark Simpson on the pointed queerness of the original Shatner/Nimoy Star Trek series - and the PC limpness of all the spin-offs. (Originally appeared on Salon.com Feb. 26, 2003) The first thing that greets me is Capt. Kirk's package. Jim's intergalactic manhood is clearly, alarmingly outlined … Continue reading