To celebrate Carrie Fisher’s birthday, I went looking for my favorite scene from Star Wars. She gets off some great zingers in this scene. Enjoy!
Journey into the Creative Mind of a Writing Reader
Patrick Stewart was not my favorite Star Trek captain, but he is beyond any doubt the best actor of the group. In the video below, you’ll see a series of clips about torture and what it does to the brain. This is embedded in some news clips about real life torture. I’d just like to throw out an additional idea for you to think about as you watch this. Domestic violence is torture. Everything that is sad about torture in war time also applies to the victims of DV. Remember this clip before you judge. Happy birthday, Patrick Stewart, and thank you to you and STNG for bringing this information about torture and abuse to light.
“I think that science fiction, even the corniest of it, even the most outlandish of it, no matter how badly it’s written, has a distinct therapeutic value because all of it has as its primary postulate that the world does change. I cannot overemphasize the importance of that idea.” -Robert Heinlein
I grew up loving Lost in Space, the campy TV version. I have to admit that my favorite character on the show was the evil Dr. Smith, closely followed by the ridiculous robot. But June Lockhart as Maureen Robinson held the family – and the show – together. Her quiet competence helped me believe that a woman could do anything, even explore space! Happy birthday, June!