4 Abandoned Projects Star Trek Should Revisit   

With Star Trek: Discovery premiering in the fall and a fourth movie in development, it’s a good time to be a Star Trek fan. But with so many good offerings in our immediate future, it’s easy to forget the discarded projects that could have been part of the franchise. With that in mind, let’s look at some […]

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          Star Trek Online Trailer zum Update »Legacy of Romulus«    
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          Star Trek: Discovery inspired by Game of Thrones to kill off characters   

It seems that not every member of the crew of the new Star Trek series will make it out alive.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Star Trek: Discovery showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg revealed that they are ready, willing and able to kill off major characters on the show, with at least one demise already in the works.


          Who Won the Week Episode 82: Star Trek: Discovery, Inhumans, Jumanji, and more!   

Welcome to the latest episode of Who Won the Week, a weekly podcast in which Syfy Wire staffers Adam Swiderski, Aaron Sagers and Dany Roth look back at the week that was and the stories that are blowing up the geek-o-sphere.


          Watch: James Marsters on blowing a Star Trek audition with Patrick Stewart   

Fans geek out over the work of James Marsters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Torchwood, but the actor himself is a fan who has prayed at the church of fandom -- comic cons -- since he was 13 years-old.


          Image(s) of the Day: Find your favorites in two Star Trek: TNG collage posters   

Star Trek: The Original Series blew out the candles on its milestone 50th anniversary cake last year, and now it's time to salute its little brother, Star Trek: The Next Generation, as it marks its 30th birthday this September.

To celebrate the big occasion, artist Dusty Abell has crafted two commemorative collage posters crammed with humans, Ligonians, Cardassians, Bolians, Borg, Klingons, Romulans, Federation spaceships, landing craft, shuttles, alien warbirds and interstellar vessels of all classes.


          June 29 in Sci-Fi History: In Praise of Sharon Lawrence   

Today is the birthday of the glorious Sharon Lawrence.

You most likely know her best from her years on NYPD Blue and lately she's been on Rizzoli and Isles and Shameless. She's an actress who, every time you see her, you recognize her and immediately remember that you love her.

But if you're a sci-fi fan -- and come on, you are -- you probably remember her best for two specific roles ...

First, she was an incredible Amelia Earheart on an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.


          The Big Bang Theory.   
Ocurrió una vez que algunas moléculas fragmentadas de comedias de situación como The IT Crowd o Friends se fusionaron con nubes dispersas formadas por emanaciones geek, nerd y freak del universo. Durante meses, estos elementos, sujetos a violentas reacciones químicas, fueron lentamente tomando la forma de una esfera terriblemente compacta y robusta del tamaño de una pelota de golf, hasta que colisionó con los talentos de los productores Chuck Lorre (Two and a half men) y Bill Prady (Gilmore Girls), estallando y expandiéndose hasta convertirse en la que es, probablemente ya, una de las mejores comedias televisivas de los últimos años.

Leonard (Johnny Galeki) y Sheldon (Jim Parsons) son dos físicos que comparten piso en Los Ángeles, entregados a su trabajo como científicos y sus aficciones, que son en su mayor parte la de leer comics, jugar a la Xbox, cenar comida asiática y quedar con sus amigos Howard (Simon Helberg) y Rajesh (Kunal Nayyar), tan científicos, geeks e inadaptados socialmente como ellos, hasta que Penny (Kaley Cuoco), una atractiva actriz que trabaja de camarera mientras sueña con el papel de su vida, se muda al piso de enfrente, trastocando por completo las apacibles y freaks existencias de los cuatro amigos.

Sheldon Cooper, magníficamente interpretada por Jim Parsons, que ha sido nominado este año al mejor actor principal de comedia en los premios Emmy de televisión, se convierte, a partir del segundo episodio de la serie, en el alma mater de la misma. Sheldon es ególatra, bastante maniaco, extremadamente inteligente, muy freak y muy, muy divertido. Absolutamente ausente de todo lo que no sea la ciencia, los comics, los videojuegos y Star Trek, y probablemente aquejado del síndrome de Asperger, lo que le impide entender el sarcasmo y sentir empatía, suyos son en general los mejores momentos de cada capitulo, sin olvidarnos de Howard, un judio con un pésimo gusto al vestir, con ínfulas de galán pero en realidad un completo inepto con las mujeres que vive con su madre (de la que solo oimos su desagradable voz) y Rajesh, un hindú que es incapaz de hablar en presencia de mujeres, a no ser que esté bebido o bajo el efecto de alguna droga experimental.

Los personajes de Penny y Leonard son el contrapunto a este trio demencial, ya que este último, aun siendo tan freak como ellos, es mucho más sociable y abierto a nuevas experiencias que sus compañeros y está deseoso de evolucionar vitalmente, a ser posible en compañía de Penny., de la que está enamorado. La tensión sexual entre ambos es en realidad el punto y partida de esta serie que está, en mi opinión, llamada a ser la más popular del final de esta década. Y si no lo creeis, estoy dispuesto a jugarmelo con vosotros a piedra, papel, tijera, lagarto, spock.

          A (almost) Pure Random Demon Name Generator in Racket   

Hey: someone implemented a similar algorithm in one of my favorite languages: Factor! See it here.

Hey. Check out some of these fictional demon names:

("Barzan" "Melkot" "Bandi" "Fek'Ihri" "Krenim")

They are from this list of fictional demon names on the wikipedia.

You see, I've been listening to Songs of the Dying Earth, a short story collection, written by various authors, but set in Jack Vance's Dying Earth setting, which is a far future science fiction/fantasy world where mages insult eachother politely and make mischeif.

Back!

Another thing they do is enslave demons from lower or higher realms. This gave me the idea to eventually write a game where you play as one such enslaved demon, and I thought it would be cute to generate a fresh demon name for each play through. So I wrote such a system, in Racket, and here is a guided tour.

This isn't a very advanced technique, but all the code here is side effect free - so if that floats your boat, or if you are just curious how one programs in such a manner, then read on!

Overview

Our demon name generator will be a modified, ad-hoc Markov Model generator. What does that mean? It is easier to explain than implement, actually. We will take a corpus of demon names (the list from wikipedia) and do some statistics on it. In particular, we'll calculate how often a given letter follows another letter in a name, and then we can generate names based on that table of transitions. The only wrinkle is that the first letter in a name is obviously going to not have a letter before it to bias the choice, and that any letter might lead to the end of the name.

We'll add an additional wrinkle, which improves name generation, which is that we'll maintain a separate transition table for each position in the name. That is, the probability of going from "a" to "b" might be different if "a" is the third character in the name vs the seventh. This will let our model include the fact that certain letters and transitions are more common, for instance, near the front of the name, than near the end.

Populating our Transition Table

Our corpus looks like this:

(define demon-names 
  (list "Abraxas"
        "Abbadon"
        "Agrith-Naar"
        "Aku"
        "Alastair"
        ...))

We need to visit each name in the corpus and scan through it, recording each time, for a given index, that the letter at that index follows whatever letter was previous to the index. We want to maintain a side-effect free discipline, so we will use Racket's purely functional, persistent dictionaries to store the transitions. We will often be incrementing the value at a key in such a dictionary by 1, so lets get that code out of the way now:

(define (dict-update d key fun . args)
  (match args
    ((list)
     (let ((val (dict-ref d key)))
       (dict-set d key (fun val))))
    ((list or-value)
     (let ((val (dict-ref d key (lambda () or-value))))
       (dict-set d key (fun val))))))

(define (at-plus d k)
  (dict-update d k (lambda (x) (+ x 1)) 0))

dict-update takes a dictionary, a key and a function, fetches the value currently at the position, calls the function on it, and sets that value in the dictionary, the new version produced by which action is then returned. If they key isn't there, the first value in the args list is passed to the function instead, allowing us to specify a default value.

at-plus used dict-update to increment the value stored at a key by one, setting it to one if no such value is present.

Our dictionary is going to associate transitions with counts. How shall we represent a transtion? A transition is a triple, in our case, consisting of the index the transition covers, the previous character, and the current character. We will use a Racket struct to represent a transition as a triple:

(struct triple (index from to) #:transparent)

We will use the symbol 'a to represent the character "a" and so one. For the first and last transition, we will use the special values 'start and 'end. The first transition always goes from 'start to a letter, and any subsequent transition can arrive at 'end, in which case the name is over.

The function which populates the transition table looks like this, then:

(define (populate-transition-table names)
  (let loop 
      ((names names)
       (table (make-immutable-hash '())))
    (match names
      ((list) table)
      ((cons name names)
       (loop names
             (foldl 
              (lambda (triple table)
                (at-plus table triple))
              table
              (string->triples name)))))))

It takes of list of names and iterates over them, accumulating the table as we go. make-immutable-hash returns an empty immutable hash table. The heavy work is done by a call to foldl, which accumulates over the result of calling string->triples on name.

string->triples converts the current name to a list of triples.

(define (string->triples s)
  (let loop
      ((i 0)
       (l (append '(start) 
                  (string->list s)
                  '(end)))
       (triples '()))
    (match l
      ((list 'end) (reverse triples))
      ((cons from 
             (and rest
                  (cons to _)))
       (loop 
        (+ i 1)
        rests
        (cons (triple i
                    (char->symbol* from) 
                    (char->symbol* to))
              triples))))))

We initially convert our string to a list, prepend 'start and suffix 'end, and then iterate over the list, looking for 'end to terminate. At each iteration, we grab two values from the list, create a triple, and then recur on the current list minus just one element. Hence the (and rest (cons to _)) pattern match.

Generating Novel Names

Generating a new demon name is easy, now that we have the table. We simply start with an empty name, and consult the table for which character to generate next until we encounter an end.

Most of the work is done by the method next-character, which takes a table, the previous character as a symbol (or 'start) and the index of the character to be generated:

(define (next-character table prev-character index . args)
  (match args
    ((list) (next-character table prev-character
                            index
                            (current-pseudo-random-generator)))
    ((list generator)
     (let* ((sub-table 
             (restrict-table table index prev-character))
            (total-elements (foldl + 0 (dict-values sub-table)))
            (draw (random total-elements generator)))
       (let loop 
           ((draw draw)
            (key/val (dict->list sub-table)))
         (match key/val
           ((cons (cons 
                   (triple _ from to)
                   count) rest)
            (if (or (empty? rest)
                    (<= draw 0))
                to
                (loop (- draw count)
                      rest)))))))))

This function restricts the table to the triples which match the index and previous letter, calculates the total number of possible transitions, generates a random number in that range, and iterates through the possible transitions until that number is zero or less, subtracting away the count of each possible transition as it does so. It takes an option random state so that it can be used purely functionally, if we so desire. By default, it consults the current random state, which isn't completely pure - oh well!

This function returns the symbol generated.

generate-demon-name does the rest of the work:

(define (generate-demon-name table . args)
  (match args
    ((list) (generate-demon-name table (current-pseudo-random-generator)))
    ((list gen)
     (let loop ((ix 0)
                (name-list '(start)))
       (let ((next (next-character table (car name-list) ix gen)))
         (if (eq? next 'end)
             (symbol-list->string (cdr (reverse name-list)))
             (loop 
              (+ ix 1)
              (cons next name-list))))))))

This takes a table and an optional random state and calls next-character until and end is found. When it is, the 'start element is stripped off and the list of symbols is converted into a string, which is returned to the user.

It is invoked like this:

(generate-demon-name (populate-transition-table demon-names)) ;->
"Quinag"

Another function, generate-demon-names allows many to be generated at once:

(generate-demon-names (populate-transition-table demon-names) 10)
'("Azaigair"
  "Qwalboy"
  "Tecasex"
  "Mabuak"
  "Cinofego"
  "Abby"
  "Nurdar"
  "Zarigak"
  "Yahaxae"
  "Yk'legod")

Voila!

Conclusions

I think the result is pretty nice, and if you precache the table population step, it is also a pretty zippy algorithm. The code is on my github, comments are welcome.

For the intreped, try feeding in other seed data. Included in the library is a list of alien races from Star Trek and a list of all the names in the Book of Mormon. Have fun!



          Moccasins Made From Care Bear Pelts, By Freshly Picked   

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I see these Freshly Picked X Care Bear moccasins and wonder how they're made.

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Is it like having your chest waxed, all at once, to get those logo pelts off the front of the bears?

Is it like that one Star Trek movie where the Borg queen gave Data a shivery little graft of human skin on his arm?

Or is it like that scene that keeps me from showing my kids Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the one where the wild-eyed Thuggee priest rips the beating heart out of the dude in the cage with his bare hand?

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Anyway, FP X Care Bear logo pelt moccasins are available in five styles, and can be pre-ordered now (June 2017, because who knows when anyone will read this, or if they even will).

FP X Care Bears logo pelt shoes for kids, $60 [freshlypicked, thanks ian]

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          6/30/2017: Satellite, Cable & Digital: Satellite choice   

S Star Wars: E Episode VII — T The Force Awakens, 9.55am/8pm, S Sky Action J.J.J ABRAMS was the man behind the Star Trek reboots and here,her he works his magic on George Lucas’s old franchise. Daisy Ridley (pictured) is among the new faces, as she and...
          Space Story: A Bad Day - Zapatou Mashup   



Music: Audiomachine : Wars of Faith
Composer: Ivan Torrent
Audiomachine on Facebook: http://bit.ly/J5uVqN
Buy Magnus on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1VOshsd
Amazon: http://bit.ly/24BZ8FA
CDBaby (physical copy): http://bit.ly/21Jcomu
Stream on Spotify: http://bit.ly/1YfoEcz

The 25 Sci-Fi Movies on this Mashup
01- The Martian: http://imdb.to/1MOKgqG
02- Gravity: http://imdb.to/1dVUkkP
03- Aliens: http://imdb.to/1QVg1Om
04- 2001: A Space Odyssey: http://imdb.to/1rEskcZ
05- Interstellar: http://imdb.to/1mNd3zZ
06- Moon: http://imdb.to/1pAHZmC
07- Apollo 13: http://imdb.to/1zGHmSR
08- Prometheus: http://imdb.to/1iY0Rfv
09- Event Horizon: http://imdb.to/1ElV1em
10- Sunshine: http://imdb.to/1zn0YLz
11- Mission to Mars: http://imdb.to/1VOuvrp
12- Oblivion: http://imdb.to/1T4M7fb
13- The Fifth Element: http://imdb.to/X1J3HT
14- Armageddon: http://imdb.to/1cvGhlc
15- Elysium: http://imdb.to/18CLgOQ
16- Starship Troopers: http://imdb.to/1q6yEJd
17- Avatar: http://imdb.to/1OHUcUx
18- Transformers 3: http://imdb.to/1QVgosg
19- Jupiter Ascending: http://imdb.to/1h188F3
20- Guardians of the Galaxy: http://imdb.to/1n1z5NU
21- Star Trek: Into Darkness: http://imdb.to/1VOuLXv
22- Star Wars 7: http://imdb.to/1kHOp4a
23- Star Wars 6: http://imdb.to/1T5QB8n
24- Star Wars 5: http://imdb.to/1Wg1RPM
25- Star Wars 4: http://imdb.to/1QVgyzR

Hours working on this video: 137 
Number of cuts edition: 145
Number of Sound FX: 106
Number of Visual FX: 57
Working Station: FCPX on iMac 5k

The Stars background at the End: http://bit.ly/1UIuHr5


          Fox Sets Dates for 6 Untitled Marvel Movies   

Fox has some big Marvel plans in the next few years besides “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” “Deadpool 2,” and the new X-Men spin-off, “New Mutants” as the studio has planted flags for 6 untitled Marvel Movies.

The studio has also set release dates for the Drew Goddard-penned “Bad Times at the El Royale,” its adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel “The Force,” and the animated “Nimona,” based on the comic by Noelle Stevenson.

The dates are:

“Bad Times at the El Royale”: October 5, 2018.

“The Force”: March 1, 2019.

UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL FILM: June 7, 2019.

UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL FILM: November 22, 2019.

“Nimona”: February 14, 2020.

UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL FILM: March 13, 2020.

UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL FILM: June 26, 2020.

UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL FILM: October 2, 2020.

UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL FILM: March 5, 2021.

In addition, the in-development animated film “Anubis,” originally set for a March 23, 2018 release, has been removed from the release schedule.

One of the six untitled Fox/Marvel films is most likely going to be for another “X-Men” movie after “Dark Phoenix.” While we don’t know what the plans are for the “Fantastic Four” characters, could the studio be using one of these dates for another installment, whether it will be a continuation of the 2015 franchise or a complete reboot? Only time will tell. Even though the “Gambit” film, starring Channing Tatum, doesn’t have a director attached right now, maybe it will be slotted for one of those dates.

The other wildcard is “X-Force.” That film has been discussed for years and “Deadpool 2” is said to set-up “X-Force.” With characters like Domino and Cable included in next year’s “Deadpool” sequel, it seems safe to assume “X-Force” will follow close behind. Fox also has plans for a third “Deadpool” to close out a trilogy. There’s also been talk about a Laura/X-23 spin-off starring Dafne Keen, the young breakout star of “Logan.”

“New Mutants” is set for release April 13, 2018, followed by “Deadpool 2” on June 1, 2018, and “Dark Phoenix” on Nov. 2, 2018.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Evan Peters Returns as Quicksilver in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix:' Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Villain Lilandra

'Hidden Figures' Has Now Made More Money Than the Latest 'Star Trek,' 'X-Men' and 'Bourne' Films


          ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Cast Shakeup: Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park to Exit   

“Hawaii Five-0” is losing two core members of its force.

Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are leaving the CBS procedural ahead of Season 8. Viewers will get an update on characters Chin Ho Kelly (Kim) and Kono Kalakaua (Park) during the premiere on Sept. 29.

Showrunner Peter Lenkov said he will miss working with the two cast members.

“I will never forget meeting Daniel while still writing the pilot and being certain there was no other actor who I’d want to play Chin Ho Kelly,” Lenkov said in a statement. “Needless to say, Daniel has been an instrumental part of the success of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ over the past seven seasons, and it has personally been a privilege to know him.”

Lenkov continued, “Grace’s presence gave ‘Hawaii Five-0’ a beauty and serenity to each episode. She was the consummate collaborator, helping build her character from day one. They will always be ohana [Hawaiian for ‘family’] to us, we will miss them and we wish them both all the best.”

CBS said in a statement that the network is “so appreciative of Daniel and Grace’s enormous talents, professional excellence and the aloha spirit they brought to each and every one of our 168 episodes. They’ve helped us build an exciting new ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ and we wish them all the best and much success in their next chapters.  Mahalo and a hui hou …”

“Hawaii Five-0” launched in September 2010 and is a reboot of the original series that signed off in 1980 after 12 seasons. It stars Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett), Scott Caan (Danno Williams), Chi McBride (Lou Grover) and Jorge Garcia (Jerry Ortega).

Masi Oka (Max Bergman) left the show during Season 7.

“Hawaii Five-0” returns for Season 8 on Friday, Sept. 29, on CBS.

Related stories from TheWrap:

CBS Renews Entire Daytime Lineup: 'Y&R' Gets 3 More Seasons, 2 for 'Price Is Right'

CBS Sets Fall Premiere Dates for 2017-18 Schedule

Watch Trailers for 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Young Sheldon,' More New Shows Hitting CBS (Videos)

CBS CEO Thinks Network is Doing 'A Good Job' on Women's Diversity


          BACKSTAB NUMERO 12 (EX)   
Magazine de 100 pages traitant des jeux de simulation.Inclus en plus des nombreux articles et aides de jeu, des scénarios pour: Polaris, Star Trek, AD&D2, Dark Earth, Cthulhu, Shaan.


          Alvin y las ardillas. Fiesta sobre ruedas   

Descripción:

Alvin, Simon y Theodore, las tres ardillas cantarinas, vuelven a los cines por cuarta vez. En Fiesta sobre ruedas emprenden un peligroso viaje por carretera. El destino es Nueva York y el objetivo es un pelín egoísta: tratan de impedir que su amigo humano Dave se declare a su novia y se case, arruinando así la vida de camaradería que ahora disfrutan... Por el camino habrá espacio para aventuras, para bailes y canciones, para alguna que otra gamberrada y también para aprender importantes lecciones vitales.

Los sábados de julio y agosto, la terraza las Ocas organiza su ciclo de cine de verano "Un parque de cine":

  • Viernes 7 de julio, 22:00h. Un parque de cine: Alvin y las ardillas. Fiesta sobre ruedas (infantil)
  • Viernes 14 de julio, 22:00h. Un parque de cine: El olivo (drama)
  • Viernes 21 de julio, 22.00h. Un parque de cine: Star Trek: Más allá (ciencia ficción)
  • Viernes 28 de julio, 22:00h. Un parque de cine: Animales fantástico y dónde encontrarlos (aventuras)
  • Viernes 4 de agosto, 22:00h. Un parque de cine: La llegada (ciencia ficción)
  • Viernes 11 de agosto, 22:00h. Un parque de cine: Vamos de polis (comedia)
  • Viernes 21 de agosto, 22:00h. Un parque de cine: El último rey (acción)

Lugar: Terraza Las Ocas, Parque Grande José Antonio Labordeta, Zaragoza

Fecha: 7 de Julio del 2017

Horario: 22:00h.

Precio: Entrada gratuita

Tipo: Infantil



          Do not make it so...   
Star Trek's Warp Speed would kill According to a recent presentation and paper by William A. Edelstein, Ph.D., it would nearly impossible for humans to travel at near light speed (warp speed) due to intense radiation. So intense, it would kill humans and render electronic equipment useless in seconds. Some Star Trek fans are not happy... In an interview with the Toronto Star, he posits that due to Einstein's special theory of relativity the amount of hydrogen atoms in compressed space due to near light speed travel would be akin to someone standing in front of a LHC beam. Strangely, The Star adds: "However, there may something in the future that one day may allow this to happen." My favourite quote from the editors: "Update: An earlier version of this story referred to the Borg using cloaking technology, which several readers pointed out is not supported by televisual evidence. Of course, we were speculating on the technology existing in the alternate universe created by J. J. Abrams. However, to avoid confusion we have amended the decloaking reference to cite the Romulans."
          Thread: Star Trek: Attack Wing:: Strategy:: Klingon faction build   

by omglion

Hi guys.

Looking through the posts I can see many klink builds. Unfortunately I am struggling to buy the ships as there seems to be a supply shortage.

Currently I have the following ships sets;

Negh'var, Koraga, Drovana and the starter set Vor'cha.

My friends and I are playing a little mini tournament in which you may use only cards and ships of faction. The points total will be 100-120 points (not set yet)

Can I get some good builds for the ships that I have.

Thanks guys.
          Sense8 to My Mother the Car: the TV you think was most correctly killed off   

The offensive, the misguided – and the mum reincarnated as an ancient automobile. Here are the programmes our readers feel were rightfully axed

Heroes to Heil Honey I’m Home – are these the smartest TV cancellations ever?

Some television shows are cruelly ended before their time. Others – Star Trek: Enterprise, I’m looking at you – are quite rightly offed before they have the chance to do any further damage.

Our writers nominated Heroes, Twin Peaks and the bizarre Heil Honey I’m Home! in the latter category. Below, we list our readers’ own suggestions, from a truly sinister 1960s comedy to a terrible 1980s soap opera.

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          MMO's have not changed but sadly I have.   
I feel like I have played online games forever, beginning in the 80's with BBS games and evolving into primitive college MUD games, in then came full text based online games with 10-500 people playing, soon myself and wife moved on to Meridian 59 server 102, from there we avoided WoW but played nearly every other one that came up, apart from EVE had no interest in PVP (in fact EVE PVP probably made it impossible for us to take pvp in any other game seriously) enjoyed questing and role play, loved open world exploration and interesting story lines.

We grew up but time never became limited for us as a couple (my wife is disabled and I am her primary carer) so time limitation can not be blamed.

We settled in Anarchy online, Everquest, Neocron, Matrix online, City of Heroes/Villains, Star Wars Galaxies, tried many others.

My favourite current MMO games are Star Trek Online, SWTOR and TSW Legends.

But I realized last night that I no longer play any of them as an MMO, I am not a member of a group or guild, I do not do raids or any high level content that can not be solo friendly instead I play them as a Social Single player game.

I love games like Mass effect and Dragon Age, love the Witcher games and the only sad part is when I complete them, they can engross me for weeks at at time but always there is an end, those characters and relationships I built up over time, always there is a last time I load up my save game and it is like I am saying good bye to a piece of me.

Now games like Swtor, TSW and STO taken as a single player game have many hundreds of hours of content and some of it is quite good.

The conclusion I have come to is, there is no point me looking for a new MMO to play as an MMO, instead stick to those three unless some one out there can suggest an MMO with great single player story and content that is pretty much free to play.


          Ini Dia 7 Film Science Fiction Terbaik Yang Pasti Bisa Membuatmu Takjub   

Science Fiction adalah salah satu genre film terpopuler saat ini, biasanya film Science Fiction bercerita tentang literatur dunia yang mengusung konsep masa depan dengan teknologi, sains dan tokoh fiktif yang menakjubkan. Sejarah literatur Science Fiction sendiri sudah ada sejak jaman dulu, dimana setiap kebudayaan di dunia ini pasti memiliki kisah Science Fiction klasik yang kemudian hari menjadi inspirasi untuk pembuatan film Science Fiction. Nah, diantara banyaknya film bertema Science Fiction, hanya beberapa di antaranya yang dianggap berkualitas, baik dari segi cerita maupun dari visual efek . Lantas, film Science Fiction apa saja yang terbaik? berikut ulasannya 1. Star Trek Beyond

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           Here Are All the Marathons Happening This July Fourth Weekend    
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          'Star Trek: Discovery' Wants to Murder Characters Like 'Game of Thrones'   
There’s a reason the “redshirt” trope is named for Star Trek, in that main characters are very rarely in real mortal danger. On the other end, Game of Thrones manages to kill pretty indiscriminately, and Star Trek: Discovery bosses now claim to be borrowing one of George R.R. Martin’s pages for the new series. Continue reading…
          Envoyez-nous une carte postale et gagnez un cadeau !   
L'été est enfin là, et même si vous vivez dans un endroit où ce n'est pas la saison, vous pourriez toujours décider de passer vos vacances dans un endroit qui rendra votre été vraiment spécial. Mais quel que soit l'endroit où vous passerez l'été, nous adorerions en savoir plus grâce à une bonne vieille carte postale ! Notre équipe au siège de Perfect World à Amsterdam attend vos cartes postales avec impatience, quelle qu'en soit la provenance. Que ce soit une belle carte de votre ville natale ou une carte de cet endroit exotique où vous passez un plaisant séjout. Montrez-nous où vous êtes et vous pourriez bien être choisi pour recevoir un prix !   Aperçu de l'événement : Envoyez une carte postale à nos bureaux (adresse ci-dessous) Durée de l'événement : 01/07/2017 - 31/08/2017 Important : Veuillez inclure votre pseudo et jeu sur la carte postale Nous choisirons un gagnant toutes les semaines (liste des prix ci-dessous) Ne vous inquiétez pas ! Votre carte restera dans la pile jusqu'à la fin de l'événement. Nous mettrons ce blog à jour toutes les semaines avec le nom des gagnants.   Liste des récompenses : Neverwinter : 1 000 ZEN Star Trek Online : 1125 ZEN (pack de 10 clés sur console et pc) Gigantic: Héros de votre choix (à inscrire sur votre carte) Forsaken World : Don d'honneur, [Titre] Témoin de miracles Perfect World International : Monture Dantalion ou Coupon Tigre démoniaque ou Coupon Tempête ardente Swordsman : Araignée Noire   Envoyez votre carte postale à l'adresse suivante : Perfect World Europe B.V.  Joan Muyskenweg 22 (4th floor)  1096CJ Amsterdam  Pays-Bas   Nous avons hâte de recevoir de vos nouvelles ! Bonnes vacances !
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          Muchas horas televisivas por delante   
Ayer finalizaba la primera etapa de Pelotas, pero no es la única que verá su season finale en estos días. La temporada televisiva está a punto de acabar, si no lo ha hecho ya, y va siendo hora de organizarse un poco.
Ver que episodios están pendientes y que series tomarán el relevo, ya sea en emisión nacional, americana o vía DVD. Para ello resulta de gran ayuda el calendario de Espoiler.tv (también para localizar aquellos capítulos perdidos de las ficciones británica sy norteamericanas) y TV Calendar. Eso si, siempre con el auxilio fundamental de la gran IMDB (Internet Movie Data base). Así pues aquí va mi pequeño (y provisional) calendario de "asuntos pendientes"

Las que sigo semana a semana
  • Scrubs
  • How I Met Your Mother
Las que tengo estancadas y quiero seguir (o acabar en el caso de las ya finalizadas)
  • Mad Men (supongo que esta semana finalizaré la primera y la 2ª en cuanto se edite en USA)
  • Los Soprano (por la tercera temporada)
  • Star Trek original series (ya puestos me reengancho con su edición en Blu-Ray)
  • Meadowlands
  • Swigntown
  • The Office US
  • Tan muertos como yo
  • Doctor Who
  • Torchwood
  • Los Tudor
Obras maestras (o casi) pendientes en su totalidad
  • Fringe
  • Perdidos
  • Dollhouse
  • Buffy
  • Arrested Development
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Extras
  • Último aviso (aunque solo sea por reencontrarme con Sharon Gless y Bruce Campbell)
  • Pelotas

          Este blog no ha sido cancelado   
Pasan los meses y los años y parece que el fin de HDLT cada vez está más cerca. Aún así, y pese a las apariencias, prefiero mantenerlo abierto. Quizás mi vuelta al cine y el seguir enganchado a las series de siempre (léase Weeds, Dexter, Los Soprano..) han hecho palidecer el blog más de lo que quisiera.
Y no es por falta de noticias relevantes sobre el mundo televisivo de los últimos meses. Está claro que me ha sorprendido el fulminante despido (merecido o no) de Manuel Torreiglesias de su célebre Saber vivir, obviamente menos que la no resuelta crisis Telemadrid (y que pude que acabe en negro indefinido). Lo que más que sorprender resulta incomprensible, es que una serie brillante como Scrubs se esté emitiendo a la 1:30 de la madrugada y acabe siendo disfrutada por una minoría, una de las dos comedias que más me interesan en la actualidad. La otra, por supuesto, es Como conocí a vuestra madre (que tras cuatro brillantes temporadas, y Britney Spears, continúa aumentando el misterio que da nombre al título). Ambas me rememoran las divertidas tardes en las que seguía Friends pro primera vez (la segunda, y en VO, está cerca). Por supuesto que me ha agradado ver como esta temporada han sido capaces de, luchando en la misma franja horaria, mantenerse propuestas tan interesantes como Aida y Dr Mateo: ambas se mantuvieron varias semanas con su 20% de share c/u. Al igual que también ilusiona Antena 3 con su campaña 3.0 para potenciar sus múltiples vías de llegar al público: TDT, Móviles e Internet en TDT: nos ofrecieron el Life on Mars original, y estrenaron en la Red su digna versión patria La chica de ayer. Antena 3, que pese a no ser nunca mi canal de incio, está logrando una audiencia fiel (y joven) que Telecinco no sabe ya ni acaparar. Está claro que las jóvenes estrellas de El Internado y Física o química tanto vales para subrir interesantes cuotas de share como para arrastrar a la gente al cine. Ole por ellos. Por mi cuenta la televisión que me llevará al cine será la legendaria Star Trek: primero por ser un poco trekkie (por ahora solo gracias a la serie original) y segundo por reconocer en J.J. Abrams al nuevo Spielberg. JJ (que no Gigi) es capaz de crear fenomenales productos de consumo POP, aunque dotándolos del ritmo y de la calidad que parece que se perpetuarán en el tiempo. Y eso que por ahora no me he adentrado en Fringe.

Quizás estas cosas, y un montón más, se me han pasado por la cabeza en estas semanas. Incluso algunas de ellas estuvieron a minutos de convertirse en posts. Definitivamente el tiempo y nuevos proyectos, que intentaré compaginar con HDLT, no son excusa para tenerlo así abandonado.
Prometo volver, ya sean unas horas o quizás varias semanas, aquí estaré de nuevo dando la tabarra con la única snob pretensión de soltar en una conversación cualquiera aquello de "¿No lo has leído en mi blog...?".
          AUDITIONS: Superior Donuts at Lyric Arts   
Lyric Arts Main Street StageLaura Tahja JohnsonEmail/contacthttp://www.lyricarts.org

Superior Donuts

STIPEND PAID

By Tracy Letts
Directed by Matt McNabb

Show Information

Runs January 12-28, 2018 (11 performances).
Full performance schedule and show description found here.
First Rehearsal: November 20

Auditions

Monday, July 17, 2017
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Callbacks

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

From the Director

Tracy Letts has crafted a hilarious and moving story of friendship and redemption filled with vibrant diverse characters. We are looking for well-rounded, dynamic character actors to bring this joyful and hysterical story to life.

Audition Preparation

Please prepare a one minute contemporary comedic monologue.

Character Descriptions

Max Tarasov, Male, 49 years old, Russian. Owner of Uptown International DVD Rental. Outspoken. Poor social skills.

Officer Randy Osteen, Female, 49 years old, Irish-American. A cop with seven brothers. (All cops.) Comfortable. Pretty.

Officer James Bailey, Male, 43 years old, African-American. A good cop. A Star Trek superfan. Tough.

Lady Boyle, Female, 72 years old, Irish-American. Homeless. Usually drunk. Wise.

Arthur Przybyszewski, Male, 59 years old, Polish-American. Owner of Superior Donuts. Smart. Usually stoned. Tired. Lost. Must be in good physical condition and comfortable with intense stage combat.

Franco Wicks, Male, 21 years old, African-American. Writer and poet. Charming. Proud. Witty.

Luther Flynn, Male, 45 years old, Irish/Italian-American. A gambling bookie. Intimidating. Blunt. Must be in good physical condition and comfortable with intense stage combat.

Kevin Magee, Male, 28 years old, Irish-American. Luther’s goon. A weasel. Aggressive.

Kiril Ivakin, Male, 35 years old, Russian. Tall. Strong. Looks like Dolph Lundgren from “Rocky”. Struggles speaking English.

General Information

Actors of all races and ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Lyric Arts is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the casting of its productions and, therefore, encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and from underrepresented groups to audition.

  • Auditions are open to ages 18 and up.
  • Auditions are held at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Appointments are suggested, but not required. Those who arrive without an appointment will be seen as time allows. Appointments can be made by clicking here.
  • Please arrive with a calendar outlining all possible conflict dates between the first read-through and the final performance.
  • Please come prepared with a headshot (or any non-returnable current picture) and resume, if available. Each auditioner will be asked to complete an audition form, a copy of which can be found here.
  • Stipend paid

 

 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
          Preisvergleich für Star Trek Bridge Crew: Wer mehr für das Game zahlt, ist selbst schuld KW 26   
Wie viel Spaß macht Star Trek Bridge Crew? Wir haben das Game getestet und schätzen es für Sie ein. Die Test-Facts zum Titel: In unserer Bestenliste holt sich das Spiel insgesamt 86,2 Punkte - und landet damit auf Rang 51. Im Bereich Innovation sichert er sich die Wertung "Sehr gut". Wo Sie Ubisofts Entwicklung zum besten Preis finden, zeigen wir Ihnen
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There’s a reason the “redshirt” trope is named for Star Trek, in that main characters are very rarely in real mortal danger. On the other end, Game of Thrones manages to kill pretty indiscriminately, and Star Trek: Discovery bosses now claim to be borrowing one of George R.R. Martin’s pages for the new series. Continue reading…
          [Let’s Study: Star Trek Adventures] Part 9c: Starship Creation & Alien Vessels from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer   
Welcome to the third entry for Chapter 9, and we’ll be talking about Starship Creation in Star Trek Adventures Starship Creation has the following steps: Service Spaceframe Mission Profile Refits Service This is the era in which the game is played, and is decided upon by the GM and players....

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          [Let’s Study: Star Trek Adventures] Part 9b: Starship Combat from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer   
Welcome back! We continue taking on Chapter 9 today with a look at the Starship Combat. I know I mentioned Starship Construction in my last entry, but this chapter is pretty heavy and I wanted to make sure there was breathing room between them. Environment and Zones Much like in Personal Combat,...

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          Ding Ding Final Round !   

I was doing my best to try and forget about the Jury that didn’t find the guy guilty of attacking me, I was telling the truth throughout and anyone with any common sense would be able to see that it couldn’t have happened any other way. As Scotty from Star Trek would say “It’s beyond the laws of physics Jim” There is no way I could have dragged an 18 stone guy over my desk by the wrist, there was no way I could even reach him over my computer monitor to do so, his version of events was a lie from start to finish, but then it had to be otherwise he would get sent to prison. I was disgusted with the Tactics of his defence Barrister, The Police Investigation, the Farce that was 3 trials, the laughable Prosecution Barrister,  but most of all I was disgusted with myself for not conveying what happened to the Jury in a way that would and should have left them “beyond all reasonable doubt”

In order to make sense of this Blog, you need to read this one first

As my front door opened and I struggled in carrying my shopping, I could see a business card on the floor in the Hall, I had seen enough Police officers business cards to know that this was one too, on it was a message “Please ring me” Crikey I thought, what have I done now?
The Officer told me that they had confiscated the firearms off the Guy who had attacked me, when he was arrested, and he’d recently had the cheek to ask for them back, even though he had been found “Not Guilty” the cops had refused his request so that speaks volumes in itself! He wouldn’t take no for an answer and he had re-hired the same Barrister who had defended him previously, and he was taking them to a court of appeal, if the Police lost he would get his licence back, and his shotguns back, and the cops would be responsible for his costs too, they wanted me to appear as a witness again, but this time on their behalf.  
I resented the jury’s verdict more than even I realised, and I launched into an epic rant, which started off  “ As much as I like being made to stand up in court and get called a liar after every sentence by some bitch who knows full well that her client was guilty, I’m afraid I will have to decline your offer” “I would rather stick pins in my eyes, than go through all that again” I carried on for about another hour giving him all the reasons why I felt the Police, British Justice, the Crown prosecution service, and the people who make halfwits do Jury service had let me down, at the end of my rant the Police Officer said something like “so that’s a no then is it?”
I ended my call by putting a deal to him, I knew my attacker had a relative who was a high ranking Police Officer, so I said that if the Cops could arrange a meeting, and after listening to my story the high ranking Officer thought that he was really innocent and deserved to get his guns back, I would appear in court as a witness, if not then the High ranking Police Officer could save every bodies time and trouble by convincing my attacker that he was lucky not to be in jail and he should forget about ever being able to own a firearm again. I left that option with him, but the meeting never happened.
A few months later I was contacted by another Police Officer, he asked if he could come and see me, it wasn’t really a question, so reluctantly I agreed. He explained that this time it would not be in front of a Jury, but a Judge and 2 Justice of the Peace, I would have to go through exactly the same procedure, his Barrister would cross examine me again, it would be no picnic, I wouldn’t get the Justice I deserved, the previous verdict would not be overturned, there wouldnt be a retrial, this was just to prevent him getting his guns and his licence back.
I agreed, but on the condition that I would not be stuck in the waiting room for days on end like I was last time, I would turn up for 1 day, and 1 day only, I would give my evidence, take an earbashing and be called a liar off Cruella, then I would go home and I never wanted to hear the guys name again, we shook hands, It was a deal.

I am probably prevented by some Liberal do gooder law, and couldn’t begin to tell you anyway just how harrowing it is sitting in the witness room. There are several cases going on at once, prosecution Barristers are in and out, and the stories you hear being related are horryfying. I could hear a witness sat next to me, being intimidated on the phone by the defendant she was testifying against, It makes you wonder how this can be allowed to happen and what kind of society we are living in.
So I had been sat there from 9.00 am till 1.00 am, our agreement was out of the window, the Judge had started reading another case first, and we would be next. So I made my way to the Courts Canteen. I was again reminded of the incredibly stupid works of the British Court system. There are separate rooms for Defendants’ and Witnesses, you can only get in the Witnesses room by an assistant punching in a key code. To get into the court, you have to go through a metal detector and be patted down, they had confiscated a small torch that I always carry, because “it could be used as an offensive weapon! My sarcasm was lost on the guy that frisked me when I said “sure that’s what I was going to use it for, I was going to shine the guy who attacked me to death”
 I was now sat in the canteen, there were knives, forks, glasses, hot water any amount of things that could be used as weapons, and in walked the guy who had attacked me, he positioned himself diagonally opposite me, and sat there sneering, the whole system is just a joke. My ears were burning and the people he was with kept turning around to look at me, there were plenty of witnesses this time, I sat there trying to look like butter wouldn’t melt in my mouth, but I was seething I really wanted him to start something, this time I was ready, and I would finish it. I wanted the chance for closure, but he didn’t.
At approximately 3.30pm I was told the case had been adjourned and that I could go home, another wasted day!
The new date came through a few months later and the timing would guarantee that my Christmas and New Year would be spoiled if this verdict went against me. I had decided that I wasn’t going to be polite or conduct myself as a Gentleman this time, I would say what I thought and no amount of people telling me to be quiet was going to stop me. if being heard meant that I would get done for contempt of court, then so be it, but no one was going to shut me up or talk over me when they didn’t like my answer!
I was called to the Witness Box, and asked questions by the Prosecution Barrister, this guy was good. I told my story and was then asked to explain what the photographs were of, and which injuries they depicted, and how I had received them. Now it was Cruella’s turn and the familiar “You’re a liar Mr Crampton” filled the court room. When she told me her clients version of events, I laughed, it was just too ridiculous for words. She wasn’t ready for my answer “Wow you’ve changed your version of events yet again,  it’s your client that’s the liar, and you know he is too, otherwise you wouldn’t have had to change your story 4 times to fit the answers I gave you in the first 3 trials! And how can you say that he was trying to calm me down and subdue me when there were punch and kick marks on the back of my shirt, what do you think I was trying to do, hit his fist with my kidneys?
She bit! her answer surprised me and gave me a chance to score some early points, she said that I never gave evidence in the first trial, and that if I knew anything about the law I would know that she was allowed to change her story, my reply hurt her “That’s the thing, I’ve told the same story 4 times, but I’m telling the truth” and using a line i borrowed from the film The Highlander, I said “So there can be only one!” version. She was clearly rattled and came back at me immediately, saying that I was a liar, and she had never heard my evidence in the first trial. I told her that she was at best mistaken, but my implication was that she was lying, I invited her to look back through the records, she just ignored me and asked me another question but I continued with my answer to her first question. She began to try to talk over me, and ask me the another question time after time. It reminded me of a pop record called La La La by Naughty Boy that was in the charts at the time
I engaged my selective Noise Cancelling Hearing (covered in a seperate blog http://bccars.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/just-because-i-like-top-gear-doesnt.html and ignored her question I continued to remind her of the first trial. She kept demanding that I answer her new question, which I did when she eventually gave up allowed me to answer the first question she had originally asked me. I testified that I had been stamped on, that I had footprints on my shirt and one on my head in blood, my shirt had been lost for several months in Police evidence, the previous Barrister had opened the evidence bag when i distinctly told him not to, it was only sent to forensics 18 months after the incident. The defence Barrister made a big play that they could not identify a footprint, and I said Im not surprised that a dusty foot print had worn off after 18 months of being manhandled and messed with, but I had taken a photograph of it within a few hours of the incident. The prints that were available in the court were just very poor photocopies of my photos and I complained to the Judge that they were pathetic and there was no excuse as I had supplied them with 8MP pictures on a DVD, and they should have made better copies in order to show the detail and extent of my injuries.

Referring to the photographs, the Defence Barrister said that the pictures were the ones that scenes of crime had taken and supplied. I took my opportunity to point out that she was wrong again and I replied that I had taken the photos she was looking at, again she snapped "you’re a liar!" She wasn’t on her A game today at all, I asked if I could get my Ipad out to prove it, I could also show them the footprint on my shirt and all the timed and dated pictures in sequence I had taken as the bruising came out. At this point she objected and said to the Judge “If Mr Crampton wants to introduce new evidence he should have done it before this hearing”, I didn’t want to introduce anything, they all ready had all my pictures they were just very badly printed, they were already looking at my evidence and I just wanted to prove that she was wrong yet again. The Judge ruled that I wasn’t allowed to produce my Ipad.

