Monday, May 19, 2008

Cruel Karu Calls Trekkies Braindead!!

Cruel Karu passed down a cruel sentence of damnation against all Trekkies and Trekkers in our galactic universe recently, it saddened me to think an earthling could be so bitter towards us. For his sake, I hope a Trekkie doesn't track him down and shoot the evil blasphemer with a phaser set at full stun, our people know how to deal with Trekkie treachery. Here are evil Karu's words, its blasphemy I say, just reading it crucifies my Trekkie feelings. Here are cruel Karu's words:

"This much for a load of fictional nonsense. just modern mythology thats all.
Trekkies are brain dead people, go get a life. Warp engines ?? Warp 10 ?? not in a Million years... Physics doesn't allow it you IDIOTS!!!"

Its clear the guy actually hates Trekkies, why he's even commenting on a Star Trek subject is beyond me. The good news is Trekkie Jonn, obviously a creature of pure logical reasoning has decided to educate Karu with the facts.

Karu said, "This much for a load of fictional nonsense. just modern mythology thats all. Trekkies are brain dead people, go get a life.
Warp engines ?? Warp 10 ?? not in a Million years... Physics doesn't allow it you IDIOTS!!!"

"Before you call anyone an idiot, please be kind enough to go back to your high school days and remember that while warp drive may be impossible according to Newtonian physics, it is merely improbable according to Einsteinium physics. Very big difference."

I like your style Jonn, real nice piece of logic. My advice to Karu is: get a phaser and sleep with it under your pillow. The Trekkies are coming to get you!

Live Long and Prosper Aliens and Trekkies

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Star Trek XI Movie Buzz

Edward Ott my blogger pal fused trekkie synergy into my brain cells recently which got me thinking. His question was straight to the point, "so any opinions on the new movie that they are making?" My answer to your question Edward is: I've watched enough Star Trek clips to know JJ Abrams believes in what he's doing. I was initially sceptical because he confessed to the Star Wars thing .

Comic Con 2007 broke the ice when Abrams admitted to being drawn to the dark side of the Force. Star Warsians and Trekkies live at opposite ends of the galactic rainbow so live and let live, we're all Science Fiction fans, especially when we meet at the conventions.

Abrams obviously wants to connect with fans, besides it creates a happy buzz about the whole Star Trek XI movie experience when showbiz people share stuff with us.

Heres a clip with Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy who star in the film.

In a statement of his J J Abrams says:

 "If there's something I'm dying to see, it's the brilliance and optimism of (Gene) Roddenberry's world brought back to the big screen," said Abrams. "Alex and Bob wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon, but charts its own course. Our goal is to make a picture for everyone — life-long fans and the uninitiated. Needless to say, I am honoured and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek."

"Star Trek XI" won't just be a film for trekkers. Bring along your whole family because according to the top brass it'll be a picture for everyone. Its a fair bet JJ will produce a a movie with the usual explosions, and attention to detail with the USS Enterprise 1701 commanded by Christopher Pike,

(Kirk's predecessor) aka Bruce Greenwood. The word is the USS Enterprise will be involved in a showdown or rescue mission of some kind, with an elder Spock attempting to change the timeline.

The villain "Nero" is played by Eric Bana. Its likely Nero travels to the past to create strife and upheaval for the crew of the USS Enterprise 1701. Spock discovers his plans and tries to to stop him, I guess some mind melding will be in order!

According to IMDB's cast its evident a missile launcher and vulcan bullies come into play, the word is one of the villians takes a pot shot at the USS Enterprise and she crash lands on a planet somewhere! Of course missile launchers have been used in past star trek movies to blow up stars and in Star Trek 3 the Genesis device was the ultimate "doomsday weapon" according to the evil klingon commander Kruge.

Trailers reveal the Enterprise is built from scratch at ground level but what if the USS Enterprise is only being repaired after a terrible crash? Here a list of the cast from IMDB to whet your appetites.

IMDB Star Trek XI Movie Cast

Chris Pine ... Kirk

Zachary Quinto ... Spock

Eric Bana ... Nero

Winona Ryder ... Amanda Grayson

Zoe Saldana ... Nyota Uhura

Karl Urban ... Leonard 'Bones' McCoy

Bruce Greenwood ... Christopher Pike

John Cho ... Hikaru Sulu

Leonard Nimoy ... Spock

Simon Pegg ... Scotty

Anton Yelchin ... Pavel Chekov

Greg Ellis ... Chief Engineer Olson

Paul McGillion ...

Other cast:

Faran Tahir ... Capt. Robau

Rachel Nichols ... Orion

Jennifer Morrison ... Winona Kirk

Diora Baird ... The Green Girl

Jimmy Bennett ... Young Kirk

Tyler Perry ... Starfleet Academy Chief

Ben Cross ... Sarek

Clifton Collins Jr. ... Ayel

Christopher Doohan ... Starfleet Officer

Brad William Henke ... Uncle Frank

Margot Farley ... Stenographer

Lucia Rijker ... Romulan CO

Pavel Lychnikoff ...

Jacob Kogan ... Adolescent Spock

Jessica Lauren Richmond ... Flirty Cadette

Chris Hemsworth ... George Kirk

Kelvin Yu ... Med Tech

David Jean Thomas ... Vulcan Elder

Sufe Bradshaw ... Jessica

William Morgan Sheppard ... Science Minister

Spencer Daniels ... George Samuel Kirk Junior

Lorenzo James Henrie ... Vulcan Bully #1

Darlena Tejeiro ... Flight Officer

Marlene Forte ... Chief Transporter

Sabrina Morris ... Ensign Slater

Elizabeth Ingalls ... Nurse

Colby Paul ... Vulcan Bully #2

Massi Furlan ... Missile Launcher

Michelle Parylak ... Enterprise Bridge Crew Member

Sonita Henry ... Doctor

James Cawley ...

