Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Where did Star Trek land on Christmas day?

 Hi Trekkers,

First of all let me wish you all a Happy and Joyous Christmas as we usher in 2023. Today, I chatted with Public Servants and Ceo Derek at the NRH where I trek out for a living. In the 23rd and 24th Century Star Trek's interstellar Goddesses have laid claim to their cultural places with memorable kisses in history boldly spellbinding minds where no-one had gone before. 

We all love a bit of meriment and charm to captivate us accross the cosmos. So all in all now the spirit of festive celebration is upon us, ask yourself: Where did Star Trek land on Christmas day? 



We all know Star Trek presents a uniform of intelligent lifeforms exploring and building cultures. Star Trek has a right to exist and shine so long as there is no endangerment but thats the conundrum isn't it my friends. Theres always a threat to the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 and here she comes!



In Star Trek The Classic episode "Dagger of the Mind" Captain Kirk gets tag teamed with Dr Helen "Noel" (Marianna Hill)

When Dr Helen reminds him, (lol) "do you remember the Science Lab Christmas Party? " - 

Kirk "Yes I remember" 

Curiously Dr Noel surname comes from the French word for Christmas and its used in song for Christmas carols.


I reckon the movie Star Trek Generations spreads a powerful Christmas Trekker reference of peace, hope and family values. However, Picard is transported to a "Nexus" and experiences a fantasy version of Christmas complete with a picture perfect home and family he never had in reality aboard the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D or had growing up at home at the vineyard in France.


 

Where did Star Trek's (captains) land on Christmas day?


1.  Dr Helen Noel

2.  The Nexus

3.  Right into Trekker and Trekkie Souls


Vote now and make your voice heard,



Where did Star Trek land on Christmas day? 


Live Long and Prosper! Trekkers

Thursday, December 01, 2022

STAR TREK TNG - THE NAKED NOW

 Hi Trekkers,Spacerguy here. We know the feel good factor of saurian brandy, right? Its Christmas, that lack of good judgement, just one more merry sherry hit before stopping by the second star to the left...  Well my friends, In Star Trek TNG "the Naked Now" Science ship Tsiolkovsky investigating a nearby collapsing star has fallen victim to its own self destructive wild passionate behaviour! All is not what it seems in trekiverse.


Tasha Yar aka Denise Crosby 
"but I got out of my uniform for you Data"


USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D and  USS Tsiolkovsky



The crew are getting so loaded with "cheer" and intoxication that one crew says " yeah do it" and out blasts the airlock into outer space along with all the bridge crew. Sure it was a blast, a pure dopamine rush comparable to getting high on alcohol but....The question is how? 



AIRLOCK OPEN - CREW PUSHED OUT
INTO SPACE

GEORDI LA FORGE investigates Tsiolkovsky



When Starfleets USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D finest arrive to investigate strange activity on the science starship with the supernova of a giant star nearby. It really is touch and go when a PSI 2000 variant virus infects the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D.  So can things get any worse? Yes they can! Someone has yanked out all the computer chips paralysing the starship! Mr Data who replaced all the computer microchips at lightspeed with nano-seconds to spare and Mr Shimota gets kia.


Wesley Crusher  Repulser Beam Project




WESLEY's Picard voice:   Attention all decks, all divisions. Effective immediately I have handed over control of this vessel to acting Captain Wesley Crusher.


PICARD: Acting Captain!!!


WESLEY: Thank you Captain Picard, Thank you and with that order dawns a brave new day for the Enterprise.


USS Tsliolkovsky and asteroid


I hear you trekkers! Wesley drunk on the PSI 2000 virus. Whats even more puzzling is the deus ex machina (God out of the machine) device that saves the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D sat the last minute. "The Naked Now" is a homage to "The Naked Time". This entire episode depends on Dr Crushers son Science Project (which resembles a toy) Its got a built in tractor beam which diverts the science ship and acts as a push off for the Enterprise-D which vacates the flightpath of the celestial object in space hurtling towards them.


Wesley and Geordi observing a tractor beam.



QUESTION: How did the intoxicating virus from science starship Tsiolkovsky infect the Chief of security Tasha Yar? 

