Friday, December 23, 2011

Abrams Star Trek 2 Newsflash

Star Trek 2 Newsflash.

Get ready to satisfy your trek desires, Trekkies, with Mr Abrams in the driving seat calling the shots for Star Trek 2 (2013). In his interview update to TrekMovie, Bad Robot director, JJ Abram's lieutenants are clearly warping ahead with the cosmic art of filming Star Trek 2, boldly going to strange (less) new worlds. Apparently the USS Enterprise fledglings have all enlisted and are all set to sail around the galaxy, minus a few Federation planets and TOS crew on May 17, 2013.

I think its a real tragedy Romulus and Vulcan are space dust. In the old days trekkies used to love nitpicking Star Trek's epic story lines to death because trek lifeforms have no fear in boldly exploring the cosmic bounties within our trek universe. Its what we were born to do. Its great seeing our heroes slugging it out with alien aggressors because deep down we admire their gut instincts, courage and integrity to challenge adversity in all shapes and forms.


Fearless warrior Klingons can always be relied upon to spice up the Federations ageing constitution with bat'leth combat, space fights and dramatic deaths. The trouble is Praxis is now running out of air, so time is running out. I hope this hasn't consigned our Klingon friends to the destitute aliens rubbish heap. I feel I must protest at this critical hour and defend Star Trek's good old days. Its a totally rubbish deal Klingons, Vulcans and Romulans have got in Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek VI. But it could be worse... I guess.

Klingons could be part of a completely byegone era too. I figure Mr Abrams has a chance to redeem himself. Make the Klingons the tip of the spear again, yeah. Who else does what they do? Infuse Klingon culture with hardcore diehards ready to leap into the firey abyss of battle. Mr Spocks duel in Amok Time is a perfect battle scene in point. Why not feature some interesting Klingon battle/character moments amidst a wonderful backdrop of Klingon scenery in Star Trek's continuum?

Do you want to see Klingons in Star Trek 2013?

Abrams writers like blowing up the natives on their soverign home worlds. The GOOD news is Director JJ will be shooting Star Trek 2 (THE SEQUEL) in 2D using an IMAX filming format so he can convert the film presumably to 3D! which sounds promising because it gives directors and viewers a much larger field of vision enhancing the movie cinema experience when viewed in 3D.

Director J.J. Abrams is the preferred choice with a proven track record. (until his luck changes like Rick Bermans) in 2002 with Nemesis receiving a poor turnout at the cinemas. According to Boxoffice Mojo Star Trek 2009 scooped $385,680,446. million worldwide for Paramount's studio executives. Not bad considering treks previous incarnation failed to achieve warp speed with only $43,254,409 to renergize Captain Picard's Galaxy class flagship. The good news is Director Abrams has hopefully learned from Star Trek 2009 mistakes

According to Abrams on TrekMovie 'It’s a little early to be talking about ‘Star Trek,’ but I will say that they wrote — the three writers, Damon [Lindelof], Bob [Orci] and Alex [Kurtzman] — they wrote the most amazing script, and I’m thrilled to get a chance to direct it. It’s totally mine to screw up, so if you don’t like it, it’s completely on me. Our sets are almost done, so we’re going to go back and start shooting next month.'

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Now immerse yourself with the celestial fact that Star Trek 2009 (the prequel) is probably the most compelling, action packed, most successful, and most expensive trek movie the world has ever seen, which is no small feat. Its true Gene Roddenberry's peaceful, dynamic, Universe was revamped with a new crew at the helm of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. Star Trek 2009 is now set ten years prior to the original series and everything we know and love is not guaranteed to happen the same way again. Young Spock booting cadet Kirk out the airlock was highly unusual and Kirk's promotion to captain later on? Still at least Uhura's undressing made a lasting impression but then Kirk's heavy breathing has to go and spoil the fun, LOL. I thought Kirk had a pretty good hiding place and view from where Galia had stashed him away.

Lt. Nyota Uhura: Gaila, who is he?
Gaila: Who?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: The mouth-breather hiding under your bed?
James T. Kirk: You can hear me breathing?

Merry Christmas, trekkies and trekkers.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Death is death

Which super deadly action film star said "Death is death. We got to have compassion for the dead, the dying and the could be dying and the about to be dead."

Hint: Hes got a black belt in Aikido. No cheating now trekkies.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Opening Hailing Frequencies

Doctor Whos Tardis is well known for its galactic time-travelling throughout the universe so here is something special for you to enjoy.. The material is soft, furry and to quote Chief Engineer Scotty, 'it nearly brought a tear to my eye.'

So whats cool about it? I guess you could compare these galactic cell phone cosys to Star Trek's tribbles because they're so...... cute and cuddly.

The acrylic case is designed in Star Trek themes also, handmade to fit IPhones or whatever to your trek hearts desire, just email your phone dimensions to Jen at Ericdesigns.


So why not spring a pleasant surprise on some trekkie mates? This phenomenon is bound to fascinate trek fans who love furry tribbles because they're such cheerful little things. The option to program your electronic gadget to chirp like tribbles or teleport like Dr Who's tardis should tickle science fiction fans pink.

Ericdesigns have designed a Firefly version with Jayne Cobbs' diehard browncoats in mind. Cobb's hat colors should remind you "If you can't do something smart, do something right."

Monday, October 31, 2011

Shatner's Halloween Mask

Happy Halloween everyone!

Its that time of the year again Trekkies for our cheery eyed spooks to call around the neighbourhood trick or treating. Well assimilate this. Feast your eyes on these creepy masks, Spooky huh? Do you recognise him? The story goes Michael Myer's white legendary face is actually modelled on the death mask of Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk.

But is it true? Rumour has it on YouTube that this is the real deal. William Shatner remembers buying a Myers mask for Halloween when taking his kids out trick or treating but lets be clears about this. The Michael Myers mask in question is obviously an altered Captain Kirk mask.

