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Rumor Control: Star Trek Sequel Not Currently Casting Via Craigslist…duh December 31, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Rumor,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

The new year is almost upon us and with 2011 will come lots of stories about the Star Trek sequel, some real, some not real. But we have just one more rumor to debunk that came up during the holiday week that is kind of funny. It appears that there is an Craigslist calling for casting for the Star Trek sequel. Not that it is real or anything.  


Casting the Star Trek movie via Craigslist

Here is the Craigslist posting:

Star Trek Sequel (Salt Lake City)

Release Date: June 29, 2012
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: J.J. Abrams
Screenwriter: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Starring: John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: | |

Plot Summary: No plot details as this time!

Contact Casting at 714-869-0063 (no emails please)

TrekMovie has confirmed that this is entirely bogus. Although the fact that it lists a non-working phone number is also a big clue. Other clues are that there is no indication of what roles (or types) are being cast, the movie is not yet even in pre-production and there no code name (this is a JJ Abrams production, remember).

That is not to say that casting advertisements are not possible, especially for background extras. However, a studio casting notice would also include a number of other indicators. Here is an example of the real extras casting notice for for the 2009 Star Trek movie (code-named "Corporate Headquarters") which was put up a few weeks before shooting began.

Corporate Headquarters
Feature Film: SAG
Info: For the way Cool Sci-Fi Feature Film titled “Corporate Headquarters” we are seeking the following SAG and Non-Union Background Talent:

Currently Seeking:
Thin, regal talent who have BROWN or BLACK hair AND are OK with their eyebrows being shaved from the arch outward to portray a “Vulcan type” eyebrow shape.

In General We Need:
Thin, Athletic, Men and Women, Ages 18-90 – Specific Descriptions of These Types Below:
Especially seeking talent with interesting and unique facial features, such as: long necks, small heads, extremely large heads, wide-set eyes, bug eyes, close-set eyes, large forehead, short upper lip, pronounced cheekbones, over- or undersized ears and/or nose, facial deformities, ultra plain-looking people, ultra perfect-looking people, pure wholesome looks, twins, triplets, emaciated talent, in addition to regally poised and postured talent.

 That will be the last debunk of 2010, bring on 2011.


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1. CmdrR - December 31, 2010

Welcome back!

2. I'm Dead Jim! - December 31, 2010

Welcome back Anthony! Happy NewYear!

3. CmdrR - December 31, 2010

They lookin’ for any pot-bellied, middle-aged, couch potato Vulcans? Cause if they are, I’m there.

4. TrekMadeMeWonder - December 31, 2010

Happy NEW YEAR!!!! Wow, Bogus?

OK, Any rumor, real or otherwise, is news!

5. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - December 31, 2010

Welcome back Anthony. We missed you. Crazy about the casting for Trek. But I would love to have tried to be in Trek. Happy New year to all.

6. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - December 31, 2010

Oh and Anthony. I think we all started a lot of rumers on the Science Friday Page. Believe me we all had some stories to tell.

7. ensign joe - December 31, 2010

It’s alive!

8. Brett Campbell - December 31, 2010

Your dreams were ticket out … Welcome back! Welcome back! Welcome back!

9. Androide - December 31, 2010

I don’t like Rumor Control, it destroys my daydreams based on the rumors all too fast. ;)

10. jas_montreal - December 31, 2010

Rumor: Anthony has a cameo role in the Star Trek Sequel.

Bogus Or Not Bogus?

11. Captain Dunsel - December 31, 2010


I heard a rumor that Anthony Pascale is back and is live once more!

(Real or Bogus?)

“We we’re becoming concerned!”

12. trekprincess - December 31, 2010

I wish there was more real news on the sequel :( I’m getting very hungry for info

13. Anthony Pascale - December 31, 2010

thanks for the welcome back….looking forward to 2011 and all the trek fun

14. Phil - December 31, 2010

Hey, I live in So. Cal. Tall, and a large head. Bald. You think I’d be a natural…

15. Phil - December 31, 2010

A Craigslist casting call sounds like something you would expect for…a more mature audience, so to speak??

16. Phaser Guy - December 31, 2010

The script isn’t even done yet, so how could they be casting anyway? Internet morons.

17. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - December 31, 2010

Anthony was secretly in talks with J.J to be in the next Trek Movie.
So how did it go Anthony.

18. Chadwick - December 31, 2010

Awe look at all the well wishers! Have a great one Anthony.

Can’t wait for Star Trek movie news in the coming year!

Happy New year to all my fellow trekkies and trekkers.

19. Cosmo Kid - December 31, 2010

Happy New Year’s everyone! I was wondering how long that previous talk back would continue(Dec 17th- or what not) A great read for sure.

Happy Future’s,

Cosmo Kid

20. MJ - December 31, 2010

Man, I did not realize how much I missed these manufactured Trek news stories until this website went black for 2 weeks….I will never bitch about these kinds of stories again…well, let’s say at least not for a month or two anyways! :-)


21. MJ - December 31, 2010

@ 16/Phaser Guy: “The script isn’t even done yet, so how could they be casting anyway? Internet morons.”

Why do I find this response so funny? LOL

22. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - December 31, 2010

This answers the age-old questions: non-news IS better than no news. And no news is NOT good news v

23. Charla - December 31, 2010

Yes We need a page dedicated to Anthony’s Return along with the Return of!!

What was going on… well It really could have been a movie in and of itself… :)

24. keachick - December 31, 2010

Have those guys, Alex, Bob and Damon, turned in a script yet? Please – say they have and it’s a go… You three writers, MAKE IT SO!

I shall keep looking on IMDb homepages for the main actors to see whether Star Trek sequel changes from “Announced” to “Pre-Production”. I want to be able to leap up and down and tell everyone here that the untitled Star Trek sequel is actually happening and prove to everyone that I am indeed a totally nutty trekkie fangirl…

Welcome back, Anthony. I hope you had a “good one”, whatever it was.

It is 1/1/11, 5.39pm as I type this. What I am reading here is soo last year…:)

25. Phobos - December 31, 2010

Thank God is updated again, I was starting to get scared. I read this site daily like a newspaper.

26. Cake Mixer - December 31, 2010

Casting calls will come about mid summer – and it won’t be from craigslist.

27. Phobos - December 31, 2010

So is the sequel script done?

28. MC1 Doug - January 1, 2011

Welcome back Anthony and crew…. you surely noticed you were missed.

Happy New Year!

29. boborci - January 1, 2011


We all missed you! Didn’t realize how addicted i was to this site until you left!