Tasha Yar actress Denise Crosby in Star Trek The Next Generation


TASHAS QUARTERS:


TASHA: But I got out of uniform for you, Data. Do you know how old I was when I was abandoned?

DATA: Chronological age? No, I am afraid I am not familiar with

TASHA: Five. Five years old, but I survived. I learned how to stay alive, how to avoid the rape gangs. I was fifteen before I escaped.

DATA: I am sorry. I did not know,

TASHA: And what I want now is gentleness. And joy. And love. From you, Data. You are fully functional, aren't you?

DATA: Of course, but

TASHA: How fully?

DATA: In every way, of course. I am programmed in multiple techniques, a broad variety of pleasuring,

TASHA: Oh, you jewel! That's exactly what I hoped.

[Bridge]

Captain Picard


Meanwhile on the flagship bridge of the federations finest in the galaxy Picard is losing patience.


PICARD: Number One, MacDougal, get that boy out of Engineering.

(Riker and MacDougal leave)

WORF: Sir, I'm getting very strange reports from all decks.

PICARD: Such as?

WORF: Such as the ship's Training Division ordering all officers to attend a lecture on metaphysics.

PICARD: Metaphysics?

DATA: Confirmed, sir. And there was a rather peculiar limerick being delivered by someone in the Shuttlecraft bay. I am not sure I understand it. There was a young lady from Venus whose body was shaped like.........

YELLS PICARD: Captain to Security, come in!

DATA: Did I say something wrong?

WORF: I don't understand their humour either.


Worf is dumbfounded - When one does not have the words.


Android Data repeats limerick



Dr Beverly and Picard entertain ideas but the Enterprise-D must come first.



The crew are getting wasted, lol. The big question is who is in charge of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D while Crusher is running amok in Main engineering which isn't yet Geordi Laforges Warp Core.  Several good comedy pieces to laugh at including Beverly and Picard's craving passions over each other. Strictly professional after all the Enterprise-D relies only on Starfleet's best!


Live Long and Prosper Trekkers!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Star Trek Strange New Worlds - Saturn Award Winner

Hi Trekkers, remember watching Apollo 11 communications beamed down to earths happy blue ball of tellurians (Thats us btw) way back when?  No? Well then you're in for a treat with Star Trek Strange New Worlds. Season one has a fascinating alternate reality storyline giving us an outlook into the dynamic cosmos of the universe.


The speculative mixture of fact and fiction is really quite compelling to watch. Despite some plot twists and turns and knowing the history of Apollo and Soyuz, Star Trek Strange New Worlds boldly goes literally where no-one has gone before.  In true Sci-Fi entertainment spirit just like 2021 Star Trek Picard and Discovery which boldly grabbed three Saturn Awards for best Actor, best Supporting actor and Best Sci Fi Series


Star Trek Strange New Worlds is progress. The show has more to do with character stories and backstories while focusing less on factual events and real people Star Trek Strange New Worlds is entertaining so why dont you decide trekkies.





I can recommend all trekkers, especially those of us fascinated with space, seeking out new life forms here on United Earth to sit back and geek out with this show. I think we need unity right now too with a united earth space program, Apollo, Skylab, ASTP and the shuttle multi-cultural programs. And for those who love science fiction creators like these stars your in for a real treat  Ben Bova, Isaac Asimov,, Alex J Cavanaugh and L Diane Wolfe



The 50th Saturn Awards at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror took place last Tuesday night with Paramounts: Star Trek Strange New Worlds winning the Saturn Award.


Awesome runner ups included. Who do you think should have won the Saturn awards

Live long and Prosper, Trekkers


Star Trek: Discovery

The Expanse

For All Mankind

Lost in Space

The Mandalorian

The Orville: New Horizons





Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Star Trek Picard Season 3 Release at New York ComicCon

 Hi Trekkers, Thank Alpha Centauri I had Starfleet Technical Manuals and didn't get stranded light years away from earth. You can never be too sure about fused dilithium crystal converters on starships. So here I am with the latest Trekker news. 