Shatman's obviously getting a kick out of reliving this fond halloween experience with his daughter Elizabeth, who joins in on the fun. Mr Shatner's 'death mask' was originally made for an episode of Star Trek which eventually found its way into the classic horror movie Halloween. The fun part is Mr Shatner went trick or treating in his own face mask!

What do you think?





Live Long and Prosper, trekker or treaters

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Darpa Trek Codename


Did you know that the US Navy, the US Airforce and NASA have all studied the USS Enterprise NCC 1701's bridge as a futuristic model for a hightech command centre? In 1994 DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Administration contacted Star Trek designer Herman Zimmerman and asked him to help them create an experimental control center based on the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 bridge. This project was deemed of such importance it was given a really cool codename.

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Which Trek Codename did they use for the Enterprise Darpa project?


1) Was it called Trekbreaker?
2) Starbreaker?
3) Defensebreaker?
4) Warbreaker?
5) Shieldbreaker?
6) or Minebreaker?

Heres TOS Enterprise bridge on full display at Star Treks: The Exhibition at Detroits Science Center. Isn't it a thing of beauty?

Live long and prosper trekkers and trekkies!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Avatar 2009

James Cameron's Avatar was two years ago. Doesn't time fly? The movies 3D cinematography adds plenty of sugar and spice making the virtual world of Pandora a pretty enjoyable flick for most? I think my heart was pounding during this movie because you see, I'm a sucker for lush green trees and ecosystems. So when I saw the gunships closing in on Hometree, I took it hard. It was a powerful moment seeing the Na'vis home network of life getting battered to death. Obviously this Colonel Quaritch dude is a total snake and enjoys inflicting pain and misery on people.

To quote Captain Jean Luc Picard, 'Its the age old cry of the oppressor against the weak' with humans doing their level best to plunder, exploit and rape worlds of resources slaughtering defenseless 'animals' in the name of progress, peace and prosperity.

The Terran master plan was simple: muscle in on Na'vi homeworld and extract the rich deposits of 'unobtainium' but first the scientists had to relocate the primitives! Grace doesn't exactly welcome Scully with open arms so one of the geeks shows him to the blue bodied avatars. The marines chance encounter with Neytiri played by Star Trek's Zoe Saldana is the start of a lasting relationship. Marine Scullys determination to defend the 10 foot Na'vi primitives from the greedy corporate looters closing in on the luminescent world of Pandora took guts. However, Neytiri soon finds out about the Terran master plan to mine 'unobtainium' from the Na'vi forest giving Jarhead Jake some major explaining to do.

The chemistry between Neytiri and Jake is evident but its obvious she feels betrayed and is seriously peeved off with him. Eventually the blue aliens take a stand against the trigger happy Colonel Quaritch who unleashes his wrath against the Na'vi and blasts their sacred woodlands with brutal firepower. This is one mean marine who takes pleasure in doing his job.

Lead female star Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver along with Sam Worthington's avatars all spring into action and deliver epic performances at the heart of battle pitting their bows against wave after wave of unstoppable terrestrial bullets and bombshells.

QUESTION:  How do avatar chambers work?

Since the movie, Avatar has stirred up quite a buzz amongst environmentalists. A million trees are being planted in 15 countries worldwide because of Avatar's Hometree Initiative Isn't that great? Human lifeforms must learn to treat our little world with respect and take the issue of deforestation very seriously. TREES are the life giving 'LUNGS' of our planet earth! The sad thing is Trees are vanishing at an exceedingly alarming rate. Without Trees and healthy marine life spawning within our oceans, Earth will fail to re-oxygenate itself properly! WE'VE GOT TO TAKE ACTION NOW or our fragile coral reefs will vanish forever turning our oceans into a seafloor of mud and worms.

Go Plant a Tree Today and use less plastic!

Make it happen, Make it so, today!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fastest Time Naming all Star Trek movies

Heres a fun Star Trek record set by a supreme being which should light up the geek side of your brain! I'd like to give a huge thanks to My trekkie friend, Colm for discovering the Fastest Star Trek Movie World Record and sending it to me! The video clearly demonstrates mack naming all the Star Trek movies in faster than warp speed. Thats right! Elder spits them off in 10.5 seconds and gets them right, now thats pretty darn extraterrestrial! The dudes a space legend!!! LOL. Have a listen for yourselves. So what does Elder say at the end of the challenge? 'Nerdiest Thing Ever, thank you.

Hes quite obviously pleased with himself but isn't it interesting Mack doesn't say trekkie or trekker? Oh well, you can't have everything, maybe its time for the saurian brandy. The real question is can your Sci-Fi fierceness beat Mack Elder's Fastest Time Naming All Star Trek Movies In Chronological Order?

Theres no denying the uber sci-fi geek lurking within everyone of us, for it too must know. Next time you're hanging with some trek buddies be ready with your stopwatch and ask the question: How fast can you name all the Star Trek/Star Wars movies in chronological order?


Friday, August 26, 2011

R2 says Hello from Outerspace

Earth's International Space Station has awoken their first humanoid Robonaut from his deep space sleep. Isn't that cool? But who or what is R2? I guess Robonaut 2 could be a distant relative of Star Trek's Mr Data who's definitely more than just a machine. While neither of these droids eat, sleep, drink or feel pain, their human-like features and capabilities are a source of great inspiration to us mere mortals.

R2's full name is Robonaut 2 Unit B to be precise but like Data he's got tons of personality despite having no emotions! Strange but true. NASA's white tinman doesn't even talk but since February, R2's already got an enthusiastic 47,000 followers just by tweeting on Twitter! "Those electrons feel GOOD! One small step for man, one giant leap for tinman kind," was Robonauts first tweet.

Our technological friend will prove really useful when his space legs get him walking. Robonaut 2 was born on May 7th 2010 in his hometown Houston, Texas. Nasa plans to get Tinman souped up for spacewalks assisting his human colleagues during tedious and dangerous missions. Some of R2's extraordinary abilities include tweeting, multi-tasking with the ISS computer consoles, conducting mental and physical tasks using human dexterity to adjust things, performing precise repairs on satellites with the technological toughness to survive the vacuum of space.

