While my alter ego is a super-powerful molecule, I am a few other things IRL
- I'm a Trekkie, obviously (friends got me into VOY, then DS9, and it just went on from there)
- Favorite show remains DS9, though I enjoy certain aspects of each one
- Technologist and writer by trade, and Star Trek is an inspiration for both
- Seeking to connect with like-minded Trek fans who continue to find great meaning in its message
Watching interviews with the Discovery cast from last night's red carpet on the CBS All Access FB page. Apparently they're going to have a post-Discovery show on FB each week in place of After Trek, which was canceled. https://www.facebook.com/CBSAllAccess/videos/231471777756784/
Season 2 Premiere of Star Trek: Discovery Show more
I absolutely loved this episode. If this is any indication of where we're headed in Season 2, count me all the way in. It was funny, action-packed, well written, beautiful to look at... I even liked the music. The cast members seem more relaxed and at ease working with each other. The emphasis on empathy as a theme is very appealing, too. Loved the little details like the fortune Pike got.
Finally, Those Star Trek: Short Treks Are Available Outside the U.S. and Canada https://io9.gizmodo.com/finally-those-star-trek-short-treks-are-available-out-1831836352
Huh, I just checked that on Netflix last night and they weren't there! Guess my sixth sense kicked in a little early.
This puts a new spin on the concept of a mirror universe... https://www.livescience.com/64470-universe-has-mirror-image-universe.html
Short Treks: The Escape Artist Show more
Harry Mudd is back, and apparently he’s come up with a new grift: anonymously peddling android copies of himself (with Replicant DNA à la Bladerunner?) to his many angry pursuers across the galaxy. Nice to have a light, funny installment in the Short Trek series. And we got to see a good variety of species: Tellarites, Orions, others I couldn’t identify or we don’t know yet, another Daft Punk Federation officer...
Logged into Facebook Messenger for the first time since the holiday break to find that one of my relatives sent me this video of Picard issuing "Make it so!" commands to the tune of "Let it snow." Very cute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZt6eU5REN8
@deepspacenoob Hey, heard your announcement about your hiatus. Good luck with everything you’re working on! I’ll still be subscribed and ready to listen when the time is right for you to come back. Thanks to you and Sarge for your great commentary! Made me laugh, made me think. Can’t ask for more than that.
Just enjoyed a re-watch of The Last Jedi. It’s one of the more visually interesting of the Star Wars films (esp. the moment when Admiral Holdo goes to light speed), but wow do they go all in on the lens flare. I get that it’s trendy (we see it in Discovery and the JJ-verse too), but I wonder how that’s gonna hold up in about 20 years from now.
Discovery Season 1 re-watch and Season 2 speculation Show more
I’ve reached the point in Season 1 in which Culber tells Stamets the mycelial network is at risk of collapse, endangering all existence in all universes. If I understood the Season 2 trailer correctly, that’s what the Red Angel is doing as well (how is unclear so far). So all life across all spaces is yet again under threat?
Watching TNG “Tapestry” tonight for the first time in quite a while. Seems like it might have some interesting tie-ins to the forthcoming Picard series. I wonder if we’ll see Q in that show too, tormenting Picard in his later years? #moncapitain
I noticed tonight that IMDB has the schedule for when Season 2 of Discovery will be aired. Starting on January 17, we’ll have a new episode each Thursday right on through the return of Daylight Saving time here in the US. That’s welcome news as winter deepens and hibernation instincts kick in. Something to look forward to. ✨
General Short Treks thoughts Show more
All in all, I’ve really enjoyed the Short Treks so far. I feel there’s something for everyone. My favorite one remains Calypso. I’m curious to see if or how Calypso or Runaway will plug into later Star Trek episodes. I’m ok sitting with the open questions. It’s just such a delight to be able to have new canon to consider and take pleasure in each month.
Short Trek: The Brightest Star thoughts - 3 Show more
Lastly, I read that Bo Yeon Kim, who co-wrote this episode with Erika Lippoldt, was referencing the Japanese occupation of Korea in some places. I’d love to find out more of the parallels she had in mind, though I can guess at a few. That learned Kelpien mentality of accepting the quote-unquote “natural order of things” is terrifying. And it always takes a questioner like Saru to illuminate a different path.
Just a molecule hanging around the galaxy. Also considered the most powerful substance known to exist or, as the Borg call me, perfection. Howdy.
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