Merry Christmas Trekkers and to usher in 2022 heres some Bezos and Shatner Blue Origin fanfare with their rocket shooting off into space. You'll remember the legendary captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise 1701 from Star Trek the Classic Series? Well here he is....
These are our friends, our defenders and our protectors of the United Federation of Earth. Well, good as - apparently William Shatner has gone up into Space big time Trekkers for real, (only Joan Collins is not in agreement! )😁 one to beam up Scotty!
Without hope what have we got? I'm going up into Space, How many people can say that? Jeff Bezos Concept to make living and pollution a thing of the past.
“I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened,” the screen legend said. “It’s extraordinary. I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can maintain what I feel now.”
What do you think? Are you for or against Space exploration?
Heres a question fans of Star Trek Picard are asking.
Does Q appear in Star Trek Picard?
To recap trekkers we know In Star Trek: Picard's season 1 finale, Picard did indeed perish from his disease after he helped save the galaxy. But Dr. Altan Soong (Brent Spiner) and Dr. Agnes Jurati (Alison Pill) successfully transferred Picard's mind into the Golem, granting the retired Starfleet Admiral a new lease on life.
Heres a youtube scoop - Q creates an alternate timeline for Season 2!Yup! It kinda brings back 'ol Star Trek memories of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D and First Contact sniff. Oh well. Season two will premiere in February 2022
I just finished directing a couple of episodes of Star Trek: Picard. I can confirm that one of our old crew, the omnipotent Q, played by John de Lancie, is in fact in both of the episodes that I direct.
So now Picard's crew are time traveling to repair the fabric of time, lo and behold Q (John DeLancie) has lots of surprises for Picards fledglings. We see a Dictator Picard!!!! Why??? So what hope is there for Earth? What does the Federation represent with a Picard Totalitarian regime in power?
Will the fabric of time shatter if the two Picards meet? or is this something else? The Borg Queen also makes an amazing appearance and in order to save the future, wait for it 😁 Picards crew enlist her help!!! So whats going on?
Marina Sirtis, who plays Counselor Troi, and J. Frakes were briefly in Picards last season. Brent Spiner, who played Data, is back in another role. Seven of Nine and Picard never met in TNG continuity but in Star Trek Picard Jeri Ryan reprises her role and joins a lot of dots.
Do you think the Federations moral compass has gone completely mad, assasins out for blood, is not very diplomatic or, "we come in peace" friendly, is it?
The trial never ends. Q is back! Hey Trekkers its getting closer to that time again, Star Trek Picard Season 2 due to hit our screens again in Feb 2022. It seems the former USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D nemesis John De Lancie aka Q uses his God like powers to change the dimension of time and space throwing the former Picard and crew to an alternate timeline. Quotes de Lancie Q "annoys the s--t out of Picard" creating a totalitarian nightmare reality.
Apparently, despite Picards protest "I am way too old for your b*lls**t" fell on deaf ears Q snapped his fingers and voila? Double Trouble. Q's having fun again altering the fate of billions. The great peace keeper, diplomat and negotiator Jean Luc Picard is no more Earth is run by a dictator! Will Jeri Ryan aka Seven of Nine become a full borg in season 2?
and shes lit! Watch closely as the rocket shoots up into the air and everyone runs for cover but wait can it be true? Is that a bird or a starship? For a second the silhouette of USS Enterprise NCC 1701 warps past dumbstruck earthlings and disappears into the night sky, gone real fast. No hellos or sweet goodbyes 'cos like its over. This has got to be the first ever recorded sighting of the USS Enterprise in the history of the world! Have a good watch and laugh trekkers! Live Long and Prosper
DATA AND BORG QUEEN Paramount Pictures or CBS Paramount Television
What makes a robot tick? or an android or a cyborg tick?. Commander Data of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D for instance is immortal, so he has nothing to fear you might think. Neither does Seven of Nine. Strength of 10 men, doesn't break easily, has an exhaustive computer memory and until 2371 was completely emotionless, when Dr Noonien Soong's (Data's human father) emotion chip was finally installed.
Beforehand Data was completely fail safe and ruthless with his opponents. This thing had the equivalent fighting capabilities for taking on the T800 Hk Terminator. Seven of Nine would simply have resorted to the mesmerizing power of her mind enhanced by the Collective Borg. resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
The Enterprise Data android is not without flaws. The installation of Dr Soong's emotion chip initially made Data a weak, emotional android unable to master a flood of human emotionalism. Data's off switch, known only to his Enterprise friends was his Achilles heel. It effectively put the chief of Operations in sleep mode or deactivation which Lore took full advantage.
