Stephen Harrison stopped by today and figured we'd like his article because of the Star Trek connection. Hes a technology transaction attorney and trekker, yessss! another one! Heres what he wrote for us
(CORTANA HALO) WHY HELLO HAL..... I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU!
"The homage to "Star Trek" is well-deserved
You don’t have to be at all familiar with “Star Trek” to recognize "computer" as the right choice. But the Trek connection only sweetens the deal.
“Star Trek” televised the first interracial kiss. It inspired a generation of scientists. There are female “Trek” captains and admirals. The show predicted technology such as tablet computers, 3-D printing, sliding doors and holograms. As Stephen Poe has written, “The fact is, never in the history of any entertainment medium has there ever been a story, an idea, a situation, a set of characters, or a theme that has approached the magnitude or impact of ‘Star Trek."
HELLO CORTANA ... HOW ARE YOU MAKING THE POLARITY OF MY TURBO OSCILLATORS FLUCTUATE?
Curiously female AI "assistants" seem to reinforce the stereotype of women as subservients, Alexa, Cortana and Siri in Stephen's article but what I wonder..... What would Space Odyssey's Hal9000 or Star Trek's Nomad have said to the Cortana A I in person I wonder?
beginning, Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek
for life forms across galaxy to enjoy. Today the epic saga continues for countless Earthers on our happy blue ball far and beyond.
The most famous starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 became a marvel of science fiction when Captain
James T Kirk took command. No-one expected the compadres Kirk, Spock and Dr McCoy to hit it off during their 3 year mission but they did.
RARE 1966 SHOT OF SHATNER, KELLEY AND NIMOY
Humans and Aliens worked together using futuristic technology. Logic, enthusiastic acting and goofing off behind
the camera produced characters and stories rooted in trust filmed in a family atmosphere.
Uhura kept Starfleet hailing frequencies open. Star Trek's science, conflicted characters and spacebabes worked wonders on young audiences, in particular and many came back for lots more sexy teasers. Star Trek represented true hope and service to humanity, so much was right about it.
UHURA - HAILING FREQUENCIES OPEN CAPTAIN
J.J. abrams rocketing reboot of the franchise
with new concepts, two Spocks - one a little more rock n' roll than the other....
speed races and fist fights
surprised the heck out of most fans. Gavin Vigor pointed out: How come the planet Spock was on wasn't also destroyed by the black hole affects?
So yes, we know Vulcan turned into a dust bowl and Romulus was engulfed by a supernova. The villain, Nero wanted revenge for the destruction of Romulus, so he used a micro-singularity within Spock's planet to punish him because the Vulcan's "red matter" blackhole plan failed!
At the time jazzed trekkers had huge
expectations for Star Trek - "The Future Begins". Isn't it fun watching Kirk (JR) drive the 1965 Stingray Corvette into a massive abyss?
Star Trek 2009 was a box office hit for 385.7 million reasons with Kirk talking sexy to Uhura at Bar Fights, but hey! Kirks the underdog - he's not the captain yet! So he gets his butt whooped over code cracker, Nyota Uhura - Theres such a touching sense of family here which evolves during this rapid fire, two hour long reboot origin story....
DR MCCOY IS STUMPED ARE YOU?
The new timeline has many wondrous aspects to it, implications, opportunities for the writers and even dangers from Kirk trying to hit on Uhura, the barfight, the Kobayashi Maru Test, Spock (JR) losing his emotional cool and sticking it to his Vulcan Science Academy Elders.
SULU, UHURA, SPOCK, KIRK, CHEKOV, DR MCCOY, SCOTTY
AND DIRECTOR J.J. ABRAMS
"You have done well Spock despite your disadvantage" The movie is loaded with plenty of action packed entertainment.
Chris Hemsworth stars as George Samuel Kirk in a final countdown with Romulan planet destroyer, Nero played by Eric Bana at the start. Meanwhile the USS Kelvin has big problems but George stuck to his guns and fair ball to him.
I mean the guy goes down with the ship and he's only Captain for a day. You gotta love Abrams movie style because he doesn't rip off Star Trek's Classic Series but reinvents the timeline with a classy prequel. I recommend watching Star Trek 2009 because its fun and the movie flies by in a flash. You'll have to watch closely now or else you might miss that tribble!
GEORGE S. KIRK
What did you like about Star Trek 2009 - The Future Begins? Whats your favorite character moment? Are you looking forward to Chris Hemsworth starring in Star Trek 2014? What character do you believe he will play? Are you a fan of timetravel? Did Studio producers really scrap a 1965 Stingray Corvette to make this movie?
Star Trek "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" streams at 8.30 PM ET/5.30PM CBS kickoff with CBS.
LT ASH TYLER AND MICHAEL BURNHAM
If you've got Netflix just tune in and enjoy the show. The coolest part has to be the Klingon subtitles so theres no second guessing when the "bad guys" show up.
So whats going on for this weeks adventure? Well this episode features the USS Discovery NCC 1031 under fire.
My whole life I've never known a moment without fear, not one moment until now, ruminates Saru.
IS ADMIRAL CORNWALL THE NEXT VICTIM?
Fear and tensions are escalating throughout the ship. Why? I'm not going to ruin the excitement but Captain Lorca's reaction clearly indicates a tragedy has occurred, so watch the video...... Heres the synopsis,...
LANDING PARTY ARRIVE ON PLANET PAHVO
The USS Discovery is tasked with a high priority visit to the planet Pahvo and learns the science behind the Klingons Top Secret cloaking technology? However all is not what it seems when the landing party meet a not so friendly lifeform.
WHAT HAPPENED TO SARU?
How satisfied will Starfleet be with Lorca's starship discovery latest mission? You decide!