Monday, March 29, 2021


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?' 

Zefram Cochrane 
Captain Kirk
Johnathan Archer 
Captain Picard   

 Decide now trekkers the fate of the universe depends upon it.

Live long and prosper Trekkers

Monday, March 15, 2021


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.

 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.


 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.....


" 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?

1. Decker gets Ilia

2. Captain Kirk gets the Enterprise  

3. V'ger gets Emotions

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

Monday, March 08, 2021


Hi Trekkers, In keeping with wordy fun, every month Elephant Child calls upon us to write. Today I am using words prompts provided by Hilary Melton Butcher as is tradition on E.C. blog. Prompts will be provided next month by Hilary Melton Butcher.  Two sets of words, you can use either or all 10. Tell me what you think of Red Eyes Contagion Part 2.  I've included humor on purpose. Enjoy

 The USS Stormtrooper blasted through Celtrus 5 atmosphere leaking deuterium fuel which lit up the pink sky.

"So now what are we gonna do?" hollered Mateo at the squad who felt curmudgeonly blue after the showdown with the alien creepers. "Heck if I know! "Why don't we sing row, row, row, your boat!" replied Maverick sarcastically.

"I don't know if you've been keeping up with current events but we just got our butts kicked pal!!!" Mateo was in no mind for games, instead the squad just exchanged glances looking washed out..."  

"Computer whats the condition of the ship?" queried Lizzy

"The Stormtrooper is diving towards the planet at 25,000 miles" 

"We'll that just GREAT!!!" yelled Mateo slinging his AK47 photon phaser over his shoulder.

"SHHHH MATEO!!! Computer give me a spectrographic analysis of the asteroid which hit the ship.

"Deck 6 is flooded with radiation, mechanical failure and loss of communication have endangered the success of our mission. The asteroid you mention is another ship full of lifeforms who appear to be seasick. They have latched on and boarded.

"The Creepers!!! I knew it."  quipped Carlos throwing up again.

"Well you're just going to have to go out there Mateo." reasoned Lizzy calmy

"What? Me? Plying that thing off the ship? are you nuts?" hollered Mateo looking for squad backup but getting none.

"Hey Scruffy, rather you than me. " gloated Carlos cheerfully resentful he got dreged into this score. 

Strangely the computer joins in the conversation much like a dolphin chirping in a seacave. "Micrometeors travelling at speeds of 40,000 miles per hour through the celestial realms of cosmic space have just been detected. 

Warniiiinnng...Red.... Red... Red....  ALERRRRT......."

"Awwww No not again! bawls Mateo unslinging his AK47 photon phaser rifle


The computer continues...One micrometeoroid the size of a postage stamp has hit the Stormtrooper,  sensors indicate 50 impacts have hit starboard side...." 

"Thats RED EYES SHIP!"  GOT TO BE!" cries Lizzy excitement in her eyes lighting up

"Hey look NO WAY!!!!" Aliens can be seen scrambling and gasping hungrily through the port holes as micrometeoroids shoot through both ship and lifeforms. The windows glaze over pink. 

Circling each other Captain Ninja speaks up to Red Eyes as her clefts scrape the deck.  

COMPUTER "Fatal exposure in 30 minutes"

"How about a truce?" reasons Ninja logically

"You "Huzzah" die!"

"I don't see why we cant be reasonable about this Red Eyes I'm fair," Captain Ninja reasons.

"My children..."lamented Red Eyes ...."You, you, you," cries the Raven heartbroken

"Now come on, sweet innocent children of the garden smelling of roses they were not!."

Ninjas Squad laughed heartily in the Rec Room happy rejoicing their victory. "Red Eyes alien spaceship turned all those lovely critter bugs into sushi juice."

Red Eyes and Ninja stared at each other. In the blink of an eye Red Eyes sea of venom shot from her beak just as Ninjas samarai sword swooped down. The creatures eyes had turned bluish emerald green as the hispid hair belonging to her magnificent coat of feathers fell away.


"I didn't know" said Captain Ninja 


"I will return" replied Red Eyes licking her beak.

