All posts by Jené Conrad

The Ripple Effect: How Science Fiction and Fantasy Changes Us

It is no lie that I’m a die-hard Trekkie, and after years of watching Trek over and over, I am still surprised to see how deeply the show impacted my life. Star Trek is what allowed me to empathize with the world around me. I was able to see future possibilities – a world where humanity could coexist in a space where our differences were honored. Star Trek became the mechanism through which I found my analogies to relate to my reality. But Star Trek isn’t the only show that has informed my values, ethics and questioning of everything around me; it is the realm of Science-Fiction and Fantasy which has informed my life in general. It has created a computer-like simulation in which I can see the possibilities of what can be and how to change what is.

“Respect My Craft” – Karl Urban

“Respect My Craft” – Karl Urban

We all know Karl Urban; even if you don’t think you know Urban, you do. If you are a nerd and follow this site, it’s safe to say that he’s been in something that you’ve seen. It safe to say he’s somehow in all or our favorite fandoms. He’s the guy who looks familiar but you can’t quite place him because his characters change so much – from Xena to Star Trek to Lord of the Rings. We all love him for different reasons and in many ways is the uniting factor between the different fandoms.