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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Phoenix Warp Ship

Dr Zefram Cochrane revolutionised space travel with the invention of the warp drive in 2061. This technology was integrated into Earth's first Warpship Protype built by the doctor and engineer Lilly Sloane. The story goes it was Cochrane's vision that inspired a handful of scientists and engineers to meet him in North America where they found an abandoned intercontinental ballistic missile silo in Montana.

The Phoenix was born using Earth's limited resources left over from WWIII and converted from an old Titan V nuclear missile, similar to Titan II. The warpship prototype, Phoenix became a symbol of hope for Earths beleaguered ball of beings and a springboard of salvation for all humanity.


Copyright Belongs to Paramount Pictures.
Voyager Drone.
Memory Alpha.

Galactic history was made on April 5th 2063, when Cochranes Phoenix launched from earth, she was the first spaceship to reach warp speed in earthling history. She travelled faster than light which successfully demonstrated to all extraterrestrials, earths knowledge of warpdrive technology and light speed.

The Phoenix was repaired by the Enterprise E engineering teams after the Borg's ship attacked with the intension to change the timeline. Cochrane's marvel of technology reached for the stars on schedule and escaped the earths gravity without any further Borg occurences from its North American, Montana launchpad.

Geordi La Forge was stationed at the Engineering console , Commander Riker was seated directly behind the pilots chair.

Zefram Cochrane controlled the ship as pilot with the warp drive activation unit on standby and monitored the ships systems using the pilots monitor.


This is the Phoenix Cockpit. The ship was one man's dream. Zefram Cochranes.

Length of Titan V Rocket prior to liftoff 35 meters. The rocket in the picture includes the Phoenix in two stages. Encased in titanium casing which Data described as imperfect, its outstanding features are easily identifyed by the cylindrical shape and painted star on its side.


Image Copyright Belongs to Paramount Pictures.
First Contact. Memory Alpha.

The first stage of the rocket (lower) carries the liquid fuel, such as liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen. Using a combination of fuel can give a rocket more blast-off power which once ignited cases flames and pushes the Phoenix into Outerspace. The second stage of the rocket (top) carries the crew inside the Phoenix . Once in space the casing protecting the warp nacelles is discarded along with the second stage of the rocket which has run out of liquid fuel by now.


Image Copyright belongs to Paramount Pictures.
First Contact. Memory Alpha.

Length of Phoenix after seperation 20 meters. This pioneering technological advance of human engineering is now ready for its first historic spaceflight. Geordi, William and Doc are excited. The twin warp nacelles are deployed and charged. Their range will bring the spacecraft to the outersolar system and back before returning to sublight speeds in a controlled safe approach to earth.

In First Contact, Zefram Cochrane left Deanna's ears ringing goodo at liftoff and he actually did a Picard! or is it Picard doing a Zefram?


Various ship systems and criteria had to be checked and met before engaging the Phoenix's engines at warpspeed in the Star Trek movie, First Contact. These included:

1. Extending the Warp Nacelles.

2. Making sure the Plasma Injectors were online.

3."Everythings looking good. I think we're ready" Geordi making good on other system checks which he does'nt have time to mention.

4."We've got to break the warp barrier in the next five minutes if we're going to get their attension" - Commander Riker.

5. Nacelles charged and ready. This is the all systems operational and on standby signal to the pilot. The last of the initial checks before Cochrane did the Picard. He gave the verbal instruction "Engage" to alert the crew that he was activating the Warpdrive. To make it so.

6.Warp Field looking good - Geordi.

7.Structural Integretity holding - Geordi.

8. Speed 20,000 Kilometers Per Second - Commander Riker.

9. Thirty seconds to warp threshold - Commander Riker.

10. Approaching lightspeed, we're at critical velocity - C.R.

11 Warp. Horray!! Little did the Phoenix crew know that the borg Queen wanted nothing more than to blow them to smithereens.


Image Copyright Belongs to
Paramount Pictures.

Heres the Borg Timeship that tried to destroy the Montana Missle launch site and alter the course of earths history. Hero worshipped by Geordi La Forge and Reginald Barclay, Dr Cochrane confessed to Commander Riker as they sat in the Phoenix cockpit prior to the launch sequence.

