Posts tagged Star Trek
Robots, emotions and science fiction
Robots have been a part of science fiction almost since the beginning. You can even make the argument that Frankenstein's monster is in some ways a robot and that story helped set up one of the most important uses for robots in science fiction, as a way to examine humans and human emotions more carefully and they have been foils for human emotion ever since. One early example is the 1938 story Helen O'loy by Lester del Rey. What this story does that is brilliant is that it isn't the robot in the story that is having trouble with the emotions, the reader simply assumes it is because of a general prejudice towards robots. This story is dated some as the idea of a wife being largely a servant exists but she is also the emotional core of the story and helps us examine human emotion not because she doesn’t have them but because of our own assumptions. More famous is Isaac Asimov's "Bicentennial Man". This is almost certainly the influence for Data on Star Trek. The robot in "Bicentennial Man" is more of an accident than Data and it takes him longer to discover what he wants but the ideas are similar. He has to fight for his freedom, fight for his rights and eventually has to fight to be declared a man. Both of these characters allow us to examine human emotions in a unique way because we have characters who don't take them for granted. Having a typical character speak of these emotions the way the robots do would be odd. We all know what the emotions are yet never discuss them in clinical terms while this is the only way a robot can really understand them. This leads to the question that if emotion is programmed into someone are they real and how can we say that emotions like a parents love for a child aren't in some way programmed in? More recently the Cylons have been used in large part this way. Slaves to humanity they rise up to become their own race but they have learned the lessons of humanity too well and they seek revenge. As the Cylons become characters on the show rather than enemies we begin to examine their motivations and ideas in a way that would be difficult with humans. We get arguments about turning off their free will, and why they feel the emotions they have that gives us new dimensions and in the end it seems that the humans realize that they really aren't different. They have the ability to make choices and that makes them as human as anyone. Emotions are tricky when writing. The authors desire to examine why people feel the way they do is confronted by the desire to make people act and think naturally and robots are an excellent way to allow for both.
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The Kobayashi Maru
The Kobayashi Maru test is one of the major plot points of the new Star Trek movie, a connection to The Wrath of Kahn that is brilliant as well as giving them a way to use the Klingons in the show without actually using them. But is The Kobayashi Maru a test that anyone would ever use? Can you truely imagine a organization teaching its people to fight by putting them in an unwinnable situation? When I was a kid and first saw it I remember thinking that it was a stupid idea and that Kirk's solution to cheat was the only possible solution, but as I have gotten over I have learned to understand that there really are no win situations in life. There are times when there are only bad choices, and by making them understand that it might be useful. There is a second reason that impassable tests should be given, not just to military officers but to students. Humility. There are far to many children who graduate high school, and even a few who graduate college who have never truly been tested in the sense of being pushed past their limit. In fact I suspect that many people can be pushed beyond their limit is in military boot camp. Now comes the issue of cheating. Kirk's solution to the no-win situation is cheating. This is examined in two Star Trek movies now and it can be argued as a elegent solution. If you are given a situation where there are two outcomes both of which are unaccetble and a third which is unattanable without cheating but far preferable then cheat. Yet as you look more carefully I see the results of the newest movie being the likely outcome. That is being brought up on charges for cheating. This brings up a third question about Kirk, is it so important for him to win at this simulation that everyone fails that he is willing to risk his career or did he know that he would get away with it? There was of course no punishment for failing The Kobayashi Maru so what was it that drove Kirk to such lengths to pass the test? Is it simply his inability to accept defeat, or a ego that was never put into check by the test because he cheated? This is one of the small things about this in the new movie that bothered me. Though he had cheated and he knew that he could win the test being so seemingly uninterested in the test in the new movie made it seem as if he didn't care all that much about Star Fleet or the test. Cheating should have been a big deal to him even if the test wasn't.
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Star Trek : Review
I was skeptical at the concept of remaking Star Trek. It's not that I don't see the cheese of the original Star Trek, it's just that there has been so much that rebooting it seems difficult without simply ignoring it all. This movie did a really good job of making Star Trek feel new while keeping the characters and feel close to the original. Beyond the actors who played the parts the most notable difference in this story was the technology. The first thing I noticed was that the transporters didn't work all that well in comparison to the transporters in the show. it takes considerably longer, you can't move, and they are blocked most of the time.  