Word is since Star Trek Day on September 8th Star Trek Picard's final 3rd season will debut in early 2023 streaming February 16th on Paramount+  Collider outlines Star Trek: Picard journey through time since Star Trek Nemesis. Well worth reading.

A bit closer is New Yorks Comic Con which runs starting next month - October 6th to 9th 2022. 




Friends of Star Trek Picard are appearing on stage. Its all happening soon. The panel includes Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn including executive producers Alex Kurtman, Rod Roddenberry and Terry Matalas. 



Star Trek star Sonequa Martin Green will be there also to update everyone on Discovery's latest season. All hands now Trekkers. Who gets your vote Discovery or Star Trek Picard?


Live Long and Prosper Trekkers

Monday, August 01, 2022

Nichelle Nichols has died on 30th July 2022

 Legend in her own lifetime R.I.P. Nichelle Nichols has died on the 30th July 2022: Trailblazing' actress who played the friendly Lt Uhura in Star Trek as our beloved Communications Officer aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701. She was 89. Nichelle Nichols broke barriers for black women in Hollywood like Whoopi Goldberg and got involved with the Space Programme NASA recruiting folks who weren't just white men but people of colour boldly recruiting  from  where no-one came before. 

The youngest and third woman into space was Sally Ride. Guy Bluford was part of the original Mercury Seven. Not to mention former cosmonaut and the first person of African heritage into space in 1980, Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez - They have all become famous astronauts. Nichelle was the kind of person who could get out there and inspire imaginations. "Hailing Frequencies Open Captain" It was Martin Luther King (fan of Star Trek) who said 'You Have Been Chosen'  

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers




Lt Uhura played by Nichelle Nichols


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Who Is Star Trek Picards Season 3 Mystery Character?

 Hi Trekkers, Who is the mystery character appearing in Star Trek Picard Seasons 3? Officially Paramount has stated LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Worf), Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker), Gates McFadden (Dr Beverly Crusher), Marina Sirtis (Counsellor Deanna Troi), and Brent Spiner (Data) will materialize alongside Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard)! 


STAR TREK PICARD SEASON 3 CAST

 



Aside from Stewart, the two other original Picard cast members who will return for the show’s season 3 are Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker). 


 Original Picard stars Santiago Cabrera (Chris Rios), Alison Pill (Agnes Jurati), Evan Evagora (Elnor), and Isa Briones (Dahj/Sutra/Kore Soong) all confirmed revealed that they are not coming back for the show’s final batch of episodes.

SEVEN OF NINE - JERI RYAN


Frakes, Sirtis, and Spiner have already appeared alongside Stewart in previous seasons of Picard, but it will be the first time that they will be joined by Burton, Dorn, and McFadden. 





Word has it Star Trek showrunner Terry Matalas will surprise fans.


Though the showrunner didn’t name or give any details away, he did indicate that the comeback of this "mystery character"  hits hard.


 “There’s one character who is in Next Gen who I was like, ‘I really want this character to come back.’ And when they did, that was weirdly more thrilling than everything else in totality.”


Star Trek Picard's Season 3 release dates are as follows:



 



Who do you think is Star Trek Picard Season 3 mystery character? 

Who do you want to see? 


Live Long and Prosper

Monday, May 16, 2022

STAR TREK - THE ARSENAL OF FREEDOM

Hi Trekkers, I've been watching Star Trek TNG again which makes this the 3rd time! round the United Federation of Planets again. 😁

In episode 121, THE ARSENAL OF FREEDOM, The USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D is following up on clues which eventually lead to a technologically advanced world called Minos. The mystery is... what happened to everybody on the planet?

  When Picard and co are greeted by holograms, The 607 salesman seen here is automatically activated and so full of his "extra firepower, complete weapons systems" talk, you'd never guess this technological defence wizard killed everyone on the planet including his creators.  

607 SALESMAN

 So when the Enterprise-D away team beam down, Riker is greeted by a techno knock off imitating his friend Paul Rice in the jungle who is in fact..... one of the planets deadly weapon systems. So can this possibly get any worse? Well yes it does for starters Riker gets snared in a techno bubble trapping him. This meant the Captain had to beam down leaving Geordi in charge of the Enterprise-D. 

