Thursday, December 31, 2015

STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS

STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS has grossed $1.16 billion worldwide which cost $350million to make. Its so good people are seeing it three, four times - Go see it!


The movies world premiere took place at Los Angeles on Dec 14th with a razzmatazz of invited guests, Stormtroopers, Chewy, R2D2, CP3O, J.J. Abrams, George Lucas and legions of fans swarming up to the red carpet. The films movie director J.J. Abrams even got in on the action pausing to take a selfie of himself with some fangirls.



VERDICT? I must confess, the sheer size and attention to detail is amazing. The movie is mixed with an exciting new and spectacular old feeling which has made it a hit. So big in fact, Mark Hamill is warning fans not to fall for fake autographs. Heres a great shot of Star Wars 501st Legion taken in Singapore. Look how low pitched their rifles are slung.



 I guess Vaders Stormtroopers can't shoot it out with rebel factions at the opening première. Vaders advancing legion gives the Jedi a chance to break a leg and get the best front row movie seats.


 Hey these guys aren't Jedi's! What happened to the good guys? Were you one of Jedi or the Sith? Did you wear your uniform? Spot any Trekkies hiding in the audience?

May the Force be with You -  Live Long and Prosper.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Star Trek Beyond's Trailer





SPOCK'S SHOULDER PATCH READS USS FRANKLIN


Star Trek Beyond's - trailer 1 is here, finally. Its showtime with the new USS Enterprise NCC 1701 crew tearing up some alien world and btw, they've gone and wrecked the bl**dy ship again!!! Earlier in the year we speculated the skunk lady (Sofia Boutella) would be contending with Star Trek's fearsome villains, WELL, we were right!








Here's Star Trek's killer gazelle fighting a Jem Hadar type alien in Star Trek Beyond. Doesn't she look great?






"This is where the frontier pushes back." Heres Idris Elba's character "Kraal" speaking from the chaos.  The dude actually looks like Satan.. (I reckon the reason Worf was so popular is because he looked real, fans liked the moving face and identified with the Klingon.) Kraal is a different alien altogether so you'll have to decide.


IDRIS ELBA IS THE VILLAINOUS KRAAL

So now we've no ship, no crew and a bewildered Captain Kirk pondering his faith having stuffed up command for a 3rd movie in a row.

Seriously, does new age Kirk know what hes doing? LOL I sure hope Kirk doesn't turn out like Captain Nesmith in Galaxy Quest. Remember him? Hilarious - which likely points at where Star Trek Beyond is going into the future -

The world première of the film kicks off Star Trek's 50th anniversary celebrations on July 22nd 2016. Is Idris Elba's Kraal on a thrill to kill spree? Is it written in the stars for the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 to turn into a blazing fireball?



Will Keenser save the day? - I sure hope so, trekkers. Live long and Prosper!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Star Trek Alphabet A to Z - Christmas Blog Hop

Seasons Greetings Trekinators, Elizabeth is hosting a special blog hop at Liz's Random Ponderings today. You can join in for the geeky fun and sign up for the Christmas Joy Blog Hop here - Congratulations on your 100th post Elizabeth!


Maybe an alien geek or two will pop up out of a cake with some Saurian Brandy to quicken our heartbeats? The bloghop theme is simple: What makes Christmas Time special for you during the Happy Holidays?

STAR TREK NEWSFLASH:

The scoop over at the Hollywood Reporter, tells us now that the first trailer for STAR TREK BEYOND will debut ahead of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on December 18th giving Trekkers our first look at the movie, how cool is that?  More news to follow so feel free to spread the word at Elizabeths Blog

So heres my Christmas Bloghop theme - More or less an A to Z Star Trek alphabet soup of trekkie bits for you to Enjoy! Sorry I went a bit overboard but you did ask!



