Showing posts with label Star Trek Generations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Star Trek Generations. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Hugo Award winner, Nebula Award winner and friend of Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov is considered one of the Big Three Sci Fi writers of all time. He stated as a matter of fact what I am about to share with you now.

You may disagree or have an emotional outburst like Carol Marcos in Star Trek 2009 or Dr McCoy ST TOS, so I must warn you... Asimov's scientific core beliefs are not to be taken lightly. This guy was a charismatic character and one of my heroes I guess, who used sound reasoning and logic but he was also an atheist.

So if you're religious, you may wish to disengage from star trekking today. SPOILER ALERT::::

"When I die, I don't believe in Heaven or Hell. There will be nothingness, that I firmly believe."

 Now lets analyse Isaac Asimov's fundamentalist belief very closely. As humanists we hope and believe in pleasure often chased by pain because we're mortal and have fears. Dying being one. For millions of us "Pain is the fire in which we burn" Dr Soran's character in Star Trek Generations said this.

Fires burn but eventually extinguish, don't they? so pain can't last! Pain must get better, right?! Thats give us hope at least that the afterlife exists!!! Heaven is real, God almighty forgives and awaits those who believe. Now I bet you're happy. I can tell, so this is a good time to beam up.

I'm sorry my trekker friends. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse... Theres bad news. It pains me to point out, one of the undisputed smartest Scientists, in the world (now deceased) - Stephen Hawking has stated otherwise.

"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

 So what do you think now my friends? How can this reality be true?  It just can't get any worse... I mean whats right about it? but sadly I'm afraid it doesn't look good for us believers. Gene Roddenberry was known to be a humanistic atheist or agnostic.,,, but all logical indications appear to prove otherwise that God might... out there.... somewhere?  can this really be true?

Well there you have it.


Are you a believer in God Almighty? How can our human brains understand or communicate with the "creator of the universe" when we've never seen him or her? What value does 3 dimensional thinking have in an alien 11 dimensions? How does God separate the bad guys from the good guys? Is there any germ of sense in our current humanist beliefs beyond Earth?

See that navigation thingy down there? press engage, comment and your words will be immortalized for all time! Perhaps God will stop by to read! Have you ever seen  Captain James T. Kirk. Jean Luc Picard, Katryn Janeway or Benjamin Sisco teaming up against Godlike entities in the Galaxy? How shocked are you to discover men of Science and Star Trek humanist Gene Roddenberry are all atheists?

Live Long and Prosper, my Trekker Friends.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Star Trek Generations

G is for Generations. Star Trek Generations was released in 1994, directed by David Carson. 78 years after the Enterprise-B's mysterious encounter with a energy portal the past and future collide.  This movie engages TNG in a galactic rescue mission of epic proportions by enlisting the help of Captain Kirk whos stuck in a magical place. The films baddie, Dr Tolian Soran will do anything to re-capture the family he lost by opening a "doorway" in an energy ribbon zipping through space. Kirk and Picard team up in a final battle as the "Captains on the Bridge" determined to defeat the El-Aurian madman Soran. The plot thickens when Klingon sisters Lursa and B'Etor kidnap the USS Enterprise-D's Chief Engineer, Geordi and doctor his VISOR! Its a whole different ballgame now with Picard on Veridian III giving Commander Riker his big chance in the captain's chair without a safety net!

The movie earned mixed reviews from critics, as it currently holds a 48% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 46 reviews. So okay, lets get serious for a second, whoever dreamed up captain 'under the bridge' deserves to be beamed onto an asteroid penal colony infested with hungry Salt Vampires and left there for all eternity. Captain Kirk's death is an ill conceived ending for Star Trek's greatest defender of the galaxy. Kirk's demise was sorrowful and deserved so much more for such a heroic, intrepid, interstellar explorer of the Final Frontier. Jeremy Conrad of IGN gave the film a score of 7 out of 10, calling it "one of the better of the odd numbered Trek films," referring to a belief that even numbered Star Trek films are traditionally of higher quality.

