Monday, July 17, 2017

Dr Crusher's Medical Miracles

Dr Beverly Crusher is the Chief Medical Officer of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D and a real knockout. Since her husbands departure Beverly's bond with Captain Picard developed over seven years with some sweet solo performances in Star Trek TNG series. The actress Gates McFadden also starred in 4 of Star Trek's TNG movies. To her credit Crusher embraced a historically male driven profession in Starfleet, on stardate 2364 and became a StarTrek icon after seven years doing the show.


Her performances are supreme in "The Naked Now" where Crusher is playing an emotional, illogical female with needs, who gets intoxicated by a virus on stardate 41209.2 In fact the entire crew totally lose their inhibitions and put on a stellar job "acting wasted." How the filming party kept straight faces with Crusher unbuttoning before Picard on the job saying these lines......


"My dear Captain, you owe me something!" demands Beverly in Picards Ready Room. The poor guy tries to escape and runs for the door. "You do realize that don't you? I'm a woman I haven't had the comfort of a husband, a man." she blurts out gasping between all the heavy breathing.

Picard's reaction?

"Not now doctor.......PLEAASSSSSEEEEEEEEE"

Remember who said "she's one sweet looking broad?" in Dixon Hill's 1941 holodeck adventure, "the Big Goodbye?" All dressed up to the nines in satin and spandex, Beverly is a real tease in this episode. She hikes her skirt up, nearly trips on her shoes, swallows gum not realizing 20th century customs, wears nylons dragged up her legs and is offered Tommy Dorsey tickets, not bad eh?


The USS Enterprise-D's secret "Dancing Doctor"   fully trained in Starfleet procedures for personal exploration where no lifeforms get to play hanky, panky and what happens? the holodeck freezes up!!!

Some say the good doctor is hot and daring to venture out as the first female Chief Medical Surgeon aboard the USS Enterprise-D starship. Crusher represents the only kind of hope to boldly engage with the unknown without a phaser.  She beams down with Starfleet military officers Data, Geordi,Riker and Chief of Security Tasha Yar to Vagra II, right into the front lines! Behold terrifying Armus. -  I mean this dude was one Bad Slime with attitude and it SPOKE! Not the sort who wanted love either!

 So lets face it, we know we're watching Science Fiction, when characters like these..............
1. Dr Dalen Quaice,
2. Trill  male Ambassador "Odan,"
3. Wrathful lifeform Armus in "Skin of Evil,"
4. Android in "Data's Day,"
5. the Trill female "Odan" in Star Trek TNG "The Host"
..............get to hang out with super space babe hotness.

What say you?

 Here are the tools of Dr Beverly Crusher's profession. These "Medical Miracles" include the most advanced Enterprise-D medical equipment and procedures practiced within the United Federation of Planets today.
Cryogenic open-heart procedure

1.) Captain Picard required a Cryogenic open-heart procedure used in conjunction with a fully operational sterilization field in Dr Beverly Crushers Sickbay aboard the USS Enterprise-D by Kathryn Pullasky. The simple procedure is used to repair damaged cardiac tissues using temperatures near absolute zero. Before the operation its vital to know what negative or positive markers make up the patients blood type.

2.)Medical Diagnostic Bed with the overhead scanner. Its been rumoured that NASA were facinated with the orange bed covers in The Uss Enterprise 1701 Sickbay and at the time had a good look at them. Heres TNG 24th century biobeds compare to Dr McCoys TOS 23rd Century ones.


3.)Neurocortical monitor is a small sensor device which is placed on a patients forehead to record encephalographic data. A neuro cortical monitor could also be configured to noify medical personnel when preprogrammed readings are detected.

4.)Dr Beverly's Hypospray! Never beams down without it. So now the Hypo will be used by Enterprise-D's highly trained Sickbay staff (for subcutaneous and intramuscular administration of medication) to keep Picard knocked out while he gets a new heart. The hypospray has become an inspiration for real-world engineers who have invented devices based on this "device" for extremely fine, high pressure, aerosuspension delivery system eliminating the need for needles.

5.)Dr Beverly Crushers Tricordrazine. This drug neurostimulant is usually administered subcutaneously. Trycordrazine was successfully used to stimulate neural activity in Commander William Riker when he suffered neural injury on an away mission on planet Surata IV. Tricordrazine is based on the lifesaving medical wonder drug treatment Cordrazine.