Happy New Year!

30. boborci - January 1, 2011




31. P Technobabble - January 1, 2011

Welcome back Anthony. Happy New Year to all.
I am writing this in my sleep… that’s how addicted I am.
Alright, my alarm is about to go off…

32. VOODOO - January 1, 2011

Happy New Year Anthony (and everyone else) great to see you back!

33. - January 1, 2011

Boborci. Happy new year. Have you turned in a script yet. The waiting is unbearable

34. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - January 1, 2011

@20 Agreed you realize what you have once its gone… or takes a 2 week vacation.

35. Charla - January 1, 2011

That’s funny about Craigslist. I have an experience to share about that if anyone wants to hear it, it was a nice little break in between 17 years of ER nursing!

I was just checking for a job for my son in Lexington, KY on Craigslist. He, like most teens wanted to try acting. So, for fun I looked into the area titled, TV, Movies, etc. Not expecting to find anything, I was most certainly surprised to see an ad for an assistant for costumes.

I emailed the person, and was even more surprised when I had a reply in less than 15 minutes! They had requested I call them that evening. When I did, they told me they were looking for someone to help the costume designer of a movie with a little bit of everything. I told them I was sure my son could handle it. The person on the other end said they were looking for an adult. (My son was 16 at the time) I was a little disappointed but not shocked to hear this requirement. Then came a big turn of events!

I was in between nursing jobs at the time. (I am a travel nurse) The woman then asked me some more questions and then asked if I would be interested in helping the costume department in the movie of “Secretariat.” This is only the single most awesome horse EVER! I love horses, and just happen to collect everything Secretariat, only second to STAR TREK- so, when she told me what I would be doing, my pay and when to be there, (the next morning) I did it, and it was through Craigslist! LOL

I worked a total of about 4 weeks, in Lexington and in Louisville. I only assisted the costumers of course in getting the extras outfitted and running here and there. It was really fun to get a little break from my usual ER nursing duties that weren’t life threatening, but I treated it with just as much detail and importance. The hours were long as in nursing, back breaking as in nursing, and very rewarding at the end of the day as in nursing!

At the end of the 4 weeks, in Louisville, my family and I were part of the filming with the paid extras. Not one, but both of my sons earned their first paycheck being part of a film. This was, to me, not just any film, but of my favorite horse, Secretariat. To be where he was and to participate in the re-creation of the races that made him so famous was an experience in and of itself. It was so cold and rainy those last few days too, but on the screen, it looks like a beautiful sunny day- it was amazing how the director and crew worked around the weather. I don’t think I will ever forget the experience.

Nursing calls! When I was at the Marriott turning in my time card, (they had rented out most if not all the entire floor of the hotel) I told the man thank you, it was a great experience but it was time for me to go back to my “real job” as a nurse (the agency I work with had called with my next assignment.) He then told me with my experience as a EMT-P and ER nurse that I should get with the film commission so I could work on future movie sets in case of an injury or illness occurring.

In retrospect, getting to be a very small part of such an endeavor was eye opening, and makes one appreciative of the efforts put forth by everyone involved. From the actors, to the stage hands and extras, everyone worked very hard. I look at movies in a different light now; now I know a little about how difficult it is and the incredible amount of work that happens behind the scenes to convey a story for us, the viewers to enjoy.

So, yes all of that came out of my reply to an ad on “Craigslist”. I couldn’t and still don’t believe it sometimes – until I look at my check stub with the words “Disney” and “Secretariat” on them, which of course I kept for a nice addition to my Secretariat memorabilia.

36. Charla - January 1, 2011

Oh I was remiss in welcoming you back too, Anthony! Good to see you back, hope you had a nice break from things.

I echo what Bob said about this site- I didn’t realize I was addicted to it until you were gone and there were no updates, it was then I realized I have a problem.

Only with this problem, my family and friends would only make fun of me, and not try to help me, so I come here for my needs- of all things TREK!

Seriously though, thanks for the site, and for your work. I must say also it is also good to see Bob and Chris are still with us as well. :D

All is good now~ 2011 is off to a great start! (though I think someone needs an Enterprise to put in the Roses parade for the New Year- I mean why not?)

LLAP & I hope everyone here has a healthy, prosperous New Year

37. keachick - January 1, 2011

#26 wrote: “Casting calls will come about mid summer – and it won’t be from craigslist.”

Please tell me that this is just a bad rumour or joke on the part of the poster. Surely the casting calls should be starting within the next week or so?

Bob Orci (Happy New Year, btw) – dear, dear Bob, give us folks a nice bone (gosh, I am going all gooey, sweet and syrupy) but you must surely know how it is…:) You know how I so long for “my captain”.

38. Buzz (i remember now) Cagney - January 1, 2011

Ditto the posters that say they’ve missed Trekmovie!
I even started to forget to tune in as it had become so quiet lately!

Happy New Year to you all! Have a good un!

(i had to think what my screen name was as its been so long since I last posted!)

39. Buzz Cagney - January 1, 2011

#35 I enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing your experience.

40. keachick - January 1, 2011

#35 I also enjoyed reading your post.

Perhaps, with your nursing experience, you might be able to get a position on the up and coming Star Trek sequel set. Just a thought, a wish, a hope, a dream…who knows.

Of course, you would then be bound by some confidentiality clause in your employment contract which would mean you would not be able to share with us all the interesting and juicy gossip…(oh well, we can’t have everything I s’pose). But it could be kind of cool for you, Charla!

41. Red Dead Ryan - January 1, 2011

Trek fans without new articles are like Jem’ Hadar soldiers without new supplies of Ketrecel White. :-)

42. Chris Doohan - January 1, 2011

Welcome back!!!

43. MJ - January 1, 2011

@ 30/ Bob Orci. Thanks Bob! Here’s wishing you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

44. Victor Hugo - January 1, 2011

Welcome back you all!!

45. Vultan - January 1, 2011


Oh, and Happy New Year, Buzz! Hope everything is okay in the UK. :)

46. captain_neill - January 1, 2011

I look forward to news that is a bit more in depth than saying the script is still being worked out.

As far as I am concerned it will be what it will be. It will be different from the Trek that I love and thats fine because no matter what I will always love Star Trek.

The most important thing is that the characters don’t act like the new BSG characters, cause I feel if they do then it definitely is no longer the Star Trek that Gene created. I think it is very important that this doesn’t happen.

As I have said before they changed a few things that I was not happy with but I still believe they made a good film that was strong on character but weak on plot. The film was good fun though.