I took my opportunity and turned to the Judge and told him that I had taken the pictures minutes after I had been attacked, I asked them to pay close attention to the footprint in blood on my head as it was vitally important that they understand the significance of it, the print was a different shape than the cut that was left underneath when I washed the blood off, this proved “transference” it proved beyond all doubt that I couldn’t have got my injuries when “I went mad and he tried to calm me down and subdue me” It proved that he had stamped on my head at least twice, and he could have only have done that when I was on the floor, as he wouldn’t have been able to lift his leg 6 feet off the ground to kick me in the head, and If he could I cerytainly wouldn’t have stood in the same place and let him.
I also pointed to the bruising on my lower leg, which showed a perfectly shaped shoes sized and shaped bruise, again to inflict this injury on me, I would have had to be on the floor and him stood over me,  otherwise the only injury I could have gotten was off his toes, and not his full flat foot.
Satisfied that I had made my point, and explained it thoroughly enough that even the last jury would have realised that it was the truth. I turned back to Cruella ready for her next question and I recognised the look she was giving me, I used to see in my last Girlfriends eye when I had done something really unforgivable, like useing the wrong fork in a restaurant, or tweeting a picture of a registration number that looked like it said something naughty, usually with my Girlfriend I had done it completely accidently and just by being me, but in this courtroom it was accidently on purpose. I had gotten right on her nerves, and I could see she was fuming! Cruella went straight for my Jugular, and tried to ridicule me,  I set her up with the ammunition. So Mr Crampton where did you get your extensive knowledge of forensics then? "I never miss and episode of CSI Miami" I replied, I couldn’t stop myself from smiling. She couldn't believe her luck, "You got your knowledge from a  TV program?" Before she finished off he theatrical laughter that was for the benefit of the Judge, I said “It doesn’t matter where I got it from does it, we both know I'm right!” she stopped laughing.
It was a good job I had won that point because her next move had me very confused, she produced an AA report which pulled the car I had sold to pieces, she took great delight in asking me to read each line of it out loud to the Judge, the report was very damming. If I had have sold a car as bad as that I would have expected and also deserved a slapping. I countered the report by saying that the things they said were wrong with it, could not possibly have been wrong otherwise the oil warning light, brake fluid warning light, disk pad warning light, and low coolant warning light would have been illuminated and they weren’t! She smiled and I knew that was a bad sign, it was, and she got me.
Wouldn’t that also be the case if the warning lights were faulty Mr Crampton? “Yes it would, but they were working fine”. Turn to the last page of the report Mr Crampton, and read the last paragraph! I read ahead a couple of lines and although I knew that this was complete lies, basically I was f#### I started reading it out, a lot quieter than my cocky replies to her previous question had been “The warning lights on the vehicle were faulty and inoperative. I started thinking out loud, while my brain processed the information, I said “That’s not the report you showed me at the first 3 trials, the report you had was off some oily rag at Kwik Fit who was trying to sell them a car of his own, and if you’d have had a report off the AA you would have used it! I was speed reading through the report, I really couldn’t believe it, there was only one explanation it had been fabricated. I made a fool of myself and said that report has been made up, it hadn’t, and I didn’t mean that she had made it up, I meant that her Client had, She turned to the Judge and again made a big point of doing her hysterical laughter routine at my preposterous statement she said “Well, I have been called a liar, and now I’ve been accused of fabricating evidence”
I hadn’t done myself any favours, things were looking bad, and even I was starting to think that I had indeed sold a defective car, but then I saw the date on the report it was the 31st of May, 28 days after the incident. The AA had picked up all the faults that the Oily Rag from Kwik Fit had picked up, plus the one about the warning lights, and then it all fell into place and I knew what had happened! I turned to the Judge and said that even if this report hadn’t been fabricated it was dated almost a month after the incident, and he couldn’t have confronted me with it, it wasn’t the report that had been fabricated it was the faults on the car, all the faults were low fluids, easily done by draining the fluids out, the car had been sabotaged, there were no mechanical faults. I knew that they’d had 28 days to tamper with the car and create these faults before the AA guy got to inspect it, I had the Judges attention.
I demanded to see the original report, I was convinced that I had been Kwik Fitted Up,  Cruella said that was it and I again told her that she was mistaken, and added "Again!" I described the report that I had seen in detail to her, the original was burned into my memory and I  demanded to see it, I asked the Prosecution Barrister to search through his previous notes for it, this time it was her that was flustered and as she shuffled through her paper work, I continued to bend the Judges ear with my conspiracy theory, but I knew I was right.
Cruella snapped, she demanded that the Judge removed me from the court as “ I wouldn’t shut up” he didn’t, but he continued to listen to me and then asked me “if the car had been faulty, as it said in the report, what would I have done?”, my answer was that I would have fixed it, or given him his money back, and if the Customer hadn’t wanted it to bring it to me he could have taken it to any VAT registered garage as per the conditions of the written warranty that I had supplied with all the cars  I sold. But then I added that his question was purely hypothetical because it wasn’t faulty when it went out. She eventually got the original report from the Kwik Fit guy which was a joke, and I ridiculed it again. I did a bit of my own hysterical laughter when I came to the bit that said "Water pipes touching the Engine" Touching, not only do they touch the engine, theyre attached between the engine and the radiator, LOL LOL LOL, right then, she couldnt have hated me more if she'd been married to me.
She moved on, then she pulled a photograph out of her briefcase that wasn’t in any of the bundles, she passed it to the Judge and the Justices of the peace,  then she asked me to look at it, and confirm that it was my Cabin, it was, and I did. But  it occurred to me that she had just introduced evidence, so why couldn’t I. Again I turned to the Judge and said, am I right in thinking that picture has just been introduced without permission, and if she can produce evidence whenever she feels like it, why can’t I produce my Ipad?. A wry smile crossed the Judges face and I could tell he was thinking along the lines of “ Smart Arse, why did I bother going to Law School for 10 years when I could have just watched the DVD Box Set of CSI Miami", then he said  “Thats a good question Mr Crampton, does the council for the prosecution want to add anything?", he did, he wanted to add that my Imy Ipad should be introduced as evidence, this time there was no objection from the Defence, just a deep sigh.
The reason she wanted the Judge to see  a picture of my cabin was to show that it was raised off the ground. My 2 witnesses at the trial had testified that they had seen a commotion and had run across to my Cabin, one had pulled the guy off me, and the other had pulled the woman off who was apparently kicking me. The CCTV showed them running across, but then she stopped it and accused me of lying, and also one of my witnesses, this was the first time she had used this and I was baffled, the reflection in a cars bodywork appeared to show the legs of one of the witnesses as if he stayed outside my cabin, at the time I couldn’t offer a reasonable explanation, she was right it did appear to show this, all I could say was he did come in, I saw him! Then the “You’re a liar, your witnesses are liars blah, blah, blah started again.
On the spot in the Witness Box, being confronted with this evidence for the first time and under intense pressure from her, I couldn’t for the life of me explain it, and She won the round, it did look like I had lied, and if I had lied about that I am sure that could have put enough doubt in a Juries mind to get him off with the reasonable doubt thing. I have since studied the tape on a 65 “ Screen in great detail and in step by step motion, they both came in the office but the guy who pulled the woman off stood in the doorway, the reflection of his legs could be seen because the car door was convex shape and the reflection was from in the office and not on the floor, it wasn’t a 90 degree reflection from your view point as would be shown in a mirror, it was reflecting a view from inside my office,  she used the element of surprise to throw me off, I couldn’t explain it but perhaps her tactics didn’t work as I stuck to the story that I knew was true no matter how implausible it seemed at the time, and perhaps the Judge had sussed it when I hadn’t.

The next thing she tried to ridicule was my explanation that he had come across my desk, and again it had been something that I had struggled to answer, I had my head turned away when he hit me and jumped over, he came over so fast that I was convinced his punch had dazed me and time had stood still, while he dragged his lard arse across my desk, the thing that troubled me was that I do remember him landing on me with an incredible force, so much so that it bent the steel l shaped panel which attached the back rest of my chair.
 Now often when I am faced with a problem, I wake up with the answer, my subconscious works on it till I get the answer. I used to keep a pen and paper by my bed so that if I woke up I could write the answer down, and not go back to sleep and forget it. Now I have an Iphone, so I just type the solution into notes and then doze off immediately.
I could remember being alerted by the sound of a chair moving, but he seemed to punch me and get across the desk in one movement, I couldn’t figure out how he had got the drop on me and I hadn’t managed to stand up, and go toe to toe with him. Time and time again I relived the attack in my thoughts, dreams, and nightmares, but I always woke up in the same place, my subconscious was trying its best to solve the problem for me but it wasn’t working, until one night shortly before the this appeal, too late for the 3 trials but just before his firearms appeal I woke up reached for my iphone and typed in, “Launched himself off her chair” this time my dream had continued past the point where I hear his chair move, he punches me and I wake up, this time I heard another noise, it was her chair moving, and it moved not because she was getting up to join in as I had thought, but because with his right leg he had stood on her chair and launched himself across the desk on to me, like he was a human cannonball, problem solved.

She had asked me the same question in the 3 previous trials and I never had a satisfactory answer, but this time I answered with conviction, and it was so obvious, I don’t know why I had never figured it out before. I am pretty good at reading body language, and hers said FFS!
I’m sure at this point she still hoped that she had done enough to win the case for her client, she had already planted the seed that I was a lying dodgy car dealer, now all she had to do was make me look like an interfering busy body and I was only here because I held a grudge against her client. Cruella asked “Do you know what this hearing is about, Mr Crampton? I replied “Yes, it’s a firearms licence appeal” and what’s that got to do with you may I ask? “Well, your Client threatened to kill me, so the last thing I want is to have him running around Preston with a couple of shotguns!”
I could tell that wasn’t one of any of the possible answers that she had rehearsed in her head, or indeed hoped for. She set off with an incredible rant, a whole tirade of insults, punctuated every so often with you’re a liar Mr Crampton. But that was my part in the trial over, the prosecution Barrister took my Ipad back into court, he showed them crystal clear photographs of the footprints on my shirt, head, all the bruises, and I made sure there was a couple of pictures of the car that I sold which looked a million dollars, I wasn’t allowed back in, but my Ipad must have done the trick.

Long story short, he didn’t get his license back.



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          Thread: Star Trek: Ascendancy:: General:: 50th Anniversary card availibility?   

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          Before Kevin McClatchy came out as gay, he called ‘the midwife’ for help | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   
A psychology Ph.D. who loves Star Wars and Star Trek, he also felt writing his own book would provide a more holistic picture of his background and accomplishments than leaving his story up to media outlets. “Far more important than knowing I am gay,” he said, “is knowing I am a geek.” Bragman knew McClatchy wanted to maintain his sense of self, too, as a golfer, a major sports figure in a town of Rooneys and the chairman of a newspaper chain — who happened to be gay. “This is a guy who really, really embraced it, changed himself, changed the community,” Bragman said. And embracing it, McClatchy has found, has turned out to be a relief. “It was, as I say, a story for a day, and then you move on,” McClatchy said. After a pause, he added: “In a positive way.” Indeed, the skies still haven’t fallen.
          Zebra Pattern   
Last time I explained the One Ring Pattern, where only one thread handles data coming from a queue. I also explained the reasons why such a pattern might be preferred.

One of those reasons is when ordering is important. Some events must keep the order in which they arrive in the queue, so handling them with one thread is a must. But what If there are many events, and I would really like to handle them on several threads? And what if the ordering is not compulsory between all events, but only between some of them? Using again the example from last time with market prices, order must be kept between prices on the same instruments. However, prices coming for different instruments can be handled in any order.

That’s when the Zebra Pattern comes handy. Imagine that each stripe of the Zebra is a different thread, with its own queue. When a price arrives, you put it on the queue reserved for this instrument. In that way, prices for one instrument will be ordered between them, while different instruments will be handled by different threads. To reduce the number of threads, you can use some modulo calculation, using an algorithm similar to the way hashmaps are dispatching keys between their buckets.

If this Pattern interests you, have a look at Heinz Kabutz’s Striped Executor Service.

We have so far tried to tie execution of data to one thread. What if we go the opposite way? Wait for the Star Trek Anti-Pattern.


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          Star Trek: Online gets a mid-season update on PC in July   

Star Trek: Online will receive a mid-season update on PC next month, Perfect World yesterday confirmed. The update, dubbed Season 13.5, will add to the current “Escalation” storyline. It adds Deep

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Star Trek fans! Today must be a good day for you! The path to 2409: 2389 is released in Star Trek Online today. Besides the updated timeline, an official forum post would probably drive you crazy. The developers of Stare Trek Online answered many questions that you may be concerned about.
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          Lista de ganadores de la 43ª edición de los Saturn Awards   

- Los Saturn Awards son entregados por la Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
- 'Rogue One: Una historia de Star Wars' y 'Calle Cloverfield 10' son las películas más premiadas con 3 galardones
- 'La La Land'. 'Mi amigo el gigante' y 'Doctor Extraño' consiguen 2 premios

PELÍCULA BASADA EN UN CÓMIC
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Doctor Strange
Suicide Squad
X-Men: Apocalypse

PELÍCULA DE CIENCIA-FICCIÓN
Arrival
Independence Day: Resurgence
Midnight Special
Passengers
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Trek Beyond

PELÍCULA DE FANTASÍA
The BFG
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Ghostbusters
The Jungle Book
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
A Monster Calls
Pete's Dragon

PELÍCULA DE TERROR
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Conjuring 2
Demon
Don't Breathe
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Train to Busan
The Witch

THRILLER
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Accountant
The Girl on the Train
Jason Bourne
Hell or High Water
The Shallows
Split

PELÍCULA DE ACCIÓN/ AVENTURAS
Allied
Gold
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
The Legend of Tarzan
The Magnificent Seven
The Nice Guys

ACTOR
Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange)
Chris Pratt (Passengers)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Mark Rylance (The BFG)
Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond)
Matthew McConaughey (Gold)

ACTRIZ
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Jennifer Lawrence (Passengers)
Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)

ACTOR SECUNDARIO
Chadwick  Boseman (Captain America: Civil War)
Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
John Goodman (10  Cloverfield Lane)
Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Beyond)
Christopher Walken (The Jungle Book)

ACTRIZ SECUNDARIA
Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War)
Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)
Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad)
Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)
Betty Buckley (Split)
Bryce Dallas Howard (Gold)

ACTOR JOVEN
Ruby Barnhill (The BFG)
Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople)
Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)
Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)
Neel Sethi (The Jungle Book)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

DIRECTOR
Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange)
Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book)
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War)
Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse)
Steven Spielberg (The BFG)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

GUIÓN
Melissa Mathison (The BFG)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (Deadpool)
Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)
Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

MONTAJE
Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt (Captain America: Civil War)
John Gilroy, Colin Goudie, Jabez Olssen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Stefan Grube (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Michael Kahn (The BFG)
Mark Livolsi (The Jungle Book)
Joe Walker (Arrival)

DISEÑO DE PRODUCCIÓN
Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg (The BFG)
Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Stuart Craig (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Guy Hendrix Dyas (Passengers)
Owen Paterson (Captain America: Civil War)
Charles Wood (Doctor Strange)

MÚSICA
Michael Giacchino (Doctor Strange)
Michael Giacchino (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
James Newton Howard (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Thomas Newman (Passengers)
John Willians (The BFG)

VESTUARIO
Colleen Atwood (Alice Through the Looking Glass)
Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Alexandra Byrne (Doctor Strange)
David Crossman, Glyn Dilloin (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Sang-gyeong Jo (The Handmaiden)
Joanna Johnston (The BFG)

MAQUILLAJE
Jeremy Woodhead (Doctor Strange)
Nicky Knowles (Fanatastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Amy Byrne (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow (Star Trek Beyond)
Allan Apone, Jo-Ann MacNeil, Marta Roggero (Suicide Squad)
Charles Carter, Rita Ciccozzi, Rosalina Da Silva (X-Men: Apocalypse)

EFECTOS VISUALES
Louis Morin, Ryal Cosgrove (Arrival)
Joe Letteri, Joel Whist (The BFG)
Stephane Ceretti, Richard  Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould (Doctor Strange)
Tim Burke, Christian Manz, David Watkins (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book)
John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

PELÍCULA INDEPENDIENTE
Eye in the Sky
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
La La Land
Lion
The Ones Below
Remember

PELÍCULA INTERNACIONAL
Elle
The Handmaiden
In Order of Disappearance
The Mermaid
Shin Godzilla
Under the Shadow

PELÍCULA DE ANIMACIÓN
Finding Dory
Kingslaive: Final Fantasy XV
Moana
Sing
Trolls
Zootopia

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I Am a Fucking Plagiarist by Javier Grillo-Marxuach
February 26th, 2015 RESET - +
Art is theft.

— Pablo Picasso


BEFORE I HAD anything to say, I had the desire to say something.

No, let me revise that. I had the desire to be heard.

A family legend is that at the age of three I leaped on stage during my brother’s Christmas pageant at his elementary school and launched into an extemporaneous monologue in which I apparently demanded that the audience answer for being in “my mother’s house.” It was my very own toddlerized version of that Dean Martin bit where he steps up to the mic, starts at the sight of the audience, and asks, “How’d you all get in here?”

My God. Even at three I was a plagiarist.



Plagiarism is basic to all culture.— Pete Seeger


Plagiarist. The word is a snake. Writers loathe its greasy venom. All our worst nightmares begin with the accusation of plagiarism. Why? Because it impugns the myth that we are “original” and therefore “special” and “different.” But, even worse, “plagiarist” lives next -door to the accusation we most suspect to be truth: “fraud.”

To further torture the metaphor, “fraud” is a crack house — an urban blight easily cast out because it exists at an extreme so far from most people’s experience. You can always say: “That’s not me, I’m not an addict and a criminal,” and, as long as your shoes, clothes, and teeth are passable, have some benefit of the doubt.

“Plagiarist,” however, is the lawyer’s mansion with the obsessive-compulsively manicured lawn, mirrored hardwood floors, and massive library. “Plagiarist” is a rich and burnished space of unlimited resources, where a methodical investigator — a latter-day George Smiley — has made his fortune exposing everyone else. It’s only a matter of time before he turns his unblinking sight on you.

And the insidiously magnificent thing about the word “plagiarist” — as opposed to, say, “plagiarizer” — is the sinister double implication of mastery and serial offense. There’s something about that -ist at the end. It tops the injury of the accusation off with the insult of “and these are just the ones we’ve caught … but we’re on to you now.”

To this day I suspect, in the darkest corners of my guilty soul, that the cottage industry of quotes from famous writers and intellectuals endorsing some form of theft as the only way to evolve the culture is little else than a great, collective, preemptive strike. I’m reminded of the greatest, and most frequently ignored, truth in the PR business: “Go ugly early.”

“Go ugly early” basically means “Own it before they catch you.”

For example: had Bill Clinton admitted to his infidelities before the media caught on — the strategy goes — the scandal would have been short-circuited by blunt and factual admission. Tawdry speculation dies when perpetrators shine a harsh, specular light on their unpleasant truths and take responsibility.

There’s “plagiarists” and there’s “fucking plagiarists.” The former plagiarize by accident — or at least claim to with plausible deniability — they forgot they heard or read something somewhere and mistook the idea for their own, or skipped a footnote, or maybe they just had the same idea as someone else and are the unwitting victims of fate, and that’s their story, and they are sticking to it. The latter did it on purpose, they know damned well they did it, and they’ll deploy all the same arguments as the former to make sure you never know it.

Of course, not everyone gets away with it.

For the fucking plagiarist, the “early” in “Go ugly early” means “any time before someone else busts you.” Hence, I believe, all the quotes. The more flowery your defense of your own plagiarism before the truth comes out, the better. The more flowery your defense after, the more you come off looking like a fucking douche.

It’s all in the timing, you see.



Our souls as well as our bodies are composed of individual elements which were all already present in the ranks of our ancestors. The “newness” in the individual psyche is an endlessly varied recombination of age-old components.

— Carl Jung



Twelve years after the “Dean Martin incident,” I was a sophomore in high school. Bringing Great Honor to my people (a line I just stole from Mark Leyner’s bio page in his novel My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist), I was also co-founder and president of “Lunchbox Theater.” Tired of not being cast in our high school drama team productions by a faculty coach who hated the smug sight of me, I worked with another student on the idea of a side project for the school’s drama team.

(Her name was Stacie Ressler, and to this day she’d probably tell you I never gave her enough credit for our joint venture.)

The idea? We would write and perform short plays during the lunch recess, thus giving students the ability to, well … be heard.

Taking the sum of our ideas home, I quickly typed a proposal on my mother’s Royal typewriter, waved it in front of the drama coach’s face, and — based on her most cursory and dismissive wave-off of tentative approval — scheduled a meeting with the school principal to get permission to launch the project.

The meeting with the principal went like gangbusters. By the time our drama coach — a gloriously overworked sexagenarian with a vindictive streak mitigated by her rapidly eroding memory — realized what was going on, our first play, written by yours truly, was in production and the posters announcing the premiere were up in the school hallways.

Score one for the rebels.

This first play was called “Flicks” — and fitting for someone too young to have anything to say — it was about a movie mogul whose work was constantly interrupted by assorted caricatures of “industry types” inasmuch as I understood them. It was essentially a 10-minute vignette of even shorter vignettes taken from my impression of how Hollywood “worked” based on my obsessive viewing of the then-nascent Entertainment Tonight.

To everyone’s surprise but mine (my attempts at publicity included physically pulling people from the school hallway into the auditorium), “Flicks” attracted something of an audience. The smattering of applause we received was ultimate confirmation that my end run around our tyrannical drama coach had been a righteous move. It was also my first taste of that most addicting of sensations — the dragon everyone who puts pen to paper is chasing even if they want you to believe otherwise.

I had been heard.

I was also immediately overtaken by a sense of abject dread. Later in life, as a working television writer, I would come to understand that tensing of the chest as pretty much the normal state of my screenwriting brethren. This was our first show. We had committed to doing one of these plays every other week.

What were we going to do for an encore?



Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent.

— Jim Jarmusch



At the end of my junior year, I stepped down from the Lunchbox troupe’s leadership and settled into an emeritus role: producing and directing as many short plays as I could write. I could no longer pretend to be an outcast malcontent. I had become a generally popular member of the student body, the co-creator of a popular theater program, and pulling double duty as features editor of the school paper.

Even better, our new drama coach turned out to be an extraordinarily supportive mentor with a remarkable way of simultaneously encouraging me, giving me enough rope to hang myself, and calling me out on my general stupidity and arrogance.

I even went on a few dates and acquired written proof that at least one girl at the school found me “very handsome.”

By the time Huron High School released me, Lunchbox Theater had become an institution that would go on for almost a decade and a half after my graduation, and the yearly “Lunchbox Theater Festival” — which I had inaugurated after our second year — had become something of a highlight of the school year.

Moreover, other teachers started to pay attention to our little island of misfit toys … one of them was impressed enough by my leadership and the sheer volume of my output to nominate me for a scholarship from the National Council of Teachers of English. Another one of my teachers wrote a college letter of recommendation I aspire to live up to pretty much every day.

The xeroxed 8.5-by-11” posters of my accomplishments hung proudly on my childhood bedroom wall alongside posters for Lucas and Spielberg films. The titles of my plays were as silly as adolescence: “Flicks,” “Suburban Life,” “Table Talk,” “The Incredible Frampster,” “King Rex,” “Son of Rex,” “The Date,” “The Incredible Adventures of the Intrepid Teddy Potsdorf,” “Son of the Incredible Adventures of the Intrepid Teddy Potsdorf.”

Out of that collection, point your attention to title number two: “Table Talk.”

That’s my original sin. The act of plagiarism that defines my self-concept to this day. It is the smoking gun whose discovery I have spent three decades fearing.



I don’t think that you saw me do those jokes and said, “I’m going to tell those jokes, too.” I don’t think there’s a world where you’re that stupid. Or that bad a guy. […] I do think, though, that you’re like […] a rocket […] and your engines are sucking stuff up. Stuff is getting sucked up in your engines, like birds and bugs and some of my jokes. I think you saw me do them. I know you saw me do them, and I think they just went in your brain, and I don’t think you meant to do it, but I don’t think you stopped yourself either.

— “Louie” to “Dane Cook” fictionally addressing real-world accusations of plagiarism of Louis CK’s material by Cook. From the episode “Oh Louie/Tickets” of Louie



These are the facts:

On May 15 of 1982, the third-to-last sketch of Saturday Night Live was a two-hander entitled “Table Talk.”

The premise: cast member Tony Rosato played a rough-around-the-edges vulgarian food critic using a first-person, break-the-fourth-wall monologue to teach the audience how to defraud good restaurants of their wine. A less-than-competent waiter served as his foil. The sketch ended with Rosato telling the audience to tune in next week when he would teach them how to “stuff an entire salad bar into a doggie bag.”

Sometime in 1986, I wrote a short play about a stuck-up, manners-obsessed restaurant critic using a first-person, break-the-fourth-wall monologue to teach the audience the make-up of a perfect meal and the way a proper restaurant ought to go about serving it. The critic’s monologue was continually interrupted by such digressions as a noisy family with children, a tacky lounge singer on a date with a cheesy divorcée, and a Cuban hijacker with multiple personality disorder bent on redirecting the restaurant to Havana. An incompetent waiter and grotesquely stereotypical French maître d’ — who was more than a little derivative of John Cleese in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life — served as his foils.

“Table Talk” was performed three times by Lunchbox Theater: it premiered during a lunchtime recess in the fall semester and was subsequently revived as a curtain-raiser for the drama team’s spring production, and for the year-end festival. During my freshman year at Carnegie Mellon University, I convinced the extracurricular drama club to perform the play in one of the school’s restaurants.

“Table Talk” had its swan song in 1992 when the Flaming Gorilla Company — a troupe I formed with my friends to perform new work during the summers between college semesters — decided to go out with a bang by making our last-ever production a charity event/nostalgia fest for our high school theater company: “The Original Lunchbox Theater Festival.”

By the time this final production came around, “Table Talk” had metastasized to include the scene-stealing addition of an explosively flatulent restaurant patron.



Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion.

— T. S. Eliot



I have a great memory — maybe not photographic, but definitely classical realist. I can’t tell you with a straight face that I didn’t remember I hadn’t seen the SNL sketch when I sat down to write my “Table Talk” on that Royal typewriter at two in the morning on a dateless Friday night. That would be a lie.

Yes. I knew it. It’s why I went out of my way to write something radically different. I even considered changing the title to “Dinner Mints” because I realized in the forefront of my mind that, while I found the alliterative title positively beguiling, it would — quite rightfully — raise the dreaded specter of plagiarism.

To this day, I wish I had. I also wonder if I would be a different person for it.

The one thing I can’t figure out no matter how hard I rack my brain is whether I was a dumb kid who just sort of figured “who the hell has ever heard of this Saturday Night Live show anyway,” or whether I believed that I had changed so much of the structure and content of what I had seen that I convinced myself the title wasn’t going to matter …

Or whether I perversely reasoned that I had earned the right to keep the title because I had made so many “improvements” on the concept.

There are dark places in the mind that stubbornly resist the effort to excavate the irritating artifact whose removal will provide relief. Or maybe it’s just that there is no artifact and no relief is possible.

Maybe I just wanted to be heard.

I do know this: after the play went up for the first time, a girl on whom I harbored a massive crush asked me if I had ever seen a similarly themed sketch on Saturday Night Live a few years before. I denied all knowledge.

Before that, when my friends would call me out on quoting Monty Python or SCTV too liberally — which, by the way, was invariably — or whether I had invented my superhero “Galactic Cow” in the sixth grade not just out of a bovine obsession born of multiple childhood trips to my great uncle Vicente’s dairy farm, but also a misguided admiration of the Ted Knight sitcom Too Close for Comfort, I would generally sheepishly cop to it and go on my way without much moral injury. But this was somehow different. Nixonian levels of denial were the only way to go.

Frankly, I wish I had admitted to it and either retitled or withdrawn the play altogether, because I now believe it was at that moment — and not when I conceived of the possibility of making a thing taking themes from a sketch I had seen on a show one time — that I truly shamed myself.

I was a plagiarist already — but that’s the moment I became a fucking plagiarist.



All writing is in fact cut-ups. A collage of words read heard overheard. What else?

— William S. Burroughs



In the mid-aughts, then–Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan received what was widely reported as a half-million-dollar-plus contract for a novel she wrote in high school — How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life — and a projected sequel. The real-life story was sensational headline-bait: a high-achieving young woman of color writing an exceptional book about her coming-of-age experiences and getting richly rewarded for her hard work.

High-profile agents at William Morris and a movie deal followed.

Until the entire shitbox came crashing down when it was revealed that many passages of Viswanathan’s book bore a striking resemblance to the work of well-established and respected YA novelist Megan McCafferty.

Several excruciating months of accusations, denials, and outright class warfare followed. The color of her skin aside, Viswanathan’s “superhero origin story” was chock-full of signifiers of wealth and privilege: her parents, both physicians, had spent thousands to hire an “admissions coach” to help her get into Harvard, and it was this person who first recognized her literary genius. Cowed resignation followed, Viswanathan was duly, and — my waggish tone notwithstanding — rightfully, shamed.

Her book was pulled from the shelves and pulped.

By the time the dust settled and all the online and mainstream media outlets had their way with the carcass, Viswanathan had been proven beyond the shadow of a doubt to have not only lifted passages from McCafferty’s novels Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings, but also from Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries, Tanuja Desai Hidier’s Born Confused, Sophie Kinsella’s Can You Keep a Secret?, and even Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories. The Collective Detective — that legion of crime-busting journalists professional and amateur, armed with Google, PDFs, searchable ebook editions of the Western canon — had judged her not just a plagiarist, but a fucking plagiarist.

In her own defense, Viswanathan claimed that, yes, she had read those books, but that as she wrote her novel, she truly believed that she was writing her own voice and experience. Further along the line, she also explained that — because she does in fact have a photographic memory — it was quite possible that, in the rush of creation, her prodigious mental capacity did too good a job of transposing her experience of reading into those places where the words corresponded to her experience of life.

While calling “bullshit” may seem to be the only reasonable response to Viswanathan’s protestation — followed by a snide comment about how, even in contrition, Viswanathan just couldn’t stop herself from bragging about her prodigious gifts — I must admit I don’t find it entirely implausible.

When I was in the ninth grade, a substitute music teacher suggested to our choir that the way to “get good” at anything creative was to mimic the work of the masters. He even gave the example of how, when he was our age and learning his craft, he played his clarinet along to Benny Goodman records — matching Goodman note for note — until he achieved proficiency.

Now, I’d love to sell you on the notion that my “misunderstanding” of this kind man’s generous advice is what led to my own crimes — or that it in some way exonerates Viswanathan — but that would be unfair to him, and would let everyone off the hook way too easily. No, I need his words to make another point entirely that does not exonerate me in any way, but rather to ask a question …

How does a zygotic writer “play along to Benny Goodman?”

Around the same time as the Viswanathan scandal, another writer — Cassandra Clare — emerged from a shit storm of often scathing online criticism to publish her first novel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Clare’s previous incarnation had been as a popular writer of Harry Potter fan fiction. Like much other fanfic, her work was chock-full of “meta” in the form of lines of dialogue and plot points referencing other fantasy properties.

In Clare’s case, the Collective Detective appeared to be convinced that her fan fiction lifted the form and structure of an entire chapter from another fantasy novel for her own uses as well. Unlike Viswanathan, Clare answered her critics early and often — claiming that the echoes of the work of others in hers were an act of homage on her part. To the many who vociferously continue to make the detracting case online, Clare’s fanfic committed acts of straight-up plagiarism. To her, and her defenders, it simply did what is an essential component of fanfic: to conflate, aggregate, and flatter its influences through quotation.

Clare had the last laugh on her online critics. Her book series — which is unrelated to her Harry Potter fan fiction other than in being a fantasy portrayal of young people grappling with their entrance into a “hero’s journey” paradigm of magic and questing — has become a publishing phenomenon. Multiple sequels, prequels and equals — as well as a movie — followed. A TV series is currently in the works.

Viswanathan went on to law school, where she excelled academically, landed an enviable summer associate position, and presumably continues to flourish. A tragic footnote to her journey is that when her parents perished in an airplane crash in 2011, the story gained some news-cycle traction because of her notoriety.

Do a Google search and imagine yourself in the shoes of someone whose mother’s and father’s sudden and horrible passing at a young age (both were early fifties) was widely reported as the death of the parents of Harvard plagiarist Kaavya Viswanathan.



People are always talking about originality, but what do they mean? As soon as we are born, the world begins to work upon us, and this goes on to the end. What can we call our own except energy, strength, and will? If I could give an account of all that I owe to great predecessors and contemporaries, there would be but a small balance in my favor.

— Goethe



I followed the Viswanathan plagiarism scandal with great interest, and great dread.

As the Collective Detective pulled apart Viswanathan’s novel, finding all of her legitimate lifts from other authors, I couldn’t help but ask myself a question. What young person’s creative work — even one without such flagrant steals — could possibly hide its influences against that level of fine-toothed scrutiny?

Between high school and college, I wrote or co-wrote some 26 pieces for the stage including one-acts, a full-length play, and the book for a musical. I wrote a weekly column for my college paper, and occasionally contributed movie reviews and an additional editorial column. I even sent back dispatches from a semester in London. I also performed two one-man monologue shows. How is that level of output not going to, in some way, reflect every idea that came over the transom?

Hell, my entire adolescent psyche was an act of intellectual plagiarism made in rehearsal for something that would eventually become an adult life — and I dare you, dear reader, to claim that anything you did in your formative years was anything different.

If you read my journals, you will find a boy who was certain that he would spend a lifetime upholding the undeniable and enduring value of post-structuralism by way of Eco and Baudrillard … followed by the undeniable and enduring value of Sartrean Existentialism … and then Camusian Existentialism, and then Brechtian Marxism vis-à-vis the theater audience as a metaphor for humanity at large, and then Liberation Theology, and then Ayn Randian Objectivism, and — by the end of my senior year of college — morose and resigned Orwellian truth-telling socialism.

I was playing along with Benny Goodman, and the varied institutions responsible for my growth and development threw Benny Goodmans at me as fast as I could listen to their LPs.

Unlike Viswanathan, I had the good fortune of not having anything I wrote mistaken for mature professional work and bought for a fortune. I had the lucky break of not being covered as a phenom by the world press. I had the privilege of not being the voice of my race, class, or generation in any way whatsoever. What I was given was space to experiment, and — most importantly — fail.

Which I did. Often.

I was also lucky for the tutelage of a legion of patient teachers and peers who sometimes by honest criticism and guidance, and others by open derision, forced me to find my own voice as opposed to borrowing those of others. Or at least borrowing without citing.

That’s right. Somewhere in that unconscionably protracted period of gestation, even this slow learner caught on to that truth to which the entire world expects all true writers to be born — because it’s clearly a one-strike-and-you’re-out offense.

“Thou shalt not be a fucking plagiarist.”

It was for the best that it took so long for me to learn this lesson, and even longer to gain some proficiency and become a professional in my field. As any legitimate prodigy will tell you — accused beneficiary of “nepotism” Lena Dunham comes to mind — being anointed “child genius” and given a showy and much-publicized financial boon for preternaturally brilliant work is the world’s biggest “kick me” sign. Few are hated more than the young, gifted, and perceived as unfairly munificent.

And woe betide the ones lacking the cunning to cover their sins adequately, because these days, the judges, juries, and executioners all have Google.

As for Cassandra Clare, if she did, in fact commit acts beyond mere homage, they all took place in the gray-market world of fanfic, which is not for profit, not covered by mainstream media, and has only recently led a very selected few to mass-market glory (as evidenced by E. L. James, who pioneered her blockbusting Fifty Shades of Grey series as Twilight fanfic, and Clare herself).

The difference between plagiarism and fucking plagiarism, it seems, has as much to do with context, intent, venue, and — some would say most importantly — the material gains, as it does the act itself.

Though Clare suffered a great deal of madness, rage, and abuse from a large segment of the Harry Potter online fan community, she wasn’t exposed to the world at large by journalists, nor was she publicly stripped of her contracts, and labeled a plagiarist by The New York Times and others to the point where the indictment would go so far as become the lede in the story of her parents’ death. Clare did, apparently, change the spelling of her last name from “Claire” and deleted her fanfic from the web, presumably in order to avoid lingering associations between her “profic” career and the controversies of her previous incarnation.

Clare was smart, or lucky — or both, or neither — to do all her throat-clearing, rehearsals for prolificity, and playing along with Benny Goodman in a world where the watchers are limited to fandom, the financial stakes don’t get you labeled the Mozart of the YA world and put a target on your back, and — at the end of the day — you are still playing in someone else’s sandbox and are not liable unless you turn a profit without permission. It wasn’t until she had earned her thick hide — and, presumably, the ability to mask her influences appropriately — that Clare moved into the mainstream world of Urban Fantasy. Whatever she did or didn’t do took place during a productive but still gestational moment in her writing career.

Of course these are all excuses. Nothing exonerates me for “Table Talk.”

I am still a fucking plagiarist.



If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.

— Wilson Mizner



Plagiarism may be the only crime in which the cover-up ultimately generates far more profit for the perpetrator than the stolen object.

One of the more interesting aspects of getting my start as a television writer in the pre–Second Golden Era TV of the 1990s was getting to work with a number of people who had cut their teeth back when television was REALLY disreputable: the 1970s and ’80s.

Aside from getting the general impression that TV in the ’80s was essentially Mad Men with cocaine, I found many of my superiors to have a very interesting attitude toward … well, if not plagiarism, at least appropriation.

Among the older generation of executive and co-executive producers, the guys who had worked for Stephen J. Cannell, Glen Larson, and their ilk, the running joke was “television is the original derivative medium.”

Among the younger writer/producers occupying mid-level positions ­­— the people with whom a rookie writer like myself had the most contact — there was a general disdain for the old guard. Many of these upstarts, who later did, in fact, help bring about the current Golden Age, saw themselves as renegades eager to wrest TV from thieving forebears.

A great deal of their contempt found voice in accusations of plagiarism and fraud. The most salient accusation was always thrown at “this guy who worked at Cannell.”

To this day, no one has conclusively told me who “this guy” was, even though I have heard the story told several times. I sometimes wonder if “this guy who worked at Cannell” was the TV equivalent of “this girl I met at summer camp.”

Anyway, “this guy” was legendary for setting up his 22-episode seasons of television by writing on a white board a list of all the classic films he wanted to rip off that year and handing out the titles as assignments to his staff.

Of course, the guys who told the story about “this guy who worked at Cannell” always portrayed themselves as shocked and horrified by the blatant plagiarism. At the same time, they gladly took the paycheck to write “the Die Hard episode” or “the Rashomon episode,” and, of course, the hardy perennial, “The Most Dangerous Game episode.” God knows I have.

One thing was always clear — even if on occasion we in the rank and file are forced to do the bidding of a hack showrunner who has no scruples about being a fucking plagiarist — those of us who tell the story of “this guy” are never the hacks or the thieves. That’s the point of the tale. It’s a totemic object of immunity, like on Survivor. The dishy tale of “this guy” is a shibboleth that alights to others that we too are in the fraternity of Those Who Know Better.

That’s why it’s always someone else. That’s why it’s “this guy who worked at Cannell.” We’re not the thieves. We are the ones who are self-aware and self-referential. We’re the ones who excoriate the thieves and occasionally bear with gritted teeth the stark and unpleasant necessities of our trade. We are the ones who say clever things in the writers room like “yes, you’ve seen it before, but not with these actors” and “that idea is so brilliant I have NO choice but to steal it and claim it for my own” while we bide our time until we can call the shots and chisel True Original Stories from the living rock of our beloved medium.

Inside every writer lives the fantasy that our worst and most derivative work is the result of someone else’s influence. Happenstance may occasionally make plagiarists out of us … but we sure as shit ain’t fucking plagiarists.



It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.

— Jean-Luc Godard



I will always remember my first year in TV as the one in which not one but three major network television shows flagrantly ripped off John Carpenter’s The Thing.

The venerable The X-Files — currently, though erroneously, thought to be above such shenanigans — even went as far as to stage their episodic riff on Carpenter’s paranoid tale of serial possession by an alien parasite found in the ice near a desolate arctic ice station in … well … an arctic ice station.

They even titled the episode “Ice.”

Coming in second was seaQuest DSV and … well … that program actually ripped off The Thing twice in the same season. Apparently, the series’s warring showrunners each had the same brainstorm individually, and then refused to budge on who would withdraw the script written without the other’s knowledge. In one, the cause of the possession of successive crew members was a helmet from the lost continent of Atlantis, in the other, an ancient chest found in an undersea mining colony.

Coming in third was Earth 2, which substituted an alien parasite found in the ice for … well, an alien parasite found in the ice.

The ugly truth of the matter is this: as respectable as television may have become in the last 20 years, showrunners still have to produce a fuckton of hours of entertainment. When the beast must be fed at regular intervals on pain of death, the real test of originality is how far you can stretch the trope until it’s no longer recognizable as the trope — preferably while finding some sort of resonant human context to which a broadcast audience of millions of all races, creeds, and colors can relate.

When a show becomes popular and produces 22 hours a year — for many years — those who love the show ultimately remember the characters, the great moments they shared, and the few truly standout stories in the overall narrative miasma. Few of the fans — even at their most obsessive-compulsive — actually remember that the individual story of the episode in which their beloved weekly visitors first kissed, or had some other such watershed moment, was probably something as hackneyed as the “Most Dangerous Game episode.”

The amusing truth of the matter is this: often — especially in a mature career in a medium with six decades of mass visibility — you will hear a pitch that is derivative of something that was, itself, derivative of something else that the pitcher is not aware of. More than once I have heard a younger writer say, “Do you remember that old episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where Riker passes out in the teaser and wakes up 16 years later as captain of the Enterprise, but he can’t remember anything … and he cleverly realizes that his amnesia is really a Romulan ruse to get him to give up sensitive information?” only to be shocked when told, “Yeah, it was a takeoff from an even older James Garner movie — based on a Roald Dahl short story — where he’s an Allied spy who passes out before the D-Day invasion, wakes up in a U.S. Army Hospital six years later, and can’t remember anything, then cleverly realizes that his amnesia is a German ruse to extract from him the location of the invasion.”

Derivation is the air we breathe.

And yet there’s “Table Talk.”



We live among ideas much more than we live in nature.

— Saul Bellow



As I walked off the Emmy stage into the dark backstage of the Shrine Auditorium with the cast of Lost and my fellow writer/producers after earning the award for Best Drama, I entertained the thought of how quickly and easily all of this could be taken away from me if anyone found out — and decided to make a Viswanathanian stink about — “Table Talk.”

It wasn’t anomalous for me to entertain that thought at the time. I have dined with that unwelcome guest on the average of three to six times a day, every day, for the past thirty years (alongside other, better known, hits from the depressives’ jukebox, including the classics “I hate myself and I want to die” and “oh God, oh God, why was I born such a revolting troll?”).

Tick-tock-tick-tock-Table-Talk. Tick-tock-tick-tock-Table-Talk.

“Table Talk” was produced at my university. Even if it was extracurricular — for no school grade or profit — the production was funded by a student activities fee levied on every one of the school’s attendees. How do I know the administration won’t take back my degree after reading this?

How do I know that the National Council of Teachers of English couldn’t retroactively rescind the scholarship that sent me there?

How do I know that when the sixth episode of the second season of Helix — the show on which I have toiled as a co-executive producer for the past two years — hits the air, someone isn’t going to think that my use of the line “this is a cleansing moment of clarity,” my little homage to Paddy Chayefsky’s Network, is now beyond the pale in the context of these confessions?

How do I know that the very act of putting these thoughts to keyboard won’t result in some sort of archaeological examination of my life’s work leading to the final determination that — as a fucking plagiarist — I am essentially unfit to continue doing the only thing I have ever wanted to do?

How do I know that someone isn’t going to figure that the time has come to gut this son of a bitch once and for all?



There’s no negotiating with plagiarists, Dubbie — you take credit for a man’s ideas, you rob his spirit!

— “The Middleman,” from the episode “The Boy-Band Superfan Interrogation” of the television series The Middleman, written by Jordan Rosenberg, created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach



In 2006, Marvel Comics asked me to create a new hero. All they wanted was to name the character “Wraith,” as they owned the name. I came up with the idea of a space zombie — a dead man whose body was reanimated by an alien entity that remains symbiotically bonded to his skin and consumes the souls of others: a power that the grimly revenge-obsessed Wraith occasionally used to vanquish his foes.

Wraith was the Man with No Name in space. At first I loved him in all of his goth glory — I was certain I had created Wolverine by way of The Dark Knight for the Hot Topic set. When I talked to my editor about the character during the heady early days of the project, we were so excited that we even schemed to see Wraith become one of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” (a comic series that was about to be relaunched in the publishing event of which Wraith was part) in much the same way that Spider-Man had once joined the Fantastic Four.

That was until I told a high school friend about Wraith’s oil-slick black body-suit and poncho-like cloak, his pale skin, white hair, and the polymorphous weapon (sometimes it was a sword, sometimes it was a raygun) he wielded with all his might … and he quickly convinced me that I had ripped off Michael Moorcock’s Elric.