6.)The Somnetic Inducer is small neural padd recommended by Dr Crusher to induce sleep in humanoids. So when Geordi complains he's been having a bout after some brain washing to turn him into a killer assassin, the good doctor isolates a slight abnormality in the visual cortex and recommends a complete examination at Starbase 36. Does she think anymore about it? Nah We're all one big happy Enterprise family! Geordi is one of the Good Guys. So in 2367 Crusher hands La Forge a somnetic inducer to fix the malfunction in his VISOR suspected of causing him insomnia.

7.) The Medical TR-580 Tricorder is a multipurpose compact scientific device with sensors, computers and a database capable of downloading and scanning for convenience. Dr Beverly Crusher usually carries one on away missions. State of the art technology has enabled the completion of starship missions and operations successfully. Specialized tricorders are available for engineering, scientific or medical applications. Various creators have modified the design over time, Wah Chang, Brick Price, Bill George and Rick Sternbach.

8.)Dr Crushers Sickbay computers are independent marvels of computer technology capable of analyzing and isolating complex medical problems/viruses in the 24th century. In our modern age, obtaining a vaccine is a relatively logical process of tapping into a large medical database and running a few tests.The results are fed through the sickbay labs whereby a formula is quickly processed and given to the patient.

Wow you read this far! Thanks for stopping by. I always wanted to write about the Dancing doctor, hehe.

You might also enjoy Dr McCoy's Medical Miracles.

Live Long and Prosper.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Disruptor Beam - A Good Day To Lie

 Players and Star Trek fans can now look forward to Disruptor Beam's Star Trek Timelines must save the day in the latest month long mega event...... The video “A Good Day to Lie”, delves into iconic Klingons, bat'tehla fighting and all that great Warrior honor stuff.

Apparently, the galaxy is in chaos again.  Here's Disruptor Beams new “A Good Day to Lie” trailer, so enjoy...

As part of the Klingon fun, players have access to brand-new Klingon-themed Gauntlets, limited-time Distress Calls, and rewards, as well as many new characters such as the legendary Kortar, a mythological god-slayer with immense power.

 The first of four events in the series, “Scales of Power,” started last Thursday, July 6, So now "we the players" thats us are expected to enter the fierce realm of Klingon politics after Chancellor Martok has gone missing.

 In his absence, several galactic powers are vying for control of the now open seat on the Klingon High Council. Think about it. This gives Fleet captains a unique chance to steer the Klingon Empire into an age of tolerance or economic prosperity really want more power.

Subsequent events will include “When Giants Walk”, “The Heart of the Empire,” and “Blood for Blood.”

 (“July is Klingon Month in Star Trek Timelines!”) translated into the Klingon language is:

“July tlhIngan jar neH Hov Trek Timelines!”

 Live Long and Prosper

Who said "We are Klingons!" in Star Trek III?

Monday, July 03, 2017

World Maestro Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Series

Hugo Award winner, Nebula Award winner and friend of Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov is considered one of the Big Three" science fiction writers of his generation with hundreds of entertaining books to his credit. Most of the sci-fi maestro's paperbacks are available on Amazon with the Foundation Trilogy in hardback also. So is Foundation any good I hear you cry?

 The Foundation Series is a sweet read which clearly shows the emperor's influence during the timeline. Many Science Fiction stories have a hero vs the machine - to fire our imaginations, so far I have determined that there isn't really a continuity of characters from beginning to end except for the mathematician, Hari Seldon but even he dies. There are others like his assistant, Gaal Dornick. Seldon's sidekick. His crucial discovery is so fantastic, its suppressed but during the series the mathematician is later brought to stand trial. The trilogy spans the entire galaxy and not one ET make a grand entrance. Many come and go like Emperor Cleon but I won't be a killjoy.

So if you're an Asimov fan, Geek, or Nerd you're in for a treat. While the technology appears Flash Gordon, the trekker will obviously enjoy Asimov's Futurism. His "through the lens" perspective gives a unique timeline experience covering the ages but all is not what it seems.

The first volume Foundation establishes the colony Terminus called The Foundation, and the various challenges and crises it has to face and solve in the increasing chaotic galactic empire.

Foundation and Empire, the second volume, deals with a new unforeseen challenge in the ascendancy of The Mule, a mutant with extraordinary powers that can enslave whole planets and even causes the collapse of the first Foundation.

In Second Foundation the final volume, as the title suggests, the Second Foundation comes into its own as a force to be contended with. Unlike the first foundation, who were masters of technology, the members of this society are masters of mind control, so have a fair chance to defeat The Mule.