Will R2 exceed the sum of his programming?


Monday, August 22, 2011

Top Five Star Trek Favorites

Here's my top 5 Star Trek favorites so I'd better stick to Science Officer Garratt's starship rules and regulations. Actually I may have steered off course a little, phaser me! I just had to mention Khan. Now to begin.

1. Spock our pointy eared vulchie speaks for himself. "I am an accomplished Scientist devoted to logic..." says Spock to Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy. So what does that make Dr McCoy? He's a man of science too, highly respected and as of 2267, earning the Legion of Honour duly decorated by Starfleet surgeons. Spock is well known for his statements of logic and analytical prowess which he shamelessly preaches in front of Dr McCoy. Is Mr Spock having fun at the doctors expense? Or maybe Spock's human/half is having an emotional outburst?

2. Dr Leonard H. McCoy is USS Enterprise NCC 1701 chief medical officer. McCoy is a country doctor from Georgia, called 'Bones" by his friends who enjoys the odd sip of Saurian brandy between patients and hates using transporters! You can't help but like the old coot and identify with the good doctors frailties. "In a pigs eye!" stirs McCoy, hoping for an emotional outburst from Spock's human half which he usually gets. When these two are at each others throats, with Kirk as referee, its usually highly amusing to see whos going to win which is why I'm giving them the top two slots.

"That is a human emotion " replies Spock cleverly.
"You bet your pointed ears, it is!" wisecracks Bones.

The camera swings around to Spock and we see his famous arched eyebrow raised and a look of pure astonishment etched all over his face.

Spock, you haven't changed a bit. You're just as warm and sociable as ever.

Nor have you, doctor, as your continued predilection for irrelevancy demonstrates.

3. Captain Kathryn Janeway has an iron will and loves her black coffee. She's Star Treks first female Starfleet captain to command a starship who's thrilled us with her adventures. We all know about the intrepid USS Voyager NCC-74656 which got lost 70,000 light years into the Delta quadrant. Why do I like Janeway so much? Well, maybe its because we've both caffeine addicts but no, seriously, consider for a moment and reflect. Tons of Trekkie's rooted for Voyager during her heyday.(Ooopps there I go again, sorry I don't mean to be unflattering.)


Your a lost space explorer...Your aboard the starship Voyager.Heres a crew severed from Starfleet, from family and friends feeling their own loneliness and lost in space. When you look out a porthole and see the stars whizzing by you feel a weird hungering sickness calling you home.

Its because these Delta quadrant stars are alien to you. One person keeps your dreams intact with the hope of ever getting back to planet earth in one piece. Good old captain Janeway. You believe in her effective leadership to see things through to the end.

In Voyager's two-part 'Year of hell' Janeway becomes entangled in a sinister time-altering plot. A Krenim temporal timeship commander, Annorax has gone quietly insane over the death of his lost love. Giving up just isn't an option for Janeway who propels her battered ship into the face of certain death. Kate Mulgrew is great at Star Trek Conventions.

"Captain Kathryn Janeway: How do you plan to implement this protocol, Doctor? Mr. Tuvok doesn't have a security team, both the brigs have been destroyed, and with the internal force fields offline, you'll have a hell of a time keeping me confined. You'd better grab a phaser; because before I give up command, you'll have to shoot me."

My 4th Star Trek favorite is Commander Data of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D who plays the chief operations officer in Star Trek TNG. Our metal friend is a sentient android comprised of sophisticated neural nets and heuristic algorithms which makes him really special. In other words hes more than just a walking, talking machine, Data is a brilliant cybernetic creation with only one flaw, hes devoid of emotions... lets hear it now, awww.

What do I love about this character? Data keeps trying to emulate humans and their behaviour despite countless setbacks.. "I will never exceed the sum of my programming, will you help me Geordi?" This tough android has amazing diagnostic abilities and can beat Klingons and Borg in a hands down scrap any place, any where. Oh yeah baby and its a hoot to hear Data's precise calculations annoying Picard, who more or less tells him to shut up.


Last but not least is 5. Klingon warrior Worf the real dark horse and tough guy. (Lwaxana Troi - Majel Barrett teased him once by calling him Mr Wolf. She had a happy talent for making people smile with her lovely light hearted humor). Worf enjoys reading Kahless the Unforgettable and drinking prune juice which he called a warriors drink!!! The klingon is tolerant of humans, honour bound to Klingon tradition, easily aggravated by Datas questions and loves engaging worthy opponents and battering them blue with his bat'leth.

On stardate 47653.2 (2370) in the episode "Genesis" TNG (7th season) Mr Worf devolved into a merciless lower lifeform with a very bad temper and intense dislike for doors. Worfs the man to have on your side if you've got spooks to chase up. Remember how Worf gave our brave captain, Jean Luc Picard the worst shock of his life turning him into a scaredy cat. My guess is the captain wasn't the only one terrorized out of his wits. Right? Gates Mc Fadden (Dr Beverly Crusher) did a brilliant job directing.



The City on the edge of Forever.
Genesis
Year of Hell.
Star Trek Wrath of Khan
Best of Both Worlds

Live Long and prosper, trekkies.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Star Trek Entertainment

Stardate 311401.2,

Captain’s Log,

We have discovered a new resource in a far corner of the alpha quadrant of the World Wide Web. We have been ordered by Starfleet to investigate this unknown entity, familiarize ourselves with it, and bring back useful information for further study. For the purpose of your trek research Star Trek Sci Fi Blog has improved its search parameters, to boldly go and seek out new lifeforms and civilisations. Obey the Prime Directive at all times and enjoy the privileges and immunities afforded you within the galactic Star Trek Tabs of our fun resource. Engage!

