Monday, February 26, 2018

Star Trek TNG - Q WHO


Stardate 42761.3
 Original Airdate:
 Writers: Maurice Hurley.
 Director: Rob Bowman.
 Season 2, Episode 41

 Star Trek TNG "Q Who" reveals a deadly encounter with the flagship USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D which tucks tail and bolts. Unlike Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) crew I hear you cry, hehe. Not so in this scenario and heres why. The Omipitent Q Entity (John DeLancie) appears before Picard, abducting him in a shuttle heist. So now, the good captain is held captive but Q has good reasons. He wants to join the Enterprise-D crew!!! Picard is sceptical at first because we know Q has varying disregard for humans but heres the thing. Picard listens to Q!




 Apparently the Enterprise-D tormentor and has been banished from the Q Continuum and wants Picard on his side! Now Guinan is horrified but who cares about her, you might think? Well we'd be wrong. Guinan is 200 years old and has excellent imp instincts,lol. Okay so I'm exaggerating. But when Picard rejects Q's proposal what happens? Q throw's the Enterprise-D 7000 light years into uncharted space with just a flake of his powers, two years away from Federation territory at maximum warp. Can humans handle all that exists in this sector of the galaxy?

WHOOPI GOLDBERG AKA GUINAN
PATRICK STEWART  AKA CAPTAIN PICARD


 Turns out Guinan fears were right, advising Picard to "turn back now!" It isn't long before we discover System J25 has planets churned up like a Borg graveyard. Guinan knew these half humanoid robotic Borg would cubes attack and thats when one appears.... Harmless at first. Until a borg beams aboard Picard's flagship. In gleefull delight Q exclaims "He's just a scout, the first of many. He's here to analyse your technology. He may attempt to gain control of the ship. I wouldn't let him." So Now Picard is alarmed "Stop!..... Mr Worf!

 Watching the Enterprise-D getting carved up and get a "bloody nose" was exciting stuff in 1987. The presence of Q and the loss of 18 crew, fans loved watching the mighty Flagship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 retreating away at 9.65 from the scary Borg? Were you one of them? Q grovelling to Picard and vice versa, who begged better, lol? The Alien antagonists in the Borg cube was clever because it was enough to hook us. Guinans chat with Picard soon makes him realise.....

Our Borg buddies will be coming. The GAME isnt over....Oh No...


Live long and Prosper!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Birthday Jeri Ryan


Happy Birthday Jeri Ryan who's 50th today! Born 22nd February 1968, here she is reaching out to our Star Trek hive minds, reading our thoughts. Can't you feel her presence? So wish her HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

 I set out and discovered Husband Chef Christophe Eme  and Jeri on the web,  don't they look happy together?



Live Long and Prosper.





Monday, February 19, 2018

STAR TREK TNG - THE ARSENAL OF FREEDOM


In episode 121, THE ARSENAL OF FREEDOM, The USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D is following the trail which leads to a technologically advanced civilized world Minos, devoid of any human lifeforms except for two chatty holograms.


 So when the Enterprise away team beam down, Riker is greeted by a facsimile of his friend Paul Rice in the jungle who is in fact..... one of the planets deadly weapon systems

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 Meanwhile killer drones swoop in for the kill and attack.  QUESTION: Why is sophisticated technical equipment still functioning on a planet devoid of life? We soon learn from the proud Echo Pappa Series 607 Salesman!



 Crusher is hurt by her fall into the Cavern and heres a machine still analysing Riker, Data and Tasha for humanoid target practise so it can construct stronger deadlier weapons! Now that only happens in Star Trek!


Why the doctor and Captain beam down is a mystery, after plunging 50 feet into a Cavern Beverly struggles for her life while Laforge is in starship command and this offers him a huge challenge, as the planet soon begins attacking the ship as well.



 Basically it's a tale of survival as well as of growth for Laforge. Very simple, very direct and yet very enjoyable. Worth watching. SO whose side were you rooting for? -  1. the USS Enterprise-D "beam down" awayteam or 2. the Minos search and destroy drones?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Party Celebrities

What do Danai Gurira Simon Pegg and Freddie Highmore all have in common on this day?
Danai Gurira


SIMON PEGG
FREDDIE HIGHMORE





SPOILER ALERT:


Answer:

Its their birthday.



1978, 1970 and 1992 gives you the idea when these birds hatched out of their eggs. Can you guess their ages? Which actor played Montgomery "Scotty" in Star Trek in 2009?

Marvel Studios Black Panther is all set to become a smash hit at the week end but which hatchling is making it so? Now our sci-fi trio have caught our attention which one of these party celebs get top slot on IMDB for being N01?

Live Long and Prosper.




Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Star Trek Pals Leonard and William


Here's a cool interview with Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. So Enjoy the laughs! Heck even John Wayne, the "Duke" gets a mention. Weren't these sci-fi maestro's just the best?



 

Question:

 The reason Star Trek has endured is because Leonard has this thing... (chuckle) 1.55 Its the stories (talk about me) the characters, the uniqueness of Mr Spock. Its the relationship of Mr Spock (hes finally got it right) and Kirk. The relationship that the three of us had the compadres, the family, the levels of meaning of the show, the uniqueness of Science Fiction at that time. It was all that and many other things but the curious thing is no-one really knows, so anything you say is as valid as anything we could say because if we knew what it was? we'd do it again! and again!


Friendship is a precious thing until...(record scratch) Why these good friends stopped trekking out is anybody's guess....

Live Long and Prosper
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