Sev Trek: There be whales here
Poor Scotty...(original archive here)
Competitive Wargames Reputation - STO
Friday, Apr 14 2017 03:30 | Entertainment, MMORPG, online, reputation, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
Well... Just as I finished one reputation (Lukari), and have enough marks to get the gear...and now there is a new reputation coming along. More grind....more grind :p This one has several different types of sets that can be mixed and matched, which means a ton of grinding ahead. But hey, there are capes!
Sev Trek: Translating the probe
So long and thanks for all the fish... :-) (original archive here)
Star Trek First Frontier trailer
I came across this trailer for a fan film which seems to be following the Enterprise's first captain, Robert April. Looks interesting and well made. Wonder what the final one episode will look like :-)
Sev Trek: Can a Mac really do that?
Someone needs to have Trek time travel and do fast food...but these days that might just be free product placement...Advertising ruins everything! :-) (original archive here)
The artisanal sound system
When I logged into Star Trek Online I heard a bunch or BLIM, BLORP, SWOOOOSH sounds. I thought Q was at it again. Well, it turns out that it was just the new artisanal sonification system :p (Happy April Fools)
Best patch note ever!
Friday, Mar 31 2017 11:13 | Ancient Greece, Entertainment, MMORPG, Mythology, StarTrek, StarWars, SWTOR, video games, VideoGames
STO is down for maintenance. Last night the First Contact event was hard to get into, which I assume is one of the things being looked at. I loved this patch note today: Resolved an issue where the Heavy Escort Railgun was healing enemies instead of damaging them. Healing your enemies would make for some really long battles - but this gives me a good idea for a console:
Sev Trek: Strong language
I was getting some Snakes on a Plane thoughts with this one " I have had it with these monkey fighting snakes on this Monday through Friday plane!" ;-)(original archive here)
First contact day is upon us!
Monday, Mar 27 2017 18:34 | Entertainment, Films, MMORPG, online, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
I saw, on the the STO blog, that First Contact day is almost upon us! For the event, STO will be doing the following:Captains who participate will search the area for useful parts, just like Cochrane scavenged the pieces for the Phoenix. Using these parts in conjunction with a basic hull assembly, captains will make their own model of the Phoenix by combining engines, hull, and stabilizer parts found
Sev Trek: Punks
Sort of reminds me a bit of the Voyager episode...(original archive here)
Sev Trek: Whale thoughts
Scratching that itch, or mindmeld? or both?... (original archive here)
Sev Trek: Mindmelding with whales
Who knew you could mind-meld with a whale... (original archive here)
Joining the Breach
The Breach came back as an event queue in Star Trek Online last week. This comic sums up exactly how I felt about it. Although to be honest, it's much shorter, and the rewards seem better as compared to the original Breach queue, and I need to get enough Lukari marks to finish off that reputation... (original here)
Runaway, a short film
Saturday, Mar 4 2017 11:58 | Entertainment, FanFilm, independent, kickstarter, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, youtube
One of the film related kickstarters that I had supported a while back released their film. I actually like it a lot, and it could easily fit into the Humans universe!Have a look, share far and wide :) And, if you like it, and are a Trek fan, have a look at Tommy's prior work (Star Trek Horizon)
Sev Trek: The Voyeur Home
Hey, it's that time-traveling movie about saving the whales... :-) (original archive here)
Yakki Burger (does it come from a replicator?)
Alright... I know that there are some odd things in Japan (at least for us Westerners) but this Star Trek themed (long) ad looks more like parody than anything else (also makes me want to try this burger...)
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
Kirk should have had more meaningful relationships in his time :-) (original archive here)
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
Not a great punchline... ;-) (original archive here)
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
Ahhh yes... Now I remember this movie (looks like Spock has a pokeball on his chest)...(original archive here)
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
Ferengi...before the Frerengi!(original archive here)
Star Trek Online: Reckoning is live
Friday, Jan 27 2017 10:30 | Entertainment, homework, MMORPG, PhD, School, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
And...just in time to tempt me to not do my homework over the weekend and spend time playing this game...such poor timing in life :p
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
A little 'search for Spock' humor... I actually don't remember that movie much, but I guess the enterprise gets destroyed (again) ;-) (original archive here)
The renegades are coming!
