Monday, September 07, 2020

EVERYONE MATTERS - STAR TREKS SCIENTIFIC FUTURE GIVES US HOPE

 Hi Trekkers! In an age of tongue twisting technobabble getting your trekkie on at a Star Trek convention was such an enjoyable experience. Enthusiastic fans looking towards the stars, concerned about our little world have Star Treks scientific future to cling onto for hope. Even though some say Star Wars resurrected the franchise I say, hold on!!! Everyone matters. 

Yes, eager Star Trek fans with Paramount concerns trekking across earth want to be counted too. Don't forget us! Curious sciencefictionist  explorers we are boldly going seeking out new friends on new "civilizations" who love the fundamentalism of Star Trek. 




Lots of us will remember the 90's and well into 2000's when Star Trek engaged the hearts and minds of every living trekker on earth. Mr Spocks respect for science and Uhuras honeyed voice opening up sub-space frequencies -  Last year more than 200,000 tickets sold for New Yorks Comic Con with San Diego seeing 135,000 attendees at its in person convention for the year.


For a while it was beginning to feel like Star Trek ruled the globe. Along came CBS, Netflix streaming, Amazon Prime and Crave TV. Its a widely enjoyed phenomena that Star Trek celebrities united the fans who immediately go to conventions packed with lovable mysterious monsters etc and geek out.



We enjoyed the fun chats, Q and Answers with the stars, high fives, photo shots, autograph signings and news updates.



Today as the covid19 pandemic sweeps across the earth dozens of Star Trek celebs have lined up for Virtual Trek Con.... Trekker to Sci-fi fan its not quite the same is it? 



Nevertheless, the message is clear, stay safe. 


The last Virtual fan convention Variety reported ran from 22-26 was no more exciting than enjoying a nice cup of tea. To answer this question logically, Twitter tweets for Comic-Con@Home have nosedived to 93,681. 



Virtual Star Trek convention have slashed fan numbers by 95% so far (for 2020 ) Where did the live convention fans go? Apparently no-ones tweeting much on Twitter anymore (about pure Star Trek excitement because well...... lets just say the buzz has died) compared to 5 days in 2019. The figures speak for themselves 1,719,000 vs 93,681




So Trekkers, with Star Trek Streaming and Virtual Fan Conventions on the menu this year.... at least we're not having gravy with our ham salad while watching Star Wars on TV.



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


Star Trek or Star Wars? go on now don't be shy..... 

Which Star Trek show rocks your boat, CLASSIC, TNG, PICARD OR DISCOVERY?

So what impact are virtual fan cons  having on peoples lives vs the noisy Star Trek conventions of the past year? 



Live Long and Prosper, my Friends.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

WHO MADE THESE STAR TREK INSULTS AND RETORTED?

Hi Trekkers, here are 5 clever one liners from our favorite Star Trek Classic and Star Trek the Next Generation TV shows. 

Quotes like these will seem pretty obvious for fans of Science Fiction but test yourself. Go on you'll be surprised.  Its a simple enough quiz of sorts but can you match these faces to the statements? I bet you can! Now make it so


QUESTION: 

WHICH BADASS STAR TREK CHARACTER MADE THE FOLLOWING POKES?

(WORF, RIKER, Q, DR MCCOY AND K'EHlEYR) in mixed order....

1. Eat any good books lately?

2. God I liked him better before he died.

3. Whereas others take a simpler approach. Say nothing.

4. When one does not have the words

5. Only a veruul would use such language in public.

HERE ARE THE likely SUSPECTS

SUGGESTIONS?


WORF
RIKER

Q

DR McCOY

KEHLEYR


SO WHO SAID WHAT? GOT ANY FAVORITES? WHAT IS A VERUUL? 

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER TREKKERS

Monday, August 03, 2020

STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION - CHAIN OF COMMAND


Captain Picard is great for talking his way out of trouble but in Star Trek's Chain of Command, this is the episode which establishes TNG far beyond a kids TV show. It's rated in the top five of all TNG episodes. Yes, we can always rely on the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D diplomacy, tough talk, and we come in peace boldly going where no-one has gone before... Trouble is when Dr Crusher, Lt Worf and Picard beam down to Celtris 3 on a secret search and destroy mission our three buddies bite off more than they can chew.....
WORF, PICARD, BEVERLY

To begin the Cardassian lab developing metagenic weapons isn't there!!! What in great space? so the covert operation was based on Cold War misinformation. A hoax! We soon learn why when Worf and Crusher escape during the Cardassian ambush leaving Picard high and dry captured and at the mercy of one of Cardassias notorious torturers, Interrogator Gul Madred. also played the assassinated Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek the Undiscovered Country

GUL MADRED



Picard faces his finest darkest hour, abandoned by the USS Enterprise (now commanded by Captain Edward Jellico) injected with truth drugs yet still refused to spill about Federation Defense plans cos like he didn't know the Top Secret stuff, right! 

So Gul Madred sees red and goes mad! He tortures the good captain for his own sadistic pleasure. (exactly like the head chef where I work) I guess you might call it a trick of the mind - this type of trickery involved manipulating the captain to reveal his knowledge and thus break his spirit. (oh yes then Madred has a torture device.) "Forgive me, I take no pleasure but I must demonstrate this." (YEAH SURE! ) 

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