Only if they abandon the ideals of what Star Trek is about will I refuse to watch anymore Trek under Abrams. And I believe that Abrams and Orci are not stupid enough to abandon that.

If the idea of what Star Trek is about is lost, the idea behind Roddenberry’s vision is overlooked then that is when it stops becoming Star Trek.

Happy new year to everyone

47. GarySeven - January 1, 2011

I agree wholeheartedly, Captain Neill.

48. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 1, 2011

boborci “Didn’t realize how addicted i was to this site until you left!”

Wait, you’re addicted to this site too? But we’re all here reading about YOU!

49. boborci - January 1, 2011

i guess im shallow and narcissistic.

50. Red Dead Ryan - January 1, 2011


Would you like us to build a hundred-foot statue with your likeness in your exalted honor, perhaps located on a beach in Hawaii?

Because we all bow to your greatness! :-)

P.S I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. Hopefully, you got some Trek goodies as presents!

51. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - January 1, 2011

Maybe if Bob gave Anthony some late breaking news about ST2012 it would be a boost to the sight.

52. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 1, 2011


you’re something else. I wanted to thank you for stopping in. You have given me access to a franchise that I never would have dreamed of years ago. I just wanted to let you know how appreciative I am.

Now what’s really going in over there?

53. VZX - January 1, 2011

I read that the new Spider-Man movie is currently in production. And that movie comes out within days of the next Star Trek movie. It seems like the Trek folks are behind schedule. I mean, its not even in preproduction yet, is it?

I hope its not going to be a rush job like some of the other Trek movies (like Generations). Or, the possibility exists that it could be pushed back a few months like the last one. I guess I am a little concerned.

54. pock speared - January 1, 2011

not sure about this “nu-anthony”. he sounds faaaaake to me.
best to b’orci, good new year, etc.
so are we gonna see uhura’s space-tits or what?

55. Charla - January 1, 2011

# 39 and # 40-

Thanks for replying to my post, Buzz and Keachick, it was a great time.

Keachick, it would be a dream job, though I wouldn’t wish any injury or illness on anyone. But I would certainly make sure top notch care was given to anyone who needed it. I try to do this every shift I work. :) It would be a dream job because I could work in all types of weather conditions, situations and locations. Right up my alley!

I seriously may consider trying a new direction in my career when I finish up my nurse practitioner’s license in the future, as I can then have more independence (i.e. write prescriptions and suture wounds on my own, etc) in my practice.

I wish I could say I will keep you posted but I wouldn’t be able to. But I will say, I will check into it, the worst that could happen is that I would be turned down. The most that could happen is that I might actually get to do it!

Thanks for your input and support!


56. dmduncan - January 1, 2011

Welcome back Anthony, and thanks for your efforts. They are appreciated, and don’t burn yourself out trying to dig up enough worms to stop us thankless nestlings from chirping incessantly at you. You disconnect when you need to, man.

57. Buzz Cagney - January 1, 2011

Hi Vults! Good to see you- I did scan through the posts looking for you so its nice to hear from you. Just need Mr Ballz to put in an appearance now.

Yes, we are ticking along over in Blighty mate.
Slightly trepidatious about what ‘joys’ 2011 has in store for us, so lets hope we are still sitting pretty this time next year!

All the very best to you and yours, and I look forward to plenty of good banter this coming year. :-D

58. Vultan - January 2, 2011

Same to you, Buzz.

Things are already off to a smashing start in Oklahoma, USA. Our football team just won the Fiesta Bowl! Hooray!

Now, where’s that new Star Trek series I’ve been wishing for?! ;)

59. Jim Nightshade - January 2, 2011

If we built a statue of the great and powerful Orciprime, and worshipped him, wouldnt even Larger Astronauts land and pick up the tiny to them Orciprime accidentally crushing him? Then we would have to tear down the giant statue we made when we realize that Orciprime is not a god??

Thats what I get for watching the Twilight Zone Marathon on Syfy today hahah

Gotta admit the many stories by serling, Matheson et al are all much more original and creative than most of what is on tv now….many decades later the excellent stories and acting still hold up—

60. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

57 Buzz Cagney “Just need Mr Ballz to put in an appearance now”

You rang?

Happy New Year, Buzz!

61. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

Happy days, Vults! Go Sooners! (whats with the name Sooners?)
A bit of success for your favourite sporting team is always most welcome.

As for a new Trek series I’m afraid I can’t agree with you. I think we need to wait another few years. Overkill nearly did the franchise in before. Leave ’em wanting more is the order of the day for me.

Jim, there was a programme on the BBC over the holidays called The First Men in the Moon. I think you’d enjoy that, if you can find it. And you Vults. Its a pretty slow burner but pleasantly distracting.

62. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

Hey Harry! Good to hear from you.
Hope you are well and Canada is all set for a great New Year?

63. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

Hey Buzz! Things are good! How goes it on your end? Hmmmm, sounds like something your proctologist would ask…

64. Phaser Guy - January 2, 2011

The next movie will be called Star Trek: The Reality Series.

65. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011

Hmmm……January 2…….my thirtieth birthday…….the big 3-0…..will this year be any different……nah….I’m still chatting to myself……………….sigh……………..(shakes head)…………hope Tom Cruise doesn’t get a part in Trek sequel……… I am rambling on like a crazy person……..oh well……

66. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

lol ‘funnily’ enough I did have an endoscopy a few weeks ago, and that was quite unpleasant enough for me. Going in the other end is very much something I hope to avoid!
Oh for McCoys clever unintrusive gadgets!
(happily the endoscopy found nothing untoward. But as I told the quack- it wasn’t for a lack of looking!)

67. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Red Dead Ryan! 30 is nothing my friend! You can do that standing on your head! ;-)

68. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011


Thanks Buzz! (Sniff!) Stand on my head? No….better not…..because I think I was dropped on my head a few times as a tot………always seem to hear something rattling around inside my head………….could be some loose screws!

69. boborci - January 2, 2011

50. Red Dead Ryan – January 1, 2011

In the words of the Roman statesman, Cato the Elder, “I would rather men ask why there are no statues of me than why there are.”


70. boborci - January 2, 2011

Oh, and of course — Happy New Year, friends!

71. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Funny, I just had one done as well back in early December! Not fun!

Even Sulu would scream, “OH, MY!”

Happy 30th, Ryan!

72. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Thanks, Bob! Hope you had a nice Christmas!

73. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


don’t know if you heard, but one of our beloved regulars here, BND, passed away last month. He had a heart condition and was only 37 years old. You might remember him, he had the pirate persona….always finished his posts with “Arrrrrrrrrrrr”. Great sense of humour. He is deeply missed.

74. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

Harry, did you go without the anaesthetic? I’m quite the proud little soldier as I did! Primarily because I wanted out of the Hospital just as fast as possible!
My bpm went barmy during the procedure and barely settled in the recovery room. I explained to them if you want my heart to calm down you need to discharge me- I have a quite serious White Coat Allergy.
Glady they took me at my word and let me go!

I hope your’s came up similarly clear to mine, Harry?

Bob called us friends! All round his later for beers and nachos!

75. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

#73 oh Harry. That is desperately sad. Too young.

76. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


This was my third colonoscopy in the past 15 years. The first two I didn’t get put out, and it was agony! I was ready to confess to crimes I never committed! This time I got put out (with the same drug that killed Michael Jackson). Didn’t feel a thing. Left an hour later. That’s the way to go.

75. Yes. Buzz, you should pop into Live Chat and you’ll see at the very top of the thread, Anthony was kind enough to dedicate the Chat room to BND (real name Del Trane). A touching gesture.

77. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011


Deep indeed! You sure do admire those old Romans! Though its good that you didn’t quote Nero. Heh heh!


Thanks Harry!

I think Sulu would consider such a procedure…well….a pleasure!

Proc Doc: Well, I thank you for putting up with the inconvience. I know its a pain in the ass for you…..

Sulu: It was….oh…my pleasure!

Proc Doc: Butt, of course…..

Sulu: Say, next time, is there anywhere I can park my car…..

Proc Doc: Yeah, there is ample parking available in the rear.

Sulu: OH MY!!

Proc Doc: OH GOD!!!

78. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

Wow, they let you go after just an hour? I take it you had someone with you? I just went in by myself and needed to drive 12 miles home hence the reason I elected to go without anaesthetic.
I can honestly say that while it was unpleasant it wasn’t as bad as I feared it would be. They took good care of me. The NHS isn’t the horrible shambles its sometimes portrayed to be on that side of the water.

I never think to pop in Live Chat so didn’t know about Naval Dude.
As you say, he will me missed.

79. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Sorry, got Del’s last name wrong. It’s Trame.

80. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

#77 LOL! Ok, who will be the first to tell Ryan that Sulu isn’t a shirt lifter? That would be the guy that plays him.

81. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

Buzz, it would be great if you posted in Chat once in a while. You’d be most welcome!

As to the procedure, I lied to the staff and said I had a ride home when I didn’t. When I left and got in my car I took a short rest before driving the 10 miles to home. Naughty, I know.

82. boborci - January 2, 2011

73. So sad… I do remember BSD. Arrrrrrr!

…thoughts with him and his family…

83. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Since I was born in Scotland, I can get away with this one:

Q: why do Scots men wear kilts?

A: it’s so the sheep don’t hear a zipper!

84. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

And to think it killed Michael Jackson and yet you drove home! You are built of sturdy stuff in those parts, Harry! :-D

I will get into Live Chat sometime for sure.

85. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Thanks, Bob. We regular posters in Live Chat were really close to our buddy, BND. I will post in there for them to look for your condolences here.

86. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011


You were born in Scotland?

87. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

#83 I was born in England so I think I probably shouldn’t laugh at that. They can be a bit touchy!

88. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011

When did you move to Canada Harry?

89. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

86. Yup, in a little town called Dunoon. We moved to Canada when I was 10 months old.


I’ll tell you, Buzz, it’s really powerful stuff. You don’t even feel yourself passing out or waking up! It’s like somebody turning off a light with YOU being the light!

90. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011


I had to get my appendix removed at age 7. When they put me under, I was out. Then I woke up hours later. Don’t remember how much time had passed, but it went by so quick. I didn’t dream. It’s like you said, Harry, off and then back on!

Appendicits was very, very painful. Felt like I was stabbed in the gut. I was hunched over for several days. I also had a fever, headaches and vomited a number of times. Good thing humans only have one appendix. :-)

91. Boborci - January 2, 2011

BND. Yes, have nice memories of hs thoughts and feelings here.

Blessings to him and his friends and family and so sorry to hear of this loss…

92. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Same with this stuff, Ryan. You don’t dream on it. Just total blackness. It really is a strange feeling. Took me a few days to get over the “experience’. I can’t even imagine why Jackson would have wanted to be put “out” nightly with this stuff!

93. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011


I heard that Michael Jackson had continuing pain from his Pepsi commercial accident when his scalp caught fire. Maybe the drug helped him but became addictive?

94. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Thanks, Bob. That is most kind of you.

95. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

I don’t think they use the same stuff over here, Harry. They told me I would just go a bit ‘out of it’ but would still be aware of things around me. I would even still have the gag reflex!
Which was when i thought ‘then why bother’! So I didn’t!

Appendicitis is agony. Not had it myself but have witnessed someone with it.

96. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

#93 i’d heard the same. Lets face it MJ was a bit of a strange case so who knows what was going on there. Definitely not a measure that any of us could be compared to.

97. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Maybe, but it would be a wild ride taking that knock-out drug every night. During the day you would walk around feeling quite disoriented! I don’t see how Michael Jackson would be able to function.

98. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


You want to talk about agony? I passed kidneystones in 1980 and again in 2000. Excruciating pain! You feel like you’ve been shot!

99. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

did he actually really function?
I feel weird the next day if I take 2 Night Nurse capsules!

100. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

Are we gona start comparing scars? :-D

101. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

Is this how you got the name Buzz? :>)

102. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011


Yeah. He was also allegedly verbally and physically abused by his dad. Plus he became famous at an early age. The glare of the spotlights on him were as bright as the sun. A lot of other child stars fell into the same trap unfortunately. Elvis Presley also slowly deteriorated and fell apart until his death.

Even today, a lot of kids are under way too much pressure. Their parents are living their dreams through them. Example: Michael Lohan with his daughter Lindsay. You’d have thought people would have learned some lessons, but I guess some things just don’t change.

103. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Nah, just making conversation.

104. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

#103 just as well as I don’t have any! Well, not physical one’s!

105. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011

Luckily, I never had kidney stones! Not my idea of getting my “rocks off”!

106. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

G’night, guys!

107. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011

See ya later!

108. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

Thats why I never think of Live Chat- its rare that we are on here at similar times. Damn that time difference!
Sleep well!

109. captain_neill - January 2, 2011

Happy birthday Red Dead Ryan

110. Jai - January 2, 2011

Happy New Year, Trekkers and Trekkerettes.

