Saturday, January 26, 2008

Star Trek Tour

Star Trek The Tour is the biggest assembly of sets ever constructed where trek fans can make contact, explore and capture the essence of Gene Roddenberry's much loved Star Trek television legacy.

The 50,000 square foot massive exhibition opened its doors on Friday Jan 18th 2008 which lasts for one month in Long Beach at the Queen Mary Dome, California. Trekkies are beaming in from all over the universe to experience this spectacular sci fi creation. The interactive tour is an absolute trek paradise for trek fans and the tour will be visiting forty cities across north america over the next five years. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com and the Queen Mary Dome Box Office.

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The Star Trek Tour is open weekdays from 10am to 8pm and weekends 10am to 10pm Adults pay $30 weekdays and $35 at weekends. Ticketmaster has special packages.

The mystique appeal of Star Trek will influence cosmic thinking for eons to come with its array of large iconic Starfleet ships, including Kirk's legendary flagship herself, the USS Enterprise 1701-A which hangs overhead in the Rotunda. (where all trek minds begin their journey.)


Meticulous craftmanship has gone into numerous displays, information systems providing historic star trek content, shortmovie showpiece theater attraction starring Mr Crusher and Tuvoc (his captain) in a dramatic showdown against their Federation enemies. Shuttlecraft simulators, Main Engineering, Photo Opportunities, Visual Episodic adventures united with glorious musical themes to make you feel at home. Experience The Original Series Star Trek bridge and the Next Generation Bridge filled with display monitors, replica props, artristry, original costumes and even try out the captains chair for fun!




Heres a list of all the Star trek Tour sections:

1.THE ROTUNDA.
2.THE U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701 HOLOGRAM.
3.THE GENE RODDENBERRY TRIBUTE.
4.STAR TREK: THE U.S.S ENTERPRISE BRIDGE.
5.THE U.S.S. ENTERPRISE-D HORSESHOE.
6.THE MUSEUM SPACE.
7.THE SAUCER CORRIDOR, including
Captain Jean-Luc Picard's Living Quarters
Dr. Beverly Crusher's Sickbay
The U.S.S Enterprise-D Transporter Room
The K Corridor.
8.ENGINEERING SECTION.
9.CHRONICLES OF THE STAR TREK TIMELINE.
10.STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION COMMAND BRIDGE
11.THE SHUTTLECRAFT SIMULATORS!! Ride and go wild!! Weeee!!!
12.INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS.
13.THE FEATURE FILM PLAZA.
14.THE ENCOUNTER THEATER.
15.STARFLEET PROVISIONS.
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The Star Trek Tour just wouldn't be complete without Food and merchandise. Trek fans gotta to have a few goodies to go away with except I hope you like Klingon bloodwine and fresh Pipusclaw, Hehe...

Have fun trekkers!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Spock's Vulcan Logic

Who is Spock? Spock is the Star Trek character that became a legendary Science Fiction success. Lets look at the facts. We know Science Officer Spock, Starfleet service number was S179-276 SP, commands the USS Enterprise 1701 as second in command with Captain James T. Kirk as Captain.

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This green blooded "Vulcan" or "First Officer" of the Enterprise wasn't perfect but what he lacked in emotions he made up for in the smarts department. Spock came from mixed breeding, half vulcan, half human, a fact Dr McCoy never let him forget. Unlike the other characters in Star Trek, Spock was plagued by an internal conflict which was always struggling to assert itself over his cool philosophical posture and vulcan logic. But there were times (Amok Time) when Spock's emotions betrayed him and viewers got to see a glimmer of the Spock magic at work.

Who did Spock make these attestments of logic to and in what episodes?

1. "I've never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question."

2. "You are an excellent starship commander but as a taxi driver you need alot to be desired."

3. (Medical men are trained in logic, Mr Spock.) "Really, doctor? I had no idea that you were trained. Watching you, I thought it was trial and error"

4. "They regard themselves as aliens in their own world, a condition with which I an somewhat familiar"

5. "Remember"

6. "An ancestor of mine maintained, that if you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

7. "I Have Been..and Always Shall Be Your Friend...Live Long and Prosper!!!"

8. "Quite simply, I examined the problem from all angles, and it was plainly hopeless. Logic informed me that under the circumstances, the only logical action would have to be one of desperation. Logical decision, logically arrived at."

9. "Emotional, isn't she?" -- Spock
"She has always been so." --
"Indeed. Why did you marry her?" -- Spock
"It seemed the logical thing to do at the time."

10. "Is there anyone on this ship, who even remotely, looks like Satan?" --
"I am not aware of anyone who fits that description, Captain" -- Spock
"No, Mr. Spock, I didn't think you would be" --

11. "Nowhere am I desperately needed as among a shipload of illogical humans.


