Damnit Spock, I'm a sewing machine operator, not a physician!

Picard telling the story of Gilgamesh always makes me cry.

They wrote a sequel to the "Inner Light," but didn't film it. The writer did make it into a graphic novel, you can find part of here:

treksinscifi.com/podcast_notes

#StarTrek #tng

Oh. There is an exoplanet in the habitable zone around HD 26965, aka 40 Eridani A, which is the star Gene Roddenberry said was the sun of Vulcan.
edition.cnn.com/2018/09/20/us/
#astronomy #StarTrek

So, I heard the officers talking on the promenade that the first short epsiode will come out in October. Time to fire to the old Mastodon machine again. (Birdsite's been getting unbearable anyways.) Who's excited? And are you more excited about this or the new Doctor Who or about Picard. Biiiiit of tossup here behind the bar, excited all around.

Discovery, sexual violence 

While I really enjoyed during it's initial run, there were a lot of things I didn't like. Culber's death, and the brief period where L'Rell is portrayed as a sexual predator weren't fun.
Rewatching it now, these moments don't feel as uncomfortable because I didn't have to sit with them for an entire week. I wonder if that was the view the writers had as well.

I love how they changed the Black Alert announcement after the first episode of . I've always assumed because the initial announcement just sounded too goofy and sassy (because it does).

lewd 

So many firsts in Discovery, but one I wasn't expecting was bare, grey Klingon boobies.

#startrek Discovery spoilers 

Starfleet is going to give Lorca the Legion of Honor. It's the movie moment. The captain broke the rules, saved the say, and is rewarded. But look who they wanted to reward.

#startrek Discovery spoilers 

Rewatching the scene where Lorca tells the crew that they used to be "mild mannered scientists," but now they're "fierce warriors." And how they're the only ones that can save the day.

He's manipulating them with the heroic myth that has fueled all Star Trek series. That this crew is special and can do something impossible to save the day. It challenges a core assumption of the entire fictional universe.

Yesterday I was asked to join a pathfinder campaign...I had to politely inform them that as appealing as that sounds, I'm a doctor, not a dragonslayer.

Starfleet UX designers learned that if they didn't make some bridge consoles explode, captains would ignore damage until the shields failed.

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