Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher, Rick Parfitt and George Michael passed away this Christmas - 2016

Our beloved Princess Leia played by Carrie Fisher died very unexpectedly at the age of 60 today. On a flight traveling from London to Los Angeles Carrie suffered a massive heart attack on Friday. Passengers and flight crew administered CPR and she was immediately taken to hospital for treatment.

Her family announced in a statement: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning"

Speaking out Friends and Disney pay tribute.

It is also with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to rock musicians Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) with George Michael (Wham!) departing our world this Christmas.

RIP Carrie, Rick and George.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Star Trek Starfleet Academy - (1997)

Below Star Trek - Starfleet Academy is spliced together with Star Trek - Klingon Academy. These two video games have been combined into a movie. The good news is you can now watch both (1997) editions right here at Star Trek Sci Fi Blog. Its worth realising Harve Bennett had originally penned "Star Trek: The Academy Years" as Star Trek: The First Adventure. The plan was to project the Star Trek movie missions onto the big screen.

It turns out differences in money, power, creativity, ego, health, availability altered the eventual flow of Star Trek's "First Adventure" in our timeline. While Fans still have "Star Trek Starfleet Academy" (game) and the spliced(movie) to enjoy. What really happened afterwards? Long story short, along came Star Trek 2009.

So I've done a little digging and found an interesting segment on Memory Alpha you might find fascinating.

The 2009 film Star Trek, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, superficially borrowed the same basic premise of Bennett's film by returning the franchise to the Academy years of the original crew, how they first met, and how they first came aboard the USS Enterprise. Aside from these surface similarities, the plotlines of these two films are significantly different. When asked about the 2009 film, Bennett said, "I did see it. I'm not the audience for that. Rapid cuts. Explosions. Gore for the sake of gore. Either that makes me a dinosaur or there's a generational problem, but that's not J.J.'s fault."

Who deserves the credit for Star Trek's First Adventure? which was also made into a blockbuster movie in (2009)?

1. Gene Roddenberry
2. J.J. Abrams
3. Harve Bennett

Merry Christmas Everyone, 

Live long and Prosper.

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