The setting is in a gigantic galaxy wide empire with nuclear gadgets and offbeat vibrant effects. However, these are only interesting gizmos without too much importance to the major story regarding their function.

Gaal Dornick springs forth as a dedicated Hardcase in the beginning only to disappear mysteriously before the end. Hari Seldon is another character whose interaction held onto my curiosity because his discovery makes you think outside the box, Psychohistory Duh What?  I became an Asimov fan quite by accident when I read the Last Question, which got me started on futurism, science, technology and I've been hooked ever since.

Long Live the Foundation!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Starfleet Discovery Uniform Breakdown

Traditionally, Star Treks bridge officers have been easy enough to seek out and identify because of their Gold, Blue, and Red uniforms but let's hear what Trekyard have to say.

 Live long and Prosper.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Star Trek Discovery Trailer and Fun Facts

What can we expect from Star Trek Discovery?

 1. Starfleet and Klingons clash in the first trailer for 'Star Trek: Discovery'
2. We see Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and First Officer Michael Burnham "Number One"(Sonequa Martin-Green) trekking over sandy dunes on a remote planet, before beaming up to a Starfleet vessel.
3. We get a look at new Starfleet uniforms and new Klingons.

 The "new aliens" were preserved during a cryogenic sleep and now everyone knows they're Klingons except for one inescapable fact.....



Just look at his hands.......   Monsters! Agggghhhhh!!!!!!!!! 

4. A mysterious "object of unknown origin" on the far reaches of Federation space leads to an engaging encounter with Klingons...
5. What ship is Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) in charge of? For the first time ever, the lead character won’t be the captain. Its No 1. Take a good look because here's Sonequa Martin-Green in 3 leading action scenes.


NO 1

6. How many captains are there one or two?
7. Klingons don't take prisoners and Starfleet doesn't fire first. It seems the USS Discovery NCC 1031 will face inescapable conflict. The Federation is at war with Klingons.
8. How will hand to hand combat play out when aliens "beam aboard" and want to get physical?


9. No Worf. A theater critic expanded on statements made to Trekmovie that less than 1 percent of what Michael Dorn made in his last contract as Worf was offered for him to appear in the new show.
10. When asked whether the show will premiere in the fall, CBS Interactive President Marc DeBevoise simply said, “We’re not stating.”
11. Set 10 years before the original series “new crews,” “new villains,” “new heroes,” and “new worlds” We know Iconic characters like Kirk, Spock might appear, Sarek (James Frain) has been cast.  So that sets the year around 2255 with the new show bridging the gap between Enterprise and the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 crew.


12. Star Trek: Discovery has expanded its original series order to fifteen episodes continuing to push the boundaries where no aliens have gone before... Apparently, there's an incident in Star Trek history that's been talked about but never explored? Maybe the Redshirts know? A lot happens around the year 2255 in trek's timeline... Do you know what it is?

It's been confirmed that it's not Axanar, the Kobayashi Maru, or the Romulan war. So what sectors of alien space does that leave us in the galaxy to check out? Its a big place ain't it?

Live Long and Prosper.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Star Treks Starships Going Badly or Boldly?

NX-01 Enterprise
USS Chekov NCC-57302
USS Constellation NCC-1017      
USS Constitution NCC-1700
USS Defiant NX-74205
USS Enterprise NCC-1701
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E
USS Excelsior NCC-2000
USS Jenolan NCC-2010
USS Pasteur NCC-58928           
USS Stargazer NCC-2893
USS Yamato NCC-71807  
USS Voyager NCC-74656
USS Discovery NCC 1031
USS Shenzhou

Heres a list of deep space, high tech, high spec, diplomatic, warp speed starships. At least 12 are battle cruisers commissioned by Starfleet on planet Earth since the Federations charter in 2161. Impressive isn't it?

The most famous starships in Earth history are the USS Enterprise ships - designed by Matt Jefferies and Andrew Probert seen here with the show's creator Gene Roddenberry.... but let's not forget Dr. Richard Daystrom who went completely mad designing computer systems, poor chap. The USS Enterprise represented true hope, vast technology, and service to humankind.

Now we're getting a new starship USS Discovery as producers at CBS Studios re-invent Star Trek's Prime universe without hopefully making a complete hash of Trek's timeline....So what in tarnation is going on?

I believe Star Treks problems can best be encapsulated by looking at just one STARSHIP!

The Enterprise NX 01!

