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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

Star Trek movies and TV shows are on sale at a fairly good discount right now in the iTunes store. Makes sense: Season 2 of Discovery is just around the corner. If you’ve been meaning to snap anything up, now might be a good time.

Short Trek: Calypso spoilers Show more

Short Trek: Calypso spoilers Show more

Just saw the latest Short Trek. I loved it! What a treat. ✨

According to the @TrekCore account on birdsite, the next Short Trek (Calypso) comes out at approximately 9:30pm Eastern tonight in the US. So ready. It's a real shame the powers that be can't get their act together so that overseas fans can tune in too, though.

This piece will be of particular interest to Star Trek fans. I've long felt that utopian fiction serves an important purpose in our lives, too. io9.gizmodo.com/why-we-need-ut

Any US-based Trekkies out there who know whether there’s a chance the next Short Trek might come out shortly after midnight? It may be wishful thinking on my part, but I’m eager to see it if possible. It’s been a day.

Just had a text banking exchange with someone whose last name is @guinan. No joke! Couldn’t help but smile. 😊💫

Speaking of Discovery, it’ll be really nice to have that next Short Trek (Calypso) to check out on Thursday.

Finally watching Game of Thrones (late to the party, I know). Decided it would be a fun fall/winter project to tide me over until Discovery returns in January. Halfway through Season Four at the moment and I can’t help thinking from time to time that Varys is a little bit like Garak.

🖖 "Star Trek TV Shows Will Have Distinct Tones, Be Spread Out to Avoid Franchise Fatigue"
slashfilm.com/star-trek-tv-sho

Just saw First Man. Really liked it. I’m a sucker for a good space movie, but I thought they brought a lot of heart and subtlety to this one. Highly recommend it. 💫✨

Now watching Galaxy Quest. I had forgotten how funny it is. It’s providing me with some welcome chuckles this evening.

Just watched the Nova Wonders special “Are We Alone?” Ah, the questions and existential tensions inherent in being a pre-warp civilization. (Good episode, by the way, if you want to know how we’re doing in the quest to find extraterrestrial life.)

Discovery Short Trek: Runaway Show more

And now I'm going to re-watch "Rightful Heir" (TNG), which Mary Chieffo mentioned at Comic-Con last week since it has a small tie-in with how Klingons show up in Season 2 of Discovery. Any excuse to watch TNG is fine by me.

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Discovery Season 2 speculation Show more

Even noticing how Voq and L’Rell slowly come into focus behind T’Kuvma is interesting. And that prayer T’Kuvma recites at the close of Episode 2 has new meaning now. The writers were laying a foundation for later developments from the very beginning. Satisfying to watch.

This is how I thought it could potentially play out. After all, I enjoy past Trek shows rather effortlessly because I already know so much about the characters and the story—all that context is essentially baked in anytime I watch. I had a feeling that, over time, I might be able to appreciate Discovery in similar ways. The stunning visuals are making even more of an impression on me now that I’m no longer trying to figure everything out. Getting much more out of Season One now.

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