Here are our findings:

There seems to be two distinct entities – Star Trek Television Shows and Episodes and Star Trek Movies. These two new resources from FindTheBest are great for all Star Trek enthusiasts out there who simply want to immerse themselves deeper into the world of Star Trek.

Star Trek Television Shows and Episodes Comparison is an objective interactive resource that allows fans to sort and filter their favorite trek. All you have to do is enter whatever excites you about the television world of Star Trek. For instance, if you thought the best Star Trek episodes were when James T. Kirk was captain, simply filter by entering James T. Kirk using the “Captain” filter. Your search results will yield Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Animated Seriesfor your ultimate gratification.

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Or maybe you were in a heated debate about who was a better captain for the U.S.S. Enterprise: James T. Kirk or Jean-Luc Picard. Using the Star Trek Television comparison you could compare Captain Kirk vs. Captain Picard and settle the mystery once and for all.

Furthermore, Star Trek Television comparison allows you to sort and filter by number of seasons each series lasted, total number of episodes, years the shows were on air, and even the running length of an average episode. It’s truly a fun, interactive, and most importantly helpful utility for all Trekkies and Trekkers out there but see for yourself.


FTB has a Star Trek Movies Comparison that, much like the Star Trek Television Shows and Episodes Comparison, allows fans to sort and filter your favorite TV shows, character or movie preferences. Simply engage the Star Trek television comparison and input your data or use the movies comparison tool for settling interstellar disagreements .

Don’t let Qfool you, by using the inflation adjusted “box office revenue” filter you could objectively argue that J.J. Abrams Star Trekwas the best based on the fact that it earned the most revenue; with Robert Wise’s Star Trek: The Motion Picturegenerating enough cash to fuel a score of Star Trek spin offs and movies.

What great lines from your favorite Star Trek Movies or TV Shows do you like to reminisce over?

Star Trek movies comparison includes memorable quotes from each movie: Star Trek (2009): Young Kirk: My name is James Tiberius Kirk!.


Star Trek Movies and Star Trek Television Shows and Episodes Comparisons were designed by a Trekkie for a Trekkie. It was built as a utility to explore strange new film and TV comparisons and to seek out new Trekkie's. FindTheBest’s Star Trek comparisons will boldly take you on a voyage of discovery. Use the galactic diagnostics at Star Trek Sci Fi Blog to help ease your trek cravings for the galaxies greatest space epics.

I like to embrace the cosmic components flowing from our universe lurking everywhere around us. The positive energy radiating from these space bugs got me hooked on Star Trek when I was a wee lad. Is it an affliction or an addiction?

- Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Nimoys Las Vegas Big Goodbye



I tuned in for Star Trek's Mr Spock and up flew the LLAP hands at the end. They were fast weren't they? Heres Leonard Nimoy saying Thank you to fans as he bids fond farewells at his last Star Trek Convention in Vegas. 'It took years of diligent practise and self denial' for the great vulcan to master the vulcan salute. I love that line. After Star Trek ended in 1969, Nimoy joined Mission Impossible and played the mysterious Paris character and resident master of disguise.

Nevertheless our pointy eared alien Mr Spock just refused to go quietly. In the late 1970's Star Trek re-runs were an immediate hit with trek fans who never gave up on Star Trek TOS. Spock was back claiming he had no emotions and yet the vulcan struggled with his human half. Its fun watching Spock dictating logic towards his Enterprise crewmates supplying us with great laughs every time. Its probably why the show survived. Sadly for Spock though, the vulcan disciplines of Kolinahrfail to control the suppressed, human half trying to escape.

Star Trek just wouldn't be the same without Spock's radical philosophies challenging the human logic of his Enterprising crewmates. The shows catch phrases, wonderful aliens and light humor are great for the human soul. I suspect part of the human condition wants to be seduced by bewitching aliens, truth and knowledge but maybe like Spock our trekkie blood burns constantly with fire?




Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Las Vegas 45th Anniversary of Star Trek

Creation Entertainment's Official TREK Convention celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Star Trek this week for four days, hitting it off this Thursday on August 11th to 14th, 2011. Star Trek fans should know its Leonard Nimoy's last Las Vegas appearance. Will you be there?

Its all happening at the Rio Suites Hotel which Creation Entertainment promises will be a non stop superstar party. You can count on seeing 70 celebrity guest stars, Leonard Nimoy and the three Captains with William Shatner/Stewart/Mulgrew live on stage.

This event will be a fun filled sci-fi roller coaster for fully fledged trekkers, trekkies and fans beaming in from all over the universe. The famous costume competition is going to be great fun. Its an attempt to win back the world's record of most Star Trek costumes in one place.

The Rio convention will deploy the Sulu Summit, exciting panels, exclusive presentations, giant vendors rooms, musical and theatrical performances, autographs and photo opportunities to meet your heroes, auctions and trivia games, the filming of a new TV special on the convention floor, and food functions for hungry trekkies to keep our thrusters fired up for the whole day.

4 Klingon warriors representing the Empire will appear together on stage. Will these guys impress us with Klingon swear words? In any event I'm looking forward to the deep ridged foreheads, spikey teeth and usual warrior gags honoring strength, combat and ritual. Star Trek Vegas tickets are still available at the door.

UPDATE

For trekkers unable to make it in person, despair not. Why not warp over to Star TrekStreaming for live action highlight panels. Its that time again for trekkie splurging. Each panel is 6.99 except for the 3 captains which is 14.99

Live Long and Prosper, Star Trekkers.


Monday, August 08, 2011

Trekkie Tests are Fun

I took the Trekkie Test over the weekend at nerdtest.com and its official. I'm a Trekkie. Actually I've got Alex Cavanaugh to thank for encouraging me on. Spacerguy, you are a dedicated Trek geek!

But seriously it seems to me theres much controversy about Trekker and Trekkie perception. What defining qualities really distinguish us from one another? Do you agree with this list? Could it be trekkers are actually more socially sophisticated than Trekkies? or is it something else? The great debate about trekkie vs trekker rages across the Internet so I added my own two cents Trekkie or Trekker to peek your curiosity.