It's been about a year since the premier episode of Renegades (formerly Star Trek: Renegades), but the new one is coming out in a couple of weeks. The series has gone a transformation from something set in the Star Trek universe to being its own thing, thanks to certain lawsuits over fan films... I am curious to see how things tie together, or if this will be just a reboot of the fan series
Huzzah! More grinding!
Saturday, Jan 21 2017 01:00 | Entertainment, MMORPG, online, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
That title is a bit heavy on the sarcasm ;-)A new season of Star Trek Online has been announced, coming to us on PCs next week. The new season, titled "reckoning",continues the Lukari story arc, introduces the Tzenkethi (of Animated fame?), and of course introduces a new reputation titled "the Lukari restoration initiative", with new traits and gear you can get.I'll most likely get the gear
Jurassic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
ROFL :-)(original archive here)
A temporal captain!
Wednesday, Jan 18 2017 08:21 | Entertainment, Games, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
Finally! I've now become an old school temporal captain ;-)About five years ago when I first started playing Star Trek online what I really wanted was to fly around in a Wells Class temporal science vessel (and sport the 29th century uniform). The problem? The Wells was a lockbox ship, and before I knew the odds of getting one I ended up opening a whole lot of temporal lockboxes with nothing
Jurassic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
ROFL. While I like the TWoK uniforms, they are a little too red for my taste :-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
#facepalm...(original archive here)
Jurrassic Trek:The Wrath of Khant
Kirk had a kid?! Wonder if we are going to see this in the NuTrek ;-)(original archive here)
Tuesday, Dec 27 2016 02:30 | Books, Comic Book, comics, goodreads, reading, review, School, Social Networking, Social Networks, StarTrek
Couldn't escape the GoodRead year-end-review!I am generally very conservative when I set my reading goals each year because I tend to think of books as thick things that take a long time to get through. However, as this year has proven again I've read more books than I expected. If you notice, you'll see that it's a lot of comic books and star trek novels (audiobook or text-to-speech ebooks
Jurrasic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
Making fun of a very touching moment...(original archive here)
Woah! I don't often pay attention to the annual Free Comic Book Day (perhaps because I haven't really been reading comic-books regularly for the past 25 years), but this time around it seems like I can't miss it. IDW will be putting together Mirror Universe stories, and it looks the TNG will be getting the mirror universe treatment. Out of all the Star Trek series only TNG and Voyager
Jurrasic Trek: The wrath of Khant
Poor Doohan...(original archive here)
Art imitating life?
Saturday, Dec 10 2016 02:30 | Comic Book, comics, commentary, Entertainment, media, Sci-Fi, Society, StarTrek
I have been reading some Star Trek related literature and comic books over the past year (figured that there is plenty there to keep me entertained since there is no trek on TV...yet). I came across this in a comic book recently (I think it's from the Year Four missions):
For the Borg, secret santa didn't work out
Saw this on Savage Chickens the other day. It made me laugh ;-)
Jurassic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
ROFL...Chekov did look different (I guess Kahn has built in software to extrapolate age) :-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek: Slow Motion Approach, part deux
More poking fun at the intro of the motion picture(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek: Slow motion blackboax
Motion picture innovations (along with the disco inpired uniforms), they had this thing that looked like a giant belt buckle. Seems like a technology fannie-pack (in the American sense of the word) to me :)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek: Slow motion approach
Ah yes...that long...long...long intro scene in the motion picture. Good fanboyism in the day, but seriously - too long!(original archive here)
Star Trek Equinox...no more
Well... I guess this particular one is confirmed (at least on Trek.fm's Babel Conference page) as being defunct. The video production was cancelled (for whatever reason), and I guess it's not going back to its "roots" as an audio drama? Let's see if it flies. Disappointing :-/
Jurassic Trek: Oath of Celibacy
We've now moved on to the Movie-Era TOS comic strips. This on comes from the Motion Picture, which is parodied as "the slow motion picture". Commentary on this is interesting. I remember watching the motion picture and I found it odd that they needed to mention the oath of celibacy - It is the future, and starfleet is a military organization (in some part) - why bother? :-/(original
Jurassic Trek files: Synonyms for death
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the (time honored?) trope of killing off the red shirt ;-) Pretty fitting for this to be the last strip in the TOS. Starting next week, TOS movie-based comics ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Qwirk's torn shirt
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of themany time Kirk had a torn shirt... (you'd think Starfleet would have more durable materials!)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Qwirk vs. Computers
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of...well... not sure of this one...(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Time estimates
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of Scotty's time estimates for when things are ready ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Qwirk's speech
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the way Shatner spoke as Kirk (or at least the exaggerated way people make fun of it) ;-)(original archive here)
I love really engaged kickstarters and getting little unexpected notes from kickstarter campaigns. Here is one that came earlier this week from a Dr. Seuss-like star trek book.
