Monday, July 15, 2019

THE LEGEND PICARD RETURNS

Heres Patrick Stewart chatting to a packed convention hall in Star Trek Las Vegas as only he can, "Make it so". The fans of course loved every minute of it and couldn't get enough of "the Picard" news. How do you separate the legend from the man? So everyone settled down and listened to Stewart speak and WOWSERS!  He just blew us away..... and this is just the beginning!

"You know, whatever happens in the next few years what you did makes it all worthwhile anyway. However I have to tell you, he (Jean Luc Picard) may not and I stress, may not be a captain anymore. He may not be the Jean Luc that you recognize and know so well. It may be a very different individual - someone who has been changed by his experiences. 20 years will have passed which is more or less exactly the time of the very last movie Nemesis and today. We have no scripts as yet, we're just talking, talking, talking storylines.





It will be I promise you, I guarantee it, something very very different but it will come to you with the same passion and determination and love of the material and love of our followers and our fans exactly as we had it before. Thank you so much, I will see you all again very soon.


Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

Monday, July 01, 2019

Star Trek Discovery Mystery

Hey trekkers, heres a puzzle for you to brainstorm. The United Federation of Planets Crossfield-class STARSHIP, USS Discovery NCC-1031 was reported destroyed in 2257............dun dun duuuuun. so that being the case why did it turn up abandoned in the 33rd century?


Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

QUENTIN TARANTINO'S STAR TREK FILM

Finally June 2019 is here, deadline reports world famous Star Trek fan, Quentin Tarantino is pitching his idea for a new Star Trek film and guess what my trekker friends? Paramount loves it! Well why wouldn't they? with Q.T. record, Star Trek's sleeper franchise will burst into life!. Word is Tarantino and J.J.Abrams are in talks about Q.T's "idea."




 Simon Pegg, some say, reckons..... "That idea is going into the writer's room to be looked at. I think it might take something like him to restart it."  Tarantino wants the film to be R rated, so its a safe guess the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 are gearing up for some hysterical, homicidal trekamania. What could be so wrong with exploring new territory with a splash of red boldly going where no satirist has gone before?....Sounds so right doesn't it?

KEENSER AND SCOTTY


So now Tarantino is in talks to explore Star Trek 4 with the studio. While nothing is set in stone, the plot is still unknown. Tarantino has already met with producer J.J. Abrams about his Star Trek idea, as well as with a writers room. Tarantino also apparently revealed that a script has been written according to Empire Magazine. Deadline previously reported that Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) was set to pen the script.

 Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) were also in the running to write the film and met with Tarantino in late 2017 to discuss story ideas. In January, Paramount motion-picture group president Wyck Godfrey spoke to the New York Times about the plans for the movie studio. His comments made it sound like Tarantino's Star Trek is a priority for the studio.

 So now what? (Simon Pegg's question is:) I don't know if that means everybody will be blowing each other's heads off with phasers and calling Klingons mother f*****s, but, who knows? That could be fun."

Who do you think will be the futures new female characters and evil villains? Will Keenser, Scottys sidekick return? Do you want to see R rated Star Trek movies?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE QUIZ

Only two actors read for the role of Commander Data of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D (remember our android friend who got blown to bits in Star Trek nemesis?)

 Of course we know now Brent Spiner became Data, but the other actor went on to portray a recurring character on Star Trek The Next Generation.




Which of these three is it?  and what role did he play?

1.) Roger C. Carmel  aka Harry Mudd (Role: Conman, Swindler and Scam Artist)

2.) Michael Dorn aka Worf ( Role: Klingon/ Chief of Security )

3.) Eric Menyuk aka Time-traveler ( Role: Scientist playing second banana to Kozinski )

Live long and Prosper my trekker friends.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019

A Fan Celebrating the Borg's 30th


 Jeri Ryan is always on the track aka Seven of Nine celebrating the latest Borg vibes with us. She appears at a couple of Star Trek conventions each year and her birthday is Feb 22, 19--..... and here she is with her husband Christophe. Well it would've been rude for me to just blurt out her age! In 2016 July 23rd, she joined William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn at a jam packed San Diego Comic-Con panel celebrating Trek's 50th Anniversary..



"The Borg are badass, but I think also its about them being a villain we can learn a little something from."