Decker and the Ilia Mechanism 



 A is for adorable Aliens.
‘B,’ is for beautiful Betazoids
‘C,’ is for cunning Cardassians,
‘D,’ is for dumb Data, whose fingers reach an odd functional impass
And ‘F,’ is for friendly Ferengi Quark who runs holosuites to fulfill your fantasies
‘G,’ is for Goldberg who played gutsy Guinan in TNG, "That ship from the past has to go back!"
‘H,’ is for her Glory, Your Glory - Elaan of Troyius. Once infected you're hopelessly in love, forever.
‘I,’ is for illuminating Ilia who teared up when they shaved her hair off (for Star Trek's 1979 Motion Picture) but at the end of the movie, Decker and Ilia light up like a christmas tree.
‘J,’ is for Jamaharohn
‘K,’ is for kissable Kamala who shares her
"L"ove and bonds with only one of her chosen few. Tough job for Picard resisting her advances!
M is for Mars Defense Perimeter Ships which sounds fantastic! Truth is the Borg swatted them like flies.
N is for Number 1 - You know, (The guy who crashed the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 - D by crashing her into Veridian III.
"O is for "O Sh*t!!!" Brace for impact" - Pity Obi Wan wasn't aboard.  - Wheres Picard's buddy Q when you need him?
P is for Psychokinesis Star Treks powerful Platonians have the ability to move objects.
Q is for the quintessential Q with an IQ of 2005.
R is for Picards Ready Room. Here, Beverly and Picard get friendly in the Captain's office
S is for Security Guards - redshirts usually get snuffed out on landing parties.
T is for thousands of cooing furry tribbles delighted to see you and be friends!
U is for Ugly Giant Bags of Mostly Water, hehe Thats us.
V is for Velara III - Microbrain lifeforms beamed aboard Picard's Enterprise.
W is for "Working"  - regularly spoken by the onboard computers voiced by Majel Barrett.
X is for Xeno - originating from the Greek meaning strange. Remember Apollo? You will worship ME. Captain Kirk was not impressed.
Y is for yikes, Yellow alert How would you feel about performing for the amusement of a Mastercomputer?
Zats all folks.

I sure hope you enjoyed the Christmas Joy Star Trek buzz. Which letter is your favorite?

Live Long and Prosper and don't wear a Red Shirt, So spread the word... Merry Christmas friends, heres to the Galaxy's Greatest Earthies, Trekkers and Trekkies!

ITUNES GAME CENTRE 




Monday, December 07, 2015

New CBS Star Trek Series

CBS is giving the United Federation of Earthers something to celebrate about on January 2017. So now we've got a new Star Trek Series in the pipeline. Are you excited? but heres the catch..... The show will only be available on the CBS Streaming Channel which costs $5.99 a month. So prepare yourself friends, the word is out.

WHO WILL THE NEXT CAPTAIN BE?



We can expect "new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966."





Will you be taking the plunge and signing up for CBS All Access? Which TV/MOVIE/VIDEO entertainment streaming services do you prefer?  Where do you get your Science fiction kicks?

1. CBS All Access
2. NETFLIX
3. AMAZON PRIME INSTANT VIDEO
4. HULU
5. Crackle
6. YOUTUBE
7. Drama Fever
8. CRUNCHYROLL
9. TWITCH TV (JUSTIN TV)
10. ITUNES/ GOOGLE PLAY STORE

Is live videogaming your gig? Then TWITCH is for you because theres plenty to see and do on Twitch. The app is free on most platforms: IOS, ANDROID, XBOX ONE, PS4, CHROMECAST, AMAZON TV and is boldly twitching where no app has gone before!

Watch long and Prosper, Trekkers and Trekkies.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Beyond Star Trek and Star Wars

CAN YOU NAME ALL THESE STAR TREK ALIENS?


Star Trek Beyond is the third movie in JJ Abrams reboot trilogy directed by (fast and furious) Star Trek kid Justin Lin. The plot of Star Trek Beyond is still a mystery. Will we be seeing Klingons, Romulans, Vulcans or any other familiar alien races?

FIONA VROOM IS A GREEN ORION!


STAR TREK TEASERS

1. It seems the Star Trek kid is keeping stump, curse him.
2. We do know Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba are getting their alien on for the movie.
3. Fiona Vroom is playing the Green Orion Girl.
4. Joe Taslim, Lydia Wilson, Sofia Boutella, Idris Elba have Top Secret identities according to IMDB.
5. Star Trek Beyond has Twenty Five stuntmen and women.



STARSHIP USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701


The latest news is Captain Kirk's USS Enterprise NCC 1701 is departing at the end of STID to primarily explore new worlds and civilisations.

 "They (USS Enterprise NCC 1701) haven’t really gone on their five-year mission, so what we experienced in the TV show hasn’t been touched on yet. That sets up an opportunity for exploration and the deeper you go, the more you are examining humanity.Those are the things that I absorbed as a kid and hope to tap into and embrace and celebrate." 