Jurassic Trek files: Treating aliens
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of Kirk's libido (again) :p(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Only ship in range
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the being the only ship in range to take care of galactic disasters.(original archive here)
Starship drydock clean-up
While my alts in STO don't have a ton of ships, my main character has had both the main shipyard and the dry docks filled to capacity, leading to an inability of testing out new ships. So...I guess it was time for some early-semester cleaning. I went through and I got rid of ships that were either received by leveling up the character (Tier 1 through 5 ships), and ships that I could reclaim
Jurassic Trek files: Ensign target
Woah! STO ships to be available as models!
Well...that's some news! Last week Cryptic announced that models of their ships will be purchasable in the future since they just started a partnership with a 3D printing company for fulfillment. What it sounds like is that you'll be able to purchase a 3D printed version of a ship you own in the game (so I guess I need to either own, or have owned, C-Store and Lobi ships... dang...)
Jurassic Trek files: Silicone-based life forms
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the orions...and Kirk's libido.(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: New Sev Fleet Uniform
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the various uniforms in Trek (someone should make fun of the TMP uniforms!)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Reharshed ensign
Jurassic Trek files: Velcron marry human
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of interspecies marriages (and probably marriages in general) :-)(original archive here)
Star Trek Discovery: 10 years before Kirk
Wednesday, Aug 17 2016 02:00 | Books, Entertainment, novel, online, rumor, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, Television
This past week the rumor, or leak, is that the new Star Trek series (Discovery) will take place 100 years after Enterprise, and 10 years before the original series. I've seen a lot of "bah! humbug"-ing in the various facebook Trek groups I follow (mostly because of fan films). It seems that most people would prefer something set in the post-Voyager and post-Nemesis era, which
Jurassic Trek files: Mindreading Qwirk
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the trinity of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Future Qwirk
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the iconian time gateway...and Kirk's future ;-)(original archive here)
CEASE And DESIST: A Star Trek Fan Production
ROFL! This is pretty funny ;-) I saw it muted and it seemed dumb, but with the audio on it's pretty funny :-) Reminds me a bit of the Axanar parody a month or so ago back.
Star Trek Beyond thoughts
Last week I went to see the new Star Trek movie in the theater, called Star Trek Beyond. Oh yeah - spoilers ahead - you've been warned :-)So anyway, prior to going to see it I heard from some that it was so-so and I heard from others that loved it. I was prepared to be disappointed but I actually liked this film a lot! The saddest part of the film was watching Anton Yelchin on screen as
Jurassic Trek files: Qwirk dewigged
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of...well, I am not sure. Did Shatner wear a wig on set? (original archive here)
Here's the new ship --> NCC 1031
The ship for the upcoming Star Trek TV series (Star Trek Discovery) has been announced at comic con this year! Given its ship registry (NCC 1031) it seems like this series will be taking place before the original series. Wonder if we're going to be seeing the beginnings of Captain April...The ship, the Discovery, seems a little reminiscent of the ship designs for Phase II - the Star Trek
Jurassic Trek files: Transploder Malfunction
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the many transporter malfunctions :-)(original archive here)
Now that's some fine lootin' !
