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This Week in Trek – Gadgets, Antimatter and Lawsuits, Oh My! September 22, 2007

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , trackback

This Week in Trek brings an exhibit for Scotty, a heroic role for Data, a nomination for Picard, a lawsuit for Colbert, and what could be the next best thing to Geordi’s VISOR.

…and much more…

Star Trek (2008 film)


Trek Stuff

The Enterprise-D
battles a D’kora class Ferengi Marauder
in this new screenshot of Bathesda’s Star Trek: Conquest.


Trek in the World


Trek Science


Trek on the Web:

…best served cold

Trek Celeb Watch

 Spiner is very happy to be working again.


In Memoriam

YouTube Clip of the Week – Widescreen Trek

Alan Rhodes points us of his "Star Trek – Renewal" – an envisioning of TOS in widescreen


1. Harry Ballz - September 22, 2007

What a fascinating video! J.J. Abrams should be encouraged to watch it, just to give him a taste of what it means to revisit this world!

2. toddk - September 22, 2007

Very respectable and true to the places and the faces via viewscreen, The video would make a good menu screen for a dvd or even…the new box set coming from CBS-D!

while you’re in a generous mood, why not buy me a set? I wouldnt have to get out of my chair and find my wallet or credit card, besides I think you should buy it:)

3. steve623 - September 22, 2007

There’s a Salt Lake City, Ohio?

4. Charles Trotter - September 23, 2007

#3 steve623 — Of course there isn’t, why would you say such a thing? Honestly!


5. LK - September 23, 2007

That widescreen trek video is downright EERIE. It reminds me of the 1st scene in “Alien.”

6. sebimeyer - September 23, 2007

Who’d have thought it would look like Forbidden Planet… ;)

7. pizza hotdog - September 23, 2007

Nice work Alan.

459 dtST

8. jsonitsac - September 23, 2007

That new VR device reminds me more of the Dominion’s view-screen thingy than Geordi’s visor. The visor and that thing just look similar, that’s all.

9. CmdrR. - September 23, 2007

desorption electrospray ionisation methods in a handheld mass spectrometer

(best Maxwell Smart voice:) Of course! The old desorption electrospray ionisation methods in a handheld mass spectrometer trick.

Funny, I have the Starfleet Technical Manual (as seen in Renewal.) I don’t remember seeing that in there. If I remember, phasers include such bits as “photon emitters,” which my friend pointed out when we were 14 is a light bulb. Funny how little techno I needed back then to enjoy Trek. (Oh, and my Tech Manual is autographed by Scotty and Uhura, so it’s one of my treasures.)

Very nice round-up , Anthony.

10. Kirk: The Jack Bauer Of Space - September 23, 2007

As for Jerri Ryan and which show she was on, I would bet my quatloos that the author of the article is the one who got the show wrong. He probably put in the wrong name in her quote, and again in the article…

Just a guess…

11. JBS - September 23, 2007

Excellent video Alan. Even Mugatu had a cameo in it.

12. Mark Lynch - September 23, 2007

I have checked out the VR glasses and must say, if I had the money to spare, this would be an essential purchase.
62″ widescreen TV at 9 feet? Wow!!!!! Be watching all my favourite DVDs again
3D games – I remember having some NVIDIA goggles which did this using the monitor, was quite good I recall.
Sensors to track head movements and translate that to the screen? Bring it on!

Perhaps I will get one, it’s my birthday soon…….

13. Charles Trotter (Chuck Amuck) - September 23, 2007

#9 CmdrR — Thanks, but my name’s not Anthony. ;)

#10 Kirk — That is most likely, hence why I said it “appears” she forgot. It was meant in a jokey type matter; I’m pretty sure she knows full well what show she was on.

14. Charles Trotter (Chuck Amuck) - September 23, 2007

Speaking of Jeri Ryan, the new season of her series Shark begins tonight at 10pm EST on CBS. Hmm… probably should have mentioned that in the summary.

Yeah, definitely should have mentioned that…

15. Heywood Jablome - September 23, 2007

Mugatu won’t get the casting call until he’s got a three month sobriety button. Him and Shatner should join forces: The Visionary Alliance- Shatner & Mugatu ’08! No way JJ can keep both of ’em off his back at the same time, especially if Shatner sucker punches him and then Mugatu bites him on the head. Down he goes, and we all get what we want, our two favorite characters back on the big screen, larger than life and twice as ugly.

16. Cervantes - September 24, 2007

Loved your video clip at the bottom Alan. Very nicely done indeed.

Makes me wonder just what the production design in the new Movie will turn out, and I wonder how the japanese TOS ‘widescreen’ release looks… is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.