Warp over to Nerd Tests and take the Trekkie Test! I guarantee you'll get a warm trekkie feeling afterwards! Granted you may not make it into the top 3 percent but its still good bit of fun testing yourself. Chris Pine is a Techie Trekkie! Have you got what it takes to get into the Admiralty?

LOL It's interesting but the only Trekker Test I could find on Google is a little quiz written by me! Yes its true, we're not misfits, trekkies do have girlfriends and not all of us live in our parents basements either. So who invented the word Trekkie? Apparently Gene Roddenberry did. The father of Star Trek is quoted as saying he invented 'Trekkies' although I can't find any written confirmation of this which is a real pity.

If anyone can find it please send it in to Star Trek Sci Fi blog. Now speaking of connotations William Shatners Saturday Night Live didn't help matters any by taking the complete rip out of Trekkies but what a skit!

To conclude, I've been ranked as a complete nerd, worthy of the rank Captain. So what does this mean?

You are a Trekkie, through and through! You know the series, the movies, the literature, the science, and you are proud of it! You are probably saving up to buy your own starship! You are part of a vast community of Trekkies, and you're loving it! Congratulations!


The average Raw Score out of 28532 unique test takers... for Trekkiness is: 104.3, but mine was: 150. Whos the best? 3% scored higher, and 96% scored lower.




The Trekkie Test -- Create and Take a Fun Test @ NerdTests.com's User Tests!


So what are you waiting for? I took the plunge and it was totally fun. Test Long and prosper, Trekkies, Trekkers and Niners!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Trek Geeks

Remember Captain Kirk's opening monologue from Star Trek's classic series ending with 'to boldly go where no man has gone before?'  After enjoying the Writing Ninja's Alex Cavanaugh's 'Making Connections' post I wanted to join in on the fun with some classic trek geekery of my own.

Blogging: the final frontier. These are the treks of spacerguy. His ongoing quest: to explore strange, new blogs, to seek out new bloggers and reach uber enlightenment, to boldly go where no blogger trekkie has gone before. 

Thanks for spurring me on with your cosmic humour, Alex.  So what are the good vibrations associated with being recognized as a dedicated Trek geek? Theres one good way to find out.

RoomMates RMK1361SCS Star Trek Peel & Stick Wall Decals

I'm taking the Trekkie test and I urge you guys to take the plunge with me!

Live Long and Prosper, Trek Geeks!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Trek Thankyou to Fans

Heres a shot of the recreation-deck in Star Trek The Motion Picture which allows us to appreciate the entire crew of the starship Enterprise. Captain Kirk's been promoted to Admiral and hes the dude delivering the wonderful news about the bitter energy cloud on a direct collision heading with Earth. Scary stuff eh?

Their mission: survive V'gers great big bolts of fire and make friends with the thing. The Rec Deck falls silent. Its the moment of truth for Starfleet's bravest crew in the galaxy when the viewscreen flips on. They're the only crew available within range, of course... Way too late to back out now... still...everyones probably having second thoughts...

Why did I join Kirk's ship? Just look at those haunted faces staring at the Epsilon IX Station battling V'ger's wrath. Hey, we won't judge you for tucking tail and abandoning the Enterprise during Earth's hour of need, explains the Admiral pulling a blinder.


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So the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 crew swallow their fears despite seeing their Klingons buddies biting the dust. Why be afraid? V'Ger only intends to deactivate Earths 'carbon based units' unless they yield the creator, "The Kirk Unit." who built Voyager One. The strange, sentient, cloudlike creature/machine thing is a technologically enhanced ancient earth probe measuring two AU's across!

Sounds seriously meaningful doesn't it? So I looked it up. The V'ger cloud is 200 million miles across big but get this, V'ger is lonely and wants to experience some simple human feelings by joining with the creator. How sweet is that? I feel so emotional right now.

Amid the hundreds of Enterprise crew members staring up at the recreational deck viewer are about 150 fans and friends of the movie production. Their inclusion was the studios way of saying Thank You to the Fans for their valuable support of Star Trek over the years.




Live Long and Prosper Trekkers and Trekkies.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thesaurus Trekkie Sacrilege




















I was warping across the Internet recently, when my deep space sensor sweeps detected some very suspect readings slagging off Trekkies. I wonder is someone from the darkside having a laugh at us? Now that wouldn't be hard, would it? Everybody has seen the pictures of Barbara Adams donned in her starfleet jury uniform and what about the trekkers with the ears who bump into you at the supermarket? Sigh I've got to wise up to the fact that I'm fated to be a trekologist for the rest of my days. Alas, its true. I'm no different. I watch Star Trek everyday. Sometimes I get an adrenalin rush that shocks my logical thought processes into hyperdrive, hehe. At my age I should know better but sometimes I just can't resist the temptation to come out of the closet as vaderspacer, but only on special occasions, LOL) So much for my stern vulcan disciplines!





















But really, I just couldn't let this one go without first having a pop at the darkside geeksters responsible for what I'm calling trekkie sacrilege. Now this is where it gets better. After completing deep space sensor analysis of Thesaurus.com my scientific readings had finally pinpointed the prime location for several trekkie violations! Imagine my surprise when my eyes saw the word "weirdo" sitting right beside "trekkie." A strange, searing, sensation shot through my whole body as I struggled to comprehend the gravity of the situation. Be warned fellow Trekkies, set your phasers on maximum before venturing any further.

The pain numbs a little when you see "techie" but the blows just keep on rolling with dolt, dork, dweeb, fool, goober, goofball, jerk and oaf adding more black eyes to this swollen list of trekkie jabs. I made this discovery completely by accident and in accordance with Starfleets Articles of Federation, I felt it my duty to report my findings to you. It has to be acknowledged Thesaurus.com is a totally awesome source of inspiration. But it saddened me to think a human could be so miffed with so little regard for our trekkie feelings. I hope the blasphemer in question sleeps with a fully charged phaser under their bedspread. Our people know how to deal with trekkie treachery, LOL.


