Monday, June 28, 2010

Starfleet Demotion.

Starfleet recognizes and rewards the positive efforts of its personnel by allowing individuals to gain promotion through a regular review and evaluation of performance, aptitude for the role and overall character appraisal. However Starfleet will also use demotion as a punitive action against militant members who disobey orders or endanger the lives of Federation citizens and fellow crew members through willful recklessness, carelessness or incompetence.

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In 2250, Benjamin Finney was booted to the end of the promotion list when Ensign Kirk logged a discovery about an open atomic matter circuit aboard the U.S.S. Republic NCC-1371. Finney is punished for exposing his ship to reckless endangerment which could have blown the Republic to bits had Ensign Kirk not closed the open circuit. A rift developed between Finney and Kirk with Benjamin's Starfleet career now tarnished and starship prospects blown out the airlock.

In 2285, Admiral James T. Kirk was charged with nine violations of Starfleet regulations after hijacking the USS Enterprise to rescue Mr Spock from the forbidden Genesis Planet. Still, Kirk's heroic rescue bid in saving Earth from the Cetacean Probe meant the Federation Council were extremely grateful. Admiral Kirk was found guilty of only one charge. That of disobeying a superior officer. He was subsequently demoted from the flag rank of Admiral back to the captaincy of his second beloved starship U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-A.


Lieutenant Tom Paris's violation of Captain Janeway's orders during the incident with the Moneans in 2375 leads to his demotion as Ensign, along with 30 days confinement in the brig of the U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656. Janeway is no stranger to demotion and its with a heavy heart that she must now demote Tom Paris from the rank of Lieutenant to Ensign. In 2376, Captain Janeway carries out a disciplinary exercise with the disgraced surviving Starfleet crew members of the U.S.S. Equinox NCC-72381, stripping away many of their rank and privileges, and expecting them to work under close supervision.

Captain Janeway is strong willed, and unyielding with her opponents but does she manage to blow you out of your seat with her charming personality?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers and Trekkies.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

IClones Filmmaking Competition

Have you got the Sci-Fi Film makers bug? Is your tricorder switched onto maximum scanning intensity? Pesky space bugs... Because if your bursting with epic space adventure, you're in for a Sci-Fi treat. Warp ahead to Iclone's 2nd annual Filmmaking Competition and participate in Reallusion's Sci-Fi movie competition. With $10,000 hanging in the balance, I figure I've got you hooked but don't wait too long. Its obvious to me trek fan, that your universe will spiral out of control if you let this cosmic opportunity slip by. The deadline is July 7th 2010. All you've got to do is create a short Science Fiction film using IClone's movie software in tribute to a famous movie (Star Trek, Star Wars, Serenity, Battlestar Galactica etc) alternatively you could splice together media content from your favorite video games or gaming software incorporated with Iclone's state of the art graphics.

Sci-Fi enthusiasts with a appetite for directing Sci-Fi films should find Iclone's 101 film terms fascinating. These rules will enlighten fledgling filmmakers in the awesome art of directing and producing the winning Sci-Fi movie. The competition runs from April 14th - July 7th 2010 so get film making and grab the winning prize of $10,000. Entrants may submit up to three movies for award consideration. Participants qualifications and requirements can be obtained and submitted here
IClone4 has a crisp 3D user friendly interface with fascinating graphics and useful tutorials but most of all its fun!

Play long and Prosper, Trekkers and Starwarsians.



Monday, June 07, 2010

Another Top SciFi List

Heres a topscifi list from austarnet.com. Do you agree with the structure of this Sci Fi List? Somehow Star Wars always seems to pip Star Trek at the post. Great Space, now why is that..... I wonder?

