Kirk or Picard? Why Sisko is the Best `Star Trek’ Captain of Them All

The geek battle rages on: Kirk or Picard? The question is moot since the real winner in this debate isn’t even an option. Learn why Capt. Sisko is the only Star Trek captain you’d want defending your galaxy.

Memorable Homicidal Robots in TV History

Wow. Talk about your homicidal robots! Ted’s appearance on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” has always seemed slightly off-kilter and out of step with the primary focus of evil in Sunnydale. And yet there is no denying that Ted belongs fully to the creepy zeitgeist infecting this oddball little town. Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ted–other than the fact that he is played by John Ritter–is that he is a homicidal robot that was built in the 1950’s.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Darth

Anyone looking around today can see that despicably evil acts are committed hourly, but it’s a tragic and long-lasting mistake to attribute evil acts to evil people. Nobody is born evil. It is learned and even more importantly—as is illuminated so brilliantly by the story of Anakin—most people who commit truly evil acts not only don’t believe they are doing so, but are convinced they are saviors. Anakin Skywalker becomes convinced he is bringing peace to the galaxy; Hitler was convinced the world would thank him for exterminating the Jews.