Monday, June 03, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Verdict

Star Trek XII is now the highest earner of Star Trek's franchise with takings of $328 million in 18 days! J.J. Abrams has done it again! Rotten Tomato critics have given Star Trek Into Darkness the thumbs up with 87 points. Apparently trek's sequel isn't as fresh as the prequel yet it is visually spectacular. The verdict?

 I reckon a worldwide $330M boxoffice hit speaks for itself. This time round we get a "rock solid" sequel filmed with 3D action sequences. James Cameron, Avatar's Creator was onboard during Badrobots 3D conversion process giving the film that special alternate reality dimension to fill seats.  Since the relaunch of Abram's Star Trek we've got an action packed origin story with a younger crew rebooting history. (Don't worry we won't peek, hehe.)

When Londons Section 31 building blows up, Starfleets covert operations is no longer secret. I guess Earth needs more undercover guys. In any case John Harrison (who is the genetically augmented superhuman) is really Khan hellbent on revenge. So he devises a masterplan to flush out Starfleet's top brass for some target shooting practise.

Amazingly the Admiralties battle strategists assemble in a war room full of glass windows. Perfect for an aerial ambush with Khan's gunship waiting in the wings, right outside! Kirks the only one whose combat instincts tell him to do something, fast! Remember Ripley yelling at Gorman in Aliens 2, "DO SOMETHING! F**K!!!" I think Star Trek Into Darkness needed an indecisive character with frailities like Gormans but I digress.

"You're just a PAWN Kirk, you cannot even guarantee the safety of your own crew!"

Khan is like a predator playing with his prey. Treks dark villain knew exactly how and where to take his enemies out. He simply wants payback because Starfleet's good guys broke their word! The plot thickens when Admiral Marcus pops up which leads us to the epic manhunt and another mystery. The 72 long range prototype torpedoes with Botany Bay's frozen souls trapped inside. We have to remember, Khan isn't just the bad guy, hes on a mission.

For ages the "John Harrison" mystery led us off course about the baddies true identity. Did you enjoy being kept in the dark, guessing? When Admiral Marcus revealed the existence of a Top Secret Undercover Agent, hes obviously trying to cover his tracks. Starfleet isn't supposed to be a cloak and dagger operation. The Admiral is hiding something because hes dirty but does Kirk realise this?.

How do you rate our space crusaders this time?
What did you make of Pikes final curtain call?
Did you enjoy Dr Carol Marcus striptease with Uhura's heavy breather gawping on standby?
Did Cumberbatches Khanspeak freeze you to your seat?  "No ship should go down without her captain."

Live Long and Prosper.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Tickets and Free Download

Star Trek Into Darkness knocked Iron Man 3 off the Top Slot at the UK Box Office after numbers of £8.4 million pounds on its opening weekend, recently.

The good news is Paramount's new 3D Star Trek sequel (directed by J.J. Abrams) has overtaken previous "reboot movie" ticket records, which earned a sweet £6 million sterling on its debut weekend in 2009.

That was then. Today Star Trek Into Darkness is boldly beaming worldwide. See it tomorrow! We've been waiting for a new TREK movie for 4 monumental, sensational years. Into Darkness has finally arrived! I reckon we deserve to be blown out of our seats for our just rewards. Are you ready and all set for a trektastic time? How many of our movie predictions will come true?

90 stunt people is a great indication of what direction Star Trek Into Darkness is headed with special effects and relationships evolving in this action adventure space trek. An interesting question put by lonevision recently was: Will the new movies fortunes put an end to Star Trek "TV SHOWS" for good?

What do you think? Have you got your "Starfleet" T-shirt all nice and pressed for the movie? XD, Go on do tell us if you have!

Free Download Copy:

Fandango has a new special offer featuring a free download copy of JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek Movie (via iTunes) for fans who purchase their tickets of Star Trek Into Darkness. You can find more details on this offer at

Thrill Long and Prosper, Trekkies and Trekkers.

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Benedict Cumberbatch ... Khan

Chris Pine ... James T. Kirk

Alice Eve ... Carol

Zachary Quinto ... Spock

Zoe Saldana ... Uhura

Karl Urban ... Bones

Simon Pegg ... Scotty

Leonard Nimoy ... Spock Prime

Anton Yelchin ... Pavel Chekov

John Cho ... Hikaru Sulu

Bruce Greenwood ... Christopher Pike

Peter Weller ... Admiral Marcus

Nolan North

Tom Archdeacon ... Ensign Spyke

Jon Lee Brody ... Enterprise Crew Security

Noel Clarke ... Thomas Harewood

Christopher Doohan ... Transport Officer

Nick Tarabay

Nazneen Contractor ... Rima Harewood

Heather Langenkamp ... Moto

Katie Cockrell ... Girl

Hiram A. Murray ... Bar Patron

Kellie Cockrell ... Girl

Joseph Gatt

Gary-7 ... The Nibirian Elder

Aisha Hinds ... Navigation Officer Darwin

Gianna Simone ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew
Jacqueline King ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew

Beau Billingslea ... Captain Abbott

Ser'Darius Blain ... Soldier

Anjini Taneja Azhar ... Lucille Harewood

Brendan Norman ... Enterprise Crew Engineer

Jonathan Dixon ... Weapons Officer Neville

Omid Zader ... Meter maid

Teebone Mitchell ... Starfleet HQ Staff #1

Thomas W. Stewart ... Enterprise Crew Engineer

Brent McGee ... Enterprise Crew Engineer
Ningning Deng ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew

David C. Waite ... Star Fleet Command

Mark Alexander Herz ... Enterprise Security #1

Mike Kalinowski ... Starfleet Officer

Preston Queen ... Bar Patron 3 (rumored)