SEVEN OF NINE
In Star Trek's TNG "The Measure of a Man" Data's rights to choose are at stake.. A hearing is assembled on the starbase. Data's future and all future androids in the galaxy rest solely on the successful outcome of Captain Picard's Défense of Data. Fortunately Mr Data is not deemed the property of Starfleet Command but a sentient lifeform with rights to choose on equal footing of us human and in case you haven't been paying attention - That means us pitiful earthers.
T800 HK TERMINATOR
Who do you think would win in hand to hand combat?
Star Trek has an exciting new character to whet our appetites about, Picards trusty new dog and his name we all know is Number One! Fun considering William T Riker (Johnathan Frakes) starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D was Captain Picards sidekick too! So now Picard's New Number 1 is everywhere, posters and trailers. Heres Patrick Stewarts interview about his pitbull and what it means to Star Trek Picard.
“I wanted a dog because I have, only in the last four years, renewed my acquaintance with dogs. I had a dog, a border collie, when I was little and nothing since then. I thought all we need to do is to have a dog at Picard's side. And that, without any dialogue or any dramatic reference, will say a lot about this man, that he now has a dog always at his side,” Stewart said of the creative decision behind giving Picard a four-legged friend.
Star Trek: Picard
NO 1 sits by PICARD waiting for orders.
He continued. “And then the question was what kind of dog? Well, I am obsessed with pitbulls. What a dog, and how ill used they have been, appalling used. In England they're a banned breed. I adopted my first pit bull and we already were excited about the thought of taking her back to England, and we couldn't do it. They won't be let in the country. I even talked to the British Embassy in Washington about it and they said, ‘There's nothing we can do.` I'm now part of a campaign working in the UK to get this legislation changed because they are the most sensitive, the most loving, the most giving, the most affectionate creatures that you could ever possibly hope to meet.”
It seems that Stewart represents the best of us both on and off the screen. Pitbulls have a history of being mistreated, so Stewart is doing the right thing in standing up for them against unfair stereotypes and giving them a platform like Star Trek: Picard. We think Picard would be proud.
Y is for "Yesss but some think Yikes!". Hi Trekkers. lots of us look at aliens and some shiver at the sight of a Vidian, Borg or Ferengi. I know my mom does. Sorry Mom. Quark dressed up as a female was a manic panic now lol - Then You've got Andorians, Tellarites, Klingons and Talosians with their enlarged veiny heads - not exactly royal beauties but great stuff for sci-fi entertainment.
To give Star Trek actors their due, I'm giving them a 7/10 for horror effect, dedication, time spent in the chair being layered up in scaly makeup. Not every alien is the same either with green Orions arousing envy in women and lust in men.
Species 8472 was a total eye opener for the crew USS Voyager NCC-74656. The Borg met their match crossing the line with these beauties who were telepathic, powerful and unassimilable - not someone to welcome home for dinner and desert. A complete game changer for Voyager and heres why. These things lived in fluidic space and had what many would call a bad attitude problem. What distinguished 8472 from traditional aliens was their arrival marked the first completely computer generated characters in Star Trek space.
QUESTION: Star Trek Voyager episode "Scorpion Part 2" introduced what actress who played Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One? her character Seven also appears in Star Trek Picard.
X is for X-hausted. At least thats how I feel during this stage of our AtoZ challenge. Heres an X-Factor Star Trek question for you trekkers. Can you name Star Treks librarian who lived on the planet Sarpellion whose sun was going supernova? see below for answer.
W is for Whoopi Goldberg (Oscar and Golden Globe Winner) who played Guinan aboard the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D in Star Trek the Next Generation. Whoopi has a massive following across the world and her awards speak for themselves. She's starred in lots of movies and tv shows and has been a fan of Star Trek since the classic series.
Heres a GIF I created with Guinan giving Q (John DeLancie) a dose of his own medicine. Star Trek TNG Deja Q is satisfying to watch. The story goes Guinan is centuries old and wise beyond her years. So when omnipotent Q turns up at the Enterprise-D doors and says: I have no powers!!! No-one believes him except maybe Guinan who gets an idea with a fork.
V is for Vanessa Williams. The former Miss America and pop singer was a natural to be cast as Arandis, the facilitator for the Tembiti Lagoon on the pleasure planet Risa in Star Trek except theres more.
Here she is on youtube singing and receiving an apology from CEO Sam Haskell 32 years later after having to hand back her Miss America crown in 1984. According to youtuber Nadi1010 heres what happened.
