Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Counter Clock Incident - Flip side of Logic

The Grand Finale of Star Trek TAS - The Counter Clock Incident....and the end to our Star Trek blogfest with Friend Armchair Squid and Friend Maurice from The GeekTwins. It was the best of times!

While I always enjoy an entertaining, intelligent, interesting and funny Star Trek episode.... (My inner tribble flipped out recently... It kept telling me.... must analyse data and find meaning.) I shook my head in despair. Forget logic, tribble - I retorted, Its not happening!!!.  In that light vein, heres the "reverse logic" which made poor Tribble burst into tears, blow his nose and rub his puffy fuzzy eyes, lol. 

Error, error must analyse reverse logic, still analysing!


I want to wish you luck, Captain.
Whether you succeed or fail,
the outcome will remain unknown to me. 

Defying the Laws of Physics:

1. Karla Five's alien spaceship accelerates to Warp 36! Now thats impossibly fast! No known race has this technological capability, not even the Borg or Dominion!
2. The alien spacecraft flys towards the heart of an extremely hot supernova. Hello?
3. Both ships, the Enterprise NCC 1701 and the alien craft survive entry but should have been turned into toast instantly.
4. The Enterprise achieved warp 22. No dilithium crystal stress, No warpcoil overheating, No plasma injector malfunctions, No inter-coolant leaks, No intermix temperature overload, No computer or propulsion failures. - Does not compute!
5. In the antimatter universe, white sky and black stars exist. The starship Enterprise moves in reverse.
6. Time flows backwards and the crew get younger.
7. Re-igniting a dead star forms a gateway so the Enterprise can get home!

Is it possible to become a prisoner of time within another dimension? blackhole or whitehole?  how do you feel about the crew getting younger and time flowing backwards?

Laugh long and prosper bloggies and trekkies!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Star Trek TAS - The Counter Clock Incident

"The Counter Clock Incident" is an epic Star Trek TAS episode #22 written by Trekkie/ NBC Publicist Fred Bronson. It turns out Bronson wrote using the pseudonym - John Culver as a shield but later discovered everyone at NBC was cool about his writing. Way to go, Trekkie!

While on their way to Babel, the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 encounters an alien craft speeding at warp 36. Its an impossible warpspeed by starship standards yet the spaceship is racing towards Beta Niobe's super nova.

Unfortunately the Enterprise is dragged into the negative gravity of the exploded star. Captain Kirk is stunned, "Where are we?!" At first glance, the crew witness an amazing anti-matter universe, where time operates in reverse with black stars twinkling and white heavens defying the laws of physics.

Considering both ships exceeded faster than light velocities of warp 10, logically the dilithium crystals should have destabilized but didn't owing to time moving in the opposite dimension. Isn't that amazing? Wowsers. imagine all of that! Meanwhile, time is running out with the crew getting younger!

To create a gateway back to the alpha quadrant, a deus ex machina plan is hatched to execute a set of extreme gravitational forces, ultra high speeds, reverse engineering, precise calculations to return everyone on the starship Enterprise to normal space-time. By the time the crew get back to our solar system they're crawling around like babies! The only adults left capable of running Captain Kirk's ship is retiree Commodore Robert April and his wife Dr Sarah April!

Isn't it exciting the transporter can reconstruct molecular structures? Do you think the Scotty's warp field engines were built for sustained warpspeed in excess of warp 8? Is 75 too old or too young as a mandatory retirement age?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies, Bloggies and Trekkers! Enjoy your Star Trekking!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How Sharper Than A Serpents Tooth

"I Am Your Master,
I may do with you as I will"
Kukulkan is an ancient alien entity with semi-omnipotent powers. In Star Trek's 21st animated episode, "How Sharper Than A Serpents Tooth" an immense energy field appears which encases the Enterprise... its a trap!

 "What the devil is this place?"
The winged serpent Kukulkan announces to our USS Enterprise NCC 1701 pals that they've got one chance to prove themselves worthy by solving a puzzle. Its a test of survival, pure and simple.

The fun begins when Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Ensign Walking Bear are transported to a strange city.

Kukulkan beams them to a "Menagerie" displaying his imprisoned zoo specimens where a battle of wits is played out.

Instead of "We Come In Peace," The Enterprise good guys smash open the zoo cages, unleashing the galaxies fiercest feline beast upon Kukulkan.

Poor Kukulkan scampers away in sheer mortal terror because hes afraid... but afraid of what?

Live Long and Prosper, Bloggies, Trekettes and Trekkies.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Star Trek Albatross TAS

Airdate: 28th Sept, 1974
Stardate: 5275.6
Director: Bill Reed
Writer: Dario Finelli
Star Trek The Animated Series
Season 2, Episode 20

In 2268 the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 landing party beams down to a very alien planet, Dramia 1 delivering medical supplies. Greeted by the Supreme Prefect voiced by James Doohan, diplomatic pleasantries are exchanged until an arrest warrant is issued for Dr Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy! The poor guy is charged for mass murder and jailed without even a tip off from their own Federation of Planets.

So now the Chief Medical Officer of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 is on the hook charged with causing a plague 19 years earlier! Its fun watching our Enterprise pals trying to piece together the clues in this Star Trek mystery.

