Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Go On Take The Trekker Test - Questions and Answers.

Go On Take The Trekker Test - Questions and Answers.

1.How many worlds has admiral Jarok visited before he turned defector and fled to the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D?

2. In what year was the term Science Fiction invented?

3. Who flung Emperor Palpatine down the star destroyers reactor shaft and why?

4.What is the composition of Commander Data's upper spinal column?

5. In what year was Science Fiction born?

6. What is Worf's last name? (human) Spelling Errors Allowed.

7. What are the 3 laws of Robotics?

8. Who is the meanest Sci-Fi Pirate in the Galactic Universe?

9. In 1912, three science fiction writers went down with the Titanic. What are their names?

10. What is the difference in the measurement between Picard's left and right eyes?

11. How many times does holodeck matter leave the holodeck intact aboard captain Picard's Enterprise?

12. Which sci fi character in Star Trek TNG said "Sir, I protest. I am not a merry man."

13. Lieutenant Reginald Barclay 's IQ grew to what fantastic levels during the Nth Degree?

14. What is the registry of the U.S.S. Victory on stardates 44664.5 to 44668.1?

15. The Rite of Passage in the Klingon Empire is known by what name? What special right does the ceremony allow Klingons exercise?

Here are the answers for the "Trekker Test" I posted earlier in August. Hooray!

1. Admiral Jarok has visited more than a hundred worlds.
2. In 1929 the term Science Fiction is invented. Before 1929 allot of proto SF was written by authors under such genres as Utopias, Scientific Romances, (Hmmm.... I wonder, now that does sound curious.) Fantastic Voyages, Lost World Tales, etc.
3. Dark Lord of the Galaxy, Darth Vader flung Emperor Palpatine down the Star Destroyer's reactor shaft 'cause Vader couldn't bear losing Luke Skywalker at the hands of the evil hoodie with the force lightening fingers.
4. Commander Data's upper spinal column is made of a poly alloy.
5. In 1818 Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" is published. Science Fiction is born.
6. Worf – son of Mogh, of the Klingon House of Martok, of the Human family Rozhenko; On a technicality you could say Worf's last name is Rozhenko although he does'nt use the surname to identify himself.

7. Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics are:
I. A robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
II. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the first law.
III. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second laws.
Fourth Law of Robotics

8. Darth Vader is the meanest, determined Sci-Fi Pirate in the cosmos.
9. Three SF writers - John Jacob Astor, Jacques Futrelle and W.T. Stead went down on the Titanic.
10. Picard's right eye is 00.4 higher than his left. (The unit of measurement refers to either millimeters or centimeters.)
11. Holodeck matter leaves Picard's Enterprise-D holodeck four times. A wealthy socialite kisses Picard in "The Big Goodbye" Her lipstick is still on his face when he's on the Enterprise and Beverly wipes it off. Wesley plays snowball with one of his buddies and land one on Picard when the Captain is standing outside the holodeck doors. HaHa! Wesley gets soaked after falling in the holodeck stream, poor kid, runs into Captain Picard and drips water all over the Enterprise's carpet outside the holodeck doors! Picard's unimpressed! The water should'nt be there. Data brings a holodeck piece of paper of the U.S.S. Enterprise drawn on it to Captain Picard who's in the Conference Room. It should have dematerialized.
12. Worf Protested to playing the fool for Q's amusement. Sir, I protest. I am not a merry man.
13. Lieutenant Reginald Barclay 's IQ grew to 1250 to 1450 during the Nth Degree.
14. U.S.S. Victory Registration on stardates 44664.5 to 44668.1 is Ncc 9754
15. The rite of passage in the Klingon Empire is when a klingon attains the spiritual rank of warrior.. Age of Ascension.

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

K'mpec's Dead Long Live Gowron.

Robert O' Reilly is one of Star Trek's exciting Klingon Characters. He plays Gowron, son of M'rel in Star Trek-TNG episode Reunion who as one of the two bloodthirsty contenders for the leadership of the High Council makes his challenge aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-D laying claim to the Klingon Empire with Captain Picard as mediator. The other challenger is the shifty Klingon Duras. Stalling for time is'nt exactly Picard's style but the chancellor of the Klingon Empire and Leader of the High Council, K'mpec has been fighting off the grim reaper's evil grip for days now. Time is short and Sto-vo-kor's warriors are smiling down on K'mpec.

