Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Star Trek TAS - Bug Eyed Monster - BEM

Stardate 7403.6
Writer: David Gerrold
Airdate: 14th September, 1974
Season 2 Episode 18

In Star Trek TAS "BEM" Captain James "Tiberius" Kirk and Mr Spock are captured by "bug eyed monsters." How could this happen? A diplomatic away mission to Delta Theta III goes haywire when cultural observer - Commander ARI BEM sticks his beak in. Our green skinned friend is an important guest aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 who sabotages Captain Kirks plans.

In a bid to secure intergalactic and scientific ties, Kirk's landing party beams down. We soon learn ARI BEM has hidden talents. Separating into "parts" allows him to switch Kirk's and Spock's phasers and communicators with fakes!

 Don't you think thats weird? Cos' whoa - I sure did. BEM's little magic trick doesn't even qualify as a bona fide "Deus ex machina." Instead of helping Captain Kirk and Mr Spock, the daft beggar tricks them, "Observing" LOL. The plot thickens when BEM leads Captain Kirk and Spock into a trap.

For a while its looking dicey with our heros trapped inside cages, while the native reptilians wait for orders. BEM is a total wild card. The fun begins when a sentient intelligence, Earth Mother speaks! Meanwhile BEM is on the loose, "Observing." The message is clear - Do not interfere with my children below, now scram.

Does this episode remind you a little of Star Trek TNG Justice? What do you think happened in the end? Leave BEM behind or incur the Wrath of Earth Mother? 

Live long and Prosper, Trekkies, Trekkers and Bloggies.


Monday, June 29, 2015


Trekmovie sources have confirmed Paramount Pictures has finally aquired and registered the name for the next Star Trek movie. So what is it? For the last two months the new movie was being hearlded as "Star Trek Beyond." The good news is Trekmovie has cut through much redtape. Now the word is given with Paramounts blessing, hopefully. Star Trek's thirteenth movie title for Director Lin's 2016 sequel is.... "Star Trek Beyond!"

Today Trek is boldy exploring the depts of beyond. Its new territory and dare I say exciting. The new and brash crew of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 are shooting near Vancouver, Canada far away from prying eyes, LOL.

Its still early days yet but we'll know more when production blows the lid off Star Trek's DEEP, UNDERCOVER mission. Kudos goes to Scifipulse who discovered filming began as of Thursday 25th June under the title "Washington." Heres trek's lowdown so far.


1. Justin Lin is Directing and was the "Star Trek Kid" growing up.
2. J.J. Abrams and Robert Orci are producing.
3. Who do you think will become the new face of Star Trek?
4. J.J Abrams was is a Star Wars fan....
5. The final countdown has begun, this is just the beginning.
6. Hail to the Scriptwriters Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.
7. Its time for Zachary Quinto who plays Spock to get his ears on and point his eyebrows. You can find the vulcan at Instagram.
8. Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana who plays Uhura and Zachary Quinto are already on location in Canada.
9. Saldana shared a funny video tagged "#boredatwork."
10. The rest of the USS Enterprise 1701 cast: Chris Pine, Karl Urban, John Cho and Anton Yelchin will be joining Uhura and Mr Spock soon.
11. Idris Elba is rumoured to be on board as the villain but who is he playing? We have to know!
12. Star Trek Beyond's plot details are still Top secret!
13. The Enterprise is going on a Five Year Mission!
14. Sofia Boutella is playing a major role but who is she playing! I bet your gagging now, lol. She played an assassin in "Kingsman." got in on that scoop first.
15. Star Trek Beyond marks the 50th anniversary of the debut TV series, Star Trek.

Who is your favorite Star Trek character? Which Star Trek teaser resonates with you most?

Will Spock and Uhura will have another lovers spat? Are you happy with "Star Trek Beyond"?

Live Long and Beyond, Trekkies, Trekkers and Bloggies.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Star Trek TAS - Pirates of Orion

Stardate 6334.1
Writer: Howard Weinstein
Airdate: 7th September, 1974
Season 2 Episode 17

In Star Trek TAS "Pirates of Orion" the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 tracks an Orion spaceship to an explosive asteroid belt. Previously, we enjoyed green Orion Slave Women starring in trek's classic "The Cage."

We know vulcans have green blood, earthers have red. In this animated episode the disease, choriocytosis is deadly to vulcans and Mr Spock in particular who needs the cure Strobolin desperately from Beta Canopus, four days away.

Further analysis from ships Chief Medical Officer, Dr McCoy reveals the infection has entered the Science Officers copper based blood stream. The virus is attacking the cells coating them in something so they can't carry oxygen. To me this sounds like cell death and I can't help but wonder. Star Trek has tackled issues like racial segregation and the cold war etc because its true Science Fiction.

I believe theres a very real message in Pirates of Orion, its like a paradox sent from the past through time, maybe even one sent by Leonard Nimoy himself. I hope hes looking down on us, smiling. "Don't get involved in smoking."

To save time the Enterprise finally catches up with the USS Huron which has taken heavy hits. Kirk beams over. Spock now has 20 hours to live. Remember Melter from Marvel Comics? The commander of the Orion pirate ship was actually a native of Orion and looks like him! I don't want to spoil the ending, lets just say he gets caught in the act. This dude is a true Orion scoundrel. Unless Spock gets a shot of life saving Strobolin, its all over!

A little Captains Trickery is called for but who will win? Captain Kirk or the Orion Captain?
Live Long and Prosper, Bloggies and Trekkies.

MCCOY: Spock, theres no way you can deny it.
SPOCK: Doctor McCoy, I
MCCOY: I've waited a long time for this, and your not going to cheat me.
KIRK: Am I interupting something?
SPOCK: Nothing but Doctor McCoy's gloating.

... just like old times.

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