Rank. Title. Director. Year.
1. Blade Runner Ridley Scott. 1982
2. Star Wars Trilogy IV-VI (1977-83)George Lucas, et al. 1977
3. The Matrix L & A Wachowski. 1999
4. Alien Ridley Scott. 1979
5. 2001: A Space OdysseyStanley Kubrick.1968
6. Aliens James Cameron. 1986
7. The Terminator James Cameron. 1984
8. Terminator 2 - Judgement DayJames Cameron. 1991
9. The Fifth Element Luc Besson. 1997
10. The Day the Earth Stood Still. Robert Wise. 1951
11. Twelve Monkeys. Terry Gilliam. 1995
12. Planet of the Apes. Franklin J Schaffner. 1968
13. Forbidden Planet. Fred M Wilcox. 1956
14. A Clockwork Orange. Stanley Kubrick. 1971
15. Back to the Future. Robert Zemeckis. 1985
16. Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Steven Spielberg. 1977
17. Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan. Nicholas Meyer. 1982
18. Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg. 1993
19. Brazil. Terry Gilliam. 1985
20. Gattaca. Andrew Niccol. 1997
21. Star Wars I-III (1999-2005)George Lucas. 1999
22. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial. Steven Spielberg. 1982
23. Dark City. Alex Proyas. 1998
24. Dune. David Lynch. 1984
25. Dr Strangelove. Stanley Kubrick. 1964
26. Predator. John McTiernan. 1987
27. Independence Day. Roland Emmerich. 1996
28. The Thing. John Carpenter. 1982
29. Stargate. Roland Emmerich. 1994
30. The Abyss. James Cameron. 1989
31. Contact. Robert Zemeckis. 1996
32. Total Recall. Paul Verhoeven. 1990
33. Metropolis. Fritz Lang. 1926
34. Minority Report. Steven Spielberg. 2002
35. The War of the Worlds. Byron Haskin. 1953
36. Donnie Darko. Richard Kelly. 2001
37. Mad Max. George Miller. 1979
38. The Time Machine. George Pal. 1960
39. Starship Troopers. Paul Verhoeven. 1997
40. V for Vendetta. James McTeigue. 2005
41. Star Trek: First Contact. Jonathan Frakes. 1996
42. Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Don Siegel. 1956
43. Logan's Run. Michael Anderson. 1976
44. Serenity. Joss Whedon. 2005
45. Men in Black. Barry Sonnenfeld. 1997
46. The Andromeda Strain. Robert Wise. 1970
47. X-Men. Bryan Singer. 2000
48. Galaxy Quest. Dean Parisot. 1999
49. The Road Warrior (vt Mad Max 2)George Miller. 1981
50. Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home. Leonard Nimoy. 1986
51. Soylent Green. Richard Fleischer.1973
52. Tron.Steven Lisberger. 1982
53. Akira.Katsuhiro Otomo. 1987
54. Solaris. Andrei Tarkovsky. 1972
55. Pitch Black. David Twohy. 2000
56. RoboCop. Paul Verhoeven. 1987
57. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Michel Gondry. 2004
58. A.I. - Artificial Intelligence. Steven Spielberg. 2001
59. Silent Running. Douglas Turnbull. 1971
60. The Thing (From Another World)Christian Nyby.1951
61. THX-1138. George Lucas. 1970
62. Spider-Man. Sam Raimi. 2002
63. Star Trek VI - Undiscovered Country. Nicholas Meyer. 1991
64. SupermanRichard Donner. 1978
65. Fahrenheit 451. Francois Truffaut. 1966
66. I, RobotAlex Proyas. 2004
67. Them! Gordon Douglas. 1954
68. Escape From New York. John Carpenter. 1981
69. The Incredibles. Brad Bird. 2004
70. The Omega Man. Boris Sagal. 1971
71. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Richard Fleischer. 1954
72. Westworld. Michael Crichton. 1973
73. Equilibrium. Kurt Wimmer. 2002
74. War of the Worlds. Steven Spielberg. 2005
75. The Fly. David Cronenberg. 1986
76. Night Of the Living Dead. George A Romero. 1968
77. Armageddon. Michael Bay. 1998
78. Starman. John Carpenter. 1984
79. The Truman Show. Peter Weir. 1998
80. Frankenstein. James Whale. 1931
81. The Incredible Shrinking Man. Jack Arnold. 1957
82. The X-Files. Rob Bowman1998
83. When Worlds Collide. Rudolph Mate. 1951
84. Children of Men. Alfonso Cuaron. 2006
85. Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Philip Kaufman. 1978
86. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Jim Sharman. 1975
87. This Island Earth. Joseph Newman. 1955
88. Godzilla - King of the Monsters. Terry Morse. 1954
89. Young Frankenstein. Mel Brooks. 1974
90. Rollerball. Norman Jewison. 1975
91. Stalker. Andrei Tarkovsky. 1979
92. Quatermass & the PitRoy. Ward Baker. 1967
93. Dark Star. John Carpenter. 1974
94. Pi. Darren Aronofsky. 1998
95. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Garth Jennings. 2005
96. Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. W D Richter. 1984
97. The Man Who Fell to Earth. Nicolas Roeg. 1976
98. Spaceballs. Mel Brooks. 1987
99. Batman. Tim Burton. 1989
100. Zardoz. John Boorman. 1974

Update: Isn't it nice some things just don't change?

