Star Trek's 50th anniversary convention wrapped up over the weekend, culminating in what was an important event. I almost had forgotten that it was this past weekend, as I was basically catching up with the goings on with the convention via social media. The panels and costume contest are certainly the highlights.
Why didn't I find out about the spoof/parody "Unbelievable!!" earlier on? I heard it'll be released next month, on VOD or another platform I'm not sure. I'm sure it'll be funny, with the plethora of Trek alumni would make it worth the laughs. I could still imagine the Star Trek characters as they are in this film: Imagine Mr. Kim and Mr. Tuvok playing Kal-Toe (or however you spell it) aboard that shuttle to pass the time heh.
If there is a collectible to purchase, the Sulu bobblehead from "The Naked Time" would be it. I forgot about that episode, but it certainly was a classic.
My Star Trek Beyond review here: Film Forum
"...he likes that seat" -Star Trek Beyond. No shit muhaha.
"Sir, you haven't logged a single star hour in over two and a half years. That, and your unfamiliarity with the ship's design in my opinion seriously jeopardizes this mission" - Star Trek: The Motion Picture
With Star Trek's 50th, a new sequel to the reboot:
Probably worth watching. More thoughts and references on my Film Forum here:
The Star Trek world has lost Leonard Nimoy (aka Mr. Spock) last month. Rest in peace, logical one.
It's the characters and the stories that make a Star Trek series compelling for me; as well as the technology for sure. I definitely give props to Mr. Braga (and others) for writing some good Voyager episodes, but I'm sure they've written some not so good ones as well. As with any series, there are going to be some episodes that should never have been written. Voyager isn't any exception. If I had the opportunity to purchase a signed photo of the entire crew from ten or so years ago, I'd probably would.
I heard about "To Be Takei", and I might watch it eventually. Although I'm a Trek fan mostly, I do respect his activism as well as his wit and humor.
Favorite Voyager Episodes: (no particular order)
One of my favorite Star Trek themes has to do with temporal anomalies or space/time distortions. Wormholes, subspace corridors and even time travel are just as fascinating as the plethora of enemies that inhabit vast regions of space in a galaxy, more known as quadrants. Also, technology driven, advanced life forms can eventually find these pathways that cross vast distances. I suppose the possibilities are there from a fan's perspective. I'll list my favorite Voyager episodes eventually.
THE ART OF VAPORIZING RSG'S MUHAHA
FAVORITE TREK TECHNOLOGY
Although the transporter, phaser, and the tricorder are the usual Trek technology that fans know about, here are some of my favorites:
Replicators: Instead of having to prepare a meal or going out to get something to eat, who wouldn't want a scrumptious burger or a meal appear instantly right in front of them. It's a neat piece of technology for sure.
The Holodeck: This is something that sure keeps the crew preoccupied for enjoyment when not on duty, and it sure passes the time away. Although everything created is in holographic form, a person better watch out if the safety protocols are not on heheh.
Astrometrics: Utilized for stellar cartography and other celestial observations and analysis, this is sort of like a jacked up observatory or planetarium with holographic dimensions and much more advanced technology. As an Astronomy enthusiast, I'd certainly wouldn't mind spending time here....if it were real of course. An updated lab was designed by Kim on board Voyager; with some collaboration thanks to borg efficiency.
Mobile Emitter: A mobile device that allows a hologram or a holographic person to go places and enter areas outside the confines of their activation place. They can also be stored in it.
TREK MOMENTS IN FILM |
FAVORITE VOYAGER EPISODES:
(no particular order)
Year of Hell, Parts 1 & 2
Blink of an Eye
Before and After
Endgame, Parts 1 & 2
FAVORITE TOS EPISODES:
The Corbomite Maneuver
Tomorrow Is Yesterday
The Galileo Seven
The Return Of The Archons
This Side Of Paradise
Balance Of Terror
Errand Of Mercy
The Naked Time
The Doomsday Machine
The Tholian Web
That Which Survives
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
Day Of The Dove
And The Children Shall Lead