Bob Orci, some more quotes from the Roman era which you should enjoy. These are all by Seneca:

“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”

“The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.”

“Unjust dominion cannot be eternal.”

“To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.”

“Many things have fallen only to rise higher.”

“Life without the courage for death is slavery.”

“It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.”

“Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed loses its chance of wreaking vengeance.”

“Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.”

Plenty of stuff in there which is relevant to Star Trek, including possible themes for future movies. Think about it ;)

111. Janice - January 2, 2011

I’m a little late but—Happy New Year everyone!

Can’t wait to hear some ST sequel news. All I really want is for PIKE (Bruce Greenwood) to be there with a good role. That would make my 2011!!

112. DaveK69 - January 2, 2011

A year and a half to go!! The news should start flowing like flowing like Klingon blood wine now.

113. dmduncan - January 2, 2011

Oh man, so sorry about BND. I didn’t know.

114. star trackie - January 2, 2011

I didn’t know that that scallywag BND had passed. way too young. Loved his posts and humor. His presence on these pages were unique and always a fun read, and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

115. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 2, 2011

Yes, BND was one of a kind.

116. Denise de Arman - January 2, 2011

BND was the heart and soul of Chat where many of us go to be irreverent and let loose on the humor front. We never tired of reading his stories and vignettes. I think of him every day when I check Chat and mourn the fact that we will never see his intelligent/cock-eyed postings again. Many thanks to Anthony for posting a memorial to him on the Chat page.

117. dmduncan - January 2, 2011

If the same doesn’t happen to me before then, I’ll buy a ticket for BND and put a popcorn on the seat beside me at the Star Trek sequel.

118. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 2, 2011

Very thoughtful, dmduncan.

119. Charla - January 2, 2011

# 95 Hey, Buzz I bet your “bottom” dollar, (pardon the pun!) you were given Versed, a powerful amnesiac-sedative. Great stuff since after getting the Versed, you don’t care what is being done down there lol, and better yet you don’t remember much if anything of the procedure. (You must be monitored during the entire procedure for the side effects of this drug too, so no driving afterwards)

Diprovan, is probably what your are referring to # 98 Harry Ballz- a very very powerful drug indeed. Used it alot to keep people down after we intubated them during emergencies. Drops your pressure in a blink of an eye if your not diligent. Have to watch people closely with that one. (monitors, etc)

Also, Harry if you get the kidney stones back, (I hope you don’t but they do re-occur often times after you have them once) They should use the drug, Toradol. Works wonders for kidney stones. Toradol won’t make you slap happy which is nice.

Toradol with some Phenergan or Zofran for the nausea/vomiting often takes the pain completely away. (I prefer Zofran, less side effects and less harmful to the veins) These latter drugs will make you drowsy though that is ok when your in that much pain!

For good measure and any possible break through pain, a little touch of Morphine with the above can be added if needed. But most of the time, patients reported no pain what so ever after the Toradol/Phenergan or Zofran.

Anyway, had to put my 2 cents in on the meds, colonoscopy and the kidney stones- I would definately want the Versed for the scope!

120. Charla - January 2, 2011

That is so sweet and a great way to remember a friend, dmduncan , #117-

121. Chris Doohan - January 2, 2011

BND. May the wind always be at your back, laddie. Arrrrrrrr

122. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

dmduncan “I’ll buy a ticket for BND and put a popcorn on the seat beside me”

BND was such a powerful life force, I wouldn’t be surprised if, after the lights come up at the movie’s end, you find that most of that popcorn is now missing! :>)


Thank you, Charla! I appreciate the advice!

123. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

By the way, we keep referring to Del as BND, but a lot of you may remember him posting here as British Naval Dude.

124. Red Dead Ryan - January 2, 2011

It’s a shame that BND will not get the chance to see the sequel. But who knows, maybe in the afterlife he has the ability to float into a theatre and watch the movie…….for free and not get thrown out!



125. Jim Nightshade - January 2, 2011

Very sad to hear about BND…His posts were always fun to read…original too….Also my condol. to family….

Us old people that git colonoscopy….Ive had one…they used something I remember before the procedure being in the cold room with monitors then next thing i remember being wheeled away saying everything went fine…they did tell me I wouldnt lose consciousness but I probably wouldnt remember it and they were right heeheh

If u dont remember it it is as good as being knocked out i guess hahah

126. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

Jim, as I wrote, I’ve had it done twice before without being put out and….IT WAS PAINFUL! Yowza, you’d think the Chrysler Building was being shoved up there! From now on, PUT ME OUT!

127. MJ - January 2, 2011

@126 Oh dude, my sympathies to you!!!

128. Spockanella - January 2, 2011

For the folks who would like to be able to put a face to the BND persona, here is the obit. We got in touch with his mom and she wrote us a lovely letter. BND was fond of trekmovie and spoke of us to his family. It’s quite touching. I miss him deeply.

Bob Orci and Chris Doohan: Thanks for your kind words. It would have meant a lot to Del.

129. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

Kidneystones, colonoscopies……oh, the pain, the pain! Okay, enough! I admit it! I was the second gunman on the grassy knoll!!

130. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

#119 No Charla, I can honestly say I’ve never been muddled around with in the buttox department. You need to speak to Harry about that. He seems to be getting his messed around with on a semi-regular basis now.
He says he doesn’t enjoy it. O……k. ;-)

I had an endoscopy, not a rear-endoscopy! Down the throat. Did you not think it a bit strange when I said i would still have a gag reflex if i had the anaesthetic? Lol

131. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011

130. “Harry…..says he doesn’t enjoy it”

why I oughtta…..WOO, WOO, WOO! :>)

Me? I have a “gag reflex” in response to most of the posts here!

Whatever gets you through the night…

132. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

Harry, just so long as you get a movie and a nice dinner out of it more power to you my friend!
These doctors can be cheap dates so don’t give it up for free bud. ;-)

133. MJ - January 2, 2011

@128, just went to the link — my goodness, he was in his prime. My sympathies to you and his family. God Bless You!!

134. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

I just folowed that link too. Its desperately sad.
Not been a lovely day- I collected my other half ay 7am from her job at the local hospital and she was in tears for a 5 year old child who had died in the night. Its been a grotty day really so thanks for the laughs we’ve still managed to have.
I’m sure BND would approve of that.