 In 2014 she reprised her role as Seven of Nine for Star Trek Online's Delta Rising game. So here's a new interview with quotes directly from Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One herself thanks to our friends at Star Trek magazine...

JERI RYAN

 "The fans are amazing, and conventions are an easy way to stay in touch with them" Ryan stated enthusiastically. "It makes people happy. I get it. If I met somebody that I'm a fan of, I fall to pieces and I'm a mess and have no cool at all. So I get how exciting it is for somebody to talk to you and smile at you and see you like you're a human, because a lot of people don't.

 Thats not cool and thats always disappointing for me when I meet an actor who doesn't appreciate and respect the fans, because none of us would be anywhere without the fans. They're the only reason any of us are employed be writer, actor, producer, studio head any of us. They're such a passionate, a loyal, dedicated bunch of fans.

 "I've also met some of the Discovery actors and they're all lovely, very sweet," Ryan says "Its makes me excited to be part of the franchise. They tend to be excited to be part of the Trek family and we are happy to have them in it. I think they're all great additions."

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PICARD IS BACK

Serial number: SP 937-215 
USS Stargazer (NCC-2893), (2333–2355)
 USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D, (2364–2371)
USS Enterprise NCC 1701-E, (2372–)



Here is a list of Starfleets spaceships captained by JEAN LUC PICARD. Impressive isn't it? To boldly engage worthy opponents of the Federation's like Preator Shinzon, Ardra, Q the Omnipotent, Nausicaans and the Borg Queen took strength of will and determination which we've all experienced in Star Trek TNG....well now the most noted captain in space exploration and interstellar diplomacy...... I'm lost for words my friends,  Picard's back... 


CAPTAIN JEAN LUC PICARD
STAR TREK FIRST CONTACT


 Word is we're definitely witnessing the return of our Star Trek hero, friend, diplomat and protector to guide us once again through the stars after 18 years of wilderness... Star Trek nemesis, well lets be honest was pure bewilderment and Data's death? lets not even go there!!! what a disaster. Fans say Picard is great for talking his way out of trouble but do you consider him an action-man? Remember Star Trek First Contact? Despite all his diplomacy, tough talk, and we come in peace, Picard proved he had what it takes to blaze off rifle rounds and make Borg pay....




 Amazon beat Netflix to stream CBS' new Picard series in more than 200 countries and territories. The show is currently filming to stream later this year which began in April in Los Angeles, so how will Patrick Stewart reprise his role? Little is known except for speculation. Is Patrick Stewart returning as an academy instructor? admiral, captain or civilian? Its no secret Patrick Stewart has the Midas touch so for some amazing reason, Stewarts got the gift to make it so with us - the fans.

Starfleet has the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-E so whats next? Who gets the captains chair? Johnathan Frakes gets the directors chair with SirPatStew as executive producer. Recent Star Trek Picard leaked photos give us Picard in civilian clothes with an Ensign asking his name.

What do you think? Speak now to be heard and become immortalized for all trek time, lol.


CAPTAIN JEAN LUC PICARD
FIRST CONTACT



Even the name sounds cool, Star Trek Picard - so much is right about it. The USS Enterprise represents true hope, vast technology, and service to humankind. According to Alex Kurtzman, we should not expect a reboot of Star Trek TNG but rather expect a more psychological show about a man in his twilight years, the hero we need right now. 

What are you hoping for when you switch on Star Trek Picard?

Live Long and my Trekker Friends, Picard is back!


Monday, May 20, 2019

TO BOLDLY GO AND DISCOVER

Uss Discovery Ncc 1031
Discovery, Futurism and Safety. The Galaxy is a big place but luckily for us our world has sunlight, gravity and h20 which sustains happy earthers and makes life possible. However all is not as it seems. Not everything is clearly marked. For instance theres no sign-posts in space.

While few of us wonder where the cosmos came from or why nature is the way it is, Star Trek has loads of UFP spacefaring organizations. Many have bright leaders like Starfleet who look towards the future. The very bad I will not identify because they are militant and might send their loyal henchmen to get me, lol. Several have unique signs and symbols but who are they?
BORG

are you afraid to boldly go.....where no trekker has gone before?