Her pictures were leaked, without her consent, to Playboy. In today’s world that would be considered a sex crime. She was one of the first public figures to be a victim of a sex crime, and she was blamed for it. To me, this apology reflects our cultural shift around how we treat women and sexual assault survivors. Looking out far ahead, I can see an arc bend.
U is for Uhura. Lieutenant Nyota Uhura is a multitalented officer in communications and technology which gives her the skill to operate Spocks Science Station, navigation and even command of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701. Uhura is remembered best for opening hailing frequencies with many ships, aliens and planets. Here she is having a nice friendly chat with some Klingons. Can you guess which Star Trek movie? Heres a hint, only two actresses played Uhura - Nichelle Nichols and Zoe Saldana, and a clip from the film.
T is for Thrilling. Its only fitting we give BlogMan a shout out. I'm sure many of us will appreciate Blogman who rolled out the A to Z challenge which is now an annual blogverse event for talented bloggers. .
In which Star Trek movie does Kirk mention Iowa as his home town?
Do you get the rhythm of life setting the pace as we hurtle around the sun?
High fives for making A to Z so! Thanks Blogman, "- Life is a marathon, run, fly, feet on the street - live long and prosper.
S is for Star Trek Superstar. Kelsey Grammer comes in at no 7 on ranker , remember him! Superstar Frasier in Cheers. Cheers and Star Trek, two popular high profile Paramount shows watched every week way back in the 80's and 90's, so its hardly surprising actors crossed over from one show to another. Captain Morgan Bateson of Starfleets U.S.S. Bozeman starred in "Cause and Effect."
Kelsey Grammer appeared in the 5th season of Star Trek TNG. The fact is Frasier phoned in Batemans TNG performance so lets not exaggerate here. Bateman is seated on the Bozeman bridge 'cos like what you're looking at is mostly CGI! (hmmm) but entertaining and fun right? (at least he's not under the bridge)
R is for Resistance. This famous line "Resistance is futile" was first uttered by Borg aliens aboard their fearless cube in the epic encounter with the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D giving chase in Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Best of Both Worlds, Part 1."
This 1990 episode offered up one of the greatest cliff-hangers in television history and with Picard nabbed right from the bridge of Starfleets flagship, the Federation had lots of problems. TNG coined this "Resistance is futile" phrase that would live forever in the nightmares of fans—mainly because it was recycled .
Q everyone knows Q, (John deLancie) He just turns up and harasses the USS Enterprise-D crew whenever it suits him. Q's one of several omnipotent beings who took it upon himself to test Federation lifeforms like captain Picard and remember poor Tasha yar? frozen solid like a snowcube.
O is for OMG! Hes a Werewolf! Who was Sam Clemens referring to as a Werewolf aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D?
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) noted American author writer extraordinaire had a gift for speaking about reality ... However, Clemens was a bit satiric towards humanity until he travelled from the 19th century to the 24th century. He meets our USS Enterprise-D buddies Worf, Data and walks Deanna arm in arm down the corridor. I think he took seeing Worf rather well actually lol.
N is for Nineteenth Century Times Arrow. Captain Picard, Riker, Troi and Geordie travel back in time to rescue Data. I've pieced together an amusing gag gif with Jerry Hardin (born 1929) aka Mark Twain the writer caught red-handed by Data and Guinan. Twain has a lot of fast talking to do only it isn't flying. Data displaced in time is trying to get back to the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D with Guinan's (Whoopi Goldberg) help and Twain is onto them.
CLEMENS: I must admit you've got me mystified. This contraption, for instance. It's very unusual. It looks quite futuristic. Tell me, might it have something to do with time shifts?
DATA: In a sense. The time shift is a gearing system I have invented for the horseless carriage.
CLEMENS: Hogwash!!! Do not insult me. You have come here to this century and brought your infernal technology with you for God only knows what purpose, but I have no doubt it will be the people of this century who will suffer for it.
GUINAN: My dear Mister Clemens, I do think we've heard enough. Mister Data's business is his own, and I will thank you to leave now.
CLEMENS: Pardon me, Madam Guinan, but it is my business too. It is the business of all humanity, I believe, to stop both of you from whatever it is you are doing here. And that is what I intend to do.
Its a big universe trekkies so don't let Ktarians get hold of you.. Its good to keep an open mind when travelling the galaxy but you never know who you might meet. In Star Trek, certain species can control our minds or even read our thoughts! Resisting mind control while awake is an art but when you're asleep, boom watch out!!!
