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1. Phil - December 30, 2015

New chat! And yes, Peters is (deservedly) getting his pecker slapped.

2. Steve - January 2, 2016

When will the USPS make available the new (4) Star Trek stamps?

3. 'Beach - January 4, 2016

Damn.

Chat Room is back to it’s black-walls-gold-grid look again.

Oh well. time to fill it up again!

Greetings to the crowd, old and new…

4. Harry Ballz - January 4, 2016

Ah, a turn of the page, a new beginning.

5. Aurore - January 4, 2016

“Ah, a turn of the page, a new beginning.”

__________________

A new year, a new beginning.

…Happy New Year, everyone!

6. CmdrR - January 4, 2016

OK, the maid did a lousy job again. Red velour undies and empty Saurian Brandy bottles everywhere!

7. AJ - January 4, 2016

What the devil…?

8. Silvereyes - January 4, 2016

Just saw Star Wars in London… Yes, THAT scene… JJ does seem to like doing things like that. The overwhelming feeling I have is that, despite the many similarities with A New Hope, it’s true what they say; You can’t go home again.

Nice to hear back from you ‘Beach. Hope all is well!

9. Kayla Iacovino - January 4, 2016

Sorry guys, I had to reset the chat! The old one was getting pretty bogged down. Now you won’t have to scroll so far down every time you come here. To be fair, I had this new page up for several days and gave 2 or 3 warnings on the old chat page. Still, sorry the reset removes the most recent posts :(

10. Harry Ballz - January 4, 2016

Kayla, you are so brilliant and talented (and gorgeous), how could we be mad at you? :>)

11. Emperor Mike of the Terran Empire - January 4, 2016

WOW!. Sure is Clean in here. Not a Durance to be found.

12. Emperor Mike of the Terran Empire - January 4, 2016

Kayla. You are the best.

13. Harry Ballz - January 4, 2016

Emperor Mike, you know Durance would never fit in anything this small.

I’m not saying she’s heavy, but the last time Durance laid out to do a little sunbathing (while wearing a “Malcolm X” t-shirt), a helicopter tried to land on her!

14. Aurore - January 5, 2016

@ 7. AJ – January 4, 2016

“What the devil…?”

_____________

….And, now, do the happy dance!

:)

15. CmdrR - January 5, 2016

Saw “In the Heart of the Sea.”
Despite the drubbing it took from critics, I found it an enjoyable flick with whales in it. I really, really, really don’t need to see films that find new cg ways to level cities and blow up planets. I like storytelling. I’m not saying this is a great film; it’s not, and the book is much, much better. On the whole, thought, it’s not at all bad and it’s very pretty to watch. George Kirk is still the first officer. Caitlyn Stark amazingly doesn’t attend any weddings, red or any other color. The Pequod — urm, Essex — gets a lot of screen time. Check it out if you’re ready for a break from SW7 rewatchings.

Also watched the entire first season of Ash vs. Evil Dead. It’s exactly what you hope/fear, depending on your love for this franchise. Bruce Campbell is fun, Xena is sexy, the blood is piped in to be spilled by the mega-gallon. Don’t get too fond of any of the minor characters; just sayin’.

16. CmdrR - January 5, 2016

I actually kept my promise to myself and divorced American Horror Story.

I have been watching The Walking Dead and wish it would just end. There seriously is not point to its blood-porn approach. Note: I liked Ash vs. Evil Dead — or its sense of humor and self-deprecation. TWD has NOTHING left in its tanks. NOTHING.

17. Harry Ballz - January 5, 2016

@15

Chris Hemsworth is such a shitty actor he makes
Durance look like Cate friggin’ Blanchett!!

18. Emperor Mike of the Terran Empire - January 5, 2016

Actually Harry. more like Cate Jenner. Lol.

19. Phil - January 6, 2016

It looks like Shatner is confirming what a lot of people know – he’s not revisiting JTK in STB.

20. Harry Ballz - January 6, 2016

@18

Ooooh, good one, EM! :>)

21. Disinvited - January 6, 2016

Rainy, earthshaking day in SoCal so a perfect day to seE a movie and I saw THE FORCE AWAKENS.

