Sunday, September 24, 2017

STAR TREK DISCOVERY DAY

Star Trek DISCOVERY grand debut on CBS all access and Netflix is today. So if you want to discover what all the excitement is all about, check out CBS digital press kit at Trekcore



How can you watch Star Trek Discovery?

CBS All Access subscribers can simply download the CBS App on their mobile device, Roku Player, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Fire TV.

Or you can visit cbs.com/star-trek-discovery to begin your trek journey through the stars.

The series will be broadcast by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media's Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.

Do you want to see STD? Warp over to Rotten Tomatoes and cast your vote...

Live long and Prosper

Monday, September 18, 2017

Star Trek TNG 30th Anniversary in Las Vegas




Hello Everyone, I'm a sucker for these Star Trek conventions. Heres one from August with The Next Generation Cast. You know the score. It TNG's 30 Year special anniversary in 2017. What makes this Las Vegas panel so awesome has got to be the laughs.

Brent Spiner forgets he's the Godfather of Gates McFadden child!!! Good Grief, LOL I mean shes sitting right beside him when Spiner opens his mouth the wrong way. Let's just say (Dr. Beverly Crusher) was not impressed with Data. Now, that's what I call a major goof but funny. Check out Patrick Stewart for his reaction but despite the X-factor, we're all friends here.

So sit back and geek out and enjoy Star Trek. Levar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Denise Crosby and John DeLancie are present. Johnathan Frakes couldn't make it.

Live Long and Prosper.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Star Trek Beyer Books - David Mack Novel

Star Trek books, novels, and comics are ready with Star Trek Discovery only weeks away now - 24th Sept. Kirsten Beyer has written tons of Star Trek Voyager books listed on Amazon. Shes also behind the comic book series along with Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen

Trekkers can now nerd out on the first Star Trek Discovery novel. "Desperate Hours" for sale on Amazon. Written by New York Times best-selling author David Mack. Publishers Simon and Schuster are under license from CBS Consumer Products. Wasn't that fast? Now, all we need are some scantily clad Dabo girls, a roulette wheel, and latinum gold and we're away. Smiling for the camera, Kirsten Beyer will oversee the series.

Say cheez, because it lights camera action! Well, that's Trek showbiz folks.


Live long and Prosper



Heres one of Kirstens Voyagers Novels - Read Long and Prosper!



And here is David Mack's Star Trek Discovery Novel -  




Which book cover rocks your world?




Star Trek Disc features a Klingon for its first new comic book series.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Star Trek Discovery - Klingon Alien Lifeforms



Ready for adventure Jason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, and Sonequa Martin-Green stroll down the corridor of Science vessel USS Discovery NCC 1031. Are we over dosing on Star Trek Discovery yet?  Our defenders, friends, and protectors of Earth are a long way from home!

Lorca: “You know what we need to do…”
Burnham: “We need to win.”
Lorca: “That’s the spirit.”



Star Trek Discovery Co-showrunner Aaron Harberts has affirmed that Star Trek Discoveries Klingons "aren't just the enemy." War isn't enough to quell the warring appetites of howling Klingon warriors from crying havoc in the universe! (STD season one establishes the Klingons)




What led Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca in this "menagerie," a chamber with his collected ancient weapons and relics. Is he trapped in a cage or testing the forcefield?

Captain Gabriel Lorca: The work we do is hard. It is not with out sacrifice. We are a long way from home. But I know it is sacrifice worth making.

So what gives? Mary Chieffo, who plays Klingon commander L’Rell, explains everything: Apparently, war with the Klingons?. An ancient Klingon house led by T’Kuvma (Chris Obi) will cause major intergalactic chaos which is right smack down Harry Mudd's neck of the woods.









CBS All Access airs Star Trek Discovery on 24th Sept, 2017. Expect the unexpected.






Who's going to make the next move in this face off with the Klingons? I guess friendly hailing frequencies are totally out of the question.

SAREK: …the Klingon Empire has been in disarray for generations… Great unifiers are few and far between, but they do come. Often such leaders will need a profound cause for their followers to rally around.







Remember who said "These are Klingons! They'll attack!"

