Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Report to the Transporter Room!

I've been tag teamed by L.G. Keltner over at Warped Nerdversity. Shes got a fascinating blog revealing the universes infinite possibilities lurking everywhere around us, so beam over and have a look! L.G's mission tag didn't come with any fancy visuals but instead Warped Nerdiversity logic requires I complete several steps. So read on because here come the mission tag rules.

1. Each person must post 11 things about them­selves on their blog.
2. Answer the questions the tag­ger set for you in their post.
3. Cre­ate 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 peo­ple to tag and link them on the post.

Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her. No tag backs, and you legitimately have to tag 11 people.

Why 11? I can't say but its obviously important but I've tried to keep it short and sweet.

11 things about me.

1. Star Trek Communicators are fun! How are you going to prove your Trekkie credentials? Easy. Get a trek communicator, Scotty two to beam up!

2. I love Science Fiction.

3. I love rooting about bookstores and digging out science fiction books,
Isaac Asimov's Robot City is awesome!

4. I've been a Star Trek fan for ages and remember watching the original series when I was little.

5. In the ol' days I recorded Star Trek TOS and TNG straight off the TV set! Somebody always had to be there to make it so! Thats 257 episodes on nearly 80 VHS tapes which over time got replaced by DVDS.

6. Do you ever find yourself with hairs standing up on the neck, sweating hands or maybe your hearts racing? The words Engage or Make It So pop out your mouth 'cos well....I guess there is a reason, right?

7. I've built an odd starship or two, namely the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-A. The first one fell off the shelf and was destroyed! I was gutted so I built another one.

8. I love the original version of the Firm's song "Star Trekking across the Universe. Its fun to sing.

9. The Original Series costumes were made by the actors mothers! I didn't believe that did you? but Brent Spiner said they were!

10. The release of emotions is what keeps trek fans healthy, so that makes me a healthy emotional trekkie, hehe.

11. Conventions, Dvds for TOS, TNG and Voyager, Star Trek novels, Scottys laws of physics, tons of books and novels, and The Star Trek Fact Files are deadly fun.

11 Questions and Answers.

1. Are you a morning person or a night person? Nightowls often skip breakfast and are always rushing to get to work in the morning. I like to reflect after my food so I suspect I'm a morning person.

2. Which famous figure from history would you meet if you could, and why? Albert Einstein. Wouldn't it be cool to have a chat with Einstein about timetravel?

3. If you had a time machine, would you visit a specific time in history, or would you go into the future? I'd try to catch up with Talie Tappler from the 50th century and ask her how she can be so heartless!

4. Do you like your name? Why? I'm your friendly trekkie from outerspace! You can call me Spacerguy so I guess the answer is yes.

5. What is your favorite kind of music? Does your music listening depend on your mood? Mozart. No.

6. Do you prefer a good book or a good movie? Why? Thats tough, I prefer both.

7. What is your belief system? How does this influence your outlook on life? How does it get you through your day? People with positive energy are determined to do their best, and to see the best in the world around them. The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like, which means that positive energy will attract more positive energy and will eventually help you realise your dreams.

8. What kind of humor do you prefer: physical comedy, stand-up, satire, etc? Which comedian or comedy show best illustrates this preference? George Burns combined cigar smoke and arched eyebrow standup which became his trademarks for over 75 years. Data wasn't bad either.

9. What cause do you feel passionately about? Trees Why? Trees are the lungs of planet earth and they're falling in large numbers every day.

10. What is your favorite quote? It can be from a famous person in history, a book, a movie, or it can even be from someone you know. Why is it your favorite? If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. I believe this speaks for itself so Make It So!

11. What is your favorite color? What does this color remind you of, and how does it make you feel? Green. Green Acres is the place to be. Peaceful.

Its now time to play tag, Engage!

1. What was the name of Star Trek's first pilot episode?
2. Who was originally cast as captain of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701.
3. What is Uhura called by Spock in Star Trek 2009?
4. Who created the Star Trek franchise?
4. What did NBC Executives want Gene Roddenberry to do with the guy with the satanic ears?
5. How many episodes are there in Star Trek The Original Series?
6. Who said she cannae take much more of this!! She'll blow up!!
7. What is Dr Leonard H. McCoy's nickname?
8. When the transporter scrambles your atoms and beams them through black empty space to the planet surface or another ship, do you think it tickles?
9. What is the name of your favorite science fiction show?
10. Do you believe aliens are living on the moon?
11. Who's the next big bad wolf in J.J. Abrams Star Trek Sequel 2013 going to be?