Okay: to be fair, he didn’t “convince” me. He only dropped the suggestion in my mind — and my immediate response was to exasperatedly shriek, “I’ve never read Elric!”

And it was legit. I never had. Seriously — I have, as I’ve said, a classical-realist memory and I’d definitely remember reading a whole series of novels about the ultraviolent adventures of a soul-sucking albino goth. And, frankly, if I were to rip off Elric, I would have done more to cover my goddamn tracks than putting the motherfucker in space and changing the color of his eyes from red to black.

But all I could think about was “Table Talk.” All I could think about was wanting to make my mark once and for all without being a fucking plagiarist.

On the verge of a full-blown nervous breakdown, I spent a sleepless night doing all the internet research I could on Moorcock’s Melnibonéan fantasy stories, trying to figure out how I might have known them — and combing my own library for clues as to how I might have come up with an idea so derivative of someone else’s work. I became convinced that this was not “Table Talk” all over again, but something far more insidious: a criminal impulse that had, having been tamped down over time, now taken up residence in my unconscious mind.

By the time I called my editor the following morning — pure confession in my now ragged and sleep-deprived voice, convinced that this was the moment of my final unveiling — and told him the entire project had to be scrapped, I had also convinced myself that I had ripped off everyone from Bram Stoker to Anne Rice to Dan Simmons.

Of course, the first thing my editor asked was, “Have you even read Elric?” I replied, “Absolutely not!” and that was kind of that. Actually, that wasn’t kind of that — I spent the next 15 minutes trying to convince this poor man that I am a fucking plagiarist. But he just wasn’t having it.

Duly talked off the ledge, I hung up the phone and quickly decided that my world-class meltdown had probably just destroyed both the character’s and my own long-term future in comics. Well, the freak-out, but also the truth that I had managed to create an utterly derivative character all by myself.

To this day, when the phone rings from Marvel Comics — usually in the form of a young and newly installed editor who likes my work from a few years back and thinks it’d be nifty to collaborate — I open the conversation by asking, “Are you sure you want to work with me? You do know I’m crazy, right?”

It’s self-fulfillingly self-destructive, I know. But everyone deserves fair warning.



I’m not gonna sit here and plead not guilty. […] If you watch comedy eight hours a day, something will register, and it’ll come out. And if it happened, I said, “I apologize. I’ll pay you for this.” But I wasn’t going out of my way to go fucking grave robbing. ’Cause if you’re on top, they’re gonna look for your ass. […] And there’s lots of people who took entire mannerisms from me. It’s not something I can get mad about. It’s flattery. It’s great. When it happens the other way around, you’re just supposed to smile.

— Robin Williams, Rolling Stone magazine, February 21, 1991



It makes perfect sense that my childhood idol was dogged by allegations of plagiarism for much of his professional life.

But you know what I truly loved about Robin Williams? The thing he did that freed my mind and inspired me to be something other than who I was? It was how his turbo-charged brain combined and recombined disparate elements into a cohesive absurdist whole.

The Byzantinely circular, free-associative part of Robin Williams’s early, cocaine-fueled work (even though at the time I wouldn’t have known cocaine from lemon/lime Tang) was to me what punk rock, a skateboard, and hand-painted Doc Martens were to my way-cooler contemporaries.

Williams’s pioneering collage-and-remix bits — like “Elmer Fudd sings Bruce Springsteen,” the “Soviet Suppressions” that kicked off his album Reality, What a Concept, his Shakespeare pastiche (“the moon, like a testicle, hangs low in the sky!”), the digressive riff where he goes to the prom on acid (“No, Mr. Smith, I’ll have Becky back in this dimension real soon! Wings! We’ve got to get those snakes coming out of your eyes fixed!”), or even how he once greeted a swell of applause from the audience by shouting “GIVE US BARABBAS!” — hit me with the force of shattering cosmic revelation. All his flights of illogical, yet comedically sensical, and emotionally real, insanity made me feel like I was watching a kindred soul broadcasting Truth from a far more advanced place on the spectrum of consciousness.

Robin Williams’s comedy explained the world with the same labyrinthine framework with which I understood popular culture: speed, juxtaposition, and incongruity.

He spoke the way I processed the then-nascent 100-channel universe — where the still-standing UHF channels routinely programmed Hazel in close proximity to Ultraman, in close proximity to scrambled, pre-internet softcore, and a new thing called MTV featured five-minute programs of constantly changing genre 24 hours a day.

In every creator’s life there is one icon in the culture who seems to reach out from the television screen, or the stage or page, or the hi-fi speaker, and says, “I make a living using the skills you hope to someday develop — it’s okay for you to move ahead, it can be done.” Even though it was George Lucas and Star Wars that made me want to tell stories for a living, it was Robin Williams — even though he was a comic and I desired to be something very different — who showed me how I wanted to tell those stories.

Before you think all the hand-wringing confession that has gone before this was merely a Trojan Horse into yet another think piece about our postmodern condition of sampling, ripping, appropriating, and recontextualizing, let me make one thing absolutely clear. Robin Williams stole jokes: it wasn’t cool, he eventually copped to it, and I consider that example with the same weight as I do what I learned from his rapid-fire comedic stylings.

The reason I bring up Robin Williams is not just to expiate the piece of my psyche on the table, but to suggest that there is another, gentler part of my consciousness that, on occasion, whispers — in a pacifying Jeff Bridges–like drawl — something along the lines of “Duuude … go a little easy on yourself, lest you forget, your childhood idol committed suicide … and that Marvel thing’s kinda nuts!”

Why shouldn’t I be a little more forgiving of the venal sins of my teenaged self?

Seriously, I live in a media universe in which a man who is arguably the most influential filmmaker of the past thirty years emerged from widespread accusations that his first film Reservoir Dogs was lifted lock-stock-and-barrel from Ringo Lam’s Hong Kong New Wave film City on Fire …

A director whose last two films, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, literally include in their very names the titles of the pulp war film and spaghetti western that served as partial inspirations (The Inglorious Bastards and Django … and interestingly, the latter was subject to countless rip-offs due to its own success, all bearing the “Django” name in the title) …

Indeed, for the vast majority of my adult life, Quentin Tarantino — whose mastery of collage is, to be fair, matched only by his peerless ability with dialogue and scene structure — has been one of if not THE standard-bearer for art and innovation in screenwriting. That alone says more than a million online think pieces about our culture of appropriation.

So why can’t I stop hating myself and forgive myself for being a fucking plagiarist?

There are dark places in the mind that stubbornly resist the effort to excavate the irritating artifact whose removal will provide relief. Or maybe it’s just that there is no artifact and no relief is possible.

Or maybe I just want to be heard.

Or maybe it’s something even worse. Something that is equal parts mercenary and pathetic.



Don’t quote other movies. Don’t tell a story someone else could tell better.

— Wim Wenders



A few weeks ago, I was at a friend’s birthday party.

A mutual acquaintance — a fledgling writer who has yet to land her first gig on a television series — tells me about the various jobs she has taken to make ends meet until her ship comes in. One of the more recent ones was at least fun because it required her to watch TV for a paycheck.

That sounds cool. I ask her to tell me more. She explains that she spent several months watching and transcribing broadcast materials, and writing summaries, for an app commemorating Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary.

The app’s main selling point? On-demand access to every sketch ever performed by the Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Players and their assorted descendants.

“Every sketch?”

I emit the closest I will ever come to that horrible cliché, the audible gulp.

She smiles, trying to read me. To her, this conversation is about little else than the scope of her work in what was a transiently pleasurable temporary occupation. My mood turns a deeper shade with each passing word as I try to maintain my outward composure. I choke back the black bile rapidly gathering in my throat.

I return home from the party, head for my computer, and type the words “I am a fucking plagiarist.”

Time to go ugly early.



As we manipulate everyday words, we forget that they are fragments of ancient and eternal stories, that we are building our houses with broken pieces of sculptures and ruined statues of gods.

— Bruno Schulz



I’d like to share something with you. Something I learned exactly 48 hours ago when I began researching this piece.

On January 24, 1976 — four years before I immigrated to the United States from Puerto Rico … years before the widespread availability of cable television would have allowed me to watch American network TV in my homeland … long before I’d hear the words “Saturday Night Live,” or “Robin Williams” … a full 18 months before the world premiere of Star Wars, much less its run in Spanish-language theaters … and six years before the broadcast of the sketch that moved me to become a fucking plagiarist — the sixth sketch of the 11th episode of the first season of Saturday Night Live featured guest hosts Dudley Moore and Peter Cook performing one of their celebrated comedy routines from the ’60s.

The premise? A food critic attempts to interview the incompetent proprietor of a truly horrible restaurant with hilarious consequences.

The sketch was titled “Table Talk.”


Don’t shoot a western if you don’t like horses.
— Wim Wenders


          Hello, Universe   
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          Episode 103: Sci-Fi's Influence on Technology, Walter Koenig Interview, Star Trek New Voyages and more.   
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          Doc's Computer Zone    
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This is show 101. On today's show I'm talking about the latest computer and geek news. Including; Star Trek 2.0 on G4, Running Windows on a Mac, You Tube and Myspace.com, A dvd review of "Lost in Space" Season 3, ABC and Disney putting free video on their web site. Enjoy the show.
          Test - Star Trek Bridge Crew, un pont trop bien   
Il y a quelques mois, mon partenaire de zinc dans un rade de quartier m’avait assuré que le futur de la réalité virtuelle, ce serait le jeu de société. "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, les adaptations du Loup-Garou de Tiercelieu, de Catane, tout ça, c’est tellement garanti, j’te parie un verre là dessus. - Pour Keep Talking, d’accord" que je lui dis, "mais on fait comment pour les autres ? Chacun chez soi et tout ça en ligne ? Y a pas assez de joueurs en VR, mon gars. Puis tu vas faire quoi ? Causer tout seul en slip dans ton F1 miteux à des gens que tu connais pas ? La gueule. Et j’te parle même pas des gens mariés, des jeunes parents et de la solitude pour les anglophobes". Il a souri, puis marmonné dans son verre que je n’étais qu’un immonde pisse-froid qui lui devrait bientôt une pinte. Aujourd'hui et après une petite huitaine d’heures passée sur le Star Trek : Bridge Crew d’Ubisoft, me voilà bien embêté. Je crois bien que je dois une bière à ce type, mais j’ai l’impression que lui m’en doit une également.
          Villámhírek – 2017.05.22.   
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           5.7. (Mi): Star Trek - Enterprise (Enterprise)   
Star Trek - Enterprise: Puls 8 (Schweiz), Start: 05.07.
          Ask Alan: Should ‘Star Trek’ Fans Be Worried About ‘Star Trek: Discovery’?   
If Bob Odenkirk did The Office, who could have played Saul Goodman? Why did an Orange Is the New Black regular not appear in season 5?
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          The 2017-18 New TV Class   
The 2017-18 New TV Class

Last week, we took a look at which TV shows have been cancelled, and which have been renewed. Today, we’re checking out trailers and/or synopses for some of the new shows we’ll most likely see on our small screens during the 2017-18 TV season.

After watching the trailers, head to the comments to chat!

ABC

Alex, Inc.

Alex, who’s in his mid-30s with a wife and two kids, makes the crazy decision to quit his good job and dive into the brave new world of starting a business. (Based on the podcast, StartUp.)

The Crossing (Midseason)

Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future.

Deception (Midseason)

Superstar magician Cameron Black is bringing his skill for illusion to the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career.

For the People (Midseason)

Set in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," this legal drama follows brand new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high profile and high stakes cases in the country—all as their personal lives intersect.

The Good Doctor

A young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?

The Gospel of Kevin

Kevin, a down-on-his-luck man, is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.

Marvel’s Inhumans

An isolated community of superhumans fight to protect themselves.

The Mayor

A struggling hip-hop artist runs for mayor to promote his mix-tape and wins.

Roseanne (Midseason)

The groundbreaking family comedy returns, with the original cast.

Splitting Up Together (Midseason)

The story of a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.

Ten Days in the Valley

About an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane's world—and her controversial police series—implodes.

CBS

9JKL

An out-of-work actor attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family, while he lives in the apartment between his parents and his brother, sister-in-law, and their baby.

Me, Myself, and I

A comedy examines one man's life over a 50-year span. It explores three distinct periods in his life - as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.

Seal Team

Follow the lives of elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them.

Star Trek: Discovery (Premiering on TV, but then moving to the CBS All Access app)

No official synopsis yet, but it’s a new Star Trek show that’s set about 10 years prior to the events of the original series.

S.W.A.T.

Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

Wisdom of the Crowd

A tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco.

Young Sheldon

The early life of child genius Sheldon, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.

The CW

Dynasty

Follows two of America's wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Valor

The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions.

Black Lightning

A retired superhero becomes a vigilante for justice.

Life Sentence

When Stella finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she's going to have to learn to live with all the choices she's made when she decided to "live like she was dying."

Fox

Ghosted

A skeptic is forced to work with a firm believer of the paranormal on unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles.

The Gifted

In a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear, an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.

The Orville

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 300 years in the future.

LA > Vegas

An ensemble workplace comedy, set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, about a group of underdogs who’re trying to find their place in the world and who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life.

The Resident

An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.

NBC

A.P. Bio (Midseason)

A former philosophy professor who takes a job teaching AP biology and uses his students to get back at the people in his life who have wronged him.

The Brave

The complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.

Champions (Midseason)

Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.

Good Girls (Midseason)

Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

The Handmade Project (Midseason)

No synopsis for this yet, but it stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, and I think we can assume from the title that they’ll be making things.

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

Reverie (Midseason)

A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

Rise (Midseason)

A working class high school drama department and the students come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.

Will & Grace

An encore 11 years in the making. It’ll take Will, Jack and Karen to convince Grace it’s a good idea.


I’m definitely looking forward to Star Trek: Discovery—regardless of its plot—and I think The Crossing and The Gifted sound fascinating. (The Gifted is also somehow connected to the X-Men?) Ghosted, of course, looks to be an excellent buddy cop show. Most of the other shows seem like the same ol’, same ol’, but that’s not surprising.

Oh, and The Orville looks like a bad version of Galaxy Quest and/or Hyperdrive, both of which I love.

Anything pique your interest? Let’s discuss below.


          Everyone’s A Red Shirt Here: No Character In Star Trek: Discovery Is Safe   
Well then.
          Comment on Free Speech & Feeling Unsafe by Michael LaBossiere   
An interesting analogy; I especially like the mix of classical myth with Star Trek mythology.
          Assistir Helix 2 Temporada Legendado Online   
Assistir Helix 2 Temporada Legendado Online
Assistir Helix 2 Temporada Legendado Online.Na história, um grupo de cientistas do Centro de Controle de Epidemias luta contra o tempo para descobrir a cura de uma doença que se espalha rapidamente em um centro de pesquisas no Ártico. O grupo é liderado pelo Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell, de The Killing), patologista dedicado ao trabalho, o que o leva ter dificuldades de lidar com relacionamentos pessoais e sociais. Sua esposa, a Dra. Kimberly Walker (Kyra Zagorsky), o traiu com seu próprio irmão, o Dr. Paul Farragut (Neil Napier, de Bullet in the Face). Agora sozinho, ele se vê obrigado a cuidar de Paul que foi infectado com a estranha doença. No elenco também estão Hiroyuki Sanada (Revenge), Mark Ghanimé (Emily Owens, M.D.), Jordan Hayes, Meegwun Fairbrother, Neil Napier, Catherine Lemieux, e Jerry Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Body of Proof) em participações recorrentes.

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          Cancelled or Renewed? Status of CBS TV Shows   

Here's the status of CBS and CBS All Access TV shows like 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 48 Hours: NCIS, 60 Minutes, 9JKL, The Amazing Race, American Gothic, Angel from Hell, The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Big Brother: Over the Top, Blue Bloods, BrainDead, Bull, By the Book, Candy Crush, The Case Of, CBSN: On Assignment, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Doubt, Elementary, The Good Fight, Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Hunted, Instinct, Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, MacGyver (2016), Madam Secretary, Man with a Plan, Me Myself & 1, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Odd Couple (2015), Pure Genius, Ransom, Rush Hour, Salvation, Scorpion, Seal Team, Star Trek: Discovery, Superior Donuts, Survivor, Swat, Training Day, Undercover Boss, Wisdom of the Crowd, Young Sheldon, Zoo, ...

The post Cancelled or Renewed? Status of CBS TV Shows appeared first on canceled TV shows - TV Series Finale.


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          The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in July   

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for subscribers to Netflix Instant, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime. With so many different streaming services, it can be hard to keep track of them all—especially if you belong to more than one service. Below, we present to you the ultimate streaming guide. We’ll let you decide which service has the best new titles. (All titles arrive July 1 unless otherwise specified.)

Netflix

Must Watch

Best in Show (2000)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Good Watch

Delicatessen (1991)
Emma
(1996)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Punch Drunk Love (2002)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (July 18)
Titanic (1997)

Family Watch

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (2016)
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Disney’s The Mighty Ducks
(1992)
The Land Before Time (1988)
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994)
The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

Whale Watch

Free Willy (1993)

If You’re Bored

The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Boat Trip (2001)
Capo “El amo del tunel” Season 1
Caramel (2007)
Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)
Dad (1989)
Deep Water Season 1
El Barco Season 1
Here Alone (2016)
Hostages (Israel) Season 2
The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo) (2016)
Jackass: Number Two (2006)
Last Night (2010)
Liar’s Dice (2013)
The Longest Yard (2005)
Mixed Signals (1997)
Offspring Season 6
The Originals Season 4
Out of Thin Air (2017)
Police Academy (1984)
Proof of Life (2000)
Spawn: The Movie (1997)
Spice Up Season 1
Taking Lives (2004)
The Truth Is in the Stars (2017)
The Ultimatum Season 1
Unriddle (TV series)
Unriddle II (TV series)
Witnesses Season 2
World at Your Feet Season 1
Yes We Can! Season 1
Yours Fatefully Season 1
Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (2013)
El Chema Season 1 (July 2)
Diamond Cartel (2017) (July 3)
Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story (2013) (July 3)
iZombie Season 3 (July 4)
Butter (2011) (July 6)
Speech & Debate (2017) (July 6)
The Void (2016) (July 6)
1 Mile to You (Life at These Speeds) (2017) (July 7)
Bad Santa 2 (2016) (July 8)
Horse Dancer (2017) (July 8)
Lion (2016) (July 9)
Gabriel Iglesias Presents The Gentleman Jerry Rocha (2015) (July 11)
Rake Season 4 (July 15)
West Coast Customs Season 4 (July 15)
A Cowgirl’s Story (2017) (July 17)
Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness (2017) (July 17)
Uncertain Glory (1944) (July 17)
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Season 3 (July 18)
Pretty Little Liars (Season 7B) (July 20)
Railroad Tigers (2016) (July 22)
Victor (2015) (July 24)
Munroe Island (2015) (July 25)
After The Reality (2016) (July 31)
Being Mary Jane: The Series Season 4 (July 31)
Checkpoint (2017) (July 31)
Dark Night (2016) (July 31)
Taking Earth (2017) (July 31)

New Original Programming and Exclusive Premieres

The Standups Season 1 (July 4)
Castlevania Season 1 (July 7)
Dawn of the Croods Season 4 (July 7)
Degrassi: Next Class Season 4 (July 7)
Luna Petunia Season 2 (July 7)
Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile (2017) (July 14)
Chasing Coral (2017) (July 14)
Friends From College Season 1 (July 14)
To the Bone (2017) (July 14)
Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say (July 18)
Ari Shaffir: Double Negative: Collection (July 18)
Last Chance U Season 2 (July 21)
Ozark Season 1 (July 21)
The Worst Witch Season 1 (July 21)
Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special (July 25)
Daughters of Destiny Season 1 (July 28)
The Adventures of Puss in Boots Season 5 (July 28)
The Incredible Jessica James (2017) (July 28)

HBO

Must Watch

The Dark Knight (2008)

Good Watch

About a Boy (2002)
American Gigolo (1980)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Leatherheads (2008)
Minority Report (2002)
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Panic Room (2002)
Platoon (1986)
The Rose (1979)
Selena (1997)
Solaris (2002)
Soul Food (1997)
Thirteen (2003)

Nostalgia Watch

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Family Watch

Bean (1997)
Richie Rich
(1994)

If You’re Bored

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
Cobra (1986)
Heartburn (1986)
Johnny Handsome (1989)
K-Pax (2001)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Le Divorce (2003)
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Mimic (Extended Version) (1997)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Next Day Air (2009)
Over Her Dead Body (2008)
Pearl Harbor (Extended Version) (2001)
Watchmen (Extended Version) (2009)
The Women (2008)
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (Extended Version) (2008)

New Original Programming

HBO First Look: War for the Planet of the Apes (July 3)
Words That Built America (July 4)
Tour De Pharmacy (July 8)
The Defiant Ones, Documentary Event Premiere (July 9)

“Estrenos en Español”

El Cerdo (aka The Pig) (2015)
La Invitación (aka Sleepover) (2016)
Esteban (1973) (July 7)
Rara (2016) (July 14)
Truman (2015) (July 21)
Las Horas Contadas (2016) (July 28)

Amazon

Must Watch

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Good Watch

48 Hrs. (1982)
Braveheart (1995)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Bull Durham (1988)
Chef (2014) (July 28)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) (July 4)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Elephant (1989)
The General (1998)
The Hunt For Red October (1990)
Kingpin (1996)
The Letter (1940)
Manhattan (1979)
Married to the Mob (1988)
Rescue Dawn (2007)
The Salesman (2016) (July 6)
Up in the Air (2009)

Nostalgia Watch

Agent Cody Banks (2003)
The First Wives Club (1996)
Flashdance (1983)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Scrooged (1988)
Sliding Doors (1998) (July 9)

Trekkie Watch

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek Vll: Generations (1994)
Star Trek VIII: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek IX: Insurrection (1998)

Whale Watch

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Wa da Tah Watch

Pootie Tang (2001)

If You’re Bored

1 Dead Party (2014)
14 Women (2007)
18 Swirling Riders (1977)
The 28th Day: Wrath of Steph (2010)
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Abolition (2013)
Air: The Musical (2010)
All American Zombie Drugs (2013)
Amnesiac (2013)
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Appetite (1998)
Area 51 (2015)
The Artworks (2003)
Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
Bandits (2001)
BigFoot Wars (2014)
Blind Heat (2000)
Blood Moon Rising (2010)
Blood Reaper (2004)
Boomerang (1992)
Boricua (2004)
Bumblef**k, USA (2013)
Bunnyman Massacre (2014)
Carne: The Taco Maker (2014)
Carnies (2010)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Cold Mountain (2003)
The Corrupted (2013)
Crystal River (2008)
Cutthroat Island (1995)
Day We Met (1990)
Dead Evidence (2001)
Death Wish IV: The Crackdown (1987)
Destination Vegas (1995)
Dilemma (1997)
Dirt Merchant (1999)
Dragonblade (2004)
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Drunk Wedding (2015)
The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)
Flipping (1997)
Fly Me to the Moon (2008)
Foreign Fields (2000)
Frankenstein Reborn (2014)
Free Money (1999)
Frozen Kiss (2009)
G Men from Hell (2000)
Gene-Fusion (2011)
Get Well Soon (2001)
Ghost Bride (2014)
Godsend (2004)
Gunshy (1998)
Hazard Jack (2014)
Hobgoblins (1988)
House of the Dead (2003)
House of the Dead 2 (2005)
Intimate Affairs (2001)
Into the Fire (2005)
Jack in the Box (2012)
Jezebeth (2013)
Jingles the Clown (2013)
John Grisham's The Rainmaker (1997)
Killing Ariel (2008)
Killing Zoe (1994)
The Last Word (2017)
Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead (2014)
The Little Kidnappers (1991)
Little Red Devil (2011)
Lost in Siberia (1991)
Lovin' Molly (1974)
The Lucky Ones (2008)
Meeting Spencer (2010)
Metamorphosis (2007)
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Model Behaviour (2013)
Morning Glory (1993)
Mortem (2013)
Moscow Heat (2004)
My Bloody Wedding (2013)
Nerve (2016)
New Order (2013)
Night Train (1998)
On the Q.T. (1999)
Paradise Lost (1998)
Payback (1999)
The Peacemaker (1997)
Phil the Alien (2004)
Pi (1998)
Players (2003)
Poliwood (2009)
Postmortem (1998)
The Presidio (1988)
Princess Juliet (2013)
Private Lessons (1981)
Prophet's Game (2000)
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Red Tide (2013)
Redball (1999)
Relative Evil (2004)
Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (2013)
Sample People (2000)
Sanctuary (1998)
Shunned House (2003)
Silent Youth (2013)
Silo Killer 2 (2010)
Slip & Fall (2011)
Smoke N' Lightnin' (1995)
Squeal (2008)
Streets of Rage (1994)
Sugar Boxx (2009)
Suicide Kings (1998)
Sweet Angel Mine (1996)
The Tale of the Voodoo Prostitute (2012)
The Telling (2014)
A Texas Funeral (1999)
This Revolution (2005)
Top Dog (1995)
VikingQuest (2014)
When Justice Fails (1998)
Where Truth Lies (1996)
Who's Your Monkey (2007)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Wildflowers (1999)
Zombie Wars: Battle of the Bone (2014)
Zombiez (2005)
The Assignment (1998) (July 6)
Under the Gun (2016) (July 6)
Begum Jaan (2017) (July 7)
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)  (July 8)
Mr. Robot Season 2 (July 13)
It’s Gawd! (2016) (July 14)
Salvation Season 1 (July 16)
Antarctica: Ice & Sky (2017) (July 19)
Miss Sloane (2016) (July 19)
The Living and the Dead Season 1 (July 28)
Jeepers Creepers (2001) (July 31)

Amazon Original Series

Niko and the Sword of Light Season 1 (July 21)
The Last Tycoon Season 1 (July 28)

Hulu

Must Watch

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967)
Inside Job (2010) (July 16)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Good Watch

48 Hours (1982)
Altered States (1980)
Braveheart (1995)
Bull Durham (1988)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Dark City (1998)
Dead Calm (1989)
Eight Men Out (1988)
A Fistful of Dynamite (1972)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Kingpin (1996)
Les Miserables (1998)
Manhattan (1979)
Married to the Mob (1988)
Melancholia (2011) (July 12)
Misery (1990)
The Professional (1994)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Rescue Dawn (2007)
School Daze (1988)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) (July 12)
Up in the Air (2009)

Nostalgia Watch

The First Wives Club (1996)
Flashdance (1983)
Scrooged (1988)
The Witches (1990)

Trekkie Watch

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
(1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
(1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek VII: Generations (1994)
Star Trek VIII: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek IX: Insurrection (1998)

Whale Watch

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Wa da Tah Watch

Pootie Tang (2001)

Pizza Watch

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (1993)

Family Watch

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

If You’re Bored

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Another 48 Hours (1990)
Area 51 (2015)
As I Am: The Life and Times of DJ AM (2015)
Bandits (2001)
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
The Blob (1988)
Boomerang (1992)
Cat O’Nine Tails (1974)
Click (2006)
Coma (1978)
Death Wish IV: The Crackdown (1987)
The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Dream a Little Dream (1988)
Drunk Wedding (2015)
The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)
Encino Man (1992)
The Fan (1996)
Fly Me to the Moon (2008)
Free Money (1998)
The Furies (1950)
Get Well Soon (2002)
Godsend (2004)
House of the Dead (2003)
House of the Dead 2 (2006)
Hudson Hawk (1991)
John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)
John Grisham’s The Rainmaker (1997)
The Juror (1996)
Killing Zoe (1994)
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)
La Bamba (1987)
The Letter (2012)
Lost Souls (2000)
The Lucky Ones (2008)
A Man Alone (1955)
The Mangler (1995)
The Mask (1994)
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
My Dog Skip (2000)
Needful Things (1993)
Nerve (2016)
Payback (1999)
The Peacemaker (1997)
A Perfect Murder (1998)
The Presidio (1988)
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Riding in Cars With Boys (2001)
Road House (1989)
Rustler’s Rhapsody (1985)
Sacred Ground (1983)
Santee (1975)
Sniper (1993)
Suicide Kings (1997)
Syriana (2005)
The Tall Stranger (1957)
The Water Horse (2007)
To the Arctic (2012)
Top Dog (1995)
Top of the Food Chain (2000)
Walking Tall (2004)
Wolfen (1981)
Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (2002) (July 4)
Prince Avalanche (2013) (July 5)
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011) (July 5)
Under the Gun (2016) (July 6)
Our Kind of Traitor (2016) (July 8)
Sliding Doors (1998) (July 9)
Blood, Sand & Gold (2017) (July 10)
Humpday (2009) (July 12)
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) (July 14)
John Dies at the End (2012) (July 19)
Touch of Light (2012) (July 23)
Guardians of Oz (2017) (July 24)
Touch of the Light (2012) (July 24)
Good Ol’ Frieda (2013) (July 26)
Oxford Murders (2008) (July 26)
96 Souls (2016) (July 30)
Jeepers Creepers (2001) (July 31)

TV Premieres

The Eric Andre Show Season 4 (July 5)
Pure Season 1 (July 7)
The Bold Type series premiere (July 12)
Uncle Grandpa Season 4 (July 14)
Tagged Season 1 (July 20)
Midnight, Texas series premiere (July 25)
Somewhere Between series premiere (July 25)
Betch Season 2 (July 28)


          Star Trek: Sem Fronteiras (2016) – BluRay FullHD 1080p Dual Audio 5.1 Download Torrent   

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          The best movies and TV shows coming to Amazon, HBO, Hulu and more in July   
There are a lot of great titles coming to your favorite streaming services in July. You can decide for yourselves if the critics were wrong and titles like “Ghost in the Shell” and “Snatched” are any good. And there are a bunch of “Star Trek” movies coming to Amazon and Hulu ...
          Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray Combo – Just $7.97!   

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          Star Trek: Discovery Will Kill Off Main Characters   
Star Trek: Discovery Will Kill Off Main Characters

Showrunners Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts have said that Star Trek: Discovery will draw from popular shows like Game of Thrones and kill off main characters.

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          How "After Earth" could have been better: Premise/Backstory (some spoilers).   
This last couple weeks I have had the privilege of being able to see three movies in the theater. The first was Star Trek: Into Darkness. The second was Iron Man 3. The most recent and final entry was After Earth, and interestingly it is the one I want to say the most about. So much that I am going to break my rants into sections. Post one is about the premise and background story.

The movie starts by force-feeding us important information during the opening credits. This is supposed to be world-building, but it comes off as a rushed afterthought. I label it a force-fed afterthought because they tell us the effects of the story without telling us really what the causes were. We are told humans can't live on Earth, yet moving to a new star system is somehow a more effective choice? We have the technology to "start over" on a new planet, but that technology isn't sufficient to be used here? We can travel faster than light (required to move out of our star system within our own lifespan) but we can't deal with the environment?

We also find out that there are aliens, but that fact quickly gets pushed aside, because humans apparently aren't much of a threat to them. Instead of using conventional weapons, they breed huge six-legged creatures that "smell our fear" and kill us off. I was then immediately wondering why an alien race with spaceships would bother breeding a creature to attack humans in such a context-dependent fashion. Add to that the idea of hermetically sealed space suits already existing with today's technology, and the "threat" seems more like humans just being too stupid to survive, which would explain why we are treated as more of an experiment than a true problem.

I mean, humans are "smelly" creatures already, looking at how our modern hunters still need to use things like deer urine to cover their scent. Why the need to breed creatures that "smell" only what humans give off in a heightened emotional state? Why cannot these big creatures smell at least as well as the common deer? Why is the critical plot point that the main character is still mentally "stuck" in a sealed box that hid his odors during a childhood raid, yet nobody is fighting these creatures in sealed space suits?

Next we'll take the name for the unnamed alien race's attack dogs, the Ursa. It wasn't until the word was shown on screen that I realized they were saying "Ursa" and not "Ussa". They should have made it "Ussa", and perhaps gone with a Carribean accented "ooo-sah" pronunciation. Anyway, Ursa means bear in Latin, but the creatures had more in common with insects than bears, especially given the fact they come from eggs. This marks the first and most repeated instance of "we're calling it this because we want to, not because it makes sense."

This goes the same for the "cutlass", the shape-shifting bladed weapon used by the "Rangers" to dispatch the Ursas. Guns don't apparently exist, and again neither do space suits...er...space suits with helmets and hermetic seals. Well no, they have that as seen in the end of the film. Why the heck are they fighting these big creatures bare-handed and in clothing that breathes?

That the original back story for the main character's prowess is so easily deflated, I can only assume one is meant to just take it at face value and move on.

Here are 10 points that would make a much more interesting setup that wouldn't have required retooling the entire film plot of father/son survival. In logical order, here's how to make it better:

1) Earth was abandoned for cloudy and uncertain reasons, but it was determined that humanity had a better chance of survival spreading to the stars than just staying on Earth. Earth is abandoned and thought to be a barren wasteland.

2) The unnamed alien race is replaced by a "scientific psycho-terrorist" faction within humanity which espouses radical "teachings" about the psychological development of humans. They go by the name "Serena's Hand".

3) The Ussas are a violent propaganda tool to try and enforce their message, dropped when a settlement rejects their "teachings". The Ussas are still blind, but have both good hearing and smell. They are much smaller, maybe 250~300lbs. They are aesexual, and can lay one or two eggs a week so long as they are being fed, but have a short lifespan as to prevent them from

4) The "future society" is a caste-system, with workers and civilians not being trusted to possess firearms, or even property, but they are travel and move about freely among settlements, as the government maintains a magnanimous impression among the public so long as the work gets done. There are talks of other, bigger, civilizations of humanity that have left this smaller group of planets alone.

5) The "Rangers" are changed to a "Guard", and they are citizens/workers deemed worthy of having the skills to defend their fellow workers when needed, but are not either capable of, ready for, or can continue in full military service.

6) The Guard rotate between settlements on both their own and other planets to "cultivate their love of their interplanetary society". Guards also have non-combat skills which relate to survival in a space settlement, and they work as educators when on rotation.

7) The "cutlass" is renamed to something like the "multi-tool", and its technology and function is shown being used for domestic and/or utilitarian purposes, with "combat" models being a contraband item for any but Guards.

8) The kid's backstory remains largely the same. Sister was killed by an Ussa, but he was spared and has survivor's guilt. Does well in school, but is not a "team player" when it comes to being a Guard.

9) The father decides to take his kid on a last leg of duty before retirement. The father's special skill is stated to be hostile environment survival, and it is implied that he has helped defend remote and new settlements and has garnered respect for his ability for survival despite bad odds.

10) The "psycho-terrorists" attack the ship and after it being damaged, the survivors are forced to enter stasis as the ship autopilots and ends up marooning the kid and his dad on an unexpectedly lush Earth. The ship still breaks apart, the father still injured, and there are still Ussa running amok.

Note that these alterations only change the backdrop for the story, and still allows for a father/son survival story in the face of dangerous odds on a hostile "Earth". It also adds a little more common sense as to why there are apparently limits in technology and resources. Stuff like guns exist, but they wouldn't have been on a civilian transport.

While the father teaches his son the skills of a Guard and the kid learns the father's wilderness survival skills, the two bond and grow closer together, but discover that mere survival may not be enough.

Stay tuned for a fully revised story arc and plot line. :)
          OBG 226: Get You, Mr. Knowledgable Person   
In this episode, Don and Erik talk to Michael J. Fox, of the Little Metal Dog show fame, about how to show off your game at a convention.
 
 
(53:11) Next, Isaac and Erik talk about the year 2016 as far as gaming is concerned.
 
(1:47:20) Lastly, in the review-a-palooza, Don and Erik look at:
  • Katominos
  • Survive: 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Evolution: Climate
  • Star Trek Panic
  • Castle Panic: Engines of War
  • Oh My Goods!
  • Codenames Pictures
  • Codenames Deep Undercover
  • Street Kings
 
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          OBG 214: Nuthin' but Reviews   

In this very special episode of On Board Games, Erik, Don, and Bruce tackle nothing but reviews. They look at:

  • Thunder Alley
  • Farmageddon: Farm Fresh Edition
  • Grand Prix
  • Mow MOney
  • Ahead in the Clouds
  • Chronosphere
  • Star Trek Panic

 

As a bonus, the boys attempt to set the official world record on mispronouncing the game company Gigamic.

This episode is sponsored by Gigamic Games.

 

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          OBG 198: It's Jumble Time   
In this episode, Don and Erik talk to David L Hoyt about what's like to make games and puzzles for millions of people.
 
 
(41:49) In the Review-a-palooza, Erik and Don look at a ton of games:
  • Rivalry Dice
  • Firefly Fluxx
  • Space Planets
  • Tambuzi
  • Bring Your Own Book
  • Go Away Monster
  • Fast Flip
  • Circuit Maze
  • High Heavens
  • Deep Space D-6
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          OBG 166: What Do You Weigh?   

In this episode Erik is joined by Suzanne and Chaz from Pair Of Dice Paradise to talk about game weight and what it means.

Indie Cardboard gives us some new game news.
 
 
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          Shimerman Takes On The Role Of Professor   
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          Star Trek: Discovery – No One Is Safe   
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          Star Trek Beyond Saturn Award   
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          CoasterRadio.com #221 - The EB and Mike Morning Zoo Returns!   
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          Can You Identify Every Character In These Special 30th Anniversary Star Trek: The Next Generation Posters?   
Last year, Star Trek turned 50. This September, The Next Generation will turn 30. To commemorate that event, artist Dusty Abell has created two posters filled with packed full of ships, characters, and even a few favourites from the Holodeck. More »
   
 
 