The idea of Captain Kirk's death was originally mooted by writers Brannon Braga and Ronald Moore so Paramount Pictures insisted they consult William Shatner. Everyone was surprised Shatner was cool about his demise except us trekkies, of course. Shatner eventually realised it was too late to back out and admitted he was genuinely saddened by his characters death. Loyal fans vowed to "Bring Back Kirk" with a an exciting internet campaign except resurrecting Kirk was never meant to be, sniff.

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies and Trekkers.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sci Fi Fun Facts

Behind the mask, breathing heavily is Darth Vader. Darth vader is one of the most gripping sci fi characters, that I have encountered on my intergalactic trek of the blogsphere. When Vader's gets mad, his opponents usually experience the wrath of the darkside and die quite horribly. Fans associate the unique Tie Bomber as Vaders starship vehicle of choice. The Ties design is one of gothic evil fully intended to be a terrifying psychological weapon produced to strike fear into enemies hearts by "wailing" and terrorizing them before battle has even begun. Vader's patience for Princess Leia (of the planet Alderaan.) eventually runs out. Leia was put on Darth Vader's torture short list and the dark lord of doom, destroyed her home world for good measure too.

Author JJ Palomo (JJ)

Your skills are no match for the Power of the Dark Side. You will pay the price for your lack of vision. Emperor Palpatine uses his fiery powers in a attempt to destroy Luke Skywalker, while the former Jedi knight now engulfed in darkness stands by and watches until he can bear it no more..... watch the trailer. It doesn't sit well with the heavy breather because Luke spared Vader with mercy. I love this Star Wars scene. Palpatine gets a close up view of the ships reactor shaft. Lol. Notice how Vader struggles with his breathing now that his link with Palpatine and the dark side is severed. The mask comes reveal a shocking, blister ridden, pale faced creature beneath.

Worf begins a relationship with Dax aboard DS9. They fall in love and we get to see a Klingon wedding ceremony for the first time.

Believers Babylon 5 - Vorlon Ambassador Kosh Naranek.
This is a heart rendering episode where a doctor operates on a boy in order to save his life, thus rendering him a soulless demon in the eyes of the boys parents. The terrified boy learns of his fate and tries to escape! His parents even handed him a special "travel robe" used for sacrifices. Poor guy, as General Chang aptly put it in Star Trek the Undiscovered Country. - Parting is such sweet sorrow. -

Ok, ok! Everyone from non-aligned worlds get in line.
Babylon 5 - Zac : War without end

No boom today. Boom tomorrow
There's always a boom tomorrow.
Babylon 5 - Commander S. Ivanova

The universe is run by the complex interweaving of 3
elements; energy, matter & enlightened self interest. -
Babylon 5 - Ambassador G'kar

Just don't give away the home world
Babylon 5 - Londo & G'Kar

It moved faster, I swear. If you see something big with eight legs coming your way. tell me, I have to kill it before it develops language skills. Babylon 5 in 'Sic Transit Vir' -
Londo is attempting to exterminate a rather large bug that has got into his quarters. A beautiful young Centauri, Lyndisty, enters his room. How inconvenient!!!!! Luckily shes Vir's arranged bride. Creepy crawlies on the loose make an impression, especially big ones. My sister freaks out every time. Of course I'm called to the rescue, so I remove the harmless creature and set it free. No need for my ray gun.

I have already been born once & quite sufficiently I think.
Babylon 5 - Ambassador G'kar:
Can not say. Saying, would know. Do not know, so can not say!

Babylon 5 - Zatheris, War Without End Zathrus had a sad life;
Epsilon III is one of Babylon 5 episodes which involves the Great Machine. It reminded me of Spocks Brain although the Great Machine had incredible galactic knowledge whereas the Eymorg's "controller" machine was just common knowledge to the inhabitants of the Sigma Draconis VI planet... and Captain James Tiberius Kirks' Enterprise 1701 crew.

I am endeavoring to construct a pneumatic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins.
Spock was constructing a tricorder, Stardate: 3134.0 which proved vital to the mission.
The City on the Edge of Forever

Scotty: I beamed the whole kit and caboodle over to the Klingon's engine room... where they'll be no Tribble at all. Star Trek TOS - The Trouble With Tribbles.