135. Vultan - January 2, 2011

Hey Buzz, to answer your question (if you still remember it way up there at #61), the Sooners are named after settlers who crossed into the territory at night and claimed land before the official (and legal) “land run.” So, essentially we’re named after a bunch of cheaters… but we like to say it’s always better to get there sooner than later. ;D

136. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

Yes I was so intrigued I went and looked it up, Vults.
I think thats a great nickname! Brilliant.
Did you get to the game or was it a night in in front of the tv?

137. Vultan - January 2, 2011

No, I haven’t been to a game in about 15 years (back when they had a lousy coach). I watched it on TV. But I must say it was really a mismatched game. I mean, I didn’t even know they had college football in Connecticut! For some reason that’s always seemed more of an arts-and-crafts, take-your-poodle-to-work-with-you kind of state. :-)

138. Charla - January 2, 2011

Buzz #130- OOPS!! LOL Yes I see where you had a endoscopy instead of a colonoscopy! My bad! *blushing* :)

But I do have to say that I am truly AMAZED you could handle that without any sedatives!! You da’ man for sure! I would like to say that I would try that because I don’t like anything that alters my ability to control myself, but there is NO possible way I could do that.

We did those occassionally at the bedside in the ER. Not a fun procedure with the meds let alone without them – Kudos to you!

Same for you Harry, you said you had the colonoscopy twice without meds?? That makes me cringe just thinking about that!! And not even a dinner afterwards?? That is the worst!! heehee

Really though, you both sound tough as nails- haven’t seen many people who can tolerate the procedures you two have had without something~

139. MJ - January 2, 2011

@138. OK, change of topic now on this…please…this is getting really hard to think about without getting cringe pains myself in certain places.

140. Vultan - January 2, 2011


What, are you from Connecticut or something? Or is it hard to wrap your head around a Star Trek fan also being a football fan?

Strange, I know… but at least I’m not into tractor pulls… yet. ;)

141. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2011


Oh, I’m not tough, Charla! That’s why I describe it as EXCRUCIATING!

As for Buzz, and where the nozzle was stuck, hey, maybe the doctor meant to give him a colonoscopy, looked at both ends and couldn’t tell the difference! :>)

142. MJ - January 2, 2011


All who are posting on this thread — please continue posting to the article thread below (this article is 3 articles below this was, and was place on December 17th), as we are now approaching 800 posts and hope to get to 1000 by Tuesday.

DECEMBER 17TH: Sci-Fi Movies Friday: Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Gravity, TRON: Legacy, Paul, POTC 4, Spider-Man Musical + more [UPDATE] .

143. Vultan - January 2, 2011

Oops! No, I was not talking to myself. That was intended for MJ, but now I see he was talking to Charla…. never mind… never mind. :0

144. AJ - January 2, 2011

It’s nice to see BND get a “top brass send-off” from Messrs. Orci and Doohan.

He was a true devotee of “Wrath of Khan” (apparently his older brother had it on auto-play in the VCR forever when he was a kid), and truly enjoyed finding the humor in Star Trek and, especially, the wider (real) world. I like many others, wish I had had the chance to meet him. I’ll smuggle a bottle of cheap gin (now with 94.4% pee!) into ST2012 in his honor. Arrrrrrrr!

145. Charla - January 2, 2011

# 138 Harry, – ROFL !!

# 139 MJ Ok, your right, this is a board about STAR TREK!! :D Laughing about you cringing in “certain places”—- I hear you!

I do wish the medical scientists would come up with something better than some of the barbaric procedures they do now~ wish they could implement some of Trek’s less invasive tests and interventions. Maybe one day-

146. Buzz Cagney - January 2, 2011

to #144 etc Does anybody know why he called himself British Naval Dude?

#141 Harry, you should see the confusion at the dentist!
No, no hero me, Charla. Quite the opposite. I just wanted out of the place at the earliest opportunity!.

#137 Vults, perhaps Connecticut will challenge you to a revenge Embroidery challenge on their homeground?. That should make thrilling tv! About as exciting as cricket!

147. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 3, 2011

Ah, but you left one midieval procedure out. I was fortunate to have my bladder scoped without the afore mentioned pain-killers. Felt like a Nikkon 35mm was shoved up there complete with flashbulb. Had the kidney stones as well. I’ll take the stones!

148. Harry Ballz - January 3, 2011

“Ill take the stones!”

Really? I prefer the Beatles myself!

149. P Technobabble - January 3, 2011

Ditto, Harry.

I like the Stones, but I’ll never get over the Fab 4.

150. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 3, 2011

More of a Who/Beatles person myself. I was just wondering who’d take the bait. I didn’t have to wonder long.

151. Vultan - January 3, 2011


Ah yes, Buzz, and let’s not forget great embroidery matches of the 1980 Olympics. The Soviet team was all thumbs. :D

152. Vultan - January 3, 2011

Correction: THE great

153. Captain Tuvok - January 3, 2011

Its official everybody on this site needs to get a friggin life. Every little morsel about this sequal being reported is nonsense.

154. Harry Ballz - January 3, 2011



glad I could come down to your expectations!

155. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 3, 2011

Correction, It’s official:

And yet, here you are..

156. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 3, 2011

The usual suspects, Harry. The usual suspects.

Truth be known: I would have been disappointed if you two hadn’t taken the bait.

157. Phaser Guy - January 3, 2011

The sad fact is we won’t get real news on the movie until NEXT Jan.

158. "Check the Circuit!" - January 3, 2011

BND has passed? :_(

I never met him, but I thought he was one of the funniest contributors here and he seemed like a welcoming friend. Just so shocked and saddened.

Thoughts and prayers to his family.

159. Charla - January 3, 2011

#147 I worked late today so I just now am getting to read your post- All I have to say is why oh WHY? LOL

But anyone reading these posts would have to admit there are some manly men here! You all do a Trekker/Trekkie PROUD!!! :D

160. Gene L. Coon was a U. S. Marine. Stand at ease. - January 3, 2011

Wow. I don’t check in as often as I like to. Very sad news about BND.

Fair winds and following seas…

161. Harry Ballz - January 3, 2011


Yes, it was a terrible shock to all of us who frequent this site. Some of you may want to click on “live chat” to read a number of nice comments posted there about BND.

162. Buzz Cagney - January 3, 2011

#157 I hope to do my very best to avoid as much news as possible even then.
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve gone into a Trek movie wishing I knew less about what was going to happen!.