Andy Demetrio ... Obs.Deck Crew #6

Peet Montzingo ... Bar Patron 2

John Tomkins

Paul K. Daniel ... Shuttle Pilot

Andrew Maiorano ... Starfleet HQ Staff #3
James Tran ... Obs. Deck Crew #10
Dave Kim ... Starfleet Enlisted Soldier
Chloe Act ... Nikicha Tomser (uncredited)

Alexandra Aristy ... Starfleet HQ Staff #2 (uncredited)

Melissa Baldridge ... Deck Crew (uncredited)
Paris Benjamin ... Enterprise Crew Engineer (uncredited)
Leni Ford ... Cosmoe (uncredited)

Ryan T. Husk ... Starfleet Officer (uncredited)

Britanni Johnson ... NYU Nurse (uncredited)

Elly Kaye ... Star Fleet Officer (uncredited)

Hina Khan ... Cadet (uncredited)

Ariel D. King ... Starfleet Civilian (uncredited)
Kasia Kowalczyk ... Grasia Alien (uncredited)
Bryan Lee ... Starfleet Cadet (uncredited)

Westley Nguyen ... Civilian (uncredited)

Kyle Valle ... Starfleet Civilian (uncredited)

Felicity Wren ... Starfleet Officer (uncredited)
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John Ashker .... stunts
Brian Avery .... stunt double: Simon Pegg
Maryellen Aviano .... stunts
Krista Bell .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... key stunt rigger
Marco Bianco .... utility stunts
Chris Brewster .... stunt double: Anton Yelchin
Chris Brewster .... stunt performer
Richard Cetrone .... stunt performer
Ilram Choi .... stunt performer
Brian Christensen .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunt performer
Eugene Collier .... stunt double: Beau Billingslea
Tim Connolly .... stunt double: Karl Urban
George Cottle .... stunt performer
Brycen Counts .... stunt performer
Sam Creed .... stunts
Jahnel Curfman .... stunts
Max Daniels .... stunt performer
Eddie Davenport .... stunt performer
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts
Martin De Boer .... stunt double: Benedict Cumberbatch
Steve DeCastro .... stunt performer
Cory DeMeyers .... stunts
Kevin Derr .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Shauna Duggins .... stunts
Wade Eastwood .... stunts
Katie Eischen .... utility stunts
Roberto C Escobar .... stunt performer
Marie Fink .... stunt double
Mark Ginther .... stunt rigger
Ryan Gray .... utility stunts
Trevor Habberstad .... stunt double: Chris Pine
Jessica Harbeck .... stunts
Zedric Harris .... stunt performer
Nick Hermz .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... utility stunts
Antal Kalik .... stunt performer
Zero Kazama .... stunts
Matthew S. Kennedy .... stunt performer
Bobby C. King .... stunt performer
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Hiro Koda .... stunts
Dave Lane .... stunt rigger
Malosi Leonard .... stunts
Bethany Levy .... stunt double: Zoe Saldana
Cheryl Lewis .... stunts
Kurt D. Lott .... stunts
Curtis Lyons .... stunt performer
Brian Machleit .... stunt performer
Tara Macken .... stunts
Mike Massa .... lead stunt double: Chris Pine
Tom McComas .... stunts
Cassandra McCormick .... stunt double: Alice Eve
Cassandra McCormick .... stunts
Rene Mousseux .... stunt performer
Caryn Mower .... stunts
Mike Mukatis .... stunts
Eric Norris .... stunt performer
Lin Oeding .... stunt performer
Salomon Passariello .... stunt performer
Eddie Perez .... stunt performer
J.J. Perry .... stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... utility stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Mark Rayner .... stunts
Rex Reddick .... stunts
Kevin Reid .... stunt double: Benedict Cumberbatch
Simon Rhee .... stunts
Larry Rippenkroeger .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt performer
Tracey Ruggiero .... stunt performer
Todd Schneider .... stunts
Courtney Schwartz .... stunts
Ray Siegle .... stunt man
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
Brian Simpson .... utility stunts
Caine Sinclair .... stunts
Paul Sklar .... stunt double: Peter Weller
Daniel Stevens .... stunt double: Spock
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Aaron Toney .... stunts
Frank Torres .... stunt rigger
Steve Upton .... stunt rigger
Cord Walker .... utility stunts
April Weeden .... stunts (as April Weeden-Washington)
Nico Woulard .... stunts
Marcus Young .... fight coordinator
Omid Zader .... stunt performer

Full Cast

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A to Z Challenge Reflections

Heres my Challenge Reflections for April's Time Travelling Festivities before signing up. I've got my badge from Captain Ninjas site to complete my journey.

The window for posting A to Z Reflections closes on Friday. Spacerguy salutes everyone who took part in the A to Z April challenge hosted by the big guns. The Ninja clones really kept the show on the road.

This is my third (time travelling) experience through the blogosphere. My primary mission objective was to seek out strange, wonderful blogs and befriend new lifeforms."To boldly go where no-one has gone before!" For me its exciting stepping out and exploring the unknown galactic expanse of the blogosphere. You never know whats waiting for you out there second blog to the right, *grin.* I found lots of cool places bursting with imagination and clever writing and visuals. Great job bloggers!

I was happy so many enjoyed my little corner of the universe too. I wrote about Star Trek the whole time and its been an agonising challenge stopping myself from spilling the beans on J.J. Abram's movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. I'll be posting an "Into Darkness Portal" (WITH SPOILERS) soon to tease you. Are we all set for lift off  "Into Darkness" when the countdown ends?" If your from Austraila or UK: Is STID better than 2009's version, what are your thoughts?  Kapla.

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