Answer: Klingon  K'Ehleyr (Susie Plakson) starred in Star Trek TNG The Emissary/The Schizoid Man/Reunion/. She was brilliant.

Is Star Trek Discovery re-creating Klingon synergy based on Dorns and Plakson's characters, K'Ehleyr and Worf seen seated here?


K'Ehleyr telling Worf
"THESE ARE KLINGONS, THEY'LL ATTACK!"
Burnam to T'Kuvma: We strive towards this dream of peace where all species can share common ground. Yet no dream will protect us from you.

QUESTION

Who changed Gene Roddenberry's mind from not having a Klingon on the bridge of Captain Picard's USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D?

Live Long and Prosper

A closer look at Obi as T'Kuvma on the bridge of his ship


Monday, August 28, 2017

RED MARS REVIEW - STAR TREK DISCOVERY UPDATE

Welcome my fellow Questerians, Trekkers and Martians! We're on a friendly blog fest today.  The last Friday of the month Armchair Squid is running a monthly Sci-Fi reading Quest for bloggers or anyone who can sign into google interested in geeking out with book nerds, haha. Of course, it doesn't have to be science fiction or Star Trek or Star Wars.  Just select your book and after your trek through the pages, comment, and review on your blog. Simple. Heres mine, Enjoy - sorry about delay  in time and space but hey what are friends for? I happily got carried away.

Hugo, Nebula, Asimov and Robert A Heinlein  Award winner, Kim Stanley Robinson has earned his place in sci fi history.  Mind you he's hardly a genius just brilliant but then who is? I have to say I love Red Mars so much I bought Green Mars and Blue Mars.




My verdict is out on which is the best. Robinson's 19 novels and short stories include his latest splashing, contemporary book "New York 2140" So Okay, I recant, lol. He is a genius. In 2016 KSR won the God of all Awards, Robert A. Heinlein, besides you have to hear him having fun with people.

ROBERT A HEINLEINS NOVELS


I quote Atlantic American Magazine "the gold standard of realistic and highly literary, for KSR science fiction writing. So why hasn't Earth built a ship to boldly seek out new lifeforms and civilizations on the red planet where no-one has gone before?

RED MARS LANDER/PROBE


Well in a way Science Fiction has, Red Mars and Star Trek being classic examples - exploring the outer limits being another. Top of the queue, NASA's Scientists and MIT, geeks contacted Gene Roddenberry to help create better Star Trek which we know and love today because hey we're all trekkers aren't we?

51 years on Star Trek lives on with Star Trek Discovery due out on the 24th of September.  Mean while here's Screen Junkies give a stellar analysis of the latest Star Trek Comic Con trailer 3.



Earths Mission Control had a totally cool plan sending John Boone to Mars to boldly explore in 2020.  Sounds impressive, doesn't it?  In reality, you might say he was our version of Neil Armstrong. Everyone was excited and impressed. The first 100 which followed their leader were the best scientists and nerds from Earth. All these guys geared up for the first interplanetary voyage aboard a joint American/Russian spacecraft. Earth had a lot to faith in this crew.

RED MARS SPACECRAFT

 The stakes are high with humanities resources dwindling but at last finally,  establishing colonies on Mars was no longer a dream. Earths happy ball of beings had the spaceship Ares, a symbol of true hope, moving technology and impassioned minds representing pure dedicated service to humankind.... That at least was the plan until everything slid off the rails for John Boone and splinter groups form on Mars! but lets not get ahead of ourselves which is what Red Mars does!

In the opening act of the book, Chalmers instigates a sequence of events that leads to his good American friend Boone being assassinated; much of what follows a retrospective examination of what led to that point.)



Red Mars is all about the colonization of our nearest habitable planet 54.6 million kilometers away. So much was right about it. The author Robinson infuses a fascinating mix of science fact into the story giving the characters punchy dialogue with unbelievable sci fi credibility.



 However, the scientists invariably squabble over the politics of taking orders from a distant government! Little did our friends realize that Earth's political climate was rife with lots of problems. Greedy Transnational corporations were taking over smaller nations and governments and calling the shots. Fluttering in the breeze the flag and power of UNOMA fades as nations bow to carnivorous corporations.