Thursday, Jul 21 2016 09:38 | Entertainment, lootcrate, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
I received this month's lootcrate last night (woohoo!) and the physical goods were pretty cool. A planet express ship model, star trek decals, a comic book for 4001 AD (not sure what it is, so I guess I'll need to read it) and some Rick & Morty stuff (which again, not familiar with the series, but considering I've received Rick & Morty gear before, I might need to check out the series).Recently,
Jurassic Trek files: Shortened mission
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the killing off of the original series after 3 seasons. However, Spook is incorrect here - it seems (at least according to various Trek sources I read) that the original mission was 4 years in at the end of season 3 (or was it at the end of the animated series?)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Squatty's Fingers
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek seemed originally to be going for a "live long and prosper" but I guess it's all about workplace safety :-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Spock's Catchphrase
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of "fascinating" ;-) (original archive here)
Agents of Yesterday official trailer
Wednesday, Jun 29 2016 01:30 | complaint, Entertainment, Games, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, trailer, video games, VideoGames, youtube
I was not convinced that I would be starting up a new character for this expansion, but after this trailer I am pumped! I may just create a new UFP character, do the faction specific missions, and then just use DOFF missions to level up to level 60. I might even skip most missions that I've done (at least) 4 times already. I guess this character falls into the tertiary category because
Now that's some fallout!
Monday, Jun 27 2016 11:48 | audio drama, audiobooks, axanar, Facebook, FanFilm, legal, StarTrek, youtube
Late last week CBS and Paramount put forth official guidelines for Fan Films using Star Trek as their basis. There was the usual firestorm on the forums facebook on his in the various Star Trek fan film communities. This seems to have had a really huge chilling effect on all current fan film productions, including audio dramas. I chose to not really participate in this discussion
Jurassic Trek files: Interracial Kiss
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek comments on the infamous episode with the interracial kiss (which was controversial for its time)(original archive here)
Star Trek Bridge Crew - pretty cool!
Wednesday, Jun 22 2016 02:00 | E3, Entertainment, StarTrek, trailer, video games, VideoGames, VirtualReality, VR
I was not expecting a game like this from UbiSoft (and, what the heck? is this blog turning into star trek all the time?!). In any case, this game seems quite interesting in terms of what it does with virtual reality. Also seeing Star Trek Alumni getting into the game and seeing their enthusiasm about this is pretty infectious ;-)I tend to be more of a solo player, even within MMOs
Star Trek Online - temporal Defense Reputation
Hey! With the advent of a new expansion, coming later on this summer, we will have a new reputation! The Temporal Defense Reputation (how many reputations is that now?). Along with the reputation you can earn, and the active and passive abilities,there is gear to be had!The ship gear actually looks pretty interesting. Considering that my main character is flying the Lobi version
Jurassic Trek files: Spock joins Sev Fleet
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the reason why Spock joined Sev Fleet ;-)(original archive here)
Monday, Jun 13 2016 02:00 | Entertainment, MMORPG, StarTrek, summer, vacation, video games, VideoGames
The Risa summer event is back on Star Trek Online! I think that the event goes until July, at which point Agents of Yesterday drops. Risa and the Winter Wonderland are both seasonal favorites of mine :-) As much as people look down upon playing "space barbie" (i.e. focusing on how your character and ship look instead of DPS), I am looking forward to rounding out the summer outfits for
Jurassic Trek files: sibbling rivalry?
Hmmmm....(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Quirk's Wig
Did Kirk have a hairpiece? (original archive here)
Star Trek Beyond: trailer 2
Now THIS trailer looks way better than the first one! Of course the main question in my mind is this: If the Enterprise gets destroyed in this one, what will the NCC 1701-A look like? ;-) And, will it come with new uniforms, sort of like Wrath of Khan, or will they go in an alternative direction? Imagine if they went sort of like the uniforms that they (almost) used in Star Trek:
Jurassic Trek files: On catch-phrases
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of Scottys "she cannae take any more capt'n!" ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: More red shirts
Jurassic Trek files: Away Missions
Renegades on final approach
Seems like the whole Paramount/CBS Lawsuit vs. Axanar is having additional ripple effects (at least that's my take on it). Along with the two cancelled fan productions I mentioned last week, Star Trek Renegades posted to the Kickstarter announcements yesterday some bittersweet news. First, they will be making both episode 2 and episode 3 (now called Part I and II of the episode), even though
Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday
Woah! The third major expansion to star trek online has been announced! Taking advantage of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Star Trek Online is doing a TOS themed expansion. This sounds pretty exciting as players can start a character from the start and explore strange new worlds through that lens. One of the starter packs also comes packed with ships from the TOS era, as well as some
Adieu Federation Rising...