I understand this, transporters are great for getting the characters into places that are interesting but it drops the tension once they are there if you know they can be beamed out any time. The ships themselves felt much more real in that you felt you knew where things were. The engines actually looked and felt like engines, the shuttle bay felt like part of the ship and it all simply felt real. Third was the weapons. The changes in the phasers were great. They really felt like they were better than a handgun you could get now rather than worse. All of the characters felt pretty much right on and they really gave them all a chance to do something useful, in fact in many ways Kirk was the least useful of the characters in large parts of the movie. I would have to watch again but I don't think he actually won a fight in the entire movie. I love the style they tell the story in. You don't know what is going on early in the movie though you can guess at it and that truely helps especially through the early part of the movie that could have been slow as they went through Starfleet Academy. The only major weakness I saw was that I wasn't all that impressed by the villain. He did his job and did it well but the reason he was doing it was a little bit of a stretch for me. I truly enjoyed this movie and as someone who likes Star Trek and was worried that this wasn't going to be Star Trek but some other show crammed into a Star Trek uniform I can say that it really is Star Trek. Yet at the same time there is no reason that someone who has never really cared for Star Trek can't go to this movie and see a perfectly reasonable movie with a good story and plenty of action without needing to know or care about Star Trek.
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Science Fiction examines Religion
One of the most important aspects of Science Fiction is its ability to present us with ideas that are typically difficult for people to discuss or to help break us away from our preconceived ideas and think about things in a new way. The most difficult and important of these ideas are religion and the different ways that the science fiction franchises deal with religion are an excellent way of examining some of the different ways that people look at religion. The Agnostic/Atheist Humans in Star Trek almost never have a religion yet that general ignoring of religion among the humans of the show never stopped them from exploring religious ideas. The Agnostic humans are almost always meeting with "gods" from the original series with Greek gods and a god trapped in the center of the galaxy through the next generation where they met the devil, aliens from alternate dimensions who claimed to be god, and Q. But most of the discussion of God was in Deep Space 9. It was here that the agnostic had to deal directly with something that he couldn't fully understand, and at the same time deal with being a religious leader. The final battle even came down to a battle between gods. In the end the agnostic is still an agnostic, or possibly even an atheist but he has learned to accept and even embrace the beliefs of others and more than anything that is the message of Star Trek. The Unknowable God The god of Battlestar Galactica is not an agnostic god. He interferes directly with the characters but the idea of worshiping him is difficult. Even the name of god evidently bothers it. Yet the ideas of destiny and belief are examined well in Battlestar Galactica. And the question of destiny is one that is unavoidable when talking about God. If God is all knowing then how can we have free will? Battlestar Galactica falls on the side of free will, implying that God has been working to bring about solutions but allowing humans to fail. Sadly the more important point that the God in Battlestar Galactica brought out is the danger of having an active God in any plot. Deus Ex Machinca(god from the machine) is one of the worst ways to end a story. Having the solution to everything be God did it, isn't satisfying or good writing. The Mystic There is no real hint that anyone in the Star Wars movies really believes in god, yet these six movies are about a religious order and this disconnect from God allows us to look at the ideas without the debate. The chief religious idea of Star Wars is that there is a force outside of us. Something that connects all living things and allows for a priesthood who can perform miracles.  One of the important aspects of this mysticism is that it is unexplained. This is something that just is. This idea that there is something greater than us is the universal center of all religion. We may disagree on what that force is or what it wants of us but the core of religion is its existance and Star Wars has that core. The Enlightenment Star Gate, though it is almost exclusively about religion, deals with it very little. The Egyptian gods are safe because very few people on earth belive in Ra and they don't watch science fiction TV series. but it does examine one aspect of religion very carefully in later episodes through the character Daniel Jackson. That idea is that of enlightenment. The idea of ascendancy through some type of moral or physical purity is as idea of great importance to religion and yet even through this enlightenment we soon find that they are imperfect. Even those with true godlike power can make mistakes and be corrupted like the Ori. Another important concept in the idea of ascendancy in Star Gate is the idea that people are unable to archive it on their own. Humans, at least in their current form, are not ready to become truly enlightened beings. The Inclusion There is an episode of Babylon 5 where every alien race is showing off their religion. This puts the commander of Babylon 5 in a tight spot because the idea of choosing a single religion from Earth is basically offensive. In the end the solution of bringing representatives from all of earths religions could be considered avoiding the problem but only if you don't understand the point he was making. The religion of the humans in Babylon 5 had at least for that moment moved beyond a petty argument over who was right(not to be confused with enlightened debate which is good and healthy) to the uplifting of the ideas of diversity and love as the true religion of humanity and that idea wasn't lost throughout the series in which humans, who were far from the most advanced or powerful of the races became important more because of their ability to unite people than anything else.