Spock Answers

1. Spock to Leila. This side of Paradise.
2. Spock to Kirk. A Piece of the Action.
3. McCoy and Spock. Bread and Circuses.
4. Spock. The Way to Eden.
5. Spock to McCoy. Star Trek III.
6. Spock speaking to bridge crew aboard the USS Enterprise-A. The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek VI.
7. Spock to Kirk in Star Trek III.
8. Spock to Kirk. The Galileo Seven.
9. Spock to Sarek. Journey to Babel.
10. Kirk to Spock. The Apple.
11. Spock to McCoy. I, Mudd.

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Have fun, trekkers.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Spock - Fight to the Death.

Remember Kirk's and Spock's fight to the death in Amok Time? well I betcha you never thought Jim Carey aka "Cable Guy" was keen on Star Trek? Lets warp back in time. Science Officer Spock is experiencing a loss of emotional control caused by a build up of adrenaline in his body. In this Star Trek classic we see a crazy guy Spock but there is an underlying logic to his madness.


Questions: Who stepped in and injected Kirk to give the captain a fighting chance? What class of stimulant was it and what were the overall effects?

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Spock's in the gripping throes of Pon Farr and needs to go home to vulcan to mate. Dr. McCoy runs tests on the First Officer and tells Kirk that Spock is suffering from an imbalance of toxins that will kill him within a week, eight days max. Kirk's decision to head back to Spock's home world finally happens after much deliberation with crew members, Starfleet, and emotional upheaval for Spock.

It was Starfleet's intention to demonstrate a show of force to the Klingon Empire by sending their best Federation starships at the Altair VI border.

Dr McCoy discovers that Spock's body is being flooded with adrenaline. If the Enterprise doesn't reach Vulcan in eight days, Spock will die. So what did Starfleet say when Captain Kirk asked for authorisation?

"Forget it Kirk, he's just the half breed vulcan!!, Altair VI has top priority. Starfleet out."

At the recommendation of Dr McCoy, Kirk flatly disobeyed the chain of command and risked his starship command. In a bid to save First Officer Spock's life, the USS Enterprise 1701 diverts her course and proceeds to Vulcan in-order to find a cure for the vulchie's life threatening blood fever.


Amok Time shows us some very interesting character moments amidst a wonderful backdrop of Vulcan scenery in the Star Trek continuum. Spock meets his lovely Vulcan fiancee T'pring (pre arranged by the parents ever since their childhood by a meeting of minds.) T'pring only had plans for her secret Vulcan lover Stonn revealed after the battle.

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T'Pau is the High Priestess who presides over the wedding ceremony, with Kirk on standby as T'pring's champion who is forced to fight a duel to the death with his best friend!! This isn't just any ordinary wedding and I was surprised to notice Spock's parents absent.

I guess Spock's mom and dad didn't have the stomachs to watch their only son slaughter innocents on their precious ancestral grounds. Star Trek fans see Spock's home world "Vulcan" for the first time in this episode with the science officer's famous words "Live Long, T'Pau and Prosper" voiced for the first time. This is just cool classic Star Trek.

Kirk agrees to fight for T'pring but is mortified to discover, its a duel to the death. Spock and Kirk are evenly matched except for the thin Vulcan air which takes its toll on the captain. McCoy gives Kirk an injection to give him a fighting chance in the Vulcan atmosphere. The fight resumes and Spock strangles Kirk, dropping his captain's apparently lifeless body to the ground. Dr McCoy steps in and confirms Spock's worst nightmare. Kirk is dead. Shock sweeps over Mr Spock snapping him out of his Plak tow blood fever. T'pring's reason for invoking the challenge is because she wants to marry Stonn. The marriage is cancelled. Back on the starship Enterprise 1701 all is revealed by Dr McCoy who faked the captain's death with a neural paralyser. Of course, Spock displays a momentary lapse of emotional control with a big grin, when he sees the captain alive.


Jim Carey did a re-enactment of the "Amok Time" with Spock and Kirk's - fight to the death duel in his "Cable Guy" movie. It was brilliant. In the duel scene you'll see why this master of crazy comedy is just so funny with Chip and Kovac slugging it out in the arena. Jim Carey's improvised "Star Trek" crazed sound effects are totally hysterical. I love how Cable Guy carries on with humming the "Amok Time" lyric as he walks away from Kovac (Broderick), triumphant and with his hands held high.





"All right you want to play rough? Daddy can play rough."
Da-na, na, na, na, na, naaa, na-naa, na, na.
"Like when Spock had to play Kirk on Star Trek, best friends forced to do battle." - Cable Guy.
"Chip this isn't funny, will you stop it!!"
"The name is Spock, if we don't battle to the death, they will kill us both." - Cable Guy.
"This isn't Star Trek" screams Kovac.

Lol. that's what Kovac thinks, try telling the Cable Guy that.


Answers: Dr. McCoy saved Captain Kirk. He stepped in with his hypospray and injected Kirk with a triox compound telling Kirk it should help him breathe better. The stimulant was in fact a neural paralyser which faked Kirk's death and saved Spock's life.



Live Long and Prosper Trekkers!!
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