          Comment on A Close-Up Look At ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Uniforms [INFOGRAPHIC] by Sandra   
Ahhh.h. Yep ..that's it ... the Galaxy Quest similarity...
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by albatrosity   
That's funny because Trek GOT is literally exactly what I want to see -- a compelling, intricate story borne out of conflict and mistrust. Trek just needs to add a positive message to the formula and it'll be golden.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Torchwood   
So will your religion!
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Torchwood   
Not to mention there's no way they'd announce a project that would only be made if something else is successful.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Torchwood   
Except that if he'd said "it will be like Mi5/Spooks" nobody would have known what he was talking about.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Trek fan 67   
Well said Curious Cadet. I feel the same way. This is 2017, not 1966. Even Gene's initial sketches for the Klingons looked closer to those in DISC than to those he had to go with due to budget cost and the abilities of the effects artists in the late 60s. Someone in another thread posted a pic of those sketches. I wish I was able to find it. Would be an interesting article if someone on Trekmovie staff could do a history of the Klingons on screen with an addition of thise sketches.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Charles   
Amen! Television has plenty of bleak, gritty, violent shows. I watch Trek for the optimism.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by The River Temarc   
This. I've been greatly looking forward to DSC so far, but I really don't want to see a GAME OF THRONES clone.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by The River Temarc   
In English, Data.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by The River Temarc   
Got was not the first show to kill of main characters on a regular basis. Mi5/Spooks was doing it since it premiered in 2004. Only Harry Pierce survived the series' run.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
@Andy -- that was "I Mudd". Go back and watch "Mudd's Women". That's the distinction here.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
@albetrosity -- ugh I didn't think of that ... I really don't want this to turn into GOT with Klingons ...
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
@MattR -- I know they tried to demonstrate the ships progressive damage in the Xindi arc, but it never worked out that way. Somehow, whatever debilitating damage they took on, they always managed to repair it. I never bought it. And pressing the reset button isn't really the right terminology for continuing canon. The reset button is what happens when they kill a character and bring them back by the end of the episode, etc. They never killed a central character, or destroyed a major component that they had to deal with the consequences. So there was no real drama in that sense the way it's being contemplated here.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Darfyn   
Only a Mexican Jumping Bean can answer that , Albatrosity !
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by brian   
I want Star Trek. not ‘Game of thrones in Space’ I really hope that my concerns about this show turn out to be unwarranted but its not looking good
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Darfyn   
Do you mean the other Shows I mentioned -or Discovery ? Either way , I hope not , Trek In A Cafe !!
          Comment on A Close-Up Look At ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Uniforms [INFOGRAPHIC] by Sandra   
Hmmmm... too plastic-y looking. Why scratches to indicate rank? ( on pins)
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Trek in a cafe   
I mean play with
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Trek in a cafe   
Expect them to pay with our expectations...
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by albatrosity   
Wait boromir dies???!?!!? Talk about a SPOILER!
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by albatrosity   
That's the point of drama -- to get us invested in the characters and story. There are still plenty of great characters left standing in GOT. If there's to be any realism in drama at all, it is in the cold reality of death. Also it's great to hear all these little details about the show. We haven't learned any substantial plot details. If we weren't hearing any news, we'd all be complaining -- oh wait, we already are.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Darfyn   
Such great actresses and actors in GOT , Gerry . What a catch for Discovery that would be !
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by albatrosity   
you trollin right
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by albatrosity   
jesus...
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by albatrosity   
Definitely agree with you on the GOT premise parallels. It's almost like they designed DSC by looking at Trek specifically to find the GOT story in it, and naturally settled on Klingons because of their houses.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Darfyn   
Commander Michael Burnham in her birthday suit will be magnificent , Trek In A Cafe !
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Darfyn   
GOT is one of the cruellest shows there is , but their casting has been truly outstanding . It would be sad to see Star Trek revel in that brutality !
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by albatrosity   
As others have said, I don't read into it as meaning DSC will be as gratuitously violent as GOT. It's just meant to highlight how strongly character deaths feel in GOT, and with that Saru guy going on about sensing death, it better feel potent and real when it finally comes in DSC. Some of the strongest feelings I've ever experienced from television has been watching characters die on GOT. One ep in particular I will never forget for how it made me feel. That is the height of drama. This is actually the most reassuring comment I've heard about DSC so far.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Darfyn   
It seems not many BSG fans liked their finale , but I did ! And no one in streaming television today is going to beat the drama and reveal of The Expanse (except maybe Westworld?)!
          Comment on Review: ‘Star Trek: Department Of Temporal Investigations: Shield Of The Gods’ e-Novella by Darfyn   
It seems to me , that in a few hundred years , there would be a Department of Temporal Investigation , Phil . In the novels , they are mainly an understaffed investigative department , but with extensive covert abilities and executive powers !
          Comment on Review: ‘Star Trek: Department Of Temporal Investigations: Shield Of The Gods’ e-Novella by Darfyn   
Good Point , BBKP ! Just behind the 8 Ball , and running late no doubt ?!
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Gerry Alanguilan   
I gotta say Discovery... stop spoiling your own show. Hold back a bit on the details. Let your show tell us your story, not bit sand pieces of texts weeks and weeks before it starts. Is that how you really want to tell the story? I'd like to think not. Also, try not to be TOO influenced by Game of Thrones. The inordinate amount of deaths in all manners gross and gruesome has actually turned me off a bit. What's the use of investing in characters when so much are going to be killed anyway?
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Trek In a Cafe   
BSG (stakes) and The Expanse (realism) meets GOT (dealt and sex) and gives ST a Mad Men (betrayals at work) sensibility in a way that appeals to fans of gorgeous ST:TMP. Oh and if done well also throws down some seriously intricate sexuality. Cool.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by SpiderBat   
Rainn Wilson's performance in "Super" walked a line between humor and darkness exceptionally well.
          Comment on First Look At ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Transporter Room And Phasers by Andy Patterson   
Yeah, I dig that. The TOS phaser is a fantastic design. All three of the original main toys the crew had to play with were so cool, so well conceived,.....so CLASSIC! I'm pumped about this.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Guest   
I seriously hope the characters being played by 1990's-born actresses are the first to go. Also, I read a comment in this very article that it will be revealed at SDCC that this is in fact a second Trek reboot and I'm really beginning to think so.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Andy Patterson   
"Harry Mudd won’t be quite so outrageous" I guess they could dial him back a bit, but I think that's what most people love about him. I did. I kind of look at it as the brave face one must put on in life to go on. Being outrageous was kind of what Harry Mudd was.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Jesus   
This show will be terrible.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by MattR   
The ship was progressively damaged throughout the Xindi arc. But my overall meaning was the reset button in general - not just ship damage. And DS9 certainly had long story arcs and rich storylines where episodes and stories mattered from episode to episode. Stuff like Sisko as the Emissary, the Dominion War, and even just following the overall arcs of side characters like Dukat, Damar, Winn, Nog, Rom, etc.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Aaron Harvey   
Exactly! “Death isn’t treated gratuitously on this show. It’s not for shock value. But when it happens we want to make sure that people really feel it.” That can be said about ANY good TV Drama. That's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it's Grey's Anatomy, The Sapranos, Lost, even the BSG reboot. They are using GOT as the analogy because it's what people know and it's not TWD (where one of their stars come from) and it's not another sci-fi show.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Eric   
The Walking Dead has been killing off characters that people like for seven seasons now. I think that is all they are trying to say. Don't get too attached to anyone... they might not be around too long.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Mawazi   
I agree. However, I think there's room for a bit more drama and strife, while still maintaining the key tenants of Star Trek. I don't like how some shows and movies trivialize death and murder, so hopefully they manage to stay away from that with Discovery.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
@Superman -- I hope not. I'm all for a second Trek series, but they really shouldn't revisit TOS again for a while. There's so many other ways they can give us that experience without revisiting it exactly.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Jadeb   
So I guess those are "modern" Klingons after all. I can't say I have much interest in political squabbling among the Klingons -- I wouldn't mind if we never heard about the Klingon houses again -- so it's disappointing to hear they'll be a big focus. But I can understand why they're going with that angle in a time when GoT is so popular. Maybe they can deliver on the concept in a way the previous shows haven't. I like the description of Harry Mudd. He could be like a darker version of Han Solo. Make him charming but also treacherous -- always looking out for himself over everyone else. Fingers crossed the storytelling lives up to the cinematic visuals.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
I hope you're right Edzo
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
@MattR -- I don't think DS9 & ENT were exceptions -- at most ENT would be disabled for a 3 episode story arc, but miraculously, they would somehow have everything repaired a few episodes later. I'm not a DS9 fan, so haven't seen all of them, but I sure don't recall any long term consequences on that series ... first season episodes and late season episode feel exactly the same.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Tiger2   
Yeah I also don't like the deaths where they 'kill' people for dramatic attention but they were never going to really die. Kirk in STID is the latest example. At least when they killed off Spock in TWOK the plan really was to kill him. That's why it felt more raw. Sure they brought him back but he was really meant to die. Even though people hated how Kirk died in Generations, I love the fact that once he was killed off he stayed dead. That is the problem with things like sci fi and superhero stories, it never feels real because you can always bring characters back and they do often. They 'killed' Superman in BvS but we already knew that guy was going to be in the next 13 movies DC has planned so it just felt like they did it to have a somber ending but it didn't feel real because clearly its not. So I always respect the ones that kill off an important character and its for keeps. Star Trek rarely does it and as you said usually its because an actor wants off the series the few times its been done just to do it like Kirk has had an impact.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by LordEdzo   
I believe Rainn Wilson can pull off a "more grounded" version of Harry Mudd. I recently rewatched "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," in which Wilson had a small role as a self-absorbed astronomy professor. He made quite an impression with his pomposity, and it's a very far cry from Dwight and "The Office." I believe DSC is going to reveal that Wilson has an acting range not many of us knew about. I'm looking forward to his performance.
          Comment on Orville Update: Premiere Date Set, Closer Look At Bridge, Another Star Trek Vet And More by Ian   
Honestly, the least realistic thing about this show is that Adriane Palicki would ever marry someone as annoying as Seth MacFarlane. Writer's prerogative to give himself a hot female co-star ten years his junior, but I'm sick of that kind of nonsense.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by LordEdzo   
Well-said, Mo Ped. I agree completely.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Danpaine   
True. At the end of the day, it is just a TV show. It'll either be good or bad, either way not the end of the world. I'm cautiously optimistic so far.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunners Talk Influence of TOS, TNG, Nick Meyer And JJ Abrams by Dan1701A   
They won't remaster DS9 or VOY for that very reason. The sales of the remastered TNG sets were not as brisk as anticipated. The production team that is working on the upcoming DS9 documentary is going to remaster a few scenes themselves. That might spur some interest in a remastered DS9, but I wouldn't get my hopes up. Many of us who have double (or triple) dipped on TOS and TNG might not be keen on going to the well again for DS9 and VOY. At least, that's what the suits at CBS/Paramount Home Video probably think. Streaming is the future, but I'm not sure that streaming revenue is strong enough to warrant spending the millions of dollars it would take to remaster even one of those series. But, never say never...
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Torchwood   
It's pretty sad that fans need those kinds of justifications and assurances. I remember the days when they'd change things, or retcon something, and fans would have fun coming up with justifications in our head, but in the end we didn't really care. Well, at least I didn't. It was fun to spot inconsistencies rather than stressful to see them make changes.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Torchwood   
Agreed! I think Trek with consequences and a true long form story would be exciting. One of the brightest spots on TNG was the story of Worf's discommendation, which carried over into future episodes, and affected the character beyond one episode.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Superman   
Prediction: DSC is a second Trek reboot, which will be confirmed at SDCC. The project Meyer is working on is a reboot of TOS for television that will launch in 2 years if DSC is well-received.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by MattR   
I meant "a lot of Trek". DS9 and latter Enterprise being the exceptions
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by MattR   
I take it to mean add more serious stakes and drama to the series. I don't take it to mean death all the time. I think most will agree that all of Trek has been short on consequences. The ship will be crippled or damaged one week, and no trace of that will be evident the next week.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
Anybody who thinks Harry Mudd is a comic foil wasn't watching "Mudd's Women". There's a lot of danger, and darkness in Harry Mudd. It was frankly a shame to take the character where they did with "I Mudd". If they do it right, and I'm not sure Rainn Wilson can, Mudd will be as scary and dangerous as any bad guy. Maybe worse because he's physically disarming.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
@Mo -- I think as the article suggests this will be more in terms of creating real drama and peril for the cast. There was plenty of death and misery in Trek -- but unlike the anonymous red shirt deaths which nobody seemed to care about, now for the first time these smaller episodic arcs and large ensemble casts allow principal character to be hired for shorter story arcs which result in meaningful deaths that actually matter to the story and the audience. The biggest problem with Trek was that every episode hit the reset button, no matter what. We all know that nobody is going to kill off the main characters, unless there's a publicized contract dispute. Now, all bets are off. There will be real suspense and concern for our favorite characters as they go into battle, or go on away missions, where the reality is anybody could die at anytime. I think this is an amazing development in serial television.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
@Bob -- that's too bad you need that. The way the Kingons look is the last thing on my mind when anticipating a new Trek series -- honesty; what does it matter if the stories are good? I kind of like this take on them, they're more real in a certain sense as an alien species. Trek has always been constrained by sfx make-up technology and budget. Who knows what many of the alien species would have looked like in Trek if they had capabilities we have today in the 1960s? It's a fact most of the species are humanoid BECAUSE they couldn't afford to do much else in a realistic way. I really couldn't care less if these Klingons are the same we've been seeing for 50 years or not. Some hard-core fans have absolutely ruined Trek by compelling stories like those in Enterprise which felt the need to explain the appearance difference between a 1960s sci-fi TV show and high budget modern motion picture filmmaking.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Arathorn   
I think they can add more drama to the Star Trek without ruining its optimistic vision of the future. It's all about balance.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by G1Convoy   
I See what they are trying to do because the Klingons see the Federation as a threat to them was one of the reasons for the 4 Year War Not to mistake form the 1 Year War (Gundam) lol that they want to try show us more Klingon Culture before they were United after the Praxes Incident in 2291 that lead to the First Peacetraty with them So I kind a wanna see how they turns out
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunners Talk Influence of TOS, TNG, Nick Meyer And JJ Abrams by Cygnus-X1   
Polaner All Fruit (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS8YKqZMSE4
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunners Talk Influence of TOS, TNG, Nick Meyer And JJ Abrams by Cygnus-X1   
Michael Hall Fair enough. For the record, I paid good money to see STID in the theater, but am proud to say that I drew the line at STB. I don't believe that supporting the direction that Bad Robot took the franchise is good for the Star Trek brand long-term, and it's certainly not good quality-control for the content of future Trek movies. At some point, when all of the meaningful fundamental attributes of TOS are no longer present in a product, it doesn't seem right to keep calling it "Star Trek." It's sort of the opposite of the old Polaner All Fruit commercial: Paramount and Bad Robot can make whatever Trek rip-off they like, and make it as dumbed-down, shallow and superficial as they like, but, please... Don't call it Star Trek.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Shatner\'s Bassoon   
Sounds exciting. Bring it on!
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Phil   
A Trek Walk of Shame. Hmmmm....
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Bob   
No joke, hearing this would go a long way towards easing my anxiety about this show.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Bob   
All I want to hear is "These are a special, unique species of religious Klingons. Don't even sweat it, dog."
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Michael Hall   
Just about all of this sounds promising. Does it ensure a great series? Of course not. But I'm reasonably encouraged.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Mo Ped   
I'm not a purist, but please don't "Games of Thrones-ize" the show. People have watched Trek over the past 50 years for a reason. We have enough death and misery in the real world to keep us occupied!
          Comment on A Close-Up Look At ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Uniforms [INFOGRAPHIC] by Tomoyuki   
Sorry it's a no go for me. Hate sylver and brons coulors...
          Comment on Picard Gets Jacked In Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #2 Review & 5-Page Preview by snugglepuffxlz   
Clearly the author of the comic book doesn't workout because if you do lift you know that cardio kills muscle mass. Bodybuilders might walk on a treadmill or do a stairmaster to burn calories but they definitely don't run.
          Comment on A Close-Up Look At ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Uniforms [INFOGRAPHIC] by Einar   
they really screwed up with the badge. Prior to the uniform redesign in the first Star Trek Motion Picture, it was clear that each starship and starbase had it's own unique badge, much like US Army Unit Patches... there is absolutely no freaking way the USS Discovery would have a badge that similar to the USS Enterprise. It shows that the designers and creators of this show are just in it for the money and do not know, or respect, the actual history of the franchise
          Comment on ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins Saturn Award For Best Makeup by Thorny   
At least they didn't consider Beyond a comedy, like "The Martian" a couple of years ago.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins Saturn Award For Best Makeup by Thorny   
The movie was pretty good. I liked it more on second viewing. But I was talking about the score, not the movie.
          Comment on Review: ‘Star Trek: Department Of Temporal Investigations: Shield Of The Gods’ e-Novella by BringBackKirkPrime   
Where was the DTI when Nero attacked the Kelvin?
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Coming to San Diego Comic-Con by Torchwood   
More than hating Shatner, I hate those "I don't like anything new and different" fans most. In fact, without them, I'd probably be pretty indifferent to the Shat.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins Saturn Award For Best Makeup by LordEdzo   
Certainly one of the most overrated Marvel films. Its popularity confounds me. But I love the Marvel films, so, I own it. And I endured it. Go figure.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Novel Tie-In Coming September, Comic To Follow by Danpaine   
Agreed. Don't expect me to go buy other types of media to fully explain your story. Do that IN the production itself. Like the comic which "explained why Khan didn't look like Khan in STID" comic. No thank you.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Coming to San Diego Comic-Con by Danpaine   
I would actually like to get a look at Orci's aborted script for "Beyond" at some point. Something tells me I would have liked it.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Coming to San Diego Comic-Con by Corylea   
I'm very excited for the new show, but I hope they <i>don't </i> reveal a lot at Comic Con, since I'd like to come to the show in September as unspoiled as possible (but I'm not strong enough to avoid all information :-D).
          Comment on Picard Gets Jacked In Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #2 Review & 5-Page Preview by Martin Pollard   
I noticed J.K. Woodward's artwork with his work on the TNG/Doctor Who crossover "Assimilation^2". The watercolor look is certainly different compared to other comics, but he definitely knows how to almost perfectly capture a character's likeness.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Coming to San Diego Comic-Con by Tiger2   
Have to agree with this. This is the problem with fandom for me. When they like something they will defend it to their last breath but when they don't like it they will tear it down faster than a house of cards. No one is saying they can't have their opinions on it its just the viciousness that is sad to me. I generally like all Star Trek and while I haven't loved it all and has certainly criticized it, I never attack the actual people who creates it like I see here time and time again. Bob Orci might as well be the devil to some people here, its ridiculous. Same for many others. And yes anytime something looks a bit too different than the all pervasive canon you would think Satan is now the show runner as the case currently with Discovery (AND the KT films as well). Everyone can like what they like and hate what they hate but its the nasty sick tone of it thats really a turn off for me. Its like people are just looking to hate it first. I mean I don't get it, we all claim we want Trek but the second anyone do something slightly different with it we want to try and bury it before it even starts. You can certainly be critical of Discovery (and I am btw, but more hopeful than not) but can we at LEAST wait until the first episode has run until we decided its the worst thing created since slavery?
          Comment on First Look At ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Transporter Room And Phasers by Trekboi   
That's so condescending- we don't expect them to rent Star Trek continues sets but the same style & feeling can be achieved with a modern updated look.
          Comment on First Look At ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Transporter Room And Phasers by Trekboi   
This better be a transporter on a ship from another race. Otherwise it looks rediculous. It looks cheap (Car floor mats stuck to a wall?) it is inconsistent with any other Star Trek Technology & transporter tech. And it just looks stupid- for months we have heard how the HAD to redesign everything to an unrecognisable generic sci-fi look because the 60's style & designs were unusable so all the sets look like the JJ Universe but now they can go back to the 50's look for the Transporter room? This is just embarrassing.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Coming to San Diego Comic-Con by AJfromMoscow   
Time to show us the ship!
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Coming to San Diego Comic-Con by JRT!   
Well they should be there in August,when the ST con is actually going on.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunners Talk Influence of TOS, TNG, Nick Meyer And JJ Abrams by Michael Hall   
Well, I happen to think that the mentor relationship with Sarek, which apparently extends back to the lead character's childhood, is potentially very interesting indeed. I'd say that in and of itself, along with the serialized nature of the show, which will almost certainly make it very different from any previous iteration of Trek, would be enough for me to give the show a decent chance. You feel otherwise; and that's fine. But I've loved this franchise through all the hype and inevitable disappointments (which is why I paid good money to see STAR TREK BEYOND and INTO DARKNESS even after the cosmic awfulness of Trek 2009). So CBS will get my subscription dollars for at least a few months, but if it turns out that DSC sucks, rest assured I won't be afraid to say so.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Coming to San Diego Comic-Con by PEB   
with the way some of them treat Discovery and have treated anything that doesn't fit the mold of past Trek, I kind of don't blame them for not having a big presentation there. It's why you haven't seen more of the new film cast attend anything in Vegas. It's a shame really for all the hard work people put into the new films and show even if it's not the Trek you instantly recognize but I suspect if there's more of an overall approval of the new show after it premiers, you'll see a big focus on Discovery at the 2018 Vegas Con
          Comment on Review: ‘Star Trek: Department Of Temporal Investigations: Shield Of The Gods’ e-Novella by Phil   
Plan B should have been Plan A. Assimilate them in the past. It would be nice to see the time travel paradox addressed simply, or just ignore it...
          Comment on Review: ‘Star Trek: Department Of Temporal Investigations: Shield Of The Gods’ e-Novella by Phil   
We'll probably have to agree to disagree at some point, and I'm happy you enjoy them. Since the Guardian was discovered, we've learned in the Trek universe you can time travel by slingshoting around a star, building time portals, tweaking power signatures through transporter enhancers, the previously mentioned chronometric particles, and by flying through an apparently badly guarded natural portal, the Nexus. Seems to me there aren't nearly enough DTI agents to investigate temporal travel, when it seems just about everyone has access to it.
          Comment on Paramount Ends London Theme Park Licensing Deal – Was To Include Star Trek Attraction by Phil   
I went through it twice, which was one time to many. Nothing was changed or updated between visits, which is usually a big tip-off that once attendance falls off the exhibit would be closed...which it was.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins Saturn Award For Best Makeup by Phil   
Out with a whimper for the current cast, with a Saturn for makeup. When Paramount (or whoever acquires Paramount's IP) dusts off the franchise in a few years, it'll be interesting to see what new creative talent does with it....
          Comment on ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins Saturn Award For Best Makeup by Phil   
Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that....maybe musicals are considered fantasy.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins Saturn Award For Best Makeup by Phil   
I must be an outlier...Doctor Strange hit Netflix recently, I had to turn it off after fifteen minutes. Completely unwatchable.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins Saturn Award For Best Makeup by TrekMadeMeWonder   
Congratulations! Although... the image above was not one of my favorites. In fact the party scene at the end of Beyond was lacking in its depiction of the other-world residents there. But, that was after only one viewing. I'll check it out on cable again. REMEMBER, Don't Litter!
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunners Talk Influence of TOS, TNG, Nick Meyer And JJ Abrams by Curious Cadet   
@nscates -- that's my bad, I never kept up with how the Star Wars saga ended ... I only remembered that Disney originally wanted it shot in digital. Guess Abrams won that one. But BEYOND was shot in 3.4k/6k digital, despite Abrams producing. Still, it's hard to believe they would shoot a TV show on film.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunners Talk Influence of TOS, TNG, Nick Meyer And JJ Abrams by Curious Cadet   
@TomR -- it's a creative decision which someone feels is important, just like the decisions made to shoot all those other movies you watch in their native ARs. Just because you don't appreciate the decision because it won't fill your entire 16:9 TV screen doesn't make it wrong from a creative perspective. And im just saying how I feel about your comment, which I'm well within my rights to do! And my 80 year old mom doesn't see the point in showing programs with black bars. If you don't like it ... Well let's just leave it there. ;-)
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunners Talk Influence of TOS, TNG, Nick Meyer And JJ Abrams by Cygnus-X1   
P.S. What I mean by, "So what--that's not interesting," is <i>why should I care?</i> Why should I care that a character I know nothing about thinks that another character I know nothing about should be a captain? Why would that be interesting to me? Why would I care? And that's all that the DSC trailer shows us of the characters. One of them thinks that the other should be a captain. Is that really a thought-provoking or compelling concept? Am I missing something?
          A Fan Of Star Trek Spends $30,000 To Transform Her Apartment Into A Star Trek Ship   
For more than five decades, the Star Trek has been generating the wildest and most fanatic passions among the follower of this series. A fan of the series decided to completely redecorate her apartment in the colors of Star Trek. […]
          AUTOMATA Trailer: Sci-Fi Noir in the Prohibition Era   
Van Alan's sci-fi noir series Automata has been a labor of love for the filmmaker. Based on the popular Penny Arcade web-comic characters, Automata follows private detective Sam Regal (Basil Harris from NBC's Grimm) and his automaton partner Carl Swangee (Doug Jones from Star Trek: Discovery, Hellboy) after they're hired to spy on a prominent businessman's spouse. The setting is New York City, in an alternate Prohibition America. In Van Alan's alternate reality, rather than liquor being outlawed the production of highly sentient robots, known as "automatons", becomes increasingly prohibited. It's a nifty concept. The series pilot is having its world premiere tonight, Thursday, June 29, at the 2017 Seriesfest with a second public screening on Saturday, July 1st....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]


          Star Trek Discovery (Trailer)   
CBS zeigt den ersten Trailer zur nächsten Star-Trek-Serie Discovery.
          Originaldeck der Enterprise in Star Trek Bridge Crew (VR)   
Am 30. Mai 2017 soll Star Trek Bridge Crew erscheinen. Das Koop-Weltraum-Abenteuer wird unter anderem eine Nachbildung der Originalbrücke der ersten Enterprise enthalten.
          Building the Future for Star Trek Into Darkness   
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) ist das wohl renommierteste Studio für visuelle Effekte der Welt. Das Video zeigt die Herausforderungen bei der Produktion des Star-Trek-Films "Into the Darkness".
          Star Trek Online - Trailer (Launch PS4 und Xbox One)   
Das Entwicklerstudio Perfect World stellt im Trailer die Umsetzung von Star Trek Online für Playstation 4 und Xbox One vor, in der nun auch Konsolenspieler das All erforschen können.
          Star Trek Beyond - Shields Up Trailer   
Die Crew der Enterprise hat einen neuen Feind.
          Gamedeck VR - Trailer (Kickstarter)   
Das Münchner Entwicklerstudio Reality Twist stellt auf Kickstarter sein Projekt Gamedeck VR vor. Es erinnert dezent an das Holodeck aus Star Trek.
          "Star Trek Beyond" Review   
ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS EDITION!

This is a movie about spacemen. Things happen with the spacemen. Then the spacemen do things.

Score?
I like this movie. I give it 3 bourbon creams and a black jelly baby!


Okay, I'm off to experience bij.
          'Star Trek: Discovery' Wants to Murder Characters Like 'Game of Thrones'   
There’s a reason the “redshirt” trope is named for Star Trek, in that main characters are very rarely in real mortal danger. On the other end, Game of Thrones manages to kill pretty indiscriminately, and Star Trek: Discovery bosses now claim to be borrowing one of George R.R. Martin’s pages for the new series. Continue reading…
          Itt az idei Comic-Con (majdnem) teljes tévés lineupja   

Tényleg nem azért, hogy idegesítsek bárkit is, de ez lesz San Diegóban idén. És még lesz bejelentés. És megint nem kaptunk akkredet.

THURSDAY, JULY 20
Teen Titans Go (Cartoon Network) 10-11 a.m., Room 6A.
Unkitty (Cartoon Network) 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room 6A.
Justice League Action (Cartoon Network) 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 6A.
Colony (USA Network) 2-3 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Van Helsing (Syfy) 3-3:45 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Timeless (NBC) 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 6BCF.
The Strain (FX) 3:45-4:45 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Ghosted (Fox) 4:45-5:45 p.m., Room 6BCF.
Legion (FX) 5-6 p.m., Ballroom 20.
The Exorcist (Fox) 6-7 p.m., Room 6BCF.
American Dad/animation preview (TBS) 7-8 p.m., Room 7AB. 
12 Monkeys (Syfy) 7:15-8:15 p.m., Room 6BCF.
Rocko's Modern Life (Nickelodeon) 1:45-2:45 p.m., Room 6A. 

FRIDAY, JULY 21
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 10-11 a.m., Hall H.
Psych (USA Network) 10-11 a.m., Ballroom 20.
Young Justice (WB Digital) 10-11 a.m., Room 6BCF.
iZombie (CW) 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 11:15-12:15 p.m., Hall H.
The Walking Dead (AMC) 12:15-1:15 p.m., Hall H.
Buddy Thunderstruck (Netflix) 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 24ABC.
The 100 (CW) 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Game of Thrones (HBO) 1:30-2:30 p.m., Hall H.
Robot Chicken (Adult Swim) 2:15-3 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim) 3:15-4 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
DuckTales (Disney XD) 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 6A.
The Gifted (Fox) 3:45-4:45 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Preacher (AMC) 4-5 p.m., Hall H.
Bob's Burgers (Fox) 4:15-5 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Outlander (Starz) 5-6 p.m, Ballroom 20.
Archer (FX) 5:45 p.m., location TBD.
People of Earth (TBS) 6-7 p.m., Room 6A.
Hey Arnold (Nickelodeon) 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Room 6A.
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon) 1-2 p.m., Room 6A.

SATURDAY, JULY 22
Riverdale (CW) 11-11:45 p.m., Ballroom 20.
The Simpsons (Fox) Noon-12:45 p.m., Ballroom 20.
The Originals (CW) Noon-1 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Krypton (Syfy) 1:15-1:45 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Family Guy and American Dad (Fox/TBS) 1-2:15 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Lucifer (Fox) 1:50-2:50 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Star Trek Discovery (CBS All Access) 2:30-3:15 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Wynonna Earp (Syfy) 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 5AB.
Gotham (Fox) 2:50-3:50 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Supergirl (CW) 3:30-4:10 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Magicians (Syfy) 4-4:50 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 4:10-4:50 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Westworld (HBO) 4:15-5:15 p.m., Hall H.
The Orville (Fox) 4:15-5:15 p.m., Room 6A.
Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics (AMC) 4:45-5:45 p.m, Room 6DE.
Black Lightning (CW) 4:50-5:10, Ballroom 20.
The Expanse (Syfy) 5-5:50 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
The Flash (CW) 5:10-5:50 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Ghost Wars (Syfy) 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 6DE.
Arrow (CW) 5:50-6:30 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Future Man (Hulu) 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 6BCF.
Broad City (Comedy Central) 7-8 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon) 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room 6A.
Midnight Texas (NBC) Time, location TBD.

SUNDAY, JULY 23
Supernatural (CW) 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hall H.
Mr. Mercedes (Audience Network) 1:30-2:30 p.m., location TBD. 

Sírunk.

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          Star Trek Online: Release-Termin von Staffel 13.5 für den PC bestätigt   

Perfect World und Cryptic haben den Release-Termin von Staffel 13.5 für die PC-Version von Star Trek Online bestätigt.

Das Zwischenupdate erscheint demnach am 18. Juli und schickt euch auf eine Mission, in der ihr General Martok (vertont von J.G. Hertzler, der ihn auch in Deep Space Nine spielte) aus einem Geheimgefängnis befreien müsst.

"Staffel 13.5 bringt außerdem die neue Ferengi-Admiralitätskampagne und das neue Aufgaben-System mit sich, bei dem sich Captains Belohnungen für besondere Herausforderungen verdienen können", heißt es.

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          The Tyranny of Gun Crow   

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.” – Spock, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan Citizens of Cleveland enjoyed catharsis when the Cavaliers triumphed in the NBA Finals, ending the city’s 52 year professional sports championship drought. Unfortunately for Cleveland’s liberty-lovers and constitutionalists, the hysteria inherent to the celebration of the basketball championship […]

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          Star Trek bridge Crew dopo un mese   
Come promesso andiamo a vedere come è stato il primo mese di Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Sarebbero 28.000 le copie vendute su Steam, ancora quindi un numero molto basso se comparato ai videogiochi convenzionali, ma comunque una cifra paragonabile a Superhot VR, e più della metà di Onward che è attualmente considerato uno dei titoli … Continua a leggere Star Trek bridge Crew dopo un mese

          'Star Trek: Discovery' Hints at Main Characters' Deaths   
Showrunners Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts hint that major characters on the series seemingly won't stay safe throughout the series.
          So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish   

I can’t mop to save my life readers. If a vicious serial killer approached me, pushed a mop into my hands, and said “Mop my kitchen floors or else you’ll be pushing up daisies,” I would immediately start filing through movie speeches to use as my last words. Already, I’m leaning towards either Denzel Washington’s speech in Remember the Titans, or the lyrics of “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical (you know, just for one last joke before I go).

I mention my lack of mopping skills because, as sad as it is to say, the school year has come to a close. Before I could revert back to my aggressively introverted, casually Super Villainous persona at home, my roommate and I had to deep clean every inch of our dorm room; including dusting, scrubbing, chiseling, crying, praying, and, of course, mopping. Ugh. Mopping.  I shudder at the word.

But, clearly, I made it. I am currently back at home writing this from the dimmest of candlelight with a sharpened quill and ink (my town is one of those back woods, quintessentially quirky southern towns that happen to be nowhere near the south. We have apple pie festivals and friendly townsfolk who believe electricity is witchcraft. I’m joking…maybe). Truth be told, my hometown is pretty spectacular. Every year I come back from C of I in May, I always manage to catch the last few days of Payette’s pride and joy, the Appleblossom Festival. There’s a carnival, which I refuse to participate in due to protesting cliché conventions put about by the patriarchy, there are pie eating contests, concerts and toddler beauty pageants. Speaking of things that I wish I could say I am joking about, I actually won “Best Eyes” in said baby pageant when I was but a young lass of 2. I almost won the whole thing as well, but I lost out to (and I seriously am not making this up) my roommate at C of I, Ms. Hannah Dixon. I don’t think a month goes by where she does not rub that in my face. Fame changes a person, readers, don’t forget that.

Where was I going with this tangent?

Oh! Right. There’s a philosophical point I am getting to, I swear. So I got home this week just in time to enjoy the best part of the festival: The firework show they put on in my old high school’s football field. It’s a huge, massive show that can be seen from pretty much anywhere in the town and it is easily one of the highlights of coming home for summer. Because, as any true American will know, there is something ambiguously joyful about fireworks. Not to mention poetic. Between my internship and my classes and working with clubs and having a social life and getting the bare minimum of sleep and crying about Star Trek things, the last four months have been the longest stretch of unending work I’ve ever experienced. And when the going got rough, it was impossible for me to think that I would ever actually make it through the semester without losing my mind or going on a rampage and destroying an innocent Japanese city—a  reference, of course, to Godzilla. I’m not a weirdly specific psychopath, I swear.

In high school, I had thought those four years would be the most important, stressful years of my life (remember the SAT, readers?!? BECAUSE I SURE DO) and there I was, sitting on the lawn of that very same high school, alive and knowing how completely and utterly wrong I was back then; wrong about high school being the most difficult thing I could physically imagine, apart from, I don’t know, a giant lizard ruining your home with radioactive rage (I’m stuck on Godzilla, I don’t know why) but, most importantly, I was wrong about it being the most important thing in my life. As I watched the show with my roommate, Appleblossom’s Prettiest Baby 1996, I felt extremely at peace. This semester was a challenge, of that there is no doubt. But it was a challenge I would take again and again. C of I has a habit of doing that do you; it pushes you to push yourself to new levels, making you hate it just a little bit (Finals week? A lot a bit.) but at the end of the year, you’re itching to go back right away. Because it’s home too, just as much as my little ol’ hometown that may or may not think the internet is the Devil’s handiwork. And that, readers, is something that is pretty great.

Until next week,

Ashley A. Miller

Ashley is a Junior Creative Writing major from Payette, Idaho. 


          Películas mitad veinte diecisiete   


Toneladas de películas (la utilización de una medida de peso y no de cantidad es para dar efecto (?)) desde la última vez, pero creo que sólo porque pasó mucho tiempo, ya que también hay quintillones de anotadas nuevas (la utilización ahora sí de un número para la cantidad es sólo para ser internamente inconsistente).

  • A Perfect Day: +1. Gran historia (grandes actores), y me gustó como muestra un universo que no conozco y que no me toca.
  • Air: -0. Con algunos detalles interesantes, pero nada nuevo.
  • Amy: -1. No me gustó para nada la forma en que estaba "armado" el documental, era como la versión video de un diario amarillista. No la pude terminar de ver, y eso que algunas partes eran interesantes.
  • Anesthesia: -0. Tiene algunas partes MUY interesantes, pero es en general aburrida hasta más de la primera mitad, sin terminar de enganchar con las situaciones, y luego termina... abruptamente, sin resolver la mayoría de las cosas.
  • Black Mass: -0. La historia tiene sus detalles interesantes, pero me pasó lo mismo que con otras pelis basadas en una historia real, no tiene "sustento", le falta dinámica de película, no sé... como que no empieza ni termina, es floja en ese sentido.
  • Chloe & Theo: +1. Hermosa peli, pura enseñanza.
  • Crimson Peak: +0. Una de fantasmas, pero bien hecha... por eso creo que mejor diría "una CON fantasmas", no "DE".
  • Deadpool: +0. Sátira de superheroe, me divertí mucho.
  • Doctor Strange: +1. Divertida, interesante, buenas actuaciones y efectos. Me gustó el personaje en sí, también (yo no lo conocía).
  • Experimenter: -0. La info de fondo está buena, pero la película en sí no me gustó nada; creo que prefiero un documental sobre esa persona y su trabajo, antes que algo así aburrido
  • Ghost in the Shell: -0. No vale la pena. Si querés ver la historia bien armada, mirá Kôkaku Kidôtai (el manga original) , y si la querés ver a Scarlett Johansson actuando mirá Lost in Translation (y si la querés ver en pelotas mirá Under the Skin).
  • Hotel Transylvania 2: +0. Todo lo que podés esperar de una peli para chicos.
  • Jane Got a Gun: -0. La película no está mal, pero al final como que no te deja nada.
  • Jason Bourne: -0. Es movida y atrapante, pero no hay nada nuevo en la historia. Un "más de lo mismo" en su máxima expresión. Nunca más.
  • Momentum: -1. Aburrida en un montón de partes (lo cual para una peli de acción es mucho), pero lo que me colmó el vaso es esa forma burda de dejar la historia "pendiente" hasta una próxima película.
  • Now You See Me 2: +1. Muy divertida, aunque le falta un poco de sustancia como a la original.
  • Point Break: -0. Tiene algunas enseñanzas piolas, montañas, y pasiajes hermosos... pero el resto es más escenas de motocross que guión :/
  • Regression: +0. Interesante por la temática y cómo te iba llevando sin entender del todo qué pasaba; cierra un poco floja, pero zafa.
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: +0. Está buena, pero más que nada por lo que cuenta y el universo en el que está embebido, después la peli tiene muchas fallas. Sospecho (temo?) que empezarán a salir mil películas satélites a la historia principal con calidades cada vez más bajas (como están haciendo con las de superheroes)...
  • Space Station 76: -0. Una película mediocre ambientada en una (muy interesante y divertida, sí) estética "sci fi de los '70)
  • Spectre: +0. Movida, sin dar respiro, y con buena fotografía, pero no se escapa de ser "solamente una más de James Bond"
  • Star Trek Beyond: +1. Sigue funcionando, continua con ese ese espíritu de las series originales que, a mi entender y gusto, hace que valgan la pena.
  • The Gunman: +0. La típica del muchacho que era malo, luego bueno, luego mata todos los malos. Pero está bien llevada, muestra una cara de las multinacionales en paises del tercer mundo, es llevadera.
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: +0. Peli de espías de los 60/70. Los agentes de CIPOL, bah. Pasatista, disfrutable, con escenas memorables. Si veías la serie vieja supongo que te va a gustar mucho más.
  • The Zero Theorem: -0. Sorprendentemente aburrida para ser tan bizarra.
  • X-Men: Apocalypse: +0. Es más de lo mismo, pero me gustó la forma en que entrelazan todas las historias en la "cronología X-Men" y van explicando como se formó todo; estaría bueno que en algún momento hagan algo así con el universo Tolkien.


Como decía, un montón de anotadas nuevas...

  • Blind (2017; Drama, Romance) Bestselling novelist, Bill Oakland loses his wife and his sight in a vicious car crash. Five years later Socialite Suzanne Dutchman is forced to read to Bill in an intimate room three times a week as a plea bargain for being associated with her husband's insider trading. A passionate affair ensues, forcing them both to question whether or not it's ever too late to find true love. But when Suzanne's husband is let out on a technicality, she is forced to choose between the man she loves and the man she built a life with. [D: Michael Mailer; A: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott]
  • Casi leyendas (2017; Comedy, Drama, Music) Three estranged friends reunite and reluctantly reform a rock band that in their youth was about to be famous, but for mysterious reasons, they never succeeded. [D: Gabriel Nesci; A: Florencia Bertotti, Claudia Fontán, Leandro Juarez]
  • Deep Burial (2017; Sci-Fi, Thriller) In the near future, when communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon, is forced to fly out to bring them back online. Once inside the facility, mysterious clues and strange behaviors cause Abby to have doubts about the sanity, and perhaps identities, of the two employees onsite. [D: Dagen Merrill; A: Tom Sizemore, Sarah Habel, Dominic Monaghan]
  • Julie & Julia (2009; Biography, Drama, Romance) Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. [D: Nora Ephron; A: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci]
  • La Sangre del Gallo (2015; Thriller) Damian is a 26 year old that wakes up one morning all beaten up, bound, hooded and alone in an unfamiliar place. He doesn't know how he got there, or why. He doesn't even remember his name. A man arrives; He is clearly not the one who captured him, however he attends him. Damian now remembers an accident where his mother and brother died, he was driving. He remembers a discussion that reveals secrets from his past. The path that led him to hit rock bottom keeps going through his head. He starts a special relationship with his captor, who will form part of the puzzle that Damian must complete. [D: Mariano Dawidson; A: Santiago Pedrero, Eduardo Sapac, Emiliano Carrazzone]
  • La vache (2016; Adventure, Comedy, Drama) An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair. [D: Mohamed Hamidi; A: Fatsah Bouyahmed, Lambert Wilson, Jamel Debbouze]
  • Mecánica Popular (2015; Comedy, Drama) After devoting his life to publish philosophy, history and psychoanalysis, the editor Mario Zavadikner, discontented with the social and intellectual reality, decides to shoot himself at the office of his publishing house. An unexpected presence stops his attempt: Silvia Beltran, aspiring writer who threatens to commit suicide if Zavadikner refuses to publish her novel. [D: Alejandro Agresti; A: Alejandro Awada, Patricio Contreras, Marina Glezer]
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2017; Crime, Drama, Mystery) A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. [D: Kenneth Branagh; A: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley]
  • Nieve negra (2017; Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller) Accused of killing his brother during adolescence, Salvador lives isolated in the middle of Patagonia. After several decades without seeing, his brother Marcos and his sister-in-law Laura, come to convince him to sell the lands that they share by inheritance. The crossing, in the middle of a lonely and inaccessible place, revives the duel where the roles of victim and murderer are transformed over and over again. [D: Martin Hodara; A: Laia Costa, Ricardo Darín, Dolores Fonzi]
  • Seven Sisters (2017; Sci-Fi, Thriller) In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (all of them portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home. [D: Tommy Wirkola; A: Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close]
  • The Assignment (2016; Action, Crime, Thriller) Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets. [D: Walter Hill; A: Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia]
  • Unlocked (2017; Action, Thriller) A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack. [D: Michael Apted; A: Orlando Bloom, Noomi Rapace, Toni Collette]
  • Absolutely Anything (2015; Comedy, Sci-Fi) When some aliens, who travel from planet to planet to see what kind of species inhabit them, come to Earth. And if they are, according to their standards, decent, they are welcomed to be their friend. And if not the planet is destroyed. To find out they choose one inhabitant and give that person the power to do whatever he/she wants. And they choose Neil Clarke, a teacher who teaches the special kids. He is constantly being berated by the headmaster and is attracted to his neighbor, Catherine but doesn't have the guts to approach her. But now he can do anything he wants but has to be careful. [D: Terry Jones; A: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar]
  • Atomic Blonde (2017; Action, Mystery, Thriller) The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. [D: David Leitch; A: Sofia Boutella, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy]
  • El faro de las orcas (2016; Drama, Romance) Beto is a lonely man who works as Ranger of the isolated Peninsula Valdes' National Park (Chubut, Argentina). Lover of the nature and animals, the peace of his days watching orcas, seals and sea lions in the sea ends after the arrival of Lola, a Spanish mother who travels there from Madrid with his autistic 11 years old son Tristán looking for Beto after both watch him in a documentary about whales. Desperate, Lola asks help Beto in order to make a therapy for Tristán, hoping that his isolation caused by the autism can be overcome. Reluctant at the beginning, Beto agrees to help Tristán, sailing by the cost in a boat to meet orcas (defying the rules that prevent touching them and swimming them), the only one that causes emotional responses in Tristán. As days go by, Tristán starts slowly to express emotions, in the same way that Beto's boss tries to fire him in the belief that orcas are a dangerous killers whales, Lola realizes about a familiar trouble in Spain and that they Lola and Beto learns about the feelings between them... [D: Gerardo Olivares; A: Maribel Verdú, Joaquín Furriel, Joaquín Rapalini]
  • La tortue rouge (2016; Animation, Fantasy) Surrounded by the immense and furious ocean, a shipwrecked mariner battles all alone for his life with the relentless towering waves. Right on the brink of his demise, the man set adrift by the raging tempest washes ashore on a small and deserted tropical island of sandy beaches, timid animal inhabitants and a slender but graceful swaying bamboo forest. Alone, famished, yet, determined to break free from his Eden-like prison, after foraging for food and fresh water and encouraged by the dense forest, the stranded sailor builds a raft and sets off to the wide sea, however, an indistinguishable adversary prevents him from escaping. Each day, the exhausted man never giving up hope will attempt to make a new, more improved raft, but the sea is vast with wonderful and mysterious creatures and the island's only red turtle won't let the weary survivor escape that easily. Is this the heartless enemy? [D: Michael Dudok de Wit; A: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy]
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017; Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi) Having taken her first steps into a larger world in [D: Rian Johnson; A: Tom Hardy, Daisy Ridley, Billie Lourd]
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016; Horror, Mystery, Thriller) Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets. [D: André Øvredal; A: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond]
  • The Circle (2017; Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller) When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes, begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity. [D: James Ponsoldt; A: Emma Watson, Ellar Coltrane, Glenne Headly]
  • The Dark Tower (2017; Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Western) The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. [D: Nikolaj Arcel; A: Katheryn Winnick, Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba]
  • The Little Hours (2017; Comedy, Romance) A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation. [D: Jeff Baena; A: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci]
  • The Recall (2017; Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller) When five friends vacation at a remote lake house they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction. [D: Mauro Borrelli; A: Wesley Snipes, RJ Mitte, Jedidiah Goodacre]
  • Thor: Ragnarök (2017; Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi) Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. [D: Taika Waititi; A: Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston]


Finalmente, el conteo de pendientes por fecha:

(Ago-2011)    4
(Ene-2012)   11   3
(Jul-2012)   14  11
(Nov-2012)   11  11   6
(Feb-2013)   14  14   8   2
(Jun-2013)   15  15  15  11   2
(Sep-2013)   18  18  17  16   8
(Dic-2013)   14  12  12  12  12   4
(Abr-2014)    9   9   8   8   8   3
(Jul-2014)       10  10  10  10  10   5   1
(Nov-2014)           24  22  22  22  22   7
(Feb-2015)               13  13  13  13  10
(Jun-2015)                   16  16  15  13  11   1
(Dic-2015)                       21  19  19  18   6
(May-2016)                           26  25  23  21
(Sep-2016)                               19  19  18
(Feb-2017)                                   26  25
(Jun-2017)                                       23
Total:      110 103 100  94  91  89 100  94  97  94


          IBM Watson en Star Trek Bridge Crew   



Cuando Ubisoft hablaba de Star Trek: Bridge Crew, antes de su lanzamiento, era una experiencia de realidad virtual total, con el uso de la tecnología IBM Watson. El problema, era que su implementación iba a tomar tiempo. Hoy, a menos de un mes de su lanzamiento, todos los jugadores de Bridge Crew pueden disfrutar la experiencia total de juego. Esto incluye las capacidades de habla interactiva y capacidades cognitivas de IBM Watson (Watson Speech to Text y Watson Conversation), y aunque todavía se encuentra en beta experimental, se esperan interesantes resultados.

A bordo del U.S.S. Aegis los jugadores podrán explorar el vasto espacio exterior junto a sus amigos mediante interacción de voz combinada con avatares de cuerpo completo, para una experiencia cooperativa única. La integración de IBM Watson permite operar tripulaciones compuestas por personajes de inteligencia artificial o una mezcla de éstos con compañeros humanos, sin romper la inmersión.

Este juego es tan sola una de varias apuestas de Ubisoft para esta novedosa tecnología, en este caso inyectándole una dósis extra al apartado social, y entregando experiencias únicas y particulares en el proceso.

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          Movie Review - Star Trek Into Darkness   
Star Trek Into Darkness hit theatres this week and I went to see it this morning. It was definitely a good movie with many positives, but it had one flaw that I seem to be seeing in a lot of movies these days: a lack of novelty.

Into Darkness brings back all of the cast from the 2009 Star Trek movie and introduces a few new people (notably Benedict Cumberbatch). This movie, like the previous one, was directed by J.J. Abrams who did a great job on this film. I recently wrote an article about movie directors that outlines what the roles of the director are. Abrams fulfilled all of those roles and more with this movie. The acting is top notch, the storyline progresses well and the cinematography is just great overall.

There are many things in the film that a Star Trek fan, such as myself, will love. For instance, humour from the previous movie is present in this film as well. There are even a few things (which I won't spoil) that hearken back to older Star Trek films like the Wrath of Khan. Of course the idea of the Prime Directive comes up during the beginning of the movie in a scene that makes several references to pop culture stuff like Ancient Aliens and Nibiru. All of these things liven up the movie and make it enjoyable for fans of the Star Trek lore.

The film has a lot of action sequences in it and a lot of CGI effects. This is becoming ever more common nowadays, especially for summer blockbuster movies like this one. In my opinion, this is both a gift and a curse. It's a gift because many, myself included, love to watch a good action flick with explosions and computer generated monsters. However, it's a curse as well because I've seen this so many times before. Movies like this one seem to be occurring with great frequency and, as such, they have the same feel as so many other films out there. 

For example, I saw Iron Man 3 the other week and it was very similar to this movie. I know that the stories are completely different, but a lot of the other stuff (action sequences, epic music, CGI etc) is very much the same. Another movie, Oblivion, came out recently. Though I haven't seen it, I've seen a trailer for it and it looks like another one of these sci-fi action films that has the same repetitive stuff in it. Perhaps I'm being too harsh or maybe I've seen too many movies of this genre in too short a time period. All I'm saying is that I'm getting a bit tired of seeing the same stuff over and over again.

With that being said, that's about the only bad thing about this movie. The special effects and music, though similar to other movies, are top notch in Into Darkness. One other thing that I should point out is Benedict Cumberbatch's character. I won't say too much about him, but he's definitely a big reason why this movie is so great. Cumberbatch (and Abrams) did an excellent job of creating a suspenseful and dark atmosphere for the viewer by shrouding the character in mystery early on. This feeling carries on throughout the film as the story progresses and as you get to know the character more.