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Star Trek: Ideas for New Series
As the date of the new Star Trek movie draws nearer and I begin to get to see the trailers the desire for new Star Trek begins to grow and I suspect that if this movie does well Paramount will take that as a sign that it might be time for another Star Trek TV series. The fear I have of this is that because the movie is set in the original series time that they will decided they need to continue in that timeline. I think Enterprise already established how difficult it is to do a prequel in a series with hundreds of hours of history that you have to adhere to, so I decided to write down a few of the series that I would like to see. Idea one: Star Trek: Trans-warp Set a few years after Voyagers return the federation has built its first ship designed from the ground up to use trans-warp. This is the most advanced ship in the federation and because it can go so many times faster than any other ship it is often far out of range of any other star fleet vessels. One of the key features of this advanced ship is the full integration of holodeck technology. Thanks to advancements in holodeck technology nearly all nonessential systems in the ship are built using holodeck technology allowing for the inside of the ship to be reconfigured for unique situations as well as encouraging the use of holographic crewmen. In most ways this show would be most similar to Star Trek the Next generation, but thanks to trans-warp technology the crew would be able to make contact with species from the Gama and delta quadrant allowing for connections to all the modern series. Star Trek:Renegades One of the major problems in telling stories in Star Trek is that all the conflict is from outside of the ship. Even on voyager when they had a crew made up from two enemy ships everyone got alone. The answer to this seems to be to move outside of the realm of Star Fleet. A merchant vessel that operates on the edge of federation law seems perfect. these are people like Harry Mudd. Self serving, but smart, interested more than anything on staying outside of the grip of the federation. The key advantage of this type of show, beyond having characters on the ship who don't like each other is that you could know everyone on the crew. One of the things that most disappointed me about enterprise was that they had too big of a crew. The show would have been better if there had only been 10 people on the enterprise and every one was a main character. With a ship that is falling apart and a crew that is on the edge of the law we could explore the darker edges of the Federation, while still having people who at least on occasion are good people. Star Trek: The not a series series. There are a great many things that people would love to see in Star Trek, but that wouldn't carry a full series. The idea of this not a series series it to have a miniseries and one shot episodes each one in a differnt part of the federation. This would require truly skilled writers, but the possibilities would be great. You could have a four episode arch on the Klingon home world with no humans in site and the next week be on Risa where William Riker and Wesley Crusher have started a private detective agency.(It's called Risa Nights and I stole the idea from Make it So). Well written this type of a show, even with different actors and story lines each week could tell a grander scale ongoing story of the federation. Perhaps a war which is brewing, and each week some element of that story is explored. In addition this makes guest stars easier than in any other Star Trek. If Brent Spiner is free for a week no need to come up with some contrived plot to put him on, just write an episode about B4 becoming Data. With this you could even tell the history of the federation. Rather than having a entire series dedicated to these characters you could do an episode about the founding of Star Fleet. The major downfall of course will be that this type of series could be spotty. Even the twilight zone which was the best of this style of series had week episodes and that was without the Star Trek writers. Star Trek: New Frontier If you haven't read anything by Peter David you're missing out. He is one of my favorite authors and he spends considerable time writing Star Trek novels based around the ship Excalibur and its crew. The advantage of making this into a series is three fold. You have numerous stories already written with interesting characters. This allows for less of the first season troubles that most Star Trek series face. Second you have a built in audience. These books have been coming out for quite some time so there is a built in understanding and excitement about this idea. Third, you have a really good writer who understands and loves and understands Star Trek in Peter David and the any star trek show could only be improved by having him involved.
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Three Science Fiction ideas that need a TV series
Science Fiction is a genre of ideas. One of the reasons that traditionally in the past it has been seen as low on characterization and often a little difficult to get into is because these ideas are so important and typically as science fiction readers or watchers we look for new ideas, but there are a few ideas out there which for a variety of reasons I would like to see done again. Idea: Traveling through dimensions Space travel and time travel have both had multiple shows based around their ideas, but while there have been any number of comic books and novels written around the idea of multiple dimension and even a few episodes of TV series I'd love to see another show about the idea of exploring these dimensions. Who did it first? Sliders is the only show I know of which was based around this idea and I liked the idea well enough to watch 5 years of the show as it slowly gained speed in its decent past bad into an unwatchable, pointless show which could be compared unfavorably to