But seeing is believing! Right? Well judge for yourselves. In order to establish universal justice and insure galactic tranquility, we "The Trekkies" must contact and enlighten our earthling neighbours standing in judgement against us. Star Trekking enthusiasts must stand united to defend, promote and secure liberty for all within our United Federation of Planets. If you feel duly affected or soiled by this thesaurus trek patter then engage your trekkie powers right now!

Expel this penalty box to the remote reaches of the galaxy dumping on our fine, outstanding, Trekkie reputations.

Select your preference from one of the following motions (1 to 10)

1= We will Lower our forcefields and allow the darkside to conquer us.
2= Set Phaser to Stun.
3= Meh. Trekkies can take pain.
4= Live and Let Live man.
5= I am a Peaceful Trekkie/Trekker.
6= Resistance is Futile Assimilate This!
7= Wheres Nicky the Nose?
8= Set Phasers to overload.
9= Klingons Do Not Take Prisoners!.
10= We Demand Starfleet Justice!


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Main Entry:nerd
Part of Speech:noun
Definition:geek
Synonyms:dolt, dork, dweeb, fool, goober, goofball, jerk*,oaf, techie, trekkie , weirdo
Notes:a geek is any smart person with an obsessiveinterest, a nerd is the same but also lacks socialgrace, and a dweeb is a mega-nerd

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Transformers 3

















Transformers3 has over 40 million hits on youtube with the movie reaching its second weekend at the box office and still at number one. Wowsers. Watching Apollo's astronauts trekking through the spaceship wreckage, a huge grin burst over my face when I saw Sentinel Primes vulcanian features, engaged deep in thought. He's still alive buried deep within the skin of his ship... You can just tell who he is? Can't you? Well trekkers its why my inner trekkie is demanding I go see this movie and I will. I promise. The race is on!


Friday, July 08, 2011

Q's Deadly Game

Star Trek's TNG tenth episode 'Hide and Q' was written by C.J. Holland and Gene Roddenberry. Picard's crew are on a humanitarian mission all fired up to save Sigma's 3's mining colony. Suddenly the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D is caught in a powerful forcefield net. Its the mysterious Q entity with another test to torment his favourite humans. His dreadful timing nearly sends Captain Picard into full meltdown who recalls their last encounter with firey passion, charging humans as being a "grievously savage race". Commander Riker goofs up big style by opening his mouth the wrong way.

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'We don't have time for these games.' blurts blackbeard suddenly peeking Q's interest. 'Games! Did someone say games? And per chance for interest sake, a deadly game? To the game!'

Every Starfleet Officer believes in the United Federation of planets after all they are the best and the brightest? right? These guys swear an oath to defend and uphold Starfleets finest laws (I'm doing my Picard bit now, LOL) "To Protect and Serve." The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether its scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth. Its is the guiding principal upon which starfleet is based.... but I'm digressing from the main story.

Five hundred and four colonists are in urgent need of medical attention with Dr Beverly Crusher on standby in her sexy blue uniform. The super intelligent android, Mr Data calculates the Enterprise-D's arrival in 3.2 hours travelling at warp 9.1. Meanwhile, Rikers analysis of the mining explosion cuts to the chase. The explosion was caused by methane like gas seeping in from underground. Open and shut case, right? well not exactly. Red Alert!

Its admiral Q at your service. This time hes teasing Riker with the gift of godlike powers! Whatever next? The Omnipotent Q wants to see if Riker can handle "temptation" in the face of adversity and transports a whole bunch of Picard's bridge officers to a bleak planet for some fun and games. Okay so Wesley isn't an officer yet but whos counting? Tasha Yar misbehaves and gets banished to a penalty box, poor lass! For a while its seems like Riker is a tad reluctant to use his newfound omnipotence.

What follows next is a bizarre twist with uniformed Napoleonic "creatures" not in any mood for the usual Federation small talk. Interestingly enough Q stated that the game would be completely unfair and I'm cool enough with this logic because the idea was to use 'The Game' to tempt Riker into the Garden of Eden... Except for one little detail. Why didn't Q disable Rikers phaser? Do you think Riker will use his powers and play Q's deadly game?

Play long and Prosper, Trekkers!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Star Trek Illogical Mania

William Shatner's latest tip off at the 2011 Calgary Comic Expo settles it. It looks like our trek hero won't be appearing in Star Trek 2. Sob, sniff... I feel like bursting into tears.

"I've become an acquaintance of J.J. Abrams. What a talented guy and he never mentioned, "Get yourself ready, you're going to be in the next movie,"... So, no."

Oh well, you can count on one thing. The new Star Trek movie will have lots of futuristic features hard core trekkies will get a kick out of.... like blood thirsty Romulans, flying Robocops, Redmatter and the usual shenanigans involving scantily clad babes.

Time warping into Shatner's past, lets have a peek at the big break which made him and his co-stars into Superstars, thrilling fans across the universe. Behold Star Trek The Original Series show created by Gene Roddenberry.



"It was all luck," said Mr Shatner. "I look back upon it as the miracle that changed my life."

Star Trek's "Trek Trio" became an instant hit with the fans. The pilot originally starred Jeffrey Hunter, who was crucified by the critics for his wooden portrayal of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 starship Captain. Shatner was hired as the new Starship leader, Captain James T. Kirk. His light hearted, action-man approach gave Leonard Nimoy (the pointy eared vulcan Science Officer) all the edge he needed to play the logical, wise cracking Mr Spock. Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy was the Chief Medical Officer whose skill at at poking holes in Mr Spock's powerful feats of logic always brought him down a peg.

"In a pigs eye!" stirs McCoy, hoping for the usual emotional outburst from Spock's human half.
"That is a human emotion." replies Spock cleverly.
"You bet your pointed ears, it is! comes the warm human reply from Bones.