I found it an interesting odd bird of a franchise movie. It very much played as a Finn movie given his part of the story was the only one that went through a complete arc.

I liked Finn and his tale. I was little put off that they made him a sanitation engineer given all the other WW II allegories scattered throughout the franchise, that one should have stayed there in that war. I might have bought the battle armor and helmet if the job had been upgraded to the modern Hazardous Materials Management. For the life of me, I can’t fathom why a “sanitation engineer” would need battle armor and a blaster?

The Skywalker saga which I have come to expect to be the thread that connects all the main sequence STAR WARS franchise tales together almost seems grafted on to Flynn’s story just to ensure that the seats would be filled for it. But I have to admit it was a skillful graft as opposed an obnoxious one.

I definitely enjoyed this more than the prequels. More later.

22. Marja - January 7, 2016

21 Dis, but remember, if it was gaseous HazMat, he’d be in danger because the armor doesn’t screen out toxins! (Seriously, JJ??)

I wondered for a moment if making Finn a sanitation engineer was a sort of racist joke (Ohhh, JJ, please be better than that) or more of a joke harking back to ANH when Han, Leia and co. were trapped in the trash compactor. You’d think protections against HazMat would be required, what with all the mdern materials and their outgassing and so on.

I admit I was very puzzled that they’d send a sanitation engineer in to raze a town with the other Stormtroopers, but I can retcon it to “he was a Stormtrooper who was on punishment detail for some time because of his inadequate performance in doing a ‘proper’ Stormtrooper job, like killing innocent folk.”

23. Marja - January 7, 2016

Hot diggity, Kayla! First time in a LONG time I haven’t had to use the “jump to bottom” button in Chat!

Thanks but with regret that all our smartypants ripostes for vintage 2015 are Lost to Time …

24. Phil - January 7, 2016

@22. Nah, I suspect you may be overthinking the sanitation engineer job title. The movie didn’t give us a ton of exposition on all the details of operational life in the First Order – we did see a lot of infrastructure, so it’s not hard to know that there are all sorts of support jobs to the fighting force. It’s inferred that FOST’s are brainwashed for their jobs. I’d also assume, like all other fighting forces, if the Marine Corp cooks come under fire, they pick up their rifles and shoot back. No idea how Finn came to be a Stormtrooper, but obviously the FO needed troops. Perhaps that explains why Finn’s conditioning didn’t take – if he wasn’t Trooper material to begin with. Their need for bodies forced them to lower their standards, to the point where their attempt to brainwash away Finns’ conscience might have met their training standards, but it ultimately failed, which is why he bolted and ran. Either way, it there is enough story that we can retcon it a couple of different ways that are plausible, and consistent with the continuity of the film.

25. Craiger - January 7, 2016

They renewed Durance’s Saving Hope for a 13 Episode Season 4.

http://tvline.com/2016/01/06/izombie-enrico-colantoni-season-2-cast/

26. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2016

@25

Is there no justice in this world, Craiger?

27. CmdrR - January 7, 2016

I thought Finn being a sanitation dude was just there to set up Han’s joke about tossing Capt Phasma in a compactor. Or maybe Finn was supposed to bring to mind the Black cook who shot down a zero during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The bit about the ST masks not filtering out toxins is JJ being too lazy to think through a situation. He just wanted to get Finn, Rey, and BB-8 out of sight long enough for Han to make his entrance. LOTS of plot holes. JJ is crying all over his mountain of cash.

28. Marja - January 7, 2016

28 CmdrR, you said it. A little sad that now he’s Hollywood’s dahlink and can make whatever movies he wants. If only he could be seasoned under Spielberg.

Also how’d you do in the fan writing contest? ??