spending a vacation in Dante's circles of hell and the fifth season was even worse than that. Why try it again? Very few if any of the failings of this show had anything to do with the idea. This show started out watchable but it was simply mishandled. Replacing interesting characters with increasingly boring characters would have been bad enough but since the point of the show was getting home once there was no one left trying to get home it didn't matter much. What would I change? The biggest problem with the idea of Sliders was that it relied on them getting in trouble on every world they went to with no real reason. This meant that they either had to have worlds which were truly chaotic, which stretches credibility, or simply push them into stupid situations every week. This show needed a quantum leap style device which forced them to interact with the world before they could leave. Idea: Humans exploring a single new world for an entire series In Star Trek it is common for them to visit a world, destroy its entire culture and then leave to never mention the place again. The same is similarly true of other shows in the spaceship sub genre, but the truth is that things get more interesting when you look closely and begin to slowly unravel the mystery. Who did it first? Earth 2 and Deep Space 9 While both good shows Earth 2 was canceled before it's time and Deep Space 9 never spent all that much time on Bajor. Why Try it again? Science Fiction is best when it is examining the unexplained and unknown in detail. Skimming over the surface of a great idea dropping a few big words and moving on. Truly landing on a planet and spending 8 years there learning about something that is completely different than our world could be fascinating. How would I do it? A planet with a humanoid species just above the level of technology we are now but still without spaceships is met by a human ship with 10 crew who lands on their version of the white house. These aliens would be a diverse people with multiple cultures and religions many of whom are excited to see the humans and many of them are not. Early in the first episode we would find out that Earth has changed as well, but it would take at least a season for us to discover that Earth is in its own civil war. What we would find out is that not only are there a great deal of secrets and oddities to the aliens but the humans are not all on the same side and as they begin to fracture it becomes increasingly more likely that their presence on this world will destroy it. Idea: The Singularity and New Humans Starting twenty years in our future human technology has evolved to the point where it is growing without us. Genetic Engineering has made our children a new species an computers are running many aspects of life, and it is getting exponentially more difficult for people to survive who were born naturally. Who did it first? There are enough short stories and novels about this idea for it to be considered a cliche in written science fiction, but I can't come with any non-dystopian examples of this on TV or movies. Why Try it? Change is one of the most important aspects of modern life. The world will continue to change and while there may never be a true singularity there has always been a struggle between old and new, between the young and the old, between technology and freedom. These ideas are going to become increasingly important in the future and examining them now might give us a head start as well as making for a fun and interesting show, not to mention that every young person on the show can be a supermodel and there will be a good reason. How would I do it? The first episode opens with a news program explaining that the first computer built and designed completely by other computers has just been completed. This computer is a leap forward in technology that triggers this new age, but it is only the beginning this computer even before completely finished is finding solutions to mathematical questions which have been unanswered for centuries. Our hero, a man born in the year 2010 is now thirty years old today. He is shorter and less attractive than those who walk by him his clothing hopelessly old fashioned and as he watches the program and just as the camera begins to pull back a man about fifty grabs a young girl's purse and attempts to run. Cameras turn to record the man as the young woman chases him down and pulls the purse out of his hand showing no fear of this elderly man. Our hero helps the dirty man to his feet and they have a short conversation where we learn that the man is simply desperate. He was once successful but there's nothing left for him to do. The world has moved past him. Our hero gives him his last few dollars then looks back at the TV realizing that he has been left behind as well. This show will not be about the best or the smartest it will be about a good man who would be smart in our age simply trying to navigate this new age, and during the course of the show he might even save the world.
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Are Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek Voyager the same show?
As some of you may know Ron Moore was once hired as the producer of Star Trek Voyager but left after only two episodes.  When asked about it he said that the show was not true because the ship looked to clean every week and basically things were to easy for them and that led people to not caring, but it appears some of the ideas stuck with Ron Moore and became a little show called Battlestar Galactica. So let us examine a few of the ways that Battlestar Galactica and Voyager are similar and differnt and how a few small changes to a show and some good writing can make a premise that didn't work on one show work perfectly on another. The story Voyager: A ship is stranded across the galaxy and attempting a seemingly hopeless trip to reach Earth. Battlestar: A fleet are the only survivors of humanity making a seemingly hopeless trip to reach Earth. There is certainly a happier ending built into the story of Voyager but this doesn't really change the trip all  that much.