Do you feel afraid or safe in our Terran Solar System?
UNITED FEDERATION
OF PLANETS

USS ENTERPRISE COMMAND

 Which signs and symbols can you identify from this space faring United Federation of Plantets?




Here is a list of the Federations finest explorers in the Galaxy, Impressive isn't it? I'm sure you can think of more....


Uss Discovery Ncc 1031
Starfleet Command logo
USS Enterprise NCC 1701
USS Enterprise Command
Starfleet Academy Logo
United Federation of Planets Emblem
Vulcan Idic
Klingon Empire
Bajoran Faith
Romulan Star Empire
Ferengi Alliance
Cardassian Union
Symbol of Domion
Borg

USS DISCOVERY NCC 1031

Live Long and prosper my trekker friends!

Monday, May 13, 2019

STAR TREK QUOTES

Star Trek has impacted on popular culture with phrases and quotes from the show infecting us, Yes! Thats means you and me. Haven't you noticed? Yes or No? maybe you're an unbeliever? So we're skeptical at first and undecided with unbelief!

GOOD HONEST HATRED, VERY REFRESHING
KOR



 Thats why our heroes commanding the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 are roaming the universe spreading the good word. STAR TREK LIVES! Now Trek communication has taken grip of our everyday lives via our conversations through those gadget thingies everyones staring at especially at fan conventions. Iphones they call them. Almost everyone knows the Star Trek lingo, stating logical facts or hellsfire in heated moments of passion.

But who said what?   Which one is your favorite?

All hands Battle Stations!
Beam me up, Scotty!
Fascinating.
Hes dead Jim.
I'm a doctor not a bricklayer!
Hailing frequencies open.
Engage!
Make it so.
Resistance is futile.
KHAAAAAAAAANNN!

Live long and Prosper!  :) my trekker friends!

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

STAR TREK DISCOVERYS ONGOING MISSION

Science Fiction and in particular Star Trek is important. Consider all the great novels and movies produced in the 20st century and leading into the 21st. Theres no shortage of Sci-Fi works to discover by any of the greats. Isaac Asimov, H.G.Wells, Arthur C. Clarke. Robert Heinlein was often called the "dean of science fiction writers".  J.R.R. Tolkien sequel, "Lord of the Rings" is a best seller with over 150 million copies sold, Dune is another winning a nebula, I Robot was made into a blockbuster movie.



 World building is essential and when you're telling a Star Trek story, you're creating a multi episode arc thats physically one long story... Its really vital that writers know what it is before the telling begins and better again knowing the ending is fantastic!!! Star Trek Discovery has these fascinating elements and we're now into 29 episodes at a cost of 300 million dollars to make the show.

The question I'm putting to you trekkers is how do you rate Star Trek Discovery's dialogue? because the writing... what do you think? some say its dreadful..... while others some say its jolly good fun.... so which is it? So lets examine these clues without begrudging anyone.

So why not go further some say.... lets rip off an original Sci Fi concept or name from an already published book and while we're at it - remember to read it! That way we get the elements of the plot right?..... well now thats unfair I say.



Its a well established fact copycats plagiarize (which Google hates) but I don't know about the movie business and storytelling, that kind of thing takes it a level further or so some say. So what do you believe Trekkers? Is it time to Trekkinate the plagurators? Has David Mack Book titled Star Trek Section 31 - "Control" been used for Star Trek Discovery?

Some might say "ripped off" but hold on now, thats rash speculation? Odds are high CBS own the rights to Macks book, so what do you say? How do you rate Star Trek Discovery from 1 to 10?

Should CBS writers be congratulated for their hard scientific imagination boldly blowing up where no starship has gone before!

Live Long and Prosper my trekker friends

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

STAR TREK DISCOVERY SEASON 1 AND 2

Mercifully season 2 of Star Trek Discovery has ended. But heres a puzzle. Discoveries Season 1 vs Season 2... So which gets your thumbs up? or Maybe having your brain amputated is a better idea. So lets examine these Star Trek mysteries in closer detail. Season 1 kicked off with Brian Fuller and Nicholas Meyer at the helm boldly exploring events set a decade before the original Star Trek series and following the crew of the USS Discovery during the Federation–Klingon war. Season two gives us the USS Discovery investigating seven mysterious signals. David Mack wrote a Star Trek Section 31 book titled Control.