The Klingon's later viewed Tribbles as a threat to the Klingon home world. They reacted with fury and unforgivably hunted them down. It was hardly one of the great triumphs for the mighty Klingon empire! Poor Tribble critters. Read my post on Tribbles and Klingons! When Tribbles are near, Klingon's have plenty to fear which proved true. These warm furry creatures make good detectives and are good for rooting out Klingon spies!

Excuse me, there is a multi-legged creature crawling up your shoulder.
Spock, A Taste Of Armageddon

Geordi LaForge : 'The laws of physics just went right out the window.
Q : 'And why shouldn't they? They're so inconvenient!
Star Trek TNG - True Q

"Don't tell me, their rubber band broke, right?" Aaaww... don't be mean.....Geordi (performed by LeVar Burton.)The Pakleds want to be smart too and they set their sights on the Chief Engineer of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D, except Geordi doesn't realise the Pakleds are playing cat and mouse with first. Maybe Geordi isn't such a smarty pants after all. The Pakleds want to be strong, want their ship to go faster and look for things...such as.... Geordi actually has to ask. Things like GEORDI!

"Things we need" in other words you! Geordi. Duh! and you beamed over. Who's not so smart now? The Pakleds are smart and funny.
LaForge Samaritan Snare

Data: "I could be chasing an untamed ornithoid without just cause!'
Star Trek TNG - Data's Day

Star Trek Generations: You're dead, Jim.

"Things are only impossible until they're not."
Star Trek TNG - Good one Picard! Q (the Omnipotent one) tries to get Picard to lighten up and stop harping on about duty and honor. Picard can't stand Q's fixation with costumes or Q's quirky sense of humour either.

Troi: 'You spell 'knife' with a 'k'.
Picard: 'I spell 'knife' with an 'n', but then I never could spell.
Star Trek TNG - The Big Goodbye

It's hard to work in a group when you're omnipotent
Star Trek TNG - Q

Q: 'Let us pray for understanding and for compassion.
Picard: 'Let us do no such damn thing. John De Lancie's "Q episodes" are well worth watching. This one is funny because we see Q taking pleasure in nagging Picard, much to the captains irritation.
Star Trek TNG - Hide And Q

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Data: Sensors still show nothing out there.
Geordie: Sure is a damned ugly looking nothing! This is the episode the Enterprise D crew encounter a mysterious space entity called Nagillum. He tried so hard to configure a human face to please the Enterprise carbon based life forms.

No-one was impressed. Nagillums demands on the crew were even more distressing, after it revealed an experiment that involved killing only half the crew. No-one felt obligated to raise their hands. Its an interesting episode in that we get to hear Captain Picard's views on the universe, life after death, where do carbon based life forms go afterwards etc. I love this episode because its so mysterious and spooky.
Star Trek TNG - Where Silence has Lease.

Data: 'I hope I did not do anything unbecoming a Starfleet officer.
Riker: 'Does wrestling a Klingon targ ring a bell?
Data: 'Did I win?
Star trek TNG - The Schizoid Man.

Riker: 'No, the name of my ship is the 'Lollipop'.
Rice: 'I have no knowledge of that ship.
Riker: 'It's just been commissioned. It's a good ship.
Star Trek TNG - The Arsenal Of Freedom, This is an interesting episode because we get to see the Enterprise NCC 1701-D separate and its Geordi La Forge's first time in charge of a starship much to Logan's bitterness.

Dr Bashier: 'Who told you that?
Miles O'Brien: 'You did!

Well who am I to argue with me!! Star trek DS9 - Visions

Miles O'Brien & Miles O'Brien: I hate temporal mechanics !!!
Star trek DS9 - Visions

Kirk: 'Take us out.
Chekov: 'Very good, sir.
Scott: 'Brought a tear to my eye.
Star Trek -

Heres a site with some interesting continuity errors that you can look out for next time star trek is on Tv!

"This is no time to argue about time... We don't have the time." Deanna Troi.
Star Trek The Next Generation - First Contact, Captain Picard's empath, Deanna Troi gets totally wasted in a scene by the time Commander Riker finds her in the bar shack. I mean, why was it necessary for Deanna to get totally skulled out of her head before Zeffram Cochrane revealed who he was?. We soon learn the Bar shack is where rocket man likes to hang out, knocking back the good stuff and chilling out with his music. I find it hard to believe that the counsellor's mind reading abilities failed to detect Zeffram Cochrane true identity. How many times has counsellor Troi given Picard the edge on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D by revealing the other sides modus of operandi? Congratulations Martina, I never once considered critising your counselling techniques!

