Monday, May 16, 2022

STAR TREK - THE ARSENAL OF FREEDOM

Hi Trekkers, I've been watching Star Trek TNG again which makes this the 3rd time! round the United Federation of Planets again. 😁

In episode 121, THE ARSENAL OF FREEDOM, The USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D is following up on clues which eventually lead to a technologically advanced world called Minos. The mystery is... what happened to everybody on the planet?

  When Picard and co are greeted by holograms, The 607 salesman seen here is automatically activated and so full of his "extra firepower, complete weapons systems" talk, you'd never guess this technological defence wizard killed everyone on the planet including his creators.  

607 SALESMAN

 So when the Enterprise-D away team beam down, Riker is greeted by a techno knock off imitating his friend Paul Rice in the jungle who is in fact..... one of the planets deadly weapon systems. So can this possibly get any worse? Well yes it does for starters Riker gets snared in a techno bubble trapping him. This meant the Captain had to beam down leaving Geordi in charge of the Enterprise-D. 

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PAUL RICE


 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!

ECHO PAPPA SERIES


 Crusher is hurt by her fall into the Cavern, Meanwhile killer defence technology is 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 NOT? ITS A MACHINE ISN'T IT?


Why the doctor and Captain beam down is a mystery, after plunging 50 feet into a Cavern, poor Beverly struggles for her dear life. Its cool when Picard asks for options and Beverly beats Data with the answer!

PICARD: Give me some options, Data, quickly.
CRUSHER: Why don't you just shut it off?
PICARD: Is that possible?
CRUSHER: Why not? It's a machine, isn't it?
PICARD: Shut it off.
SALESMAN: Why? You haven't seen half of what this beauty can do.
PICARD: We've seen enough.
SALESMAN: Does that mean you're going to buy it?
PICARD: Yes. Yes, we've seen enough. You've made a sale.
SALESMAN: You won't be sorry.

  Meanwhile Laforge is in starship command faced with a huge challenge, as the planet soon begins attacking the ship as well!!!!!

MINOS DRONES TARGETING USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701-D FOR TERMINATION 


 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. USS Enterprise-D "beam down" away-team or 
2. Minos search and destroy superior firepower drones?

Question: What did Picard do to save everyone from extermination?



Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

STAR TREK PICARD - GUINAN IS BACK

Whoopi Goldberg (Oscar and Golden Globe Winner) aka Guinan aboard the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D in Star Trek the Next Generation is back. Thats right. Goldberg who has massive fans across the world and her awards speak for themselves was invited by Patrick Stewart himself onto the new Star Trek series.


PICARD AND GUINAN 
PATRICK STEWART AND WHOOPI GOLDBERG

"Guinan" stars in Star Trek Picard opposite the character Picard "your answers are not in the stars and they never have been" which adds spiritual realism boldly going where no-one has gone before on two levels. 1) Goldberg appeared 29 times already in Star Trek TNG as Guinan centuries older and wise beyond her years. She looks great for 100 in Times Arrow 2) now here she is again with the "Picard" 400 years younger but in a different timeline.


2024 400 YEARS EARLIER GUINAN
IDO AGHAVERE


  Ido Aghayere steps into the role as Jean Luc's "oldest friend" Guinan in season 2 episode 4 in "Watcher"  She plays the divergence 2024 version of Guinan in a  timeline trekkers won't remember because the "new Guinan" timeline  hasn't occurred. The reason we know this to be true is Q (John De Lancie) has been messing around with time again up to his old tricks again!. So instead of the United Federation of Planets we see a divergence and Confederation of Planets!


PICARD 
CONFEDERATION OF PLANETS





How many seasons will Star Trek Picard have?

Three seasons

MARCH 6, 2022 - It's looking like more and more of a certainty that Star Trek: Picard will end with just three seasons. Picard showrunner Terry Matalas shared a photo from the set over the weekend, seemingly saying goodbye “forever” to Star Trek: Picard.


GUINAN AND DATA IN TIMES ARROW


In the US, Star Trek: Picard season 2 is out now on Paramount Plus, with new episodes releasing every Thursday. Viewers outside of the US can watch season 2 now on Amazon Prime Video. New episodes hit the platform every Friday, the day after they air on Paramount+.

Is Star Trek: Picard coming to Netflix?

Exclusive: Star Trek's Discovery And Picard are Coming To Netflix.

Do you think Guinan is a Time Lord like Dr Who?

Guinan has had dealings with Q and the Continuum. Why is  Q afraid of her?


Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

Monday, January 31, 2022

STAR TREK TNG 'THE PRICE'

Hi Trekkers, Star Trek TNG episode "The price" is hosting a bunch of dignitaries aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D. Its interesting to discover who has their eyes on the Barzan wormhole. Smooth talking Betazoid negotiator Rals shenanigans with Deanna Troi's was just sheer co-incidence right? I don't think so. I mean it can't be easy being the Enterprise-D counsellor. 


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So with the Barzans gathered and the greedy Ferengis around who slings his hook into Deanna? Ral. His plan (being an empath himself) was to sway the bidders emotions like he was doing with Deanna. 

Meanwhile Geordi La Forge and Data  find out the "wormhole shortcut" joining the Gamma Quadrant and the delta Quadrant together isn't so stable. Would have been real neat too. A cool 200 light years shaved off starship spaceflight if the wormhole hadn't been rife with subatomic fluctuations. Yup, it was a dud. Only the Ferengi found out too late! 

 Something very strange is happening to this wormhole



 

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