Star Trek Discovery Season 2 have interesting plots... In terms of Star Trek cannon Discoveries episodes have no continuity. In terms of entertainment, fun and cheap laughs - hey join in with the comments! So lets get serious for a second, I wont take long...  The war between faith and science many ask....

The idea of the Red Angel spins into focus with a spiritual, much more religious Captain Pike. All thats scrapped once CBS/NETFLIX producers had a bargain basement grade terminator ripoff plot about control. So what in Terralysium is going on? Word is: Bestselling Star Trek author David Mack has written an exciting novel about Star Trek Section 31 His book "control" relates to artifical inteligence. So whats the kicker? Some say CBS owns the rights to Mack's book.... leaving him unable to sue...... for ripping off his best seller and doing such a ham job of it. So I guess Mack lost control? I dont know..... what do you think?




Macks A.I. plot is fascinating to be sure. Star Trek's Discovery, The latter half of the second season was one of the dumbest, most idiotic plotlines which rehashed an idea 30 years ago was already out dated but thats Star Trek Discovery for ya, this season...duh what?

 Then along comes Michael Burnams time travelling mother...go figure. Yeah she's the Red Angel, Here she is take a good look at those wings, aint she a beaut? So she took a church off the surface of the Earth and moved it like... get this a staggering 50 thousand light-years to start a new colony... like WHAT? How in Star Trek was that done I ask you my trekker friends?

 How do you transport a solid building full of humans, in a place of worship?, so like its a church!!!! and move it like jelly across 50K light years? They didn't have a spore drive right? Did Michael Burnams mother (Red Angel) have a time crystal built into her suit? It was like are you kidding me? Then you have this living entity.... this sphere which is in the galaxy. Apparently the Red Angel moves it into the flightpath of the starship Discovery. Was this thing alive? How did it store data and what was it? Does the crew of the starship USS Discovery NCC 1031 know what it was? The sphere entity was an A.I. but wanted more right?





 Do you think the sphere thing in Star Trek Discovery Season 2 wanted to become more of an A.I.? like what? seriously, but WHAT? does any of Star Trek Discovery make sense? . So like everyone is watching the show and I believe these questions need answers. So we're back to the SPHERE, unlike the Fesarius commanded by Captain Balok, the First federation or Vger - learn all that is learnable in the universe and Nomad.... does not compute, must analyse, error, error, must sterilize....

 You catch my drift these are all star trek's A.I's we understand and love but what is this Discovery Sphere about? We don't know, right! Do you? So it was going to send all its data to where? to the twilight zone perhaps and then? what do you think of Star Trek Discovery season 1 and 2? Are you a fan of the Red Angel, A.I.s or boldly exploring the universe?

Live long and Prosper my trekker friends

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Star Trek Time Travel

The crew of Star Trek's USS Enterprise NCC 1701 - A,B,C and D has traveled backwards and forwards in time, frozen in time or repeated moments of time over and over again... but how many? Well my trekker friends... hells bells, how can we be sure? because we've got 13 movies, 7 Star Trek series and encounters with temporal anomalies, Thats a lot of Star Trek isn't it? So to begin, let examine TNG today and follow up with TOS, DS9, VGR, ENT,TAS, and Star Trek Discovery later on.


Star Trek The Next Generation
Time Travel Episodes:

1. All Good Things
2. Captains Holiday
3. Cause and Effect 
4. Firstborn
5. Tapestry
6. Time Squared
7. Yesterdays Enterprise
8. Times Arrow
9. A matter of Time
10. We'll always have Paris (Temporal anomaly)
11. Timescape


I couldn't leave out Leonard's Stories about time, I know I'm being illogical... but its cool to think his spirit is time travelling out there somewhere. What do you think? Which is you favorite episode? Can you think of any others?

Live Long and Prosper my Trekker Friends








Wednesday, April 10, 2019

STAR TREK DISCOVERS HEAVEN AND HELL

Hugo Award winner, Nebula Award winner and friend of Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov is considered one of the Big Three Sci Fi writers of all time. He stated as a matter of fact what I am about to share with you now.