29. Disinvited - January 8, 2016

#27. CmdrR – January 7, 2016

FWIW the history:

http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/11-4/chapter6.htm

“In September 1941 the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War, William H. Hastie, after ten months of “observation, discussion, and action in the War Department and in the field,” produced an “overall description of what is happening to the Negro in the Army” and suggested corrective measures. …

He [Hastie] criticized the continued increase of Negroes in the Quartermaster Corps “in which dispersion of small units is most extreme”; the provision of 11 percent Negroes in the Medical Corps, “practically all of them in Sanitary Companies” with “no white Sanitary Companies whatever”; and the concentration of Negroes in engineer general service regiments and in “scattered” ammunition companies. …”

Also Sanitation was the responsibility of the Army Corps of Engineers and not the Medical Corps.

30. CmdrR - January 8, 2016

Marja – It’s entered. That’s the main thing. The judging is sometime in March. Working on another ss for fun, non-Trek this time.

31. Disinvited - January 9, 2016

# 24. Phil – January 7, 2016

” if the Marine Corp cooks come under fire, they pick up their rifles and shoot back. No idea how Finn came to be a Stormtrooper, but obviously the FO needed troops. Perhaps that explains why Finn’s conditioning didn’t take – if he wasn’t Trooper material to begin with. Their need for bodies forced them to lower their standards…” – Phil

You do realize that implying an equivalency to a cook is in no way distancing this from the WW II US military’s entrenched racism that assigned many overqualified black soldiers to these menial duties which was my concern for this allegory being in the movie [blindly or otherwise] in the first place? Again, “lowering the standards” to get the only clearly shown black trooper in, was also a common baseless rant about there being black soldiers in the military back then too.

32. Emperor Mike of the Terran Empire - January 9, 2016

Looks like Durance has a New with of $2.5 Million. Lol.
http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/celeb/actress/erica-durance-net-worth/

33. Harry Ballz - January 10, 2016

@32

Emperor Mike, you task me…….you’re like a dog with a bone, or maybe you have a bone for that dog?

All I can say is, “%#$@*&%#!!”

34. Emperor Mike of the Terran Empire - January 10, 2016

Now for todays Erica Durance Quote.

I’m learning to embrace who I am and what I look like.
Erica Durance

35. Harry Ballz - January 10, 2016

David Bowie is dead at 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer. RIP.

36. CmdrR - January 11, 2016

Is there life on Mars?

RIP

37. Disinvited - January 12, 2016

# 36. CmdrR – January 11, 2016

” Is there life on Mars?” – CmdrR

Unknown, but I believe it may be possible that life which we categorize as extremophile my flourish there still.

Meanwhile, I question the life of the Hollywood Foreign Press that they confused THE MARTIAN with MY FAVORITE MARTIAN and gave it the Golden Globe for best motion picture comedy?

38. CmdrR - January 12, 2016

37 – Guess I shoulda gone with a line from Space Oddity…
Disinvited, your homework assignment is to YuzeToob “Bowie Life on Mars.”

39. Disinvited - January 12, 2016

#38. CmdrR – January 12, 2016

“Guess I shoulda gone with a line from Space Oddity…” — CmdrR

Nah, it’s not what you think. My 2015 to now year has just assaulted my personal life with the Grim Reaper visiting my “real” family far too much in its time span and my “sf” family too.

Intellectually, I knew I was entering this time of my life but I was just flailing about here trying to find some respite in some small measure from overreacting to the other half of a favorite holiday duet dying. It just brought back Bing’s death shortly after that airing too which I lived through also.

40. AJ - January 13, 2016

Apparently, this petition to God to cancel/reverse David Bowie’s death is gaining some steam.

https://www.change.org/p/god-say-no-to-david-bowie-dead

If it works, we can do the same for all our beloved deceased Star Trek actors as well…I mean, at least Nimoy…

41. Phil - January 13, 2016

Okay, if anyone wins the Powerball, you’ll need a good financial services advisor. Feel free to look me up, and keep the love in the Trekkie family…

I know, Maybe I’ll help you get a fan film made that won’t piss off the CBS/Paramount lawyers….

42. CmdrR - January 13, 2016

41 – … that WON’T piss off CBS/Paramount?
Well then, forget it.