"You say history considers me dead. Who am I to argue with history?" Captain Jean Luc Picard's mission involved recruiting Captain James Tiberius Kirk's help (who was stuck in an Energy Nexus, frozen in time) and defeating the mad scientist Dr. Tolian Soran, performed by Malcolm McDowell.
James T. Kirk: Who am I to argue with the Captain of the Enterprise?
Kirk to Picard : Star Trek : Generations.

Star Trek - The Undiscovered Country. Starfleet recalls James Kirk's crew so that the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-A can be decomissioned. I remember, the crew falling silent on the bridge of the Enterprise as Uhura delivered the fatal news. Starfleet's communication stunned Trekkies to their seats that fateful day sending shockwaves sweeping thoughout cinemas worldwide. The phaser blast was certainly a big surprise to everyone with allot of Star Trek fans reacting like they were vaporised in their cinema seats where they sat rooted in agony. I simply couldn't believe my ears. Spocks response was " I believe if I were human my response would be - Go To Hell - if I were human." That settled it. Starfleet be dammed which brought a great end to the human adventure for the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-A.
Chekov: 'Course heading, Captain?
Kirk: 'Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Live long and Prosper! Science-fictional Trekkers!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Geordi La Forge's Visor

Geordi La Forge is Chief of Engineering aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D. In the 24th century technological leaps in medical science allowed humanoids to pursue challenging careers in Starfleet ordinarily off limits to them because of their inability to see. This brilliant technology was introduced to us in the first season of Star Trek's TNG as Geordi's Visor which gave him the magic gift of sight.

The acronym Visor stands for Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement. To see Geordi needs to wear his visor accross his eyes and visits Dr Beverly Crusher in Sickbay for regular maintenance checkups. He sees humans in a spectrum of blurry after images which give off energy which are easily recognised and set apart from solid inert matter like buildings or even Mr Data who has no energy signature. Geordi visits the good doctor when his visor is causing him extreme pain unlike the persistant visor pain which Geordi is used to. The visor permits enhanced sight using a subspace pulse field operating system which allows vision using infrared and radio waves.

Star Trek TNG The Enemy

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Star Trek Generations

Stranded on Galorndon Core buffeted by severe electromagnetic storms, Geordi used his visor linked with tricorder technology aided with the help of Romulan Centurion Bochra. Together they located Wesley Crusher's neutrino beam so the U.S.S. Enterprise-D could beam up from the planet's surface.

In the movie, Star Trek Generations, Geordi's Visor is taken away and altered by the mad El Aurian physicist Soran. Mr La Forge is returned to the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D after a brief captivity. Using Geordi's Visor as a transmitter, Soran has enabled the visor to transmit visual data via a camera between the Enterprises-D and a cloaked klingon bird of prey nearby which later pulverises the Federation flagship after discovering its shield modulation frequency of 257.4. I simply could'nt believe it. Commander Riker just let the Enterprise get wrecked! I don't think Picard will put in charge again in a hurry. Captain James T. Kirk would have fired him out the airlock for such oafishness!

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers and Trekkies! Keep on Star Trekking!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Voyage Home using the Sun's Magic.

Shining Brightly Where Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Sulu, chekov and Scotty have boldly gone before. The core temperature of the sun is 15 million'c with a visible photosphere temperature of less than 6000'c. Its safe to say humanoids react badly to radiation, so if your planning a little space adventure....stay away from the sun! Unless you're equipped with a starship thats got forcefields and shields. Brilliant! Now engage the impulse engines with scanners on maximum intensity. Your scientific data will confirm it takes 10 million years for the heat generated in the suns core to reach the photosphere. Our star is 109 times wider than earth and 1.4 million km wide. The sun's gravity is 38 times that of earth! A million sized earths could fit inside this magnificent hot ball of fire which will radiate for another five billion years!