Not very fresh news, but it seems that Federation Rising, the sequel to the Star Trek fan film "Horizon" has been mothballed. There was a lot of excitement about this but it seems that CBS's lawyers advised Tommy Kraft (the creator) to not pursue this project - assuming that the Axanar case is pending, and won't have its day in court until spring 2017... So...the count down has reached zero on the
Jurassic Trek files: Spock's ears
How very... recursive :-)(original archive here)
May the fourth
I posted this last year - but it hasn't gotten old yet ;-) Tim Russ explains May the Fourth ;-)
Jurassic Trek files: that thing that Uhura wears...
Stalled Trek: Prelude to Ax'd-We-Are (Parody)
A puppet based parody of Prelude to Axanar (a fan film). Pretty funny ;-)
Jurassic Trek files: Wait until you meet Q ;-)
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of not changing the laws of physics... wait until TNG to meet Q ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: The Jurassic Trek Mission
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the original five year mission (cut short after 3 years due to budget cuts?) ;-)(original archive here)
Star Trek / Robotech Crosover
The other day I was browsing pintrest, which now gives me recommendation on various things Trek and space-based Sci-Fi. I came across some fan art on a Valkyrie class attack ship which reminded me a lot of the Macross Saga (aka Robotech). Now that would be an interesting crossover!
Jurassic Trek files: Dammit Gym I'm a Doctor...
I think this strip was made as a tribute to DeForrest Kelley when he passed :-)(original archive here)
Star Trek Noise Machine!
Woah! This must be an April fool's joke, but I want one! ;-)
Jurassic Trek files: Tribble troubles
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun Kirk's...promiscuity? ;-)(original archive here)
Captain Pike, where are you?
It's been a while since we've heard any peeps from the Captain Pike star trek fan film. That's the one thing I dislike about crowdfunded stuff (even if I don't contribute to it) - the lack of information or progress reports. It would be nice to know that the people behind it are still chugging along - even at a slow pace.
Jurassic Trek files: The doctor...and the transporter
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the McCoy's fear of transporters ;-)(original archive here)
Leadership in Trek
I was looking around the web to see if I can find anything on the Leadership in the fictitious universe of Star Trek. It was more of a tangential thing, a "cool to have" for my leadership portfolio for my EdD course. Hey, if you can't incorporate pop culture into school, what sort of fun can you have? ;-) I came across this video from Forbes. Wonder if there is something out
Star Trek Farragut - new episode out
The Crossing, which I think is the penultimate episode of Star Trek Farragut (or is it Starship Farragut?) is now available on YouTube! And, guess what? It's a mirror universe episode! Can you tell I like the mirror universe cross-overs? ;-)I am wondering if their next endeavor is going to use the Wrath of Khan style uniforms, or if they are going with those funky 70s inspired Motion Picture
Jurassic Trek files: Transporter Error...
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the (many?) times there were transporter issues on the Enterprise (might still be under warranty...)(original archive here)
The problem with the transporter...
This came across my feeds last week Very interesting philosophical question - which I think was also addressed by MetaTreks on trek.fm in one of their first episodes (but with the enterprise rather than a human being transported)
Jurassic Trek files: What's that thing spock keeps looking into?
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the that rectangle that Spock keeps looking into *there are monitors on the bridge, aren't there?)(original archive here)
Star Trek Horizon is out!
