Friday, February 24, 2012

Star Trek 2 Sequel Clues and Movie Shots

Trekmovie has 2 beautiful location shots up on their website with Uhura, Spock and Benedict in action movie scenes! If you're saving yourself for 'Star Trek 2' 2013 then RED ALERT. The following contains SPOILERS.

JJ Abram's second trek sequel is currently shooting on location in Los Angles. So whats new? The first image shows Zachary Quinto aka Mr Spock and Benedict Cumberbatch (mysterious villain) at odds battling it out. In this shot the sneaky vulcan's Neck Pinch puts Cumberbatch on his knees begging for mercy. LOL. Perhaps Spock is getting even for losing one of his logical arguments?

Who do you think is going to win?

In the second shot Uhura holds Cumberbatch at gunpoint with a phaser pointing at his head. Curiously Cumberbatch's got no points on his ears which rules out the Romulan and Vulcan angle.

The Enterprise's Communications Officer hangs tough with this baddie which buys Spock some time at least to complete his secret mission? The question is whats 'Cumberbatch' hiding that affects Uhura and Spock so badly? or the fate of the Federation? Apparently Uhura and Spock are on a 'Space Barge Set' so maybe the duo will call in for some Enterprise Redshirt reinforcements.

Quote and Images courtesy of Trekmovie. Thanks Trekmovie!

Its great seeing Uhura getting in on the action and kicking some villainous butt but has she got the nerves to blow 'Benedict' away?

'I can maybe tell you what I’d like to see happen in Star Trek…for Spock and Uhura to really hook up – for Uhura to get to do whatever physical activities, kick some butt, some Romulan butt.'

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies and Trekkers.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ode to Spot

I rather enjoy listening to Commander Data's wonderful recital of 'Ode to Spot' who wrote it in honor of his cat. I think pet lovers in particular will get a good chuckle out of this episode of TNG 'Schisms' because its just hilarious. The poem itself exposes Spots natural behavioural habits and the personal relationship the creature has with its owner, Data who has come to consider Spot as a true and valued friend.

Tell me, after listening to Data's Ode to Spot, how does your emotional state of mind feel?

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Felis Cattus, is your taxonomic nomenclature,
an endothermic quadruped carnivorous by nature?
Your visual, olfactory and auditory senses
contribute to your hunting skills, and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
a singular development of cat communications
that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
for a rhythmic stroking of your fur, to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
you would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aide in locomotion,
it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behaviour you display
connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Star Trek's Odd Couples


Good grief its an alien invasion! Earths being attacked by space invaders again. Just look at the size of that UFO. Its draining the power to our warpcore and causing havoc with the star chart readings too. Crikey, all hands grab onto something we're in for a rough ride. I hope we don't get lost out here, space is so big. Scotty I need warp power now or we're all fraked!

Scotty: Captain I'm giving it all shes got, if we keep this up the ship will blow appart!

Ohh my! Whats in great space is that? I see something blinking in the distance at bearing 330 mark 24 ........I think its green beam is trying to communicate..........aghhhh....! Uhura open hailing frequencies and contact Starfleet command. Tell them the Enterprise is under attack and ......aghhhh.....The beam has got hold of my mind and won't let go..... Help ..... Scotty, Uhura beam me back.....

Uhuras face freezes in shock 'Mr Spock, I just saw the captain disappear.We've got to beam him back right now! cries out a teary eyed Uhura as she transmits the ships co-ordinates to Starfleet..

Well Spock .... do something! demands McCoy.

All hands this is Mr Spock. Red Alert....The Captain is gone. Stand ready at Battle Stations, Steady..... Mr Chekov get a lock on that UFO and Fire!

Dr McCoy: 'Why you heartless, no good, inhuman, green blooded pointy eared devil. What about the captain? We can't just abandon Kirk to the aliens.'

Spock: 'Doctor are you speaking scientifically or emotionally? Quite simply, I examined the problem from all angles, and its plainly hopeless. Logic informed me that under the circumstances, the only logical action would have to be one of desperation. Logical decision, logically arrived at.'

Dr McCoy: 'The release of emotions, Mr. Spock, is what keeps humans healthy-- emotionally healthy that is, but in your case I'll have to make an exception.'

Spock: 'If I were human, I believe my response would be: 'go to hell'. If I were human.'