The Ktarian headset game was brought to the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D by commander Riker himself. the whole idea was to get everyone addicted so the Ktarians could take over the Enterprise-D and then the Federation.
Star Trek's TNG The Game stars Ashley Judd who plays Robin Leftler with TNG cast in this fun and games mystery. At first something just doesn't quite add up figures Wesley Crusher so he tells his babe in Ten Forward.....
Robins character was ranked as the 71st most important character of Starfleet within the Star Trek science fiction universe. The game device stimulates part of the pleasure brain making the user want nothing except to play hooking the crew who become addicts. Whats fun about this episode is the adult staff are chasing Crusher and Lefler around the ship because the kids have figured out "the game" is dangerous.
K is for Klingon skull stew. Ever heard of this food? This Star Trek delicacy originated on the Klingon homeworld Kronos only to find its way to Deep Space Nine... I think it might have been viewed as a mistake? on the Replimat on DS9.
Skull stew was never mentioned in dialog but a photo of the dish created by scenic artist Doug Drexler was seen on the wall of the Replimat.
I is for Immediate Impact of Federation Starships at Wolf 359.
"Perhaps today is a good day to die!"
Who said that now I wonder?
Ten years later after Star Treks TNG's 'Best of Both Worlds (2366), the battle of wolf 359 (2377) gave Worf commanding the Defiant the opportunity to fly into the big bad beautiful Borg cube. Our friend Michael Dorn, in true Klingon Warrior style - Worf is preparing to go out in a blaze of glory. Yeah lets blow these Borg demons up!!! How that must have shook his crew up, hehe.
'Prepare for ramming speed.'
Which came first, Sector 001 or Wolf 359? Who's were you rooting for the Borg, Enterprise-E or Worfs Defiant? In any case have fun watching the video trekkers.
H is for Harry Mudd, honest, crafty and convincing Harry Mudd. Heres a conman who'd sell his own grandmother down the river to make some lithium... The fun begins when wheeler dealer Harry introduces his lively lovely cargo, Eve Magda and Ruth.
"Gentlemen I look upon this work as a sacred public trust, I've devoted my whole life to it."
so says Harcourt Fenton Mudd. The only thing is the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 computer doesn't believe him. Do you? Have a listen and decide....
So the ships computer answers........
Mudd is infuriated but manages to laugh and shrug it off.
G is for Star Trek's Galactic Barrier where God resides. Its the big question. Is God really at the centre of the galaxy? In the heart of space - Logically science has confirmed negative energy force fields surrounding the Milky Way Galaxy. This cosmic phenomenon sizes up with the Van Allen Belt which Earth astronauts must pass through to achieve cosmic orbit above the moon.
Matter, energy, space objects, hydrogen, helium, oxygen, carbon and ultra violet radiation we know.....but the all almighty God has yet to high five us happy earthlings . Maybe a starship can take us to all corners of creation!! Travelling through the great barrier will be a dangerous mission faced with unstable cosmic phenomenon but if there’s even a chance meeting with God the journey will be worth the risk...
F is for Fizzbin so what gives? You've heard of this classic Star Trek game I'm sure - cos like everyone wants "A Piece of the Action" right? A real game that requires intelligence, not some kids game! Captain James T. Kirk made up the perplexing game of Fizzbin to fluster his captors on Sigma Lotia II. Heres how the cards square up.
Players are dealt six cards, except the player on the dealers right, who gets seven. The second card is turned up, except on Tuesdays, and two jacks make half a fizzbin. Don't bother trying to get a royal fizzbin as the odds are astronomical. Feel like playing?
E is for Enslaved by Elasian tears but could the myth be true? You might be surprised if a beautiful princess cried over you!!! Legend has it the biochemical compound of the tears of Elasian women overwhelms their victims who become romantically and emotionally obsessed with the woman as happened Captain Kirk in Star Trek's Elaan of Troyius. Its true believe me. How do you break free of the spell using the Dohlman of Elas infectious agent which acts as a aphrodisiac? Hey did you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world?
D is for Dabo girls so do you want to play? Bring energy credits! In Star Trek DS9 Quark's bar establishment is set up to game customers out of their dough. Security Officer Odo doesn't approve but if all you want is a bit of fun.... where’s the harm in splashin' and cashin? Dabo is similar to an Earth roulette wheel, the dabo table is attended by beautiful dabo girls, whose main function is to distract players into blowing off steam and losing their bets. You can't win unless you dabo the latinum.