Friday, Mar 4 2016 03:00 | BattlestarGalactica, crowdfunding, FanFilm, MMORPG, online, Sci-Fi, space, Stargate, StarTrek, Video, video games, VideoGames, youtube
[SPOILERS - if you have not see it yet, go see it] A couple of summers ago, while driving around in Greece, I was listening to Trek.fm (best time to try new podcasts is when you are driving a lot!) In one of their shows (the continuing mission) they explore fan made productions that continue the stories set in the Trek universe - and Star Trek Horizon was one of these productions.After a long time
Jurassic Trek files: The Velcron neckpinch
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the Vulcan neck pinch...although my favorite one of all time is still in Spaceballs: The Movie :-)(original archive here)
More humor... star trek Xtreme!
I was listening to Earl Grey, one of the Trek.fm podcasts, this past week, and the topic of discussion was about a fictions scenario, a what if they had made an animated series out of Star Trek: The Next Generation in the 90s once the live action series was off the air. It was a pretty funny episode to listen to, especially if you've seen the mess that is Star Trek the animated series...well...and
Jurassic Trek files: Where's Pike?
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the multiple captains of the original Enterprise...(original archive here)
Friday, Feb 19 2016 04:30 | #metanastis, Entertainment, Hulu, netflix, Sci-Fi, Stargate, StarTrek, Television, timetravel
Recently I finished watching the show Quantum Leap. The show ran from 1989 to 1993, which means that I barely missed it when I returned to the US, and no television channel was showing it in Greece prior to that. However, it was one of those shows that was referenced by the teachers when I was in high school, and by others in general society. This means that I also missed any references made to that
Jurassic Trek files: Charlie X reference?
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek .... well... just facepalm... (original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Velcron hand salute
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the Vulcan live and long and prosper ?! ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Alternative Universe
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the the alternative universe. Wait...were are the vil mustaches? (original archive here)
Do you have room in that pouch?
Tuesday, Feb 2 2016 11:00 | Defiance, Entertainment, Humor, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, SWTOR, video games, VideoGames
I never knew the joys of limited storage space...until I started playing MMORPGs... I haven't gotten to having 8 "mule" characters yet but who knows? If I continue playing, with all the expansions, I might end up there :p
Jurassic Trek files: Quirk vs computers
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun sentient computers as captors (and Kirk's flirt-with-anything attitude). Or ούτε θηλυκιά γάτα as the Greeks would say...(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files:Crabapple loves Spook
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek tackles Nurse Chapel and Spock... Wonder why that went nowhere (and why in the JJ it's Spock and Uhura...)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: He's dead Gym!
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of Bone's phrase "He's dead Jim!". It took a while to get a Red Shirt joke!(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Skimpy alien babe
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of Orions...and other skimpy covered female aliens. Must have a high tolerance for cold...(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Havea Sevvy X-Mas and a Happy New Year
Happy Holidays (remember, Santa comes on January 1st for Greeks) ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Earthy alien cultures
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun how alien cultures look Human. Must be some mental translation matrix...(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Meeting Santa
Jurassic Trek files: Foot Pumping Thingy
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun some of the original Trek's medical technology. What was that foot pumping thing anyway?(original archive here)
Star Trek Wars (mashup)
Just something making the rounds on facebook these days... Funny or enraging? ;-)
Year end review of books
Saturday, Dec 19 2015 06:00 | audiobooks, Books, Education, Entertainment, Games, GearsOfWar, SciFi, Social Networks, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
While we still have a few more weeks left in 2015, and I probably will finish one more book (the one I have in progress and listening to during my commutes these days), this is a mostly accurate view of my 2015 reading list. One year I made my goal to read 30 books in a year - failed it. Since then I've decided to keep it simple and focus on reading a book a month. If I go over that
Jurassic Trek files: Of men, and ripped shirts
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the Captain Kirk...and the many times his shirt seemed to rip open on the series...(original archive here)
Star Trek Beyond - first trailer
Tuesday, Dec 15 2015 10:58 | Entertainment, Facebook, Films, Movies, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, trailer, youtube
Well, the first trailer for Beyond is out... and it looks like Mission Impossible in Space. It's not that it's bad. I like the trailer - but it' just very generic looking. It looks like a generic, space, action movie that just happens to have the Star Trek logos and crew in it.Maybe other trailers in the future will be more indicative of what the movie is actually about.