Rank. Title. Director. Year.
1 1 Blade Runner Ridley Scott 1982
2 2 Star Wars Trilogy IV-VI (1977-83) George Lucas, et al 1977
3 3 The Matrix L & A Wachowski 1999
4 4 Alien Ridley Scott 1979
5 5 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick 1968
6 6 Aliens James Cameron 1986
7 7 The Terminator James Cameron 1984
8 8 The Fifth Element Luc Besson 1997
9 9 Terminator 2 - Judgement Day James Cameron 1991
10 10 Twelve Monkeys Terry Gilliam 1995
11 11 The Day the Earth Stood Still Robert Wise 1951
13 12 A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick 1971
12 13 Forbidden Planet Fred M Wilcox 1956
14 14 Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis 1985
15 15 Planet of the Apes Franklin J Schaffner 1968
17 16 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Steven Spielberg 1977
16 17 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan Nicholas Meyer 1982
19 18 Gattaca Andrew Niccol 1997
18 19 Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg 1993
20 20 Brazil Terry Gilliam 1985
21 21 Star Wars I-III (1999-2005) George Lucas 1999
22 22 Dark City Alex Proyas 1998
23 23 Dune David Lynch 1984
24 24 E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg 1982
26 25 Dr Strangelove Stanley Kubrick 1964
25 26 Predator John McTiernan 1987
27 27 The Thing John Carpenter 1982
28 28 Independence Day Roland Emmerich 1996
29 29 Stargate Roland Emmerich 1994
30 30 Total Recall Paul Verhoeven 1990
33 31 Serenity Joss Whedon 2005
31 32 Contact Robert Zemeckis 1996
32 33 The Abyss James Cameron 1989
35 34 Donnie Darko Richard Kelly 2001
36 35 V for Vendetta James McTeigue 2005
34 36 Minority Report Steven Spielberg 2002
38 37 Starship Troopers Paul Verhoeven 1997
37 38 Metropolis Fritz Lang 1926
39 39 The War of the Worlds Byron Haskin 1953
40 40 Mad Max George Miller 1979
41 41 The Time Machine George Pal 1960
43 42 Logan's Run Michael Anderson 1976
42 43 Star Trek: First Contact Jonathan Frakes 1996
44 44 Men in Black Barry Sonnenfeld 1997
45 45 The Andromeda Strain Robert Wise 1970
47 46 Galaxy Quest Dean Parisot 1999
46 47 X-Men Bryan Singer 2000
51 48 Pitch Black David Twohy 2000
49 49 Akira Katsuhiro Otomo 1987
48 50 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Don Siegel 1956
50 51 The Road Warrior (vt Mad Max 2) George Miller 1981
54 52 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry 2004
52 53 Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Leonard Nimoy 1986
56 54 Tron Steven Lisberger 1982
58 55 A.I. - Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg 2001
53 56 Soylent Green Richard Fleischer 1973
55 57 Solaris Andrei Tarkovsky 1972
59 58 I, Robot Alex Proyas 2004
57 59 RoboCop Paul Verhoeven 1987
61 60 Children of Men Alfonso Cuaron 2006
60 61 Silent Running Douglas Turnbull 1971
63 62 THX-1138 George Lucas 1970
62 63 The Thing (From Another World) Christian Nyby 1951
64 64 Equilibrium Kurt Wimmer 2002
65 65 The Incredibles Brad Bird 2004
66 66 Spider-Man Sam Raimi 2002
67 67 Star Trek VI - Undiscovered Country Nicholas Meyer 1991
69 68 Escape From New York John Carpenter 1981
68 69 Fahrenheit 451 Francois Truffaut 1966
70 70 Superman Richard Donner 1978
73 71 The Truman Show Peter Weir 1998
71 72 War of the Worlds Steven Spielberg 2005
75 73 The Fly David Cronenberg 1986
80 74 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Garth Jennings 2005
76 75 Armageddon Michael Bay 1998
74 76 The Omega Man Boris Sagal 1971
72 77 Them! Gordon Douglas 1954
77 78 Westworld Michael Crichton 1973
79 79 Night Of the Living Dead George A Romero 1968
81 80 Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks 1974
78 81 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Richard Fleischer 1954
— 82 Avatar James Cameron 2009
97 83 Iron Man Jon Favreau 2008
85 84 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Jim Sharman 1975
83 85 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Philip Kaufman 1978
82 86 Frankenstein James Whale 1931
84 87 Starman John Carpenter 1984
86 88 The X-Files Rob Bowman 1998
95 89 Spaceballs Mel Brooks 1987
90 90 Godzilla - King of the Monsters Terry Morse 1954
91 91 This Island Earth Joseph Newman 1955
87 92 When Worlds Collide Rudolph Mate 1951
88 93 The Incredible Shrinking Man Jack Arnold 1957
94 94 Pi Darren Aronofsky 1998 85
89 95 Rollerball Norman Jewison 1975
— 96 District 9 Neill Blomkamp 2009
92 97 Stalker Andrei Tarkovsky 1979
93 98 Dark Star John Carpenter 1974
96 99 Quatermass & the Pit Roy Ward Baker 1967
99 100 Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai W D Richter
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