Conclusively, Star Trek Into Darkness was a great film. It had everything a person could want from a summer blockbuster movie. However, this proves to be both a blessing and a curse as there are so many similar movies out there these days that share a lot of the same characteristics.

My overall rating for the movie is 7/10.

What did you guys think of the new Star Trek film? Feel free to comment below.

UPDATE: After watching Pacific Rim and thinking about it some more, I've decided to give a rating of 8/10 to Star Trek. The main reason for this is that I gave Pacific Rim an 8/10 and Into Darkness was just as good as (perhaps slightly better than) that film so it only makes sense to give it a rating of 8/10. I'm leaving the 7/10 rating above as it is (rather than changing it) just so that this update makes sense to people.

          Set phasers on stun   
Depending on which side you believe, a Starbucks in Minneapolis either was or wasn’t unionized this week. Either way, it may be a preview of a disconcerting future for chain restaurants nationwide.

First, the dueling realities: According to the Industrial Workers of the World, better known to our grandparents as the Wobblies, employees of the downtown coffeehouse voted yesterday to be represented by an affiliate called the Starbucks Workers Union. A statement on the Wobblies’ website said management of the store had been presented with a 500-signature petition demanding that a security guard be hired. The posting also asserted the unit’s baristas walked off the job and declared an affiliation with the SWU, though the connections between those developments was not explained.

The statement convinced the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal and other media to report that the store had unionized and thereby become the second Starbucks in the state to organize. But as that coverage noted, Starbucks' corporate office experienced a much different reality. No baristas walked off the job, no other Starbucks in Minnesota has been unionized, no employees had so much as asked for a union vote, and the Starbucks Workers Union isn’t even really a union.

Apparently the company’s spokeswoman had a point. The paper posted a correction under the story to acknowledge that no unionization vote had actually taken place at the store.

This is hardly a “Roshamon” kind of thing, where an event witnessed by several advisers is perceived and recounted as totally unique experiences. It sounds more like one of those “Star Trek” episodes where a character is stretched between separate and conflicting universes and facing certain oblivion unless a brilliant solution is hatched.

And guess who's playing that character in this potential pilot for the seasons ahead? That'd be you, bunkie.

Even before Barack Obama was elected last week, business groups were bracing for doom because the Illinois senator was sympathetic to unions—and, by extension, presumably their new organization tactics. Much has been written in Nation’s Restaurant News and elsewhere about card check legislation, a measure that could force employees to vote publicly on proposals by their peers to unionize. It’s hard to cast a ‘nay’ when everyone, including the zealots, can see how you balloted.

But that’s just one of the tactics that unions might use to foster the organization of restaurants, the new frontier for the labor movement. Presenting alternative realities may be another. The situation in Minneapolis underscores just how far organizers will go to push their cause. Clearly it may be a matter of going where no man has gone before.
          The Long-Awaited Completion of a Voyage   
This coming January will mark 20 years since the debut of the television series Star Trek: Voyager.  When the series debuted in 1995, I tuned in religiously.  For the first season or two, if I didn't see every episode when it aired, I came very close to it.  Then, working on my Master's degree interceded; life moved on from there; and except for the occasional instance when I happened to catch it, I didn't see much of the final five seasons of the show.

By the time the show ended its seven-season run in May 2001, I was living across the country from where I was when it began, I was a few months away from starting my Ph.D. program, and I was generally out of touch with the Star Trek television universe.  It had been two years since my favorite show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, had ended, and even though I had remained a little more regular in watching that until the end, I still hadn't been as consistent about it as I had been in the early 1990s when that show first started.

For Christmas 2006, knowing it was my favorite television show of all time, my wife bought me the complete collection of Deep Space Nine, and I began the process of watching the entire series from beginning to end -- a process that didn't take me too long to complete.  Then, two and a half years ago, when I got an Amazon Kindle and signed up for Amazon's Prime service, with access to Voyager available as part of that service, I began watching Voyager from the beginning.  It's been and off-and-on process over the past two and a half years, sandwiching episodes and sets of episodes within breaks in my workload.  Last night, though, I completed my voyage (pun intended) through the show's run, and I'm a bit sad to see it go, for the sake of nostalgia but also for something more.

A couple of years ago, just after I started watching the entire run of Voyager, one of my students told me that the show struggled for the first couple seasons but found its stride in Season 3 and was noticeably better after that.  I would agree completely with that assessment, and I would add that, in my final analysis, Voyager gets an undeserved bad rap.  In particular, the show left on its best note, as the seventh season contained a lot of excellent work that sought to address conscientiously the interests and complexities of multiculturalism.  From its beginning in 1966, Star Trek has always sought to articulate a multicultural vision, starting with the constitution of the original series' cast.  Still, especially with the original series, those attempts were clumsy, a reflection of a 1960s version of multiculturalism from which the show emanated.  Among the many reasons I like Deep Space Nine so much is that the series addressed multiculturalism with complexity and nuance that reflected growth in understandings of power relations and ethics in intercultural situations that had occurred by the 1990s.  Voyager seemed to seek to articulate some of that same understanding throughout its run, but it really hit its stride in its seventh season in doing so.

Interesting enough, Voyager's run ended just a few months into the George W. Bush administration and just a few months before the events of September 11, 2001, both of which facilitated (though, it should be noted, did not originate) a multicultural backlash within the United States that remains prevalent today.  I wonder if the final season of Voyager would have been the same had it aired today.  I tend to think it wouldn't.  I also, though, tend to think it would be worth returning to where Voyager left off in its articulation of multiculturalism and seeing if we can chart a course for a renewed voyage that furthers that mission. Voyager was certainly not free from critique, but it seemed to be moving in the right direction -- a direction that's worth revisiting and (again, pun intended) reengaging.
          Comment on Star Trek: Generations by Thomas Beesley   
Mind blower: Picard going back with Kirk would have created a time paradox because if he prevented Soran from detonating the star, he would have never gone into the Nexus in the first place, thus never meeting Kirk to stop Soran. Since time has no meaning in the Nexus, this is a trivial matter. Conclusion: Picard never left the Nexus... he can't. The entire crew of the Enterprise and all the inhabitants on the nearby planet died. All subsequent Star Trek movies with the Next Generation crew are Picard living out a fantasy inside the Nexus where he believes all of his friends and crew are still alive because he went back to prevent himself from going inside of it in the first place.
          The BFG, Rogue One and Star Wars Rebels All Win At The 43rd Annual Saturn Awards   
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The winners of the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards were announced yesterday and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story picked up three awards.  Steven Spielberg's The BFG picked up two and well done to Dave Filoni and the team for Star Wars Rebels for picking up an award for best TV Animated Series.

The Saturn Award is the official honor presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The Academy has been voting these awards for three decades.


This year's Saturn Awards recipients are:

Film:
Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Doctor Strange

Best Science Fiction Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Fantasy Film: The Jungle Book

Best Horror Film: Don't Breathe

Best Thriller Film: 10 Cloverfield Lane



Best Actor in a Film: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

Best Actress in a Film: Mary Eizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film: John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film: Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)



Best Direction in a Film: Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Best Film Screenplay: Eric Heisserer (Arrival)

Best Film Production Design: The BFG (Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg)

Best Film Editing: The BFG (Michael Kahn)

Best Film Music: La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)

Best Film Costume: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Colleen Atwood)

Best Film Make-Up: Star Trek Beyond (Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow)

Best Film Visual / Special Effects: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (John Knoll,

     Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould)



Best International Film: The Handmaiden

Best Independent Film: La La Land

Best Animated Film: Finding Dory



Television:

Best Science Fiction TV Series: Westworld

Best Fantasy TV Series: Outlander

Best Horror TV Series: The Walking Dead

Best Action/Thriller TV Series: Riverdale

Best Presentation on Television: 11.22.63



Best Actor on Television: Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)

Best Actress on Televison: Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)

Best Supporting Actor on Television: Ed Harris (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actress on Television: Candice Patton (The Flash)

Best Younger Actor on Television: Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Best Guest Star on Television: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)



Best Superhero Adaptation TV Series: Supergirl

Best New Media TV Series: Marvel's Luke Cage / Stranger Things (tie)

Best Animated Series or Film on Television: Star Wars Rebels



Home Entertainment:


Best DVD/BD Release: Tales of Halloween

Best DVD/BD Classic  Film Release: Time After Time

Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release: Phantasm Remastered

Best TV Series Release on DVD/BD: Hannibal: The Complete Series



Theatrical Stage Production:

Best Local Stage Production: A View From the Bridge (Ahmanson Theatre)



SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

The  Life Career Award: Lee Majors

The Visionary Award: Akiva Goldsman

The Filmmakers Showcase Award: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver

The Special Recognition Award: Heavy Metal Magazine

The Breakthrough Performance Award: KJ Apa (Riverdale)

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          Summer Bash   


And the bash continues. This week I have the very talented Stan Hampton Sr. Hi Stan and welcome to the party.:-)



1: How did you start writing?
            I was about 15 years old and I wanted to tell stories. I was inspired by the many science fiction and fantasy writers in the 1960s and 1970s, including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frederick Pohl, and Robert A. Heinlein. Oh, and of course, Leon Uris, Herman Wouk, Frederick Forsyth, James A. Michener, and Jean Lartéguy, among others. And including non-fiction writers Bernard B. Fall and Cornelius Ryan. Anyway, I wasn’t published until 1992 and then not again until 2002. After that, the writing credits started building each year.

2: What is the one thing you most enjoy about writing? Least enjoy?
            After necessary research, telling a story, a believable story, that hopefully people will enjoy. Editing. I know that editing is a necessary evil, but I really don’t enjoy it. It wasn’t until the past year that I wrote my first novel and a sequel, and I am reminded of why I didn’t care to write novels to begin with. Editing a novel is so much more time-consuming than editing a short story or even a novella.

3: If you could go back in time and talk to anyone, who would you speak to? Why?
            Sappho, the Classical Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. She is sometimes referred to as the “10th muse” after the traditional nine muses who inspired artists and writers. I would ask her to tell me of men and women of her time and her view of relationships. I would ask her to share her poetry with me as, from what I understand, her complete poems have not survived. Only fragments of her poetry have survived.

4: When you write do you plot out the story or do you let your muse run wild?
            I generally write an outline, Beginning, Middle, and End. Then I add bullet points to identify critical points followed by a dash (-) to identify elements of the critical points. Of course, sometimes when I start writing everything goes out the window as the characters take off on their own path.



5: Tell us a bit about your book.
            I believe the tagline, with the blurb, gives a broad hint – Not everyone can choose to live life to the fullest... Burt and Rachel Markham are ordinary small business owners of a seed & feed store in a small Kansas farming and ranching community. Many years before, as young university graduates eagerly anticipating exciting overseas employment, a lifetime in Kansas was the furthest thing from their minds, particularly Rachel who was raised overseas and dreamed of going back. By July 2013 their twin 18-year old daughters, having graduated high school several months before, go east to attend a university. Burt and Rachel settle into their new life of an empty house and a predictable and unchanging routine that threatens to stretch far into the future. One summer evening Burt has an idea—but will Rachel accept the idea? If she does, will the idea add new excitement to their marriage, or destroy it?

6: What inspired the story?
            I’m not sure what specifically triggered this other than a general interest in male and female relationships, marriage, and the varied interests of people that make us all different and unique. Another factor is that though I believe people read fiction as a form of escapism, especially erotic romance, most contemporary escapism presents situations or adventures far removed from the world of and experiences of ordinary people. Perhaps that is part of the attraction of fiction escapism. But then again, for the ordinary man and woman, why can’t escapism become reality if they are willing to actually explore and experience regardless of an “acceptable box” that society dictates? And, if there is one thing that usually cannot be hidden forever and that can bring a person down (politicians) or add to their image (movie stars), all of which really does fascinate people, it’s sex.

7: Is this a series or a stand alone novel?
            Originally I wrote this as a stand-alone, but the characters would not let go. I began to think of further situations that this very ordinary couple might find themselves in, which real life people might be able to relate to. So now this stand-alone is planned as a series (I haven’t told my publisher that, yet).

8: What advice would you give an author just starting out?
            Don’t worry about rushing into writing. As soon as you decide you want to write, start developing a public relations and marketing plan. Read writer blogs to learn from their experiences. Once you have a basic public relations and marketing plan down, then start writing. After your work is accepted by a publisher, join their author loop—a lot of information can be found there as well as interaction with experienced authors—and ask questions and learn. Then you can polish your public relations and marketing plan and go for it. Oh yes—develop a thick skin. Not everyone will like what you write and there are even some “literary gangs” out there that will try to take down a writer through terrible reviews and/or personal attacks, for some reason or another.

9: How do you balance writing with the demands of everyday life?
            In a very real sense, real easy. I’m unemployed (I’ve had only two interviews in the years of looking for a job) and I’m retired from the Nevada Army National Guard. Basically there are no demands of everyday life other than paying the very few bills I have. When I feel like it I can start writing at 6:00 AM or noon or start at 9:00 PM—either way I can choose to write or edit for an hour or six hours. Of course, after I enroll in a university I’ll have a new demand on my time. But that’s about six months down the road.

10: How much research do you do for your writing?
            It depends. For example, if it’s military fiction, especially historical, then I have to check historical details in order to seamlessly blend the story with the historical record, when necessary. If it’s science fiction or fantasy, then a lot of research. After all, the idea is to write a believable story. I forget who said it, but “the devil is in the details.” Then again, when Gene Roddenberry was creating Star Trek, he insisted on technology and story believability, “the believability factor.” If your aunt and uncle and the taxi driver won’t buy into the story, then you’re in trouble.

11: If you met a genie, what 3 things would you wish for? Why?
            First, money. Money pays the bills and money makes all things possible, whether to go on a grand vacation, or buy all of the equipment needed to put together a super-duper photo studio, or hire an attorney to go after a cum-sucking Arizona used car dealer or cum-sucking Colorado county agency. Second, money. See the reasons already mentioned. Third, I don’t know. Since money covers everything, maybe I don’t need a third wish.

12: What is the one thing about the writing world that most surprised you?
            The amount of public relations and marketing that an author has to personally accomplish with the hope of someday becoming financially successful. That, including the learning curve, can be more detailed and time consuming than the actual writing and editing of a novel.

13: What are you currently working on?
            Editing the sequel to Sharing Rachel, namely Prairie Muse. By the time this blog appears, the editing of Prairie Museshould be complete and to the publisher for their consideration (nothing is guaranteed, even by your own publisher). After that, there’s a couple of military supernatural stories I’d like to write, as well as start on the third novel about Burt and Rachel Markham. Oh yes—writing aside, there is planning a live and on-line book release party for Sharing Rachel.

14: What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
            Listen to music, watch DVDs, watch a movie on Netflix, and sometimes meet friends for dinner and a beer or two. Once in a great while, visit a casino and gamble a maximum of $5.00 while having a couple of beers. I won’t gamble more than $5.00. Las Vegas was built on the money of losers, you know.

15: What is the one thing you’d like people to know about you?
            Well, that is: I may be just around the corner from 60 years old, but don’t talk to me about being a senior citizen and how terrible cold winters are for the bones and living in a senior apartment or maybe living in Florida or Texas or Arizona. I don’t care for the desert heat (or humidity) nor am I ready to find a rocking chair to sit on a porch watching life pass me by while I wait for death. Whether I have 10 or 20 or 30 years left in this world, I intend to keep writing, photographing, studying for a Bachelors and then a Masters degree, and learning to paint and make real parchment, until the day I die. Oh, and before I die, I also hope to buy a bit of land in the Rocky Mountains and build a home there (I love snowy winters and a cedar wood fire in the fireplace).


5 Bonus Questions

16: What’s your favorite color?
            Red, or maybe blue or purple or black. I’m not sure, actually.

17: What’s your favorite food?
            Pizza with extra cheese and sausage and onion and beer, or steak with French fries, cream corn, Texas toast, and beer.

18: Favorite TV show?
            Definitely “Frasier” though “WKRP in Cincinnati,” “Night Court,” “Star Trek” the original series, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” and “Star Trek: Next Generation” run close seconds.

19: Favorite Movie?
            Either “Black Hawk Down” or “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

20: Favorite Song?

            I can’t say because there are many songs I like, and each trigger a certain emotion and/or memory.

“Sharing Rachel.” MuseItUp Publishing, forthcoming 2014.


TAG LINE: Not everyone can choose to live life to the fullest...


BLURB: Burt and Rachel Markham are ordinary small business owners of a seed & feed store in a small Kansas farming and ranching community. Many years before, as young university graduates eagerly anticipating exciting overseas employment, a lifetime in Kansas was the furthest thing from their minds, particularly Rachel who was raised overseas and dreamed of going back. By July 2013 their twin 18-year old daughters, having graduated high school several months before, go east to attend a university. Burt and Rachel settle into their new life of an empty house and a predictable and unchanging routine that threatens to stretch far into the future. One summer evening Burt has an idea—but will Rachel accept the idea? If she does, will the idea add new excitement to their marriage or destroy it?


EXCERPT: Life—the sum of many parts gathered into a raw and uninhibited whole and unashamedly and breathlessly lived to the fullest…
            One part trapped heat and humidity, a thick, heavy embrace that fills the air and envelopes the flesh like a thing alive.
            One part pungent scents swirling through the air and becoming a powerful, intoxicating aphrodisiac. Each provocative scent with its own story. The hot musky scent of feminine wetness and the stronger scent of masculine sex blended into its own particular smell. The individual smells of feminine sweat and perfume mingled with masculine sweat and cologne. And all of the resulting mixtures blended into a strong overpowering fragrance of consuming lust and pleasure.
            One part sound for sound gives unseen life and strength to the spoken and unspoken. A female voice that moans “Ohhhh shit!” or screams “OH MY GOD!” followed by lengthy, rising whimpers that end in pleasure-filled shrieks needs no explanation; nor does feminine unintelligible babbling answered by a deep chuckle when accompanied by the rapid, endless slapping of wet flesh against wet flesh. In between the voices are long periods of silence broken only by the whisper of classical music, the rustle of bed sheets, the creak of bedsprings, and the sound of joined, intimate sticky wetness. Finally, deep grunts followed by much satisfied long, drawn out sighs from the feminine and masculine says it all.
            One part sight for the visual binds the many parts together; blue-hued shadows and pale highlights playing across writhing shadowy forms, one smaller, curvaceous and feminine, the other bulkier and masculine, pantomimes an unspoken story. The feminine raised on elbows, head hung back, long hair brushing against damp bed sheets, a leg draped over the masculine with trembling pointed foot and toes curled tight. The masculine, resting on arms with hands placed on the bed, head lowered to a pale, blue-tinted breast, while hips move with a rhythmic passion between spread legs. The shadows joined together speak silently of lust, pleasure, domination, and submission.
            All of the sums gathered together and witnessed, for without a witness there is no remembrance of a moment lived to the fullest. Against the far wall of a bedroom loft, beside a glowing nightstand lamp, brown eyes watched and took in every detail.
            Sometimes the feminine looked with dazed blue eyes at the glazed brown eyes of the watcher seated in a large brown recliner.
            For a brief moment their eyes meet. For a brief moment, without touching, the feminine and the watcher share the heavy humid heat of the room, the incredible smells, and the sounds of endless pleasure from the feminine and masculine joined together.
            And then the feminine returned to the private universe within that would always be unseen by and unshared with anyone…

            Stan Hampton, Sr. is a full-blood Choctaw of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a divorced grandfather to 13 wonderful grandchildren, and a published photographer and photojournalist. He retired on 1 July 2013 from the Army National Guard with the rank of Sergeant First Class; he previously served in the active duty Army (1974-1985), the Army Individual Ready Reserve (1985-1995) (mobilized for the Persian Gulf War), and enlisted in the Nevada Army National Guard in October 2004, after which he was mobilized for Federal active duty for almost three years. Hampton is a veteran of Operations Noble Eagle (2004-2006) and Iraqi Freedom (2006-2007) with deployment to northern Kuwait and several convoy security missions into Iraq.
            His writings have appeared as stand-alone stories and in anthologies from Dark Opus Press, Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy, Melange Books, Musa Publishing, MuseItUp Publishing, Ravenous Romance, and as stand-alone stories in Horror Bound Magazine, The Harrow, and River Walk Journal, among others.
            In May 2014 he graduated from the College of Southern Nevada with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Photography – Commercial Photography Emphasis. A future goal is to study for a degree in archaeology—hopefully to someday work in and photograph underwater archaeology (and also learning to paint).
            After 13 years of brown desert in the Southwest and overseas, he misses the Rocky Mountains, yellow aspens in the fall, running rivers, and a warm fireplace during snowy winters.
            As of April 2014, after being in a 2-year Veterans Administration program for Homeless Veterans, Hampton is officially no longer a homeless Iraq War veteran, though he is still struggling to get back on his feet.
            Hampton can be found at:

Melange Books
http://www.melange-books.com/authors/sshampton/index.html

Musa Publishing
http://www.musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=50

MuseItUp Publishing
https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/museitup/mainstream/better-than-a-rabbit-s-foot-detail

Ravenous Romance
http://www.ravenousromance.com/anthologies/back-door-lover.php
http://www.ravenousromance.com/anthologies/virgin-ass-first-times-tales-of-anal-sex.php

Amazon.com Author Page
http://www.amazon.com/SS-Hampton-Sr/e/B00BJ9EVKQ

Amazon.com. UK Author Page
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SS-Hampton-Sr/e/B00BJ9EVKQ

Goodreads Author Page
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6888342.S_S_Hampton_Sr_

          I’m a graphic whore, in a graphic world   
Quanto contano la grafica, l’aspetto estetico e il numero dei poligoni in un videogioco? Tutto. Fine dell’editoriale. No, aspettate, scherzavo! Lasciate dunque che vi narri di quel viaggio in treno verso Milano, quando i vagoni non erano ancora dotati di telecamere a circuito chiuso per la nostra sicurezza (con enunciazioni dello speaker che paiono uscite direttamente da opere come V for Vendetta). L’anno era il 2001, la giornata luminosa, soprattutto perché associata a un ricordo piacevole. Due ragazzi, seduti sui sedili a fianco, disquisivano del loro più recente acquisto in termini videoludici; la loro voce era rapita, il tono quello di due “bambini” che avessero appena scartato un nuovo presente. “C’è la barriera,” dice uno all’altro “questi lampi di energia che attraversano il cielo. E poi cala la notte, e piove. La sera, nei Campi (così vengono chiamati gli hub del gioco in oggetto, ndBelboz), si accendono le torce e globi di energia magica. Puoi andare dove vuoi, fare ciò che vuoi. La gente si incontra per strada, nelle piazze, sulle alture, e si ferma a parlare; la mattina qualcuno si lava spruzzando acqua azzurra, acqua chiara, come un cane annaffiato, e cuoce il cibo in padelle appoggiate su improvvisati falò che sprigionano fiamme aranciate. Puoi nuotare in flutti cristallini, correre su verdi prati, avventurarti su ponti di legno scricchiolante e arrampicarti su ruvidi versanti”. Parlavano, ovviamente, del primo Gothic, un gioco che – un anno prima di Morrowind, e con ben un lustro di anticipo su Oblivion – tracciava i prodromi degli open word, dei sandbox e dei free roaming (almeno nella loro incarnazione moderna, perché il titolo di Piranha Bytes non fu certo il primo esemplare in tal senso). Soprattutto, ancora oggi, colpiscono del GdR teutonico il ciclo notte/giorno, il mondo di gioco caricato in un’unica sessione e gli effetti di luce che facevano massiccio uso del transform & lighting. Insomma, Gothic era – e rimane – un gioiello grafico, nonostante i poligoni tagliati con l’accetta (scure, è meglio), forte di un comparto grafico, all’epoca, all’avanguardia. Ancor prima, agli inizi degli anni novanta, ricordo ragazzini – me compreso – in visibilio dinanzi ad una copia di The Secret of Monkey Island, e anche in questo caso rammento una frase di lode, fra le tante: “Che grafica pazzesca!”. Incidentalmente, i titoli citati offrivano un gameplay di tutto rispetto, ma ciò che più ci aveva colpito era – occorre ammetterlo – il comparto tecnico. Oggi, come allora, non disdegno una grafica “da paura”, e l’evoluzione del medium in questo senso mi ha portato a stupirmi dinanzi alle “magie” del Source Engine (Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic); ad ammirare estatico Oblivion e le sue meravigliose, diverse nove città; a venerare – letteralmente – Mass Effect, perché quelle animazioni facciali erano certo qualcosa; e ad adorare The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, decisamente impressionante (ricordo particolarmente vivido, probabilmente grazie alle grazie di Triss Merigold, così ben messe in evidenza). Nonostante quanto detto finora, soprattutto perché “forte” di un computer antidiluviano, non capisco l’“esigenza” dei 60 fps, la necessità del gaming a 4K e il cambio “annuale” della scheda grafica. Forse è il discorso de La volpe e l’uva, ma ogni tanto possiamo anche spegnere alcuni effetti grafici particolarmente “demandanti”, per esempio l’antialiasing, che tanto – correndo a destra e a manca nel nostro FPS preferito – manco notiamo se ci siano o meno scalini sull’arma che rechiamo in mano, preziosa come fosse di puro latinum (citazione da Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Siege of AR-558). Perché Mirror’s Edge, il primo, è bello lo stesso anche con i dettagli medio/bassi. Concludendo, molti ritengono che il 3D di Grim Fandango – per quanto concerne i modelli dei personaggi, dato che i fondali erano disegnati – sia invecchiato male, e che Glottis, Meche, Salvador e Manny siano, oggi, inguardabili. Personalmente, non sono d’accordo, perché non conta quanti poligoni si usano, ma come quei (eventualmente) pochi vengono usati. In ogni caso, I’m a graphic whore, in a graphic world… e il giorno che riuscirò a mettere mano su una scheda grafica veramente performante, nottetempo, modificherò l’ultima parte di questo articolo!
          Maggio 2017   
2017-05-31. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti.

2017-05-25/28. Chianciano. Partecipazione alla Starcon come traduttore per gli ospiti Christopher Lloyd, Colm Meaney e Anthony Daniels, come co-relatore alla conferenza Le Bufale di Star Trek (insieme a Marcello Rossi) e come relatore per la conferenza scientifica Dinamica delle interazioni fra corpi rigidi e semirigidi in microgravità (ovvero sesso nello spazio).

2017-05-26. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata n. 504 del Disinformatico.

2017-05-24. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti.

2017-05-23. Pergola (PU). Conferenza sulla disinformazione nei media, insieme ai rappresentati del sito satirico Lercio

2017-05-19. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata n. 503 del Disinformatico.

2015-05-18. Mendrisio. Conferenza su rischi e benefici delle applicazioni per smartphone per uso medico. 

2017-05-17. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti.

2017-05-17. Radio3 RAI. Partecipazione a Radio3scienza sull'attacco informatico Wannacry (podcast).

2017-05-16. Radio Vaticana. Intervento sull'attacco informatico Wannacry (podcast).

2017-05-14. Torino. Partecipazione all'evento informatico A Bit of History con una conferenza sulle bufale e la disinformazione mediatica. 

2017-05-12. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata n. 502 del Disinformatico.

2017-05-10. Bolzano. Conferenza sulle tesi di complotto lunare per il Movimento Universitario Altoatesino).

2017-05-10. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti

2017-05-09. Padova. Serata È tutto un complotto organizzata dal CICAP Veneto. 


2017-05-05. Torino. Interprete per l'astronauta Charlie Duke.

2017-05-05. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata n. 501 del Disinformatico.


2017-05-04. Torino. Interprete per l'astronauta Charlie Duke.

2017-05-03. Spotorno. Conferenza per studenti sui rischi dell'abuso di Internet.

2017-05-03. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti.

2017-05-02. Spotorno. Conferenza per genitori sui rischi dell'abuso di Internet.

2017-05-02. Roma, Montecitorio. Partecipazione al convegno Bastabufale: impegni concreti per la Presidenza della Camera.
          Novembre 2016   
2016-11-30. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti.

2016-11-30. Biasca. Lezione sull’uso avanzato di Google per i corsi per adulti.

2016-11-29. Roma, Palazzo Montecitorio, Sala della Lupa. Moderazione del convegno “Non è vero ma ci credo – Vita, morte e miracoli di una falsa notizia” organizzato dalla Presidenza della Camera dei Deputati.

2016-11-25. Bologna, Teatro Comunale: conferenza Anche tu detective antibufala: tecniche e strumenti per distinguere fra fatti veri e notizie infondate nei media d’oggi per la Fondazione Golinelli.

2016-11-25. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-11-24. Monte Carasso. Conferenza per Kiwanis club Bellinzona e Valli su UFO e vita extraterrestre.

2016-11-23. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti.

2016-11-21. Milano, Collegio Augustinianum dell'Università Cattolica. Conferenza sulle bufale online e nel giornalismo.

2016-11-19/20. Riccione. Partecipazione alla Sticcon Reunion, con traduzione per l’ospite Carolyn Seymour e conferenza su Le bufale di Star Trek insieme a Marcello Rossi.

2016-11-18. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-11-17. Minusio. Garage Rivapiana BMW. Conferenza sul presente e futuro dell’automobile informatizzata.

2016-11-17. Minusio, Scuole Medie. Tre lezioni per gli studenti sull’uso sicuro e consapevole di Internet e tecnologie digitali.

2016-11-16. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti.

2016-11-15. Novara, Aula magna del Liceo classico e linguistico Carlo Alberto. Due lezioni di formazione per i peer educator su privacy e bullismo online.

2016-11-14. Novara. Cena con i membri del Rotary Club Val Ticino e conferenza sulle trappole della Rete e come difendersi.

2016-11-12. Modena, Biblioteca Delfini. Conferenza su Internet, sicurezza informatica e bufale.

2016-11-11. Castelvetro di Modena, Sala Consiliare. Conferenza sulle missioni lunari.

2016-11-11. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-11-09. Lugano, Istituto Elvetico. Conferenza-lezione per gli studenti su bufale e informazione in Rete.

2016-11-09. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti.

2016-11-07. Camera dei Deputati (Italia). Audizione via Skype per la commissione Jo Cox sui discorsi d’odio.

2016-11-04. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-11-02. Radio Inblu. Servizio La Rete in tre minuti.
          Settembre 2016   
2016-09-30. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-09-24. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Uno. Partecipazione alla diretta dal LAC.

2016-09-23. Lugano Canobbio. Serata informativa, riservata ai genitori, sull’uso giovanile di Internet.

2016-09-23. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-09-22. Milano, Istituto Mario Negri. Partecipazione a giornata di workshop sulla comunicazione farmaceutica per dipendenti Takeda.

2016-09-18. Bologna, Festa dell’Unità. Conferenza Star Trek, tecnologia e viaggi spaziali.

2016-09-16-18. Bologna, Festa dell’Unità. Traduttore e interprete per William Shatner.

2016-09-16. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-09-14. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete uno. Partecipazione ad Appesi alla Luna.

2016-09-09. Radio Inblu. Intervento telefonico sulle tesi di complotto intorno all’11 settembre.

2016-09-09. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-09-09. Radio 3iii. Intervista telefonica sul nuovo iPhone 7.

2016-09-03. Nus (Aosta), osservatorio astronomico di Lignan. Conferenza Un piccolo passo: l’avventura della Luna per lo Star Party.

2016-09-02. Radio Radicale. Intervista telefonica sulla visita di Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) in Italia (audio).

2016-09-02. Radio Inblu. Intervento telefonico.

2016-09-02. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).
          Luglio 2016   
2016-07-29. Radio Inblu. Intervento telefonico.

2016-07-29. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-07-25. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Partecipazione a Strahollywood per Star Trek Beyond.

2016-07-22. Radio Inblu. Intervento telefonico.

2016-07-22. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-07-20. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Partecipazione all’anteprima di Star Trek Beyond per Strahollywood.

2016-07-15. Radio Inblu. Intervento telefonico.

2016-07-15. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-07-12. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Uno. Partecipazione a Millevoci.

2016-07-08. Radio Inblu. Intervento telefonico.

2016-07-08. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-07-04. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Uno. Registrazione in esterna per Patti Chiari.

2016-07-01. Radio Inblu. Intervento telefonico.

2016-07-01. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).
          Star Trek Product News Roundup June 2017   

June 2017 Spock from The Bradford Exchange G & T ShowProduct News June 2017 During June 2017, we covered a ton of Star Trek and geek-related products. However, we might have elided over them a little too quickly, or maybe you didn’t get a chance to see the pictures? Yet you need not worry. Because we have got you covered.…

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          The 250 Miles Up Club   
One great thing about getting to meet the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour is that for the first time in my life I used the phrase “Commander, can I get your autograph?” while not wearing a Star Trek uniform. For someone who spent his formative summers in a blue jumpsuit at Space Camp, meeting an astronaut read more »
           Nvidia channels Star Trek, shows off Project Holodeck VR    
This virtual world isn't just for gaming. Nvidia says its virtual reality technology could be used to train the robots of the future.
          $7.97 Star Trek Beyond On Blu-ray / DVD / Digital HD Combo   
share it$7.97 Star Trek Beyond On Blu-ray / DVD / Digital HD Combo Go to Amazon.com, add it to your cart. And Free Shipping Over $35.
          Стар Трек Діскавері / Star Trek Discovery (2017) (Телесеріали)   

          GORRA USS ENTERPRISE   
. El USS Enterprise CVN 65, es todo un referente de la Armada de los Estados Unidos. Se trata del primer portaaviones nuclear que se fabricó en el mundo. Este buque de guerra ha aparecido en varias películas, tales como Top Gun, La caza del octubre rojo, Star Trek IV: misión salvar la tierra. La firma Insignia Online, importa de los Estados Unidos la gorra del USS Enterprise CVN-65 que distribuye a través de su página web Insignia Online. La gorra se puede comprar online por 16,90 ?, más gastos de envio solicitándola por cualquiera de estos medios: Por correo electrónico a: insigniaonline@insigniaonline.es Por teléfono: +34 944 275 275 Por Whatsapp: +34 676 147 076
          Comment on Cosplay Family Spotlight: Thorne Family Costuming by Michael Malomay   
My name is Michael Malomay and my family and I cosplay, my wife Karen, and stepson Cole love to go to the large Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. We have also cosplayed at the Star Trek exhibit here in Seattle, at the Mo-Pop Museum. We have been doing cosplay for about 5 years.
          Why Can't Anyone Make a Good Star Trek Game?   
Star Trek is a franchise that is near and dear to many people (gamers and non-gamers)'s hearts. But in fifty years we have yet to have gotten a truly great Star Trek game.
          Star Trek - Raumschiff Voyager S04E02 Die Gabe | Fr 14.07. 19:05 Tele 5   
Fr 14.07 19:05 Uhr - Star Trek - Raumschiff Voyager
Ende 20:10 Uhr | Laufzeit: 65 Minuten 12
Science Fiction
Die Besatzung der Voyager hat Zuwachs bekommen: Die ehemalige Borg Seven of Nine ist dort geblieben. Der Doc hat ihre Borganteile entfernt, aber sie muss ihr Menschsein noch üben. Vor alle fehlt ihr das Kollektiv … Unterdessen wird Kes immer unberechenbarer. Sie hat das Gefühl, dass sie das Schiff bald verlassen muss, um die anderen nicht zu gefährden …
Regie: Anson Williams
Mit: Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres), Tim Russ (Tuvok), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Robert Beltran (Chakotay)

          Will The Future Look More Like Star Trek Or Harry Potter?   
Yesterday’s science fiction has become reality. But is our reality really going to look like the movies anytime soon?
          One Day at a Time   
We Love You Like Val Kilmer Loves Cate Blanchett by Ann Romano

MONDAY, MARCH 27

Welcome back to the Apocalypse, dears! Let’s see if maybe, just maybe, this week was better than last wee... no. No, it was not. This week Donald Trump, who lost the popular vote by 2,864,974 votes, set up a photo op with coal miners as he gleefully canceled “President Barack Obama’s climate change efforts... effectively ceding American leadership in the international campaign to curb the dangerous heating of the planet,” reports the New York Times. Trump, for his part, brayed at his coal miner props: “C’mon, fellas. You know what this is? You know what this says? You’re going back to work.” MEANWHILE... In what must be a coincidence, Politico reports that “A supervisor at the Energy Department’s international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases ‘climate change,’ ‘emissions reduction,’ or ‘Paris Agreement’ in written memos, briefings or other written communication.” Huh. AND EVEN MORE MEANWHILE... “President Trump and his team are pursuing what I call a ‘control-alt-delete’ strategy: control the scientists in the federal agencies, alter science-based policies to fit their narrow ideological agenda, and delete scientific information from government websites,” Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists tells BBC News. Well, at least those coal miners are going back to work! Everything we’ve been told would indicate they’re a YUGE segment of the American workforce. (That’s called sarcasm. See Thursday.)


TUESDAY, MARCH 28

Spring has sprung, dears, and you know what that means: ROMANCE! (Not for us, of course. We haven’t seen Hubby Kip for two weeks, as he’s been camped in the basement with his PlayStation, sleeping bag, beer cooler, and an invention he’s dubbed “Kip’s Super-Cool Dorito Dispenser” so he can “most effectively play the new Mass Effect game.” Whatever the hell that means.) But not everyone has given up on love... which might explain why Val Kilmer is being all weird to Cate Blanchett? “Once I flew all the way to Australia just to talk to Cate Blanchett. Her husband met me first. Or, instead, I guess, to be accurate,” Kilmer tweeted last Friday, adding, “Recently I’ve had 2 dreams with #CateBlanchett in them. Her husband wasn’t in either of them.” Then there’s this one: “She’s just as amazing in person. Some super stars aren’t-Some superstars don’t do a thing to ya in person-Cate is so real it’s almost unreal.” Which was followed by: “Once I did a cameo just to hang w/#cateblanchett who pickd up a shovel in our sc. I was so dazzled by HOW she picked it up I forgot my line.” And then, yesterday... well.... “I’ve never done said or written a single idea that wasn’t of the highest respect and admiration for #cateblanchett or any other great talent,” Kilmer began. “She’s a friend of mine and I’ve met her husband thru the years and we’ve all gotten along just fine. Anyone who thinks I need to curb my enthusiasm for a great rare artist doesn’t understand how difficult the job is and how we artist count on the respect of our peers. She will back up every word I say n love that I say I love her.” Sure, Val. Sure. MEANWHILE... Cate Blanchett has yet to respond. At all. Which is probably for the best.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

“Internet providers now just need a signature from President Trump before they’re free to take, share, and even sell your web browsing history without your permission,” writes the Verge, reporting that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has overturned an Obama-era FCC rule “that required internet providers to get customers’ permission before sharing their browsing history with other companies. The rules also required internet providers to protect that data from hackers and inform customers of any breaches.” Once Trump signs the resolution—which you know he will—“there’ll only be a vague baseline of privacy rules governing internet providers and some promises from them not to misbehave.” IN NEWS THAT CAN’T POSSIBLY BE RELATED... Hubby Kip has peeled himself off the couch and is now slamming his Dorito-flaked fists into his keyboard, shouting, “DELETE HISTORY! DELETE CACHE! INCOGNITO MODE! PRIVATE! DELETE! INCOGNITO!” Welcome to the future, sweetie. And that’s not going to do you any good. Comcast is watching.


THURSDAY, MARCH 30

“I made them this promise,” President Trump said to a disbelieving planet after gutting Obama’s climate protections in order to save the employment of a few coal miners who were going to lose their jobs anyway. “We will put our miners back to work.” Obviously Trump’s promise is ridiculous, since coal mining is a very old-timey means of producing energy (compared to solar and wind). What’s more, Trump’s promise of 76,000 jobs isn’t as YUGE as he claims—especially when compared to other industries. The Washington Post reported today that car washes, theme parks, and used car dealerships employ twice as many people as coal mines, while Walmart provides 28 times as many jobs. Guys, even Arby’s provides more jobs than coal... and no one in America eats there except for Hubby Kip, who only visits twice a year to steal as many packets of Horsey Sauce as possible. Why? Because he is disgusting—and yet? Still 28 times less disgusting than Trump. So keep up the good work, Hubby Kip.


FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Today in “disturbing”: Actress/activist Pamela Anderson is apparently in a romantic relationship with (wait for it) WikiLeaker Julian Assange. WE KNOW, RIGHT? According to British media, Pamela has been visiting the controversial figure who’s been hiding out in London’s Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 to avoid rape charges in Sweden. A Swedish TV show asked Pamela if they’re dating, to which she replied, “Well, he’s imprisoned, that would make it a little bit difficult.” (Note: Julian is not imprisoned... he’s hiding out. But potato/po-tah-toe, right?) “Let’s see what happens when he’s free,” she coyly told the interviewer. “I don’t want to go into any private details.... He’s very sexy.” Okay... EW! Let’s pretend for a moment to set aside any rape allegations (which we won’t), as well as the strong suspicion that WikiLeaks colluded with the Russians by releasing ONLY information hacked from Hillary Clinton and the DNC—which makes us so effing FAH-URIOUS that we very nearly threw all of Hubby Kip’s Star Trek: Deep Space Nine DVDs into the garbage. Here’s the thing: JULIAN ASSANGE IS OBJECTIVELY UNSEXY. And it breaks our heart that Pamela spent years with grotesque ex-hubby Tommy Lee and now has eyes for someone who is OBJECTIVELY even more icky. AND! AND! AND trying to convince US he’s sexy? We’d hoped to never utter these words... but Pammy, you are spreading FAKE NEWS!


SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Speaking of unsexy and grotesque, the New York Times reported today that Fox News has doled out almost $13 million in settlements to former employees who say they’ve been sexually harassed by host Bill O’Reilly. According to the article, five women have been paid off to keep quiet about their stories, all of which share frighteningly similar details. According to their claims—which the news commentator denies—the relationship usually starts with O’Reilly making promises of career advancement, followed by lurid comments and sexual propositions. (In one case, he allegedly masturbated during phone conversations, EWWW EWWW EWWW!) When snubbed, O’Reilly would then allegedly verbally harass the woman in question, and threaten her career. As you undoubtedly recall, former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was forced out last summer following a sexual harassment scandal—which surely means that O’Reilly is going to be given his walking papers as well, right? OH, YOU POOR, NAÏVE FOOL. Unfortunately O’Reilly’s show pulled in more than $446 million in advertising between 2014 and 2016. Weigh that against a measly $13 million in settlements the network has paid so far, and what do YOU think they’ll do? HAHAHAHAHAAAAA! OHHH GOD WE HATE THE EARTH SO MUCH.


SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Let’s end this week with a sharp sigh of relief, shall we? Just when you thought America could not tumble any deeper into the abyss, we got the horrifying news that Jon Gosselin—formerly of the terrible Jon and Kate Plus Eight—was starting a new job as (GROAN) a stripper. (What is it with the plethora of unsexy men this week?!?) It should be noted that the last time we reported on Jon, he was busy DJing... at a Pennsylvania T.G.I. Fridays... where he also cooked. (Oh, how the not-so-mighty have fallen.) Anyway, being a shitty DJ is one thing, but to charge people actual money to watch him disrobe? IN PUBLIC? Just no. Fortunately—and here comes the sigh of relief—while Jon was onstage with the legitimately meaty men of Atlantic City’s Untamed Male Revue, it was all a big joke to celebrate his 40th birthday, and his clothes remained firmly attached to everything we never want to see. IN RELATED GOOD NEWS... We’ve cancelled our appointment to have our eyeballs soaked in Purell—so we’re free for a drink next Wednesday!

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          Joe Taslim Ingin Tekuni Film Genre Drama dan Komedi   

Joe Taslim selama ini dikenal sebagai aktor yang pandai memainkan film bergenre laga. Kepiawaiannya bahkan sudah diakui dunia Internasional. Beberapa film Hollywood yang sukses dibintanginya antara lain Fast and Furious 6 dan Star Trek Beyond.

Pandai berakting laga, Joe Taslim nampaknya tak puas. Sebagai seorang aktor, ia ingin menguasai berbagai genre film lainnya. Salah satunya adalah drama.

Joe Taslim (Liputan6.com)

"Pengin film yang lebih drama aja. Sekarang sih saya memang menantan diri saya untuk bermain film di luar genre yang saya sudah banyak orang tahu saya bisa," ujar Joe Taslim, saat ditemui di Blok M Square, Jakarta Selatan, Jumat, (30/6/2017).

Joe Taslim ingin bermain dalam sebuah judul film yang mengisahkan hubungan orangtua dengan anaknya. Baginya, ini sangat sesuai dengan kehidupannya pribadi.

"Dan memang ada sesuatu yang luar biasa yang kita rasakan kalau kita sudah menjadi seorang ayah. Dan itu suatu energi, dan perasaan itu yang bisa saya gunakan saat saya main film drama itu. Karena saya sudah merasakan," jelasnya.

