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History of Star Trek

By billpetro / September 7, 2019 /

HISTORY OF STAR TREK Star Trek premiered on NBC TV September 8, 1966… 53 years ago. It is my favorite show; I was glued to the TV for the first episode and every one after that. It had a significant influence on my life in my choice of a career in technology. It represented an…

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History of Towel Day

By billpetro / May 25, 2019 /

HISTORY OF TOWEL DAY May 25 celebrates¬†Towel Day as a day to honor Douglas Adams, the author of the five (or six) book trilogy Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Originally created in May of 2001 to mark the passing of English science fiction humor author Douglas Adams, the day is set aside for fans of…

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Star Wars vs. Star Trek: How do they Compare?

By billpetro / December 29, 2016 /

Star Wars vs. Star Trek: How do they Compare? Each is a huge media franchise, what are the differences?

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Movie Review: Star Trek Beyond

By billpetro / July 24, 2016 /

MOVIE REVIEW: STAR TREK BEYOND It has been now almost 50 years since Star Trek first premiered on NBC TV in September of 1966. See my history of Star Trek here. After several television series and movies we are now treated to the 13th feature film Star Trek Beyond. While this is not the best…

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History of John F Kennedy

By billpetro / November 22, 2013 /

HISTORY OF JOHN F KENNEDY For one brief shining moment… Fifty years ago on November 22, 1963, a shot rang out in Dallas, Texas and ended the life of John F. Kennedy, the most popular post-WWII president. He was the youngest American president having succeeded Dwight D Eisenhower, the oldest President. He was attractive, charming…

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History of Thanksgiving Indian: Why Squanto already knew English

By Bill Petro / November 24, 2009 /

HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING: FRIENDLY INDIAN? We’ve all heard the story of how the Pilgrims, landing in Massachusetts on the Mayflower in 1620, were ill equipped to survive the harsh winters of the New World. We’ve also heard how they met a Native American Indian of the Pawtuxet tribe named Squanto who befriended them, taught them…

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Memorial Day: Why We Fight

By Bill Petro / May 22, 2009 /

MEMORIAL DAY: WHY WE FIGHT The world is different than it was even a decade ago as we celebrate Memorial Day. We now are fighting a war, and we now remember why we fight. The History Channel re-runs the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” the adaptation of the Stephen Ambrose book about a company of…

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Movie Review: Star Trek

By billpetro / May 8, 2009 /

MOVIE REVIEW: STAR TREK Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before. If you’ve already read my History of Star Trek article, this is the future…

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History of Memorial Day: Why We Fight

By billpetro / May 23, 2008 /

MEMORIAL DAY: WHY WE FIGHT The world is different than it was even a few years ago as we celebrate Memorial Day. We now are fighting a war, and we now remember why we fight. The History Channel re-runs the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” the adaptation of the Stephen Ambrose book about a company…

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