There have been times, though, when William Shatner's Kirk persona saved his neck just in the nick of time.. Once, scheduled to film an early morning desert scene, Shatner donned his Captain's uniform at home and drove his automobile at warp speed to make the set for the 4am deadline.

"I didn't think there would be any other traffic," he says "There was. A police car with flashing lights pulled me over."

When asked where he was going, Shatner replied "To My spaceship." The police officer sighed and sent him on his way. "Not without telling me to "Live Long and Prosper."

Star Trek's classic crew, Spock, Scotty, Uhura, Dr McCoy, Sulu, Chekov, Nurse Chapel and Rand love hopping across galaxies aboard the battle-cruiser (hehe) USS Enterprise NCC 1701. Seeking out new life and encountering strange civilizations beamed unbelievable monsters and scantily clad babes onto tv screens every Friday night, lasting for three wonderful, glorious years. Despite getting cancelled Star Trek hasn't faded. Its successful TV transmissions established a deep rooted philosophy within its dedicated loyal following.

Star Trek illogical mania spread throughout the stars by infecting and assimilating viewers into the trekology collective. Across the Terran system, Star Trek the Original Series erupted with imperfect technicolor sets packaged up and sold into syndication. The Final Frontier dream burst into life and found audiences everywhere with Kirk fighting monsters and doomsday machines with his bare hands and wits. At the early age of 14 my eyes discovered a whole new universe of science, technology, exploration and Klingons fighting the Federations. I was hooked.

I love how the Enterprise sets "move" with the shakey camera effects. The actors throwing themselves around the Enterprise Bridge is a sure fire sign that the ships shields are under bombardment and weakening from enemy alien attack!!!

Which Chief Engineer said? "Captain! She's packing quite a wallop. Shields weakening!!!

Live Long and Prosper, trekkers.


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!





Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zee End of Aprils Blog Challenge

Its the Zee End of April's Blog Challenge. Thank you Alex for giving me this opportunity to test the little grey cells in my brain box. Parting is such sweet sorrow, shall we say goodnight till it be morrow?"


Live Long and Prosper, everyone.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Yosemite National park

Yosemite National Park.

One of the most beautiful locations on planet Earth, set aside as a nature preserve in 1890. Yosmite provides rewarding shoreleave with El Capitan's challenging mountain range for Captain Kirk. So he beams down and tries to make an ascent. In 2267 Kirk was joined by his "USS Enterprise NCC 1701" shipmates Spock and Dr. McCoy for a camping expedition, fireside Sing-A-Long and free rock climbing.

Captain Kirk is climbing the mountain but why is he climbing the mountain?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Majel Barrett's X Factor.

What was the name of Lwaxana Troi's former valet (before Mr Homn) who had pornographic thoughts of her and was dismissed? Lwaxanna could read him like a book and mentions him in Star Trek's TNG "Haven" episode.


A. Xendi
B. Xandu
C. Xelo
D. or Xylo?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wicked Weapons

W is for Wicked Weapons.

Fighting and warfare have been the subject of Science Fiction stories from almost the beginning of time itself, with writers out foxing themselves in creating new weapons for the future. The familiar and once ever present ray gun is but one of a class of weapons called energy weapons, that fire a beam or ray at various settings and deadliness.

My favorite is Star Trek's Type 2 classic hand held phaser of 2266. Its got three extremely powerful variable settings. The lowest stun setting will weaken moving targets and cause them to fall unconscious. The highest setting will disintegrate dense material, heat rocks, heat coffee, cut metal and vaporize humanoids! For safety phasers are normally set to stun. On top of the Type 2 hand held unit is a small type 1 phaser which snaps into place to complete the set. Some of these weapons are distinguished by the type of energy they use or sound they fire such as heat rays and laser guns. Star Wars fanboys and fangirls love the lightsaber which features a deadly buzzing sound and bright blade. Other weapons are noted for their effects, blasters, death rays, disintegrators and disruptors.

Now tell us what your favorite Science Fiction Ray Gun is? Its over to you, trekkers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who is Darth Vader?

Who is the dark lord of Star Wars? Its safe to say Darth Vader personifies the evil of the Galactic Empire... but what about the voices behind the dark Lord of the Sith? James Earl Jones was not George Lucas's first choice for Vaders dialogue. In fact Lucas went through several tapes of people including Orson Welles. After hearing Jone's deep bass voice, Lucas realized he had sourced the perfect commanding voice for Vader. Several actors dressed in flowing black robes with their faces masked by the famous black metal breathing screen skyrocketed Darth Vader to super-stardom. James E. Jones told Star Wars Insider ' David Prowse worked very hard to create the character of Darth Vader,' 'He is Vader'.

So who else was there? Bob Anderson had been Britain's Senior National Fencing Coach for thirty years. Anderson doubled for David Prowse in Empire's dueling sequences but also helped choreograph the fights. Vader seems to meet all the criteria for the perfect space villain on the surface- deep voiced, black clad, heavy breather and built 2m high for battle. He employs his extra sensory powers to keep Emperor Palpatine in power. Vaders 'dark side' aids Governor Tarkin in the destruction of the rebels. In 1980 Star Wars "Empire Strikes Back" becomes the 'Years Best Movie' exposing an inescapable truth between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

Remember, Darth Vader is Master of the Dark Forces and wants you!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Unbelievable Star Wars Fun.


Today I trekked with my friend Novadove to the Star Wars Invasion at Dublin. It turned out to be a fantastic weekend. Star Wars Fans from all over the globe took time out to join in the Unbelievable Fun in that "Galaxy far far away".......

The senators of the Emerald Garrison seen in the photo came out in force to entertain "the fans" and it wasn't long before everyone was having a good time. Can you name the actors in the photo?