Ia melanjutkan, "Jadi bukan akting yang meraba-raba, tapi saya tahu rasanya menjadi ayah, saya tahu seperti apa punya keluarga. Kalau ada film kayak begitu saya ingin coba, untuk menyampaikan apa yang saya rasa di hubungan ayah dan anak."

Bukan cuma drama, ke depannya bukan tidak mungkin aktor berusia 36 tahun ini juga akan menjajal genre lain. "Pengin mencoba sesuatu yang saya bisa dan pengin bisa, belajar aja. Mungkin kayak genre-genre lain, komedi, horor kan saya kurang bermain di genre-genre itu," ujar Joe Taslim.


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          Comment on Star Trek Fans: Call 232-3700 NOW! by Chris Carosa   
Author’s Notes: At the time of this writing, we had close to 2,500 subscribers. I don’t know how many of them were Star Trek fans, but in an act reminiscent of my radio days as an AM rock-and-roll disk jockey, I asked the audience to call in. Of course, it wasn’t our number, so I never knew if anyone ever called. Neither did I know how many Star Trek fans could be counted among our subscribers. Nonetheless, this piece gave me the opportunity to wax eloquent on a subject – more precisely, a television series – near and dear to my heart. One more thing. Even today I enjoy watching The Original Series on television. It goes without saying I have the entire three seasons on Blu-Ray. Still, I watch those randomly broadcast episodes. For some reason, this irks my wife. She just can’t seem to understand why I would insist on watching Star Trek on BBC-America every Friday night when I have all of them sitting on my shelf. I guess she never played the Name That Episode game.
          UMC.org Movie Reviews: Star Trek    

In one sweeping move, the venerable Star Trek franchise has boldly gone where it has never gone before—back to square one.
          B B C   
With America's present obsession with fairy tales (Grimm, Once Upon a Time, medical dramas (Bones, Greys etc...), Musicals (Smash) and Mad Men knock offs (Bomb girls, Pan Am), Hollywood has been scratching their heads at the sudden obsession with Brit exports such as Downton Abbey and Sherlock.

Coming into their own, Sherlock's sophomore season returned with a strong start. For those of you who are beginning to rash from all the waiting, the two stars will soon become household names after 2012 and be hard to miss. Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse & the untitled Star Trek sequel) and Martin Freeman (Hobbit 1 & 2), can they go any bigger than that?

Similar to James McAvoy's launch from the excellent six part series State of Play, BBC has launched many careers into the Hollywood mainstream. Unlike most Hollywood folks, many thespians aren't afraid to occasionally play smaller, or roles on the small screen.

Helen Mirren (who has voiced interest to play the next Doctor Who)
Jonathan Rhys-Meyer (returned for the Tudors)
Sean Bean (Game of Thrones)
Cillian Murphy (The Silent City)
Kate Winslet & Guy Pierce (Mildred Pierce)
Alan Rickman (The boy in the Bubble/Seminar)

Just to name a few...

Not only does it showcase a level creative risk and humility, it proves that some actors.. no matter how high they rise... are willing to steer clear of Hollywood bullshit and keep their feet on the ground.

Cross your fingers that Sherlock will return for season 3...

          Star Trek-like Tricorder in the works   
The first step in developing a Tricorder device may only be a few years away. UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld is testing his band-aid like patch. With just
          Конкурс открыток!   
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          Comment on Travel Ban Ruling Mishmash by michale   
"Did anyone ever tell you that you're angry when yer beautiful?" -Q, STAR TREK VOYAGER :D
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          Dave Dorman ~ 2017 SDCC Exclusive Star Trek Variant Cover   

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          ČASOPIS: Pevnost 7/17    

SDÍLEJTE, LAJKUJTE A SNOVEJTE SÍTĚ, PROTOŽE S VELKOU MOCÍ PŘICHÁZÍ… NOVÁ PEVNOST!!! A SPÍĎA SE V NÍ ZHOUPNE AŽ K VALERIANOVI, K NOVÉ HŘE O TRŮNY A K MARTINOVI VESELOVSKÉMU!!!!

Tobey zestárnul, Andy nezaujal, a tak tu máme SPIDER-MANA číslo tři a jeho HOMECOMING. Aneb nesnadný je život dospívajícího s dvojí identitou. Lehčí to ale nemají ani primáti vedení Caesarem do VÁLKY O PLANETU OPIC. A od VALERIÁNA A MĚSTA TISÍCE PLANET neočekáváme nic menšího než nový Pátý element, respektive regulérní sci-fi orgie, o kterých se bude mluvit ještě za deset let. A co na to Západozemí? Správně, konečně začíná nová sezóna HRY O TRŮNY, a tak jsme jí věnovali rovnou šest stránek. A LORDA JOHNA už znáte? Ano, jeho autorkou je matka Cizinky Diana Gabaldonová. Mimochodem, jak jste na tom se znalostmi čínské fantastiky? Podle nás totiž doslova musíte poznat PROBLÉM TŘÍ TĚLES od Liou Cch'- Sina. Rozhodně si ale nenechte ujít ani fantasy povídky od Hany Clerein Hozové a od Zdeňka Žemličky a bezesporu chcete poznat i čarodějnickou realitu v hororovém románu HEX. Něco máme ale i pro Trekkery. S novou STAR TREK edicí totiž přichází nakladatelství Brokilon. A mimochodem věděli jste, že i MARTIN VESELOVSKÝ má v sobě geekovskou krev, kdysi objížděl cony a dodnes miluje fantastiku celým srdcem? Přinášíme s ním parádní rozhovor. A ani tím to nekončí. Nesmí chybět MATRACMAN. V komiksech přichází KLIK. Dojde i na GAMEBOOKY. Na GWINT. Na online MORROWIND. Na DUNKERK. A nakonec to zabije mexický bůh temnoty TEZCATLIPOCA, fotky z FUTURE NIGHT a mrtvoláci ze ZOMBIE WALK PRAGUE. No prostě další číslo snů čeká jen a jen na vás. Pevnost vládne a blížící se prázdniny ji v tom nezastaví!

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          Comment on Video of the week: Thyssenkrupp takes sideways look at elevators by J.Fulcher   
<blockquote cite="Steven Boyd"> <cite>Steven Boyd</cite> Series 1 of Star Trek was actually back in the 60’s it’s just that warp drive in those days was so slow it didn’t get across the Atlantic until the 70’s. The most important questions are: Do the doors make the Star Trek whooshing sound? Do the elevators have “Genuine People Personality”? </blockquote> Are we referring to "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by any chance, that marvellous series? Where the lifts questioned you as to whether you really wanted to go where you asked and the doors which annoyingly stated "Glad to be of service!!" when opening. And the shoes which never quite fitted
          Comment on Video of the week: Thyssenkrupp takes sideways look at elevators by Steven Boyd   
Series 1 of Star Trek was actually back in the 60's it's just that warp drive in those days was so slow it didn't get across the Atlantic until the 70's. The most important questions are: Do the doors make the Star Trek whooshing sound? Do the elevators have "Genuine People Personality"?
          Comment on Video of the week: Thyssenkrupp takes sideways look at elevators by Christian   
I am sure the 'Enterprise' in Star Trek' had the facility back in the 70s
          Forty Year Old Fanboy Update #5   


Woke up at 3pm and I think I'm trying to battle against jetlag. Spent the most of the morning tracking the packages we had ordered and discovered that some of our purchases did not arrive. So we're gonna have to double check with the sellers on what happened there.

Was able to get in touch with Rocky and we had a nice long chat to get back in touch and share updates on what's been going on from our respective ends of the world. Pretty excited for the various Star Trek ships that I'll find a way to bring back home with me. As well as the printed copies of 7th Sea Pirate Nations, Exalted 3rd edition, the decks for Masks, and our copy of Red Flags.

Spend most of the afternoon getting the ASUS (not SNSV!) phone which Philip lent me up and running using Dokes' AT&T Sim functioning.  Now that I've loaded it up with credits, I am actually reachable online and via mobile while here in the States.  Admittedly, I'm more accessible here than back at home cause here, the phone is set to unlimited data the whole time!  And yeah, this is a nice phone.


With that, I made sure the phone has both Uber and Lyft to give me mobility options. Sadly, Lyft didn't have anymore the $50 free credits for initial sign up. I was kinda hoping that was still in effect since it would have saved me a bundle of money. But at least I can pay using paypal. Also went to the grocery with Ate Ives to purchase the stuff I can cook for the family while here. I'm looking at roasting some chicken breast for them, maybe fry some pork slices, or even make burgers.  Definitely got lettuce and stuff for a hearty salad in the near future.  Tried looking for a Tamagoyaki pan but sadly there wasn't any, so will try to make a folded omelet without one in the coming days.



Been going through work emails, and writing some game writing when I can.  Still getting the feel of the house, but I'm definitely relaxed and happy.  Missing Rocky a lot, but at least the internet allows us to keep in touch.  I'm deliberately not talking about current news events in this blog.  Gotten in touch with a lot of the gaming people I'm meeting up with and a few old friends, and cousins, whom I can make time to hang out with too.  I will admit there's a part of me that feels odd about some of these meetups. A lot of the people I keep in touch with lately has been from industries or circles I've been keeping tabs with. But some of them are friends or family whom I barely hear from save for when such trips happen. It isn't a bad thing, but sometimes I just find myself wondering why it takes a trip like this before connections are reestablished. Oh well.

Tomorrow, I'll be meeting up with Ben Lehman and we're gonna hit the Getty Museum. Afterwards, I'm hoping to run A Single Moment for him and give him a signed copy of my book to keep too!  Now there was something else I purchased... but I can't quite put my finger on it right now.



I do blame my dear friend Jovan, and Kayta, for this purchase. Its an odd duck with nine hands being Caucasian and one single hand being quite tanned.  But I'm happy to own my own incomplete set. It will prove handy in the times to come.

I've been sneaking time to read Yasutaka Tsutsui's Salmonella Men on Planet Porno and it has been a wonderful escape from the stresses of daily life. The book feels like an interesting take at metafiction and while some make comparisons to Haruki Murakami, I feel this is closer to a more sexual and Asian Black Mirror.  I've also been finding time to read John Wick's Daughter of Fate which I am really enjoying as well. It is funny how I'm finding more time to read now.  But then that's cause I'm not having my quality time with Rocky as we watch our respective favorite shows. Ah, the see-saw of things to do.
          Televisione: Fondazione sullo schermo, un altro tentativo   
Fondazione sullo schermo, un altro tentativo

È finalmente arrivato il momento che la Fondazione prenda vita? È Skydance, la casa di produzione dei nuovi film di Star Trek che ha messo al lavoro due autori per quella che potrebbe essere la serie tv più epica di tutti i tempi.

Isaac Asimov è uno dei maestri per eccellenza della fantascienza, a cui ha dato una sua forma e sostanza di rara importanza all'interno del genere. Se a qualcuno può sembrare strano che nell'arco dei decenni scorsi nessuno abbia mai provato a portare sul grande o piccolo schermo il suo ciclo della Fondazione, la realtà è che sono esistiti più progetti, solo che nessuno è mai andato oltre la fase di tentativi di adattamento di una storia non solo epica e complessa, ma che negli anni aveva influenzato titoli famosi come Star Wars.   Ci... - Leggi l'articolo

 

SERIE TV - Televisione - 30 giugno 2017 - articolo di Leo Lorusso


          Star Trek: Star Trek, una scuola per registi   
Star Trek, una scuola per registi

Jonathan Frakes dirigerà alcuni episodi di Star Trek Discovery: l'ex "numero uno" ha alle spalle una notevole carriera di regista, e non è il solo ex attore di Star Trek ad aver seguito questa strada

Il nostro cast non aspetta l'ora di lavorare con lui dice lo showrunner di Star Trek Discovery Aaron Harberts a proposito di Jonathan Frakes. Frakes, uno dei protagonisti di Star Trek The Next Generation, sarà nella serie non in veste di attore (non avrebbe senso a meno di strani giri temporali, ma Brannon Braga per ora non è da quelle parti) ma in quella di regista; è stato infatti annunciato che l'attore americano dirigerà almeno un episodio della nuova serie. E non è certo la prima volta per Frakes dietro la telecamera: anzi. Jonathan... - Leggi l'articolo

 

SERIE TV - Star Trek - 29 giugno 2017 - articolo di S*


          Uchida and Haitink prove a massive hit   
Mitsuko Uchida – musical genius
There are too few days and too few hours and two few minutes, of course, but having said all that, I don’t go to enough concerts.

It was 2008 when we managed to catch one of Daniel Barenboim’s cycle of Beethoven sonata concerts at the Royal Festival Hall.

As the music began, everything else simply disappeared: imagine being at the centre of a leap to warp speed in an episode of Star Trek. There was just Barenboim, his piano and me.

It was the most personal experience that I have ever had – and light years away from listening to any recording, no matter how good. It took Beethoven away from the polite academics and restored to him the passion and the fire that saw him build the bridge that led from the Classical period to the Romantic one.

Last night, at London’s Barbican, the experience was not much different, as the London Symphony Orchestra, with Bernard Haitink in charge and Mitsuko Uchida at the keyboard, gave us old Ludwig’s piano concerto 3 in C minor.

Penned in 1800, it was first performed in 1803 with the composer as soloist. In three movements – conventional at the time – but when it was premiered, the composer had barely sketched in the final stages of the final movement and played them from memory.

Thus it was an ‘unfinished’ work.

Here, Uchida gave us a performance of exquisite playing: firm and yet light of touch; music to set the nerves tingling; perfect phrasing and a glorious sense of the ebb and flow of the piece. And alike absolutely heaving with emotion.

The second movement in particular was simply sublime.

And the orchestra, with which I have been less than enthralled on previous occasions – not least during during Valery Gergiev’s time, as he actively wrecked his own reputation as some sort of conducting ‘great’ – was on very fine form under the vastly more restrained but powerful baton of Haitink.

At 88, there are no wasted gestures from the maestro. If he has to take it slow moving between podium and back stage, it is without doubt clear that he retains the knowledge and musical understanding of decades.

That really is the best that I have heard from the LSO – and that was a band that, during the second half, need a bunch of its horn players top switch to Wager tubas.

Bernard Haitink – musical genius
Note: they’re not really part of the tuba family but they are fabulous in tone.

Acoustically, incoming director Simon Rattle has supported a new concert venue for the capital and the LSO, on the grounds of the acoustics, being not great.

For the Beethoven, in my opinion, they were superb. For the Bruckner – one could tell he has a point ; certainly when a full-blown Romantic sound is required.

It was a really fine performance. This is big music. We have eight French horns that become four – and then four Wagner tubas (which are mis-named), but which, irrespective of name, have a fabulous richness of tone.

Bruckner, dying as he was, dedicated this work to God. Yet it has a sense of raging against the fading light, before the sweet and calm resolution with which we are left (this too was unfinished).

Fabulous stuff, certainly, though one could be forgiven for having a sense that the composer enjoyed a certain post-Wagner sense of creating ‘noise’ rather than ‘music’.

Not that that is bad under the circumstances, but it does suggest a dying of the romantic light.

Still, we are left with only one conclusion – that in such a venue, Beethoven, played by one of the world’s greats, sounds better than a lesser work.

And if you ever needed an incentive to get to a concert – take it from this. Because the experience is beyond what most get to know.



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  • >WHY ALL THIS DANCE
  • >MEMES CON TODO, ubisoft con su obra musical y negros bailarines.
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  • EL POZOLERO
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  • Por favor eliminen south park de la existencia, es un asco de serie y juego.
  • Por favor, no compren nada que tenga que ver con south park, se los pido.
  • Mas cosas sobre THE DIVISION
  • Skins gratis y otro trailer larguisimo.
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  • Se nos muestra un video de...Otro juego VR, sobre el espacio...es star trek beyond VR.
  • La negra intenta memear muy duro pero no es muy graciosa.
  • FOR HONOR con un nuevo trailer, epico.
  • FOR HONOR se ve muy bueno, de lo mejor del evento.
  • GrowUp un nuevo juego algo indie es presentado, unravel pero sin tela?
  • ASS TRAIN SHIRT MEME
  • Dos tipos vestidos bien raros salieron, hay fuego atras de ellos, QUE DEMONIOS.
  • REDlynx se presenta con un trailer super ridiculo y americano, es esto nickalodeon KABLAM? lo intentan muy durito.
  • Al fin algo de assassians creed, la pelicula, nada mas, nada menos. Con todo y un video nuevo.
  • WATCHDOGS 2 interrumpe la escena con un hackeo.
  • *musica cool* el trailer de watchdogs es enorme y nos muestra muchas features nuevas como drones y mas perritos.
  • El sujeto de los lentes de emoji es un exito.
  • Nuevo juego de deportes STEEP, promete un mundo abierto.
  • STEEP se ve bastante cool y muy entretenido.
  • STEEP confirmado como "sacarte la chucha el videojuego"
  • Termino de la presentacion con groserias.

          NJ – Celebrity Nerd-Off   
Join Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, for an evening of conversation and fun with director J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, Lost) on ​Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 PM​. This event features the pair in a wide-ranging, onstage discussion of their influences, ideas and creative work. […]
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Gary Seven   
I am concerned that there is even a discussion of whether Discovery is going to be a science vessel vs. a military vessel. This shouldn't even be a topic at all. Star Trek was about exploring and seeking out, not about having purely military vessels. In fact, I remember reading that the Defiant in DS9 was the first Starship meant for primarily military purposes. While Starships have extensive military capabilities, they are meant primarily as science vessels. It really worries me that Trek is going to be altered and turned in to just another show about fighting. I hope I'm wrong.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Forrest Leeson   
Why they don't just spin off the Klingons and do BATTLECRUISER VENGEANCE I will never understand (oh, right, franchise title bonus, never mind).
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Curious Cadet   
@Denny C -- Paramount likely doesn't have any say in it at this point. They would only have a say if the license CBS granted them allows that provision. What we've heard rumored is that Paramount had a non-compete clause that prevented CBS from producing a new TV show until now. It's unlikely such an extended clause would persist beyond that moratorium and continue to apply to TOS for some time to come. The only caveat to that would be that Paramount might have continued exclusivity until they chose not to make another TOS movie, within a specified window following the previous TOS film. Assuming Paramount hasn't already notified CBS of its intent to move on from TOS Trek movies, the clock is certainly running, just like after NEM. It's only a matter of time for CBS to give Paramount and ultimatum. In the meantime, CBS could be have a TOS series in development ready to go. I hope they don't, but Paramount likely has little say in the matter.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Denny C   
The series that had the greatest impact on science fiction television now finds itself taking inspiration not from Star Trek but from another series altogether. Go figure.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Denny C   
That scenario seems unlikely. TOS was already rebooted in 2009 and it seems unlikely that Paramount would agree to a CBS reboot for television.
          Comment on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Heading for San Diego Comic Con by The Science Fiction Oracle   
The difference in canon in terms of the look of the Star Trek universe between TOS and TMP was by far the biggest change in the look of the universe to date -- only 3 years were suppose to have passed, but the look of everything was drastically changed. The look of the Kelvin universe, by comparison, is a nice evolutionary update to what Rodenberry came up with for the new Trek universe look in TMP. It's nothing like Enterprise, where they basically completed ignored what one would expect a pre-TOS Trek universe to look like, and just "Bemanized" it because they could.
          Comment on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Heading for San Diego Comic Con by The Science Fiction Oracle   
You already admitted this was just a made up guess: "Even if I was mistaken, being it's on streaming it's a good guess"
          Comment on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Heading for San Diego Comic Con by The Science Fiction Oracle   
"They are saving all of that for the actual show." Another guess....MAKING SHIT UP again...sigh!
          Comment on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Heading for San Diego Comic Con by The Science Fiction Oracle   
"Even if I was mistaken, being it's on streaming it's a good guess" Exactly -- YOU MADE THIS UP.
          Comment on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Heading for San Diego Comic Con by The Science Fiction Oracle   
"Even if I was mistaken, being it's on streaming it's a good guess" In other words, he MADE THIS UP
          Comment on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Heading for San Diego Comic Con by The Science Fiction Oracle   
"Even if I was mistaken, being it's on streaming it's a good guess" Exactly -- YOU MADE THIS UP
          Comment on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Heading for San Diego Comic Con by The Science Fiction Oracle   
There is no such "spacesuit fight scene" with a Klingon warrior shown in the trailer. There is a standoff with a Klingon brandishing his bat'leth, but not any fight scene whatsoever is shown in this trailer. F A C T This is the most non-violent, devoid of action trailer in over 50 years of Star Trek, with the possible exception of TMP trailer.
          Dowdy and Kevin on That Movie Podcast   
A few weeks ago, Dowdy and Mole Star were invited to join Jason and his podcast, That Movie Podcast.  Check them out on Facebook and check out the show! Ep 22: Dead Grandma’s Club! (Star Trek: Into Darkness) Welcome to That Movie Podcast! Once again, we take off into the vast reaches of the internet […]
          Ep 22: Dead Grandma’s Club! (Star Trek: Into Darkness)   
Welcome to That Movie Podcast! Once again, we take off into the vast reaches of the internet to boldly go where no Star Trek fanboy has gone before! Join us on the U.S.S. That Movie Pod as we explore the virgin depths of this reboot of a fan favorite television series with  Chris and Kevin […]
          Steem SSE v3.9.2   
Cet émulateur Atari ST a été mis à jour. Les améliorations sont les suivantes:
Features
- Can copy from the 'readme' texts to the clipboard.
- Can use Steem on a second monitor (D3D).
- Optional borderless window fullscreen mode for even more compatibility (D3D).
- 'Laptop' fullscreen mode renamed 'Max Resolution', now with correct aspect ratio + optional ST aspect ratio (DD).
- Sound: more sampling rates are managed, up to 384Khz. Higher rates depend on your hardware. They can reduce aliasing in some cases (Star Trek, Union Demo).

Emulation improvements
- Hardware Expansions: Support for MonSTer alt-RAM.
- Blitter:
*Further improvements of blit mode bus arbitration.
*Note that those improvements increase overhead while having no practical use (game, demo...), but that's the price of more precise emulation.
*Thx Cyprian for good test programs.
- YM2149: If option'C2' is checked, an alternative, lower level YM2149 emulation inspired by MAME is used. Thx Couriersud.
- Timings: NTSC clock for the Mega ST, PAL clock for the STF and the STE.

Refactoring
- Former options 'Interpolated Scanlines' and 'PAL Aspect Ratio' have been merged into a new option 'ST Monitor'.
- MFP: Timer B tick better following the 'DE' signal.
*More precise timers when the CPU is accelerated (sound routines).
*Some timing changes.
- CPU: 64bit cycle timers (Win64). This makes older memory snapshots incompatible.

Bugfixes
- CPU timing destination = .W (-An).
- GUI crash on select MIDI in (Win64).
- DC offset: sound is now centred on zero, start/stop shouldn't click.
Note: PSG emulation produces positive-only values, DMA sound samples are signed.
- 2.5MB memory setting was forgotten at second cold reset.
- More compatible, less trashy fullscreen GUI (DD & D3D).
- Some other Fullscreen bugs (trash, wrong size...).
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          Catching Up with Deborah Lacey, Sisko's Mom   

Just as the presence of Jake Sisko helped humanize Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, so too did the arrival of Sisko’s mother, Sarah, spectral and possessed though she may have been for the most part. Deborah Lacey played Sarah in five seventh-season DS9 episodes – “Image in the Sand,” “Shadows and Symbols,” “Penumbra,” “Til Death Do Us Part” and the series finale, “What You Leave Behind” – and she did lovely work bringing a complex character to life. More recently, Lacey delivered touching performances on Mad Men in the recurring role of Carla, the Drapers’ housekeeper. StarTrek.com chatted with Lacey last week, discussing DS9 and Mad Men, and everything in between, as well as her upcoming appearance at Star Trek Las Vegas, which will be held August 2-6 at the Rio Suites. Here’s what she had to say…


Catch everyone up. Where do you live and what are you working on at the moment?

Deborah Lacey

I live in the Pasadena area of California. Since DS9 I've recurred on Mad Men as Carla, the Drapers' housekeeper, for the first four seasons. I recurred for two seasons on The Fosters as Mary, an adoption attorney, and have done many other episodics. I also had a cameo in the feature film, Straight Outta Compton, and I co-starred opposite Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in HBO's Behind the Candelabra. I've also been starring as the lead actress in several short films that have been seen around the country in film festivals. And I'm back in the theater now.

What are you up to when you’re not acting?

My day usually starts with some form of exercise. I eat protein in the morning and head to the gym for Yoga and/or equipment exercise, or I take a two-mile walk around my neighborhood. I enjoy exercise. I'm a big fan of Turner Classic Movies; the old movies are my acting classes. I also enjoy bowling, political debates, but only if they're civil. I love going to movies, the theater, and I'm a cook. And I do enjoy social media.

If someone reads this, isn’t aware of your previous work and wants to check it out, what are some of your performances in films and shows that you’re proudest of?

I'm definitely proud of my work as Carla on Mad MenThe Closer, The Gregory Hines Show, The Five Heartbeats feature film. I had fun with my character on Bones, and I’m proud of my very first starring role opposite Harry Hamlin and Beah Richards in the HBO series The Hitchhiker. There are so many others. I'm very proud of the film I shot on location in Ghana, West Africa in 1989... African Timber, about the smuggling of the most expensive wood in the world, mahogany. I played an African heiress.

Your Twitter introduction references The Miki Howard Story. What’s that about? Whom do you play? What’s happening with the film?

Deborah Lacey

This a TV movie for TVOne that tells the inspiring story of R&B singer Miki Howard and her struggle to overcome her battles with drug addiction, domestic violence. and a mother who kicked her out at 16. That's when she comes to stay with my character, Tressie, who takes her in and helps her with her two boys. The movie can be seen OnDemand.


How familiar, or not, were you with Star Trek in general and DS9 specifically when the opportunity to play Sarah Sisko came along?

I was familiar with Star Trek. I had been watching since The Original Series. I watched some TNG as well, and I watched DS9, too. I was actually very excited to see Avery Brooks starring in it, and I really wanted to work with him. I had been auditioning for other roles on other Star Treks, so when this role of Sarah Sisko came along, the producers were well aware of me. I believe they had me in mind for her because at my audition I remember one of the producers said to me, “I can't believe you're the Sisko's mom.” I'm still not sure why he said that, though, but I was flattered and it made me feel I had the part.


What did they tell you about the role, her backstory? And did you know it would be recurring?

They told me Sarah, the Prophet, had taken the human body of Benjamin's mother, Sarah, in order to make him the Sisko, to give a story as to why he was chosen to be the leader of a people he was not a part of. They told me Sarah was linear. I did know there would be other episodes, but not how many.


We first saw you in “Image in the Sand.” How did they shoot that bit with your face in the sand? And what was it like for you to see that striking image?

Deborah Lacey

This experience was so exciting for me. There was a clay mask made of my face. I had to go to the makeup department at Paramount and sit in a chair with my hair covered, eyes closed and straws through my nose so I could breathe. They placed the clay over my face and I sat for a little while until it hardened. I don't think it was very long. They made two of them. The masks were clay colored, so they had to apply makeup to match my skin tone and makeup for masks to make them look like my face. They looked like a sculpture of my face... pretty amazing. I still have one of two that were made. These masks were used to create the special effect of seeing my face appear in the sand. So, on a sound stage on the lot, they made a medium sandbox and they first filmed the masks in the sandbox. They had both masks to work with where my eyes were closed. After they shot the mask in the sand, I was then asked to lay down face up in the sandbox, and they shot my face in a very tight closeup, just to get my eyes to open. So, I did a few takes of opening my eyes, with the direction that I was opening them to speak for the first time. So, this is the amazing work of the special effects (team), who then interchanged the opening of my eyes with the shots of the masks in the sand to make it look like there was a face in the sand that opened its eyes. Pretty cool. I was blown away when I saw it. It felt so real, and it really helped set me up for the performance of a celestial being. I loved it, and it was spooky at the same time. The masks look exactly like me, like seeing myself in a quiet peace.


You had to play Sarah as both ethereal and human, there and not there. How did you wrap your head around that and then bring her to life when the camera rolled?

Well, it helped that I had played a spirit being before on Roc, the live sitcom on Fox starring Charles Dutton. So, I knew how to play feeling distant from other people. It's a feeling of living in outer space, of knowing you're not a part of this existence, feeling you're in a better place even, removed from their world. I was directed to play Sarah in the beginning as "searching for words," not really sure of the words. So, it's a little "choppy." That's what I tried to do. I relied on that direction, and searched for communication. I imagined what it would be like if I struggled to communicate in a foreign language and only had my senses to work with. You'd find a way to express yourself.


How did you enjoy working with Avery Brooks?

Deborah Lacey

Wow. Just wow. I don't have a better word. He is, hands down, the best actor I've ever worked with. And I'm pretty proud of the actors I've starred with. Avery is a generous actor. He cares so much about the art of performance. He's intense, so you can't help but feel engulfed by him. He makes you perform at sis level. So, he definitely made me a better actor. I absolutely adore him. Every moment in his presence was like a gift, the gift of working with a master thespian. I'll never forget it.


We’ll talk about the series finale in a moment, but what do you recall most vividly about making the episodes “Shadows and Symbols,” “Penumbra” and “Til Death Do Us Part”?

Deborah Lacey

“Shadows and Symbols was awesome.” My first scenes with Avery, we had so much fun. It started when we met in the makeup trailer. He was so funny and he was so kind to me. We talked about Sarah and the God versus mother relationship I had in store for me, and he really helped me understand the Prophets. I remember being determined that I would perform with him on his level, so I focused on everything he had to say, absorbing it. When we got on set there was a natural rhythm, a dance that seemed to be created between us. I remember the director saying that and how much he liked it. I remember how intense Avery was. I remember how profound some of my dialogue was, how it stuck with me, how it still sticks to me today, that line that says because there could be no one else so powerful.

Deborah Lacey

“Penumbra” was a lot of fun too, I remember being given the note to search for the words because they wouldn't come very easily, and this is the episode where I was playing being present but distant, hovering like a spirit being and yet being human enough to try and connect. I used my voice to sound far away and I remember Avery reminding me that I was a god, so nothing he could say could intimidate me. We were dancing again. It came so natural, and then Sarah started showing signs of attachment, of love for her son, and she says, “You are a part of me.” I remember feeling so touched by those words. I loved that I got to touch him to show that affection, how our mother and son bond was beginning to happen. I remember feeling the shift in emotions happening for Sarah.

Deborah Lacey

“Til Death Do Us Part” was a power episode for me. I remember focusing on the god I was in trying to control Sisko, trying to warn him not to go against me, this feeling of chastising my son, protecting him from danger. It was a haunting feeling, but then giving in to him because she was trying to understand but still very concerned. Another one of favorite lines was in this episode, which is, “Be careful, my son…” There were tears in my eyes and I was very moved when I grabbed his face and put it to my chest.


Sarah is a key part of the end, for now, of Sisko’s journey in “What You Leave Behind.” How pleased were you to figure in that on such an important, emotional level?

Deborah Lacey

I'm very pleased that Sisko made it through his journey to complete his destiny and found his mother again. By that episode, I was feeling Sarah Sisko had made that connection of mother and son, and the bond was sealed. She's proud of her son, as any mother would be. It was a journey of love. They found each other, and I thought it was great she wanted him with her.


If you could have had one more scene as Sarah, what would you like for it to have been? What would you have want to learn about her and/or her relationship with her son?

Hmmm... I would have liked to see her as the human Sarah, the wife, the mother. I would have loved to work with Brock Peters and Cirroc Lofton. Maybe some kind of flashback before the Prophet took over that would show Sisko's memories of his mom. And it would've been pretty cool to see Sarah interact with her grandson, just what she looked like being a human being. Also, how she loved him (Benjamin) as a child, where the nurturing began. I'm sure she loved him then, and that memory is shared between them. So, they have it to rely on. That's what first comes to mind.


You will be at Star Trek Las Vegas in August. How many conventions have you done in the past, and how eager are you to meet the fans and share your memories of DS9?

Deborah Lacey

Yes, I'll be there, and this is the very first time I've been asked to join in, my first Star Trek convention. I'm over-the-moon excited to be there. I'm very much looking forward to meeting the fans and sharing stories and memories. I can't wait. This is definitely one of the highlights of my career, another wow. Just hearing the question sends chills through me. I'm honored. I'm proud. I'm amazed. I'm soooo grateful. It means a lot to me because I've always believed in what Star Trek stands for. For me, I always saw stories and characters that were about tolerance of differences, of struggles of human dignity and human rights, of leadership, of values that uplift and inspire, of overcoming controversies with mutual resolve, and a whole lot of fun and laughter. This is the legacy of Star Trek for me, and why it's such a phenomenon, because it is a legacy of inclusion.

Visit Star Trek Las Vegas for more information and tickets.


          Remembering Enterprise Background Performer Joseph Billingiere, 1948-2017   

StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of veteran stuntman, martial artist, photo double and actor Joe Billingiere, who passed away on June 15 at the age of 68 in Ventura, California. Billingiere appeared in at least two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, playing a Klingon in one and an Enolian prisoner in "Canamar."


Beyond his Trek credits, Billingiere also worked on such film and TV projects as Exit Wounds, Half Past Dead, Reno 911!, Everybody Hates Chris, Jonah Hex, John Carter and Drunk History. Prior to his passing, he'd completed the upcoming features Moon Creek Cemetery and Damsel, the latter with Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska. 


Billingiere's family and friends will celebrate his life and legacy at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 at Amigo's Cantina in Ventura, California. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Billingiere's loved ones.


          J.G. Hertzler Joins the Cast of Star Trek Online   

“How is it that I have only one eye, but I can see more clearly than anyone around me?” –Martok, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Star Trek Online is very pleased to announce the newest addition to our cast... J.G. Hertzler, reprising the role of Martok, the former Klingon Chancellor that he made famous on the beloved series DS9.

Star Trek Martok


Martok was originally brought into DS9 as a brief guest star, but Hertzler’s portrayal led to him becoming a fan favorite who eventually became a recurring character. The Klingon General proved instrumental in the war with the Dominion, helping Worf and the crew of Deep Space 9 fend off legions of Jem’Hadar ships, and even endured three years of torture at the hands of the Dominion’s elite soldiers. Martok gained such renown in the war that then-Chancellor Gowron considered him a threat to the throne, and attempted to discredit and, eventually, kill him. Worf challenged Gowron and defeated him, but turned down the honor of becoming Chancellor, instead granting it to his friend, Martok.

Star Trek Martok
As far as the Galaxy knows, Martok is dead – having been killed in an honor duel for the position of Chancellor by J’mpok in 2393. Where has he been for the last 18 years? And what role will he play in the world of 2411? All of this will be revealed in an upcoming update to Star Trek Online.

Check out our interview with J.G. Hertzler, where he talks about returning to the role of Martok and how Klingons are like football players, right here...


          SDCC-Exclusive The Bakersfield Expedition Action Figures    

Fans of the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory know that the boys love Star Trek. The boys also love attending comic conventions. So, in the season-six episode, "The Bakersfield Expedition," it was no surprise they try to attend Bakersfield comic con in full Star Trek: The Next Generation cosplay gear. On their way, the guys stop at the famous Vasquez Rocks to take some photos recreating vintage Star Trek scenes. That’s when their car stolen is stolen, and a new adventure begins. Now Bif Bang Pow! has captured that moment with a The Big Bang Theory/Star Trek: The Next Generation 3 3/4-Inch Figures Set - Convention Exclusive.

Star Trek Big Bang Theory Convention Figures
The box includes four figures with five points of articulation each, including neck, shoulders and hips. The set includes: Sheldon dressed as Commander Data, Leonard as Captain Picard, Raj as Lt. Worf, and Howard as the Borg. Prototypes were made by Gentle Giant to capture all the fine details of the figures. The packaging includes a pop-out diorama of the scene depicted in the episode.

Star Trek Big Bang Theory Convention Figures
This convention-exclusive set is a must-have for fans of either show and is limited to 2,288 pieces. The first opportunity fans can grab this individually numbered and limited-edition exclusive will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2017 in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343).

Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2017? *Pre-order the Exclusive Figure Set at Entertainment Earth now.

(*NOTE: This item will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2017 at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped to you then, in August 2017.)

Continue to check Entertainment Earth for the latest convention-exclusive news.


          Discovery Panel Set for Comic-Con   

Get ready, everyone, as cast and creatives from Star Trek: Discovery are set to beam into Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22nd, 2:30 p.m. PST in Ballroom 20.  Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for more details.

Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Discovery premiere this September and will be available in countries around the world.

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          34 Best Fourth Movies for July 4, Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)   

Not many film franchises get the distinction of hitting number four. It’s even more impressive when they’re actually good. For Fourth of July, we’re counting down the fourth movies in a given series from worst to best because it’s patriotic and also because the number four. Also this is our site so why not.

“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”

Technically it’s the fourth “Star Wars” movie made, so we’re counting it. We’re also counting that besides the pod racing, it isn’t very good.

“Jaws IV: The Revenge”

“I have never seen it (Jaws 4) but by all accounts it is terrible,” star Michael Caine said about the movie. “However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific.”

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009)

Thank the heavens that “Logan” and “Deadpool” happened.

“Batman & Robin” (1997)

Isn’t this an ice list?

“Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” (1972)

Fans of the “Planet of the Apes” prequels might be interested to see Caesar’s original origins, although the new films do the character more justice.

“Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol” (1987)

Did you know the Razzies had a “Worst Original Song” category? The one from this film was called “Let’s Go to Heaven in My Car.”

“A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” (1988)

Easily confused with the far superior “Dream Warriors.”

“Superman IV: The Quest For Peace” (1987)

Folks, just because there’s a fire hydrant doesn’t mean it’s New York.

“Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter” (1984)

“The Final Chapter.” That’s hilarious.

“Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” (1988)

After “Season of the Witch,” we’ll take anything.

“Sudden Impact” (1983)

“Go ahead,” Dirty Harry would say. “Make our day… no please, make our day. This movie is not great.”

“Lethal Weapon IV” (1998)

Should’ve just left it at three.

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008)

It’s a shame when the highlight of your movie is when Harrison Ford crawls out of a refrigerator.

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” (2014)

This is the movie with dinosaurs/dinofours.

“Alien Resurrection” (1997)

It’s probably aged better than a lot of other fourth films, but “Resurrection” suffers from a thin plot and an obvious attempt to keep a franchise alive.

“Terminator Salvation” (2009)

The only good thing that came out of “Salvation” was Christian Bale’s telephone freakout.

“Vegas Vacation” (1997)

Why would we watch “Vegas Vacation” when “Christmas” and the original exist?

“Saw IV” (2007)

Might as well has been “Saw IV: The Final Chapter.”

“Shrek Forever After” (2010)

Get it? GET IT?

“Bourne Legacy” (2012)

Remember when Jeremy Renner starred in a Bourne film? No? Just us then?

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012)

Remember when you used to love seeing “Lord of the Rings” films?

“Thunderball” (1965)

But what if James Bond but underwater?

“Bride of Chucky” (1998)

One of Jennifer Tilly’s best roles, without a doubt.

“Scream 4” (2011)

It’s easily a cash grab, but it’s one of the most fun horror movies to come out in recent years and is way better than it has any right to be.

“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (2011)

We thought we’d get bored of watching Tom Cruise jump out of things. We were wrong.

“Thor” (2011)

The fourth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was considered risky at the time, but Kenneth Branagh and a career making performance by Tom Hiddleston helped us to take it seriously.

“Live Free or Die Hard” (2007)

We didn’t need another “Die Hard” movie but considering the break between the third and fourth ones, this isn’t half bad.

“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986)

They made us really care about those whales in this fish out of water comedy.

“Fast & Furious” (2009)

You have this film to thank for your favorite, average drag racing action flicks getting turned into what is ostensibly a superhero film with cars. We’re not complaining.

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

The third and last films in the franchise are probably the best in terms of quality and how successfully it adapted the source material, but “Goblet of Fire” killed off Robert Pattinson and broke our hearts.

“Rocky IV”

Yes the “Rocky” movies became incredibly corny after the first two installments, but Rocky versus the Russians might be the most quintessentially 80s concept every put to film and it hasn’t been topped since.

“Wonder Woman”

Fourth time’s the charm with the DC Cinematic Universe. After the mediocre “Man of Steel” and the travesties that were “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad,” the female superhero’s first big screen outing gave us hope.

“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”

Technically this is the first “Star Wars” movie made, so it can’t possibly be number one on our “fourth movies” list, but because George Lucas gave us a sequential order that we have to stick by, we’ll give it the distinction.

“Mad Max Fury Road”

I fought tooth and nail to get this in the number one spot. It managed to reboot a dead franchise, making it modern, fresh, and one of the best action movies of the 21 century.

 

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          Star Trek: Online gets a mid-season update on PC in July   

Star Trek: Online will receive a mid-season update on PC next month, Perfect World yesterday confirmed. The update, dubbed Season 13.5, will add to the current “Escalation” storyline. It adds Deep

This content originally appeared on Stevivor, at Star Trek: Online gets a mid-season update on PC in July.


          Podcast Beyond Episode 490: Call of Duty Goes Back to WWII, MvC Infinite, and Star Trek in VR   

Join Max "Mole Mitts" Scoville, Marty "Hookshot" Sliva, Brian "Boomerang" Altano, and Alanah "Pegasus Boots" Pearce as they break down a nice busy week of video game news, including Call of Duty: WWII's reveal, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite's story trailer, Marty's review of What Remains of Edith Finch, and our thoughts on the direction of VR, including Ubisoft's upcoming Star Trek: Bridge Crew, which Max and Brian played, with hilarious results.


          [کنسول] دانلود Alienation PS4 - بازی بیگانه‌کش‌ها برای پلی استیشن 4   

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          All Things Star Trek   
I've been thinking that we need a thread for this like we already have for Star Wars. I saw this video & decided to would be a great to kick-off...
          Kirk, Spock and McCoy Star Trek Cross Stitch Pattern PDF by robinsdesign   

5.00 USD

The three main characters from the classic Star Trek series, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy in counted cross stitch.

This pattern was hand designed by a professional artist/crafts person
Finished size is approximately 11" wide x 8" high when worked on 14 count fabric (153 x 110 stitches) The image is composed of 44 colors. THIS IS NOT A KIT.

Each pattern contains:

* Color picture of the finished image
* Pattern in black and white symbols on several pages
* Floss list in your choice of DMC, Anchor or Madeira
(if DMC is NOT wanted, specify preference when ordering)
* Full stitch count
* Floss use yardage

Design contains no fractional stitches, but due to the complexity of the image, appropriate for an intermediate stitcher. Pattern may be worked on different count fabric which will result in a different sized finished product.

Pattern will be emailed as a PDF within 24 hours after receipt of cleared payment.

All cross stitch patterns are copyright Robin Hobbs and are for personal use only. Reselling or redistributing patterns in any way is prohibited, unless given written permission by designer. Although, one finished work from my pattern is yours to do with as you please.


          J.J. Abrams – wenn Kreativität und Können unwiderstehlich machen   
Er ist der hotzine Mann des Monats:  J.J. Abrams – das kreative Genie, das uns die besten Serien beschert. (Hier auf der Europa-Premiere von „Star Wars – Das Erwachen der Macht“ am 16.12. in London.) Aus seiner Feder stammen LOST, AMAGEDDON und FRINGE – Grenzfälle des FBI. Er produzierte CLOVERFIELD, JOYRIDE oder STAR TREK. Und […]
          TRAILERS: Bad Moms Christmas, I Do…Until I Don’t, The Greatest Showman   

This time around our MOVIE TRAILERS includes some Bad Moms, A Showman and Relationship woes in three upcoming movies heading to theaters. Watch trailers for Bad Moms Christmas, I Do…Until I Don’t, and The Greatest Showman… CelebNMovies247.com has three new movies heading to theaters later this year and trust us you’ll want to see all […]

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          Three Tip Thursday: 06/29/17   
Today's Three Tips: Amazon Prime Day 2017, Star Trek Convention Sweepstakes, Car Escape Tool
          Library's July Calendar of Events Listed   

ohio co library OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (6/29/17) — The following activities are scheduled for the Ohio County Library:

Saturday, July 1
Storytime at Beaver Dam Farmer’s Market 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 4
Closed for Holiday

Friday, July 7
Famished for Fiction Teen Event 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harry Potter’s Birthday Bash – Pick your favorite Harry Potter novel to share! Do not forget to bring a friend! Everyone in attendance can register for a set of Harry potter’s schoolbooks! Don’t miss your chance!

Teens Only! Embrace Your Geekness! 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Star Wars? Star Trek? Pokemon? SuperWhoLock? Potter? Anime? Manga? G.O.T.? Join us ...


