Tag Archives: Bob Dylan

Fact Check: Did Dylan Quote Star Trek?

A few years ago, I wrote a post about Bob Dylan’s 1985 single “Tight Connection to My Heart” and the origins of two lines that appeared to come from the Start Trek episode “The Squire of Gothos.” At that time, … Continue reading

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Did Bob Dylan Use Star Trek Dialogue as Lyrics?

UPDATE 10/24/21: After watching some of the films Dylan allegedly borrowed from, I’ve found evidence that the info below may be incorrect (and the lyrics may have originated with Star Trek after all). See my new post here. – – … Continue reading

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Summer Poetry Class on “Love and Desire”

Starting in August, I’ll be teaching a section for UC Davis’ English Department. The class is called “Love and Desire in Contemporary Poetry” (a regularly offered course at UCD). My reading list: Collected Poems, 1947-1997, Allen Ginsberg The Dream of … Continue reading

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Pop Songs in Science-Fiction Movies and TV Shows

This week, Tor.com posted a list of songs that did (and didn’t) work in SF and fantasy TV shows and films.  Natalie Zutter, Emily Asher-Perrin and Leah Schnelbach compiled a fun list. Face it–if you grew up without cable TV and before … Continue reading

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11 Musicians Who Each Match A Doctor Who

When Peter Capaldi announced recently that his portrayal of Doctor Who was influenced by David Bowie,  I came up with the following list of doppelgangers. (UPDATE: full descriptions are in “Comments” below because the plug-in I used now cuts off after 1st … Continue reading

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