ISAAC ASIMOV
You may disagree or have an emotional outburst like Carol Marcos in Star Trek 2009 or Dr McCoy ST TOS, so I must warn you... Asimov's scientific core beliefs are not to be taken lightly. This guy was a charismatic character and one of my heroes I guess, who used sound reasoning and logic but he was also an atheist.


So if you're religious, you may wish to disengage from star trekking today. SPOILER ALERT::::

"When I die, I don't believe in Heaven or Hell. There will be nothingness, that I firmly believe."

ALICE EVE AKA CAROL MARCUS - STAR TREK 2009
 Now lets analyse Isaac Asimov's fundamentalist belief very closely. As humanists we hope and believe in pleasure often chased by pain because we're mortal and have fears. Dying being one. For millions of us "Pain is the fire in which we burn" Dr Soran's character in Star Trek Generations said this.

Fires burn but eventually extinguish, don't they? so pain can't last! Pain must get better, right?! Thats give us hope at least that the afterlife exists!!! Heaven is real, God almighty forgives and awaits those who believe. Now I bet you're happy. I can tell, so this is a good time to beam up.


STEPHEN HAWKING
I'm sorry my trekker friends. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse... Theres bad news. It pains me to point out, one of the undisputed smartest Scientists, in the world (now deceased) - Stephen Hawking has stated otherwise.

"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

 So what do you think now my friends? How can this reality be true?  It just can't get any worse... I mean whats right about it? but sadly I'm afraid it doesn't look good for us believers. Gene Roddenberry was known to be a humanistic atheist or agnostic.,,, but all logical indications appear to prove otherwise that God might... well....be out there.... somewhere?  can this really be true?

Well there you have it.

THE SEARCH FOR GOD


Are you a believer in God Almighty? How can our human brains understand or communicate with the "creator of the universe" when we've never seen him or her? What value does 3 dimensional thinking have in an alien 11 dimensions? How does God separate the bad guys from the good guys? Is there any germ of sense in our current humanist beliefs beyond Earth?

See that navigation thingy down there? press engage, comment and your words will be immortalized for all time! Perhaps God will stop by to read! Have you ever seen  Captain James T. Kirk. Jean Luc Picard, Katryn Janeway or Benjamin Sisco teaming up against Godlike entities in the Galaxy? How shocked are you to discover men of Science and Star Trek humanist Gene Roddenberry are all atheists?

Live Long and Prosper, my Trekker Friends.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

TO BOLDLY DRINK WITH A TWIST

No matter where one boldly goes in the universe, at the end of the day it means a lot to have somewhere... out there... we can call home. Its why Starfleet wants us to sign up!


 So guess what? I did, hehe (just playing with ya, trekkers) but still... Its nice to kick back with a cocktail or enjoy a beer with some Starfleet buddies during R&R... or perhaps curling up with a cup of tea and a good book is more your style... unless of course ur a geek and prefer the intimacy of computers. Either way, the Star Trek galaxy has numerous beverage options to fire up the hottest of party revelers.

QUESTIONS:
Which drink fits your mood? Name the alcoholic beverage Captain Picard toasted with Captain Scott on his "Enterprise" given him by Guinan. What did Worf call a warriors drink? Which is your favorite drink?

Saurian Brandy  .....  TOS The Man Trap/TNG Bloodlines/DS9 Emissary
Romulan Ale  .....  Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan
Andorian Ale  .....  ENT Cease Fire/ Babel One
Tranya  .....  TOS  The Corbomite Maneuver/ DS9 Facets
Synthehol  .....  TNG  Relics
Bloodwine  .....  VGR The Killing Game/ DS9 Apocalypse Rising
Aldebaran Whiskey  .....  TNG Relics
Prune Juice  ...  TNG Yesterdays Enterprise; DS9 The Way of the Warrior
Earl Grey Tea (Hot)  .....  TNG Contagion
Coffee  .....  DS9 Whispers/ Duet / VGR Hunters
Antarian Cider  .....  VGR Shattered
Bajoran Spring Wine  .....  DS9 Ferengi Love Songs / Return to Grace
Samarian Sunset  .....  TNG Conundrum
Slusho  .....  Star Trek 2009

HERE'S TO YOU LADDIE
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy would have been 88 today. He was such an inspiration to millions of fans. His legacy will Live Long and Prosper and Fascinate all.

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.
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