Jeffery Quinn ... Vulcan

Jonathan Dixon ... Weapons Officer

Paul Townsend ... Security officer

Antonio Elias ... Officer Pitts

Kasia Kowalczyk ... Kelvin Alien #1

Douglas Tait ... Brian

Tony Guma ... Bartender

Alex Nevil ... Scanning Officer

Tiffany Collie ... Starfleet Cadet

Paul Sass ... Starfleet Administrator

James Jolly ... Enterprise Bridge Crew Member

Live Long and Prosper Aliens and Trekkies!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My God Jim, He's Dead!


My God He's Dead Jim.
Image Creator/Owner: Paramount Pictures or CBS Paramount Television.

It looks like James Tiberius Kirk doesn't care about his fallen security guard but nothing could be further from the truth. I made up some dialogue to fit the photo, for a few laughs.

Dr McCoy: My God Jim, he's dead!!!

Captain Kirk: Ahhhh to heck with him Bones, we've got bigger problems to worry about like the "Eyes of Vaal" and besides. Theres plenty more where he came from.

Spock: I'm the tallest, it should have been me.

Yeoman: Captain, that poor man has a family, aren't we going to bury him?

Captain Kirk: Nahh. His body is just a useless empty shell, now come on people! We've got a mission to complete.

Chekov: Yes Captain.

Here's a classic example of one of the USS Enterprises Security guys in a red t-shirt whos been killed on the homeworld of Akuta's people, Gamma Trianguli VI in the classic episode "The Apple." In Star Trek TOS, the red t-shirt was simply bad luck! Security guards beaming down to planets wearing these jinxed uniforms were cursed, sometimes they never even made it back to the USS Enterprise.

Vaal is a ruling computerlike god shaped in the form of a cavernous mouth with fangs and red glowing eyes a sure sign hes getting angry. Kirk's landing party upsets the unnatural peaceful balance enjoyed on Gamma Trianguli and deciding to take matters into his own hands, Kirk breaks the prime directive! No surprise there. Akuta's people worship Vaal and feed him from the holy templelike altar. Vaal must be obeyed who in turn looks after the people on Gamma Trianguli VI. Kirk's crew soon learn some very strange facts about the planet and Vaal orders Akuta to take action!

Live Long and Prosper, Aliens and Trekkies!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Trekkie or Trekker?

I discovered a book recently called Star Trek Memories with a curiously entertaining summary written by Entertainment Weekly. At first I thought their judgement was in error because the term Trekologists was used to describe Star Trek fans, so I googled it and yes, its on the internet, along with trekster, trekkie and trekker. Gene Roddenberry, the shows creator has spoken about the fans much like a proud father would of his children which thankfully has shed much light on the subject. It should be noted earthlings are entitled to call themselves whatever they want.

Mr Spock on the other hand, would simply raise his eyebrow and and say "Fascinating" and failing that he'd say: Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think "interesting" would suffice.
--Spock in 'The Squire of Gothos'

I believe Trekologists and trekster while entertaining are makey up words. Trekkie and trekker are the official terms for Star Trek fans just put "old age" and "modern" before them in that order and all will be revealed. Perhaps "old age trekkie" does sounds a bit mean but it wasn't my intention. So what is a trekkie?

Trekkies enjoying geeking out with other Star Trek fans because they are happy, logical creatures, extremely passionate about star trek. Quoting episodes comes quite naturally to them too. Trekkies can be can anyone from lawyer's to the guy who cuts grass for a living. Seeking out ways to satisfy our trek cravings is alleviated by visiting conventions and watching star trek on tv. In fact anything associated with trek like the Star Trek XI movie in 2009, the Star Trek Tours in America, Star Trek Roleplay games online etc gets us totally amped and augments the trekkie flames of passion burning in all of us. "Trekkers" on the other hand are the modern version of the Star Trek fan.

It goes without saying, that to even consider yourself a star trek fan you need to examine your own trekkie/trekker credentials.(I'm teasing you now.) Do you own your own personal phaser or communicator? Have you built any starship model ships? Can you list the best episodes, characters and technologies? How many books have you studied and which are the best ones? Who's the best captain? Theres a whole horde of star trek facts, several hundred trek episodes, trek memorabilia out there and I haven't even touched the tip of the iceberg. I am happy and proud to be called a "trekkie." Some trekkies such as James Cawley like to be called Star Trek Purists. If you can think of others, let the community know.

To get back to the trek synopsis, Let me explain first of all, that its a word for word writeup of William Shatner's Star Trek Memories with Chris Kreski. So far so good, until you read the end bit which gave me a bit of a chuckle. It starts like this....

The man who boldly went.....

William Shatner describes life on the set of a television show light-years ahead of its time in this collectable illustrated memoir. It's an in depth, insider's expose of the global cultural phenomenon known as Star Trek. Journey to the very beginning of the series, tour the set, hear members of the cast tell stories of how they came aboard the USS Enterprise, and so much more

Contains over 120 photographs and illustrations. And now for the best bit. Ready?

"This book should have Trekologists sifting through its pages for aeons to come" Entertainment Weekly

Live Long and Prosper, Aliens and Trekkers.

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