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Abassador K'Ehleyr, K'mpec's aide beams over from the flagship Vorn and tells Picard that the Klingon Empire is on the brink of civil war.. Klingon against klingon. Unless the Enterprise-D handles the "Klingon situation" Kronos will erupt ito whats sure to be a terrifying struggle for power dragging in neighbouring planets and eventually the precious Federation. K'mpec's still alive but has been poisoned with veridium six. He tells Picard aboard the Vorn that theres no cure. The dying Klingon leader wants Jean Luc Picard to Arbitrate the power struggle after hes snuffed it. Picard's trys to worm his way out but no-one else can be trusted! Now its Picard's duty to investigate which candidate murdered K'mpec using this sneaky slow acting poison and desinate a ruler for the glorious Empire!

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Sto-vo-cor forbid should a sneaky, dishonourable Klingon ever be allowed to rule the Empire! Veridium six smacks of Romulans!! Picard was in the deep deep sh--. Up to his neck in it and he could'nt talk his way out of this one. HaHa! This is great science fiction with a mystery and characters gradually unfolding in a wonderful humanistic plot with worf tying them together. This material sets the ground work for Deepspace Nine, the darkest of all the Star Treks giving the spinoff series substance to work from with and an exhilerating, fighting Klingon character, Worf aka Michael Dorn.

Picard initiates the Ja'chuq much to Duras and Gowron's maddening outrage which delays matters long enough to snare K'mpec's murderous pahtk!! Worf springs into action and settles old scores in Reunion. The year is 2367 During this sci-fi year, Gowron's appointed chancellor. In 2368 Gowron's Leadership of the High Council is confirmed when he crushed the rebellion led by the cunning Duras sisters Lursa and B'Etor. The Duras family are powerful but women cannot serve on the council, so the Klingon lovelies present Duras's illegitimate son!!! Toral, who the sisters claim is Duras's rightful heir. Gowron is sickened.

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In a flash the madmans crazed eyes are alight with hatred and a depraved grin appears on his face. Gowron leaps from his council throne with his warriors d'k tahg in his hand.... A boy leader up for the High Council! "Don't make me laugh" sneers Gowron as he breaks up chortling. Toral is defiant but unnerved.

Gowron continues "What harlets lair did you find him in Lursa?" Humiliation is written all over Toral's face. Gowron rejects the insolent klingon boy and the council is split. This Klingon scoundrel Gowron became chancellor of the Empire and managed Kronos during civil war in the face of Dominion and Romulan interference. Gowron is a true Klingon warrior until about 2375 when he begins reckless battle strategies against the Dominion fighting a losing battle at the expense of his own warriors. Deepspace Nine's "Tacking Into The wind" sees an epic battle waged between two adversaries which snuffed out one of my favourite trekkie characters. sob, sniff. I'm still in shock.

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Star Trek K'Ehleyr Teaser

In Star Trek TNG episode "the emissary", the probe that delivers K'Ehleyr has its origins in which Star Trek Feature Films?

Spock's Mark VI Tube. Image Owner/Creator: Paramount Pictures or CBS Paramount Television.

Khan Noonien Singh. Image Owner/Creator: Paramount Pictures or CBS Paramount Television.

Ambassador K'Ehleyr. Image Owner/Creator: Paramount Pictures or CBS Paramount Television.

Fierce Warrior Worf. Owner/Creator: Paramount Pictures or CBS Paramount Television.

Remember K'Ehleyr would'nt reciprocate Ke-hong ji! with warrior Worf?, well here's their heated exchange of words after the klingons got intimate on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D Holodeck.

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies!

Friday, November 02, 2007

U.S.S. Enterprise Starship Surprises

Seven U.F.P. starships have carried the name Enterprise and with each ship came a crew of highly skilled individuals dedicated to their duty and captain. In Federation history, only a few of these Starfleet ships had a really distinguished service, notably the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701- A, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701 - D, and the Enterprise NX-01.

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The first Enterprise NX-01 embarked from Earth in 2151 with a high powered innovative warp five engine designed by Zefram Cochrane and Henry Archer. These were exhilarating days for Earth's Starfleet earthies and our pointy eared, Vulchies who forged new friendships in an era that would later form as the United Federation of Planets in 2161. Jonathan Archer drew the lucky straw and got to command the Enterprise NX-01. This sleek revolutionary ship paved the way with impressive technologies commonplace on federation starships today. The Enterprise NX-01 was no longer a literal flight of fantasy.

The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 is the second starship to bear the name. She was launched in 2245 from San Francisco Yards orbiting Earth and destroyed in 2285 by Kirk's hand to prevent "a lethal weapon of ultimate power" from falling into enemy Klingons hands. The USS Enterprise has become legendary thoughout the galaxy. She has had five captains. Capt Robert April first commanded her. On April 7th 2250 Capt April returned the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701 to Earth.

