Monday, March 04, 2019

Sherlock Holmes - Star Trek Fact

Elementary, Dear Data is a play on 'Elementary, my dear Watson' in Star Trek The Next Generation. This often quoted phrase brings Sherlock Holmes up for speculation. However, neither Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr or Jeremy Brett ever uttered the words in any of Conan Doyles Tv series, movies or canon. So lets be clear. Sherlock never said it!!!! Ahh ha!  but what about Star Trek?








Well then ...  The Game Is Afoot.... so....

Which actor said: "Elementary, Dear Data" ?



Benedict Cumberbatch
Patrick Stewart
Jeremy Brett
Diana Muldaur
Brent Spiner
LeVar Burton
Daniel Davis



(the clues are staring you guys in the face with one of the actors who appears the most)


Live Long and Prosper

Monday, February 18, 2019

STAR TREK DISCOVERY - SECTION 31

Star Trek Discovery has a Section 31. Surprised? You should be because these guys should be invisible. Continuity changes in CBS/Netflix StarTrek are boldly going with clandestine operations laced with advanced technology. So whats normal for Starfleet these days? and why get bothered about it? So lets examine the facts....



 Technology we have today started out in Top Secret army projects way back when in the 1960's. It was like deep, deep undercover Top Secret, stuff. I mean no-one, except the army guys knew what on earth was going on. Starting with computers to satellites, Top Secret stuff was passed on down to intelligence agencies like the NSA and CIA before eventually becoming "de-classified" for civilian use later on. So for Star Trek.......



 Believe it or not, this happens in the real world we know today! Now we're watching it on Star Trek Discovery! The reason we know this to be true,  DARPA a branch of the Department of Defense helped produce a lot of technology which the average Joe was clueless about at the time. What’s unbelievable is a lot of 60's DARPA research isn't so harebrained. Cool inventions like computers and smartphones in our 21st century sprung from somewhere, right? Hence for Star Trek the neat concept "Section 31" was born.

 So now earthers communicate to each other using cutting edge innovations/contraptions whose very existence originated at agencies like DARPA. But in Star Trek, remember there is no military. We have Section 31 and Starfleet. "Cornwell" involvement in an episode shows that Section 31 is a known division of Starfleet. Its agents answer to Starfleet officers despite taking orders from "Control." This is a far cry from Section 31 stand in the 24th century whereby it hid its relationship from Starfleet. This maintained Starfleet's pristine image and perpetuates Section 31 as a myth.


Still, someone had to design all this space age futurism which took intelligence and scientific know how, wouldn't you say?.

Perhaps Discovery writers are taking their inspiration from things like DARPA, TOS, with S31 as the ace in the hole. Since so much of Star Trek does actually come from real world events, societies and organizations I wouldn’t be at all surprised, would you?

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER, TREKKERS.



Monday, February 04, 2019

STAR TREKS COSMIC CREATURES

Earth is moving through space at a phenomenal rate of 1.3 million miles per hour, scary no? That means one thing. Everyday, happy earthies relax sitting in our favourite armchairs watching Star Trek - but ask yourself one question... Have we really got a clue how fast we're moving through space?  We just don't notice the Earths rotation and why should we? - because while she spins, we geek out and sit back happily for the ride.


Travelling in space means having to adjust to a large scale where even distance, time, and lifeforms can be enormous. Fortunately gravity holds us tightly to the spinning core of our planet.

In Star Trek there are some cosmic creatures the USS Enterprise has encountered and barely survived to tell the tale.


The Space Amoeba is one of the most bizzare and largest - 11,000 miles in length, it drained Captain Kirks ship.



The Doomsday Machine decimated entire regions of space, eating planets along the way. Its earned its nickname "Planet Killer" by terrorizing populated worlds.





The Crystalline Entity looked like a huge snowflake and traveled throughout the galaxy on electromagnetic power by digesting organic matter. Its appetite wasn't quite as massive as the Doomsday Machine but people perished.







Farpoint Station was investigated by the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D. Inhabitants of Deneb IV constructed the place except the station turned out to be an intelligent creature! Its twin tried to free it by attacking from space. Bad creature, bad creature.





Nagilum was an immortal being from outside the universe who was in fact an alien scientist with a vast intelligence. Fascinated with life and death Nagilum experimented on the Enterprise-D crew inflicting despair and misery. I mean this alien was bad news, QED. Pascal was the first to die which outraged Picard, still the creatures curiosity had to be satisfied. He tested the boundries of humanoids using "limited existence" as a paradigm. Murdering the Enterprise-D crew and threatening the ship was I assume part of the "rats in a maze" experiment. His conclusions were I have to admit, quite interesting, Tell me what you think.