"You want to know what my vision is? Dollar signs, money. I did'nt build this ship to usher in a new era for humanity. You think I want to go to the stars? I do'nt even like to fly, I take trains."
Commander Riker is enjoying the moment as the Zefran continues.
" I built this ship so I could retire to some tropical island filled with n---d women. Thats Zefram Cochrane. Thats his vision. This other guy, this historical figure, I never met him. I can't imagine I ever will."
Commander Riker makes a suggestion.
" Don't try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make its own judgements."
The good doctor is unconvinced.
" Thats rhetorical nonsense, who said that?"
"You did Doc."

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Top 100 Sci-Fi Movies of all times list

Heres a Top Sci-Fi list from Ranker.com Do you agree with the structure of this Sci Fi List? At No 1 Star Wars rules the Galaxy over Star Trek's Wrath of Khan trailing at No 17.  Great grief, it doesn't seem right..... yet Science Fiction is the supreme addiction... isn't it? you just can't get away from all this hyperspace and warpspeed. Can you?

A Century of Sci-Fi


Live long and prosper, Trekkers and Sci-Fi addicts!


Rank. Movie. Year. Director. Actors
1) Star Wars Episode V  The Empire Strikes Back: 1980/ Irvin Kershner
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
2) Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope: 1977/George Lucas
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
3) Alien 1979
Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm
4) The Matrix: 1999/Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss
5) Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton
6) Blade Runner : 1982/Ridley Scott
Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young
7) Back to the Future : 1985/Robert Zemeckis
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
8) Return of the Jedi: 1983/Richard Marquand
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
9) The Terminator: 1984/James Cameron
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton
10) Aliens: 1986/ James Cameron
Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
11) 2001: A Space Odyssey: 1968/Stanley Kubrick
Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop
12) Jurassic Park: 1993/Steven Spielberg
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
13) The Fifth Element: 1997/Luc Besson
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman
14) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 1982/Steven Spielberg
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger
15) Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 1997/Steven Spielberg
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers
16) Total Recall: 1990/Paul Verhoeven
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside
17) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: 1982/Nicholas Meyer
Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
18) Planet of the Apes: 1968/Franklin J. Schaffner
Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore
19) Predator: 1987/John McTiernan
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers
20) Ghostbusters : 1984/Ivan Reitman
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd
21) Inception : 2010/Christopher Nolan
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard
22) Star Trek : 2009/J.J. Abrams
Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder
23) Independence Day : 1996/Roland Emmerich
Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox
24) 12 Monkeys : 1995/Terry Gilliam
Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer
25) Stargate 1994/Roland Emmerich
Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou
26) Guardians of the Galaxy : 2014/James Gunn
Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan
27) Back to the Future Part II : 1989/Robert Zemeckis
Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue
28) The Thing : 1982/John Carpenter
Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter
29) Minority Report : 2002/Steven Spielberg
Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell
30) WALL-E : 2008/Andrew Stanton
Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy
31) Avatar : 2009/James Cameron
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
32) Men in Black : 1997/Barry Sonnenfeld
Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg
33) Serenity : 2005/Joss Whedon
Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion
34) Starship Troopers : 1997/Paul Verhoeven
Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart
35) District 9 : 2009/Neill Blomkamp
Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood
36) RoboCop : 1987/Paul Verhoeven
Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons
37) Mad Max 2 : 1981/George Miller
Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells
38) Galaxy Quest : 1999/Dean Parisot
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen
39) The Day the Earth Stood Still : 1951/Robert Wise
Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier
40) The Time Machine : 1960/George Pal
Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young
41) The Abyss : 1989/James Cameron
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott
42) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: 1989/Steven Spielberg
Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix
43) Contact: 1997/Robert Zemeckis
Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno
44) Spaceballs : 1987/Mel Brooks
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks
45) A Clockwork Orange: 1971/Stanley Kubrick
Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff
46) Apollo 13 : 1995/Ron Howard
Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris
47) I, Robot: 2004/Alex Proyas
Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan
48) Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home: 1986/Leonard Nimoy
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols
49) Mad Max: 1979/George Miller
Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley
50) Tron: 1982/Steven Lisberger
Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff
51) Dune: 1984/David Lynch
Sting, Patrick Stewart
52) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith : 2005/George Lucas
Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor
53) Star Trek: First Contact: 1996/Jonathan Frakes
Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Johnathan Frakes, Alice Krige
54) Pitch Black : 2000/David Twohy
Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell
55) Edge of Tomorrow : 2014/Doug Liman
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt
56) Gattaca : 1997/Andrew Niccol
Uma Thurman, Jude Law
57) Interstellar : 2014/Christopher Nolan
Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey
58) Highlander : 1986/Russell Mulcahy
Sean Connery, Clancy Brown
59) The Fly : 1986/David Cronenberg
Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum
60) Star Trek Into Darkness : 2013/J.J.Abrams
Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch
61) Escape from New York : 1981
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell
62) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea : 1954/Walt Disney
Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre
63) H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds : 1953/Byron Haskin
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman
64) Superman : 1978/Richard Donner
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman
65) Logan's Run : 1976/Michael Anderson
Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov
66) Batman : 2005/Christopher Nolan
Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger
67) Back to the Future Part III : 1990/?Steven Spielberg?
Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue
68) Forbidden Planet : 1956/Fred Wilcox
Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis
69) Children of Men : Alfonso Cuaron/2006
Julianne Moore, Clive Owen
70) X-Men 2 : Byran Singer/2003
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman
71) Metropolis : 1927/Fritz Lang
Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich
72) Rise of the Planet of the Apes : 2011/Rupert Wyatt
James Franco, Freida Pinto
73) WarGames : 1983/ John Badham
Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy
74) The Last Starfighter : 1984/Nick Castle
Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston
75) Dark City : 1998/Alex Proyas
Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland
76) Prometheus : 2012/ Ridley Scott
Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender
77) The Mummy : 2017/Alex Kurtzman
Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser
78) Hellboy : 2004/ Brian Casp, Corey Johnson
John Hurt, Selma Blair
79) Donnie Darko : 2001/Richard Kelly
Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale
80) Soylent Green : 1973/Richard Fleischer
Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson
81) The Running Man : 1987/Michael Glaser
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown
82) The Chronicles of Riddick : 2004/David Twohy
Vin Diesel, Judi Dench
83) Mad Max: Fury Road : 2015/George Miller
Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
84) Moon :  Duncan Jones/Duncan Jones
Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore
85) The Truman Show : 1998/Peter Weir
Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti
86) They Live : 1988/John Carpenter
Roddy Piper, Keith David
87) Spider-Man : 2002/Sam Raimi
Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks
88) The Crow : 1994/Alex Proyas
Bai Ling, Brandon Lee
89) Armageddon : 1998/Michael Bay
Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis
90) Brazil : 1985/Terry Gilliam
Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins
91) Star Trek III: The Search for Spock : 1984/Leonard Nimoy 
William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd
92) Looper : 2012/Rian Johnson
Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
93) Enemy Mine : 1985/Wolfgang Petersen
Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett
94) Frankenstein : 1931/Mary Shelley
Boris Karloff, John Boles
95) A.I. Artificial Intelligence : 2001/Steven Spielberg
Meryl Streep, Robin Williams
96) King Kong : 1933/Peter Jackson
Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper
97) The Lost World: Jurassic Park : 1997/Steven Spielberg
Julianne Moore, John Hammond,
98) The Matrix Reloaded : 2003/Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves
99) The Birds : 1963/Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren
100) Westworld : 1973/Michael Crichton
Yul Brynner, James Brolin