43. CmdrR - January 14, 2016

RIP Alan Rickman

“By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Warvan, you shall be remembered!”

44. AJ - January 14, 2016

RIP Alan Rickman!

45. Disinvited - January 14, 2016

#43. CmdrR – January 14, 2016 , 44. AJ – January 14, 2016

What a thing to greet the morn.

“Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” — Alan Rickman

Truly, you changed ours, Alan. Goodbye, and peace.

46. Harry Ballz - January 14, 2016

Sad news.

RIP Alan Rickman.

So much for Galaxy Quest 2, which I had doubts about anyway.

47. Emperor Mike of the Terran Empire - January 14, 2016

RIP Alan Rickman. What a Great Actor and a Wonderful Human. You shall never be forgotten.

48. Marja - January 15, 2016

Damn what an awful few days.

First David Bowie, whose creativity and daring in the early ’70s opened a generation of gay boys and men to accept, and speak of, their identities. Who was kind to his fans. Whose music STILL rocks; it’s timeless. RIP David.

And now Alan Rickman. Incomparable acting talent, a silky baritone that could be sexy or threatening, and a great variety of roles. Unafraid of comedy (our beloved “Galaxy Quest”) or aching sincerity (“Sense and Sensibility”). Oddly, he too died of cancer at age 69. RIP Alan.

You gentlemen will be greatly missed.

“Planet Earth is blue ….”
—————- —————– —————– —————– —————– ———–
“…. and there’s nothing I can do”

Yes we’re getting to that age. Our celluloid heroes (and fan-crushes of our youth) are passing from this earthly existence and taking their place among the stars.

49. Marja - January 15, 2016

34 Emperor Mike, JAYSIS CHRIST for a minute there I thought you were saying

I look like. Erica Durance.

50. CmdrR - January 15, 2016

I’m continuing my pitch for “The Expanse.” This is “hard science” — well, as hard as you can get and maintain a dramatic presentation — with a good space opera vibe. Think Kim Stanley Robinson (although this series is based on its own book series). Here’s a decent review of the latest ep:

http://www.tvfanatic.com/2016/01/the-expanse-season-1-episode-6-review-rock-bottom/

You’ve got some great characters actors — Tyreese and Lane Pryce as heavies — and good dialogue to move things along. I think I most love the “little things.” There’s a moment where a dude in a spacesuit is bothered by some bug that’s crawled into his suit and onto his face. He takes a deep breath, opens his visor, and takes the bug off his face. In short, there are humans who are adapting slowly to that horrible environment. Cool stuff and lots of it. It’s a VERY immersive show.

Other review: The Shannara Chronicles. Real quick comment: I’ve seen it. It’s just too much LoTR, just like the very first book was. I’m not saying it’s bad. Visually, it’s gorgeous. But, it’s not its own creature, at least not yet. I watched the pilot, but it just did not hook me.

Good viewing, all!

51. Harry Ballz - January 15, 2016

@49 Marja “Emperor Mike..I thought you were saying I look like Erica Durance”

No, Marja, Emperor Mike would never be THAT insulting.

52. Craiger - January 15, 2016

Here is her latest movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36DQv6CY_6s

53. Emperor Mike of the Terran Empire - January 15, 2016

#49. Harry. I would never say that.
That was just a quote by the famous Durance.

54. Emperor Mike of the Terran Empire - January 15, 2016

Well. I just saw Star Trek Phase 2s The Holiest Thing.
All in all a good Episode. Acting was decent an the FX was pretty good. Story was ok. Though they do show us Kirk and Carol meeting for the first time.
All in all I give the Ep a 7 on a 10 scale.

55. Marja - January 17, 2016

51 Harry, 53, Emperor Mike, I forgot the quotes

For a second I thought you (Emperor Mike ) were saying,
“I LOOK LIKE ERICA DURANCE”

“Oh noes, poor Emperor Mike!” was my first thought …

We’re at the age when we are entitled to be silly ;-)

56. Harry Ballz - January 17, 2016

Marja, life is serious enough. Silly is best! :>)

By the way, I just binge-watched the Netflix series “River”, about a brilliant (but unbalanced) London detective. Superb.

