Mr Spock

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Members of the  Dáil and  judiciary  completely have misinterpreted expert advice on  management of the coronavirus crisis. File photograph: Getty

Last week, two of the three principal arms of the State – the Dáil and the judiciary – morphed into drama queens. They completely misinterpreted exper(...)

We reckon that in mixed driving 200-250km should be easily achieved in the new Nissan Leaf

History is replete with turning points. A grand philosophical point, albeit one which comes from a somewhat ephemeral source. Not one of the great aca(...)

Martin Landau displays the Oscar he won for Best Supporting Actor at the 67th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles ,March 27th, 1995. File photograph: Blake Sell/Reuters

Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his performance as Bela Lugosi in 1994’s Ed Wood, has died aged 89. Landau died on Saturday of unexpected complic(...)

Harry Kernoff’s, “A Bird Never Flew on One Wing” – was it the inspiration for Star Trek’s Spock?

I don’t know if it’s true that the look of Star Trek’s Mr Spock, who we mentioned here yesterday, was inspired by a Dublin street character from the 1(...)

Michael Foley concluded one irrefutable fact: you can have pleasure on your own, but you can’t have fun on your own

This week’s Off Topic podcast asks: what is fun? Surely the answer to this question is so subjective as to render it unanswerable, and asking it puts (...)

Zachary Quinto: ‘I made that decision to go public because I realised that we can’t move forward unless we’re authentic. We have to stand up and acknowledge who we are’

Inside the door of Java’s coffee shop on Abbeygate Street in Galway – just to the right of the menu – there’s a collection of press clippings relating(...)

Leonard Nimoy has died aged 83. The actor found fame as Mr Spock on sci-fi hit Star Trek.

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of (...)

Run & Jump, which took the prize for best Irish feature

After several years of biblical torrents, the weather decided to put on a decent show for the 25th edition of the Galway Film Fleadh. Mind you, was th(...)

JJ Abrams’s cosmically triumphant sequel to his own Star Trek reinvention begins wit(...)