Monday, January 21, 2013

My Favorite Martian

You've probably guessed that I love Star Trek aliens in all shapes great and small. So my choice for Geektwin's 'My Favorite Martian' bloghop is Thermian Mathesar!

Every Sci Fi fan who's been curious about the merits of Science Fiction will definitely get a good chuckle out of Galaxy Quest. Tim Allen stars as Captain Jason Nesmith, Commander of the starship NSEA Protector when the unthinkable happens. The plug is pulled on Nesmith's "Galaxy Quest" show tossing our 'defenders of the galaxy' out in the cold. Its funny watching Nesmith grabbing all the media attention while his washed up crew do all the legwork attending sci-fi conventions etc where loyal fans still adore them eighteen years later. Surely he reminds you of someone?

Galaxy Quest is fun to watch and I can think of no better homage to Star Trek's classic series or TNG! The actors fall from stardom have them squabbling over the smallest of stuff and ready to chuck in the towel. The fun starts when Nesmith is approached by a race of aliens proclaiming to be "Thermians" led by their completely clueless chief "Mathesar" which is why hes so totally cool. To cut a long story short these guys have completely confused ideas about Galaxy Quest's TV show."

The thing is see Mathesar's race actually believes in the crew of the NSEA Protector and has built them a REAL STARSHIP that can fly in outerspace!  He calls Galaxy Quest's adventures: The real world "historical documents" giving Nesmiths crew the chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of gullible fans who've been worshipping them for years. Most fans and geeks would probably flip out at the prospect of being aboard a real spaceship surrounded by aliens but not Tech Sgt. Chen played by Tony Shalhoub.

Hi guys. Listen, they're telling me that the generators won't take it, the ship is breaking apart and all that. Just FYI.

The viewscreen goes black. The ship ROARS forward.

ALEXANDER Yells: We've got to stop!

Things only get better when the evil villain SARRIS (whos one mean, ugly, reptile) shows up and to blazes with the rest of the Galaxy. Check out the creepy smiling aliens with those sharp teeth! So who's my favorite martian? Thermian Mathesar! Logic out the airlock, thats my story and I'm sticking to my guns.

Who's your favorite alien?

Does Capt Jason Nesmith remind you of anyone?

By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged!

Never give up, never surrender to the Martians, Trekkers!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Top 30 Aliens

Who's your favorite alien character? I've signed up for Geektwins'My favorite Martian' bloghop, which is hitting the blogsphere on January 21st this coming Monday. So prepare yourself friends, the word is ALIENS. Over the years I've written over 30 separate blurbs on these critters for you to enjoy.

1. The Devil in the Dark
2. Nomad
3. Anyna the Allasomorph
4. Salt Vampire Monster
5. Q's Deadly Game
6. Voyager's Clown
7. Quark
8. Friendly Angel Gorgan
9. Ardra
10. Darth Vader
11. Orion Slave Girl
12. Star Trek TNG Schisms
13. Klingon Geiger counters
14. Kirk vs the Gorn
15. Ferengi Culture
16. The Great Crystalline entity
17. Borg Collective
18. Lonely Among Us
19. Non corporeal lifeforms
20. Spock's Vulcan Logic
21. Ferengi Fun Facts
22. Terminator
23. Squeaking Alien
24. Commander Data
25. Wesley's Scarey Girl
26. Science Officer Spock
27. Seven of Nine
28. Commander Kruge
29. Worfs Bumpyhead Secret
30. Orion Slave Woman

 All we have to do is say who our favorite alien critter is! Monday's bloghop is the perfect opportunity to set the blogverse straight once and for all. Which extraterrestrial creature, tribble or little green pal from science fiction means the world to you and why? LOL.

 Tribble long, Hobbits, Zombies and Martians!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Condition Green

J.J. Abrams said recently Star Trek Into Darkness begins with a group of people [USS Enterprise crew] being tested in a way they have never been tested before.

 Away missions are risky business. Vulcan's are experts in logic, well equipped to purge themselves of all human emotions or so you would think. These guys are the smart ones. Humans on the other hand are prone to emotional impulses which is why we screw up so much. But how logical is it to descend into a scalding hot volcano in a bionic suit? Remember, Mr Spock in particular followed the teachings and philosophies of Surak:

Logic and Emotional Control. His cunning ancestors were an extremely violent race of people who waged almost constant warfare against each other. Technological leaps in Vulcanian society pushed the species to near extinction which now ironically, thanks to J.J. Abrams new movie timeline, is now scattered across the galaxy. Now, I'm not getting all logical on you but shouldn't Dr McCoy be cutting in, complaining right about now?

'Wheres the D*M logic in lowering yourself into a violently active volcano, Spock? Good God man, have you lost your vulcan mind?'

Star Trek Into Darkness will likely appeal to naughty young minds exploring new frontiers, so its neat Uhura(played by Zoe Saldana) and Spock are all wrapped up in each other. Uhura pecks her vulchie and Spock's all set for his volcano gig. Freeze the volcano and rescue the Nibiru creature inside without being detected or blowing the prime directive. Sounds simple doesn't it?

All helmsman Sulu had to do was flick a few switches controlling the shuttlecrafts descent and altitude above the lava flow. Spock's dangling off a cable and then Sulu (played by John Cho) goofs up big style by losing his nerve. Can you believe it? Spock should have fallen to his death, leaving behind a fazed Sulu aboard the shuttle trying to figure out what went wrong. Heck yeah, it had to be the intense heat blitzing the shuttles impulse engines didn't it? We knew that!!! 

Maybe this is where Pavel Chekov should chime in with, 'I can do zat!'

 Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers, Niners and Trekkies!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Bruno Mars The Lazy Song

Heres a classic Nimoy for you to enjoy. If you love Star Trek then feast your eyes on this epic parody, It made perfect sense as I crawled out of bed today to go to work. I actually found myself smiling and humming the tune, LOL. 'Today, I don't feel like doing anything.' sung by Bruno Mars.

Any ideas on how to resist lazy yearnings?

or is it better to joint long and prosper?

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