Friday, November 30, 2007

A Matter of Time

A Matter of this. A Matter of that. A Matter of Time. A Matter of Honor. A Matter of Perspective. Are we sensing a pattern here?

This is one of those eps I remember very well from my childhood, mostly because of Picard's big moral dilemma. It scared me to see Picard lose confidence in himself. Even so, my focus was on Rasmussen, but unlike every other member of the audience, I really thought he must have a good reason to take that stuff - turns out he's just evil. Here's one kid who really took the lessons of Star Trek to heart I guess.

Other than that moral dilemma for one act, there's not a lot to this ep. The crew almost gets hoodwinked but manages to catch the guy at the last possible minute because he was too efficient a thief. Why do we even bother to let these people have jobs? Sometimes they are dumb.

We are being hailed, but... Captain, they are requesting you to move over.

Mr. Worf, inform them that the Enterprise will not be going anywhere.

Not the ship, sir - you.

-Worf and Picard (who is really dumb sometimes)

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Alike, but DIFFERENT.

Darker doesn't mean you turn the lights down, you idiots! And where did they get all those people in Ten-Forward. And why can Data identify anger (in Descent) but not hatred? And why bother to kill Robert and Rene? And don't you wish it had been Spock and McCoy, not Scotty and Chekov? Too bad they wrote a sucky script that Nimoy wouldn't touch. And Data remembering a joke we certainly don't remember. Why not something we do remember? Huh? Huh?

Rick Berman, despite denial, knows why this movie sucks. They finished TNG while in pre-production for this movie with a huge, expensive finale. They were prepping Voyager. They were making DS9. Can you say "biting off more than you can chew" can you say "lesson learned in Star Trek: TMP?" I can. I know that lesson. That lesson is:

If you wait ten years to make a Star Trek movie after the show ends, no one cares how crappy it is. Also, you have time to make it, you know, better and stuff.

Ha ha ha ha ha!


Sunday, November 25, 2007

And my concerns begin anew

Trek geek co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have laced the script with multiple Trek references.

Yeah, I guess it was funny in First Contact. But we can't just expect them to not do a rehash of that nightmare from Voyager. You know what I mean. The constant "I'm a Doctor, not a ____"

Great. One, right around the time of De Kelley's death, is cool. Forty billion is not.

Anyway, said it, and they're usually pretty accurate, and that scares me anew. Good job!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


There's some new shots of Quinto as Spock. On a website.

Written in French.

Hey, nobody's perfect.

The pics are here.


Unhappy with a new treaty,
Federation Colonistss along
the Cardassian border have
banded together.

Calling themselves "The Maquis,"
they continue to fight the

Some consider them heroes,
but to the governments of
the Federation and Cardassia,
they are outlaws.

We didn't really see much of this, now did we. Did anyone expect this to have any bearing at all on the show? Or did they all know it was just. The. Teaser.

You know what would have been cooler? If Evek's ship would have come along for the ride. But nooooo. Too edgy. Don't want to follow the path of DS9. That would be wrong.

And thus began a series that went to so many wrong places...

Children have to grow up.

-Kathryn Janeway

Monday, November 19, 2007

Ben Cross

He doesn't look like Sarek. I don't think he can sell it.

George Samuel

We all thought it was Kirk's dad.

Could it be.... Sam? His brother?

Stay tuned.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

There are a lot of things I could say

I've been sick. I'm still recovering. I don't feel well. My boyfriend is inconsiderate and texts me at midnight. The dogs are running around upstairs, I have dishes to do. I'm behind on my Star Trek news.

And Quinto looks damn good in those ears.

Friday, November 16, 2007

I've been sick

My friend Mario called me the other night while I was pretty much on my deathbed to tell me that the writers are striking. To which I said "duh". I mean, I do read Wil Wheaton, right? So anyway, Mario goes on and on about next summer, which got me to thinking.

Next summer's gonna suck, movie-wise. Stock up on your DVDS, kiddies.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

George Frigging Samuel Kirk!!!!!!

OMFG, they're having Kirk's dad in the movie!

That's blowing all this continuity debate to kingdom come, seriously. I mean, there's not a fan alive who doesn't know Kirk's father's name - and not a fan alive who wouldn't like to see something about him.

Well, now we will.

'Cause he's in the movie, baby!

Friday, November 9, 2007

New Developments

So, for Christopher Pike we have Bruce Greenwood. I didn't know his name, but I liked him in Thirteen Days. And even in The Core, despite the abominableness of that movie. So I can't say I dislike that bit of casting - even though he looks NOTHING like Jeffrey Hunter.

And to replace Jane Wyatt?

Winona Ryder.

Well, she doesn't suck. She did really well in Little Women...a dozen years ago. And since then? She shoplifts.

Maybe this is her great comeback.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Civil Defense

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

It's been a DS9-heavy day, hasn't it?

In another week I'll be into netflixing Voyager, and then Enterprise (grumble)

But I digress. Civil Defense is possibly one of the most frightening eps of DS9 because it shows you just how out of control their station is.

Quark and Odo getting locked in the security office, btw, is priceless.