The Enterprise 1701 was neither lost or destroyed during her first 5 year mission of intergalactic exploration. This fact wasn't lost on Earth's citizens and elevated April's ship and crew to the status of living legends. So you see, this USS Enterprise became every fleshling's symbol of hope and inspiration in the quadrant. Starfleet Academy was swarmed with applications that year.

The USS Enterprise 1701 was the only survivor out of twelve Constitution class starships to return to Earth! Trekkies know starship dangers are commonplace in space. Its not unusual for enemy photon torpedoes and phaser blasts to break the ice between foes, followed by talks and negotiations with Picard doing his "we are a vessel of peaceful exploration" bit and Captain Kirk firing phasers first and asking questions later.

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In 2251, Captain Christopher Pike took the Enterprise 1701 out for two more five year missions at the helm before Kirk. We see Pike in Star Treks "The Cage" TOS and in the Menagerie. Under General Order 7 it was forbidden to visit Talos IV. Why? and heres the shocker....... our benevolent Federation has as of 2267 the only death penalty still left on its books.

Its true! (My heart goes out to those trekkies still in shock by this news) Viewers learn about talosians and their unusual ability to project illusions in the Menagerie Part 1 and 2. (which airs on the 13th and 15th of November in cinemas across America and Canada) Starfleet sees this as a threat and in true military style forbids contact but we can still rely on good old Spock, can't we?

Next, we come to the architect and mastermind Captain James T. Kirk. This guy commanded the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701 during his rein of "peace" against the Klingons, Romulans, mad men, meglomaniac computers, powerful entities, a crazy lizard gorn and many others with the help of federation firepower. Kruge's second in command called Kirk's Enterprise a "battleship" which Kirk has used in combat to eliminate assassins when all else failed. (Not to mention blowing stuff to bits! Yeah!! Go Kirk, Go Kirk, You Are The Man.)

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Commander Kruge saw Kirk's ship as an opportunity to bring the mighty Federation to its knees. The starship had after all "a weapon of ultimate power and destruction." known as the Genesis device, capable of creating and destroying entire worlds. The Enterprise 1701 was equipped with 14 science labs, 23 decks and a skilled crew, a miracle worker, photon torpedoes and phaser banks, Kirk took the Enterprise 1701 where none had ever boldly dared to go before.

James Tiberius Kirk's first five year mission lasted from 2264 to 2269 with Star Trek The Motion Picture and Captain Willard Decker in 2273. In 2286 the constitution U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-A (third starship to bear the name) was commissioned and placed under Captain Kirk's command by the Federation Council and Starfleet Command. Kirk's crew saved Earth on numerous occasions from rogue villains, lunatic machines, and evil space entities. These facts demonstrated to the citizens of the federation just how dangerous starship exploration really was and as a result the starship Enterprise became famous overnight.

Captain Picard's Galaxy Class Enterprise NCC 1701-D was the flagship of flagships. This ship was beautiful. Picard's Enterprise got thrashed in Veridian III space by a defective twenty year old Klingon bird of prey. Lursa and B'Etor ran rings around Commander William Riker and had fun blowing the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D to shreds. I was fuming at Enterprise's Number 1 who was calling the shots while Picard was on the Planet below. If I wanted to be mean, I could blame the Flagship of the Federation becoming a sitting duck because counsellor Troi was at the helm. That was Rikers fatal error which eventually condemned the ship. Meanwhile Geordi La Forge was losing it big time in Main Engineering.

What would the real Captain have done? In a nanosecond, Picard would have scarpered over to the helm and warped the Enterprise-D out of danger himself. I have to admit, I had a few emotional outbursts of my own that day. By now, poor Enterprise-D is really shagged and the Duras Sisters luck eventually runs out thanks to WORF, so what does Riker do next? He slams the Enterprise-D into the planet below, So yes, we can totally blame Riker for wrecking the Enterprise-D.

Under Captain Kirk's command the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701 gathered the masses and made the daily Trek News. Our trek heroes explored sci fi's fabric of reality employing faster than light engines, warp speeds, teleportation transporters, shuttlecraft, weapons and defensive systems, turbolifts, matter/antimatter engines, inertial damping fields, jefferies tubes, deflector shields, tractor beams, duotronic computers (designed by Richard Daystrom in 2243,) sensor arrays, medical facilities, engineering systems and crew quarters designed to specific Starfleet specifications.

I think Kirk should definitely have put in a word about the jefferies tubes. Why are they so small? Even Captain Picard should have considered it his duty and put in a special report to Starfleet about the design flaw and health risks to the crew. I wonder why they never did? after all there were five captains of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 and NCC 1701-A combined. Strange isn't it?

Live Long and Prosper Trekkies!

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