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    Looking forward to this next one. The last one was quite underwhelming and I wasn’t particularly fond of it.

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    So I just watched it. And it is quite excellent. Absolutely loved it. It is everything Star Trek is supposed to be. These guys truly get it. So much better and truer to the original vision than JJ Trek. And it was written by Kipleigh Brown, who also plays Lt. Smith. Go Kipper! I highly recommend this. Watch it at the first opportunity.

    It’s called color. And you’re going to like it. A lot.

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    The two-part series finale, co-written by Hugo winner Robert J. Sawyer.

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    The hell? Why did they skip parts 2 through 10??

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    You are not thinking binary: they actually only skipped episode 10.

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    This just in: nobody’s heroes are exactly who they seem to be. [LINK]

    Star Trek Continues

    Vic Mignogna’s name might not ring a bell for most, but within the anime community, he’s a household name. He’s appeared in hundreds of anime shows, films, and video games since 1999, including playing the lead in 2004’s Fullmetal Alchemist. Recently, he was heard as Broly in Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which made more than $30 million at the U.S. box office, an impressive feat for an anime film.

    He’s also a regular on the anime and comic convention circuit, attending on average about 30 cons per year—though that doesn’t look to be happening this year. Accusations of improper conduct with his fans, first reported by Anime News Network, led many comic and anime conventions to rescind their invitations to Mignogna. Entertainment group Rooster Teeth shared that Mignogna will no longer voice a character on its American anime, RWBY. Funimation, a top media company for importing and dubbing Japanese anime, announced it’s “no longer engaging” with the voice actor, following an internal investigation.

    io9 spoke with more than 25 voice actors, cosplayers, industry professionals, convention employees, and former fans about their experiences with Mignogna. Many of them asked not to be named in fear of retaliation from Mignogna or his fanbase. These, along with the testimonials circulating online, paint a picture of a 56-year-old man who aggressively hugs, grabs, touches, kisses, and propositions women—often without asking for their consent. It happens at panels, in autograph lines, at private events, and behind closed doors. His behavior has become so known in the anime and comic convention communities that it’s more than an open secret.

    “Have you heard of the missing stair analogy?” voice actor Jamie McGonnigal said. “It’s basically what happens when many folks in an industry know about a certain person, and warn everyone about that person, kind of quietly… It’s related to a missing stair in that, yeah, the stair is missing, but you tell the people that you know to skip that stair because it’s broken. The problem is, people who don’t know about that stair are bound to trip [on it]. That’s what it’s been like for upwards of 15 years. People just know about Vic.”

    It’s quite a lengthy article, and a disturbing one, with a lot of very similar accounts of incidents involving him. Here you have a guy in his 50s, with a predominantly young fan base, who took advantage of the fact that he’d frequently be invited to conventions at hotels with that predominantly young fan base.

    His anime dubbing career is pretty much in tatters at this point, and as sensitive to these things as the hosts of Star Trek cons are, I doubt he’ll be getting many more invites there.

    You’d think – you’d hope – someone who did such a good job of espousing the Star Trek ideal might be less of a creep.

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