C is for Cosmic Phenomenon but where is great space is it? Star Trek's starships USS Enterprise NCC 1701- A B C D and E have all encountered new worlds, civilizations during galactic voyages throughout the universe so think about it. Science has revealed space as mostly an empty void, with stars and planets making up little of its mass. Theres a lot more than matter and energy out there so say the experts but.... God is out there. As humanity reaches for the stars extraordinary interstellar phenomena like supernovas and comets paled in comparison to some of the cosmic anomalies in the mysterious realm of deep space but everyone wants to know....
What do you say to God when you find Him with a starship?
To B or not to B-4. Star Trek Nemesis is the big bang for B-4 brother Data. How did you react when Picard materialized on the bridge of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-E only to watch Shinzon's Romulan predator bird of prey burst into flames. Why did Data deactivate his less advanced B-4 brother only for Picard to re-activate?
"All the worlds a stage, And all the men and women merely players
Hi Trekkers, A is for Allasomorphs but who are they? In keeping with for this years 2021 A to Z challenge lets kick back with some friendly Shapeshifters natives of Daled IV in Star Trek "the Dauphin" episode. These creatures are able to change their molecular structure into other lifeforms. So when Salia and Anya boarded the federations flagship USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D on stardate 42568.8 ..... I guess you might say Worf had his hands full!
In the Trek universe, 21st century scientist Zefram Cochrane invented the faster than warp drive rocket in 2061 which shot Geordi, Riker and Zefram into the trekkie universe. So when Cochrane officially opened the warp five complex on earth in 2119, he coins the phrase 'where no man has gone before.' Now growing up I was happy believing in the power of these sacred holy Star Trek words because Captain James T. Kirk's of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 said them. (TOS) was sacred hallowed ground.
I guess our Star Trek heros are just keeping the trek dream alive but I must confess these words sent a little chill of excitement down my spine every time trek is boldly going on tv, the good ol days huh? It certainly begs the question. If Captain Kirk wasn't the first then.....
Who was the first space explorer to say 'Where no man has gone before?'
Decide now trekkers the fate of the universe depends upon it.
Jerry Goldsmith wrote the music soundtrack for Star Trek the Motion Picture which later became the fanfare for Star Trek TNG. 1995 was the year I bought all 178 episodes of Star Trek TNG. Each season was 106 euro which wasn't cheap for me. Today you can buy a used Star Trek TNG Season 1 for £6.49 can you believe that?
DECKER TRYING TO REVIVE ILIAS "data memory patterns" by placing the headband on her head but why? - When Decker begins to fall for the exact replica of "Ilia" standing before him Dr McCoy speaks up. THIS IS JUST A MECHANISM!
I got my "I AM Spock" signed biography from leonard Nimoy that year - yeah I thought things were looking good. I was only 25 ready to explore galaxies. I remember watching Star Treks first movie with friends who loved the special effects, "star trek is cool" overall TMP is a good flick - you'll appreciate the plot is drawn from the slow moving coldness of Space Odyssey and Star Trek Changeling "Nomad" whose primary mission was to scientifically investigate new life forms.
UHURA "I LIKE TO SING, I FELT LIKE MUSIC" NOMAD INVESTIGATING
Conversely V'ger programming is also at the heart of TMP plot. Its awesome watching lovely android Ilia makes her grand entrance to save the universe with Decker licking his wounds as the failed rightful Captain of the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701. Meanwhile Spocks spacewalk mindmeld reveals.....
SPOCKS SECRET SPACEWALK
" Jim, Vgers programming is incomplete. Vger is cold, barren. This simple feeling - not possible.""Vger's asking questions, is this all that I am, is there nothing more?" - Spock
The poor machine was longing for human company all along.......
WHO do you think WON the JACKPOT in Star Trek The Motion Picture?
Hi Trekkers. To usher in 2021 heres some fun Star Trek The Next Generation blooper reels which should crack you up. These classic TNG recordings are spliced together"out-takes" showing how actors keep it together when they forget their lines, mostly by goofing off. The shows creator Gene Roddenberry even gets in on the act and If you thought Klingons didn't laugh, well guess again.
Patrick Stewart goofs off on camera and utters the order “engage” instead of“energize,” "which is what we say in this room" Picard explains.... causing Frakes, Marina Sirtis and Colm Meaney to laugh.
The crew had long shifts and for Dorn 3.5 hours to create and transform with the Klingon ridge forehead, thankfully for Brent Spiner it took only 75 minutes to put on his metallic android paint he said.