I enjoy enjoy watching Star Trek as I cook and preserve my vegetables from the garden because in DS9, the Sisko family cooks, and of course I love the kitchen of Neelix on Voyager. SyFy channel generally has a bunch of reality shows all day and that is the last thing I want: more reality in my life, I want some fiction to escape reality for a moment in time, so I have been watching Voyager.
I laugh a lot with this show because it seems they forgot to install either seatbelts or better inertial dampers because the crew falls all over the bridge at the slightest bump, phaser shot, anomaly, etc. I also enjoy Neelix, he is funny, a Chef (a man after my own heart), and I loved him as a Ferengi in the episode that related to an episode from TNG in which two Ferengi became trapped in the Delta Quadrant after entering into an unstable wormhole. This is an interesting aspect of Star Trek in general, they more or less keep the story lines connected to each other throughout the different series. Back to Voyager, I like the idea that food preparation and conservation is a prominent element on board, because that would be a true concern in space and is a real concern right here on Planet Earth. When I watch the show, it reminds me that food conservation and preparation is important because prices of everything are rising and I like to get the most out of everything I can, of course on board, their issue was not about money but simply the lack of food and energy but that can be related to real life circumstances.
I found an interesting link that is a wiki page devoted to the beverages and food of Star Trek! Wow, I had no idea the list was so extensive, but after perusing the different species of all of the Star Trek series, I think I would most enjoy the food they eat on Vulcan, but I always laugh when I think of Red Alert Chili prepared by Neelix!
- How Star Trek Helps Us with Showing Rather than Telling (korimiller.wordpress.com)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (chasword.wordpress.com)
Starting on the 29th of July, 2013 two Gran Trines will align in a special astrological formation to form a Grand Sextile. The planetary bodies involved are Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and the Moon.
Astrologers are very excited about this event because it last happened the 7th of Feb, 1945 and will not happen again for 100 years.
In all seriousness, many groups, secret societies, and the like take this event seriously, and even if you are inclined to see it as just a formation or not, some make decisions that could affect us based on this day, in my personal opinion. Either way, many stories have been told of this Grand Sextile which is alo know as the Star of David.
- Grand Sextile! (sablearadia.wordpress.com)
- This Is The Big One We’ve All Been Waiting For : The Grand Sextile (Planetary Merkaba Formation 07-29-13) (ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com)
- The Grand Sextile (talesoflunacy.wordpress.com)
- !!!!! MORE GOOD NEWS: This Is The Big One We’ve All Been Waiting For – The Grand Sextile (bryanhallsawakening.wordpress.com)
I hope one day it will be possible for us to see Earth a such while orbiting Saturn, preferably in the starship Enterprise!!
- What the Earth and Moon Look Like From Saturn (universetoday.com)
- Earth and moon seen from Saturn (fredabel.wordpress.com)
- New NASA photos show Earth and moon from 900 million miles away in Saturn orbit (al.com)
- Earth photographed by Nasa Saturn probe (telegraph.co.uk)
We all have our favorite shows that have had some place in our lives no matter how busy we have been with family, work, school, children, relatives, etc. I know I usually managed to view my favorite show even before the days of VHS and DVR, TIVO, and all that jazz ( By the way, I love musical theatre and most shows or film by Bob Fosse, but I digress), this list of 101 best written shows is pretty complete, I would put my shows a little higher on the list, however. ( Thanks, Mike Brotherton for the link, you rock!)
I would put my list as follows:
The Twilight Zone
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
I am only using the list provided but I would add:
I am sure people have their own favorites not on the list but variety IS the spice of life! (By the way, time to start preserving tomatoes once again!!!!)
HERE is the link to the article. Enjoy!
- The Best Show Ever Written? (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Writers Guild Lists 101 Of The Best Written TV Shows, But How Many Are Of The Nerdy Variety? (themarysue.com)
I get around to watching science fiction movies such as Prometheus, just not in a timely fashion, but nevertheless, I do see and enjoy most of these new movies. I watched this particular movie the other day, without one clue as to what it was about, so I really went in with an open mind. It was not until the very end of the movie I could see the connection between Alien and this movie, I drew the conclusion that these large alien beings created some form of bio weapon that with human tampering changed into this alien that started the Alien Franchise: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, etc. that we all know and love with Sigourney Weaver as the main character. The question was still left open as to why these alien giants wanted to return to Earth and destroy Humans, I assume, with this weapon after creating humanity so long ago? It was a shame there was no dialogue between the humans and this giant Alien but maybe that will be for part 2 because we do not know if all these giants were dead or not. I am big on trying to talk things out but this giant alien did not seem interested. Well just some musings on an odd but interesting movie.
I have not written in a while but I have been reading short stories and watching movies and shows both old and new. I am watching Stargate Atlantis from the beginning, I used to complain about the lack of depth in the show, but compared to some newer series, it is refreshing to hear cogent dialogue! Some of the newer shows whether they are fantasy, sci fi, or horror, are either erratic in their story telling or too doomsday, for example, Lost Girl started out unique and interesting but the plot got lost right along with the girl. Remakes rarely work (except in the case of Battlestar Galatica!) and Beauty and the Beast which of course was first written in the 18th century so anything is a remake, but in television, who could match Ron Pearl as Vincent and Linda Hamilton as Catherine, it was mysterious and romantic, but then again, I love mysterious and romantic. I am fed up with all of the climate change so called science fiction movies, and I am not happy with the new Star Trek, for me, TOS, TNG, DS9, and Voyager all rock and the movies with the original crews were equally good. I never get tired or bored with Star Trek.
I read a great little short story over at Daily Science Fiction about time travel, one of my favorite topics in science fiction. It is from the perspective of someone traveling from our past into our present and from the point of view of a Lady, so we are given sage advice as how not to faint from shock, it is a clever little story which you can read HERE.
- Essential Geek Reads: Science Fiction Edition (geeksugar.com)
I just recently watched a movie entitled “Another Earth” made in 2011, and I enjoyed watching it quite a bit. I liked the movie because it was very much character oriented with the science fiction aspect always hanging around, so to speak. I love a good action packed science fiction movie but just as much I enjoy a quiet thoughtful science fiction show. This movie was a little dark in terms of the main character and the consequences actions can have on not only your own life but the lives of others and how you cope with those results. It really is an inner exploration of the self and what would you do if you could meet yourself or a version of you that had made different choices. The story left me thinking about would I have made different choices in my life, would this make me a different person, would I like that person? All in all, a movie well worth your time. Enjoy a clip here!
- Another Earth (mishscifimusings.blogspot.com)
I do not believe I have blogged about the X-Files before this, but recently in my neck of the woods, they have been broadcasting
the series from the beginning and I just finished watching the final episode and I have to say I have really enjoyed the show! The ninth season did not have the character Fox Mulder and I did miss him but I did like the additional characters they chose but really, who could replace Mulder/Scully, I mean, that was the original premise: he was the believer in x-files and Scully was the skeptic, that was the contrast. However, I like the transformation of Scully into a believer and it did not seem too far fetched in the storyline.
Before StarGate-SG1, this series had the record for the longest running series on television and I think the stories remained fresh and interesting throughout its run. Every series has a hit or miss episode but overall I loved the series. I cannot believe I missed its original run but that is what happens when working and taking care of a family exists in my life. Anyway, I now have the movie to watch and hope it is good!
- Mulder And Scully Return In New ‘X-Files’ Comic Series (geek-news.mtv.com)
- Love And Other Conspiracies Of “The X-Files” (theawl.com)