What do you think happened to the USS Stormtrooper hurtling towards celtrus 5 at 25,000 miles per hour?


Monday, March 01, 2021

Red Eyes Contagion

Hi Trekkers, In keeping with wordy fun, every month Elephant Child calls upon us to write. Today I am using words prompts provided by Alex J Cavanaugh as is tradition on E.C. blog. Prompts will be provided next month by Hilary Melton Butcher Here are the two sets of words, you can use either or all 14. Tell me what you think of my sci-fi story. Can you see the movie I based these characters on? Enjoy



 "The games up" declares Captain Ninja of the USS Stormtrooper as he slings the lollybag across the rec table. Curiously a strange "earwig thing crawls out staring at the squad with it watery eyes and tries to bolt for it.

“Ugh” grumbles the squad choking down Guacamole.

"You can skedaddle if you want too but some Nitwit is trying to pick us off with these poisonous thingamajigs"

Carlos looks at his lobster and thows up. The rest of the squad groan in disgust pushing their plates away.

What kind of malarkey is this? sneers Lizzy amid the pandemonium and fear breaking out at the dinner table. Mateo stands up objecting crushing the horrible arthropod with the heel of his boot. The creature squeaked in protest but died fast.

"This whole mission has been a fiasco"

"Piffle" says Lizzy unconvinced enjoying her lemon pie custard dessert. "Your mean Mateo, why you kill that creature?" fire burning in her eyes.

"Oh Yeah? easy for you to say sleeping on top bunk with all those things crawling around!"

"Settle down squad"  states Ninja calmly


"You guys are all heart" replies Carlos sick as a dog.

Suddenly the starship lurches to one side as the computer announces yellow alert in a rather drunken staggered voice.


"OMG!!! LOOK" cowers someone. "WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE, Now"

AMID the chaos a beaming10ft feathered creature paces into the rec room. Its feet look wet staining the deckplates almost like..... it clefts had ripped something apart in the gazebo but what???. 

Ninjas squad are frozen stuck to the floor in fear as the intruder licked its beak.

The creatures red eyes glow when it speaks echoing a strange alien language across the chamber. Whoever it is, he points at Ninja. 

"You "Huzzah" die!" 

It was definitely on about something figured the squad planning their next move.

"Good Grief!!! Red Alert!!!" yelled Ninja ducking for cover as the alien goes beserk spraying a deadly sea of liquefying venom from its nostrils.

"What the hell?" cries Mateo firing off rounds from his UZI ak47 photon phaser rifle.

"STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY  FAILURE"  chimes the female voice computer happily as the deck plates groan under their own weight and buckle dreadfully sinking.

"Well thats just f*ckking great and who the hell put her in charge???? laments Mateo yelling frantically

"I've never lost a flagship before...NEVER EVER!!!" sighs Ninja shocked but taking a firm grip on reality amid wailing sirens. 

"We're leaving!" cries Carlos "Lets get the h*ll outta here!" In the distance alien feathered creepers can be heard gasping hungrily and advancing.  

Cool as a cucumber the Alien Commander in Chief advances speaking for the second time. Its voice heavy echoes with menace as he folds his feathers and laughs through his beak. 

"I am Red Eyes.....NINJA, its you or me!

....again the flagship Stormtrooper lurches to one side... sending the room into darkness....throwing everyone asunder. "Curse this place I hate it"

"Aghhhh - !" Fast as lightening Ninja strikes as the feathered creepers close in on the squad. lol 

"How does it feel to face your own extinction human?" taunts the alien cic bezerk with manic laughter..


"Never..... retreat or die Red Eyes, commands Ninja gripping a fist of feathers in his hand...... "computer set the ship to self-destruct"

The Alien Commander eyes widen in rage then terrified fear, "Nooooo please!!!!"

All the escape hatches fly open creating a vacuum as molecules collide and creepers fly screaming one by one through the air. The Storm trooper Ninjas have trained for battle simulations such as these only now....


Ninja nods grinning with his hands around Red Eyes throat. 

"Assimilate this!"  

Is Captain Ninja too late or has Red Eyes won? 


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