 Now with the release of Star Trek's New Series in January 2017 fans want to know: Is Star Trek's New CBS Series set in Gene Roddenberry's Prime Universe or J J Abrams reboot universe? and what about Star Trek Beyond? When are we getting our first official Star Trek Beyond trailer?

LEONARD NIMOY STUNS TREKKIES


 QUESTION: So which universe are you hoping for trekkie, G R Prime-verse or Abramsverse?

Which epic empire, Star Wars or Star Trek deserves to rule supreme over the entire Galactic Federation of Planets? “Star Trek,” which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. So don't let that influence you.



 What is your final say? Which movie is going to cry havoc at the Box office and let slip the dogs of war!  Live Long and prosper, Terrans.

 It's officially official. Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX Corporation have confirmed that Star Trek Beyond will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX theaters worldwide beginning July 22, 2016.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Star Trek's Female Pioneers

Communications Officer Lieutenant Uhura

In Star Trek TOS, Nichelle Nichols is known as Lieutenant Uhura on the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701. Crucial for making first contact with alien worlds by establishing incoming and outgoing communications, Uhura opened hailing frequencies with alien lifeforms right from the beginning, alerting the bridgecrew keeping them up-to speed with all the latest subspace news. Shes 83 in December God bless her.

Dr Beverly Crusher

In Star Trek TNG, Dr Beverly Howard Crusher (Gates McFadden) is the Chief Medical Officer of the Galaxy Class USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D. When Data discovers Crushers secret she nearly flips out. "I don't ever want to be known as the Dancing Doctor again". Every trekker worth their latinium knows Mc Fadden is a real dancer, director, teacher, choreographer and a dynamic healing influence aboard Captain Picard's Federation Flagship.

Captain Kathryn Janeway


In Star Trek's 20th Anniversary Voyager Magazine, the Winter edition states "Women were still rare as leading action characters and the the typical kickass female combined her toughness with youth and a subtext of sexual availability."

So along comes Star Trek Voyager in 1995 with Captain Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) with her "abrasive authority" and squeaky nasal voice. Janeway is strong willed and sound provided she gets her high intake of coffee, black. So was Janeway the first woman to kick butt in Star Trek? 


Seven of Nine


 Seven of Nine is the first female cyborg of note in Star Trek. Its fair to say she makes quite the impression and fainted four times until they got her uniform specs just right. Now that must have been a tough job! Lol -  I've written loads about Jeri Ryan here and here.


1987 Proof: Beverly Crusher was on the scene only feet away
 from Armus, one of the most evil lifeforms in the galaxy.



 So lets rewind to 1987- Star Trek The Next Generation warps onto our TV screens. In the 23rd episode "Skin of Evil" CMO Dr Beverly beams down with the Away Team - Data, Geordi, Riker and Chief of Security Tasha Yar to Vagra II in 2364. Here Beverly is on the front lines and meets a terrifying Armus. -  I mean this dude was BIG and SLIMY and it SPOKE! You can bet all your trekkie autographs, toys and memorabilia the landing party were totally freaked out! Well maybe not Data.

"Data, somethings got me!"  "Touch him and he dies!"


Crushers tricorder scans reveal a very powerful dark creature of limitless pure evil while Commander Riker is dragged screaming into the creatures pool of black goo.

Ship's Counsellor Deanna Troi - "I felt her die".


Meanwhile, the ships Betazoid, Counsellor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) is trapped/held prisoner in her crashed Shuttlecraft by Armus while Yar is instantly killed by a flick of the creatures power.

Chief of Security Lieutenant Tash Yar



In my book, it takes nerves of steel and expertise to cope with hostile lifeforms like Armus. But did Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby) cross the line? I remember how shell shocked trekkers were when Yar died. It looked pretty hopeless because lets face it, it was. Yar's death was tragic and meaningless. She even says so herself in Yesterdays Enterprise.



Our good Dr Crusher beams Yar's broken body back to Sickbay and desperately tries to microvolt her brain back to life. Sadly Yar's injuries were too great but what a grand exit. "That thing just sucked the life right out of her." 


