Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Star Trek TAS "The Time Trap"

AIRDATE: 11/24/73

Stardate 5267.2 In Star Trek's "The Time Trap" episode our USS Enterprise NCC 1701 buddies encounter a tear in time. "Space warps" normally allow ships to travel back and forth, except the Delta Triangle is a little different. Garbled Ship sensors prove unknown forces are definitely at work! In this episode Klingon battlecruisers corner the Federation's flagship Enterprise. An attacking Klingon D-5 class battle-cruiser puts Captain Kirk's crew in fighting form. Fire Phasers!

Amazingly the Klingon ship winks into thin air, so what just happened? A natural phenomena? A 360' visual sweep reveals more Klingon battleships, Kirk has to do something! So the Enterprise tucks tail pursuing the "Klothos" warp-trail only to discover a starship graveyard in an alternate dimension. To up the stakes, failed deflectors, haywire navigation systems, frozen phaser weaponry and dead subspace frequencies create chaos.

The plot thickens when Commander Kor and Kirk are abducted from their battle-bridges. To shed light on their predicament, a ruling council of Elysians lay down the law.

" any act of violence is strictly forbidden, and will be dealt with swiftly and with utmost severity. Questions? " points out a scantily dressed Orion, (Interpreter of Laws,) Devna quite calmly.

I like the fact escape from the void is impossible, No war or violence and living in Peaceful co-existence for centuries? Definitely not what the Commander Kor wanted to hear and being a Klingon he must have been sick to his stomach.

Meanwhile getting back to the 23rd century all hinges on Spock's variables calculating dilithium crystal energy, mass of two ships through a time continuum, and re-entering the 23rd century at the same co-ordinates the Enterprise and Klothos vanished in the Delta Triangle. Why are Scotty's warpcore dilithium crystals rapidly deteriorating? Do Spocks time computations make sense to you at all? We can always rely on Klingons to have a secret agenda, why those denibian slime devils!!!

Live Long and Prosper, Bloggies and Trekkies


Monday, May 18, 2015


For the Blood Boobs and Carnage blogfest, Aliens is my top pick for "Best Sci Fi Movie" in this category. Directed by the Terminator director, James Cameron unleashed a psychological terror far superior to anything I've ever seen for an ation/sci-fi horror nearly 30 years old.

First of let me apologize for the length of this post. Aliens is one of my favorite Science Fiction movies with a great story, characters and terrific dialogue. I've highlighted some really fun moments for you to enjoy.

Another glorious day in the Corps!
A day in the Marine Corps
is like a day on the farm.
Every meal's a banquet,
every paycheck a fortune.
Every formation a parade.
I love the Corps!

The movies intense roller coaster characters, colonial marines, hostile creatures, face huggers and Xenomorphs scampering all around definitely gives me the heebee jeebees every time. I've watched Aliens several times and each time you notice something new. Try watching Aliens in the dark, in a big living room, go on I dare you, turn all the lights off! You might just crack up, lol. Seeing Aliens for the very first time, I confess to being totally caught off guard by the surviving creatures from the alien spaceship. They're so springy and fast on their feet. These things are pure evil with suckers, sharp teeth and acid for blood.

Kane, who went into that ship, said he saw thousands of eggs. Thousands.
Thank you. That will be all.
Goddamn it, that's not all! If one of those things gets down here, that will be all! Then all this bullshit that you think is so important... you can kiss all that goodbye!

 The star of the show Ellen Ripley played by Sigourney Weaver is a class act especially in a genre dominated by macho men. Shes been out in space, "Ellen Ripley" the only survivor from the original ill fated expedition, saves her own ship by expelling an alien creature through the airlock into deep space in the original Alien. Now here she is again in Aliens freaking out because of the Alien. Ripley wakes up from sweaty nightmares, clutching her chest thinking about the creature thing... You've guessed its name by now haven't you? Its the Alien! Ahhhhhh!