Sadly, its too late to launch the escape pods and the Enterprise bursts into a great big ball of fire! The end.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Data's Greatest Moments in Love

Star Trek TNG's 'IN THEORY' unfolds around the Mar Obscura Nebula. Datas deduces the dark matter Nebula creates gaps affecting real space and causing the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D to phase in and out of the space time continuum.

The question for the Enterprise crew is how do they navigate past time shifting pockets hitting the ship?

Mr Data agrees to reconfigure 'the sensors' to detect the anomalies at extremely close range with a shuttle craft 'steering' the bulk of the Enterprise through the tricky cloud. At last Picard wants an away mission sidelining Riker on the bridge! Jean Luc pilots the shuttle craft on its new course saving his crew and starship from danger.

The hilarious aspect of 'In Theory' is Jenna's and Data's relationship. Commander Data's mission to understand human intimacy proves to be one of the androids greatest tests when he pursues a romantic relationship. Security Officer Jenna D'Sora is seduced by the emotionless technology of the USS Enterprise-D's android. Data is Jenna's friend who decides to give her a chance. You can hardly blame him really.

As time passes Jenna, a fully fledged woman, wants to experience real love and passion... It gets even better when Mr Data runs a love programme. Jenna isn't amused when she realises the androids devotions are also totally focused on running the Enterprise instead of sweeping her off her feet!

The big moment arrives and the lovebirds kiss again. A strangely satisfied Jenna looks directly at Data fluttering her wide fluffy eyelashes and speaks.

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'What were you just thinking?' Pause for a moment and try to imagine Commander Data sparing his girlfriends heart! NO WAY, not Data, IMPOSSIBLE! In his rather androidly way, the guy feels compelled to blurt out the fatal and absolute truth.

'In that particular moment I was reconfiguring the warp field parameters, analysing the collective works of Charles Dickens, calculating the maximum pressure I could safely apply to your lips, considering a new food supplement for Spot...

'Oh well, I'm glad I was in there somewhere.'

Later on Jenna's need for affection reaches an impasse with tin man so she confronts the android head on. Parting is always such sweet sorrow especially at this critical hour for Jenna and Data but its not over, just yet. Tin man has a few more surprises up his sleeve.

Jenna: 'You were so kind and attentive, I thought that would be enough!'

Data: 'Is it not?'

Jenna: 'No, it's not. Because as close as we are, I don't really matter to you. Not really. Nothing I could do or say will ever make you happy, or hurt you, or touch you in any way.'

Data: 'That is... a valid projection.' Data has a moment of reflection. 'It is apparent that my reach has exceeded my grasp in this particular area. I am perhaps not nearly so human as I aspire to become...If you are ready to eat, I will bring our meal.

Data stands. Jenna just looks at him sadly.

Jenna: 'I'd better go, Data.

Data: 'If you wish. Jenna. Are we no longer... a couple?

Jenna is close to tears now. 'No... we're not.'

Data: 'Then I will delete the appropriate program.'

Michele Scarabelli and Brent Spiner awesome performances deserve a 10 out of 10. The depth of Star Trek's heroic characters have proven yet again how not to take life too seriously, overwhelming and enthralling us with priceless excitement.

Enjoy your Star Trekking, Trekkies.

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Vulcan Anthem

Great Music universally affects our logical frame of mind putting us in a good mood. I love the lyrics and harmony in the Vulcan Anthem "Live Long and Prosper" because its so emotionally uplifting. When you listen, you might also want to see the song as a story. What I can't figure out is why Uhura isn't here singing with Mr Spock playing the vulcan harp? I guess our Enterprise pals are too busy... hiding somewhere.... I've added the lyrics so you can join in the fun and sing along.

Enjoy your Star Trekking, Trekkers.

The Vulcana Anthem

Live Long and Prosper,
Love, Peace and Soul.
Vulcana Regar,
So Beautiful!
Live Long and Prosper,
Logic for welfare for humility.

Live Long and Prosper,
Love peace and Soul.
Vulcana Regar
So Beautiful!
Live Long and Prosper,
Logic for welfare for humility.

Live Long and Prosper,
Love peace and soul.
Vulcana Regar,
So Beautiful!
Live Long and Prosper,
Logic for welfare for humility

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