Tag Archives: Canada

Paul Shaffer Funks up Thunder Bay

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay’s most famous citizen, Paul Shaffer, returned to his old stomping grounds to put on a show that electrified the audience. He assembled the old band, less drummer Anton Fig, who had a gig somewhere in the southern hemisphere, and announced that for… Read More »

Captain Canuck

In the tradition of alliteration for superheroes, one of the coolest has to be Captain Canuck, but I am a biased opinion. He had his start as an indie comic back in 1975 in Winnipeg. As an independently produced comic out Western Canada, it did not make it to the small market of Northwestern Ontario… Read More »

Geek Force Agent turned Starfleet Recruit

Geek Force Agent’s Log, stardate 69899.5 I transported to Ottawa, dutifully wearing my red shirt, to undergo Starfleet recruit training. The fact this log is being prepared, demonstrates not all red shirts die on the away mission. Scotty never did! The Canada Aviation and Space Museum had The Starfleet Academy Experience. Having visited the Star… Read More »

James Doohan aka Montgomery “Scotty” Scott

Those of us who grew up with the Star Trek “Original Series”, knew that Scotty could work wonders in main engineering, despite the fact that he “Dinna rewrite the laws of physics, Captain!” For us hardcore Canadian fans, we knew what Captain James Tiberius Kirk was really Canadian actor William Shatner, and that affable head… Read More »