 I love the fact Arkady wants a Mars revolution from the beginning. The internal tension between the colonists is as exciting as their rebellion which follows. So what does Frank Chalmers do? He negotiates the Mars Treaty which cools boiling tempers for a while. The Mars Treaty was simply the best diplomatic solution ever made between two planets, Mars and Earth..... and riddled with faults.

Machiavellian American  SEXY RUSIAN American Astronaut  RUSSIAN ENGINEER/EXPLORER Russian Engineer

 I detect Nerd and Sci Fi fan curiosity now across our world, hehe!you guys will love studying these futuristic details in this Robinson masterpiece. Okay, I'll whet your appetites a tad more, the greedy corporations find loop holes in the "United Mars Treaty" Colonizing the Red Planet was a brilliant idea. The planet was perfect for terraforming with an endless supply of natural resources. It was a natural the scientists and colonists/terraformer would put aside their egos for humanities sake, right? Nope, Sadly not, Arkady the militant has strong political beliefs. As ideas go letting him roam the planet was a bad one. So there you have it the end of Part 1 of my first review. If you've read this far you deserve a first class trip to Mars! I'll put in a good word for you, hehe

 QUESTIONS: How do any of the the team of the first 100 explorers generate heat? Thicken the atmosphere and oxgenate the planet? Generate water and construct buildings in zero gravity? Can you explain tthe significance of the 39 1/2 minute gap between Mars and Earth in your thesis with the Mars year being 668.6 days long and Earth 365 days? What do you think of the Star Trek Discovery trailer?


Live Long and Prosper Trekkers and Trekkies


Monday, August 21, 2017

STAR TREK JAYLAH - YOU HELP ME, I HELP YOU

Star Trek Beyond's Jaylah (Sofia Boutella) is sitting pretty in the captain's chair. I've added Spock, Kirk and Dr McCoy's  thoughts on alien life form stand operating procedures - for some fun. Transwarp theories and equations aside our Enterprise pals do seem a wee bit mesmerized in this photoshop. Perhaps Jaylahs ample warp nacelles need adjustment, lol


Ibiritrekker



 The guy here in RED, Scotty sets the ball rolling with "AWW shes a beauty!" So without further a do "Two to beam over, Scotty!" the word is now given by Captain James T Kirk commander of the USS Enterprise NCC1701.


QUESTIONS:

Who stands the best chance of speaking to Jaylah first?
Which one of the Enterprise crew said : "I only use it for medicinal purposes!"


Live Long and Prosper, trekkies and trekkers.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TO BOLDLY EXPLORE THE ORIGIN OF UTOPIA PLANITIA

Utopia Planitia loosely translated means the plain of paradise. In 1976 NASA's space probe Viking 2 scored a touchdown on planet Mars on September 3rd. Think back and let's imagine our happy world in 1976. Faster than the speed of sound, Concorde made its first flight across the Atlantic Ocean in under three amazing hours.

USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701-D 


 Conversely Star Trek's USS Concord NCC-68711 starship (TNG "All Good Things") takes seconds to cover that distance. The Apple Computer company was formed on February 4th, 1976. Earth's first spaceflight in the search for extraterrestrial life results in exploring MARS!!!



 In 1996 scientists discover microscopic evidence of ancient life on MARS!!!

The lander successfully sets down 54.6 million kilometers away in '76 and takes images for Earth's happy ball of beings. Unfortunately no Martians to high five us back but to quote Counsellor Troi in TNG, "I sense the holding back."

 A recent NASA discovery in 2016 revealed a large amount of underground ice in the Utopia Planitia region of Mars. So we now know it's possible to sustain humanoid life on MARS!!! Its only logical to surmise Martians are hiding somewhere on the Red planet."

READINGS INDICATE STRONG MARTIAN LIFEFORMS NEARBY


If only the inhabitants weren't so shy of Earthers somebody was just saying the other day.  In Star Trek's 51 year history, Utopia Planitia can be overlooked from the Martian hills walking along the surface. Starfleet's spaceship Yards orbiting the planet also gives a clear view of the largest impact basin 16,625 kilometers above the Utopia Planitia region on Mars! So where are the Martians hiding?

