Star Trek: Discovery

Now that a huge number of people have seen the first 2 episodes of Star Trek: Discovery and have been commenting about them, I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring and give my review of the episodes.

Overall, I wasn't that taken with the two episodes. Now I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Original Series (TOS) …

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Poorly Informed But Highly Opinionated Podcast: Discovering Star Trek

Here's a first: Myself and my old pal, Michael Carroll, in our first ever podcast, chewing the cud about Star Trek: Discovery, our expectations for the series, and reminiscing about sci-fi shows from our youth.

Please be kind to us with your comments! 🙂…

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In this video, Robert Picardo eulogizes the Cassini mission with a unique version of the Le Cassini Opera.

The Cassini spacecraft and its attached Huygens probe were launched on October 15, 1997. On arriving at Saturn on July 1, 2004, the spacecraft started its 13 year-long mission to study and photograph Saturn and its moons.…

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Star Trek Discovery Logo

Giving fans a taster of the new title theme music for Star Trek: Discovery is the above video with the theme beginning properly at the 00:36 mark.

Learning the lesson from Star Trek: Enterprise to not use a vocal theme song, Discovery's music returns to Star Trek's orchestral roots, paying homage to the …

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Star Trek Discovery Bridge

This video comes from The Templin Institute, a new YouTube channel which, according to the channel description, is dedicated to discussing “nations, organizations and factions from alternate worlds”.

Their new video takes a look at the Star Trek timeline around the time that Discovery is set - roughly 10 years prior to …

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The U.S.S. Enterprise in Orbit

Ever wonder how fast the ships in Star Trek actually are? How about relative to one another? I remember from somewhere that the cube of the Warp Speed was the multiple of the speed of light that the ship moved at.

So, for example, a Warp 6 ship would travel at 6x6x6 times the speed …

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Star Trek Discovery Still

The above is the latest small clip released from Star Trek: Discovery which will be airing in just over 2 weeks now. And here's another clip from the show:

Star Sonequa Martin-Green, who'll play the lead character - Michael Burnham - was interviewed recently by Stephen Colbert who gets excited with some details about her …

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Chair Cape - United Federation of Planets

Bring some excitement to your boring office chair with these Star Trek: The Original Series Chair Capes from Entertainment Earth! Made of high-quality fabric materials, the Chair Cape line adjusts to fit most size chairs by using an adjustable hook and loop belt and strap design to wrap securely around the back of your …

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Destruction of the USS Enterprise

Ever notice that seat belts were lacking on various USS Enterprises? Yeah, the ships had inertia dampeners but if they were so great, why were crew members routinely tossed about the bridge during tactical engagements?

The NX-01 did have have a safety harness introduced into the Captain's chair (other crew members still had to contend …

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Wrath of Khan

As I mention in this post a few weeks back, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is heading back to theaters to celebrate its 35th anniversary with a showing of the Director's Cut of the movie.

That post talked about showings only happening in AMC theaters, but it looks like there'll be a wider …

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The IT Crowd Meets Star Trek

Give a thought to the lowly techs who provide IT support on the USS Enterprise and it might look something like this 🙂

As any IT person could tell you, though, a densely populated starship is going to have its share of mundane technical problems—most of which are caused by human error.

The Bitter IT …

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Star Trek Discovery Logo

Star Trek: Discovery appears to be a series struggling to be seen as related to the Prime Trek universe while simultaneously separating itself from that same world. What is it trying to be? What template(s) is it using to get there? And what should be the models it molds itself after?

The upcoming series seems …

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