Monday, June 12, 2017

Star Treks Starships Going Badly or Boldly?

NX-01 Enterprise
USS Chekov NCC-57302
USS Constellation NCC-1017      
USS Constitution NCC-1700
USS Defiant NX-74205
USS Enterprise NCC-1701
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E
USS Excelsior NCC-2000
USS Jenolan NCC-2010
USS Pasteur NCC-58928           
USS Stargazer NCC-2893
USS Yamato NCC-71807  
USS Voyager NCC-74656
USS Discovery NCC 1031
USS Shenzhou






Heres a list of deep space, high tech, high spec, diplomatic, warp speed starships. At least 12 are battle cruisers commissioned by Starfleet on planet Earth since the Federations charter in 2161. Impressive isn't it?





The most famous starships in Earth history are the USS Enterprise ships - designed by Matt Jefferies and Andrew Probert seen here with the show's creator Gene Roddenberry.... but let's not forget Dr. Richard Daystrom who went completely mad designing computer systems, poor chap. The USS Enterprise represented true hope, vast technology, and service to humankind.




Now we're getting a new starship USS Discovery as producers at CBS Studios re-invent Star Trek's Prime universe without hopefully making a complete hash of Trek's timeline....So what in tarnation is going on?

I believe Star Treks problems can best be encapsulated by looking at just one STARSHIP!





The Enterprise NX 01!

So much was right about it. Doug Drexler's Enterprise styling was sensational despite getting canned by 7 time Emmy winner Dan Curry. Even today Enterprise NX-01 CGI exterior looks good. They even got the length right at 235 meters, the new Enterprise NX-01 is a bit smaller than Captain Kirks Enterprise NCC 1701 and a lot smaller than Captain Picard's flagship.