NAGILUM:
You seem to find no tranquility in anything.
You struggle against the inevitable,
You thrive in conflict,
You are selfish, yet value loyalty.
You are rash, quick to judge, slow to change,
Its amazing you've survived,
Be that as it may, as a species we have no common ground.
You are too aggressive, too hostile, too militant.
PICARD:
You too have been evaluated, - It would seem we have one thing in common.
NAGILUM
Oh?
PICARD
Curiosity
NAGILIUM
Your point well taken Captain - alien laughs
PICARD
Only next time we meet it will be out here in the stars.

Which cosmic space creature have you got a soft spot for?

Live Long and Prosper



Monday, January 28, 2019

KLINGON CONTINUITY CHANGES IN STAR TREK DISCOVERY


GORKON
Hey everyone, I bet you've noticed -Star Trek has defining Klingon warriors like Chancellor Gorkon, General Chang, Duras the traitor, K'mpec, Korris, Worf, Kehleyr, Lursa, B'Etor and Toral who had the nerve to challenge Gowron for leadership of the Klingon High Council in the Great Hall. (STTNG Redemption) There are plenty more defining points with Klingon warriors resonating throughout the timeline but heres the thing. The continuity has definitely changed.




Christopher Lloyd did a great job playing the brutal rogue klingon, Commander Kruge in Star Trek III. When Kirk commanded the powerful Enterprise way back when, with the "secrets" of the Genesis torpedo, Kruge saw the Federation and Kirk as his enemies. The plot to take over the USS Enterprise resulted with Kruge's villainous mates being blown skyhigh awww, lets hear it now.


K'EHLEYR AND WORF COMMAND THE USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701-D



 I was startled and curiously happy to see those guys roasted into brown bread, heh, heh. Amazingly the biggest shocker was the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 herself as she blew my mind, to see her blaze up and die on the screen, ferociously plunging into a fireball.

IMAGE CREDIT MATTLEESE87
KRUGE

Kruge: "Genesis! ...I want it!"
Kirk: "You fool! Look around you! If we don't help each other, we'll die here!"
Kruge: "Perfect! ...Then that... is the way... it shall be!

Kruge went bezerk of course losing his men, Kirk lost his starship command and son but Star Trek history was made as everyone watched the Enterprise soar to her death. But the game wasn't over, Klingon Kruge still had to defeat his powerful opponent. James T. Kirk. In doing this, he could seize power of the Genesis Device for himself. The fight was on.

AHH KIRK MY OLD FRIEND...


Today Star Trek Discovery tells a different story. Thanks to IMDB, ludzureklamas has shared with us his opinion about ST Discovery and heres what he believes:( "half a century of cultural legacy flushed down the drain." So he asks a valid question: Why turn Klingons into Orks?


When Michael Dorn was asked what he thought of the look of Klingons in Star Trek: Discovery, heres what he had to say.

WORF AND KOL


In a general sense, in every iteration of Star Trek – outside of Next Generation and Deep Space Nine and all those Klingons – the producers were trying to make it their own and put their own stamp on the Klingons. So, they decided “We are going to do something different than everybody else.”…and I think that is what they came up with for Discovery. There is no rhyme or reason to it, or to any of the stuff, so I think it is just a matter that they want to put a stamp.

KLINGON BIRD OF PREY



In conclusion which of Star Trek's Klingons said:
(He flew a bird of prey like the one above only it was a prototype)


Tickle us do we not laugh, prick us do we not bleed, wrong us shall we not revenge?



Kor had a flat forehead in Star Trek's Classic series, remember him? Which klingon version is your favorite?
Live long and Prosper




Monday, January 21, 2019

Forbidden Planet VS Star Trek and Star Wars

Forbidden Planet is one of the greatest Sci Fi classics starring Leslie Nielsen and Robbie the Robot. This film has elements of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' showing Nielsen's cool spaceship landing on a rich, strange new world. Here the Silver age represents hope and prosperity - Sci Fi has grown up. CGI forget about it.
C 57 D SPACE CRUISER FROM FORBIDDEN PLANET

 Instead Disney artisans (Joshua Meador) used their ingenuity and craftsmanship during 1956 to make it so. Who did our brave explorers find amidst the huge panorama scenery to greet them? Dr Morbius, his daughter Alta and robbie the Robot of course but all was not what it seemed... For viewers today Robbie might seem a bit trite but in 1956 Robbie's sophistication was revolutionary and a true delight in the cinema.

