Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Almighty Johnsons

'The Almighty Johnsons' is an entertaining Fantasy/drama series which hits SyFy this Thursday at 10PM from February 2nd.

The shows characters have real personalities but in the shape of humanoid gods, goddesses, killer babes and immortals that laugh and enjoy life. These guys make mistakes too and encounter interesting problems. A whole myriad of wonders challenge 'the almighty Johnsons' during their voyage of exploration into the Norsewoods. I never did figure out... How do you resist the tempting advances of killer babes when seeking out that perfect higher lifeform?

Monday, January 30, 2012

A to Z Blogging Challenge

Its nearly that time of the year again for the awesome A to Z blogging challenge! 26 letters in the alphabet starting with A on April 1st.

Guess what my topics will be about? Last year I discovered the A to Z challenge on Alex J Cavanaugh's blog. Well, here we go again, planning ahead with a theme for A to Z 's main event.

Remember Colonel Hannibal Smith from the A-Team? 'I love it when a plan comes together.' We're like blog thirsty vampires on a mission with dire cravings to ingest new words and concepts, seeking out new lifeforms on new blogworlds, to boldly go... (broken record player scratch)

Live long and prosper, everyone.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Top 100 Sci-Fi Spaceships?

This week I found a video with a cool slideshow of 100 'Top' science fiction spaceships. Most of these 100 'spaceships' originated from various science fiction movies and tv shows. A few others emerged from cartoon shows and comic Sci-Fi spoofs like the Thunderbirds, Spaceballs and Galaxy Quest. So sit back and enjoy the spaceship sideshow. A couple of space stations are included which is fine but why Eagle 5 (Spaceballs) made no. 45 is a mystery.

How does your geek feel about the sequencing of these starships and starfighters? Watching the video is certainly a good way of testing your sci-fi knowledge in a showdown with some friends. So let the battle of wits begin and hey...

Which side really deserves to emerge victorious from a firefight, Quantum torpedoes or laser cannons?

1. The Milenium Falcon
2. Eagle Transporter
3. Imperial Star Destroyer
4. USS Enterprise NCC 1701
5. USSC Discovery 1 XD-1
6. Battlestar Galactica
7. Zarkov's Rocketship
8. CE3K Mothership
9. X-Wing Fighter
10. U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D
11. White Star
12. Death Star
13. TIE Fighters
14. U.S.S. Sulaco and UDL Cheyenne dropship
15. Slave-1
16. Babylon 5
17. Tardis
18. Klingon Bird of Prey
19. Borg Cube
20. Serenity
21. Red Dwarf
22. Deep Space Nine
23. Cylon Mk IX Raider
24. Minbari Sharlin WarCruiser
25. Klingon D-7 Attack Cruiser
26. Battlestar Pegasus
27. SA-43 Endo/Exo- Atmospheric Attack Jet (Hammerhead)
28. Moonbase Interceptor (UFO)
29. Planet Express ship (Futurama)
30. United Planets Cruiser c-57D
31. U.S.S. Defiant NX 74205
32. Colonial Vipers
33. Space Battleship Yamato
34. Shadow Vessel
35. Romulan D'deridex-Class Warbird
36. Nostromo 180924609
37. SA-23E Aurora class Starfury
38. Earth Starfighter 1314
39. Romulan Bird of Prey
40. Gunstar
41. Eagle 5
42. The Executor
43. Y-Wing Fighter
44. Starbug
45. The Roger Young
46. The Leonov
47. The Valley Forge
48. Guild Transporter
49. Narn G'Quan class heavy cruiser
50. ID4 Motherships
51. Event Horizon
52. Dark Star
53. Jedi Starfighter
54. The Daedalus
55. Liberator (Blake 7)
56. EVA Pod
57. Cylon Basestars
58. Omega Class Destroyer
59. Colonial Shuttle
60. Jedi Starfighter Interceptor
61. Raptors
62. U.S.S. Reliant NCC 1864
63. Tantive IV
64. Thunderbird 3
65. Earth vs the Flying Saucers
66. Icarus
67. U.S.S. Voyager NCC NCC-74656
68. Moya (Farscape)
69. Phoenix (G-Force)
70. Heart of Gold
71. Excalibur
72. Enterprise NX-01
73. Martian War Machine
74. The Swinetrek
75. Andromeda Ascendant
76. Antares
77. Jupiter 2
78. NSEA Protector
79. Visitor Motherships
80. Fireball XL-5
81. Lexx
82. EF76-B Nebulon-class escort frigate
83. The Betty (Alien Resurrection)
84. Quark's Garbage Scow (United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol)
85. Satellite of Love (S.O.L.) - MST3K
86. Spaceball One
87. Klaatu's Ship
88. Geonosian Solar Sailer
89. J Type Diplomatic Barge
90. Cygnus
91. Mining Shuttle (outland)
92. Lambda-Class Shuttle
93. Aries 1-B
94. Hunter-Gratzner (Pitch Black)
95. Deep Space Station K-7
96. Ventor Class Star Destroyer
97. Salvage-1
98. Super Dimension Fortress One (SDF-1) Macross
99. Starlost Ark
100. Surak Shuttle