163. Buzz Cagney - January 3, 2011

#151 LOL.
Vults, you are seriously out of practise on here mister. You are quoting all the wrong posts!
Me thinks you’ve been overdoing the Sooners win celebrations! ;-)

164. Buzz Cagney - January 3, 2011

I don’t know if you guys will be able to find the BBC show ‘Stargazing Live’ in your part of the world, but they did a debunking the movies bit and covered Trek a little. They reckon Warp speed won’t be possible!.
Its like they haven’t seen the bloody show- cos it so clearly is possible!
Still, an interesting show. Plenty of real astronomy too. ;-)

165. P Technobabble - January 4, 2011

162. Buzz

“I’ve lost count of the times I’ve gone into a Trek movie wishing I knew less about what was going to happen!.”

Ain’t it the truth? I remember reading the novelizations of Treks II – IV BEFORE the movies were released. Then I felt utter disappointment going into the theater cos I already knew the movies pretty well. Seeing the films were different than reading them, but I knew all the important stuff. What an impatient, addicted fool I was. But I have since gone to counseling and never read any more novelizations until after I saw the movie. So, I am quite glad there isn’t too much “spoiler” stuff here at Trekmovie. Sometimes no news IS good news.

166. P Technobabble - January 4, 2011


I think I should have said “Seeing the films WAS different than…”
I do aim to be proper.

167. rogerachong - January 4, 2011

Hey it has been announced that Olivia Wilde starring in Tron: Legacy will be teaming up with Chris Pine as his girlfriend in Alex and Bob’s “Welcome To People”. That would truly be a great hottie for the next Star Trek film guys. She also acts in the drama “House” with Kirk’s new mom. Also in “Cowboys and Aliens” as well from those two busy guys. Hey Bob how can you go to work each day surrounded by so much hotness and still get any work done is beyond me.

168. John from Cincinnati - January 4, 2011

1. Best rock band of all-time hands down, not even debatable – The Beatles

2. Will Chris Pine’s Capt. Kirk be making inappropriate videos onboard the USS Enterprise in the next movie?

3. Why are conservatives so stupid?

4. The birds are falling! The birds are falling! The bible thumpers will think it’s the end of the world. BWAHAHAHA LOL LMAO!

169. Craiger - January 4, 2011

Are they just going to just make Trek movies and no series? I think a new Trek TV series would be to expensive for TV. If so this site may not be worth coming to anymore I have a movie news blog to go to for movie news. This doesn’t have sny Trek news for days. Maybe Trekmovie and Trekweb should merge?

170. Phaser Guy - January 4, 2011

Hey, remember reading those Trek fan magazines hyping up how great Insurrection and Nemesis were going to be? Oh, those were the days.

171. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 4, 2011

159 Charla. I like the Stones, but I think they began the long slide to midiocrity after Brian Jones passed away. Oh, I had the procedure done because I had blood in my urine and at the time I was a wildland firefighter. I guess firefighters have increased odds of bladder cancer.

172. keachick - January 4, 2011

“2. Will Chris Pine’s Capt. Kirk be making inappropriate videos onboard the USS Enterprise in the next movie?”

Now that question has sparked my curiosity. I wonder what it could mean.

If Olivia Wilde is as hot as many say, surely, the question should be addressed to Chris Pine more than to Bob. Perhaps this may be one of the reasons why Chris Pine was quoted as saying he was single, does not have a girlfriend and is not ready to settle down. Trying to be monogamous when constantly surrounded by such “hot distractions” could, for some men, be well nigh impossible. Poor guy! Not that he is necessarily sleeping with every actress. It is just that…well, so much to do, be and so little time. Most worthwhile, longtime relationships require time, effort and commitment, things he may not always be able to give…

OK, end of the pop psychology/philosophising etc. Resume normal transmission.

173. losira - January 4, 2011

its amazing how these hoaxes can spring up and often take on a life of its own. Craigs list is a strong indicater, or red flag. that something, smells at Utopia Plenicia.LOL

174. Battle-scarred Galactica - January 4, 2011

Having worked in the NHS in Norwich for many years and then moving on to teaching in Dunedins NZ public hospital, it has been very enlightening hearing the joys of Harry and Buzz’s intrusions. I commend you both.
It is a shame though, that you are not always knocked out for these tragic events in the UK. Propofol can work wonders!

My thoughts go to BND’s family – working in mainly cardiology I have seen all too often how these tragedies affect the families and friends.
He shall be forever remembered here on Trekmovie.

I had no idea that there was a live chat site. would someone give me the details?

Keep on trekkin’ people.


175. Battle-scarred Galactica - January 4, 2011

Oh yeah, and welcome back AP.
I knew you were alive really.
How was the agoniser booth?

Hippy New Ears to all you chaps at Trekmovie and keep the updates coming.

176. MJ - January 4, 2011

@174. You from Omaha, NE? Your names reminds me of a fan group there back in the early 80’s?

177. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 4, 2011

174 Just head on up to the tab on top of the page. Once there you can simply post, or if prefer, you can chat live if anyone else is in the room at that time. Warning: It’s a spunky crowd in there, and they’ve earned there designation, 69 Forward. Though since our comrade has fallen, its been a little more subdued.

178. NC Trekker - January 4, 2011

Any word on novels based on the new Trek universe? I thought there would be at least a couple out by now. They shouldn’t have to wait for another movie.

179. Battle-scarred Galactica - January 4, 2011

@ 176

Nah, mate. I’m a good old Norfolk boy from ol’ England.
Now living in Dunedin New Zealand.
I have been a fan since way before the 80’s though.
Never been to Omaha though it sounds nice…

@ 177

Thanks for the directions. Will try to make it there soon.
The “spunky” crowd sounds slightly worrying! will I need a so’ wester?
May the Dude be always remembered…AAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

180. Battle-scarred Sciatica - January 4, 2011

@ 176

i have just realised where the confusion may well lie.

I have just been watching some BSG and have put my name as “Battle-scarred Galatica” on this post.

I am in fact “Battle-scarred Sciatica”.

It had been so long since I last posted due to the lack of news that I had actually forgotten what my name is.

Shit! I’m confusing myself now…..

181. Gene L. Coon was a U. S. Marine. Stand at ease. - January 4, 2011

Hey. Never tried to visit over here.


182. Gene L. Coon was a U. S. Marine. Stand at ease. - January 4, 2011

Jeez, I am dumb.

Thought I was in the live chat thingy.

As you were…

183. Harry Ballz - January 4, 2011

174. BSG

Thanks for the kind words, BSG! You lived in Norwich? Did you ever visit a Games+Hobbies store there? My late uncle, Michael McKeown, owned it for many years!

184. keachick - January 4, 2011

“Shit! I’m confusing myself now…..”