          Michael Piller, 'Star Trek' Producer, 57   
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          Star Trek: Discovery may kill off its characters Game of Thrones style   
People don&#39;t typically die on Star Trek. Sure, plenty of red-shirts and even entire civilizations have bit the dust over the decades, but main cast-members, almost never. Those who have died have usually done so because the actor who played the character wanted to leave the series, it&#39;s rarely for storytelling reasons. The upcoming Star Trek: Discovery is looking to take a page... Read More...
          The Big Borg Theory - Sheldon and Star Trek Merge for Comic-Con!   
Two great things! This The Big Bang Theory / Star Trek: The Next Generation 3 3/4-Inch Figures Set - Convention Exclusive brings you four 3 3/4-inch action figures with the cast of The Big Bang Theory cosplaying as characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The set has an awesome backdrop you're going to love, and each figure features amazing stylistic details inspired by both series. Come to booth #2343 at Comic-Con to get yours! If you can't make the event, pre-order one from us today. Should we have any remaining after Comic-Con, we'll ship yours to you starting in August!
          Conheça os filmes que estreiam nos canais Telecine em Julho    
"O Lar das Crianças Peculiares", é uma das estreias do mês de Julho. (Imagem/Divulgação)
Nas férias de julho vai ser difícil encontrar um programa melhor que o Telecine. Para os pequenos, os destaques do Telecine Premium e do Telecine Play são as animações Procurando Dory, no dia 8, e Kubo e as Cordas Mágicas, no dia 28, a fantasia O Lar das Crianças Peculiares, no dia 29. Aos adultos vão curtir estreias aguardadas, como Café Society (2016), de Woody Allen, no dia 31, Star Trek: Sem Fronteiras, no dia 22, Minha Mãe É uma Peça 2, no dia 1º, e Stonewall – Onde o Orgulho Começou, no dia 3.

Entre as novidades do Telecine Cult, também disponíveis no Telecine Play, estão O Garoto (no sábado, 1°) e Em Busca do Ouro (quarta-feira, 12), duas produções dirigidas e protagonizadas por Charles Chaplin. Ainda no canal vão ao ar o drama de Bernardo Bertolucci Os Sonhadores, no dia 22, e 1984, adaptação da visionária obra de George Orwel, no dia 30.

O Telecine também programou sessões para celebrar o aniversário de quatro astros do cinema. No dia 7, será exibido no Cult o "Especial Telecine Adora o Tom Hanks" com os filmes Splash - Uma Sereia em Minha Vida, O Homem do Sapato Vermelho e Uma Dupla Quase Perfeita, por conta do aniversário de 61 anos do ator. No Telecine Action os especiais ficarão por conta de Jason Statham e Arnold Schwarzenegger. Jason, que completa 50 anos no dia 26, vai ser homenageado com a exibição, a partir das 18h20, de Linha de Frente, Carga Explosiva e Adrenalina (2006). Já o ator Arnold Schwarzenegger completa 70 anos no dia 30, e, com isso os fãs foram presenteados. Entre 25 e 30 de julho, será exibido um longa por dia protagonizado pelo ator. A sessão especial começa com Rota de Fuga (2013), à 0h e segue com O Predador, True Lies, O Exterminador do Futuro: Gênesis, O Último Desafio e Comando Para Matar. Vin Diesel faz 50 anos e ganha um superdestaque no Telecine Pipoca. Dia 18, o ator poderá ser visto três vezes em sequência em Velozes e Furiosos 6, O Último Caçador de Bruxas e A Batalha de Riddick.

No Telecine Pipoca, para acompanhar a estreia de Procurando Dory, será exibido também Procurando Nemo e Piper: Descobrindo o Mundo, curta-metragem vencedor do Oscar deste ano.

          The Islamist Minotaur by Victor Davis Hanson   
According to Greek myth, the Athenian hero Theseus sailed to Crete to stop the tribute of seven Athenian men and seven women sent every nine years to the distant carnivorous Minotaur in his haunt within the labyrinth beneath the palace of Knossos on Crete. In various versions of the prehistorical myth, the Athenian King Aegeus had conceded earlier to the attacking Cretan King Minos to surrender the youths as tribute to prevent a wider war. Then his heroic son Theseus came of age and volunteered to stop the scripted slaughter, sailing to Crete, where he slew the Minotaur. And that was that. The idea of harvesting people as part of some strange protocol to preclude a wider, far more destructive war is to not unknown in both history and popular myth. Many of the thousands of human victims sacrificed to the various hungry gods of the Aztecs such as Huitzilopochtli and Tezcatlipoca often were delivered as a sort of human tribute forced from neighboring conquered cities and tribes. The subdued assumed that paying the smaller human toll was cheaper than waging a far bloodier and likely futile revolt against the Aztec Empire—at least until the arrival of Hernan Cortes and his conquistadors in 1519, who found restive conquered peoples eager for revolt, largely on promises to overthrow the Aztecs and stop their collection of human tribute. A half-century ago, in the 1967 Star Trek episode “A Taste of Armageddon,” the starship Enterprise visits an imaginary planet Eminiar II, that was engaged in an existential—but virtual—war with the neighboring planet Vendikar. To avoid full-scale Armageddon, both sides far earlier had agreed to wage a computer-simulated war, in which electronically projected losses were reified by ordering selected “fatalities” to report to “disintegration” chambers—TV-land’s version of the Minotaur myth—to avoid a larger (and real) war. Captain Kirk plays a role somewhat analogous to Theseus and puts an end to the nightmarish nonsense. Something akin to this trope is occurring in Europe and to a lesser extent in the United States. From Fort Hood to Manchester, we are witnessing such human harvests around the Western world. The script goes like this: A Middle-Eastern Muslim resident alien of a Western country, or a second-generation citizen or subject of Middle Eastern descent, is “radicalized”—either by the local Islamist immigrant community or through Internet sermonizing. Then, out his own sense of failure or unhappiness in the West, the failed youth seeks some sort of Islamist transcendence in terrorizing the very hosts who had welcomed his parents or himself.
           ATIVAR NOSSAS PERCEPÇÕES EXPANDIDAS – PARTE 2    




Por Suzanne Lie PhD


Em 17 de fevereiro de 2016

Clarisenciência

Clarisenciência é um termo abrangente para todos os sentidos mediúnicos. Quando somos clarisencientes, nós podemos acessar nossos sentidos expandidos para cheirar, ver e tocar a aura de outra pessoa, ouvir os pensamentos de outra pessoa, sentir as emoções delas e/ou comunicar com seres dimensionalmente superiores.

A clarisenciência é experimentada como um sentimento, normalmente acompanhado por uma sensação física. Nós podemos sentir o cheiro de algo que não “está ali”, ter um relance de algo no canto de nosso olho, saber alguma coisa que não sabíamos um momento antes, sair por um segundo para outra realidade e/ou de repente se sentir confuso e desorientado. Frequentemente nós experimentamos nossas realidades alternativas através de nossa clarisenciência.

Há diferentes tipos de “realidades alternativas”. Uma normalmente é conhecida como nossas “vidas passadas”. Entretanto, tempo e espaço são uma ilusão específica da terceira dimensão. Por conseguinte, assim que elevamos nossa consciência até para a quarta dimensão, nós frequentemente começamos a nos experimentar em uma vida que não é coerente com a vida tridimensional que nós estamos acostumados a experimentar.

Assim que olhamos “para baixo” na frequência pela nossa consciência tetradimensional para a terceira dimensão, nós somos capazes de perceber qualquer período que desejarmos. Nossas muitas encarnações na Terra tridimensional podem ser testemunhadas desta percepção como estando alinhadas numa roda do tempo. De nosso ponto de vista da quarta dimensão essa roda não é vinculada ao tempo. Consequentemente, podemos visitar uma vida em 223 AC, então visitar uma vida em 2034 DC, então visitar uma em 1895 AC. Todavia, assim que entramos em qualquer desses períodos, nós estamos limitados ao movimento cronológico do tempo tridimensional.

A clarisenciência pode ser experimentada como um saber que entra em nossa consciência. Se pudermos confiar nesse saber, ele pode nos orientar pelos muitos obstáculos da vida. Essa orientação interna também pode nos direcionar para um melhor conhecimento de nosso eu. Quanto mais conhecemos nosso eu, mais nós podemos discriminar entre as sensações internas que captamos do outro e as sensações internas que surgem de nossas percepções expandidas. Como com todos os relacionamentos, amor incondicional e confiança são o que desenvolve a intimidade. Ser íntimo com nosso eu é um conceito estranho para muitos, mas assim que lembramos e aceitamos nossa verdadeira Alma/EU Multidimensional, essa intimidade expande exponencialmente.

Telecinese

Telecinese é uma capacidade tetra e pentadimensional que nos permite mover objetos pelo espaço sem as operações de nosso corpo físico. Em nosso eu tetra e pentadimensional, nossa mente, emoções e intenções são mais poderosas que nossos músculos. Portanto, nós podemos deslocar objetos por combinar nossos pensamentos e emoções com nossa intenção consciente.

Telecinese normalmente é referida como “mente sobre matéria”. Em outras palavras, com o uso consciente de nossas habilidades telecinéticas nós podemos mover e/ou influenciar a matéria com o poder de nossa mente. Entretanto, as emoções também têm um forte papel na telecinese. Telecinese consciente é uma das percepções expandidas menos comuns. Por outro lado, nós frequentemente influenciamos a matéria com a nossa mente/emoções de uma maneira inconsciente. Por exemplo, aqueles que têm mais de uma propensão para a telecinese, às vezes acendem as luzes da rua ou as apagam simplesmente por caminhar sob elas.

Essas pessoas podem ser atraídas para artes marciais ou esportes tais como tênis, basebol, golfe, nos quais o poder da intenção pode ser conscientemente usado para direcionar o curso da bola ou o golpe das artes marciais. Artistas que trabalham com entalhe ou escultura podem também ter um talento não reconhecido para a telecinese, pois eles manipulam a matéria com suas mãos, mas a intenção de suas mentes/emoções inconscientes também pode ser um forte componente do seu trabalho artístico.


Outro tipo de telecinese inconsciente é um poltergeist. Um poltergeist não é um “fantasma”, mas o movimento da matéria através da intenção inconsciente de uma pessoa viva. Frequentemente essa pessoa é um adolescente que não está ciente da força de suas emoções extremas. De fato, medo, raiva e mágoa podem ser forças muito poderosas. Infelizmente, quando essas emoções são usadas inconscientemente para manipular a matéria, normalmente é aterrorizador para a pessoa que involuntariamente criou esse movimento. Carl Jung, famoso psiquiatra e discípulo de Freud, falou sobre suas experiências telecinéticas quando adolescente em sua autobiografia, Memórias, Sonhos e Reflexões. Na adolescência ele leu todos os livros do décimo terceiro século sobre alquimia que ele pôde encontrar. Consequentemente, ele despertou um grande poder, mas ainda não tinha obtido qualquer mestria sobre suas emoções.

Emoção forte é um componente importante na telecinese porque emoção é “energia em movimento”. Assim que obtemos mestria sobre nossas emoções, nós podemos usar emoções baseadas no amor para consciente e amorosamente elevar a frequência da matéria para a quarta dimensão onde ela está menos sobrecarregada pelo tempo e espaço. Então nós podemos movê-la sem a limitação do peso ou massa tridimensional. Se pudermos conectar conscientemente com nossa consciência quântica, nós podemos usar a manifestação instantânea de nosso pensamento quântico para teletransportar a matéria para qualquer lugar do Universo – instantaneamente!

Provou-se que nosso “DNA lixo” funciona como pequenos wormholes onde mensagens, e eventualmente matéria, podem ser instantaneamente teletransportadas para qualquer lugar. Em um experimento, amostras de DNA lixo foram postas em frascos e levadas para outra sala. Fotos de emoções de medo foram mostradas para o sujeito, e o DNA na outra sala instantaneamente colapsou e meio que se desfez. Fotos de emoções amorosas então foram mostradas e, instantaneamente, o DNA se recuperou e voltou para seu estado mais vibrante. O Militar Norte-americano, que fez o experimento, então distanciou centenas de milhas os frascos e o DNA ainda respondia instantaneamente. É provável que o “teletransporte” usado em Star Trek seja um exemplo desta forma de telecinese. A matéria é desmontada para o nível quântico, onde ela pode se mover além do tempo e espaço, então reestruturada no local pretendido.

Iluminação
A iluminação ocorre quando entregamos nosso ego para nossa Alma/EU pentadimensional para se tornar UM com o AGORA das dimensões superiores. Apenas um momento 3D dessa União pode nos colocar num Caminho que leva a maior parte de nossa vida para viajar.

Iluminação é o que ocorre quando fazemos o download e a integração de nosso EU Multidimensional em nosso vaso terreno físico. Assim que integramos totalmente nosso EU em nosso eu, nossa consciência expande de Consciência Pessoal para Consciência Coletiva para Consciência Planetária para Consciência Galáctica para Consciência Cósmica. Com cada expansão de nossa consciência nosso sentido de EU aumenta. Nosso “sentido de EU” é definido como: aquele com que nós sentimos um sentido completo de UNIDADE.

Enquanto na Consciência Pessoal, nós pensamos em nosso EU como um ser humano tridimensional que está totalmente consciente do funcionamento de nossa vida mundana. Também estamos cientes de nossa Criança Interior e Ego. Por conseguinte, nós somos capazes de usar nossas percepções expandidas para receber comunicações através de nosso corpo, Criança Interior e, através da prece, com Deus e/ou Santos e Anjos.

Na Consciência Coletiva nós sentimos unidade com toda a humanidade e pensamos em nosso EU como sendo um membro da família de toda a humanidade. Por causa disso, nós podemos usar nossas percepções expandidas para sintonizar na quarta dimensão e comunicar com a massa, a Consciência Coletiva dos humanos na Terra.

Com a consciência Planetária, nós sentimos unidade completa com o nosso planeta, que expande nossa consciência para abranger a quarta dimensão. Com o despertar de nossa consciência multidimensional nós podemos perceber nosso EU como um componente de Gaia, a consciência da Terra. Neste caso, nós usamos nossas percepções expandidas para comunicar diretamente com nossa Mãe Terra e também com TODOS os habitantes dela. Nós também podemos conectar com os Elementais tetradimensionais da terra/gnomos, ar/silfos, água/ondinas e fogo/salamandras.

Com a consciência tetradimensional nós também podemos comunicar com as muitas realidades e seres que ressoam à quarta dimensão. No início, nós podemos somente ser capazes de acreditar que esses Seres maravilhosos e Guias Espirituais até existem. Então, com o passar do tempo, nós percebemos que muitos desses seres são expressões tetradimensionais de nosso próprio EU Multidimensional.

Com a Consciência Galáctica, nós sentimos unidade completa com os muitos planetas, sistemas solares e galáxias que ressoam à quarta e à quinta dimensão. Essa unidade nos permite integrar totalmente nosso EU Multidimensional e expandir nossa consciência para a quinta dimensão e aterrar essa frequência da Luz no corpo de Gaia. Aí, os “ETs” são percebidos como outras expressões da nossa Alma/EU e membros de nossa Família Estelar.

Nós fomos além das limitações da dualidade, tempo, espaço e separação. Nós percebemos nosso corpo físico como o veículo terreno que usamos e mantemos para nos “levar” pelas experiências de ser um membro da Equipe de Ascensão Planetária. Nós percebemos todos os aspectos da realidade física como uma bênção ou uma iniciação para nos lembrar de liberarmos todo medo e vivermos em amor incondicional sempre e para sempre. Desse estado de consciência, nós somos Mestres da Energia e acompanhamos atentamente nossos pensamentos e emoções para que eles não ameacem baixar nossa consciência. Não somos mais vítimas de qualquer pessoa, local, situação ou coisa e assumimos total responsabilidade por todas as manifestações em nossa vida.

Com a Consciência Cósmica, nós podemos ir para a quinta dimensão e acima e também para as realidades quânticas e pensamento quântico. Nós estamos nos preparando para liberar todos os apegos à forma e ver nosso eu como sendo pura consciência. A viagem interdimensional é normal, pois nós interfaceamos com nossa Superalma na sétima dimensão para ajudar nossa Família de Alma a trazer TODAS as nossas expressões do EU para o Lar, para a ressonância da Consciência Multidimensional.

Nós não precisamos mais procurar, pois vivemos na Inteligência Divina, Sabedoria Espiritual e Criatividade Infinita. Nós compartilhamos nosso Ser Iluminado com outras expressões do nosso EU e com todos que procuram nosso conselho. Se ainda mantemos um vaso terreno aterrado (normalmente para participar da ascensão planetária), nós mantemos uma conexão constante ao nosso EU Multidimensional e também com o coração de Gaia. Nós vemos um de nossos serviços como sendo transformadores redutores para aterra a luz de frequência mais alta e a realidade quântica no corpo da Terra. Como esse serviço, nós elevamos a frequência de ressonância do planeta para facilitar a ascensão planetária.

Estamos livres do ego, então não procuramos fama ou reconhecimento e normalmente os vemos como uma distração para o nosso verdadeiro trabalho. Nós andamos no planeta Terra como uma pessoa “normal” que ainda tem que pagar contas, ir trabalhar e alimentar nosso corpo. Nós sabemos que é uma tarefa imensa manter uma forma tridimensional com as frequências expandidas de nossa consciência, mas viver com as muitas dores da realidade física sabendo que “isso também passará”.


Nós SABEMOS que somos imensamente privilegiados para ser um membro desse Momento Cósmico e constantemente se esforçar para manter a conexão com nossa Superalma através de todas as muitas realidades dimensionais até o nosso corpo físico. A maioria de nós tem sofrido grandemente em nosso sacrifício para esquecer nosso EU para servir na criação da Terra pentadimensional e no retorno para ela. Nós sabemos que, visto que a Terra pentadimensional ressoa além do tempo e espaço, “retornar” e “criar” podem acontecer simultaneamente.

Nós procuramos outros do nosso tipo que mantêm seu EU no seu vaso de barro como um serviço planetário e galáctico. Nós ainda ficamos com fome, cansados, irritados, confusos, pobres ou doentes. É o sacrifício máximo que fizemos para aterrar nosso grande EU em Gaia e assistir na ascensão para a quinta dimensão como um planeta inteiro.

Felizmente, mais e mais de nós estamos despertando para o nosso EU Iluminado e percebendo que não temos que FAZER nada.

Somente temos de SER nosso EU!


Fonte: http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.com

Tradução: Blog SINTESE http://blogsintese.blogspot.com.br

          Trash-talking Spocks. Plus “The Hobbit.” And a car.   
Because I’m a geek, and therefore can’t control my intense Pavlovian responses to “Star Trek,” I’m posting this link to a new Audi ad featuring not one but two Spocks — Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, the old model and the new one. They play chess. They bicker. Nimoy drops a whopper of a bad
          Stop the presses: Klingon foreheads were based on dinosaur vertebrae!   
Promoting this to a post of its own, because dang, it deserves it. Frequent commenter Warren just brought to our attention this video, in which legendary* make-up artist Michael Westmore reveals that he based the design of the Klingon foreheads in Star Trek: The Next Generation on dinosaur vertebrae. Lots of discussion on this point … … Continue reading
          Jonathan Frakes returning to STAR TREK   
Jonathan Frakes, best-known as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation (as well as his more moralistically flexible transporter twin, Tom Riker), is returning to the Star Trek universe.

Both of these guys were offered a chance to return to Star Trek, but only one agreed.

Frakes has been tapped by CBS to direct at least one episode of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. With the show well into production, Frakes has either already started work or his episode will be very late in the second half of the season (which won't air until after Christmas).

Frakes has directed fourteen episodes of the Star Trek franchise, along with two of the films (including the very well-received First Contact) and multiple episodes of other shows. His most recent credits include Falling SkiesAgents of SHIELD, Burn Notice and The Librarians. He is noted for his ability to find unusual angles to shoot familiar sets from and for a lean directing style, leading to his nickname "Two-Takes Frakes".

Frakes isn't the only Next Generation castmember who was offered a chance to appear on the new show. Michael Dorn, who played Lt. Worf on both The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, was offered a guest role playing Worf's grandfather. However, he turned them down after they offered "less than one percent" of the fee for his previous appearance in the franchise, in the 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis.

The first half of the season will start airing on 24 September. CBS will be airing the first episode, with the second episode available immediately thereafter on CBS All Access; Netflix, which is airing the show internationally, will release both episodes together the following day.
          IL RITORNO DI BABYLON 5   





JIMMY ripropone dal 12 febbraio (ogni lunedì alle 21.00) una delle migliori serie di fantascienza mai prodotte.




Babylon 5, serie ideata, prodotta e in gran parte scritta da J. Michael Straczynski, laureato in psicologia e dotato scrittore, è strutturata su un arco narrativo di cinque anni, distribuiti in cinque stagioni di 22 episodi ciascuno. Proprio gli studi umanistici di Straczynski rendono unica questa saga futuristica: i personaggi sono completi, a tutto tondo, dotati di sfumature personali che li rendono più veri rispetto a quelli di Star Trek, spesso chiusi in un loro ruolo "monocromo".
Il fulcro della storia è una ciclopica stazione spaziale chiamata Babylon 5; lunga circa 8 chilometri e del peso di 2,5 milioni di tonnellate, è il punto critico del conflitto tra cinque razze rivali, benchè fosse stata ideata come luogo di incontro per costruire la pace attraverso diplomazia, commercio e cooperazione tra i diversi popoli. Ciononostante, la stazione, popolata da diplomatici, contrabbandieri, terroristi e sognatori, è al centro di intrighi politici e conflitti.
Nella mente dell’autore Babylon 5 non doveva rappresentare un futuro utopico: come nella realtà d’oggi, ci sono l’avarizia e i senzatetto. Non doveva essere un posto dove ogni cosa restava la stessa alla fine della giornata: i personaggi principali crescono, maturano, vivono e muoiono. Una serie pronta ad occuparsi di politica, sesso, religione e filosofia, cercando sempre di mantenersi imparziale. Al contrario della maggior parte dei prodotti tv, la serie è stata concepita fin dall’inizio come un romanzo, con un inizio ben definito, uno sviluppo e una conclusione: l'intreccio è spesso romanzesco e talvolta sfugge dalle classiche regole dell'happy end, rendendola avvincente, reale.
Il grande romanziere Faulkner diceva che la fiction ha a che fare con il cuore dell'uomo in conflitto con se stesso e la psicologia ha a che fare con lo stesso problema. Babylon 5 parla soprattutto di questo: della parte inconoscibile dell'animo umano, che spesso si rilflette all'esterno con comportamenti e reazioni violente, enigmatiche, egoistiche. L'uomo è nato per lottare? Per la prevaricazione? In questo mondo ambientato in un lontano futuro ma simile al nostro si scontrano le passioni, gli odi, le ambizioni di razze diverse, vanificando l'utopia di creare un luogo di pace...



Praticamente in ogni episodio di Babylon 5 vengono narrati eventi che sono legati o vengono ripresi in uno o più dei successivi, i colpi di scena si susseguono, i personaggi si evolvono e cambiano nel corso degli anni. Non ci sono eroi senza macchia, la serie non è politically correct e il suo fascino sta anche in questo. Straczynski ha faticato parecchio per convincere i produttori a realizzare questo suo ambizioso progetto: una saga di ben 5 anni, che esula dalle normali regole dello showbiz. Per questo merita di essere guardata con attenzione, per la sua anormalità, perchè rompe i nostri orizzonti d'attesa, perchè ci appassiona.
JIMMY trasmetterà anche i cinque tv movie realizzati grazie anche al grande successo della fiction (Thirdspace, In the Beginning, River of Souls, The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight e A Call to Arms): vi consiglio di non perderli, penso che poi mi ringrazierete.

          Game Review: PANIC!   
            Castle Panic, 2009 Munchkin Panic, 2014 Star Trek Panic, 2016 Fireside Games, USAopoly Don’t Panic! It’s just a game, or game(s). In this series of games, (which includes “Dead Panic” and lots of expansions which I do not own,), you must defend your castle/ship from invading armies of bad […]
          Ο ΠΙΟ ΑΝΙΔΕΟΣ ΑΡΧΗΓΟΣ! (Star Trek VR – Multiplayer) [w/ subs]   
$jump2=htmlspecialchars($_GET[“jump2″]); if (!$jump2) {$jump2=”0″;} ; echo $jump2; [/insert_php]&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”]00:00:00 – okay so brief second it is ok00:00:01 – employersioux stem cell DNA demic00:00:03 – Alesana Ubisoft a ménage à cinq hacia00:00:05 – la dokey mas o mais bien claro que no lo00:00:08 – Star Trek v are tossed a PlayStation00:00:11 – Tavia came ademas tennis […]
          ThinkGeek Summer Sale: Up to 88% off Hundreds of Items, from 99 Cents   
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COLLAPSOLOGIE

« Nous sommes en train de vivre une mosaïque d’effondrements » : la fin annoncée de la civilisation industrielle

par Ivan du Roy - 8 juin 2015

Sur les neuf frontières vitales au fonctionnement du « système Terre », au moins quatre ont déjà été transgressées par nos sociétés industrielles, avec le réchauffement climatique, le déclin de la biodiversité ou le rythme insoutenable de la déforestation. Transgresser ces frontières, c’est prendre le risque que notre environnement et nos sociétés réagissent « de manière abrupte et imprévisible », préviennent Pablo Servigne et Raphaël Stevens, dans leur livre « Comment tout peut s’effondrer ». Rappelant l’ensemble des données et des alertes scientifiques toujours plus alarmantes, les deux auteurs appellent à sortir du déni. « Être catastrophiste, ce n’est ni être pessimiste, ni optimiste, c’est être lucide ». Entretien.

 

Basta ! : Un livre sur l’effondrement, ce n’est pas un peu trop catastrophiste ?

Pablo Servigne et Raphaël Stevens : [1] La naissance du livre est l’aboutissement de quatre années de recherche. Nous avons fusionné des centaines d’articles et d’ouvrages scientifiques : des livres sur les crises financières, sur l’écocide, des ouvrages d’archéologie sur la fin des civilisations antiques, des rapports sur le climat… Tout en étant le plus rigoureux possible. Mais nous ressentions une forme de frustration : quand un livre aborde le pic pétrolier (le déclin progressif des réserves de pétrole puis de gaz), il n’évoque pas la biodiversité ; quand un ouvrage traite de l’extinction des espèces, il ne parle pas de la fragilité du système financier… Il manquait une approche interdisciplinaire. C’est l’objectif du livre.

Au fil des mois, nous avons été traversés par de grandes émotions, ce que les anglo-saxons appellent le « Oh my god point » (« Oh la vache ! » ou « Oh mon dieu ! »). On reçoit une information tellement énorme que c’en est bouleversant. Nous avons passé plusieurs « Oh my god points », comme découvrir que notre nourriture dépend entièrement du pétrole, que les conséquences d’un réchauffement au-delà des 2°C sont terrifiantes, que les systèmes hautement complexes, comme le climat ou l’économie, réagissent de manière abrupte et imprévisible lorsque des seuils sont dépassés. Si bien que, à force de lire toutes ces données, nous sommes devenus catastrophistes. Pas dans le sens où l’on se dit que tout est foutu, où l’on sombre dans un pessimisme irrévocable. Plutôt dans le sens où l’on accepte que des catastrophes puissent survenir : elles se profilent, nous devons les regarder avec courage, les yeux grand ouverts. Être catastrophiste, ce n’est ni être pessimiste, ni optimiste, c’est être lucide.

Pic pétrolier, extinction des espèces, réchauffement climatique… Quelles sont les frontières de notre civilisation « thermo-industrielle » ?

Nous avons distingué les frontières et les limites. Les limites sont physiques et ne peuvent pas être dépassées. Les frontières peuvent être franchies, à nos risques et périls. La métaphore de la voiture, que nous utilisons dans le livre, permet de bien les appréhender. Notre voiture, c’est la civilisation thermo-industrielle actuelle. Elle accélère de manière exponentielle, à l’infini, c’est la croissance. Or, elle est limitée par la taille de son réservoir d’essence : le pic pétrolier, celui des métaux et des ressources en général, le « pic de tout » (Peak Everything) pour reprendre l’expression du journaliste états-unien Richard Heinberg. A un moment, il n’y a plus suffisamment d’énergies pour continuer. Et ce moment, c’est aujourd’hui. On roule sur la réserve. On ne peut pas aller au-delà.

 

Ensuite, il y a les frontières. La voiture roule dans un monde réel qui dépend du climat, de la biodiversité, des écosystèmes, des grands cycles géochimiques. Ce système terre comporte la particularité d’être un système complexe. Les systèmes complexes réagissent de manière imprévisible si certains seuils sont franchis. Neuf frontières vitales à la planète ont été identifiées : le climat, la biodiversité, l’affectation des terres, l’acidification des océans, la consommation d’eau douce, la pollution chimique, l’ozone stratosphérique, le cycle de l’azote et du phosphore et la charge en aérosols de l’atmosphère.

Sur ces neuf seuils, quatre ont déjà été dépassés, avec le réchauffement climatique, le déclin de la biodiversité, la déforestation et les perturbations du cycle de l’azote et du phosphore. L’Europe a par exemple perdu la moitié de ses populations d’oiseaux en trente ans (lire ici). La biodiversité marine est en train de s’effondrer et les premières « dead zones » (zones mortes) apparaissent en mer. Ce sont des zones où il n’y a carrément plus de vie, plus assez d’interactions du fait de très fortes pollutions (voir ici). Sur terre, le rythme de la déforestation demeure insoutenable [2]. Or, quand nous franchissons une frontière, nous augmentons le risque de franchissement des autres seuils. Pour revenir à notre métaphore de la voiture, cela correspond à une sortie de route : nous avons transgressé les frontières. Non seulement nous continuons d’accélérer, mais en plus nous avons quitté l’asphalte pour une piste chaotique, dans le brouillard. Nous risquons le crash.

Quels sont les obstacles à la prise de conscience ?

Il y a d’abord le déni, individuel et collectif. Dans la population, il y a ceux qui ne savent pas : ceux qui ne peuvent pas savoir par absence d’accès à l’information et ceux qui ne veulent rien savoir. Il y a ceux qui savent, et ils sont nombreux, mais qui n’y croient pas. Comme la plupart des décideurs qui connaissent les données et les rapports du GIEC, mais n’y croient pas vraiment. Enfin, il y a ceux qui savent et qui croient. Parmi eux, on constate un éventail de réactions : ceux qui disent « à quoi bon », ceux qui pensent que « tout va péter »…

L’alerte sur les limites de la croissance a pourtant été lancée il y a plus de 40 ans, avec le rapport du physicien américain Dennis Meadows pour le Club de Rome (1972). Comment expliquer cet aveuglement durable des « décideurs » ?

Quand un fait se produit et contredit notre représentation du monde, nous préférons déformer ces faits pour les faire entrer dans nos mythes plutôt que de les changer. Notre société repose sur les mythes de la compétition, du progrès, de la croissance infinie. Cela a fondé notre culture occidentale et libérale. Dès qu’un fait ne correspond pas à ce futur, on préfère le déformer ou carrément le nier, comme le font les climatosceptiques ou les lobbies qui sèment le doute en contredisant les arguments scientifiques.

Ensuite, la structure de nos connexions neuronales ne nous permet pas d’envisager facilement des évènements de si grande ampleur. Trois millions d’années d’évolution nous ont forgé une puissance cognitive qui nous empêche d’appréhender une catastrophe qui se déroule sur le long terme. C’est l’image de l’araignée : la vue d’une mygale dans un bocal provoque davantage d’adrénaline que la lecture d’un rapport du GIEC ! Alors que la mygale enfermée est inoffensive et que le réchauffement climatique causera potentiellement des millions de morts. Notre cerveau n’est pas adapté à faire face à un problème gigantesque posé sur le temps long. D’autant que le problème est complexe : notre société va droit dans le mur, entend-on. Ce n’est pas un mur. Ce n’est qu’après avoir dépassé un seuil – en matière de réchauffement, de pollution, de chute de la biodiversité – que l’on s’aperçoit que nous l’avons franchi.

Ne pouvons-nous pas freiner et reprendre le contrôle de la voiture, de notre civilisation ?

Notre volant est bloqué. C’est le verrouillage socio-technique : quand une invention technique apparaît – le pétrole et ses dérivés par exemple –, elle envahit la société, la verrouille économiquement, culturellement et juridiquement, et empêche d’autres innovations plus performantes d’émerger. Notre société reste bloquée sur des choix technologiques de plus en plus inefficaces. Et nous appuyons à fond sur l’accélérateur car on ne peut se permettre d’abandonner la croissance, sauf à prendre le risque d’un effondrement économique et social. L’habitacle de notre voiture est aussi de plus en plus fragile, à cause de l’interconnexion toujours plus grande des chaînes d’approvisionnement, de la finance, des infrastructures de transport ou de communication, comme Internet. Un nouveau type de risque est apparu, le risque systémique global. Un effondrement global qui ne sera pas seulement un simple accident de la route. Quelle que soit la manière dont on aborde le problème, nous sommes coincés.

Les manières dont l’effondrement pourraient se produire et ce qui restera de la civilisation post-industrielle est abondamment représentée au cinéma – de Interstellar à Mad Max en passant par Elysium – ou dans des séries comme Walking Dead. Cet imaginaire est-il en décalage avec votre vision du « jour d’après » ?

Parler d’effondrement, c’est prendre le risque que notre interlocuteur s’imagine immédiatement Mel Gibson avec un fusil à canon scié dans le désert. Parce qu’il n’y a que ce type d’images qui nous vient. Nos intuitions ne mènent cependant pas à un monde version Mad Max, mais à des images ou des récits que nous ne retrouvons que trop rarement dans les romans ou le cinéma. Ecotopia, par exemple, est un excellent roman utopiste d’Ernest Callenbach. Publié aux États-Unis en 1975, il a beaucoup inspiré le mouvement écologiste anglo-saxon, mais n’est malheureusement pas traduit en français. Nous ne pensons pas non plus que ce sera un avenir à la Star Trek : nous n’avons plus suffisamment d’énergies pour voyager vers d’autres planètes et coloniser l’univers. Il est trop tard.

Il y a une lacune dans notre imaginaire du « jour d’après ». L’URSS s’est effondrée économiquement. La situation de la Russie d’aujourd’hui n’est pas terrible, mais ce n’est pas Mad Max. A Cuba, le recours à l’agroécologie a permis de limiter les dégâts. Mad Max a cette spécificité d’aborder un effondrement à travers le rôle de l’énergie, et de considérer qu’il restera encore assez de pétrole disponible pour se faire la guerre les uns contre les autres. Les scientifiques s’attendent bien à des évènements catastrophistes de ce type. Dans la littérature scientifique, l’apparition de famines, d’épidémies et de guerres est abordée, notamment à travers la question climatique. L’émigration en masse est déjà là. Il ne s’agit pas d’avoir une vision naïve de l’avenir, nous devons rester réalistes, mais il y a d’autres scénarios possibles. A nous de changer notre imaginaire.

Existe-t-il, comme pour les séismes, une échelle de Richter de l’effondrement ?

Nous nous sommes intéressés à ce que nous apprennent l’archéologie et l’histoire des civilisations anciennes. Des effondrements se sont produits par le passé, avec l’Empire maya, l’Empire romain ou la Russie soviétique. Ils sont de différentes natures et de degrés divers. L’échelle réalisée par un ingénieur russo-américain, Dmitry Orlov, définit cinq stades de l’effondrement : l’effondrement financier – on a eu un léger aperçu de ce que cela pourrait provoquer en 2008 –, l’effondrement économique, politique, social et culturel, auxquels on peut ajouter un sixième stade, l’effondrement écologique, qui empêchera une civilisation de redémarrer. L’URSS s’est, par exemple, arrêtée au stade 3 : un effondrement politique qui ne les a pas empêchés de remonter la pente. Les Mayas et les Romains sont allés plus loin, jusqu’à un effondrement social. Cela a évolué vers l’émergence de nouvelles civilisations, telle l’entrée de l’Europe dans le Moyen Âge.

Quels sont les signes qu’un pays ou une civilisation est menacé d’effondrement ?

Il y a une constante historique : les indicateurs clairs de l’effondrement se manifestent en premier lieu dans la finance. Une civilisation passe systématiquement par une phase de croissance, puis une longue phase de stagnation avant le déclin. Cette phase de stagnation se manifeste par des périodes de stagflation et de déflation. Mêmes les Romains ont dévalué leur monnaie : leurs pièces contenaient beaucoup moins d’argent métal au fil du temps. Selon Dmitry Orlov, nous ne pouvons plus, aujourd’hui, éviter un effondrement politique, de stade 3. Prenez le sud de l’Europe : l’effondrement financier qui a commencé est en train de muter en effondrement économique, et peu à peu en perte de légitimité politique. La Grèce est en train d’atteindre ce stade.

Autre exemple : la Syrie s’est effondrée au-delà de l’effondrement politique. Elle entame à notre avis un effondrement social de stade 4, avec des guerres et des morts en masse. Dans ce cas, on se rapproche de Mad Max. Quand on regarde aujourd’hui une image satellite nocturne de la Syrie, l’intensité lumineuse a diminué de 80% comparé à il y a quatre ans. Les causes de l’effondrement syrien sont bien évidemment multiples, à la fois géopolitiques, religieuses, économiques… En amont il y a aussi la crise climatique. Avant le conflit, des années successives de sécheresse ont provoqué des mauvaises récoltes et le déplacement d’un million de personnes, qui se sont ajoutées aux réfugiés irakiens, et ont renforcé l’instabilité.

Même simplifiée, cette classification des stades nous permet de comprendre que ce que nous sommes en train de vivre n’est pas un événement homogène et brutal. Ce n’est pas l’apocalypse. C’est une mosaïque d’effondrements, plus ou moins profonds selon les systèmes politiques, les régions, les saisons, les années. Ce qui est injuste, c’est que les pays qui ont le moins contribué au réchauffement climatique, les plus pauvres, sont déjà en voie d’effondrement, notamment à cause de la désertification. Paradoxalement, les pays des zones tempérées, qui ont le plus contribué à la pollution, s’en sortiront peut-être mieux.

Cela nous amène à la question des inégalités. « Les inégalités dans les pays de l’OCDE n’ont jamais été aussi élevées depuis que nous les mesurons », a déclaré, le 21 mai à Paris, le secrétaire général de l’OCDE. Quel rôle jouent les inégalités dans l’effondrement ?

Les inégalités sont un facteur d’effondrement. Nous abordons la question avec un modèle nommé « Handy », financé par la Nasa. Il décrit les différentes interactions entre une société et son environnement. Ce modèle montre que lorsque les sociétés sont inégalitaires, elles s’effondrent plus vite et de manière plus certaine que les sociétés égalitaires. La consommation ostentatoire tend à augmenter quand les inégalités économiques sont fortes, comme le démontrent les travaux du sociologue Thorstein Veblen. Cela entraîne la société dans une spirale consommatrice qui, au final, provoque l’effondrement par épuisement des ressources. Le modèle montre également que les classes riches peuvent détruire la classe des travailleurs – le potentiel humain –, en les exploitant de plus en plus. Cela fait étrangement écho aux politiques d’austérité mises en place actuellement, qui diminuent la capacité des plus pauvres à survivre. Avec l’accumulation de richesses, la caste des élites ne subit l’effondrement qu’après les plus pauvres, ce qui les rend aveugles et les maintient dans le déni. Deux épidémiologistes britanniques, Richard Wilkinson et Kate Pickett [3], montrent aussi que le niveau des inégalités a des conséquences très toxiques sur la santé des individus.

Le mouvement de la transition, très branché sur les alternatives écologiques, s’attaque-t-il suffisamment aux inégalités ?

Le mouvement de la transition touche davantage les classes aisées, les milieux éduqués et bien informés. Les classes précaires sont moins actives dans ce mouvement, c’est un fait. Dans le mouvement de la transition, tel qu’il se manifeste en France avec Alternatiba ou les objecteurs de croissance, la question sociale est présente, mais n’est pas abordée frontalement. Ce n’est pas un étendard. La posture du mouvement de la transition, c’est d’être inclusif : nous sommes tous dans le même bateau, nous sommes tous concernés. C’est vrai que cela peut gêner les militants politisés qui ont l’habitude des luttes sociales. Mais cela permet aussi à beaucoup de gens qui sont désabusés ou peu politisés de se mettre en mouvement, d’agir et de ne plus se sentir impuissant.

Le mouvement de la transition est venu du Royaume-Uni où, historiquement, le recours à l’État providence est moins fort. « N’attendons pas les gouvernements, passons à l’action », est leur leitmotiv. Il s’agit de retrouver des leviers d’action là où une puissance d’agir peut s’exercer, sans les politiques ni l’État : une rue, un quartier, un village. Le rôle des animateurs du mouvement est de mettre chacun, individu ou collectif, en relation.

Le mouvement de la transition semble être configuré par les espaces où un citoyen peut encore exercer sa puissance d’agir : la sphère privée, sa manière de se loger ou de consommer, son quartier... Le monde du travail, où cette puissance d’agir est actuellement très limitée, voire empêchée, mais qui demeure le quotidien de millions de salariés, en est-il de fait exclu ?

Pas forcément. C’est ce qu’on appelle la « REconomy » : bâtir une économie qui soit compatible avec la biosphère, prête à fournir des services et fabriquer des produits indispensables à nos besoins quotidiens. Cela ne se fait pas seulement sur son temps libre. Ce sont les coopératives ou l’entrepreneuriat tournés vers une activité sans pétrole, évoluant avec un climat déstabilisé. Ce sont aussi les monnaies locales. Tout cela représente aujourd’hui des millions de personnes dans le monde [4]. Ce n’est pas rien.

La transition, c’est l’histoire d’un grand débranchement. Ceux qui bossent dans et pour le système, qui est en voie d’effondrement, doivent savoir que cela va s’arrêter. On ne peut pas le dire autrement ! Il faut se débrancher, couper les fils progressivement, retrouver un peu d’autonomie et une puissance d’agir. Manger, s’habiller, se loger et se transporter sans le système industriel actuel, cela ne va pas se faire tout seul. La transition, c’est un retour au collectif pour retrouver un peu d’autonomie. Personnellement, nous ne savons pas comment survivre sans aller au supermarché ou utiliser une voiture. Nous ne l’apprendrons que dans un cadre collectif. Ceux qui demeureront trop dépendants vont connaître de grosses difficultés.

Ce n’est pas un peu brutal comme discours, surtout pour ceux qui n’ont pas forcément la capacité ou la marge de manœuvre d’anticiper l’effondrement ?

La tristesse, la colère, l’anxiété, l’impuissance, la honte, la culpabilité : nous avons successivement ressenti toutes ces émotions pendant nos recherches. Nous les voyons s’exprimer de manière plus ou moins forte au sein du public que nous côtoyons. C’est en accueillant ces émotions, et non en les refoulant, que nous pouvons faire le deuil du système industriel qui nous nourrit et aller de l’avant. Sans un constat lucide et catastrophiste d’un côté, et des pistes pour aller vers la transition de l’autre, on ne peut se mettre en mouvement. Si tu n’es que catastrophiste, tu ne fais rien. Si tu n’es que positif, tu ne peux pas te rendre compte du choc à venir, et donc entrer en transition.

Comment, dans ce contexte, faire en sorte que l’entraide et les dynamiques collectives prévalent ?

Le sentiment d’injustice face à l’effondrement peut être très toxique. En Grèce, qui est en train de s’effondrer financièrement, économiquement et politiquement, la population vit cela comme une énorme injustice et répond par la colère ou le ressentiment. C’est totalement légitime. La colère peut être dirigée, avec raison, contre les élites, comme l’a montré la victoire de Syriza. Mais elle risque aussi de prendre pour cible des boucs émissaires. On l’a vu avec le parti d’extrême droite Aube dorée qui s’en prend aux étrangers et aux immigrés. Traiter en amont la question des inégalités permettrait de désamorcer de futures catastrophes politiques. C’est pour cela que les syndicats et les acteurs des luttes sociales ont toute leur place dans le mouvement de la transition.

Recueilli par Ivan du Roy

En une : déchets et pollution sur une plage de Malaisie / CC epSos .de

Photo de Pablo Servigne : © Marie Astier / Reporterre

Photo de Raphaël Stevens : © Jérôme Panconi

 

 A lire : Comment tout peut s’effondrer ; petit manuel de collapsologie à l’usage des générations présentes, Pablo Servigne, Raphaël Stevens, Ed du Seuil (collection anthropocène), avril 2015, 304 p. 19€.

 Face aux risques d’effondrement, découvrez notre carte des alternatives en France ainsi que notre rubrique Inventer.

Comparatif entre les prévisions du Club de Rome de 1972 et la situation actuelle en matière d’épuisement des ressources, de production agricole et industrielle, d’accroissement de la population, d’augmentation de la déforestation et de la pollution globale...

