Star Trek + Christians = Not Cool

I saw this on a Star Trek blog today and am posting it as a public service announcement: this is NOT cool.  NOT funny.  NOT effective.  It’s so bad it literally made me hurt (which is why I’m inflicting the pain on all of you so I don’t suffer alone).

My fellow Christians, do the opposite of this video and we’ll probably be on the right track.

Star Trek: Generations

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!

William Shatner vs. Sarah Palin

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

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!


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

I just saw this over on (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”