So much was right about it. Doug Drexler's Enterprise styling was sensational despite getting canned by 7 time Emmy winner Dan Curry. Even today Enterprise NX-01 CGI exterior looks good. They even got the length right at 235 meters, the new Enterprise NX-01 is a bit smaller than Captain Kirks Enterprise NCC 1701 and a lot smaller than Captain Picard's flagship.

The name is cool too... Coming over for some Enterprise babe? ....(not a bad pick up line) surprise your friends with a trekkie goodie bag, for watching Star Trek at your place... Enterprise NX-01 was almost certainly the best W5 starship United Earth ever made...and riddled with faults. Chief among which is that important component called simply.... the engine.

When the Enterprise NX-01 was being designed CBS had access to the most advanced Warp propulsion engineering on the planet (USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D)  Ever wonder why Captain Picard starship (USS Enterprise-D) was able to travel an impressive 2.7 million light years away from earth in minutes? compared to USS Voyager's NCC-74656 mere 70,000 light year trip into the Delta Quadrant?

Picards Warp 9.9 starship engine was and still is a magnificent engine. Light, compact, powerful and endlessly tunable and reliable so it was a natural CBS would use it in the Enterprise NX-01, right? Nope. Sadly not, CBS (Herman Zimmerman, Brannon Braga and Rick Berman) decided it would be far better to create a new warp engine based on Zefram Cochranes Phoenix test flight in 2063. As ideas go this was a bad one.

The engine that resulted was not magnificent at all and took United Earth 32 years to create a theoretical maximum speed of 4.5! Enterprise NX-01's engine had lots of problems. It wouldn't stay cool and when it got hot which it did the ship was close to blowing up. In engineering terms it was a disaster.... as a result Star Treks Enterprise series was withdrawn after 4 years in 2005 and killed off before hitting its 100 episode. 

Its mad the "5 captains" starships were all part of the same company! So why didn't Enterprise NX-01 use one of the tried and tested USS Enterprise NCC 1701 engine?

So now heres the greatest battle of them all. The USS Discovery NCC 1031 vs USS Shenzhou. Deciding which is worst is like deciding which part of your brain you want amputated.



I'd give the Shenzhou Commander Burnham one mark just for sounding tough with the Aliens. (Tiny Print). USS Discovery gets two marks for effort at least those guys are being original by copying Ralph McQuarries Spaceship design. So there you have it.

The Enterprise NX-01 wins, it's worse than the Shenzhou and the USS Discovery NCC 1031 which must make it one of worse starships ever made. - 98 episodes of Star Trek Enterprise are still running on TV!! Do you feel a sense of pride? Which starship is your least favorite and why?

Live Long and Prosper.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Evil Captain Kirk vs Salt Vampire Star Trek Fanfiction

Here's some Star Trek FanFiction fun I wrote using Elephant Child's word prompts from last week, I hope you have good fun reading it.


 The weak yellow sunlight from Celtrus Prime glistened under Evil Captain Kirks shuttle. Crew hands punched buttons and prayed bracing for impact. "PULL UP, PULL UP" chimed the computer...until disaster struck. The shuttlecraft crashed into the murky sand dunes with all hands lost save one. Kirk gasped as explosive bolts punctured a perfect miniature oval in the hull letting in air. So much time had passed, was he dead? On the viewscreen, a terrifying Salt Vampire was approaching at FTL speed. In a sensational twist, Captain Kirk mind was tapped by the creature's powerful mind. Nancy Kramer latest tenacious brainwashing techniques resurrected Captain James Tiberius Kirk from the dead! Now Kirk was alive!!! A sudden rush of violent delirium swept over the mad Captains mind as the Salt Vampires mind-meld grew even stronger! Nancy wants to finish me off, NEVER? Let the games begin,


I'm Captain Kirk!!! I am! I'm Kirk! I'M CAPTAIN KIRK!!! 

Trembling, Kirk realizes Nancy wants a sudden showdown. The(Salt Vampire) would have to wait until nightfall.

 "I'M CAPTAIN KIRK" Fighting off the Vampires evil mind-meld, Kirk starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701, keeps his quirky faltering mind alive with burning fire, until Nancy's grand entrance.

 "I'M CAPTAIN KIRK" yells Kirk, instinctively outraged at the evil dark shadow hanging over him in the air.


SHALL WE BEGIN?   Thats all folks, sure hope you enjoyed the fun. Don't be shy to let me know how sucky my writing is because as I'm sure you've noticed, I had to borrow a few phrases from Star Trek's classic "The Man Trap" Still, my plot is original in a half trekked out kind of way, LOL.