The name is cool too... Coming over for some Enterprise babe? ....(not a bad pick up line) surprise your friends with a trekkie goodie bag, for watching Star Trek at your place... Enterprise NX-01 was almost certainly the best W5 starship United Earth ever made...and riddled with faults. Chief among which is that important component called simply.... the engine.




When the Enterprise NX-01 was being designed CBS had access to the most advanced Warp propulsion engineering on the planet (USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D)  Ever wonder why Captain Picard starship (USS Enterprise-D) was able to travel an impressive 2.7 million light years away from earth in minutes? compared to USS Voyager's NCC-74656 mere 70,000 light year trip into the Delta Quadrant?



Picards Warp 9.9 starship engine was and still is a magnificent engine. Light, compact, powerful and endlessly tunable and reliable so it was a natural CBS would use it in the Enterprise NX-01, right? Nope. Sadly not, CBS (Herman Zimmerman, Brannon Braga and Rick Berman) decided it would be far better to create a new warp engine based on Zefram Cochranes Phoenix test flight in 2063. As ideas go this was a bad one.


The engine that resulted was not magnificent at all and took United Earth 32 years to create a theoretical maximum speed of 4.5! Enterprise NX-01's engine had lots of problems. It wouldn't stay cool and when it got hot which it did the ship was close to blowing up. In engineering terms it was a disaster.... as a result Star Treks Enterprise series was withdrawn after 4 years in 2005 and killed off before hitting its 100 episode. 


Its mad the "5 captains" starships were all part of the same company! So why didn't Enterprise NX-01 use one of the tried and tested USS Enterprise NCC 1701 engine?

So now heres the greatest battle of them all. The USS Discovery NCC 1031 vs USS Shenzhou. Deciding which is worst is like deciding which part of your brain you want amputated.

RALPH MCQUARRIE SPACESHIP DESIGN


USS SHENZHOU AND USS DISCOVERY NCC 1031

I'd give the Shenzhou Commander Burnham one mark just for sounding tough with the Aliens. (Tiny Print). USS Discovery gets two marks for effort at least those guys are being original by copying Ralph McQuarries Spaceship design. So there you have it.

The Enterprise NX-01 wins, it's worse than the Shenzhou and the USS Discovery NCC 1031 which must make it one of worse starships ever made. - 98 episodes of Star Trek Enterprise are still running on TV!! Do you feel a sense of pride? Which starship is your least favorite and why?

Live Long and Prosper.





Monday, January 09, 2017

STAR TREK TNG 30th ANNIVERSARY

Happy New Year Everyone! On 21st May 1987 Gene Roddenberry's brand new TNG crew was splashed all over the Phoenix Newspaper. At first reactions were mixed. Set 100 years in the future (2364) not everyone was convinced TNG would succeed with a bald guy in charge instead of Captain Kirk commanding the Enterprise and her crew. Of course trek wouldn't have scored big and prospered without all these beautiful females to serve and defend king and starship.
Troi's cheerleading outfit was a classic, so heres some TNG women armed to the teeth although it does beg the question doesn't it? Why was Tasha Yar the only one allowed to carry a phaser?

At the time Star Trek the Voyage Home hit cinema screens trekkies were all hooked on the classic crew. So when agents for William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy rubbed studio executives noses in the dirt for more cash, treks leading stars signed a 2.5 million deal each and the fourth ''Star Trek'' movie was produced in 1986.



This year Star Trek The Next Generation celebrates its 30th anniversary. When TNG premiered in September 28th 1987 my eyeballs melted onto the TV screen along 27 million other fans. Thirty years on TNG is still on the air thanks to the organizational wizardry of visual effects maestro Ronald B Moore and his unique special effects. He developed systems to help organize massive projects, contractors and other elements needed to produce TNG's weekly special effects.

USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701-D MODEL SHIPS


 In todays technological computer age HD and CGI allow moves which were impossible with model ship and motion control. However ST TNG set the new standard. Yes it took years for computer generated ships to be used more and more. but TNG was there from the beginning. I couldn't find the images used when filming the Enterprise-D going to warp so heres the link instead.


Captain Picard's galaxy class starship (USS Enterprise NCC 1701) launched on stardate 40759.5 from the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on time. The Federation's flagship was a beauty, bigger, better, faster and loaded with extravagant technological capability - not to mention firepower and word spread. Yet TOS had a number of episodes written by major SF authors delivering cracking punchlines, wit and great stories for characters like Kirk, Spock McCoy and Uhura.