ROBBIE THE ROBOT


 7% of the movies budget $125,000 went into making Forbidden Planets most memorable character and it was a lot of dough for the time. But heres an interesting video for you to geek out over trekkers. Curiously I'd swear that F P's set was really quite similar to Star Trek's and Star Wars! Why? Simple really - heres my comparison,

FORBIDDEN PLANET WAS FIRST WITH STAR TREK AND STAR WARS FOLLOWING.

1)The Scientist - Dr Morbius (Walter Pidgeon in black uniform) powerful mind projects a monster. This guy resembles Darth Vader from (Star Wars)

ALTA (ANNE FRANCIS)
2) Spaceship Captain Leslie Nielson - Captain Kirk (Star Trek)

3) Alta (Anne Francis) plays a gorgeous spacebabe in a miniskirt (Star Trek+Star Wars) have lots of sexy women in minis. Spain stupidly banned Forbidden Planet for over a decade because of this controversy.

4) F. P's events took place in the 23rd century so did Star Treks.

5) Forbidden Planets "Main Title" theme was ripped off some say - Star Wars "main title" is similar.

6) Mercury changed to Altair IV sound similar?



7) Frank Darro, Frankie Carpenter uncredited for playing Robbie. Marvin Miller uncredited for the voice.
Conversely Kenny Baker received worldwide acknowledgment for playing R2D2.

8) Doors in F.P. swish like the ones in Star Treks USS Enterprise 1701

What do you believe? - see that button down there? make yourself heard!




Is Forbidden Planet one of the greatest science fiction movies of time? Why?
Do you think Robbie is bound by Isaac Asimov's three laws of Robotics?

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER MY FRIENDS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

STAR TREK 4 - FIVE YEAR MISSION

 Star Trek 4 has been shelved. On January 8th, 2019, Deadline reported Paramount Pictures "shelved"  the fourth Star Trek film. Therefore when contract negotiations collapsed between Pine, Hemsworth, and Paramount, the studio hopes ended with Star Trek 4 boldly going nowhere -

CHRIS PINE, CHRIS HEMSWORTH


USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701

Good things change, even the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 5 year mission doesn't last as confirmed by Deadline. Add to this hellulva cosmic explosion, director S.J. Clarkson (Star Trek's second last hopeful for Star Trek4) who beamed away to direct HBO's Game of Thrones. So what in red Vulcan is going on?

S J CLARKSON


IO9 reports Paramount Pictures had no comment to make about Star Trek 4 which might be shelved. Conversely IGN raises interesting points about "the troubled Star Trek 4" stalemate stating the movie is reportedly cancelled.

The most famous starship in Earth history, seen here won't be navigated by our favorite Russian, Chekov in the Kelvin timeline ever again. (J.J. Abrams) This is tragic news and without Captain Kirk to command the starship Enterprise? Now what are they going to do...


ANTON YELCHIN


 J.J. Abrams said Anton Yelchin's character "Pavel Chekov" would not be recast for the fourth film. Set against a budget of $185 million ST Beyond's reboot grossed $343 million worldwide. Some say these numbers are disappointing but I believe deciding how to solve Star Trek's problems is a bit like deciding which part of your brain you want amputated.





QUENTIN TARANTINO

Lets look at it this way, the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 is in dry-dock and the crew supposed to operate the ship some say, all want pay hikes. There is hope on the horizon, Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek could still happen if the R-Rated classification changes.




MULTIPLE CHOICE Q and A : TRY ANSWERING

Should studio Paramount Pictures, replace the crew of the USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701? 


IS IT TIME FOR PARAMOUNT TO SEARCH FOR A YOUNGER CHEAPER CREW? 

How would Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek play out under Captain Kirk's (Kelvin Timeline) USS Enterprise 1701 and her crew? 

A: Lets join hands and unite the Federation of Planets in Peace! or

B: No! No! Never, Never, we want all out War! -  Klingons never surrender and never trust a Romulan. The Vulcans have an axe to grind with their most sacred holy temples of Amonak, T'Panit and Spocks Mount Seleya now blown to spacedust.

What do you think Tarantino will do? 
Who will Paramount Pictures get to direct Star Trek 4?
Who do want to see holding the directorial reigns?
Would you go to a R-Rated Star Trek movie?

Live Long and Prosper.

Monday, January 07, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR TREKKERS



Happy New Year Trekkers!  It was Isaac Asimov who created "positronic" used in conjunction with so many other words for example positronic supercomputer, positronic robot, positronic brain and of course the android, Star Treks Mr Data, but I wonder which came first?

The word or the android?

POSITRONIC OR ANDROID? What do you think?


Live Long and Prosper


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