Van Leuwen.
Why don't you just check out LV-426?
Because I don't have to. The people there have never complained
about any hostile organism.
What do you mean? What people?
Terraformers. It's what we call a Shake 'n' Bake colony

The good news is the Weyland Company have colonised LV 426. Thats the windy planet where the original "Alien" Nostromo crew landed to find the crashed spaceship full of alien eggs. The bad news is Weyland has lost contact with every man, women and child they conned into going there. So now Weyland's bringing in the Colonial Marines to deal with the crises. Don't you feel safe, already?

Second time round, "Aliens" kick*ss Ripley is tapped to go back to LV 426.  Our hero, Ripley's a real dark horse but first has to contend with a number of Weyland stooges after waking up 57 years later from her cryosleep. I don't think these guys appreciate Ellen Ripley's happy knack of blowing up really expensive sh*t! She might even get a kick out of it. We're talking billions of dollars to terraform a planet.

 Do it, Bishop.
- Hey, not me, man!
Yeah, you. Don't move. Trust me.
All right, knock it off.
Thank you.
Enjoy your meal.
That wasn't funny, man.

Aliens sequel got a magic mix of fear, big corporation greed, moral/ethical dilemmas, the Queen beast showdown, freaky robotic tricks, scary creatures busting out of the walls and marine melodramatics which all add up to pretty kick*ss performances. Theres that word again.

Is this gonna be a stand-up fight, sir, or another bug hunt?

Seeing the battle-scarred shell of the terraformed facility for the first time - just as Ripley and the marines do delivers an eerie sense of dread. So the good guys are sent in to rescue the colonists. The fun begins when Gorman, one of the tough guy marines freezes up at the controls causing Ripley to flip out bigstyle.

 It's too much! Fall back! I told them to fall back. I told them to fall  back.
 They're cut off!
 But what about adversaries, I hear you cry? Aliens 2 isn't your typical sci-fi flick pitting antagonist against protagonist.  In Aliens, Ripley is accompanied by the marines aboard the Sulaco. Ultimately a lot of marines get wiped out, 4 are toasted by grenades, all flatliners. Ka-Boom! But you can't help but like them. Do you remember who this is?

Oh, dear Lord Jesus,
this ain't happenin', man.
This can't be happenin', man.
This isn't happenin'!

I mean, how would you react surrounded by face hugging aliens all popping and hopping? So we've got options. I like the totally awesome scene with Newt played by Carrie Henn wearing her Colonial marines helmet, saluting Hudson. Its intense and seriously fun to watch. When they find that little girl Newt, Newt rocks! The reason we know this to be true is because Newt sussed the creature out. You don't fight aliens, seriously you don't. You just run, you run, you hide, you keep your distance from these creatures. These creatures are not your friends, not your family, in other words be quick on your feet.

This little girl survived longer than that with no weapons and no training. Right?
Why don't you put her in charge?
You better start dealing with it, Hudson. Listen to me. Deal with it, because we need you...
...and I'm sick of your bullsh*t.

 It has to be said the Queen is one mean creature. Shes menacing, creepy and totally horrific for an alien. You won't meet her until showtime. The Queen Mother Beast establishes the fact aliens operate like a hive, beehive, collective mind with the Queen summoning her drones or "foot soldiers" essentially calling the shots. As far as Sci Fi movies go, Aliens has one of the most iconic show downs, one on ones between Ripley and the Queen Mother Beast. The good news is there are two Alien favorites, some fans prefer the Theatrical version (154mins) and others prefer the Director's Cut (137mins). I reckon the Directors or "Special Edition" delivers a more suspenseful action packed cut for anyone determined to watch Aliens. So are you an Alien fan or an Aliens fan?

Have you got what it takes to be a lean mean marine machine? Will you be settling down to watch Aliens in the dark? Do you prefer Ridley Scott's or James Cameron's Aliens? Do you enjoy shaking and quaking?

Live Long and Prosper, Bloggies and Trekkies.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Zombie vs Trekkie

Whats the difference between a Zombie vs a Trekkie? When I discovered "Night of the Living Trekkie" my eyes nearly melted. See for yourselves this video explains everything..

The trailer reads "The following Invasion has been approved for all Sci Fi/Horror Lovers by fellow lovers of Sci-Fi/Horror stuff. Well how could I resist that?

Enjoy the laughs!

Laugh Long and Prosper, Bloggies and Trekkies.
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