The greatest thing for me is Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek embraces a future of unlimited possibilities using twentieth century science to "make it so" in the 24th century. So now we've got starships, warp drive, dilithium crystals, transporter beams, phasers, replicators, Romulan cloaking devices, warbirds, tricorders. References to the Persian Gulf, Central America, Aids, and Captain Picard's TNG crew hopping from planet to planet was the New Star Trek in 1987. How times have changed yet again with the arrival of nutrek and Star Trek Discovery.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - YEAH, LETS BLOW THEM UP, HEHE!


 Isn't the 24th century cool?
Which show are you a fan of TNG, TOS, DS9, VOY or ENT?
Heres the low down on why Wil Wheaton quit Star Trek. Did he choose wisely?
Paramount Pictures sold a 78 inch model USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D at Christies auction for a princely sum.  Was it....

1. $750,000
2. $550,000
3. $350,000

Live Long and Prosper!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Top 100 Sci-Fi Spaceships?

This week I found a video with a cool slideshow of 100 'Top' science fiction spaceships. Most of these 100 'spaceships' originated from various science fiction movies and tv shows. A few others emerged from cartoon shows and comic Sci-Fi spoofs like the Thunderbirds, Spaceballs and Galaxy Quest. So sit back and enjoy the spaceship sideshow. A couple of space stations are included which is fine but why Eagle 5 (Spaceballs) made no. 45 is a mystery.

How does your geek feel about the sequencing of these starships and starfighters? Watching the video is certainly a good way of testing your sci-fi knowledge in a showdown with some friends. So let the battle of wits begin and hey...

Which side really deserves to emerge victorious from a firefight, Quantum torpedoes or laser cannons?


1. The Milenium Falcon
2. Eagle Transporter
3. Imperial Star Destroyer
4. USS Enterprise NCC 1701
5. USSC Discovery 1 XD-1
6. Battlestar Galactica
7. Zarkov's Rocketship
8. CE3K Mothership
9. X-Wing Fighter
10. U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D
11. White Star
12. Death Star
13. TIE Fighters
14. U.S.S. Sulaco and UDL Cheyenne dropship
15. Slave-1
16. Babylon 5
17. Tardis
18. Klingon Bird of Prey
19. Borg Cube
20. Serenity
21. Red Dwarf
22. Deep Space Nine
23. Cylon Mk IX Raider
24. Minbari Sharlin WarCruiser
25. Klingon D-7 Attack Cruiser
26. Battlestar Pegasus
27. SA-43 Endo/Exo- Atmospheric Attack Jet (Hammerhead)
28. Moonbase Interceptor (UFO)
29. Planet Express ship (Futurama)
30. United Planets Cruiser c-57D
31. U.S.S. Defiant NX 74205
32. Colonial Vipers
33. Space Battleship Yamato
34. Shadow Vessel
35. Romulan D'deridex-Class Warbird
36. Nostromo 180924609
37. SA-23E Aurora class Starfury
38. Earth Starfighter 1314
39. Romulan Bird of Prey
40. Gunstar
41. Eagle 5
42. The Executor
43. Y-Wing Fighter
44. Starbug
45. The Roger Young
46. The Leonov
47. The Valley Forge
48. Guild Transporter
49. Narn G'Quan class heavy cruiser
50. ID4 Motherships
51. Event Horizon
52. Dark Star
53. Jedi Starfighter
54. The Daedalus
55. Liberator (Blake 7)
56. EVA Pod
57. Cylon Basestars
58. Omega Class Destroyer
59. Colonial Shuttle
60. Jedi Starfighter Interceptor
61. Raptors
62. U.S.S. Reliant NCC 1864
63. Tantive IV
64. Thunderbird 3
65. Earth vs the Flying Saucers
66. Icarus
67. U.S.S. Voyager NCC NCC-74656
68. Moya (Farscape)
69. Phoenix (G-Force)
70. Heart of Gold
71. Excalibur
72. Enterprise NX-01
73. Martian War Machine
74. The Swinetrek
75. Andromeda Ascendant
76. Antares
77. Jupiter 2
78. NSEA Protector
79. Visitor Motherships
80. Fireball XL-5
81. Lexx
82. EF76-B Nebulon-class escort frigate
83. The Betty (Alien Resurrection)
84. Quark's Garbage Scow (United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol)
85. Satellite of Love (S.O.L.) - MST3K
86. Spaceball One
87. Klaatu's Ship
88. Geonosian Solar Sailer
89. J Type Diplomatic Barge
90. Cygnus
91. Mining Shuttle (outland)
92. Lambda-Class Shuttle
93. Aries 1-B
94. Hunter-Gratzner (Pitch Black)
95. Deep Space Station K-7
96. Ventor Class Star Destroyer
97. Salvage-1
98. Super Dimension Fortress One (SDF-1) Macross
99. Starlost Ark
100. Surak Shuttle

Monday, May 23, 2011

Obama's Roots.

