Trek Trivia Tidbit - the Klingons were named after one of Gene Roddenberry's fellow officers during his time in the LAPD; a Lt. Wilbur Clingan. yI'el (sg) pe'el (pl)! qaleghqa'mo' jIQuch ("Welcome! I am glad because I see you again!" in the Klingon tongue)! A while ago we examined the new design of the Klingons in … Continue reading A History of Klingon Foreheads (or lack thereof) Part II: The Next Generation Years and Enterprise
Greetings, Wagoners! Long time no see...I'm sorry to say that real life events and travels have taken me outside the range of the local subspace relay network lately. But the Star Trek: Discovery trailer hit the other day, and you know I had to get my two credits in. Set a course for screenshots and … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Beams Down
I celebrated Easter by watching the classic film The Day the Earth Stood Still the other night. In the movie, a man comes to Earth with a message of peace; only to be hassled by government and the military. He walks among us, taking the name Carpenter (first name John, J.C. - like John Carpenter, … Continue reading Happy Easter!
When I was a boy we had a VHS tape full of wonders, a video that took me back to the humid swamps and icy tundras of the ancient world. I can't remember where or when my parents got it for me, and I know it was lost long before our last VCR ever broke … Continue reading Wah Chang’s Dinosaurs: The Terrible Lizards
This auction is long over by now, meaning some lucky s0-and-so had five Commander Rikers shipped to their home. Wanting to own a little plastic totem of the handsomest space-dad in the galaxy is not questionable in and of itself...but buying Riker quintuplets is. What could someone do so many Rikers? Even if you're a … Continue reading Action Figure Archaeology: Crisis On Infinite Commander Rikers (and a look at the short-lived Galoob Star Trek: The Next Generation toy line)
Star Trek: Discovery is coming...sometime soon. The above image is a first look at the new show's Klingons, and as you can see they are quite different from those who have come before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xka6IYCpj4E Changes in Klingon appearance are nothing new; even those with a passing familiarity of Star Trek are aware that the Federation's … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery Klingons (and Part I of a History of Klingon Foreheads…or lack thereof)
The scariest part of the Star Trek Halloween episode "Catspaw," is the awful wig they put on Walter Koenig (they made him wear one from the start of season 2 until his hair was Beatle-y enough): Give this dumb but fun episode a watch this All Hallows' Eve, and have a happy one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wmEznhVaSg … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
(I apologize in advance for the horrible quality of these photos, they were taken on an old iPod Touch and everything was in glass display cases) A few years ago I wound up having a fortuitous overnight layover in Seattle. I stayed the night at a really nice bed and breakfast (the only time I've … Continue reading Travels in the Space Station Wagon: The EMP Museum in Seattle
A while back I decided to check out Wikipedia's entry on everyone's favorite trilobite-headed (or smooth-headed) warrior aliens, the Klingons. While the Memory Alpha page on Klingons is probably the best resource to refer to on the fictional species, I was curious to see what the normie Wiki had to say on the topic. What … Continue reading Wikipedia’s Entry on Klingons Was Kind of Bitchy a Few Weeks Ago
50 years ago today a show like no other was beamed across the airwaves. The first episode of Star Trek to be broadcast was "The Man Trap" on September 8th, 1966. The one with the Salt Vampire. It was not the first episode to be filmed, and most sources officially place it as the fifth episode … Continue reading Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!