Prelude to Axanar

 Never attempt to force the pink skins onto thin ice! Andorian maxim about Humans   Further proof that with Kickstarter, and other modes of alternative financing, and CGI technology being literally at our fingertips, we are rapidly reaching a world where

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Star Trek Continues

Time to renew my Chief Geek of the blog creds.  As faithful readers of this blog know, I am a Star Trek fan.  (No, I do not own a Star Fleet uniform, let alone worn one to court!)  Over the weekend

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The Closing of the Science Fiction Mind

If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451     I have read science fiction since I first learned to read as

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Star Trek Medley

Something for the weekend.  A medley of the Star Trek theme songs.  Ah, what memories they evoke of the endless hours I have wasted watching the various Star Trek shows!  Shatner of course had the best comment regarding obsessive Star

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The Original Klingon

Well we haven’t had a Star Trek post in a while and my Chief Geek credentials for the blog need refreshing.  The idea of the Klingons being Shakespeare fans never struck me as far fetched.  The Bard after all has

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Constitution Day: Star Trek Style!

  One of the “alternate Earth” episodes that became fairly common as the original Star Trek series proceeded, as explained by Hodgkin’s Law of Parallel Planetary Development, and by limited production budgets,  this episode featured an Earth where a cataclysmic war had driven the

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Prime Directive Debate

(This post is from 2009.  I haven’t had a Star Trek geek post in a while and I thought it would be fun to repost this.  We had a good discussion the first go round and I hope we will

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Shatner Gives Acting Advice

It still looks less fake than the original fight:

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Your Tax Dollars at Play

As faithful readers of this blog know I am a Star Trek fan.  Therefore I am doubly offended that the IRS decided to spend $60,000 bucks on a Star Trek and Gilligan’s Island parodies: Yes, the IRS goes boldly where

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Happy Constitution Day!

Who knew Barney Fife worked for the Obama administration?

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Fortnight For Freedom Day Six: Freedom is not a “Worship Word”

  Beginning for two weeks, up to Independence Day, the Bishops are having a Fortnight For Freedom: On April 12, the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S.  Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a document, “Our First, 

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Bread and Circuses

        One of the best of the original Star Trek series was the episode Bread and Circuses.  First broadcast on March 5, 1968 during the second season, it was one of the parallel worlds episodes involving an

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Favorite Star Trek Episode: Balance of Terror

Time to refresh my credentials as Chief Geek of TAC! A condensed version of my favorite Star Trek episode Balance of Terror.  Originally broadcast on December 13, 1966, I have always found it riveting.  It introduced us to the Romulan Star Empire,

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Faster Than Light?

We will see how all this plays out, but as of now there is a report that neutrinos have been observed traveling slightly faster than the speed of light: Well, that simple fact may be in the form of the

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Khaaaan!!!!

Apparently it is all the rage at conventions where geeks, my people, gather, to engage in the Khan scream of Captain Kirk from The Wrath of Khan (1982), the best of the Trek movies due to the superb performance of

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On Vacation 2011

I am on vacation this week with my family.  My internet connection in the coming week will range from intermittent to non-existent.  I will have posts for each day I am away on the blog, but if something momentous occurs,

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Star Trek’s Final Mission

How Start Trek should have ended. Enjoy!

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Of Christmas and Klingons

  Hattip to Midwest Conservative Journal.  I enjoy Christmas traditions.  The Christmas Tree, singing Carols, wretched Illinois weather, hot coco, presents, watching several versions of A Christmas Carol, etc.  Perhaps the wildest version of a Christmas Carol is a Klingon

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Ferengi-nomics

(Content advisory to the above video.  A few of the Rules of Acquisition are off-color.  You know what the Ferengi are like.) We have been having a debate recently on The American Catholic between Austrians and Distributists.  As a devotee

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Star Trek is For Kids

The film was made by a group of kids in 1978.  The sad and sorry fact is that I saw worse acting and production values in some episodes of the original Trek. The original cast was asked to comment:

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Live Long and Prosper

Leonard Nimoy is calling it quits as to any future portrayals of Mr. Spock, and is retiring from show business. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who has famously portrayed “Star Trek’s” original alien Spock for over 40 years, has announced he’s

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Star Trek Blooper Video

Hattip to Ace of Spades.  I have to refresh my credentials as Chief Geek on this blog and so I post this blooper compilation video from the original Star Trek series.  Much to my disappointment they did not include some of

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Prime Directive Debate

“As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Starfleet personnel may interfere with the normal and healthy development of alien life and culture. Such interference includes introducing superior

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The Omega Glory

Shatner the Canadian explains the preamble of the Constitution to us!  Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to see me drag Star Trek into my posts leading up to the Fourth of July!

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If Obama Is Spock We Are Doomed!!!

Maureen Dowd wrote a column last month in which she compared, tongue in cheek, Obama to Mr. Spock from Star Trek.  Jeff Greenwald of Salon also sees a resemblance between Chicago’s “gift” to the country and the first officer of the Enterprise. 

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Geekier Than Thou

   The new Star Trek movie is being released on May 8, 2009.  Here is the official site.

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