SevTrek: Jurassic Medtools
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek we collectively say "Damn it, Jim! We're doctors, not butchers!"(original archive here)
SevTrek: Quirk's Clone
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek reminds me that I really don't remember Kirk having a clone...(original archive here)
SevTrek: So...what do we do now?
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes us wonder what do people do between arriving at destinations? Off to the recreation room? ;-)(original archive here)
Star Trek Renegades (near the end?)
The Star Trek: Renegades kickstarter, as of this writing, still has about 10 days to go, and they still need another $100k to raise their minimum goals for creating episode 2. The stretch goal for this, at least the first one, is $600k, which I really doubt that they will make. The first stretch goal means that they will also make episode 3 in this round. While the story of Renegades
SevTrek: Cheap looking Toycorder
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the limited budgets of 1960s television production ;-)(original archive here)
Captain Pike (Kickstarter #2)
Tuesday, Nov 17 2015 04:00 | crowdfunding, Entertainment, FanFilm, Films, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, Television
Seems like Captain Pike is back, with a second kickstarter (or is it an indiegogo campaign?) going to finish off episode 1. It looks quite promising, and it's the second fan film (or independent Star Trek production in case people are offended by the term 'fan film') that takes a character from the original Trek series, that we've seen once on screen, and getting their back story. Wonder how
Windows 10, out for a spin
Saturday, Nov 14 2015 04:30 | Games, Linux, Microsoft, MMORPG, StarTrek, tablet, Technology, ubuntu, upgrade, VideoGames, Windows
Sure, Windows 10 isn't "new" any more, and there are enough people out there that upgraded so that they could get that annoying popup to go away, but as an enterprise user I am happy to not have had to deal with that "do you want to upgrade now?" (they should have used Clippy to make those announcements) :-)With work done at my home, and my work computers resting for now, it seemed like a good time
SevTrek: Beaming down a red shirt
SevTrek: Jurassic Trek Introduction
With the end of enterforaprize, the next SevTrek in the SevTrek chronology is Jurassic Trek - a spoof of The Original Series. Presenting the crew of Jurassic Trek (original source):Captain Gym QuirkThe typical 60's TV man. Butt kicking, womanizing and wearer of shirts that would come off at the slightest provocation. Although Jurassic Trek only lasted 3 years, some say if Quirk had got through
New Dawn - Initial impressions
Kinda stinks to be both sick and have a ton of homework when new content arrives for games that you like to play, but oh well - such is life :) This past week Season 11 of Star Trek Online was released with new exploratory content, previous chapter revamps, a new reputation system, and some new PvE queues. I haven't had much time to dive in to play, but I did get some chance to go in and
Sev Trek: Design your alien
One of the things I came across while looking for Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comics was this call for suggesting aliens to create for the comic series (half-tribble half-klingon?)
Sev Trek: Le Directive Prime-Time
This week's Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comic is actually the last one I could find on the web. This one is in French. The great thing about Sev Trek is that even though the original was in English (I think the creator is Australian), there was an active community that translated the materials to French and German predominantly, however I think I came across some Russian, Czech, Finnish,
Star Trek Horizon, full trailer (pretty interesting)
Sometimes with fan productions you don't know if (and when) they run out of steam and something never materializes. I had put Star Trek Horizon on the back burner (not sure if it had lost steam), but they recently released a full length trailer which looks pretty amazing!
woah! What a season finale for continuum!
Sunday, Oct 18 2015 08:52 | adieu, Books, continuum, DrWho, Entertainment, fiction, finale, SciFi, StarTrek, Television
Last week I was catching up with Continuum, a Canadian science fiction show about a future cop that finds her way to present-day Vancouver.What I didn't realize is that this was the final season, and I was actually watching the final episode, which for once was refreshing to not know what was coming. (yes, spoilers ahead). Stop reading, and go see this series. It's worth watching.With the TV
Sev Trek: One of the few Malcolm Reed parodies
This week's Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comic is one of the few Malcolm Reed parodies. Not bad :-)
Sev Trek: Making fun of catsuits #2
This week's Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comic tackles the topic of catsuits, again. Seems like the readers of the comic strip had fun with this one.
