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March 26, 2004 | By Akweli Parker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For now, let's call it the Games and Geeks channel. Comcast Corp. said yesterday that it would buy technology-focused cable channel TechTV from billionaire Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Programming Inc. and merge it with G4, Comcast's two-year-old cable network devoted to video games. The move, to be completed in a few months pending regulatory approval, will nearly triple the distribution of G4. Terms were not disclosed, but a person with knowledge of the transaction said Vulcan had been paid less than $300 million.
NEWS
February 18, 1990 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
George Washington, whose birthday is celebrated this week, had a lifelong interest in animals, both as workers and companions. Although he served his country with great distinction, Washington far preferred the rural life of a Southern aristocrat in Virginia to his tenure as general or president. Even in an agrarian society that knew animals well, Washington's informed interest in purebred dogs and horses was exceptional. He built extensive kennels and stables at Mount Vernon and kept detailed records of his canines' and horses' breeding and performance.
NEWS
February 14, 1995 | by Ian Spelling, Special to the Daily News
The Jan. 16 debut of the "Voyager" pilot ranked 21st in the Nielsen ratings the week it aired, with 21.2 million viewers tuning in. What did those viewers think of "Caretaker"? How did it compare to past "Trek" pilots? Did it properly launch the series? Here's a sample of comments from Trekkers: POSITIVE REVIEWS Most viewers praised "Caretaker," singling out the cast's diversity, the well-defined personalities of the characters and the top-notch special effects: "The pilot was one of the best of all the series.
NEWS
October 4, 1993 | by Ian Spelling, Special to the Daily News
Since her last appearance as Lt. Saavik in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986), Robin Curtis has longed to return to the "Trek" fold. And most Trekkers have longed to see her again. Finally, there is something to celebrate. Curtis will appear this season as a Romulan named Tallera in "Gambit," a two-part "Next Generation" episode. "It wasn't easy to face convention crowds for six straight years and respond to that inevitable question: 'When will you be on "Next Gen" or "DS9"?"
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1989 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
You may be skeptical when I write that "Star Trek V: the Final Frontier" is a spirited comic adventure. You may wonder, with prudent suspicion, if I am a "Trekkie. " Just like I was suspicious of the guy who dressed up in "Star Trek" garb for Wednesday's preview. "And who are you supposed to be?" he was asked. "I'm me," he said, unconvincingly. While I will not dress up like Captain Kirk or attend Star Trek conventions in hopes of shaking hands with Walter "Chekov" Koenig, I will say that if a good "Star Trek" episode comes on TV, I probably won't leave the room unless it's on fire.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1990 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
All those years as the stoic Spock must have created a vast reservoir of compressed emotion in Leonard Nimoy, because the actor-turned-director has let loose a killer flood of feeling in "Funny About Love. " Frankly, a little Vulcan moderation would have greatly helped this picture, which is awash in precious and pointedly adorable moments, including one bizarre scene with Patrick Ewing. Good taste becomes an early drowning victim. Gene Wilder and Christine Lahti star as a married couple whose abiding happiness (they both like cardigans and cappuccino)
NEWS
December 15, 2000 | by Sara Sherr, For the Daily News
Philadelity, a local music festival that we can really be proud of (even if no one likes to admit it) is in full swing this weekend. Some highlights: Lilys and Aspera Ad Astra, two psychedelic-tinged bands that have recorded for the Philly-based File 13 label, are at the Khyber tonight with Hiroshima Nagasaki (10 o'clock, 56 S. 2nd St., 215-238-5888, $8). Around the corner at the Upstage (22 S. 3rd St., 215-627-4825) is the heavier punk and country bill of Hank Williams III, Sugar Skulls, and the Cream Chargers (9 p.m., $10)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
One of the coolest, funniest exchanges in "Uncanny X-Men" No. 487 occurs when, in response to prodding about her husband Corsair's death, his widow Hepzibah states, "Is nothing to talk about. Dead is dead. " To which Warpath replies, "You clearly haven't been around the X-Men that often. " Not only is the exchange a cool in-joke highlighting the tendency - and frequency - of Marvel's mutants to "get better" after dying, it is also a metaphor for the resurrection of the "Uncanny X-Men" title in Ed Brubaker's talented hands.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1989 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
For the fifth voyage of the Starship Enterprise, Leonard Nimoy, who directed the two excellent previous outings, turned over the helm to William Shatner. This is not the first time that a first officer has known more about running the ship than the captain, but things go well enough until the crew meets the real Man in Charge: A force that might be the Almighty. The road to heaven is paved with good intentions, and the theme that each person - and, for that matter, each species - tends to create a maker in his or her own image is not easily visualized, let alone dramatized.