Monday 23rd May began with AirForce One flying into Dublin airport. Marine One took the President towards Phoenix Park where Barack Obama planted a tree before meeting Mary MacAleese and her husband Martin. The 44th President of the United States accompanied by his lovely wife Michelle visited his ancestral home, Moneygall in Ireland, which was the main event during their whole visit. Mr Obama was finally at home when he popped into Ollie Hayes's pub to drink some of the black stuff, Guinness and paid for it slapping a fifty down on the counter.

"I just want you guys to know the President pays his bartab"

The first couple were met by smiling faces, laughter and nearly everyone had a Guinness in their hand to sip. Seeing the most powerful man in the whole universe reaching out to ordinary irish folks was touching. For a moment I thought he might flash the vulcan salute. How illogical of me. The first family of America spent 3/4 of an hour meeting and greeting 4,000 folks in the crowded streets of Moneygall. The little village was totally spruced up with flags, freshly painted homes and a bust of the president in Ollies pub. One little house was even painted in the American stars and stripes!





Monday, November 29, 2010

Our Search For Alien Lifeforms.

Remember Captain Picard from the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D? well he was the first space explorer to coin the phrase,

"Let's see whats out there, Engage."

Star Trek has done so much to energize humans with the prospect of a happy, hopeful future. Seeking out new lifeforms in deep space has won the hearts and minds of many science fiction fans since the dawn of time travel

But do you believe intelligent aliens from outer space really exist?


Professors of astronomy believe that wherever life sustaining, planetary conditions exist in the universe then the chances are good we will stumble upon an intelligent alien civilization.. We'd have to be pretty innocent to believe we're the only ones in the universe. Still, First Contact with an alien lifeform amidst billion of stars and planets is quite an undertaking. How springs to mind. Scientists figure its only a question of time when an E.T. signal will pop up on earths radio telescopes.

Finding an oxygenated M Class planet with gravity, a breathable atmosphere, water, supporting an intelligent alien civilization and orbiting a nearby star is a time consuming practise for the eyes on earth. Steven Spielberg contributions to Seti has helped researchers keep the cause alive. Stargazers and scientists are constantly trying to establish the naked truth about how our universe works. But what happens when we do get an E.T. signal? How will humanoids react to E.T. news? Earth has been our special place in the center of the galaxy for years.

Are you in favour of preserving lasting peace or are you a Klingon at heart? To die defending the Empire is the hope of every Klingon.... Which is your truth because its out there waiting second star to the right! Gordon Cooper is living proof we're not alone in the universe.

First Contact with intelligent alien life could infect the evolution of earths timeline. Its quite possible Alien first contact has already taken place...... but its never been officially acknowledged by the US Airforce until Colonel Gordon Cooper went public about his encounter with UFO crafts flying higher and faster than his fighter jet way back to 1951!

Starry Earthlings, the ones who knew this moment was coming will look up to the stars and nod knowingly at each other with that special glint in their eyes. The Aliens have landed. This is our time to make a real difference and establish lasting peace, lol . Who knows maybe UFO's aren't as crazy as it sounds.







QUESTION: Do you Recognize the voice in the youtube video?

HINT: 'Data something's got me!'


In reality wired has confirmed UFO's do exist in our space and time. Why are humans shaken up about this subject when even now 60 years later, we have empirical evidence proving technological visits from aliens visiting earth readily available on YouTube! How much of this is true? The Government always rejects such ideas as a waste of time and resources but perhaps that's just a PR campaign. So go on ask yourself, LOL....

Why would any Alien visitor in his or her right mind go to the trouble and fly an eye catching flashing spaceship into the terrestrial, confused airspace of our little world.? Think about it.... It just doesn't make sense because these aliens visitors are the smart ones. We're the ones still using rockets and jets.