IMAGE OWNER CREATOR: PARAMOUNT PICTURES
AND OR CBS 

PAUL RICE


 Meanwhile killer drones swoop in for the kill and attack.  QUESTION: Why is sophisticated technical equipment still functioning on a planet devoid of life? We soon learn from the proud Echo Pappa Series 607 Salesman!

DR BEVERLY CRUSHER STUMBLED GRASPING PICARD

ECHO PAPA 607 SERIES



 Crusher is hurt by her fall into the Cavern, Meanwhile killer defence technology is still analysing Riker, Data and Tasha for humanoid target practise so it can construct stronger deadlier weapons! Now that only happens in Star Trek!


WHY NOT? ITS A MACHINE ISN'T IT?


Why the doctor and Captain beam down is a mystery, after plunging 50 feet into a Cavern, poor Beverly struggles for her dear life. Its cool when Picard asks for options and Beverly beats Data with the answer!




PICARD: Give me some options, Data, quickly.
CRUSHER: Why don't you just shut it off?
PICARD: Is that possible?
CRUSHER: Why not? It's a machine, isn't it?
PICARD: Shut it off.
SALESMAN: Why? You haven't seen half of what this beauty can do.
PICARD: We've seen enough.
SALESMAN: Does that mean you're going to buy it?
PICARD: Yes. Yes, we've seen enough. You've made a sale.
SALESMAN: You won't be sorry.

  Meanwhile Laforge is in starship command faced with a huge challenge, as the planet soon begins attacking the ship as well!!!!!

MINOS DRONES TARGETING USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701-D FOR TERMINATION 


 Basically it's a tale of survival as well as of growth for Laforge. Very simple, very direct and yet very enjoyable. Worth watching. So whose side were you rooting for? -  

1. USS Enterprise-D "beam down" away-team or 
2. Minos search and destroy superior firepower drones?

Question: What did Picard do to save everyone from extermination?



Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

STAR TREK PICARD - GUINAN IS BACK

Whoopi Goldberg (Oscar and Golden Globe Winner) aka Guinan aboard the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D in Star Trek the Next Generation is back. Thats right. Goldberg who has massive fans across the world and her awards speak for themselves was invited by Patrick Stewart himself onto the new Star Trek series.


PICARD AND GUINAN 
PATRICK STEWART AND WHOOPI GOLDBERG

"Guinan" stars in Star Trek Picard opposite the character Picard "your answers are not in the stars and they never have been" which adds spiritual realism boldly going where no-one has gone before on two levels. 1) Goldberg appeared 29 times already in Star Trek TNG as Guinan centuries older and wise beyond her years. She looks great for 100 in Times Arrow 2) now here she is again with the "Picard" 400 years younger but in a different timeline.


2024 400 YEARS EARLIER GUINAN
IDO AGHAVERE


  Ido Aghayere steps into the role as Jean Luc's "oldest friend" Guinan in season 2 episode 4 in "Watcher"  She plays the divergence 2024 version of Guinan in a  timeline trekkers won't remember because the "new Guinan" timeline  hasn't occurred. The reason we know this to be true is Q (John De Lancie) has been messing around with time again up to his old tricks again!. So instead of the United Federation of Planets we see a divergence and Confederation of Planets!


PICARD 
CONFEDERATION OF PLANETS





How many seasons will Star Trek Picard have?

Three seasons

MARCH 6, 2022 - It's looking like more and more of a certainty that Star Trek: Picard will end with just three seasons. Picard showrunner Terry Matalas shared a photo from the set over the weekend, seemingly saying goodbye “forever” to Star Trek: Picard.


GUINAN AND DATA IN TIMES ARROW


In the US, Star Trek: Picard season 2 is out now on Paramount Plus, with new episodes releasing every Thursday. Viewers outside of the US can watch season 2 now on Amazon Prime Video. New episodes hit the platform every Friday, the day after they air on Paramount+.

Is Star Trek: Picard coming to Netflix?

Exclusive: Star Trek's Discovery And Picard are Coming To Netflix.

Do you think Guinan is a Time Lord like Dr Who?

Guinan has had dealings with Q and the Continuum. Why is  Q afraid of her?


Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

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