Friday, November 28, 2008

Star Trek Movie XI

Great Galactic Space. I had to set my shields to maximum to survive the rush of this movie trailer. Will Star Trek XI usher in new generation of Star Trek fans? "Emotions are alien to me - I am a scientist." Mr Spock has conned us into believing in the past but I'm confused. Is'nt the movie a kind of warp back in time? Young Spock must be going through one of his ancestral animal urges or you could just blame it on the weaker human half. Remember this line, when you're watching Spock lose his cool. "I will not allow you to lecture me." says the vulcan in a rage. Spock's raw emotions surface but so do Rachel Nichols in a scene with the corvette murderer, James Tiberius Kirk.

The new trailer is filled with plenty of action packed entertainment and a stylish USS Enterprise starship or is it the USS Kelvin? or whatever..... in an epic space battle which engages a Romulan Warbird. Captain Christopher Pike gives the order to "prepare to fire all weapons."

Those words remind me of favourite battle scenes because its the sort of command Picard would have used to alert his crew, now Kirk's style, we know is different. He does'nt ask questions or engage in too much diplomacy which can be used to prolong a crises and Captain James Tiberius Kirk hates double talk. "Buckle up." and slapping his crewmates on the back is more Kirk's style. Well lets just take it as a given, right? or is he the worst Captain in the Fleet, perhaps you hate the guy? Don't be shy now...

When the enemy is threatening the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701, Captain Kirk skips the formalities opting instead to maneuver "his" ship in for the kill. At the Captains command, Mr Checkov readies the phasers and photon torpedoes at full power. Kirk's cunning eyes spot the enemy ship's weakest moment and without hesitation the order to fire is given. "Mr Checkov lock weapons and fire!" I think Abrams included the cop chasing corvette scene to demonstrate Kirk's daredevil compulsion and nerves of steel in what are considered crucial characteristics of a noteworthy Starship Captain.

Romulans are unlike their stoic "Cousins" the vulcans and I'm fascinated to see how Leonard Nemoy's character "Spock" plays out in the film. Romulans are driven by their passions and its no coincidence Mr Spock and a bad ass Romulan "Nero" with blood ties are in the same movie. Given half a chance, Nero will blow the Enterprise out of the stars. But what about the time honoured traditions of the Federation, Starfleet General Orders/Regulations and the Prime Directive?

Wired has reported on the reaction to the four clips shown at the Los Angeles gathering. "It's safe to say that Abrams' Trek will be younger, brighter, busier and more frenetically paced than any previous incarnation," said the reviewer. "The performances are edgier and louder, but not better. The effects are spectacular and executed on a scale never attempted by any Trek film. And, while connected to Gene Roddenberry's creation, this film is deliberately and unquestionably built in its own universe, constructing its story on the idea that the original Star Trek time line has been destroyed and must be reconstructed as closely as possible."

Its a fair bet there will be less geekiness and more action drama scenes in this movie with spacebabe Zoe Saldana taking her top off and another spacebabe hitting it off with the new Captain Kirk, who told Eonline he did get his groove on with the "green" Rachel Nichols.

johnnyneo9 (2 days ago) Im not into Star Trek but this movie might change my mind....

NathanVernon (2 days ago) Agreed. might turn me into a trekkie. :P

Amatugold Reply same here

Inglis93 (2 days ago) OMFG EPIC.

AlbertGX (2 days ago) YES

thizzwutitizzz (2 days ago) im not a star trek fan but this movie somewhat appeals
to me. probably cuz "syler," simon pegg, and henry cho are in it. either way the movie looks good.

27.Murray Mon, Nov 17, 2008, 4:36 PM

Star Trek has always had a stigma of being geeky and misunderstood by many people. Hopefully, if this trailer is anything to go by, then we are finally looking at a Star Trek Film which has style, heaps of action and ass-kicking sci-fi entertainment in abundance and not just appealing to die hard fans such as me, but for the wider audience in general.Lets be eternally grateful that Star Trek has been given another
chance, a top director, an awesome cast, a huge budget and a sh*tload of Industrial
Light and Magic visual effects on top.

What kind of kid would tell a cop his full name? A kid who thinks he's destined for great things.

jbunn01 Stupid little kid just toasted an antique 280 year old Corvette. Punk a*sed kirk....

