I saw Star Trek Beyond the other week and was beyond amazed! If you haven't seen it, you should probably not read beyond this point because there will be spoilers coming up on the viewscreen, captain. Before we begin I just want to mention the real-life tragedy that tempers the exuberance of this film; the … Continue reading Star Trek Beyond: Beyond Awesome!
What a weekend! I didn't even know Star Trek Beyond was out, then my friend sends me this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqm9HSYbf0o As a certain Vulcan would say; "fascinating." I'm glad that Star Trek will be coming back to television where it belongs. Well, not television per se, but CBS All-Access, that network's attempt to hone in on … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery
While we're on the subject of Star Trek collectible plates, enjoy this commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fInDEfvIocw Couldn't they have given Doohan a Scotty plate to promote? Is this better or worse then the Leonard Nimoy Magnavox short film that we watched a few weeks ago? Did you know that James Doohan was in the Royal Canadian Artillery … Continue reading Scotty Shills Plates
Disclaimer: The author once had to be talked out of buying a collectible Kenny Rogers plate at a flea market. I know, I know, making fun of collectible plates is reaching for low hanging fruit. Well I'm going for it, and it certainly won't be the last time. I've seen ads for this crap my … Continue reading Questionable Collectibles: Vidiian-centric Star Trek Voyager Collectible Plates
Watch a bitchy space rock tell the Enterprise's science officer all about the Magnavox Laserdisc player, a revolution in home video that will surely endure for centuries (is Magnavox even a thing anymore?)! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4pBk3-fduU "Gourmet video; for people who know and love video."
I've fallen down the rabbit hole of Star Trek: The Motion Picture collectibles. Part of it is my genuine appreciation of the movie and what it was trying to do (which was to be 2001: A Space Odyssey), but I'm also fascinated by the huge merchandising push that came along with it. The first Star … Continue reading Questionable Collectibles – Star Trek: The Motion Picture
I don't know about you, but I'm starting to get concerned with the...discrepancies cropping up in the flow of time. Things like the Eugenics Wars not occurring in the early 1990s (in fact, there is no record of Kahn Noonien Singh ever existing!) and the fact that my Chronowerx computer now has the name of some … Continue reading Something is very wrong with Time
Well, I moved. I was sad to go, there is no place quite like New Jersey. But what I will miss most are the people (not the inhabitants of the state in general...definitely not those people); my parents, my sisters, and my dog, and the great group of friends I've made and known since I … Continue reading Star Swag – Moving Edition
This video is accurate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16_BEVusSHU (Don't sue me SNL!) I cleaned up this Christmas (Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah, by the way!)! (!) My amazing girlfriend Courtney managed to get me some impossible to find (at least in Northern New Jersey) Star Wars Episode VII figures. She got me Finn from the basic 3.75" line … Continue reading Christmas Star Swag