Captain Kirk and Mr Spock are dumbstruck with the news. Bones is thrown in the clink where his life hangs in the balance. Will swift Dramian justice and its Kangaroo Courts set the doctor free? Captain Kirk has his doubts. Trek's duo ship out and find the plague planet with its resident lepers.

Its turns out only one of them is a "cured" plague survivor! His name is Kol tai and hes still alive!!!...... even after all this time! Is this why Demos, Security head of Dramia Prime has been acting so cagey? He must have known something all along.

The good news is Dr McCoy's inoculation saved Kol tai's life and now Kol tai is willing to testify and help vindicate the doctors good name. The bad news is Kol tai is ill and infects the entire USS Enterprise NCC 1701 crew except Mr Spock, of course! Ironically, the key to the cure all hinges on busting Dr McCoy out of the slammer. Now thats hardly Mr Spocks style, is it?

Questions:  How do you feel about the Enterprise self destructing? Has Science Officer Spock got the nerve to break "Bones" out of jail? Anyone up for a few shots of some Saurian brandy? I bet Dr McCoy is!

Say Hi to Friend Bloggies Maurice and Armchair Squid on your epic crusades!

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies, Trekkers and Bloggies!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Star Trek Practical Joker TAS

Airdate: 21st Sept, 1974
Stardate: 3183.3
Writers:  Chuck Menville
Season  2 Episode 19
Star Trek The Animated Series

A mysterious energy cloud infects the USS Enterprises (NCC 1701) computer in Star Treks TAS "Practical Joker." On a routine survey mission the Enterprise is out flanked and out gunned by three Romulan Star battle cruisers. Fortunately, scotty's shields hold out. Kirk's chat with the Romulan Commander tells us any invasion of Romulan territory is punishable by death. Captain Kirk denies the charges tucks tail and runs for cover in a nearby gas cloud.

Amazingly the strategy works and with the Romulans gone, crew members begin to relax until...

Strange things start happening. Leaky glasses, faulty food synthesizers, laughing gas, Spocks black eyes and ice covered decks! All caused by a sentient intelligence absorbed into the ships circuitry. Instead of being alone and terrified, its gas hearing the "entity" amusing itself at the crews expense... laughter echoing throughout the ship.

Who said "We should be in tip top shape in another 24 hours, no thanks to those Romulan Vultures!"

The Enterprise is suffering from electronic nervous breakdown and its far from over with the Romulans. Romulans are a stubborn proud race. These guys don't just give up. They attack, its what they do. Apparently another sleigh ride into the gaseous cloud is on the cards.

 Once inside the nebula, will the Romulan battlecruiser catch up with the Enterprise? How do you outfox a sentient computer playing practical jokes on you? Can you tell who voices the "sentient entity" from listening to the video clip?

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers, Bloggies and Trekkies.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World

It's all happening at the Box Office again with Jurassic World taking the lead over Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike. I have to say I enjoyed Genisys with its time travel twists and live action thrills. Whats terrifyingly insane about Genisys are the Terminators who look so human! Take heed, the end credit scenes in Genisys has a hidden surprise which most folks missed by rushing out!

Arnold Swhwarzenegger has returned as an aging Soldier of War starring in "Terminator: Genisys," I'll be Back!

Who said "It can't be bargained with, it can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, remorse or FEAR! And IT ABSOLUTELY will not STOP...EVER...UNTIL SKYNET RULES THE WORLD!

was it......

1. Arnold Swhwarzenegger aka HK Terminator
2. Emilia Clarke aka Sarah Conor
3. Jai Courtney aka Kyle Reese
4. J.K. Simmons aka Dectective O'Brien
5. Jason Clarke aka John Conor

Which movie are you going to see?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Star Trek TAS - Bug Eyed Monster - BEM

Stardate 7403.6
Writer: David Gerrold
Airdate: 14th September, 1974
Season 2 Episode 18

In Star Trek TAS "BEM" Captain James "Tiberius" Kirk and Mr Spock are captured by "bug eyed monsters." How could this happen? A diplomatic away mission to Delta Theta III goes haywire when cultural observer - Commander ARI BEM sticks his beak in. Our green skinned friend is an important guest aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 who sabotages Captain Kirks plans.

In a bid to secure intergalactic and scientific ties, Kirk's landing party beams down. We soon learn ARI BEM has hidden talents. Separating into "parts" allows him to switch Kirk's and Spock's phasers and communicators with fakes!

 Don't you think thats weird? Cos' whoa - I sure did. BEM's little magic trick doesn't even qualify as a bona fide "Deus ex machina." Instead of helping Captain Kirk and Mr Spock, the daft beggar tricks them, "Observing" LOL. The plot thickens when BEM leads Captain Kirk and Spock into a trap.

For a while its looking dicey with our heros trapped inside cages, while the native reptilians wait for orders. BEM is a total wild card. The fun begins when a sentient intelligence, Earth Mother speaks! Meanwhile BEM is on the loose, "Observing." The message is clear - Do not interfere with my children below, now scram.

Does this episode remind you a little of Star Trek TNG Justice? What do you think happened in the end? Leave BEM behind or incur the Wrath of Earth Mother? 

Live long and Prosper, Trekkies, Trekkers and Bloggies.


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