You're used to seeing a more mature Spock, who's suppressed his human side. This movie deals with a younger Spock, who has to battle his half-human emotions and half-Vulcan expectations.

Spock: "Quite correct, Mister Chekov. What is required now is a feat of
linguistic legerdomain and a degree of intrepidity, before the captain and Doctor McCoy freeze to death."

please i hope mccoy says
"hes dead jim"
"dammit jim im a doctor not a ...."

I wanna know why Spock's beating on Kirk.

Shut up Trekkies. I don't even like Star Trek and I see that movie is gonna be good.

Don't forget to put fuses in the consoles, too. Now instead of the console blowing up in your face, the fuse just goes poof. How many lives could have been saved with seatbelts and circuit breakers?

Live long and Prosper Trekkies, Aliens and Trekkers.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Science Fiction Internet Drama

I got an email from a guy called Rupert informing me of his new sci fi project on Kirill Fascinating is a word Science Officer Spock uses when unpredictable circumstances strike him with wonder and I have to admit the Vulcan is one of my favourite Star Trek characters.

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The green blooded mortal Spock is famous for his pure logical reasoning and scientific deductions; however our friend is tormented by his human emotions which he struggles to maintain with his strict Vulcan disciplines. Mr Spock is only half Vulcan and from time to time his inner conflicts do get the better of him. Dr Leonard H. McCoy never lets him get away with such outbursts and always reminds him of his human half.

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However Spock's legendary cool calm "inhumanness" as Dr McCoy describes him is remarkable. When interrogated Spock will explain using well organized logic that the circumstances were so hopeless that the only justifiable course of action was the act of a desperate man. Logical decision logically arrived at.

You can image my delight when I discovered Stuart Patrick. He’s also a believer in logic, order and theory. He’s also a computer geek just like our pal Mr Spock! Stu has his own problems too; he’s misunderstood, ahead of his curve and frightened. But what’s he frightened of? The end of the world, killer cyborgs, or aliens from outer space or maybe it’s the No 1 rule on Kirill’s list. Never open the box.

Here is a man whose pain runs deep. His name is Kirill. Look deep into those tortured eyes. Behind those eyes lies a secret message. Remember Sybok from Star Trek V? Picture this scenario. A vulchie guy like Sybok with telepathy has the powers to free peoples tortured minds from purgatory. Let’s call him Carlos. He encounters Kirill in his underground chamber of horrors. Carlos advances towards an astonished Kirill who’s locking out his computer database with an unbreakable encryption code.

"Who are you?" demands Kirill who had until now, remained hidden from the evil chaos sweeping the world above.

"Do not fear me,’ says the vulcan calmly. "I am Carlos. Each man hides a secret pain. I can read your thoughts. You carry a heavy burden. Share your message with me and gain strength from the experience."

"Never, stay the hell away from me," cries Kirill reaching for his gun.

But the vulcan is persistent "Listen to me friend, each man hides a secret pain. Share your message with me and I will free your mind."

The stars are not on Kirill’s side and the situation is grim but stay alive he must for the fate of all humanity may depend upon him. Living in constant fear of discovery takes its toll on the human body but it can be good too. It keeps the senses sharp.

"I don’t believe you. You’re one of them aren’t you?" yells Kirill frantically.

Carlos holds out his hand in friendship. "Who do you think I am?"

Kirill follows a set of rules which have guaranteed his survival so far. He is unconvinced by the man’s monkey tricks and decides enough is enough.

"I don’t know how you got in here assassin but stop right where you are." He pulls out his gun. A flood of emotions overwhelms the scientist making Kirill’s trigger finger really jittery. The gravity of his situation is beginning to dawn on him, if this guy found him, it wouldn’t be long before the enemy discovered his den.

Carlos laughs. "What you fear is the unknown....."

"Spare me the double talk." says Kirill cutting him off. Suddenly a loud metallic noise reverberates throughout the room. The sound is unmistakable. Kirill smiles for the first time. “Listen to me assassin. I will feel no remorse over your death.” Carlo’s green eyes begin to glow venomously.

Where does Vivienne Villars fit into all of this?

View episodes 1 and 2 on Kirill Uncovered. Episode 3 is due out on Monday 10th November.

Live long and Prosper Trekkies, Niners and Trekkers.

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