"Star Trek: The Next Generation" restored for 25th b'day. Off-Ramp for September 29, 2012

Gregory Peck and Mary Badham in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

It's USUALLY a sin to kill a mockingbird

Had this clip of film seen the light of day in the 1960s, it would have certainly changed the world's perception of Atticus Finch. Alas, I can't post the video, but the audio is priceless.
Sarah Paul & Craig Weiss of CBS/"Star Trek: The Next Generation" restoration
The intent, CBS says, was always to stick with the original vision, not to pull a George Lucas and re-imagine the thing millions of Trekkies around the world have come to love.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-Ray restoration reveals details ... in acting!

Jonathan Frakes is not a stiff! It turns out that Will Riker was positively smoldering all the time. Oh! Watch his eyes! Anytime he is slighted, his captain is slighted, or if anyone looks askance at Counselor Troi, just watch him flash and flare! Don't forget, the man honed his craft in soap operas!
"Star Trek: The Next Generation's" Dr. Beverly Crusher, Gates McFadden.

TNG XXV - Rod Roddenberry and Gates McFadden

Roddenberry says at first he hated his teenage summer working on the TNG set; McFadden tells a wonderful story about when TNG's impact on fans finally hit home.
Gaytino

'Gaytino' — a one-man show and a new perspective on gay Chicanos

Even Kathy Griffin's used the word "Gaytino," but Dan Guerrero, a well-known TV producer and son of Lalo Guerrero, invented the term to describe himself.
Filipino Brides

Imported Filipino brides share their ups and downs

Thousands of imported Filipino brides enter the U.S. every year and while some find marital bliss, others find the transition more difficult.
Brian Watt bio photo

KPCC's Brian Watt v. The Mice (or Rats)

KPCC reporter Brian Watt is a strong man who can stare down politicians, face down spin doctors, and put down his little baby to bed. But, he's afraid of mice. Or rats, as he prefers to call them.
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