Saturday, July 08, 2017

Disruptor Beam - A Good Day To Lie

 Players and Star Trek fans can now look forward to Disruptor Beam's Star Trek Timelines must save the day in the latest month long mega event...... The video “A Good Day to Lie”, delves into iconic Klingons, bat'tehla fighting and all that great Warrior honor stuff.

Apparently, the galaxy is in chaos again.  Here's Disruptor Beams new “A Good Day to Lie” trailer, so enjoy...

As part of the Klingon fun, players have access to brand-new Klingon-themed Gauntlets, limited-time Distress Calls, and rewards, as well as many new characters such as the legendary Kortar, a mythological god-slayer with immense power.

 The first of four events in the series, “Scales of Power,” started last Thursday, July 6, So now "we the players" thats us are expected to enter the fierce realm of Klingon politics after Chancellor Martok has gone missing.

 In his absence, several galactic powers are vying for control of the now open seat on the Klingon High Council. Think about it. This gives Fleet captains a unique chance to steer the Klingon Empire into an age of tolerance or economic prosperity really want more power.

Subsequent events will include “When Giants Walk”, “The Heart of the Empire,” and “Blood for Blood.”

 (“July is Klingon Month in Star Trek Timelines!”) translated into the Klingon language is:

“July tlhIngan jar neH Hov Trek Timelines!”

 Live Long and Prosper

Who said "We are Klingons!" in Star Trek III?

Monday, July 03, 2017

World Maestro Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Series

Hugo Award winner, Nebula Award winner and friend of Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov is considered one of the Big Three" science fiction writers of his generation with hundreds of entertaining books to his credit. Most of the sci-fi maestro's paperbacks are available on Amazon with the Foundation Trilogy in hardback also. So is Foundation any good I hear you cry?

 The Foundation Series is a sweet read which clearly shows the emperor's influence during the timeline. Many Science Fiction stories have a hero vs the machine - to fire our imaginations, so far I have determined that there isn't really a continuity of characters from beginning to end except for the mathematician, Hari Seldon but even he dies. There are others like his assistant, Gaal Dornick. Seldon's sidekick. His crucial discovery is so fantastic, its suppressed but during the series the mathematician is later brought to stand trial. The trilogy spans the entire galaxy and not one ET make a grand entrance. Many come and go like Emperor Cleon but I won't be a killjoy.

So if you're an Asimov fan, Geek, or Nerd you're in for a treat. While the technology appears Flash Gordon, the trekker will obviously enjoy Asimov's Futurism. His "through the lens" perspective gives a unique timeline experience covering the ages but all is not what it seems.

The first volume Foundation establishes the colony Terminus called The Foundation, and the various challenges and crises it has to face and solve in the increasing chaotic galactic empire.

Foundation and Empire, the second volume, deals with a new unforeseen challenge in the ascendancy of The Mule, a mutant with extraordinary powers that can enslave whole planets and even causes the collapse of the first Foundation.

In Second Foundation the final volume, as the title suggests, the Second Foundation comes into its own as a force to be contended with. Unlike the first foundation, who were masters of technology, the members of this society are masters of mind control, so have a fair chance to defeat The Mule.

The setting is in a gigantic galaxy wide empire with nuclear gadgets and offbeat vibrant effects. However, these are only interesting gizmos without too much importance to the major story regarding their function.

Gaal Dornick springs forth as a dedicated Hardcase in the beginning only to disappear mysteriously before the end. Hari Seldon is another character whose interaction held onto my curiosity because his discovery makes you think outside the box, Psychohistory Duh What?  I became an Asimov fan quite by accident when I read the Last Question, which got me started on futurism, science, technology and I've been hooked ever since.

Long Live the Foundation!

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