Star Trek: Bread and Circuses – Part 1

On the Ides of March, 1968, the world was treated to the first ever space Romans on television during the Star Trek episode 'Bread and Circuses'. The episode follows the Enterprise as it investigates the disappearance of the U.S.S. Beagle near Planet 892-IV. The planet is home to a Roman empire that never fell, and exists with the technology … Continue reading Star Trek: Bread and Circuses – Part 1

Emperors and Gladiators in Django Unchained

You might be asking yourself, what possible connection does Django Unchained have to the classical world? Not one scene featured Russell Crowe or Kirk Douglas. And there was barely a gladius or toga in sight. However, if we look closely at the movie there are actually several images that point to a larger connection between the … Continue reading Emperors and Gladiators in Django Unchained