Star Trek Timelines
Monday, Oct 5 2015 04:30 | Android, Games, iPad, SciFi, StarTrek, Video, video games, VideoGames, youtube
I came across this video introducing Star Trek Timelines. This seems like a pretty interesting game, which is also developed locally in Massachusetts. This seems to be a mobile game (and from the graphics it looks pretty great!). Wonder if my aging iPad 2 will run it ;-)
Sev Trek: Damned catsuits
This week's Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comic tackles the topic of catsuits on female characters. I didn't really think a lot about this when the series were airing, but on my most recent rewatches I've often thought "WTF?!" Why do Troy, Seven of Nine, and T'Pol have regular uniforms? (Haven't seen DS9 recently). Hopefully the next series will do away with the catsuit.
End of the Iconian War
Tuesday, Sep 29 2015 04:00 | Games, MMORPG, online, SciFi, Stargate, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
Well, the end of the Iconian War is upon us! The story arc that started with New Romulus a couple of years ago is now seeing its conclusion. During this arc we've explored ruins under New Romulus, we've discovered Dyson Spheres (two of them, in-fact) we've fought the Elachi, the Hirogen, the Undine, the Voth,... and the Iconians (wow, that's a lot of people to fight), and we've
Sev Trek: To Sev where no one has Seved before
This week's Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comic tackles the topic of....repetition, and burned out writers by the time they got to start with the Enterprise series. I guess for the next Trek series we shouldn't do yet another enterprise.
Sev Trek: Human smell and the nose pinch
This week's Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comic makes a little joke about the Vulcan neck pinch. Curious how we didn't hear about how bad humans smell to vulcans after a few episodes...
adieu, Star Trek Futures
Capt. Rachael GarrettIt seems like one of the fan films that I've been waiting to hear more about, Star Trek Futures, has called it quits. Too bad, because the story concept, and the era, seemed quite interesting. The story would have taken place on the Enterprise NCC 1701-C, in the JJ-verse, and it would center around Beverly and Wesley Crusher, and his father Jack Crusher who is not dead in
Sev Trek: Why did humans not explore the cosmos?
This week's Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comic tackles the topic of why the Vulcans, errr, sorry, the Velcrons prevented Humans from exploring the cosmos for such a long time.
Sev Trek: Porthos and Alien Substances
This week's Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comic tackles the topic of Porthos. The topic of where Porthos goes to the bathroom was also something discussed on MacOSX.com, from what I remember.
Delta Rising | Done again!
Tuesday, Sep 1 2015 04:30 | Entertainment, Games, MMORPG, online, SciFi, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
Eris EzriI just completed Delta Rising again, this time on my Delta Recruit (Fleet Admiral Eris Ezri). I wasn't quite sure I'd make it all the way here with Eris Ezri, but somehow having a character this close to the current story-line and not being there seemed like a waste.For those curious, I was going to make Eris Ezris be a half Vorta, half Trill, liberated Bork (hence the name), but that
Star Trek Renegades, episode 1 is out!
After the long wait, the first episode of Star Trek Renegades is out! Since it's an hour and a half pilot it should probably be considered episodes 1 and 2, but whatever :-) I originally expected this to be out last December, but it seems that the deadlines kept falling back.I actually have not seen the finished episode yet. I was a backer of the project so I got a link to the pre-final
Sev: Andorian Antennae
Thursday, Aug 27 2015 05:00 | comics, Entertainment, Games, Humor, MMORPG, online, SciFi, Sev, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
This week's Sev Trek: Enterforaprize comic tackles the topic of Andorians and their Antennae. Andorians were actually one of my favorite species, as is evident from my Star Trek Online character who is also an Andorian.I forgot to mention last week that the punchline for all of the Sev comics (from what I remember) was always outsourced. There was a competition each week (or was it every 2 weeks?)
Sev me up!
Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, basically from the time I started browsing the internet in high school and early college, one of the websites that I went to pretty religiously was Sev.com.au, the home of a cartoonist who created comic strips around some popular science fiction shows, including Star Trek. In the early 2000s I guess he decided to call it quits, but I've recently been salvaging