Live Long and Prosper!

This week's prompts are:




Monday, May 29, 2017


 Here's another Star Trek Discovery trailer with impressive CGI. We know Netflix bought trek's global streaming rights for CBS' new Sci-Fi series, #StarTrekDiscovery. Headhonchos must be pretty confident Star Trek Discovery will yield latinum bars for CBS and Netflix! right?  Here's why...

DOUG JONES AKA LT SARU, SONEQUA MARTIN-GREEN AKA LT COMMANDER MICHAEL BURNAM , Michelle Yeoh aka Captain Georgiou all aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou

 On July 2016, CBS Studios International licensed the series to Netflix for release outside the United States and Canada, a "blockbuster" deal that paid for the show's entire budget. At around $6–7 million per episode, the series' high allowance is attributed to the importance of Star Trek as one of CBS's "crown-jewel franchises", and CBS's need for the series to be "the marquee selling point for subscriptions" to All Access. -wikipedia-

 The question remains what type of Star Trek series are Star Trek fans getting? Well Trekkers, its trek showtime! Feast your eyes on Discovery's heavy hitters rocking the universe. So what are we getting? BATTLE STATIONS! RED ALERT!!!!

In the real world Discovery is loaded with tons of acting ability but what about personality to boldly flesh out Gene Roddenberry's action packed optimistic future? .....filled with humanism, and desire to reason out strange unknowns stacked against incredible alien odds when racing against time at emergency warp speeds,

 Here are some classic series examples:  The Devil in the Dark, The Trouble with Tribbles, Amok Time, Arena, Mirror Mirror, and of course City on the Edge of Forever.

 Trek's "50th anniversary" San Diego Comic-Con, revealed Star Trek Discovery has been developed with the Prime Timeline in mind to keep current movies and the now seven TV series completely separate. To boldly go where no-one has gone before!


The video action sequence of "Captain Georgiou of the U.S.S. Shenzhou" proves shes definitely in the middle a crises. She will I believe have to "Picard her geekspeak up" If Georgiou expects to communicate to dark alien life-forms without even firing off a shot!



 "Forget the Picard, "Kirk" attitude is required here, which is exactly what First Officer, Lt Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) of the USS Discovery is yelling about. "WE TARGET ITS NECK AND C*T OFF ITS H**D!" okay so she can be forgiven for having an emotional outburst about taking drastic measures... I mean, aren't these powerful words to hear in Star Trek?..... but that's Show biz!....

Is it possible for CBS producers to cross the line in Science Fiction? Is Star Trek Discovery appealing to a horror Sci-Fi (mature audience) with this sort of drama?


Now ask yourself....Why man has ceased squabbling, embraced reason, tolerance and rejected violence exercising goodwill, cherishing art and science, respect towards other lifeforms and is trying to spread a welcome spirit of humanity in Star Trek's current TV shows. Its not hard to believe why people would like to live or work in a decent environment like that. These were some of Gene Roddenberry's ideals depicting Star Treks place in the future.

Now with the arrival of Star Trek Discovery are we up ending the bottle of Sci-Fi Horror all for the sake of some fun and a few dollars more? Star Trek is one of the last barometer of the Wests Social justice for all but heres the thing...

"You can be serious about Star Trek - but Star Trek doesn't take itself too seriously" 


Whose got the moxy to make the first move? How will these ANGRY KLINGONS react? BECAUSE they're definitely on about something, or is Starfleet's true blue diplomacy the answer.... seriously would Gene Roddenberry have given the green light or Barrack O'Bama who's a "sucker for Star Trek" have given the Presidential Executive Order to fire on the Klingons, all for the sake of producing good drama?

AWWWW c'mon!!!!! Wheres our humanity??? on the other hand... should the USS Shenzhou OR the USS Discovery go after the Klingons? Is it time to set our phasers on KILL or STUN

I'm kicking the ball over to you guys, so you decide but decide you MUST!
KILL or STUN the Klingons? Its a tough cookies if we get caught in the crossfire! 




Is Starfleet's precious United Federation of Planets going to break its own Prime Directive? War or Peace? When Star Trek Discovery hits the airwaves later this year, trekkers can be sure this show will be really something worth looking out for.

Which side of Star Trek's human adventure do you want to see in a new TV show like Star Trek Discovery?  

1. Where's our humanity or 
2. Lets go find some Klingons and target Aliens for gunslinging practise?
3.  Suggest one of your own!

Live Long and Prosper!
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