Only in extreme emergencies, would a flying saucer risk landing to re-energize its plutonium reactor engines from a natural power source which is probably what happened at Edwards Airforce Base.

Still this doesn't explain America's secret spaceship circling high above the earths atmosphere either, which is so top secret that even the pentagon will not divulge its mission.

Sci-Fi Movies of the 20th century and Astounding Magazines featured bug eyed monsters flying in
astonishing space ship designs. Earthers of the period were captured by alien entities and beamed aboard flying saucers using superior transporter technology which instantly dematerialized, transmitted and reassembled human life form energy patterns. For centuries human minds and scantily clad women have been conquered, vanishing without a trace from their home planet earth, but just how far fetched is it?

Believe it or not french newspapers during the 19th century offered prizes to anyone salty and lionhearted enough to make contact with alien creatures from outer space. That's not all. It gets better. Mars was ruled out because it was concluded at the time,

" We know intelligent life exists on Mars."

150 years ago People were afraid of scientists were advertising earth's co-ordinates to extra-terrestrials who were deemed a significant enough threat to the bewildered bipeds on earth.

The graphic fiction of H.G. Wells "The War of the Worlds" only served to inflate the mounting panic at the time, people were actually worried about life on earth. When the story about invading Martians incinerating peacemakers with heat-rays hit the stands in 1898, what followed was interesting. The world held it breath and life continued. No rewards or bounty money made the slightest bit of difference. The capture of invading aliens died a quickly with public alarm abating thereafter. Apparently the Martians were just a storm in a teacup or were they?.... but I digress.








Prof. Frank Drake - Search for Extraterrestrial Life
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It didn't stop scientists from cheerfully beaming radio signals up into the unexplored reaches of the galaxy on the quiet. While signals grow weaker and weaker the further distance traveled, its still possible for them to be intercepted in remote areas. In 1960 Dr Frank Drake, the founder of SETI made the first official attempt at contacting alien life using an 85 foot diameter dish antenna at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)in Green Bank, West Virginia. A three month observation of the stars, Tau Ceti and Epsilon Eridani in constellation Cetus was chosen by Drake, codenamed Project OZMA.

At one point an interstellar terrestrial signal caused some excitement but it turned out to be a false alarm. The stars being only 11 light years away (66 trillion miles away) meant it was easy to focus on. A light year is the distance light and a radio signal travels in one year, approx six million, million miles away. No other signals of advanced civilizations were detected on their first try but at least it produced encouraging results.


Dr Drakes experimental 85 foot radio telescope, was pointed at a potentially fertile section of interstellar space. Due to public fears about space and alien entities, project OZMA was conducted by scientists at the time with the utmost care and precision. These hardy, spirited researchers listened for three months and concluded, Are we all alone in the universe? It must have been thoroughly frustrating - but at least OZMA paved the way for systematic searches seeking out technological
alien manifestations in other star systems...












Alien civilisations have undoubtedly evolved very differently compared to the 'civilized' human beings infesting our little world. Alien survival, co-existence and methods of space travel will continue and depend upon years of research and brain boxes in the distant future.

Logic dictates extra terrestrials are not going to understand our native lingo either and a universal translator is definitely on the cards.

It is interesting to note, that ancient extra terrestrials have left their mark on our world, so where did they go? Evidence of Alien influence can be seen in Sacsayhuaman on a hilltop fortress outside on Cusco. Its like our alien friends stepped in and gave us the technology to build a great Inca city when melting these great big bolders perfectly together. The tools and knowledge have long since disappeared but isn't it fascinating not a single blade of grass or copper will slide between these awesome stones. Just look at how they fit together! Even pure logic fails to explain how this mysterious wall was constructed with such precision, except lets pretend theres a logical explanation. There has to be some way to explain this!

In 1972 it was decided to launch a different probe into the vast expanse of galactic space. This probe project was called Pioneer 10 and sent on its journey to Jupiter, to survey the planet after which time it travelled on to survey Saturn, the Milky Way Galaxy and bordering stars.

The PIONEER probe was built by
TRW Space & Technology Group under contract to NASA with an engraved gold plaque attached to the side. The plaque was designed by Carl Sagan and drawn by his wife Linda Salzman Sagan. The plaque translates the breakdown of the most common element in our universe. Hydrogen.

The coded message contains the position of our sun relative to 14 pulsars and the center of the Galaxy. It also outlines the planets in the Milkyway and their relative distances to each other including a woman and a man to the top right. The mans hand is raised in a goodwill gesture of greeting as Earth's way of saying,

"Hi there, from the people of Earth....Lets be friends."

