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
Really interesting NYT piece on the Star Trek franchise and the return of Picard: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/16/arts/television/star-trek-picard.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage
Prepping for Star Trek: Picard
I’d never actually seen TNG in order from start to finish, just picked at episodes until I’d basically seen the whole thing, so I’m undertaking a proper re-watch as prep for the new Picard show. Not sure I’ll complete it in time—I’m halfway through Season 2 at the moment—but it sure is fun. Enjoyed the latest Short Trek, “Children of Mars,” which ties into Picard as well.
Q: Did you know that the Federation starship U.S.S. Shenzhou was likely named after the spacecraft from China which first carried a Chinese astronaut into orbit in 2003? -- see Wikipedia "Shenzhou (spacecraft)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_; and see Memory Alpha "USS Shenzhou" https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Shenzhou; see also Memory Beta https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Shenzhou
Shenzhou is also the name of China's manned spaceflght program. It has projected missions in 2020-2023. -- see "Shenzou program" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_program
Re-watching Revenge of the Sith
So I’ve been re-watching the Star Wars movies—yes, even the prequels, which still grate on me with the exception of the second half of The Revenge of the Sith. There’s always a new nugget to pick up. This time, when Darth Sidious tells Anakin the tale of Darth Plageuis, I notice that he looks right at Anakin when he references the power to create life. Could the Sith have manipulated the midichlorians to bring about Anakin’s birth? Makes me wonder.
New Star Trek: Picard trailer
For your viewing pleasure. I can’t believe it’s only about a month away now. Getting excited! https://comicbook.com/startrek/2019/12/20/new-star-trek-picard-teaser-trailer-reveals-new-footage/
Star Trek: Picard speculation
Looks like we’re getting at least two seasons of the new Picard show if this report is to be believed. ✨ https://comicbook.com/startrek/2019/12/15/star-trek-picard-season-2-showrunner-michael-chabon-exit/
Loss of a beloved Star Trek actor
Star Wars as kabuki - video clip in the link
This is so great. Kabuki superstar Ebizo Ichikawa just put on a Star Wars-themed kabuki play about a week ago. Even better, they uploaded it to YouTube. The clip is in this article. It's fun to see a Japanese take on the Skywalker saga. After all, Lucas borrowed heavily from Kurosawa and aspects of Japanese culture to begin with. https://soranews24.com/2019/11/29/star-wars-becomes-a-kabuki-play-as-we-attend-kairennosuke-and-the-three-shining-swords-in-tokyo/
Trek fans: read this. Bring tissues.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 spoilers/speculation
We’re going to Trill! I love this potential plot line. It’s been fun seeing the occasional Trill here and there on Disco so far, but having someone join with a symbiont and find out just what’s been going on in all those years could be fascinating. Plus: we’re going to see more of @Morn’s people! https://screenrant.com/star-trek-discovery-deep-space-nine-aliens-trills/
@quark is a dapper man indeed https://www.startrek.com/news/star-trek-quark-best-dressed
New Discovery and Picard trailers from Comic-Con
It’s not my birthday, but it sure feels like it is. They dropped new trailers for Discovery and Picard 🤓🖖📺🍿 https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/star-trek-picard-discovery-season-3-trailers-get-ny-comic-con-reveals/
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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