NEWS
January 10, 1998 | By Peter Dobrin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The pieces are finally falling into place for "Hear, O Israel," the bash at the CoreStates Center Jan. 24 that kicks off a yearlong celebration honoring Israel's 50th birthday. The stage will be shared by the Philadelphia and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras, sometimes playing separately, sometimes together. Maestros Wolfgang Sawallisch and Zubin Mehta will lead their own groups in some works, and will orchestra-swap in others. Tony Bennett will croon Gershwin and Kern, Kathleen Battle will warble Mendelssohn, Israeli pop star Noa (Achinoam Nini)
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January 23, 2009 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
Mike Freeman hates you. He thinks you're insignificant. He thinks Philly is the same as Pittsburgh. Worse, he thinks Philly is the same as Phoenix. Shy of adding another crack to the Bell, you really can't deliver a more damaging blow to the city than lumping us with Pittsburgh (our slow cousins to the west) and Phoenix (a place populated by people who think using diesel fuel to burn "Go Cards" into someone's lawn is a ripping good time). Don't know who Mike Freeman is? It's cool.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
One of the coolest, funniest exchanges in "Uncanny X-Men" No. 487 occurs when, in response to prodding about her husband Corsair's death, his widow Hepzibah states, "Is nothing to talk about. Dead is dead. " To which Warpath replies, "You clearly haven't been around the X-Men that often. " Not only is the exchange a cool in-joke highlighting the tendency - and frequency - of Marvel's mutants to "get better" after dying, it is also a metaphor for the resurrection of the "Uncanny X-Men" title in Ed Brubaker's talented hands.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2004 | By Akweli Parker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For now, let's call it the Games and Geeks channel. Comcast Corp. said yesterday that it would buy technology-focused cable channel TechTV from billionaire Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Programming Inc. and merge it with G4, Comcast's two-year-old cable network devoted to video games. The move, to be completed in a few months pending regulatory approval, will nearly triple the distribution of G4. Terms were not disclosed, but a person with knowledge of the transaction said Vulcan had been paid less than $300 million.
NEWS
December 15, 2000 | by Sara Sherr, For the Daily News
Philadelity, a local music festival that we can really be proud of (even if no one likes to admit it) is in full swing this weekend. Some highlights: Lilys and Aspera Ad Astra, two psychedelic-tinged bands that have recorded for the Philly-based File 13 label, are at the Khyber tonight with Hiroshima Nagasaki (10 o'clock, 56 S. 2nd St., 215-238-5888, $8). Around the corner at the Upstage (22 S. 3rd St., 215-627-4825) is the heavier punk and country bill of Hank Williams III, Sugar Skulls, and the Cream Chargers (9 p.m., $10)
NEWS
August 24, 1999 | by Jerry Nachman
In case you're wondering how we got here - reporters closely questioning George W. Bush, the leading Republican presidential candidate, about a decades-old rumor about cocaine, one with no apparent source, not even an unattributed one, nor even an injured party - let's walk through a quick half-century tour of the press and the presidency. The opening chapter is probably apocryphal, but accurate enough. It is late in World War II. Something ceremonial is about to happen in the White House Rose Garden.
NEWS
January 10, 1998 | By Peter Dobrin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The pieces are finally falling into place for "Hear, O Israel," the bash at the CoreStates Center Jan. 24 that kicks off a yearlong celebration honoring Israel's 50th birthday. The stage will be shared by the Philadelphia and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras, sometimes playing separately, sometimes together. Maestros Wolfgang Sawallisch and Zubin Mehta will lead their own groups in some works, and will orchestra-swap in others. Tony Bennett will croon Gershwin and Kern, Kathleen Battle will warble Mendelssohn, Israeli pop star Noa (Achinoam Nini)
NEWS
December 23, 1997 | By Chris Satullo
The story so far: Software tycoon Quentin Stiles has gone home to his high-tech mansion on Dec. 23, after angrily canceling the holiday vacation of a top manager who displeased him. At home, Stiles has been visited by two holograms emerging from his bedside computer. One was his dead partner, Simon Charles. The other, the Virus of Christmas Past, summoned a virtual reality reenactment of Stiles' betrayal of a visionary friend early in his career. Now, the Virus of Christmas Present has arrived, in surprising form.
NEWS
February 14, 1995 | by Ian Spelling, Special to the Daily News
The Jan. 16 debut of the "Voyager" pilot ranked 21st in the Nielsen ratings the week it aired, with 21.2 million viewers tuning in. What did those viewers think of "Caretaker"? How did it compare to past "Trek" pilots? Did it properly launch the series? Here's a sample of comments from Trekkers: POSITIVE REVIEWS Most viewers praised "Caretaker," singling out the cast's diversity, the well-defined personalities of the characters and the top-notch special effects: "The pilot was one of the best of all the series.
NEWS
February 7, 1995 | by Ian Spelling, Special to the Daily News
Mark Lenard has been traveling through the "Trek" universe for quite some time - and has no intention of ever leaving. The veteran actor played the Romulan commander in the "Trek"-classic episode "Balance of Terror" (1966) and was a Klingon in the feature film "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979). But he is best known to Trekkers for his memorable portrayal of Sarek, Spock's (Leonard Nimoy) father, in the "Trek"-classic episode "Journey to Babel," the animated "Trek" adventure "Yesteryear," several "Trek" films and two "Next Generation" episodes.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1994 | By Julia M. Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Museum highlights for the coming season include reopenings of the refurbished Atwater Kent Museum and Philadelphia Maritime Museum, a joint celebration by two other institutions of children's author Maurice Sendak and major exhibitions on such familiar subjects as Star Trek, dinosaurs and the civil-rights movement. Unlike other Star Trek exhibitions, which have focused mainly on the show itself, the Franklin Institute's "Star Trek: Federation Science" uses Trek paraphernalia and settings to present information on space travel, particle physics, astronomy and physiology.
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