Toys ‘R’ Us: A Simple Explanation

The Toys ‘R’ Us closing wasn’t a result of kids wanting fewer toys or adults buying fewer toys, or even Amazon or other retailers taking a bite out of the toy market. It was because a bunch of rich old dudes decided to pump and dump the brand with debt. Here’s the technical description of what happened, according to Seeking Alpha: “In 2005, Toys ‘R’ … Continue reading Toys ‘R’ Us: A Simple Explanation

JJ Abrams @ WonderCon

Nu Trek turned our Trek Heroes into Teens with Problems

I’ve resisted writing about Star Trek (2009). Here’s why – to paraphrase Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory:

“It’s a [Star Trek movie]. Like pizza or particle accelerators even the stinky ones, still pretty good.” Trek is Trek, I say to my semi-Trekkie friends. They roll their eyes.

It’s a hard thing, rebooting a franchise. Continue reading “Nu Trek turned our Trek Heroes into Teens with Problems”