Yes, Battle-scarred Sciatica, that’s what come from living on the Mainland…:)

I live in Auckland which means he can happily ignore me because I’m a JAFA…;)

I do remember the British Naval Dude posting here sometimes. I am also sorry to read here about his sudden death, which actually happened more than three months ago (9/26/10). Just goes to show that we can’t take anything for granted. RIP BND!

185. MJ - January 4, 2011

@814. Heading to your south Island AGAIN this March. Can’t get enough of your fine country. Doing the 3-day Routeburn Trek hike on this trip.

186. MJ - January 4, 2011

@179. Might be driving through Dunedin in March !!!

187. AJ - January 4, 2011

174: Battle-scarred Galactica:

BND’s condition was congenital, apparently requiring surgery immediately after his birth to correct a problem with the major blood vessels of the heart. The condition is nearly 100% fatal left untreated, and we learned only after the fact that BND, at 37, having had 2 more surgeries at different points in his life afterward, was really living on borrowed time. He never said a word about it in the talkbacks. What a rough thing to live with.

188. Spock's Uncle - January 5, 2011


We love hearing from you! Happy New Year… now stop perusing this website and get back to that script!


189. keachick - January 5, 2011

#185 MJ – “@814″ wrong thread…:) The last I looked they were at no. 1051 but the figure is probably higher now.

I am pleased you like the South Island. I’ve never managed to get back there to have a good look around since I was a kid, but I do remember the scenery and colour. A lot of people from your ways think that the photos of New Zealand have been coloured up, but it’s not true. The colour is real and vibrant. Auckland is pretty good too, you know. I love the Waitakere Ranges – virgin and regenerating native NZ rainforest (colloq. “the bush”). Then there’s… better stop now, could go on
At this rate, I really should put in an invoice for payment by the NZ Tourist Board… Then again, a few weeks back, somebody referred to me as being Chris Pine’s publicist (not on this site). So, why am I so poor?

Anyway, MJ, have a lovely in our “land of the long white cloud”. And you know, all you other folks are more than welcome to make a visit down my ways as well…

I have a Star Trek story outline where Pine/Kirk spends some time down in 23rd century NZ and these islands are looking better than ever!!!

190. Battle-scarred Sciatica - January 5, 2011

@186 MJ
Hey mate, you will have to keep me posted closer to the date.
if you need a place to put down your head my family and I are always willing to oblige.
If you wanna meet up for a beer I take you to a good Scottish-type pub.

@183 Ballzy
are you referring to the great little shop that was on Elm hill? If so, it was the first shop of it’s kind in Norwich and i used to go in quite frequently.
Elm hill was famous for being the street used in the Monty Python sketch about Beethoven and John Cleese cycled down it.
There is also the games shop that is on Magdalen St. It could be that one.
There were a couple of others too.
I kind of frequented them all as young ‘un (and not so young ‘un!)

I cannot believe that there is a little link between the Ballzmeister and myself (tenuous link to say the least).
You have made my day, me ol’ cobber!

191. Harry Ballz - January 5, 2011


BSS, we have a connection! My uncle’s (Michael McKeown) shop is The Games Room at 29A Elm Hill, Norwich!! He passed away a good number of years ago, but the place belongs to my cousin, Duncan McKeown! As far as I know he still runs the place! I haven’t seen Duncan in many years and will have to visit one of these days. Small world, eh?

192. MJ - January 5, 2011

@190. Thanks mate — you guys in NZ are awesome. If our schedule works out, I will let you know ahead of time and we can meet for that beer!!!

193. MJ - January 5, 2011

@191 “Duncan McKeown”

Cool, the HIGHLANDER is your cousin!!!!!

Harry, are you an immortal as well…or just immoral? :-)

194. Harry Ballz - January 5, 2011


A little from column “a”, a little from column “b”!

MJ, I say that because I’ve been a slut forever! :>)

195. Chadwick - January 6, 2011

Ugh,……I need some news!!! Finish writing, I am demanding the completion of artistic creation and finish the script. Paramount say yes, and lets go lol.

no no, is ok, I am waiting with bated breath…

196. keachick - January 6, 2011

Well, I’m not sure that there is any reason for Bob Orci to not be hard at work honing the Star Trek sequel script and for it to be given the green light this month by those men in suits and *ties (here’s hoping those ties do not cut off too much good blood supply to their heads and hearts). Fingers crossed.

However, for his writing mate, Alex Kurtzman – it is a different story and rather exciting for him too. His story, Welcome to People is said to be in its pre-production phase and filming is to start very soon. Alex Kurtzman will be directing his first full length movie of his own original story. Just got to be so scary, but also so cool and exciting for him as well. I think he already knows some of the cast – Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde. I don’t know if or who they have cast as the 12 year old son though.

Anyway, my very best wishes to Alex Kurtzman as first time movie director. Also to the cast and crew of Welcome to People as well.

* got a thing about ties – can’t stand them.

197. Harry Ballz - January 6, 2011

How about family ties?

198. Battle-scarred Sciatica - January 6, 2011

Ballzy, my friend, it is indeed a small world but I wouldn’t want to paint it!
What a small but wonderful connection to the Durance flan-cub I have.
It gladdens my heart.

MJ, I look forward to that beer!
I shall just have to make more frequent visits to that pub to make sure the beer is up to scratch before March.

Trek fans uniting across the world. You got to love that!

199. keachick - January 6, 2011

Most NZers like their beer cold. Is it the same in the States or Canada? I think the English like their beer warm.
However, to quote CP (as Brian in Carriers) “Ugh! Warm beer! Tastes like piss!” I often wonder how someone would know that…

Actually, these kinds of posts should be put on the other thread to bring the total number up to at least 1500.

#197 Most family ties are OK, but a couple are a bit of a pain…

200. Harry Ballz - January 6, 2011

Here’s a good title for the XXX movie:

For My Third Leg Is Hollow And I Have Touched Your Thigh

201. Harry Ballz - January 6, 2011


Damn! Wrong thread!!

202. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 7, 2011

Knew a girl from Poland a few years back who would ask the bartender to microwave her beer. True story.

203. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2011

Maybe it was code for “please heat my suds!”?

204. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 9, 2011

Perhaps, but it couldn’t last. I couldn’t let it.

205. Harry Ballz - January 9, 2011

So, you’re suggesting that this girl liked to smoke the Pole? :>)

206. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 9, 2011

i like my beer cold!

207. Harry Ballz - January 9, 2011

Did she ever ask, “how about a little head with your beer?”

208. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - January 10, 2011

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