57. Marja - January 18, 2016

Heh, Harry — if it wasn’t for TrekMovie, NETFLIX and mystery books, I could’ve accomplished so much more in the last two years … (sigh)

58. CmdrR - January 18, 2016

Reality. What’s the point?

Enjoy Trek, NETFLIX, and books!

59. Harry Ballz - January 18, 2016

Marja, have you ever read “Shibumi” by Trevanian? More of a thriller, but a great read.

60. CmdrR - January 19, 2016

54 – Emp. Just watched it. I left some comments. I won’t give them a total love n kisses response, because frankly they need to address some issues. On the whole, though, they do a fine fan-level production. I liked Mind Sifter better, but only because this ep ran heavy on looooooooong scenes where characters sit still and talk about their feelings. I mean loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong scenes like that. The actress playing Carol never really won me over, either. I just didn’t see what Kirk saw in her over say Edith of Mirimani. Not really sure why he’s carrying his mother’s wedding ring around on missions, either. Or how Carol knows she’s got a tennis sweater in her belly after only three days.

But… it’s a good time at the puter, and that’s what matters.

I really liked the trailer for the next ep, with Richard Hatch as a baddie.

61. CmdrR - January 20, 2016

Planet Nine from Outer Space!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/new-evidence-suggests-a-ninth-planet-lurking-at-the-edge-of-the-solar-system/ar-BBotNpO?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

62. AJ - January 20, 2016

I turned on the Holiest Thing, and ran screaming from the room after the first few words of dialog. Nosireebop. Not going there at all.

63. Marja - January 20, 2016

Harry, as long as there aren’t serial killers or alasher violence, I’ll give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion!

CmdrR, wouldn’t a 23rd century doc be able to test and based on chromosome counts be able to tell her what sex of tennis sweater it is? (My knowledge of parturition is not all that current.) Of xourse that begs the question, why would she go for a test. Maybe because she’d skipped her birth control shot. And slept with the most manly man in the galaxy. The most manly HUMAN man that is.

And let’s hope that planet lurker turns put to be an actual planet. I’m still irritated about Pluto!

64. AJ - January 20, 2016

Star Wars XIII gets the Bad Robot bump:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/01/20/next-star-wars-release-pushed-back.html

65. AJ - January 20, 2016

Sorry, I meant “VIII”, not “XIII”

66. Marja - January 22, 2016

64 AJ, LOL

Opposite of the Colbert Bump, that’s fer sure

67. CmdrR - January 22, 2016

Sorry, I meant “VIII”, not “XIII”

Don’t worry, AJ. They’ll be making SW movies until The Big Crunch makes the universe so small, SW fans can no longer get their huge butts into theatre seats.

68. AJ - January 24, 2016

I finally got around to seeing “Tomorrowland” last night, and it really sucked. Not only does it spend way too much time setting itself up, but they cram in a romantic angle between George Clooney’s character and a permanently 12-year old girl android whom he crushed on as a boy, and can’t seem to let go of as a crusty middle-aged man. her death scene adds what seems like 30 extra minutes to the denouement of the film (which lasts 2 hours, 20 minutes).

I wasn’t surprised to see Damon Lindelof’s name attached to it; after all, he is the master of unsimplifying basically decent, workable plots with extra garbage no one needs (STID!)

In the end, the film is “messagey,” but it all gets lost in huge plot holes (why can’t the female lead’s dad, an active NASA engineer, get a new job once Cape Canaveral closes down? Is he an idiot?) and silly/unamusing set pieces (How many “Star Wars” references can we cram into a 5 minute scene?). And then, add in Clooney’s bizarre unrequited puppy love, and it boils down to 2+ wasted hours closer to death.

69. CmdrR - January 25, 2016

Tomorrowland was a hot mess.
Seek out World of Tomorrow. 16 minutes, stick figures, and more laughs and brain chow than The Compleat Lindelof.

70. Harry Ballz - January 25, 2016

I turned Tomorrowland off after 20 minutes. Unwatchable.