The Crew

Voyager : A female leader, an first mate with tattoos around his eyes, a hotshot pilot, an angry engineer, a Vulcan security officer, an annoying alien, a holographic doctor, a boring ensign, and a enemy cyborg attempting to be human.

Battlestar Galactica: Male Captain: Female leader, first mate with one eye, a hotshot pilot, an angry engineer, a self serving scientist, a boring son of the captain, an enemy robot attempting to be human. Battlestar Galactica has more characters than Star Trek voyager did, but when you look at some of the interesting connections it becomes clearer.  The most striking connection to me is that between 7 of 9 and 6, but Tom Paris and Kara Thrace and even Janeway and Rosyln all have strong connections. Reconciliation theme Voyager - The crew is made up of two groups who were fighting but have to work together if they are going to survive. Battlestar Galactica - Crew is made up of two groups who were fighting but have to work together if they are going to survive. The marque have more in common with the crew of voyager than the cylons do with those of battlestar galactica but the connections are really pretty clear to me. Survival Voyager: Have replicator rations Battlestar Galactica - Running short of everything, struggling to mine asteroids to get fuel while being attacked by cylons. Decided that things are so bad living on an alge planet might not be so bad. This is where the Star Trek technology begins to get in the way. It's hard to really think of someone struggeling to survive when they can play games on the holodeck and then replicate themselves cheeseburger for lunch and complaining about the meals that your cook makes for you doesn't make you seem like you are barely surviving it makes you seem whinny. Specific Storylines Voyager: Find a crew of Starfleet personell who have been in the delta quadrent longer than them and have began to do bad things to survive. Battlestar Galactica: Find a Battlestar who have been fighting the cylons and have began to do bad things to win. Voyager: A disease threatens to wipe out the borg. Battlestar Galactica: A disease threatens to wipe out the cylons Voyager:  A macovirus attacks the crew but Janeway kills them all by lureing them into the holodeck and throwing in an antigen bomb. Worst Voyager Episode? Worst Voyager Episode? Battlestar Galactica: Stopped before the show had to start coming up with stupid idea. There are likely other episodes of Battlestar Galactica and Voyager which are similar, but these(not including the third) are both major story lines which were in both shows. Thinking about all of this makes me sad because I realize that if the creators of Star Trek Voyager had really been willing to explore the ideas that were built into the show, such as how good people react to difficult circumstances and what people will do to survive we could have had a really interesting show, and while there were occasional good episodes of Voyager they never really explored it the way they could have. On the other hand, Battlestar Galactica, as good as it was, didn't have the history and legend of Star Trek behind it. Even with a few flashbacks we really didn't know what the world these people had came from was like so sometimes it was difficult to express just how much these people had changed. This wouldn't have been nearly as much of a problem on voyager.
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5 Spin off TV shows that worked
With Stargate Universe and Caprica coming up my reaction is to be frustrated by the inability of places to come up with new ideas. It's not that I don't like the originals it's just that I like science fiction because it brings up new ideas and spin-offs don't do that. So in order to calm myself I decided to make a list of some spin offs which I enjoyed. 5. Xena Warrior Princess I don't know why i stopped switching the channels the first time I saw Hercules on. The show was new then and I remember one week there was a techwars show on instead but it became better as it went along and though Xena was never as good it had more Bruce Campbell and may have helped lead the way to Jack of all Trades. 4. The Simpons I'm not certain that anyone remembers the Tracy Ulman show but this was the original home of The Simpsons until it became its own half hour TV show which has had some success. 3. Stargate Atlantis Five years isn't a bad run and in it's last season stargate Atlantis was still getting better. I just hope that Stargate Universe doesn't have to start with uninteresting characters so they can get rid of them and replace t hem later like Stargate Atlantis did. 2. Angel Angel always felt more like it was made for me than Buffy. Buffy was about growing up, and while I liked the show Angel was about being responsible a message that is more relevant to me at my age even now. I even like the end in which they realize that the war never ends, that the struggle to be good and to fight evil isn't one we can assume our parents already fought or leave to our children. 1. Star Trek the Next Generation As someone who has liked every incarnation of Star Trek on TV this is a show that has allowed for hundreds of hours of TV that I truly enjoy. This show like many spin offs started a little weak, but it gained strength quickly and by the time it was in it's second season it was in many ways as good as the original and is arguably better after it's entire run.
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Star Trek: You will experiance fear
Sadly the fear I am experiencing comes from my theory that this movie will have very little to do with Star Trek, and while I don't think all science fiction should be like Star Trek I do like my Star Trek to be like Star Trek, mostly because if this is successful and nothing like Star Trek we'll never get the other back.
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Another Star Trek Trailer
Many of the earlier trailers were far more teaser than trailer. This one gives some real hints and I liked what I saw. I should have known that this movie would include how Kirk becomes Captain Kirk but it never occurred to me until they showed that in this trailer.
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Star Trek: The Experience to Reopen for New Movie

