Willamette Weekend: 12 Things to Do in Portland, August 2-4


Friday, August 2 Batman ’66 No. 1 Release Party [COMICS] Harking back to the golden age of Batman when it was just Adam West in spandex, Batman ’66 No. 1, released by DC Comics, finds the Caped Crusader and his Boy Wonder attempting to thwart the Riddler in a fine-art heist. Will a certain feline femme fatale step in to help or hinder their mission? Creators Jeff Parker, Jonathan Case ...   More
Friday, August 2, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Warp Speed: Star Trek Into Darkness Reviewed


Movies & Television
Despite having been released in countries across the universe (well, world) to enthusiastic response, Paramount refused to screen Star Trek Into Darkness before WW press deadlines. (We revisited some Star Trek flops.) Critic AP Kryza deems it worth the wait.Critic's Grade: BWhen J.J. Abrams took over the Star Trek universe back in 2009, he managed the impossible by taking decades ...   More
Thursday, May 16, 2013 AP KRYZA

Trekking Nowhere Fast

Where’s JJ when you need him?

Movie Reviews & Stories
JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness has gotten great reviews. Already released in Australia, Mexico and other countries, the movie’s U.S. release was delayed because of a competing opening of T   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Hotseat: Wil Wheaton

The iconic geek talks about tabletop gaming and the merits of being a douchebag.

Q & A
There was a time when Wil Wheaton was best known as a Teen Beat heartthrob and worst as "that annoying kid from Star Trek." Though he would forever be Gordie Lachance in our moss-encrusted Oregon hearts   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Leave Your Red Shirt at Home

Spaceship Simulation hits Portland


Willamette Geek is WW's column for nerdy news and events around Portland: gaming, tech, comics, conventions, sci fi, teh interwebs and other pursuits of the intellectually superior.5th Wall Gaming, a local company that runs gaming parties of the role playing variety, has a new toy that stimulates our nerdy bits: Spaceship Simulation, a LARP-LAN hybrid game that replicates the bridge of a space ship ...   More
Thursday, December 8, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Trek in the Park (Atomic Arts)

Set phasers to “mildly entertaining.”

The audience at Cathedral Park looked so normal. They licked Popsicles, fanned themselves with their programs and drank bottles of craft brew. There were kids. And dogs! There were surely other    More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Beer Bash

Seriously, who picked the flicks for the 2012 Beer and Movie lineup?

Movie Reviews & Stories
1000101011101010101. That’s the opening pixel of Conan the Barbarian as it will appear to future audiences. Good ol’-fashioned film is dying, fast, as cheaper, digital projectors now control a   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

George Takei Beaming in to Portland

George Takei

George Takei, who since his days as "Mr. Sulu" on Star Trek in the 1960s, has gone on to become a noted activist for gay rights, is coming to Portland later this month.The 73-year-old Japanese-American actor, who spent part of his childhood in internment camps in the United States, will speak at a Feb. 20 event sponsored by the Portland Japanese American Citizens League. The event, "Fighting ...   More
Friday, February 4, 2011 HANK STERN


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