Monday, September 14, 2015

Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiners Gag Reel?

Marina Sirtis at Brent Spiner's Paramount Trailer

In an interview taken at the Paramount Studios lot in the early 90's, Brent Spiner (whos really Data the android in Star Trek (TNG) gets rousted by co star Marina Sirtis. Rather innocently "Counsellor Deanna Troi" grabs the scoop nailing Spiner "in the act." Despite the old footage, its fun watching these two fooling around. Troi's betazoid instincts cuts straight to the chase. She tells us, "Brent Spiner, Data the android, possibly the most popular character on the show"[STAR TREK TNG] which I thought was very classy of her.

"Our little Scoop!" - After banging on his trailer door for a while, Sirtis gives Spiner plenty of time. The fun begins when Brent emerges from his trailer stammering "what what????"..... While the rapport between Sirtis and Spiner is genuine. These guys definitely won me over and I'm still wondering, is this interview a "gag" or the real deal?  What do you think?

Marina explains: "I'm here with Movietime, remember?" "Oh yeah, right, right, right, right" stammers a hungover Spiner trying to pull himself together. After a little broadway melodrama Spiner finally agrees to hold up his end of the bargain. So what I wonder happens next? 

Do you think Brent Spiner slept in his trailer during the filming of Star Trek TNG's entire "smash hit" tv show? Whatever Marina's reasons were for filming this epic, I think their performance deserves an oscar for its comedic value.

What say you? Gag Reel or Real deal?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers and Bloggies.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Leonard's Stories about Time

Capturing Stories about Time

I made this comment on one of Leonard Nimoys self portraits photos later shown in Paris. The photo was posted to twitpic 1074 days ago and I added my thoughts 21 days later... I don't know if "Grandpa" ever read what I wrote but if he did, I sure hope he got a kick out of it. I have since come to appreciate the spiritual message in this film. What do your scientific/spiritual instincts tell you? Here's Leonard Nimoy's Story.

This is the first self portrait that I have done that relates to this issue. The light for me is a lifeforce, thats the energy for me in photography and light in life is a metaphor for energy and life. Theres movement in the face here you can see, which is also a time exposure, open up the lens and turn to face the camera while the lens was open. So you get that sense of movement.

What do you think of Leonard's "stories about time" caught on film? Did you find his self portrait freaky cool? How would you describe his portrait in time?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies and Bloggies.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Who is Star Trek Beyond's Lead Villain?

Star Trek Beyond directed by Justin Lin (8th July 2016 release) is shrouded in mystery. Story is key to a good movie, so why do action packed space adventures expanding into the cosmos score big at the box office? Remember Guardians of the Galaxy? It made a cool $774,176,600 worldwide.

Idris Elba

Star Treks thirteenth movie is currently filming in Vancouver, BC, Canada with all the regular cast. So far the movies wild cards include Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella and Martial Artist Actor, Joe Taslim. Unlike the Dark Knight, Doctor Strange and Thor - heroes in Star Trek can hardly cape up to save the galaxy. What about the villains? Is Idris Elba getting his Klingon on for the movie?

SIMON PEGG: That’s not true…I heard there’s a rumor he’s [Idris Elba] been spoken to about stuff, so he may be in the film, but he won’t be a Klingon or maybe he will.

Sofia Boutella

PEGG: “It’s a really interesting, complex character,”

Shoot, so much for Klingons being in the big picture. Apparently the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 are going to new parts of the galaxy and meeting new species, so it's unlikely to be a Klingon-verse movie.

JUSTIN LIN: It’s all new and fresh. The Klingons, Romulans and other species are great, but it’s time to go further. It has been fun to focus on creating whole new worlds and species.

Joe Taslim.
It seems Sofia Boutella has been chosen to battle Star Trek's fearsome villains. No biggie really, you should see Gazelles gymnastic moves in Kingsman: The Secret Service. She's the perfect killer machine for engaging rebel forces in Star Trek beyond.

I love the idea Boutella's character having secret abilities to reverse Star Trek's altered timeline. Will planet Vulcan or Romulus make a come back? Whos playing the lead villain, I wonder? Any ideas? Heres a list to confuse us even more....

Its over to you trekkers, trekkies and bloggies. Whats your best guess?

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