The Star Trek experience is returning to Las Vegas bigger and better than ever. Its previous location, just off the strip will be replaced by a new shiny home in downtown Vegas opening just in time for J.J. Abrams movie.
The Star Trek experience will return with new shops and restaurants. This should include Quarks Bar and the museum of the future. Not only that but the tickets will be 20 to 25 dollars which is less than the previous Star Trek experience.
The Star Trek Experience won't be fully open until 2010 and once it is I want to go.

see SciFi wires post on it here.
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MTV's Star Trek Promo


I love the look. I just hope there is a reason they have a shuttle craft flying around outside shooting and didn't just decided that they wanted them to be space fighters now. We already have small fighters in Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. I like Star Trek combat the way it is with large ships pounding each other down. It's not better, possibly not even as good, but it's Star Trek and it's differnt.
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Prime Minister Shatner

According to Stuff William Shatner would like to be prime minister of Canada. "As Prime Minister I can lead Canada into even greater exploits."Shatner said. I don't know much about Mr. Shatner's politics but I know something of his acting career and so I like to imagine how some of his characters might run Canada.

Captain James Tiberius Kirk - This is almost to easy but it would certainly be entertaining when he punched one of the foreign ambassadors in the face. He would most likely also find a way to spend time with at least one attractive woman on every foreign visit.

T.J. Hooker - I don't know a lot about T.J. Hooker, but as a long time member of the police force I imagine that he would be tough on crime.

The Big Giant Head - Already King of the galaxy he would likely be more hands off than many other world leaders, demanding only alcohol and women in abundance, which makes him not all that different from many earth politicians.

Denny Crane - A legendary litigator in his prime, Denny Crane claims to be the greatest lawyer in history and to have never lost a case. What he has lost, or so it often appears, is his mind. This isn't necessarily a major deterrent to becoming a political leader as he is still charismatic. He is most certainly a conserve, claiming in the past that "Elevators are for Democrats" and only taking the stairs.

Bob Wilson - there's.. something on the wing of the plane (begins sobbing uncontrollably)

I can only hope that he does become Prime Minister of Canada. It would certainly be entertaining.
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Star Trek On Blue Ray

On April 28th the first season of the original series of Star Trek will be made available on blue-ray DVD. The release will have both the remastered and original shows as well as most of the extras from the HD version, losing a few featuretts and text commentaries in the transfer. They are expected to be 118 dollars for the set.
On May 12 the movies will become available up to VI. This means that the viewing experience of Star Trek V will be even better than before.
The original commentaries will be ported over, which include Leonard Nimoy, Nick Meyer, William Shatner and others, but there are also new commentaries from Ron Moore, Manny Coto and others.

Thank you to indystar for the information.
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The Nerd Rebellion has Began

A brave freedom fighter has began to strike back. He has began this glorious revolution in Colorado Springs, Colo., by beginning to gather funds. Alone he has robbed two 7-11's with a bat'leth. If you don't know that a bat'leth is a Klingon weapon from Star Trek you are clearly spy and I warn you now that your time is coming, but do not fear, we as nerds will be benevolent overlords, our first demans will be to declare Captain Picard Day a national holiday and the immediate filming of a new season of Firefly.

For more information on this hero you can check SyFy Portal.
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