Technology aboard Pioneer 10 enabled the probe to explore the outer regions of our solar system and study energy particles from our sun. Pioneer ll sent back amazing images of Saturn with them reporting on conditions in the asteroid belt and Jupiter space. If E.T's locate one of the Pioneer probes, first contact with Earth using its radio wavelength gizmos is entirely possible. Logically of course, LOL!


    Helium Vector Magnetometer (F)



    Plasma Analyzer (P/L)



    Charged Particle Instrument



    Cosmic Ray Telescope



    Geiger Tube Telescope



    Trapped Radiation Detector (P/L)



    Meteoroid Detector (ENC)(F)



    Asteroid-Meteoroid Experiment (ENC)(F)



    Ultraviolet Photometer



    Imaging Photopolarimeter (ENC) (P/L)



    Infrared Radiometer (F)
Maybe..... Aliens are smart but deciphering Pioneers technology and getting it to work will be a giant leap forward for Alien Interstellar Communications. Pioneer 11's last communication to our little blue ball of earthlings was in November 1995. In 2003 Pioneer 10 chirped goodbye too, one last time before disappearing forever more into the vast expanse of deep space.

In the summer months of 1977 a more responsive welcoming message was blasted off into the unknown aboard VOYAGERS twin space capsules, one and two from Cape Canaveral, Florida... Mars was the destination.

This time the sounds of earth were chosen with two Bachs, two Beethoven's, Mozart affixed to the craft as a perfect choice to delightfully weird aliens out upon its discovery, LOL.


The hope was, Martians would soon come to appreciate the good nature of people living on planet earth. Two video discs were placed aboard Voyager, cataloging the musical achievements of intelligent humans on 20th Century Earth with Nature, bird sounds, animal and peaceful greetings from many races recorded in 55 different tongues. Heaven help the Aliens!

There are now all kinds of eavesdropping Extraterrestrial Intelligence Organizations keeping an ear out in space. SETI (Searching For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is one of the first and oldest.

Steven Spielberg sponsored their "META" project with an 84 radio telescope designed to track special frequencies in hot areas of space. This project was devised by scientist Dr Carl Sagan. SETI started a major 7 year search in 1992 with advanced computer technology co-ordinating a world wide effort capable of monitoring 70,000 radio channels.

SETI'S Project PHOENIX examines millions of channels simultaneously. Computers scan for signals in space alerting Astronomers when intriguing interstellar radio signals appear. Sure beats some poor devil sitting down for hours, plugging in and waiting for something to chirp at the other end of a console.

At present, 21st century earth is currently not as advanced as The United Federation of Planets although, 300 years from now, our computers will successfully scan space for strange new lifeforms. We'll make direct contact with intelligent alien civilisations just like the USS Enterprises NCC 1701 did in Star Trek. You do believe me, right?

Radio signals and optical signals are our fastest known method of sending messages light years away in our century. Hopefully someday one of our extra-terrestrial friends will receive one of our "beamings" and knock on our door. 50 years later, SETI is still looking for E.T's who will one day, descend from the black skies upon Earth in one of their flying spaceships. Gordon Cooper has already seen these space vehicles which he describes candidly in the video.








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Thanks for reading, Scan long and Prosper!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Pulsar Star Movie

Following up on my last Pulsar post I felt compelled to share this discovery. Here is an image of an artists creation which shows the interstellar remains of space debris, orbiting around the pulsar called 4u 0142+61. Over 100,000 years ago a massive star blew up giving birth to a baby pulsar. The explosion spewed forth a fallback disk of rocks and space dust captured in the orbit of the reborn pulsar. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope discovered this space marvel 13,000 light years away in the Northern Constellation Cassiopeia.


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH.

In Pulsar Rubble you will find fascinating details about the physics of this enticing space phenomenon, star composition, death and re-birth of planets plus a thrilling little space movie! Why didn't the supernova blast disperse all the planets debris and space dust? find out.

Its an awesome inspirational short movie giving an uptake on the unfolding of a giant star in our universe, beyond imagination. It can take 5 minutes to download in Quicktime player, but it is well worth the wait believe me.

How it works. You can see the short movie animation by clicking on the four thumbprint images within the above link, marked the birth of the "Phoenix Planets." Watch for yourself an electrifying rotating radiant super giant star..... well you didn't expect me to tell you the rest of it, did you?

Enjoy the movie, Live Long and Prosper!
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