Remember the unfortunate ferengi scientist Dr Rega? Here was a guy on a mission. He was so eager to prove to his scientific peers that he was not just another dumb ferengi greedy for gold. "Metaphasic shielding is a reality" boomed Dr Rega to his scientific colleagues. Hmm We'll see......was their attitude. But he was determined to prove his scientific theories and make them a reality. The ferengi proposed to fly a ship into the corona of a star by using Metaphasic shielding developed by Dr Rega to protect any ship adapted to use it. Only as luck had it he never lived to see the fruits of his labour. What a tragedy.

The Voyage Home

The Voyage Home is exciting adventure that involves an ingenious piece of timetravel using a star and rescuing whales from extinction. The original crew from the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701, go back in time on a clapped out Klingon Bird of Prey. The crews faith rests with Mr Spock time computations after the vulcan is reunited with his katra who makes the best guess possible. Bones is doubtful so he demands of kirk,

" Are you sure this is such s bright idea?"
"What do you mean?" answers Kirk calmly
"I mean him, back at his post like nothing happened. I don't know if you've got the whole picture but Spocks not exactly working on all thrusters!!" retorts a worked up McCoy

"It'll come back to him" reassures Kirk with doubt written all over his face.
"Are you sure?" presses McCoy
Kirks looking lost now.
"Thats what i thought." An anguished McCoy leaves Kirks side.

Kirk seemed to take Mc Coys antics in his stride. Its a pity McCoy didn't prescribe himself some of his own medicine! A hypospray or two is good for you! Doc! It would have done wonders for his stress levels. Uhuru which means freedom in Swahili was at her communications station.

Sulu was at the helm and Chekov was at the weapons station.The plan was to warp the Bounty around the sun accounting for time computation, warp capability acceleration and deceleration, ship mass, etc and of course most important of all,

" making the best guess that i can." explained Spock earnestly to Dr McCoy at a critical moment. Scotty held the ship together in the engine room with the re-energized Klingon crystals. One of his funniest lines in Star Trek IV is when he informs Kirk,

" Admiral I have replaced the Klingon food packs, they were giving me a sour stomach!"
" O, Is that what it was?" Clearly Kirk was miles away only he didn't care for the details.
One solar flare colliding with the Bounty could have sent them off course but the ship survived. The slingshot as Dr McCoy aptly put it was successful and so too was the movie. It was a hit! Its been hailed as one of the most popular and successful of the movies.

Star Trek Generations starred the next generation crew, the Duras sisters, Captain Kirk, Scotty and Chekov. There was also a mad El Aurian physicist called Soran. We all know Geordi. For such a smart guy, Geordi visor actually betrayed him and the Enterprise NCC 1701-D. Soran removed his visor and ingeniously rigged it during the film. When Geordi returned to the Enterprise his vision was restored only the Chief Engineer was now a spy for the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D's enemies! It was so weird seeing him going around the ship like this.

" Human females are so ugly, Uggh how repulsive" replied the duras sisters completely nauseated.
" He must be the only engineer in starfleet that doesn't go to engineering"

The hotblooded Duras Sisters were truly angry now. Georgi's wanderings eventually lead him to Main Engineering much to the bloodthirsty delight of the sisters. His visor transmits the Enterprises shield modulation of 257.4 and like a hot knife through butter, the poor Enterprise is wrecked by the Klingon bird of preys torpedoes. This movie was clever in its use of technology against stars with their orbiting planets being wiped out in the aftershock. The fact Soran rationalised massacring millions to Captain Picard proved the El Aurian was quite mad.

Soran's objective was to alter the gravitational pull of a star which would then redirect an interstellar space phenomena which Guinan called the nexus or energy ribbon. This nexus was a heavenly place to live in where time couldn't creep up on you. Time simply had no meaning in the Nexus. By launching a rocket into the suns core, the direction of the energy ribbon was altered to a neighbouring planet or location, in time to carry the El Aurian to a new plain of happy existence. Killing a star did have an unfortunate side effect though..... In its aftermath followed a level 12 shockwave wiping out every living entity on neighbouring planets, blowing entire worlds to stardust. Lovely chap, Soran.

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers!
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