MARS WORLD


These starships: USS Fredrickson (NCC-42111) USS Galaxy (NCC-70637) USS Yamato (NCC-71807) USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) USS Odyssey (NCC-71832) USS Equinox (NCC-72381) USS Defiant (NX-74205) USS Voyager (NCC-74656) USS Sao Paulo (NCC-75633) were developed, refit and or built at Star Trek's Federation Utopia Planitia Fleetyards orbiting Mars.

Earth Scientists at NASA first discovered Utopia Planitia on Mars.

SIGNS OF ANCIENT FLOWING WATER ON MARS


Science Fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson author of Red Mars explores the future colonization and world building of "Utopia Planitia" on the Sci Fi world. (Research took 17 years)

QUESTION Which Sci Fi creator/writer began using "Utopia Planitia" in his Science Fiction work first?

1. Star Trek's - Gene Roddenberry 

2. Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson

You decide. Guess long and prosper!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

SciFiVisions Parody

AURA (COMPUTER)
 A trekker I know withdrew from the original RPG Sci-Fi visions site a while ago, but at least the name lives on!. Heres what went down. Engineer Ernie was tranquilized sky high to oblivion for reasons which were completely illogical but because some other players weren't interested in collaboration.....

 There Ernie was pumped up with cordrazine like some science project isolated in Sickbay .... Believe me the USS Audacious RPG was the 23rd century version of the Titanic waiting to happen - which it did. Nubik vented in one quick post and well have fun reading.

First off, here's the inspirational poster for each sci-fi visions character:

T'Ehklah Ric Bermud Ernie V'ncent Aura Nubik

Now, a mini-post written in the style of each player.

V'ncent: "Kreena, beam us up!" says V'ncent. The planet suddenly explodes, taking the ancient population and its potential storyline for intervening in a civil war with it. The crew had beamed up only seconds earlier, but all other life forms were destroyed. "That was close," V'ncent says. "The planet has been destroyed," says Aura logically.
ERNIE SHIELDS

Ernie: Now wait just a darn minute - the whole planet blew up, just what in tarnation is going on? Does anyone have a clue whats going on?  We've got problems. Hey, let me out of here! help, someone, please. No no..... please not that again.


BERMUD






 Chief Engineer, Bermud: bermud beems down wit hipo cures all the peeple weres ernie?


RIC

Ric: Unknown to the rest of the crew, Blackhawk had been a researcher in an advanced science team working on transporter technology.

Ric calmly reconfigured the transporter pattern buffer for maximum compression using an implant in his left big toe, then transported the entire planet into the buffer mere seconds before the planet was destroyed.


 "I'll decompress it close to Terra and we'll just keep the bits we liked," he joked.




V'NCENT


V'ncent: A destruction wave from the planet hit Audi broadside. "The ship is breaking up," said V'ncent. "But look, there's another ship nearby. Let's beam aboard." Nubik, feel free to emote something at this point.


NUBIK

Nubik: Nubik scanned the ship, detecting at least one life form on the bridge and a group of them in the cargo bay. "Aura, bring the hypos that the EMH and Diane developed, we haven't all had our anti-virus shots. Perhaps we should send a marine crew aboard to check if it's safe?"



T'EHKLAH

 T'Ehklah: SORRY FOLKS I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT MY NEXT POST AND I'VE JUST BEEN INSPIRED.

T'Ehklah elbowed Nubik aside and scanned the ship quickly. "Audi, transport me directly to the bridge of that ship."

T'Ehklah knew instinctively that there would be a breathable atmosphere aboard the ship, just as she knew that there would be at most one lifeform on the bridge and some disposable lifeforms elsewhere. The lifeform spun around.

 "You!" it said. "Yes me! Now die!"

She swung her bat'leth in an arc and took the lifeform's two heads off in a single stroke. "The ship is safe to come aboard, I've taken the bridge," she sneered into her combadge, wiping a bead of sweat from her brow. TAG: everyone! That's about it.



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