Jadzia Dax


Last but not least, Niners will recall Jadzia Dax is killed in "Tears of the Prophets", the finale of the sixth season of Deep Space Nine. When asked how she would like Jadzia Dax to be remembered, Terry Farrell said, "wisely mischievous."

 Which of Star Trek's female trailblazers gets your vote?

Live long and Prosper, Trekkies, Trekkers, Bloggies and Niners.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Triumph of the Future



Star Trek's original creators invented a TV Science Fiction series bursting with imagination. Its underlying concept embraced a future about the triumph of good over evil. Earth is a unified, peaceful planet (belonging to a Federation) where hunger, war and poverty no longer exist. The job of the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 and her crew was to spread that democratic, philosophy to the stars, seek out new lifeforms and boldly go in peace.


ENCOUNTER AT FARPOINT

Star Trek's future is a place where man has ceased squabbling, where Earth has been transformed into a garden, where robots ten times stronger and smarter than us strive to be human. Its an optimistic future, an utopian one and its not too much of a stretch to imagine that people love watching Star Trek, because at some level, they'd like to live in a place like that.  

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers, Trekkies, Niners, Bloggies, Earthers, Friends across the earth and blogland!  

Monday, November 09, 2015

Star Trek and Dr Whos Doctors

"You owe me something, you do realise that - don't you?"
"Not Now Doctor. Please!!!"

In 1997 Dr Who had eight doctors and so did Star Trek. Heres Treks run down: Dr Philip Boyce, Dr Mark Piper, Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Dr Christine Chapel, Dr Beverly Crusher, Dr Katherine Pulaski, Dr Julian Bashir, and the EMH - Voyager's Emergency Medical Hologram. If you include the EMH on the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-E then thats nine but wait what about Dr Who's Peter Cushing and Richard Hurndall?

So which sci fi genre wins?




Given recent success with bigger and worse block buster movies and spin off TV series -  Which Sci Fi Genre, Star Trek or Dr Who has the most doctors?



Live Long and Prosper, Treknichians and Whovians!



Monday, November 02, 2015

Star Trek Beyond Mission

Hey Trekkers, haven't you heard Star Trek Beyond is gearing up for its 5 year mission?

The Villain - Big Bad Elba has a few scenes with Mr Spock.

1. F is for fresh new territory as the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 seeks out furious new lifeforms.
2. Fast, trektastic, fun adventures sounds so good. So whats the secret ingredient?
3. Director Justin Lin is power propelling the movie but I suspect Chris Pine/Captain Kirk knows why Sofia Boutella is a bleached out alien!



4. The Enterprise cast is back for a third run in strange lands away from Starfleet HQ. So be jolly and laugh it up with Dr McCoy's finagle folly.
5. Just remember Trekkies, trek out and party! Star Trek Beyond opens on the 22nd July 2016 -

Take it easy with a splash of Klingon Prune Juice - A Warriors Drink!


Drink long and Prosper, trekkers, trekkies and bloggies!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Kelloggs Gorn Flakes


CONGRATULATIONS BISH DENHAM!

EIGHT YEARS OF BLOGGING!










Hey Trekkers, haven't you heard of Kellogg's Gorn Flakes? 

1. G is for the thick crunch of flakes which tastes so good.
2. Strawberries, saurian brandy and rocks add punch. So whats the secret ingredient?
3. Well you got me but I suspect Captain Gorn knows -
4. Judging from Captain Kirk's expression, it looks like "Tiberius" wants to know too.
5.  Just remember trekkies, take it easy with Kelloggs Gorn Flakes.





Rock long and Prosper, trekkers, trekkies and bloggies.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Bruce Hyde dies at 74

Have No Fear - O' Rileys Here.




On a sad note, a memorable and well-loved character Lt Riley played by Bruce Hyde, passed away from throat cancer on Oct 13th. He was 74. In Star Trek's classic "the Naked Time", Kevin Riley is the Irish navigator who steals the Enterprise in that episode. He will not be forgotten by fans, RIP Bruce and thanks for making us laugh.




 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Simon Peggs Geekspeak




Simon Pegg apologised recently for making geeky comments which I think are interesting. Oh well, I guess nobody's perfect. Whats the big deal anyway? He was only speaking his mind.

Despite his reputation as a poster boy for geeks, he told Radio Times magazine: 

“Before Star Wars, the films that were box-office hits were The Godfather, Taxi Driver, Bonnie and Clyde and The French Connection – gritty, amoral art movies.