71. AJ - January 25, 2016

Now this is news:

50th Anniversary convention in NYC.- where it all started!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-trek-get-50th-anniversary-859043

72. Marja - January 26, 2016

68 AJ, To be fair, the girl’s an adolescent. Maybe she wants to stay in FL, doesn’t know if her dad even has job prospects (NASA has had huge reductions in funding), blah blah blah.

That said, the movie was blah as well. Although I did enjoy feasting eyes on George Clooney. Shallow, I know ;-)

73. Harry Ballz - January 26, 2016

I turned Mad Max:Fury Road off after 30 minutes. Unwatchable.

74. CmdrR - January 26, 2016

73 – Harry Curmudgeon Ballz, Mad Max: Fury Road was the best film of last summer. Sorry you don’t like Charlize Theron… or loud cars… or action that actually makes sense in a movie… or movies…

You’ll probably hate Everest as well, since it’s a good movie, too.

75. AJ - January 27, 2016

Harry, I am a long-term Mad Max fan, and I was delighted by Fury Road.

I also thought the film was stunning to watch.

It’s not a standard actioner, for sure, but the Mad Max series invented most of the post-apocalyptic generalities we now take for granted in genre films, and George Miller had to push the envelope again.

I still think the first Mad Max is untouchable, and it was done on a shoestring. This one was lush, detailed, and incredibly well-acted, and you should give it another go.

Save your vitriol for inevitable suckage of Batman V Superman!

76. Harry Ballz - January 27, 2016

AJ, I gave it 30 minutes and all I saw was mindless action with no character development or storyline worth talking about.

Visually stunning, but I didn’t give a shit about what I was watching.

77. Marja - January 28, 2016

76 Harry, when I saw the preview there was a guy depicted playing a guitar while strapped to the front of a truck. WHUT.

I heard there was a feminist depiction of Sharon Stone’s character trying to rescue the harem of some cruel ba—-d — but the sexist trope of a harem countered that …

Not to mention Tom Hardy, an actor I cannot stand, no matter what the trope. In defiance of the critics, I stayed home.

78. CmdrR - January 28, 2016

Right there with you on Tom Hardy (who I will always remember as the forgettable Shinzon) — but, at least they kept him gagged during most of the movie. Beyond that, I really like MM:FR. I thought it managed to show action without insulting me.

Anyhoo…

79. Harry Ballz - January 28, 2016

Hey, whatever floats your boat.

I agree with both of you regarding Tom Hardy. He is highly overrated as an actor.

80. Phil - January 28, 2016

Yeah, I’m not feeling much about B vs.S at this point. I’m suspecting that this is the year that a couple of these CGI driven superhero epics crash hard.

81. AJ - January 28, 2016

Hardy hardly ‘acts’ in the thing.

In the best Mad Max Mel Gibson tradition, he just kind of sneers and emotes in the background, and leaves everyone at the end with their problems solved so he can go off onto his next adventure or just die of exposure in the post-apocalypse wasteland.

I went into it as a fan of the series. I even watched “Thunderdome” again beforehand, which is the worst of the originals, yet made the most money. In my case, Fury Road was a winner.

82. Marja - January 30, 2016

You know, I’d love to know you folks’ s favorite movies.

Okay besides “Casablanca”.

83. Marja - January 30, 2016

Books, too.

Though I’m hard-pressed to choose a favorite it’s somewhere around Austen’s “Persuasion,” O’Brian’s “Post Captain” (Aubrey-Maturin 2nd book), and Clavell’s “Shogun.”

84. Marja - January 30, 2016

And Chandler’s “Lady in the Lake.”

85. CmdrR - January 30, 2016

OK, once again this chat ate my homework.

