Thursday, January 22, 2009

I love some things I find

I love this story. My only question: Why wouldn't they let him use a BlackBerry for crying out loud?

On a more serious note, President (God, I love saying that) Obama decided to close Guantanamo today. For further information, see the TNG episode "The Drumhead". I'll leave you with this quote:

"You know, there are some words I've known since I was a
schoolboy: ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech
censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains
us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we’re all damaged. I fear that today...

-Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I come back from my crazy life and this is what I find

Ricardo Montalban is dead.

You heard me.

The immortal Kahn, the genetic superman, the legend himself.

"To the last, I will grapple with thee. From hell's heart, I spit my last breath at thee."

A good line. And his last on Star Trek.

The first encounter between Kirk and Kahn in Star Trek II.

Star Trek 1x22 Space Seed Remastered Trailer


Manny Coto just said something (okay, last August said something) about how they did the third season of Enterprise that makes a lot of sense to me. Essentially, that if you do a big story, you put it  in a three-parter. Oh, if Brannon had only thought of that when he made "Macrocosm".

Anyway, it's kind of exciting to hear that someone had it figured out, at least for the one year.

In other news, I saw Frost/Nixon last night, and it really touched a chord with me especially in regard to my own first encounter with Brannon Braga and people's reaction to my question and my take on his answer. It was important to many that someone in power acknowledge their responsibility for what happened, and I think that Brannon has done that. Too late in the game to change what's happened, but at least he did it. I've managed to switch from intense anger to a grudging admiration for the man, and that's in large part due to his repeated appearances at conventions, allowing us to rake him over the coals. As he deserved at one point, although I'm not sure he does now. At some point, doesn't he get to be absolved of that guilt? Star Trek has an overall message of forgiveness, after all. What would Kirk do?