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This Week in Trek – November 18th edition November 18, 2007

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

This Week in Trek comes news of a Czech Trek movie, a not-quite-ready-for-prime-time cloaking material, Brent Spiner telling it like it is, a new blog for Ron Moore, the final frontier in home theater centers, and much more!

Star Trek (2008 film):

Trek Stuff:

Devidians from TNG’s “Time’s Arrow” make a comeback in Star Trek Online

Trek in the World:

Trek Science:

Trek on the Web:

Spiner on Star Trek: Insurrection – “I didn’t understand it quite frankly”

Trek Celebrity News:

Meaney taking on the role of Gene Hunt originally played by Philip Glenister

In Memoriam

YouTube Clip of the week

The Voyager crew celebrate Thanksgiving in and olde timey way



1. Charles Trotter - November 18, 2007


Ok, everyone can move on now.

2. scathe - November 18, 2007

This “first” crap is… astounding.

3. steve623 - November 18, 2007

I salute the author of the article for claiming “this first crap”. Kudos.

4. John Trumbull - November 18, 2007

I read that “Cracked” article earlier in the week. Funny stuff.

5. Wellshaved Scrotum - November 18, 2007

I really need a beer.

“Star Trek on Ice” is what happens when methheads reenact “The Trouble With Tribbles” using dead cats.

6. Phil - November 19, 2007

That TNG home theater is soo cool. It must have cost a bundle of cash.

7. Cox of Seagulls - November 19, 2007

Really looking forward to Kobayashi Maru. The Good That Men Do was great.

8. trektacular - November 19, 2007

Insurrection was such a waste, why did Paramount greenlight that story?!

9. Diabolik - November 19, 2007

because The Suits have no conception of what makes good Star Trek.

10. Iowagirl - November 19, 2007

#8, 9

Didn’t they greenlight STXI, as well?

11. FREAKAZOID - November 19, 2007

Is it just me, or is not being able to add a line to an already written script becasue of the writer’s strike a wee bit extreme?

12. Dr. Image - November 19, 2007

I’d love some pate….
Insurrection was a fun and entertaining installment, which it was what it was meant to be. First Contact was the one with all the annoying inconsistencies and plot holes and is tremendously overrated.
Many, I believe even Mark Altman, would agree.

13. Cervantes - November 19, 2007

I’d have preferred the crew exploring, and having a run-in with the likes of those nicely designed ‘Devidians’ above, rather than ‘time-travelling’ Romulans…

14. I AM THX-1138 - November 19, 2007

The ome theater is cool, but as can be expected, the designer, or whoever he is in the article says it’s the bridge from the Enterprise A.

Oh well. We’ll be the geeks and he can design cool stuff for rich people.

Balance achieved.

15. Iowagirl - November 19, 2007


First of all, it’s a fine excuse.

16. toddk - November 19, 2007

Insurrection was the first time I fell asleep during a star trek film. I was thinking that the colonists were going to double cross picard, so the movie would make sense..I didnt care about the villians…I didnt care about the colonists…Its only saving grace was the opening chase and the scene when picard and worf were trying to capture data using the shuttlecraft.

17. Dave in RI - November 19, 2007

#8…because The Suits have no conception of what makes good Star Trek.
#10– Didn’t they greenlight STXI, as well?

Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut :-)

18. Iowagirl - November 19, 2007


That remains to be seen…

19. Harry Ballz - November 19, 2007

#17 “Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut”

Yes, around this time of year I try to stay as far away from squirrels as I can!! :)

20. JBS - November 19, 2007

5. Wellshaved Scrotum…… THIRST!…… I really need a beer.
Very funny. Are you Harry Ballz’ Clean-shaven nut of a cousin? (Rhetorical question).

I went to the link on
“Keri Russell won’t be in the movie, after all. Here’s why.”

And here is what she said:
She responded that, “there was maybe a thing but it turns out that I played it in so many other parts that we just decided not to do it. But I was just with JJ last week and if we could find something else we would. I want to be in everything he does, literally I would be the caterer in anything he does but I don’t think what was talked about is going to work.

I don’t know what version of English she’s using, but she’s probably speaking gibberish to keep from giving up any script info. She said she would be a caterer, but doesn’t want to do what JJ asked her to do. What the heck did he ask her to do?

21. Xai - November 19, 2007

Iowagirl, you dating Stanky now?

22. Stanky McFibberich - November 19, 2007

Seems like a fine, sensible gal.

23. Iowagirl - November 20, 2007

#21, 22

Probably the best casting choice I could make – he seems like a fine, sensible lad who’s true to his word.

24. Sci-Fi Bri - November 20, 2007




25. tiberius - November 23, 2007

Spiner is actually dead-on with his reviews of the films. Everyone agrees with First Contact. Generations works up to the point the Captains cook breakfast together. His review of Insurrection is hilarious (although I have a soft spot for the film, which in many ways resembled a regular TNG episode). And finally Nemesis really doesn’t work…..but no one can particularly pinpoint why. Direction? Story? Were the actors just not up to snuff that time? I am not sure, but there is something wrong with that movie, somewhere.

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