Archive for category: Star Trek (Page 3)

Star Trek: Generations

18 Feb
February 18, 2010

I’ll admit it, I’m posting this just because I think it’s so cool I can embed an entire Star Trek movie! Hulu just started showing the seventh Star Trek movie, ‘Generations,’ which has Captain Kirk and Captain Picard teaming up to save the universe.  Not the greatest Trek of all time, but still good!  Features Data gaining emotions, destruction of the Enterprise, and the death of Kirk!

Star Wars vs. Star Trek

21 Jan
January 21, 2010

I definitely agree with the video’s conclusion about who wins!

William Shatner vs. Sarah Palin

12 Dec
December 12, 2009

This is HILARIOUS.  I love it!  William Shatner (Captain Kirk!) has been doing this thing on Conan O’Brien’s show where he reads quotes from Sarah Palin; it’s always funny.  On this particular night, he reads quotes from her book … then she surprises him by coming out and reading quotes from HIS book!  It actually made me laugh out loud!

My next pair of shoes

20 Nov
November 20, 2009

Sweet!  Airwalk shoes is popping out a line of Star Trek shoes (read about it here)!  They’ve got the Star Trek logo on the back, tongue and a delta shield on the laces!  Apparently you can buy them at Payless Shoes stores, although the yellow ones are only available online.  I like the blue ones.  : )  I seriously, seriously want them.

Star Trek shoes.  Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Star Trek (2009) blooper reel!

13 Oct
October 13, 2009

I love it!  Makes me that much more excited about the soon to be released DVD!  Star Trek!!!

Randomosity

16 Jul
July 16, 2009

Does life ever actually slow down?  Overwhelming would be putting it mildly right now!

Both of my summer missions trips are finished now (Maine and Nicaragua), which has left me tired but happy.  Unfortunately, it also means that I disappeared for a few weeks from the church and nothing else slowed down – nothing like coming back exhausted to a pile of people waiting for you to take care of a thousand things!  Yikes!

Did I mention I’m moving tomorrow?  Yeah, last month it seemed like a great idea.  Right now, not so much.  Having said that, I can’t wait to finally be living in the same state as the church I work at!  Finally!  The boys are all pumped about their new bedrooms, I’m pumped about the family room (time to hang up my autographed Star Trek poster!), and Heather’s pumped about the rest of the house!

I have been quiet on the blogging front which I intend to see change after this weekend – once we’re at the new place and I don’t have a mile long list of things to do (yeah, like that’s actually going away any time soon), it might be a little easier?

I think I need to sneak off and take a nap …

Fun Star Trek movie trivia

11 Jun
June 11, 2009

I just saw this over on TrekMovie.com (click it to get the full list) and copied some of my favorites here … talk about fun trivia!  Who would have believed R2-D2 was in Star Trek?!?

  • R2 is in the debris field. During the Drill Machine sequence as the Enterprise comes out of its barrel role amidst destruction of the other Federation ships above Vulcan, we cut to an interior Enterprise bridge over the shoulder of Kirk that is looking out through the front viewscreen. In space, R2-D2 is floating in the debris from about the top middle of the screen to the bottom right.
  • The surround screen tests for the young Vulcan children are similiar to the multi-screen tests for the resurrected Spock in Star Trek IV
  • Sign seen as Kirk drives motorcycle into Riverside Ship Yard reads ‘Sector 47′, the number 47 is a recurring theme on the Abrams shows Alias, Fringe and Lost, as well as TNG era Trek
  • Another 47 mention when Uhura talks about “47 ships” from a Klingon armada that were destroyed
  • During Kobayashi Maru simulator Kirk eats an apple, an homage to the Genesis cave scene in Star Trek II when Kirk at apple while telling story about how he beat the Kobayashi Maru
  • Last name called for assignment was “Vader USS Hood”, reference to Star Wars
  • When Chekov is trying to log in to his station the computer voice is by Majel Barrett Roddenberry, her last role in the Star Trek franchise before her death
  • Sulu tells Kirk his combat training is in fencing, in the TOS episode “The Naked Time” Sulu shows off his fencing abilities
  • Chief engineer Olsen wearing red jumpsuit dies a ‘red shirt’ death
  • Nero tortures Pike using ‘Centaurian Slugs’ which are an homage to the Ceti Eels of Star Trek II
  • Spock’s line “If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth” is the same line Spock speaks in Star Trek VI
  • Spock Prime tells Kirk he “has been and always shall be his friend”, just as he said to Kirk in Wrath of Khan
  • McCoy asks spock if he is “out of his Vulcan mind?”, a question that McCoy Prime asked Spock on a couple of ocasions in TOS and the movies
  • Spock’s comment about “roaming the halls weeping” could be reference to Spock’s loss of control in TOS “The Naked Time”
  • A tribble can be seen (and heard) in cage in Scotty’s workshop (on table he has his feet up on when first seen)
  • Spock keying in the equation from the future for trans-warp beaming into Scotty’s computer is homage to Scotty keying in formula from the future for transparent aluminum into Plexicorp computer in Star Trek IV
  • When Pike is seen at the end he is wearing admiral uniform very similar to those of The Motion Picture and is in wheel chair, as he was in “The Menagerie”

Trekkies bash new Star Trek film as 'Fun, Watchable'

06 Jun
June 6, 2009

Absolutely hilarious video from The Onion!

On the other hand, is it bad that every time I watch this I’m all like, there weren’t any Klingons in the movie to have subtitles?

Star Trekkin' music video!

16 May
May 16, 2009

Wow! I never knew there was an actual music video to this song! Patrick L is my hero for putting the link on Facebook! Is it bad that I actually bought an album fifteen years ago because it had this song on it??? It’s still hilarious!

Star Trek (2009)

13 May
May 13, 2009

star trekI saw the new Star Trek movie late Saturday night!  In short, I loved it!  It was a lot of fun, the space battles and special effects where the kind of spectacular action that Trek fans have always dreamed of, and the story was fast paced and riveting.  The rest of this post is will have spoilers … so don’t read it if you don’t want to know what happens!

I loved the scenes with Leonard Nimoy.  Absolutely loved them.  It was so fun to see him reprise his Spock role, and while it was just a few brief moments in the movie, they packed some of the best emotional punch to the film.  His interactions with young Kirk and Spock were great!

I’m still going back and forth on how I feel about these new films being an alternate timeline.  On the one hand, it’s a great plot device and frees them up to do whatever they want.  The destruction of Vulcan sent the message that nothing is safe here … which I do like.  On the other hand, it’s a little disconcerting that it’s not the ‘universe’ I’ve grown up with.  Either way, it’s a great way to reboot the series while still being able to claim that it doesn’t disrupt the Star Trek ‘canon.’

Chekov.  Ug.  Did NOT like the over acting on the accent.  It was too much.

Bones.  WOW.  The actor that played the doctor … he nailed it.  Completely!  Even his voice, his inflections, his tone … there were times I felt like I could close my eyes and think I was listening to Deforest Kelley (original actor)!

All in all, I loved the movie.  I missed the depth of story that some of the old films had – this one relied more on action, like most movies today, but at the same time, it was exciting to discover a new Star Trek universe!  Thanks to an opening weekend that made MORE money than they expected, and the fact that they had already green lit the sequel … I think we can rest assured that this film has definitely restarted a stalled franchise!