Your name is here because you deserve a prize for getting this far, lol. The good news is Star Trek Sci Fi Blog will host a Star Trek competition when our little community grows to 300. At least that gives me some time to fly in the some trek goodies, hehe. So if you wanna win stay tuned.

11 lucky fans who been ordered to the transporter room.

1. The Painted Thumb
2. 2000AH
3. Vulcanology
4. Klahanie
5. Super Earthling
6. Retro Zombie
7. Dave Wrote This
8. Sue
9. Mooderino
10. Stephen Tremp
11. Film Sketchr

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Star Trek's Alien Anomalies

Why does Science Fiction flow through our veins? When I look back on Kirk, Spock and Dr Mc Coy's adventures in Star Trek's classic series seeking out new lifeforms on new civilisations, I realise I am one of millions of fans experiencing pure unforgettable joy.

Look at this scratchy old picture of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701. Now put yourself in a shuttlecraft following her at warp speed.

In my youth I loved watching cosmic starlines whizzing by especially when the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 was in full speed pursuit of the bad guys in the enemy alien ship. I've tweaked the photo so we can enjoy the awesomeness of the USS Enterprise in a high speed race, hehe. I still get weird sensations when Kirk orders the impossible from Scotty pushing the warp engines to breaking limit. Despite his tough task master Scotty has a secret formula.

GEORDI "I told the Captain I would have this diagnostic done in an hour."
SCOTTY "And how long will it really take you?"
GEORDI "An hour!"
SCOTTY "Oh, you didn't tell him how long it would really take, did you?"
GEORDI "Of course I did."
SCOTTY "Oh, laddie, you have a lot to learn if you want people to think of you as a miracle worker."

SCOTTY "Starship captains are like children. They want everything right now and they want it their way. The secret is to give them what they need, not what they want.'

When I was little I believed Star Trek was real. It just had to be! At first I puzzled over why so many black scratches flickered over the tv set.

Ahh Haa! I told myself the camera lens was getting dirty from space dust!

Mr Spock would be proud of my pure logical reasoning because space is a dusty place. Awe sets in and my fears for the film crew soon dissolve. It was logical to presuppose that a camera guy was somewhere behind the scenes in zero space gravity doing a tough job. My admiration for the dude filming Kirk's flagship switched to sheer amazement.

Isn't he great, without him there'd be no Star Trek!!!

More black scratches flickered over the tv screen which I accepted as actual space phenomena encountered by the Enterprise on her heroic missions. I grew to love these mysterious encounters because in a way it was like seeing UFOs for real, hehe. One thing was clear in my young mind. Now we have scientific evidence caught on camera!

I got excited at the prospect of the USS Enterprise running into more alien anomalies but what about the camera guy? It was only a matter of time before the klingons would show which meant only one thing.

'Red Alert, all hands to Battle Stations!'

I soon forgot about the camera guy and besides the Enterprise was way too fast. The film crew were probably in direct contact with Scotty I mused. The Klingons will never catch up either because Mr Spock's too smart and Scotty knows his engines inside out.

Are the public ready to know and accept Alien Anomalies as real life UFO's from strange new worlds?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Star Trek Voyager's Clown

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself! The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!

Your a lost space explorer aboard the starship Voyager. I tuned in each week way back in 1995 and enjoyed Star Trek Voyager's epic sense of solidarity. Heres a crew severed 70,000 light years away from their Starfleet family and friends stuck in Delta Quadrant! Imagine looking out a porthole and seeing the stars whizzing by, wouldn't you feel a weird hungering ache calling you home? Voyagers crew are pitted against several alien races and gain popularity when the Borg arrive on the scene. Heres my five cents.

Nevertheless I'm willing to explore my humanity. Take off your clothes! Don't be alarmed I won't hurt you.

Seven of Nine is the beautiful Borg babe who definitely pushed all the right buttons replacing Kes and sparring occasionally with the EMH played by Robert Picardo. The good doctors sharp bedside tongue is programmed to counter wisecracks easily and deflate egos in a flash, LOL. Picardo confrontational exchanges with the 'Clown' are sweet. (See end)

"How am I supposed to negotiate if I don't know what you're thinking?" CLOWN

"I have a very trustworthy face. EMH

(Someone takes the Clown's hand and lifts it away from Kim.)