Notes

[1] Pablo Servigne est ingénieur agronome et docteur en biologie. Raphaël Stevens est expert en résilience des systèmes socio-écologiques. Ils sont tous les deux les auteurs de Comment tout peut s’effondrer, Ed. du Seuil, avril 2015.

[2] Entre 1995 et 2010, la planète a perdu en moyenne 10 hectares de forêt par minute, selon la FAO.

[3] Voir leur livre, traduit en français : « Pourquoi l’égalité est meilleure pour tous ».

[4] Voir notre carte des alternatives en France ainsi que notre rubrique Inventer.

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          Unboxing: The Waylens Horizon   
Waylens Horizon Dashcam Unboxing | The Dashcam Store

Get to know the Waylens Horizon!

The Horizon is the flagship dashcam from U.S. based dashcam brand and manufacturer, Waylens. It is our go-to recommendation for auto-enthusiasts who want to log, record, overlay, and share stats like engine RPM, turbo boost/vacuum levels, and more.






What's in the box?

The Waylens Horizon: auto enthusiasts, meet your new dashcam.

The Waylens Horizon


(1) Super Cool Packaging

As far as dashcams go, the Waylens Horizon is unconventional – and this box isn’t even its final form.

It's clear that Waylens cares about the design of their brand, and that experience really starts with their packaging. Our team thinks it looks like it rolled off the set of a JJ Abrams Star Trek movie... or maybe like a Thermos?

(1) Automotive Camera with Built-in Battery

The Horizon camera design is definitely unique. It’s smaller than you might think, but solid – delivering Full HD 1080p video at 60 fps.

The all glass camera lens is high quality, offering 157 degrees of wide angle coverage. The power port and quick release buton are located on the top of the automotive camera. Below is where you will find a low profile power button and the microSD card slot. After you insert a memory card, the Horizon tells you the exact storage capacity (recording time before looping starts) at the top of the high-tech circular OLED screen on the back of the unit. The screen has a touch interface that reacts to directional swipes to navigate intuitively between the camera’s different screens and options, just like on your smartphone.

Yet another cool feature about the Horizon is that the camera unit itself has a built-in battery. This means you can detach the camera from your power cord and operate it outside your vehicle. If you need to document accident damage or you just want to show off your car some more, the Horizon makes it happen.

(1) Wireless Remote Control with Steering Wheel Strap and Adhesive Pad

The wireless remote control is a trigger for you to quickly and easily identify recordings that you want to preserve. All you have to do is tap the button during your drive. The controller is designed to strap onto your steering wheel, but you can remove the rubber strap and attach it to any flat surface in your vehicle with the included double-sided adhesive pad.

(1) OBD2 Port Bluetooth Adapter

This amazing adapter is included with every Horizon. It plugs into your vehicle’s OBD2 port and automatically grabs data from your vehicle (like your engine RPM, turbo boost/vacuum levels, etc.) and data is automatically overlaid on top of your Horizon video footage.

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(1) Windshield Suction Cup Mount

The windshield suction cup mount is nicely designed; it features a ball joint that will let you adapt to any mounting angle. With the Horizon’s wide angle lens, you could place it dead center on your windshield or off on the side and still get a good view. Plus, the camera can be adjusted nearly omnidirectionally and swiveled side to side. The camera locks into the mount easily – it was actually designed to be inserted and removed with one hand – and since the power cord plugs into the mount and not the camera, you won’t have to worry about unplugging the camera first! The suction mount also comes with a GPS antenna built in, which is a huge plus.

(1) Desktop Mount

The desktop mount is a super compact version of the windshield mount, designed for your Horizon to sit safely on your desk while you charge it or download your video files to your computer. This thoughtful accessory will prevent your expensive new camera from accidentally rolling off your desk.

(2) MicroUSB Cables

Both the windshield mount and the desktop mount use microUSB ports for power and data transfer, and the kit actually includes two microUSB cables. The 13 ft cable is cleverly wrapped around some packaging. The power cord has a custom molded microUSB plug that locks securely into the windshield mount. When it’s plugged in, you can’t even tell it’s a separate cord. Hidden inside the spool is a 4 foot microUSB cable for use with your desktop mount.

(1) Dual-Output USB Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter

(12) Adhesive Cable Clips

(1) Product Safety Information Brochure

(1) Quick Start Guide

The Horizon doesn’t come with a printed user manual, but there are a ton of helpful user resources on the Waylens website including a very active community forum and some fantastic video resources.

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          Stars are shining bright in Grand Rapids Comic-Con's 2017 celebrity lineup   

Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Gates McFadden, and Pink Power Ranger Catherine Sutherland to headline this year's Grand Rapids Comic-Con



          Könyv, angol könyvcsomag (4 db) /sci-fi, kaland - Jelenlegi ára: 750 Ft   
Angol könyvcsomag az alábbiak szerint:
1. Star Trek (Have Tech Wiil Travel),  
2. Kevin Brooks: iBoy,
3. Morris Renek: Las Vegas Strip,
4. Philip Pullman: The Amber Spyglass.

Könyv, angol könyvcsomag (4 db) /sci-fi, kaland
Jelenlegi ára: 750 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-01 12:15
          SDCC 2017 Exclusive Big Bang Theory in Star Trek Cosplay Figure   

Entertainment Earth has revealed a new San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Exclusive. They will be selling a box set featuring characters from the Big Bang Theory dressed in Star Trek: The Next Generation cosplay. The set includes Sheldon as Data, Leonard as Captain Picard, Raj as Worf and Howard as a Borg. Check out the details below and read on for the photos. Fans of the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory know that the boys love Star Trek. The boys also love attending comic conventions. So, in the season six episode, “The Bakersfield Expedition,” it was no surprise they try » Continue Reading.

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          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by quantum47   
I guess that's what they meant when they said it would be "grittier". I agree with you, Mo Ped.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by quantum47   
You came back just to tell us that?
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by quantum47   
Enough of TOS already! Trek is about the future. TOS was made in 1960s. The next Trek series should be about a brand new Federation ship and its crew venturing out into another galaxy and exploring it, going boldly where no man has gone before. That's what we need! We need that thrill of the exploration again, similar to what TOS and TNG had, not rebooting old stuff.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Tenchi   
"Game Of Thrones" they say. That top image, I'm REALLY getting a "Knight king white walker" vibe with that image.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Tiger2   
Well there were rumors that Discovery could be a Section 31 ship, ala The Vengeance in STID and that it looked that way because it was a covert ship in nature. Now that seems to all be false but I don't blame anyone for doing something different with Trek. But sure I get people thinking it could be a military vessel would sort of fly in the face of what Star Trek was intended for. That said it always seem bizarre to me that an organization that has all the dangers and enemies it does DOESN'T have military vessels. Even Switzerland has a strong military. So I get your point but it never really made much sense when you TRULY think about it. In fact thats why I liked that the Defiant was introduced in DS9 because the Borg woke them up and realize they can't all just live in peace and harmony all the time. I would think in ANY century there would be a vast military to combat all the stuff out there, especially the stuff they DIDN'T know about like what happened with the Borg and Dominion until it was too late. But yes all that said the show doesn't have to focus on that naturally and it doesn't sound like it will. There will be the constant skirmiches Trek does all the time but oddly enough its the peace loving 24th century where all the wars broke out lol. In the 23rd its mainly a lot of cold war stuff and I suspect it will stay basically like that minus some fights here and there.
          Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Promises “a lot of Klingons” and ‘Game of Thrones’-type death by Kirok   
Paramount has the rights to make movies only. They still have to license Star Trek from CBS to do so therefor Cadet is pretty much right on this.
          Nữ Thần Chiến Binh   

VTVphim giới thiệu nội dung phim Hành Động : Nữ Thần Chiến Binh - Wonder Woman (2017)  Full Thuyết Minh . Bộ phim kể về quá khứ của nữ chiến binh huyền thoại Diana Prince trước khi nàng trở thành Wonder Woman gặp gỡ Người Dơi và Siêu Nhân trong Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Wonder Woman khi đó nàng công chúa Diana của vùng Amazone rời hòn đảo quê nhà để khám phá thế giới và từng bước trở thành một trong những siêu anh hùng vĩ đại nhất thế giới.

Dù không có sự xuất hiện của hai trai đẹp Batman Ben Affleck và Superman Henry Cavill nhưng Wonder Woman sẽ có sự tham gia của ngôi sao series Star Trek – Chris Pine.

Chúc các bạn xem phim vui vẽ!

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          Star Trek III: The Search for Spock   
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
          Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home   
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
          Envoyez-nous une carte postale et gagnez un cadeau !   
L'été est enfin là, et même si vous vivez dans un endroit où ce n'est pas la saison, vous pourriez toujours décider de passer vos vacances dans un endroit qui rendra votre été vraiment spécial. Mais quel que soit l'endroit où vous passerez l'été, nous adorerions en savoir plus grâce à une bonne vieille carte postale ! Notre équipe au siège de Perfect World à Amsterdam attend vos cartes postales avec impatience, quelle qu'en soit la provenance. Que ce soit une belle carte de votre ville natale ou une carte de cet endroit exotique où vous passez un plaisant séjout. Montrez-nous où vous êtes et vous pourriez bien être choisi pour recevoir un prix !   Aperçu de l'événement : Envoyez une carte postale à nos bureaux (adresse ci-dessous) Durée de l'événement : 01/07/2017 - 31/08/2017 Important : Veuillez inclure votre pseudo et jeu sur la carte postale Nous choisirons un gagnant toutes les semaines (liste des prix ci-dessous) Ne vous inquiétez pas ! Votre carte restera dans la pile jusqu'à la fin de l'événement. Nous mettrons ce blog à jour toutes les semaines avec le nom des gagnants.   Liste des récompenses : Neverwinter : 1 000 ZEN Star Trek Online : 1125 ZEN (pack de 10 clés sur console et pc) Gigantic: Héros de votre choix (à inscrire sur votre carte) Forsaken World : Don d'honneur, [Titre] Témoin de miracles Perfect World International : Monture Dantalion ou Coupon Tigre démoniaque ou Coupon Tempête ardente Swordsman : Araignée Noire   Envoyez votre carte postale à l'adresse suivante : Perfect World Europe B.V.  Joan Muyskenweg 22 (4th floor)  1096CJ Amsterdam  Pays-Bas   Nous avons hâte de recevoir de vos nouvelles ! Bonnes vacances !
          Photo Flash: Gina Gershon, Will Shortz, Maulik Pancholy and More Take Part in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY   

New York's funniest show, Celebrity Autobiography: THE 2017 EDITION had an NYC show on June 26 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) which featured stars of stage & screen including Gina Gershon, Crossword Puzzle Editor for The New York Times Will Shortz, legend Peter Asher, 5-time Emmy-winner Alan Zweibel, actor/comedian John Fugelsang, Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, the upcoming CBS series Star Trek: Discovery) & Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. The next show will be on August 28, cast to be announced shortly. Scroll down for photos from earlier this week!

Celebrating its eighth hit year, Celebrity Autobiography plays to sold out crowds and the new edition rotates new 'hot off the press' selections from the writings of such celebrity authors as Oprah, Pippa Middleton, Celine Dion, Kate Hudson, Barry Manilow, Zayn of One Direction, Linda Thompson & Elvis, Britney Spears' Diary and a special Celebrity "Cook Book-N-Bake-Off" highlighting several celeb-written cookbooks & recipes. Will Shortz of The New York Times Crossword Puzzle will do a special surprise memoir of a famous television puzzle host!

Created by Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, audiences at Celebrity Autobiography are treated to an entertaining evening of non-stop laughter as an eclectic mix of talented and hilarious performers act out classic excerpts from a range of celebrity tell-alls by Bieber to Barbra to Beyoncé and Beyond! With a special tribute to Debbie Reynolds...this unique, no holds-barred show is unlike anything else in New York!

Celebrity Autobiography is produced by Angelo Fraboni, Peter Martin, EP Productions and Dayle Reyfel in association with Rick Newman.

Photos by Andrew Werner / AndrewWernerPhotography.com


          Que es un blog?   

Blog

Un blog, o en español también una bitácora, es un sitio web periódicamente actualizado que recopila cronológicamente textos o artículos de uno o varios autores, apareciendo primero el más reciente, donde el autorconserva siempre la libertad de dejar publicado lo que crea pertinente. El término weblog proviene de las palabras web y log ('log' en inglés = diario). El término bitácora, en referencia a los antiguos cuadernos de bitácora de los barcos, se utiliza preferentemente cuando el autor escribe sobre su vida propia como si fuese un diario, pero publicado en Internet (en línea).

Descripción

Habitualmente, en cada artículo de un blog, los lectores pueden escribir sus comentarios y el autor darles respuesta, de forma que es posible establecer un diálogo. No obstante es necesario precisar que ésta es una opción que depende de la decisión que tome al respecto el autor del blog, pues las herramientas permiten diseñar blogs en los cuales no todos los internautas -o incluso ninguno- puedan participar. El uso o tema de cada blog es particular, los hay de tipo personal, periodístico, empresarial o corporativo, tecnológico, educativo (edublogs), políticos, etc.

Historia

Antes de que los blogs se hicieran populares, existían comunidades digitales como USENET, listas de correo electrónico y BBS. En los años 90 los programas para crear foros de internet, como por ejemploWebEx, posibilitaron conversaciones con hilos. Los hilos son mensajes que están relacionados con un tema del foro.

1994-2000

El blog moderno es una evolución de los diarios en línea donde la gente escribía sobre su vida personal, como si fuesen un diario íntimo pero en red. Las páginas abiertas Webring incluían a miembros de la comunidad de diarios en línea. Justin Hall, quien escribió desde 1994 su blog personal, mientras era estudiante de la Universidad de Swarthmore, es reconocido generalmente como uno de los primeros blogueros.1

También había otras formas de diarios online. Un ejemplo era el diario del programador de juegos John Carmack, publicado mediante el protocolo Finger. Los sitios web, como los sitios corporativos y las páginas web personales, tenían y todavía tienen a menudo secciones sobre noticias o novedades, a menudo en la página principal y clasificados por fecha. Uno de los primeros precursores de un blog fue el sitio web personal de Kibo, actualizado mediante USENET.

Los primeros blogs eran simplemente componentes actualizados de sitios web comunes. Sin embargo, la evolución de las herramientas que facilitaban la producción y mantenimiento de artículos web publicados y ordenados de forma cronológica hizo que el proceso de publicación pudiera dirigirse hacia muchas más personas, y no necesariamente con conocimientos técnicos. Últimamente, esto ha llevado a que en la actualidad existan diversos tipos de formas de publicar blogs. Por ejemplo, el uso de algún tipo de software basado en navegador es hoy en día un aspecto común del blogging. Los blogs pueden ser almacenados mediante servicios de alojamiento de blogs dedicados o pueden ser utilizados mediante software para blogs como Blogger o LiveJournal, o mediante servicios de alojamiento web corrientes como DreamHost.

El término "weblog" fue acuñado por Jorn Barger el 17 de diciembre de 1997. La forma corta, "blog", fue acuñada por Peter Merholz, quien dividió la palabra weblog en la frase we blog en la barra lateral de su blog Peterme.com en abril o mayo de 1999.2 3 4 Rápidamente fue adoptado tanto como nombre y verbo (asumiendo "bloguear" como "editar el weblog de alguien o añadir un mensaje en el weblog de alguien").

Tras un comienzo lento, los blogs ganaron popularidad rápidamente: el sitio Xanga, lanzado en 1996, sólo tenía 100 diarios en 1997, pero más de 50.000.000 en diciembre de 2005. El uso de blogs se difundió durante 1999 y los siguientes años, siendo muy popularizado durante la llegada casi simultánea de las primeras herramientas de alojamiento de blogs:

§                     Open Diary lanzado en octubre de 1998, pronto creció hasta miles de diarios online. Open Diary innovó en los comentarios de los lectores, siendo el primer blog comunitario donde los lectores podían añadir comentarios a las entradas de los blogs.

§                     Brad Fitzpatrick comenzó LiveJournal en marzo de 1999.

§                     Andrew Smales creó Pitas.com en julio de 1999 como una alternativa más fácil para mantener una "página de noticias" en un sitio web, seguido de Diaryland en septiembre de 1999, centrándose más en la comunidad de diarios personales.5

§                     Evan Williams y Meg Hourihan (Pyra Labs) lanzaron Blogger.com en agosto de 1999 (adquirido por Google en febrero de 2003)

El blogging combinaba la página web personal con herramientas para poder enlazar con otras páginas más fácilmente — en concreto permalinks, blogrolls y trackbacks. Esto, junto a los motores de búsqueda de weblogs permitió a los blogueros llevar un seguimiento de los hilos que les conectaban con otros con intereses similares.

2000–2005

Los primeros blogs estadounidenses populares aparecieron en 2001: AndrewSullivan.com de Andrew Sullivan, Politics1.com de Ron Gunzburger, Political Wire de Taegan Goddardy MyDD de Jerome Armstrong — tratando principalmente temas políticos.

En 2002, el blogging se había convertido en tal fenómeno que comenzaron a aparecer manuales COMOs, centrándose principalmente en la técnica. La importancia de la comunidad de blogs (y su relación con un sociedad más grande) cobró importancia rápidamente. Las escuelas de periodismo comenzaron a investigar el fenómeno de los blogs y establecer diferencias entre el periodismo y el blogging.

En 2002, el amigo de Jerome Armstrong y ex-socio Markos Moulitsas Zúniga comenzó DailyKos. Con picos de hasta un millón de visitas diarias, se ha convertido en uno de los blogs con más tráfico de Internet.

El año 2005, se escogió la fecha del 31 de agosto, para celebrar en toda la red, el llamado "día internacional del Blog". La idea nació de un bloguero (usuario de blog) israelí llamado Nir Ofir, que propuso que en esta fecha, los blogueros que desarrollan bitácoras personales enviaran cinco invitaciones de cinco blogs de diferentes temáticas a cinco diferentes contactos, para que así los internautas dieran a conocer blogs que seguramente otras personas desconocían y les pudiera resultar interesantes.6

2006–Presente

Hoy en día el blogging es uno de los servicios más populares en el Internet, llegando hasta el punto que cantantes o actores famosos tienen blogs, así también como empresas Internacionales inclusive. Entre los servidores de blogs más populares se encuentran Blogger y Wordpress.

Herramientas para su creación y mantenimiento

Existen variadas herramientas de mantenimiento de blogs que permiten, muchas de ellas gratuitamente, sin necesidad de elevados conocimientos técnicos, administrar todo el weblog, coordinar, borrar o reescribir los artículos, moderar los comentarios de los lectores, etc., de una forma casi tan sencilla como administrar el correo electrónico. Actualmente su modo de uso se ha simplificado a tal punto que casi cualquier usuario es capaz de crear y administrar un blog.

Las herramientas de mantenimiento de weblogs se clasifican, principalmente, en dos tipos: aquellas que ofrecen una solución completa de alojamiento, gratuita (como Freewebs, Blogger y LiveJournal), y aquellas soluciones consistentes en software que, al ser instalado en un sitio web, permiten crear, editar y administrar un blog directamente en el servidor que aloja el sitio (como es el caso de WordPress o de Movable Type). Este software es una variante de las herramientas llamadas Sistemas de Gestión de Contenido (CMS), y muchos son gratuitos. La mezcla de los dos tipos es la solución planteada por la versión multiusuario de WordPress (WordPress MU) a partir de la cual se pueden crear plataformas como Rebuscando.INFO, Wordpress.com o CiberBlog.es o *Blog total.

Las herramientas que proporcionan alojamiento gratuito asignan al usuario una dirección web (por ejemplo, en el caso de Blogger, la dirección asignada termina en "blogspot.com"), y le proveen de una interfaz, a través de la cual puede añadir y editar contenido. Sin embargo, la funcionalidad de un blog creado con una de estas herramientas se limita a lo que pueda ofrecer el proveedor del servicio, o hosting.

Un software que gestione el contenido, en tanto, requiere necesariamente de un servidor propio para ser instalado, del modo en que se hace en un sitio web tradicional. Su gran ventaja es que permite control total sobre la funcionalidad que ofrecerá el blog, permitiendo así adaptarlo totalmente a las necesidades del sitio, e incluso combinarlo con otros tipos de contenido.

Características técnicas

Existe una serie de elementos comunes a todos los blogs.

Comentarios

Mediante un formulario se permite, a otros usuarios de la web, añadir comentarios a cada entrada, pudiéndose generar un debate alrededor de sus contenidos, además de cualquier otra información.

Enlaces

Una particularidad que diferencia a los weblogs de los sitios de noticias es que las anotaciones suelen incluir múltiples enlaces a otras páginas web (no necesariamente weblogs) como referencias o para ampliar la información agregada. Y, además, la presencia de (entre otros):

§                     Un enlace permanente (permalinks) en cada anotación, para que cualquiera pueda citarla.

§                     Un archivo de las anotaciones anteriores.

§                     Una lista de enlaces a otros weblogs seleccionados o recomendados por los autores, denominada habitualmente blogroll.

Enlaces inversos

En algunos casos las anotaciones o historias permiten que se les haga trackback, un enlace inverso (o retroenlace) que permite, sobre todo, saber que alguien ha enlazado nuestra entrada, y avisar a otro weblog que estamos citando una de sus entradas o que se ha publicado un artículo relacionado. Todos los trackbacks aparecen automáticamente a continuación de la historia, junto con los comentarios, pero no siempre es así.

Fotografías y vídeos

Es posible además agregar fotografías y vídeos a los blogs, a lo que se le ha llamado fotoblogs o videoblogs respectivamente.

Redifusión

Otra característica de los weblogs es la multiplicidad de formatos en los que se publican. Aparte de HTML, suelen incluir algún medio para redifundirlos, es decir, para poder leerlos mediante un programa que pueda incluir datos procedentes de muchos medios diferentes. Generalmente, para la redifusión, se usan fuentes web en formato RSS o Atom.

Características sociales

También se diferencian en su soporte económico: los sitios de noticias o periódicos digitales suelen estar administrados por profesionales, mientras que los weblogs son principalmente personales y aunque en algunos casos pueden estar incluidos dentro de un periódico digital o ser un blog corporativo, suelen estar escritos por un autor o autores determinados que mantienen habitualmente su propia identidad.

Un aspecto importante de los weblogs es su interactividad, especialmente en comparación a páginas web tradicionales. Dado que se actualizan frecuentemente y permiten a los visitantes responder a las entradas, los blogs funcionan a menudo como herramientas sociales, para conocer a personas que se dedican a temas similares; con lo cual en muchas ocasiones llegan a ser considerados como una comunidad.

Enemigos del correcto funcionamiento de un blog

Al igual que en los foros, los principales enemigos son el spam, los troles, y los leechers. También suelen provocar problemas los fake (usuarios que se hacen pasar por otros usuarios); y algunos usuarios títeres(usuarios que se hacen pasar por varios y diferentes usuarios).

Aunque no son enemigos, los recién llegados (o newbies) pueden ocasionar problemas en el funcionamiento del blog al cometer errores; ya sea por no poder adaptarse rápidamente a la comunidad, o por no leer las reglas específicas que puede tener el blog en el que acaban de ingresar.

Otro problema es el de la lectura, producto del lenguaje usado por los chaters.

Taxonomía

Algunas variantes del weblog son los openblog, fotolog, los vlogs (videoblogs), los audioblogs y los moblog (desde los teléfonos móviles). Además, cada vez son más los weblogs que incorporan podcast como sistema adicional de información u opinión.

El término weblog fue acuñado por Jorn Barger en diciembre de 1997.

Castellanización de la palabra

Muchas personas denominan bitácora a una bitácora de red o blog, haciendo referencia a la idea de llevar un registro cronológico de sucesos, contando cualquier historia o dándole cualquier otro uso (posiblemente influidos por el uso del término que se hace en la serie de ciencia ficción Star Trek para aludir al diario de a bordo del capitán de la nave).

En el año 2005 la The hover boots Spock wears in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"?

If you're 31-year-old Alex Honnold, your checklist looks like this: a lucky red shirt and a bag of chalk. That's all, folks. In June 2017, Honnold scaled Yosemite's 3,000-foot El Capitan in just under four hours, becoming the first free-solo climber ever to do so. Without any rope or safety gear. We'll let that sink in...


          Supplemental 33 - Roddenberry Podcast Network at the Disco   
On this supplemental edition of Mission Log, John and Ken formally introduce you to Women at Warp and Priority One - founding members of the Roddenberry Podcast Network. Plus everybody goes to the Disco, which Ken INSISTS is short for Discovery. Members of all three podcasts discuss the trailer for Star Trek Discovery. All of that and listener feedback, too! Get in touch with us! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          Supplemental 32 _ The One with Adam Nimoy   
We're sitting down with Adam Nimoy to discuss his work on Star Trek, his documentary "For the Love of Spock," and celebrate the life of Leonard Nimoy who we lost two years ago. Adam also sets the stage for his upcoming project, an epic Deep Space Nine documentary, "What We Left Behind." Check out the site for "What We Left Behind" at DS9Documentary.com   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          221 - Relics   
An old ship, an older engineer, and a structure that’s older than anyone knows. Old things, but not useless things. It is part flashback, part after school special. Say hello again to Montgomery Scott when we put Relics in the Mission Log.   Sponsored this week by Burn Everything Gaming. Follow a completely original Star Trek story told in the style of an RPG at BurnEverythingGaming.com/missionlog   Blue Apron - A better way to cook. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free - with free shipping - by going to BlueApron.com/missionlog.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          Supplemental 30 - Gene Roddenberry Versus Star Trek   
John, Ken, and Mission Log Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry talk over Star Trek with and without its creator - Gene Roddenberry. Plus questions from panel attendees. Once more from the Rio, we put Gene Roddenberry Versus Star Trek in the Mission Log.   Subspace channels are open:   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          Supplemental 29 - Ten Essential TOS from STLV50   
Ken and John return to the Rio. From the Roddenberry Interactive Stage and Lounge, Mission Log presents the 10 to 20 best or essential episodes of Star Trek: TOS, plus a few episodes of the animated series and one mention of Next Gen. But mostly TOS.   Subspace channels are open: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on an upcoming episode of Mission Log
          Supplemental 28 - Another One with Your Questions   
Mission Log gets caught up on current events: the passing of Anton Yelchin, the buzz around Star Trek Beyond plus Star Trek 2017. Then we tackle listener questions about fan "gatekeeping," religion in Star Trek and much more. Got something to say to us? Do it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          192 - The Mind's Eye   
From the people who brought you the Star Trek edition of Monopoly and the Star Trek edition of Risk, it is the Star Trek edition of The Manchurian Candidate. Angela Lansbury is a Klingon. Henry Silva is a Romulan. And John Champion is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being you have ever known in your life. Also, Geordi does stuff. Find out what when we put The Mind’s Eye in the Mission Log. Got something to say? We want to hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          166 - Sarek   
An old friend returns to the Star Trek universe. The 1701-D will play host to a series of negotiations to be directed by Ambassador Sarek. However, when an illness plaguing the ambassador puts the talks in jeopardy, Captain Picard plays host in a more meaningful and potentially dangerous way. More than old home week, it is an examination of aging and mortality when we put Sarek into the Mission Log. Got a message for us? We would love to hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          Supplemental 27 - Another one from Star Trek Las Vegas 2015   
Your Star Trek Pals would like to introduce you to some of their Star Trek Pals from the 2015 Creation Convention in Las Vegas. You'll meet costumer-extraordinaire Brooke, the Commodore of Barfleet, Trek designer Rick Sternbach and Rosemary the rocket scientist! It's a look at more of the diverse community that makes Trek fandom tick. Hey pal, what's on your mind? On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          Supplemental 26 - The One with Your Star Trek Pals   
John and Ken - your Star Trek Pals - have a 10-minute conversation about the upcoming Star Trek series on CBS All Access. And it only takes 31-minutes! We know nothing, and we are glad to talk about it. Do you have feedback? Feed it bak! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          155 - The High Ground   
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - 155 - The High Ground Ansata separatists and the government of Rutia IV have been fighting for 70 years. Of course, the Federation does not take sides. It just gives supplies to the government of Rutia IV, which looks to the separatists like taking sides. So they take a prisoner: Dr. Beverly Crusher. Then another: Captain Picard. Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? How will all of this end? Find out when we put The High Ground in the Mission Log. Got a message for us? We would love to hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          154 - The Hunted   
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - 154 - The Hunted Imagine giving someone the escape artistry of a Harry Houdini and the killing ability of everyone else. Now, imagine trying to keep that person from getting what he wants. It sounds farfetched, though maybe not as much as you think. Find out when we put The Hunted in the Mission Log. Got a message for us? We would love to hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          Supplemental 25 - Another one from the Rio   
In Vegas, you can see Wayne Newton, showgirls and Celine Dion. If you go to the Rio when Creation's Star Trek convention is in town, you'll catch John Ray and Ken Champion. If you're really lucky, you might even catch Ken Ray and John Champion from Mission Log. Important updates, cool new features plus your questions when John and Ken play a room at the Rio, again.
          Supplemental 024 - The One With George Takei   
Some people say it's George's world, we're just living in it. George Takei may be best known as Hikaru Sulu, but we were excited to tackle a range of topics from politics to human rights to public transportation and, of course, a bit of Star Trek for good measure. Got something to say? On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          Supplemental 21 - Another One with David Gerrold   
We know that as a writer David Gerrold has always got at least one more interesting story to tell. For his return to Mission Log, we dig deep into the circumstances around the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and what led to David's departure. It's a personal and sometimes difficult look at what makes or breaks a TV show in production. Plus we kick off a new segment by welcoming Larry Nemecek to discuss Discovered Documents from the Roddenberry archive. Visit Larry at http://larrynemecek.com Finally, we take a moment to remember Grace Lee Whitney who played Yeoman Janice Rand. This episode sponsored by: http://www.bizarrenewworld.com Stay in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod   On Twitter: @missionlogpod   On Skype: MissionLogPod   On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com     We may use your comments on the show!
          127 - The Schizoid Man   
Dr. Ira Graves is a genius with an ingenious idea: transfer his consciousness into a computer. What could possibly go wrong? Well, he has this idea in the Star Trek universe, so probably a lot could go wrong. Throw in a fair maiden, an unexpected android, and the 1701-D, and you are putting The Schizoid Man in the Mission Log.   To know us is to contact us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          Supplemental 020 - Remembering Leonard Nimoy   
Star Trek fans are heartbroken with the loss of Leonard Nimoy. We'll share our own thoughts on the legacy of Spock and share some of the comments we've received from Mission Log listeners as well as our chat with Rod Roddenberry. Live long and prosper...
          126 - Loud as a Whisper   
The Enterprise is taking the negotiator Riva to Solais V to negotiate an end to their 15-century civil war. Things are going great until someone kills the chorus. So what? Just a little less music? No - Riva is deaf. His chorus hears and speaks for him. All appears lost, and Solais V looks doomed to end its days in bloody conflict. But come on! This is Star Trek! Things will probably be okay when we put Loud as a Whisper in the Mission Log.    Have some thoughts to share? Please do! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          120 - Conspiracy   
This is Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers on Star Trek, plus or minus a few features and points. Friends of Picard think Starfleet officers are being replaced by people that look just like the people they are replacing. But is that hapeneing? And for what reason? Find out when we put Conspiracy in the Mission Log.   Got words for the Mission Log doubles? Send them in: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          118 - Skin of Evil   
It is the La Brea tar pits meets Doomsday! It is Star Trek: The Next Generation meets The Blob! It is Tasha Yar meets her demise! It is Skin of Evil meets Mission Log!   Got something to say to Mission Log? Do it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.
          114 - Coming of Age   
Wes is off to take the Starfleet Academy entrance exams. Making friends and facing fears are the order of the day, but does he have what it takes to succeed? Meanwhile an old friend of Picard’s is aboard the Enterprise, testing the patience of both the captain and his crew. Growing, exploring, learning… as Coming of Age goes into the Mission Log.   Got a heartwarming, growing up Star Trek story of your own? Send it our way: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log
          Supplemental 019 - The One from Star Trek Las Vegas 2014   
Ken and John talk to attendees of Star Trek Las Vegas 2014 from the floor of Star Trek Las Vegas 2014. Plus an inside look at Roddenberry Entertainment - what it is and what it does today.
          096 - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country   
The last flight of the original crew is full of deep topics and high adventure. The Klingon Empire is collapsing. Some want to let it, though it falls to Captain Kirk of all people to make sure the empire survives. But forces are working against peace between the Klingons and the Federation on both sides. Mystery! Court drama! A prison break! And best of all - a WORKING Enterprise. We are putting Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in the Mission Log. There are a few ways to share your goodbyes for Kirk and Crew: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          095 - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier   
In Star Trek II we found Khan. In Star Trek III we found Spock. In Star Trek IV we found whales. What is bigger than all of that? One of us is looking for God. And - surprise! We find Spock’s brother! And we weren’t even searching for him. Strap in for a fun movie… or a movie, anyway. It’s Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Share your pain and gain strength from the sharing!   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod   On Twitter: @missionlogpod   On Skype: MissionLogPod   On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          094 - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home   
Saving Spock was relatively simple. How will the crew of the stolen Klingon vessel save the whales when the whales have been dead for over 200 years? Find out as Kirk and crew blast off from Vulcan for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Got thoughts on this edition? Let us hear them: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: MissionLogPodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          093 - Star Trek III: The Search for Spock   
Finding Spock proves easier than finding a way to find Spock. But Kirk, McCoy, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu and Chekov will not be dissuaded. Commandeer a ship or two and join Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Searching for ways to get in touch with Mission Log? Your search is over:   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod   On Twitter: @missionlogpod   On Skype: MissionLogPod   On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          092 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan   
This is it. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Seriously. What else is there to say? Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
          091 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture   
Ten years after the original series and five years after the animated series, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the Enterprise head to the cinema - and just in time, too! Something is headed to Earth, killing everything in its path. Big screen! Big adventure! Get your ticket to Star Trek: The Motion Picture!   No talking during the movie. Wanna talk about it after? Hit us up!   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod   On Twitter: @missionlogpod   On Skype: MissionLogPod   On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: MissionLogPodcast.com     We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 016 - The one with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens   
In the last supplemental before heading to the movies, Ken and John are joined by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. They wrote the book on Star Trek: Phase Two, the Star Trek series that could have launched a new network, but sparked a movie franchise instead.
          081 - Saturday Morning Number Two   
Grab your cereal bowl and your favorite action figure. This week, Ken and John tackle “One of Our Planets is Missing” and “The Lorelei Signal” from Star Trek: The Animated Series   Got a message for the Cartoon Kids? Push to talk: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          080 - Saturday Morning Number One   
Join John and Ken as they boldly go into Star Trek: The Animated Series. This week, the loneliness found "Beyond the Farthest Star" and growing up is tough in "Yesteryear." Wanna talk cartoons? Bring it! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          Mission Log Supplemental 014 - The One with Richard Arnold   
Outspoken, sometimes controversial, a wealth of Star Trek knowledge - these are some of the words used to describe Richard Arnold, the man who was Gene Roddenberry’s assistant and archivist. John and Ken got to sit down with Richard a few weeks back to talk over the original series, the next generation, the animated series, and his time working with Gene.
          Supplemental 013 - The One with Almost Everyone   
Wrapping up the TOS wrap-up shows with a host of guests. Joining John and Ken today, Mike and Denise Okuda, Vic Mignogna of Star Trek Continues, and Phil Plait - AKA The Bad Astronomer. Plus conversations with four Mission Log listeners!
          Supplemental 012 - Recapping TOS with Rod Roddenberry   
Mission Log creator Rod Roddenberry joins John and Ken as part of the wrap-up of Star Trek: The Original Series. Parting shots for TOS? Send them to us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 011 - The one with Nichelle Nichols   
John and Ken have the honor of speaking with Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek: The Original Series   Our hailing frequencies are always open: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com Email: missionlog@roddenberry.com We may use your comments on the show!
          079 - Turnabout Intruder   
It’s Star Trek meets Victor, Victoria (kind of). Captain Kirk is a man trapped in a woman’s body in a man’s world. Or galaxy. Or Federation. Boldly go into the last episode of the original series as we put Turnabout Intruder in the Mission Log.   Parting shots for TOS? Send them to us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!  
          062 - Day of the Dove   
St. Elmo's fire forces a fight between a ship of Klingons and the crew of the Enterprise. St. Emlmo's fire as in a ball of lightning, not the movie from the 1980s. That would be an AMAZING episode of Star Trek. Anyway, we're on the verge of war. But why? And what can be done? Find out when we put Day of the Dove in the Mission Log. Lookin' to start somthin' with us? Lots of ways to do that: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpodOn Twitter: @missionlogpodOn Skype: MissionLogPodOn the phone: (323) 522-5641Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 010 - Star Trek Into Bob Orci   
Today, John and Ken take an extensive look at Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, the fandom and the work of screenwriter Bob Orci.   Got something to say? Call it out:   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod   On Twitter: @missionlogpod   On Skype: MissionLogPod   On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 009 - John and Ken Play a Room at the Rio   
The voices of Mission Log hosted a panel at Star Trek Las Vegas 2013, moderated by Star Trek author, interviewer, editor, commentator, producer, and event wrangler Larry Nemecek. This is that thing.   Have a message for Mission Log? Enter it please:   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod   On Twitter: @missionlogpod   On Skype: MissionLogPod   On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          054 - Bread and Circuses   
54Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #054 - Bread and Circuses   Kirk, Spock and McCoy trace the lost spaceship The Beagle to a planet a lot like Earth. But on this planet, the Roman Empire never fell. Join John and Ken in the arena as we put Bread and Circuses in the Mission Log.   Have something to say to us? Speak, citizen, and be heard:   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod   On Twitter: @missionlogpod   On Skype: MissionLogPod   On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 008 - The one from Las Vegas with Connor Trinneer and Anthony Montgomery   
From the heart of Star Trek Las Vegas, interviews with Connor Trinneer and Anthony Montgomery of Enterprise
          053 - The Ultimate Computer   
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #053 - The Ultimate Computer When control of the Enterprise is handed over to a computer, what is a starship captain like Kirk to do? Luckily he gets to do what he does best - disable that computer! Find out how and why when we put The Ultimate Computer in the Mission Log.   Got something to say to us? Let us hear it:   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          052 - The Omega Glory   
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #052 - The Omega Glory   It's the Stars and Stripes forever, even on a planet far, far away from Earth with no contact with Earth before. Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? This week, we put The Omega Glory in the Mission Log.   Got something to say? Let your 'fleet flag fly   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod   On Twitter: @missionlogpod   On Skype: MissionLogPod   On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 007 - The One with David Gerrold   
David Gerrold joins us to talk tribbles, troubles and Trek. Plus listener feedback and a look ahead to Star Trek Las Vegas 2013   Got troubles or treks you want to share? Please do:   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod   On Twitter: @missionlogpod   On Skype: MissionLogPod   On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          045 - The Gamesters of Triskelion   
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #045 - “The Gamesters of Triskelion”   Kirk, Uhura and Chekov fight for their lives on a planet run entirely for the amusement of three brains under glass. Lay your quatloos and place your bets as we put The Gamesters of Triskelion in the Mission Log.   Got something to say? Toss in your two quatloos:   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod  On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          044 - The Trouble with Tribbles   
One of the most persistent species throughout the Star Trek universe makes its debut. Say your first hello to your furry friend who's fun to be around (for a little while) as we put The Trouble with Tribbles in the Mission Log.   Got troubles or tribbles of your own? Tell us all about 'em!   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          043 - Wolf in the Fold   
People are being murdered. They all have two things in common: each is a woman and Scotty is standing over each body. He cannot be the killer can he? Find out when we put Wolf in the Fold in the Mission Log.   How's season two of Star Trek treating you? Let us know!   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod  On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 006 - The One with Scott Mantz   
Access Hollywood movie critic Scott Mantz stops in to talk about his love of Star Trek and to re-argue "This Side of Paradise." Plus your feedback to us and our feedback to your feedback.   Want to give feedback to our feedback to your feedback? Why not?   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          038 - Metamorphosis   
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #038 - “Metamorphosis”   It’s the usual story: energy being meets boy meets girl. What has to change to turn this unlikely trio into the perfect couple? Find out when we put Metamorphosis into the Mission Log.   Change your thoughts into messages to us! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641   Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 005 - Another One with Rod Roddenberry   
John talks with Rod Roddenberry about "Devil in the Dark" and "The City on the Edge of Forever" as well as more general thoughts on Star Trek. Then Ken and John address some listener feedback.   Want to have your feedback addressed? Get it to us!   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod  On Skype: MissionLogPod  On the phone: (323) 522-5641  Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 004 - The One with Mark Altman   
John and Ken talk with Mark Altman about his movie “Free Enterprise,” his time with William Shatner, and why he loves Star Trek. Then they re-argue the TOS episode “This Side of Paradise.”
          Supplemental 003- The One With Bobby Clark   
John and Ken talk with Bobby Clark - AKA “The Gorn” - about his times on Star Trek. Plus listener feedback! It’s a festival!
          025 - The Devil In The Dark   
The Enterprise comes to the aid of a group of miners being hounded by a monster deep under ground. But - in true Star Trek fashion - we are left to wonder whether there is a monster at all when we put The Devil in the Dark in the Mission Log.
          Supplemental 002 - The One With Robert J. Sawyer   
Robert J. Sawyer joins John and Ken to talk why Star Trek matters to him, his thoughts on "Balance of Terror," and the job of Science Fiction. Plus: Listener feedback and thoughts on the Science Lab Christmas party. Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          Supplemental 001 - The One with Rod Roddenberry   
Rod Roddenberry joins John and Ken to talk his history with Star Trek, thoughts on his father and creating the Mission Log podcast. Plus: Hypnosis or Mind Meld? A listener wants to know!
          012 - The Menagerie Part 1&2   
The cast of Star Trek watches the original pilot for Star Trek. Loyalty, compassion and what might have been are examined as "The Menagerie" goes into the Mission Log. Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          004 - Where No Man Has Gone Before   
TML004: Where No Man Has Gone Before - (Re)Meet the crew of the Enterprise, and meet a couple of people who are quick to develop a God complex! The third broadcast episode and second Star Trek pilot is the subject of the fourth episode of this week's Mission Log! Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          002 - The Man Trap   
Get ready for a salty look at Star Trek’s first broadcast episode and your introduction to the last of a dying breed. Enjoy a cast of redshirts before they wore red shirts.  Boldly go where so many went on September 8, 1966, the day Star Trek: The Original Series first aired. Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
          001 - The Cage   
Is there anything better than sitting in a cave and watching TV? If it means giving up a large portion of your freedom, then according to Captain Christopher Pike of the starship Enterprise, you’re damn right there is!  Re-live Star Trek’s mysterious, never-aired first pilot, “The Cage.” Learn about who was No. 1 before No. 1? Find out where the show really began plus more on the premier of Mission Log! Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: http://missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on the show!
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:ps4: Horizon Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds - $14.99 - 25% Off - Pre-order ends 12/31
:ps4: Minecraft: Story mode - Season Two Season Pass - $22.49 - 10% Off - Pre-order ends 12/31
:ps4: Pyre - $17.99 - 10% Off - Pre-order ends 7/25
:ps4: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles - $15.99 - 20% Off - Pre-order ends 7/18
 
Cross Buy
:ps4:  :ps3:  :vita: Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition - $2.39 - 70% Off - $1.59 - 80% Off - Ends 7/11
PSVR  :ps4:  :ps3:  :vita: Avant-Garde Bundle - $24.99 - 50% Off - $19.99 - 60% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :vita: Azkend 2: The World Beneath - $2.39 - 70% Off - $1.59 - 80% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :vita: Baseball Riot - $1.49 - 70% Off - $0.99 - 80% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :ps3:  :vita: The Bridge - $3.39 - 66% Off - $2.29 - 77% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :vita: Claire: Extended Cut - $5.24 - 65% Off - $3.74 - 75% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :vita: Color Guardians - $2.99 - 70% Off - $1.99 - 80% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :ps3:  :vita: CounterSpy - $7.49 - 50% Off - $5.99 - 60% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps3:  :vita: Dead Nation - $3.19 - 60% Off - $2.39 - 70% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :vita: Digerati Bundle 6 Pack Part 2 - $8.49 - 75% Off - Ends 7/4
:ps4:  :vita: Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival - $4.99 - 50% Off - $3.99 - 60% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :ps3:  :vita: Doki-Doki Universe - $7.49 - 50% Off - $5.99 - 60% Off - Ends 7/11
PSVR  :ps4:  :vita: Dying: Reborn Ultimate Bundle - $12.49 - 50% Off - $9.99 - 60% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :ps3:  :vita: Entwined - $4.99 - 50% Off - $3.99 - 60% Off - Ends 7/11
:ps4:  :vita: Escape Plan - $4.99 - 50% Off - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 7/11