So, forgive me if this is a repeat. Anyhoo…

Books: Almost any novel by Umberto Eco or any Culture novel by Iain M. Banks… “We, The Drowned” by Carsten Jensen… “Unbound” by Dean King… “The Terror” by Dan Simmons… lots more…

Movies: “World of Tomorrow,” “Ex Machina,” “Brotherhood of the Wolf,” “Crimson Peak,” & “Kon Tiki” (2012 or 1951). … lots more…

86. CmdrR - January 30, 2016

Grrr… it’s like potato chips…

“Being Mortal” by Atal Gawande… “Snow Falling on Cedars” by Guterson… “Empress Dowager Cixi” by Jung Chang…

87. reggiegillingham - January 31, 2016

Any favorite episodes?

88. Marja - February 1, 2016

CmdrR, I have GOT to get more of Atul Gawande’s books from the library. Though they seem to have dearth of medical memoirs, discussions, etc. I have enjoyed every one of his articles in The New Yorker, so at least one book of his that I borrowed seemed to be a compilation. I want to read Steven Pinker’s books on language too.

ReggieG, off the top of my head I’ll say, (all TOS for now), “The Doomsday Machine” (even with its gaping plot hole of McCoy running up to the Bridge on General Quarters — instead of to Sickbay, his proper station on Red Alert — but then we wouldn’t have the fabulous standoff between Decker and Kirk); “The Naked Time,” because Kevin Riley! Uhura getting snippy! “Sorry, neither!” Half-nekkid gleaming Sulu! Kirk-Spock slapfest with Shat’s “CAN’T you underSTAND!”; “Charlie X,” one episode that portrays Rand with anymuch depth and, in addition to its great story of young adulthood and unmanageable impulses, has that delightful, teasing scene in the Rec Room with Uhura singing of Spock, and Spock’s gently amused-annoyed reaction; “Amok Time” because Vulcan customs! “Conscience of the King” — aspects are terribly dated but it otherwise stands up, dramatically; “City on the Edge,” for Kirk’s b.s.’ing the cop, his grown-up romance, and heartbreak, and our glimpses of McCoy’s gentle, gracious personality with Edith Keeler …. I know I’ve forgotten at least to include at least one of my big favorites in this list.

89. AJ - February 2, 2016

A great story from Popular Mechanics on the latest restoration of NCC-1701 at the Smithsonian for the 50th.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/tv/news/g2454/the-restoration-of-the-original-star-trek-enterprise-is-underway/

90. Walt Kozlowski - February 3, 2016

I was thinking CBS will be broadcasting Super Bowel 50, why not promote Star Trek’s 50th anniversary? Start out with a 50th cut to clips of highlights of the past Super Bowels. Narrated by Shatner, then fade to highlights of Trek,with voice over” Join us this year for another Out of this world celebration – ” 1966 (50 inside Delta) 2016″.

91. Silvereyes - February 4, 2016

So, while Trekmovie is happily posting articles on Groundhog day, here’s what can be found on the Internet (spoilers):

http://www.idigitaltimes.com/star-trek-beyond-spoilers-leaked-concept-art-unlocks-part-idris-elbas-plot-against-509192

http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/tv/news/g2454/the-restoration-of-the-original-star-trek-enterprise-is-underway/

92. Silvereyes - February 4, 2016

Oops, sorry AJ, you beat me to it… I reposted your link.

93. AJ - February 4, 2016

I think “Generations” gets more mentions on the web than any other Trek film because of crap like this being on WWW auto-repeat every few months:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/william-shatner-is-ready-return-862167?facebook_20160204

94. crazydaystrom - February 5, 2016

The folks over at Trek Core are doing a fine job of covering the E’s restoration at the Smithsonian. Lots of great photos.

95. CmdrR - February 5, 2016

Harry, you should really check MissionLog. Tons of arguing this week; you’d be a natural.

For everyone else, season one of The Expanse wrapped up with a bang. If you (hard sci-fi fans) are not watching it, PLEASE check it out.

96. CmdrR - February 6, 2016

RIP Edgar Mitchell, #6.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/edgar-mitchell-sixth-astronaut-to-walk-on-the-moon-dies-at-85/ar-BBpbqHq?OCID=ansmsnnews11

As of now, only 7 living men have walked on the moon. Probes are swell, but we need space boots on distance soil.

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