Being a trekker, I found himself surrounded by thousands of sci-fi fans probably "StarWarsians" so I kept stump about my inner "trekkie". Lots of people herded into the enclosed stadium which was had loads of merchandise stalls adding to the extra buzz and excitement.

 On my way in I bought some Sci-Fi merchandise and took lots of photographs with my digital camera for later. During the show Nova and I got the chance to mix with several costumed characters. The place was packed with fans waving light sabers through the air!

"I demand the uniform code of justice before my trial." Yes, its me Spacerguy!

Darth Vader, Commander Bly, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, Shock trooper, Sand trooper, Scout trooper, R2D2, Clone Captain and Clone Commander were all there walking around taking photo turns with the fans.

The biggest moment for us was meeting Julian Glover aka General Veers and then it happened, I met and spoke with Kenny Baker the legendary chirpy robot R2-D2.

Queen of the Galaxy, Carrie Fisher was notably absent as was David Prowse (who played Darth Vader in the movies) and sounded so awful they had to do a voice over with James earl Jones. Both were no shows. For a brief moment in time and space, the galaxy stood very still but even so I was pretty stoked considering.

It was pretty neat chatting with Stars Wars actors. It was quite an experience as I momentarily found myself rubbing shoulders with actors and friends of the Star Wars universe. Julian Glover kindly agreed to stand with me as Novadove took our photo! ....So there. Forever immortalized with General Veers himself in living color! Questions and Answer's followed later with Tarfful, Admiral Piett, R2D2, Greedo, Boba Fett and General Veers recounting favourite and worst movie moments. Kenny Baker explained that the dessert temperature and sandy conditions made filming R2D2 movements quite challenging.

Live Long and end transmission.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Star Wars Convention

I'm off to a science fiction convention with my trekkie friend Colm on Monday, so saddle up Solarians, lock and load. Tickets for Sunday's and Monday's 'Invasion Dublin' shows can still be obtained at a 20% discount when bought online.

I've got my digital camera charged and ready for shooting at.... the next Star Wars invasion. I know, admitting this is certainly putting my neck on the line. Star Wars defection never even crossed my mind. I promise, LOL. Spacerguy is not defecting to the darkside!

Hey, Maybe I'll get David Prowse to sign my Star Wars Book. LOL...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Trek Treasure

A classic Trek Treasure visited us at Star Trek Sci Fi Blog recently. STAR TREK's Lt 'Timothy' who starred in the shows classic episode 'Court Martial' said hello. I'm not sure what 'Timothy' does in Court Martial but I think he has a heated conversation with Captain James Kirk.

Winston De Lugo aka 'Timothy' is trying to alert folks about STAR TREK's 45TH ANNIVERSARY which will soon be honored by Marc Cushman whos launching his Classic Star Trek 'TOS' book "These are the Voyages": An Episode-By-Episode History of the Original Star Trek. A first ever, truly comprehensive, painstakingly detailed study of every original episode. With behind the scenes pictures and interviews.

I saw this poster last week on Alex J.Cavanaugh blog and my eyes nearly melted onto my computer screen.

The trekkie characters in John Martz "Trexels" creation nearly caused a sensory overload in my positronic matrix. They're that good. Martz's poster has 235 Star Trek characters crying out to be identified. So why not feed your inner trekkie and take a stab at naming the characters, its fun!

You can get your name on the waiting list by ordering from his site here.

1. A big thank you from the bottom of my heart to Alex and April. I'm referring to the Star Trek Trexel and Stylish Blogger Awards which I will treasure forever.

I want to thank theycallmevarmit specifically for the Stylish Blogger Award. When it comes to rules and regulations I'm like Dr McCoy from Star Trek TOS. So go figure! 2. I wrecked my first bicycle at the age 15. A car driver slammed into my bicycle as I was cycling down the main street and sent me flying through the air. 3. I've set a stardate to contact 10-15 Blogs who deserve to win this award...sometime in the near future... 4. I love Star Trek. 5. I love Science Fiction. 6. I was never really a fan of Michael Jackson.(May he R.I.P.) The dead popstars music popped onto the car radio today so I had a wee listen.....and you know what? Don't be "bad."
7. You get what you give in this life so why not start with the lifeform in the mirror? Make that change today. Go on make it so.

Live Long and Prosper.

Science Fiction Spirits

What does Science Fiction mean in our lives? True space flight energizes millions of human spirits with cosmic adventures into the future and the past. Star Trek has taken us to strange, new worlds in distant galaxies spreading peace, scientific progress and technology. It keeps pollution far away. It lets us eat, breathe and grow. Where can interstellar sapient lifeforms be found?

1. Mr Spocks unique deployment of pure logical reasoning is legendary. How will vulcans survive without their treasured home planet Vulcan (and the holy temples) which blew to bits in Star Trek 2009? The Vulcan's superior scientific wit is fun and engaging but how do you repopulate a "silenced" species?

2. The surface of the moon is peepled with Selenites. H.G. Wells wrote about them in "First Men in the Moon" in 1901. Selenites have short slender bodies and extremely bandy legs with a depressed head between the shoulders. Perish the thought!

3. Sense of wonder, do you get that special pang when you turn on the tv and Star Trek or Star Wars flashes in front of you? We all get it. Its that awesome feeling of awe sci-fi triggers in you by expanding the minds awareness. The possibilities are endless.

4. I'm off to a science fiction convention on Monday so hurry up solarians and buy your tickets! I've got my digital camera charged up for.... the next Star Wars invasion. I know, admitting this is like trekkie treachery but fear not Spacerguy is not defecting to the darkside! Hey, Maybe I'll get David Prowse to sign my Star Wars Book. LOL...

5. Sleeper ship, Solarians, Space, Space cadet, Spaceship, Spacer worlds, Starbase, Star-cruiser, Starfleet, Stargate, Star Trek, Star Wars, Space dreadnoughts, Super scientist.

Yield to the temptations of the darkside, It may never pass your way again.
Live Long and Prosper, Spacerguy.
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