Dukat... if you are seeing this recording, it means you tried to abandon your post while the station's self-destruct sequence was engaged. That will not be permitted. You have lost control of Terok Nor, disgracing yourself and Cardassia. Your attempt to escape is no doubt a final act of cowardice. All fail-safes have been eliminated. Your personal access codes have been rescinded. The destruct sequence can no longer be halted. All you can do now is contemplate the depth of your disgrace... and try to die like a Cardassian.

-recording of Legate Kell


Buffy: The Vampire Slayer

Buffy and Xander spend an entire day chasing Willow around while she tries to kill Warren. Big damn failiure.

I came to Buffy late in life and I didn't know who this Tara was when I first saw it. Wacky.

Oh my God.
Willow - no... What did you do?
One down.

-Xander, Buffy, and Willow

The Enemy

When I was a child, so much of what this ep contains confused me. Geordi being stuck on the planet, Worf refusing to donate ribosomes to the Romulan, and Tomalak lying his face off.

As an aside, Tomalak was also the one-armed man in the movie of "The Fugitive".

We have a second survivor from your one man craft.


...Nor the Battle to the Strong

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This is Cirroc Lofton's chance to shine - and for once, he gets to take advantage of it. Good on him.

The removal of caffeine from beverages has plagued restauranteurs for centuries! You can't expect me to cure it over night."
"I'm not paying for that! I want to get her off caffeine, not poison her."
"So much for Quarktajino."

- Quark, O'Brien, and Odo

Looking for Par'Mach in all the wrong places

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Julian has way too much fun spying on Miles and Nerys in this ep. I have way too much fun rediscovering all these little things.

It's also a wonderful example of DS9's tradition of having fun after Serious Business. You know, some Serious Stuff (like the last three or so eps) happens and all of a sudden they just bust out and have some fun. Or some Klingon sex. Whatever.

I am a fool.

You're in love - which I suppose is the same thing.

-Worf and Jadzia

The Ship

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

When the 100th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine came out, I was very excited.

In fact, I taped it.

I watched it every day for weeks, and then my mom accidentally erased my tape. I was devastated. And this is the first time I've seen it since.

And since that time, there has never been a true hundredth episode of Star Trek.

We will both keep the predators away.

-Worf, to Miles

Apocalypse Rising

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This was the first time since the end of the Federation/Klingon peace treaty that things don't seem royally screwed up in galactic politics. For just that brief moment, they had it back.

The scene between Nana and Sid where she blames him for the baby is hilarious, because of course the baby really is his fault. Poor Kirayoshi - a plot device to cover for the fact that Nana and Sid were screwing behind the scenes.

This is when Dukat gets back to being an ass. I always wanted to like Dukat - and then he was just evil. Too bad.

That's one de-pressed ex-changeling.

-Quark, talking about Odo

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Lonely Among Us

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Does every sector have a neutral conference planet? Because that's what Picard's log implies at the beginning.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Do No Harm

Boone's still not doing well. And where did Sun get all her medical training? Claire goes into labor at the worst possible time. Claire has a boy, Boone dies, and Jack decides it's all Locke's fault.

This does not bode well for Locke.

Deus Ex Machina

Locke temporarily loses his legs again, resulting in Boone maybe getting dead. And the big metal thing lights up and no one knows why.

To be fair, no one seems to be able to die on this island so maybe Boone will be fine. I hope so. He's kinda hot.

Dark Page

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Few people know that Kirsten Dunst had her TV debut on Star Trek. This performance made me a Dunst fan forever - for some reason I just like her. Always have. Ever since Hedril.

I also see this as the beginning of the end of TNG - the season seven tradition of wrapping up errant plot points and characters as well as having a "one last". This is "one last" Lwaxana episode, and a chance to wrap up Lwaxana - and for those who dislike her character to feel for her.

Star Trek has always symbolized parts of my life, and TNG was my childhood - this was the beginning of the end of that. This is when I began to grow up.

Inside your mother, there is a ... dark place.


Friday, November 2, 2007

Teaser Trailer

The word is that someone told the Latino review that a teaser trailer is in the works for XI that shows the Enterprise being constructed.

So there goes assumptions made in two books I can think of.

Oh, and BTW, it would be nice if maybe instead of ignoring the books, you were to kind of back up some fan favorites. Huh? Huh?

Thursday, November 1, 2007



Hey, check it out. Hurley won the Lottery. And BTW, the French chick had his lottery numbers written down.

And when is Claire gonna get around to having that baby?

In Translation

Well, Jin and Sun finally split up and Hurley ran out of batteries.

Good times.

Booby Trap

The scene where Picard realizes he is the only one among the senior staff with taste? Classic. "Didn't anyone here build ships in bottles when they were boys?"

"I did not play with toys."

"I was never a boy."

This is also the beginning of all the Leah Brahms stuff, not to mention poor Christie. And you know, to this day, I can barely watch the stuff on the holodeck without cringing. Talk about horrible dialog!

The rest of it's really good too. That sucks.

I just realized how much Geordi slips up on the holodeck. "Give me an opponent capable of defeating Data." "Show me which ones."

Yeah, great.

Computer, do you have any, you know, personality on file for Dr. Brahms?

-Geordi LaForge

Something Sad

You want pathetic? I am seriously considering going to the Beowulf movie so I can see the Cloverfield trailer. That's pathetic.