Ian Spelling

Ian Spelling is a veteran entertainment journalist and editor who has covered the film and television industries for more than 35 years, dating back to college. He’s written for New York Times Syndicate, The Bergen Record, Below the Line News, TV Guide, On DirecTV, The A.V. Club, Fatherly.com, and many more newspapers, magazines, and websites, and served as the editor-in-chief of StarTrek.com, the official Star Trek site, from 2010 to 2019.

Ian also co-authored the acclaimed book, Star Trek: The Original Series -- A Celebration (Hero Collector/Penguin Random House), and has moderated panels in front of as many as 6,000 fans at events including Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek conventions, the Star Trek Cruise, and the Destination Star Trek celebrations in Germany and England. Now an empty nester, with his son and daughter out on their own, Ian lives in New Jersey with his wife, Linda, and the world's best dog, Oreo.

Old Friends

40 Years Ago, One Movie Dared To Adapt Everyone’s Favorite YA Book Of All Time

Stay gold, Pony Boy.

Old Friends

30 Years Ago, 'Seinfeld' Made Us Believe Candy Could Save Your Life

Why “The Junior Mint” is still so refreshing.


LeVar Burton’s Slick New Book Club Isn’t For Kids

But you don't have to take our word for it. Listen to a message from the man himself.

The Fatherly Turntable

Bobby Caldwell’s Essential Albums, From The Classics To The Obscure

One of the best singers of the 20th century gave us some of the smoothest albums of all time.

Ford Tough

'1923' Is Here To Binge. Should You Watch 'Yellowstone' First?

Binging Harrison Ford in 1923? Here's what to know about the Yellowstone universe.

Old Friends

50 Years Ago, One Killer Show Redefined TV Superheroes Forever

There are millions of reasons to still love The Six Million Dollar Man.

The Fatherly Turntable

50 Years Ago, One Flawless Rock Album Changed Everything

Why Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon endures.

Ranch Talk

Let's Talk About That Shocking '1923' Season 1 Finale

Confused about the Dutton family tree? Here’s what we learned and what it might mean.

Old Friends

30 Years Ago, One Sitcom Dad Had To Choose Between His Beer And His Family

Why “Duffless” was a small triumph for The Simpsons.

Ranch Talk

These Are John Dutton's Very Best Parenting Quotes From Yellowstone

Words of wisdom from the dude with the most interesting ranch on TV.

Ranch Talk

Yellowstone Could End At Season 5 — Unless Matthew McConaughey Takes Over?

Rumors suggest 'Yellowstone' could be getting a new star.

Ranch Talk

Saddle Up! '1923' Season 2 Is Coming

Will Harrison Ford be back?

No Strings

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Isn't For Kids. That's The Point

Director del Toro and the new Pinocchio, Gregory Mann, reveal their very “disobedient” version of this famous puppet.

Slime Time

Where To Watch All The 'Ghostbusters' Movies Right Now

We got one!

Uplifting Words

These the 18 Best Quotes From 'Ted Lasso' Season 1

"Be a goldfish."

Shoot Your Eye Out

‘Christmas Story’ Star Peter Billingsley Says You “Can’t Mess” With The Original Movie

Here’s why Ralphie himself says the sequel is designed for holiday nostalgia.

Holiday Cheer

6 Perfectly Timeless Quotes From ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The most famous Christmas Movie of all time has some timeless words of wisdom for troubled times.

Date Night

35 Years Ago, The Biggest Blockbuster Shocked Everyone

The biggest movie of 1987 was a huge surprise.

Watch Together

38 Years Ago, Jim Henson Made The Fraggle Rock Christmas Episode Timeless

With Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock rocking Apple TV, we caught up with Dave Goelz, a veteran Fraggle, for a trip down memory lane.

Old Friends

30 Years Ago, 'Seinfeld' Dropped Its Most Famous Episode, Ever

We all remember this one. But let's stop to consider why "The Contest" holds up.