EMH: Excuse me, you're not holding that properly. Correct positioning of the index finger is necessary for optimal dexterity.

(The EMH throws the scalpel away.)

Captain Janeway delivers the goods when shes thrown in at the deep end provided squeaky gets her usual high intake of caffeine. She doesn't mind beaming into dangerous away missions either unlike her First Officer. I believe some fans found her nasal voice just a bit too much to handle, LOL but on the whole Janeway is strong willed and sound because the crew believe in her resourcefulness to get them home.

"I don't compromise with Borg."

"Listen to me very carefully because I'm only going to say this once. Coffee. Black."

Chakotay is a great one for the vision quests with the quiet voice. Before serving as Voyager's first officer on her 7 year voyage back to Earth, Chakotay resigned Starfleet after years of service in order to join the Maquis to defend his home colony against the Cardassians. While the First Officer's native american tattoo fits with this tough guy persona, lets face facts. Chakotay is the Maquis middleman who kept the peace aboard Voyager.

Chakotay to Voyager! Emergency Beam out!

The vulcan Mr Tuvoc makes a fair go as Voyager's Tactical and Chief of Security. His predecessors Commander Data (TNG) and Mr Spock (TOS) definitely tower over Voyager's pointy ears. I guess legends are tough to live up to, still it wouldn't have been the same without good ol' Tuvoc played by Tim Russ.

'Structure. Logic. Function. Control. A structure cannot stand without a foundation. Logic is the foundation of function. Function is the essence of control. I am in control. I am in control.'

Jennifer Lien is a really nice, lovely gal. Kes's fascinating Ocampa spirit is historically linked with the Caretaker who felt a duty of obligation to care for her species. It was Kes who freed the EMH from a second rate life of deactivated oblivion. Still I was relieved when she blossomed into a radiant non-corporeal lifeform pushing Voyager 9,500 light years closer to home.

So because he's a hologram, he doesn't have to be treated with respect, or any consideration at all?

Neelix is a good friend to Kes and the ships moral officer. He really looks like an furry oddball but his cheerful character radiates soul that lifts everyones spirits including viewers. His meals weren't half bad either, Hehe.

B'Ellana Torres is the Chief Engineer of the USS Voyager whose happy knack with the hypo spanner saves Voyager from a good few scrapes. Its too bad her Klingon feelings are at odds with her humanity which makes it tough for her to open up about her feelings, like Spock B'Ellana is torn between cultures. Lets just agree that Voyager's Chief is the black sheep of the family. I like her because she has interesting quirks and her fights with Paris are amusing.

Harry Kim teamed up with Tom Paris because together Voyager's duo livened up life aboard the intrepid starship, Voyager. At the best of times Harry could be annoying, hence his nickname 'Starfleet' courtesy - B'llana Torres. Now think back to Wang's stellar performances, Yes I'm trying to be the good guy here, remember that! Lets take Voyagers 23rd episode in season 2 which was a really chilling episode.

Trekkies love Voyagers episode of 'The Thaw' because 'Mr Fear' finally gets his comeuppance. The manic clown's masterful reign of terror is delightfully shellshocking and thrilling. Despite the fear, the Clown character is designed to instill in his victims this is one episode not to miss!

Perhaps the clown played by Michael Mckean just dazzled us all freezing Kim's technical mind in total fear. Don't tell Janeway I was beating up on Harry, she'll never forgive me. Hes like a son to her, LOL.

How many stars are you giving Star Trek Voyager?

Clown Long and Prosper, Trekinators!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Sci Fi Treasures

I discovered an awesome sci-fi treasure a while ago except I have a confession to make... .

I kept it a secret! I didn't do it on purpose it just kinda happened. Forgive me? I enjoyed reading James blog so much I kept Planet Pailly a secret because it was my special little corner in the galaxy but I guess we all have them right?

Filmsketchr nominated StarTrekSpace for the Versatile Blogger award giving me the opportunity to nominating 15 awesome blogs! I choose only 13 winners, so you'll have to forgive me, I think I've been watching too much Star Trek.

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