 “Then suddenly the onus switched over to spectacle and everything changed … I don’t know if that is a good thing.”

 Pegg, who played chief engineer Scotty in the recent Star Trek films, added: 

“Obviously I’m very much a self-confessed fan of science fiction and genre cinema but part of me looks at society as it is now and just thinks we’ve been infantilised by our own taste. 

 “Now we’re essentially all consuming very childish things – comic books, superheroes. Adults are watching this stuff, and taking it seriously. 



 “It is a kind of dumbing down, in a way, because it’s taking our focus away from real-world issues. Films used to be about challenging, emotional journeys or moral questions that might make you walk away and re-evaluate how you felt about … whatever. 

 “Now we’re walking out of the cinema really not thinking about anything, other than the fact that the Hulk just had a fight with a robot.”

 The Mission: Impossible star said he wanted to take on more dramatic roles. 

 “Sometimes (I) feel like I miss grown-up things,” he said. “And I honestly thought the other day that I’m gonna retire from geekdom.


I see the need to analyse... MUST A-N-A-L-Y-S-E ,,,, error error!!!! does not compute... (Sparks flying) Please! someone feel free to interpret - So much meaningful geekspeak here to analyse.... HELP!


Geek long and Prosper, bloggies, geeksters, nerdlings and trekkers. I think thats eveyone, lol.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Idris Elba - Groundbreaking Villain

Star Trek Beyond - The thirteenth movie directed by Justin Lin is currently filming in futureland - the city of tomorrow, Dubai. Wide speculation is running rife about Star Trek's new bad guy, Idris Elba. Since the news broke about "Beyonds" antagonist, The BIG QUESTION remains UNANSWERED.

BRIDGE OF USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701


Who's the most likely villain to take out Captain Kirk's (Chris Pine) USS Enterprise NCC 1701? 

Whats his name? Idris Elba knows only hes not telling!!! Earlier in the year, I reported Sofia Boutella is contending with Star Trek's fearsome villains - 007 style -  as the perfect sexy killer machine with secret moves to blow us away - hehe.


SOFIA BOUTELLA - TREKS KILLER MACHINE 



So who is Star Trek's Mr Evil? and whats the beef this time round?  

Heres what Simon Pegg and Idris Elba have told us so far - thanks to MTV.

SIMON PEGG: That’s not true…I heard there’s a rumor he’s [Idris Elba] been spoken to about stuff, so he may be in the film, but he won’t be a Klingon or maybe he will.  

MR EVIL AND CAPTAIN KIRK



"You’ve never seen me play a character like this." 


 "It’s quite an interesting journey, which I think is groundbreaking for the franchise. But, it still keeps with the ’classic bad guy is a classic bad guy’ tone."

“Simon [Pegg] and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character,”

"I think Star Trek has prided themselves as being quite classic when it comes to villains, like ‘he’s a guy who wants to end the world."


It seems details for Idris Elba’s mysterious role are being kept hidden somewhere on Ceti Alpha V.

Is Idris Elba cool enough to tell us who MR EVIL really is? You decide. Unless Elba spills the beans, I'm calling him Mr Evil.



Its over to you trekkers, trekkies and bloggies. Whats your best guess?




Monday, September 28, 2015

The Truth Is Out there Second Star To The Left





Heres a letter I found written by Star Trek's Creator himself, "the Great Bird of the Galaxy" - Gene Roddenberry.  Enjoy the Creators words..... theres true inspiration here.

Live long and Prosper, trekkers, bloggies and trekkies!

Which one are you?


Monday, September 21, 2015

Star Trek Beyond New Release Date

2016 is going to be a cracko year jam packed with movie blockbusters. "Star Trek Beyond" is already being moved back two weeks from its July 8th, 2016 slot. Paramount's "Star Trek Beyond" will now face Warner Bros "King Arthur" and Fox’s animated "Ice Age - Collision Course" hitting cinemas on July 22nd.

The scoop is Warner Bros has secured every IMAX theatre for Director Yates $90,000,000 - Tarzan reboot (which clashes with Star Treks 8th July World Premiere.)



Which movies are on your watch list?

 
 BTW  Scotty's sidekick Keenser is back!


 Beam Long and Prosper, Trekkers and Bloggies.
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