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Star Trek TNG Blu Ray

2012 is an exciting time trek fans because its our Star Trek's TNG 25th anniversary. So grab your communicators and spread the word. StarTrek.com has confirmed each of the 178 episodes spanning The Next Generation's seven seasons will be transferred to true high-definition 1080p for release in the Blu-ray format, starting with season 1 in 2012.

After the successful remastered release of Star Trek TOS in 2006, Star Trek's TNG Blu-Ray HD release is finally materializing with a taste of trek to come. Its like the bugs have been wiped off the windscreen making this trek the first time for fans to boldly experience.... 'The Next Level' with its 4 sample Blu Ray episodes.

Encounter at Farpoint Part 1 and 2.
Sins of the Father and
The Inner Light.

Blu-Ray.com has posted 40 BLU-RAY screenshots of TNG series in HD. Apparently Trekkie requests for Star Trek THE NEXT GENERATION sent Paramount on a new mission. To seek out and explore TNG camera negatives, transferring the originals from lower resolution video, visual effects and sound to HD Blu-Ray. Trekkies naturally want to experience the 'higher frontier' so Paramount/CBS listened and are making it so! Amazon and Blu-ray.com will be fully stock and loaded by 31st January 2012.

The good news is Trekcore and Collider have also confirmed that all 178 episodes of TNG will be transferred to true high-definition 1080p for release in blu-ray format in season sets starting with season one 'later in 2012'. You'll find the whole story here but don't forget Spacerguy, remember I'm doing this for you guys.

The Next Level features four episodes: Encounter at Farpoint's two parter with the heroic USS Enterprise-D crew battling the odds led by Captain Picard resisting the omnipotent Q entity. (Everyone knows Q is nuts.) Whoever said resistance is futile?

'You will now answer to the charge of being a grievously savage race!' Picard toughs it out.'Grievously savage could mean anything, I will answer only specific charges'

 Sins of the Father is the Emmy winner for outstanding Art Direction with Warrior Worf ready for pay back, however this episode begins with Klingon Commander Kurn participating in the 'Starfleet Exchange Programme.' It isn't long before the Enterprise crew are seriously peeved off with the guy. On the Klingon homeworld Worf challenges his fathers enemy with this episode marking a turning point for the Klingon.

'I am a Klingon, if you doubt it, a demonstration can be arranged.'

'I am Worf, son of Mogh. I have come to challenge the lies that have been spoken of my father.'

Inner light is a popular Star Trek favourite and Hugo Award winner for the best dramatic presentation. Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher rushes to a stricken Captain Picard who wakes up and experiences a whole new life spanning nearly 40 years. A woman, Elaine tells him shes his wife! Five whole years pass and Picard has to come to terms with the fact that hes just Kamin the Iron Weaver.

'I just don't know the risk of shutting down the beam.' Commander Riker wants answers fast. 'I'm not willing to let this thing keep drilling into him.'

I bet you're eager to discover what our TNG trek heroes look like on blu-ray HD dvd? Well then its high time for a trekkie splurge, isn't it?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Uhura falls in Love

Heres a funny moment from Star Trek TOS. Mr Spock while holding a tribble is fascinated. 'Most curious creature, Captain. It's trilling seems to have a tranquilizing effect on the human nervous system.'

Captain Kirk glances at his Science Officer and chokes back a grin as the vulcan begins to pet it gently.

Spock realizes his blunder and rather suddenly puts the little creature down. 'Fortunately, of course, I am immune to it's effect.'

We so believe you, Mr Spock.

How did Uhura react to Mr Spocks total exaggeration?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies and Trekkers.

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