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  1. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by Vic in Discovery Season 2 Sneak Peek, Trek Shorts Announced at Comic-Con   

    Star Trek: Discovery news of major proportions came at warp speed during today’s Discovery panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con… with a season-two sneak peek and details about Star Trek: Short Treks rocking the house. On hand from Discovery were cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount, as well as executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, along with panel moderator and season two guest star, Tig Notaro.
    First, fans were treated to a sneak peek at the show’s upcoming second season, with footage introduced by series co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman, who directed the season-two premiere.






    Kurtzman also announced Star Trek: Short Treks, which will run on CBS All Access. The four Short Treks episodes will roll out monthly beginning this fall, and will be standalone stories, each running approximately 10-15 minutes. Each short will be an opportunity for deeper storytelling and the exploration of key characters and themes which fit into Discovery and the expanding Star Trek universe.
    Rainn Wilson will return to play Harry Mudd in a short he will also direct, and Aldis Hodge will star in another as Craft, a man who finds himself the only human on board a deserted ship. Additional episodes will include a deep dive into Saru’s (Doug Jones) backstory as the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, and Tilly’s (Mary Wiseman) journey aboard the U.S.S. Discovery and her friendship with an unlikely partner.
    “There is no shortage of compelling stories to tell in the Star Trek universe that inspire, entertain, and either challenge our preconceived ideas or affirm long held beliefs, and we are excited to broaden the universe already with Short Treks,” said Kurtzman. “Each episode will deliver closed-ended stories while revealing clues about what’s to come on in future Star Trek: Discovery episodes. They’ll also introduce audiences to new characters who may inhabit the larger world of Star Trek.”
    Star Trek: Discovery's first season is available on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. It's available on Netflix in the rest of the world.



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  2. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by Vic in Discovery Begins Production on Season 2   

    Production is under way now on season two of Star Trek: Discovery, with series executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman directing the season premiere. A new video has been released that features behind-the-scenes footage and sneak peeks at the U.S.S. Enterprise uniforms.

    Click HERE to watch the Space Channel video in Canada.
    Click HERE to watch the Netflix video elsewhere around the world. 
    Star Trek: Discovery's first season is available on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. It's available on Netflix in the rest of the world.



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  3. Bethlehem liked a post in a topic by A l t e r E g o in Craft Your Own Enterprises   
    First rule of lost glasses, always check the top of your head first.
  4. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by Bethlehem in Craft Your Own Enterprises   
    something for my old age 
     
  5. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by GhostofMajorHayes in (SPOILERS) FIRST LOOK: Discovery's "The Wolf Inside"   
    I am really looking forward to this ep tonight. This was a good idea by the writers to visit the mirror universe. It has such a cool factor since being introduced in the second season ep "Mirror, Mirror" on TOS. The cool part is that Lorca, Burnham and company are playing off their counterparts roles to survive there - at all costs. I also can't wait to see how "Captain Killy" portrays her alternate universe self. Good stuff. I wonder if there will be a big reveal in the form of the Terran Emperor. It seems that the writers on this show have been good at throwing us viewers surprises. The sky's the limit with this story arc.
  6. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by GhostofMajorHayes in Who is Watching   
    Most of my Star Trek friends are watching this show. My wife and I specifically subscribed to All Access just for the show. I am not influenced by the opinions of others either. I enjoy the show and the many twists and turns that many of the other series seemed to lack. There is little predictability on this show. For example, who really saw Dr. Culber's murder at the hands of Ash Tyler coming? This is the kind of edgy trek needed to reinvigorate the franchise, in my honest opinion. 
  7. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by LordOfTheBorg in Hello old friends   
    Hey Kevin we all definitely missed you! The site looks great. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Thanks for keeping this site going all this time even though it isn’t as active anymore it will always be a huge part of my life. Thanks again 
  8. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by DrWho42 in fishcenter live   
    does anyone watch fishcenter live? it plays on weekdays at 4 pm est/9 pm gmt on the adultswim.com livestream or you can watch the older episodes here. i only started watching a few weeks ago but it's already one of my all-time favorites. fwiw, also, my favorite fish is hamburger.



    Source: FishCenter Live - Wikipedia
  9. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by GhostofMajorHayes in "Catspaw" Turns 50   
    This episode also marked the last appearance of Lt. DeSalle in the series. Catspaw is one of the hidden gems of classic Trek's second season. What stood out for me was the balance of humor and creepiness imbued within this  journey (e.g. Spock's deadpan response to the witches dreadful song, "Very bad poetry Captain" to which Kirk replies " A more useful comment, Mr. Spock." The blend of these elements makes this an ep worth repeat viewings. 
    Happy 50th to Catspaw!!!!
  10. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by Vic in Discovery Renewed for Second Season   

    Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by CBS All Access.
    “In just six episodes, Star Trek: Discovery has driven subscriber growth, critical acclaim and huge global fan interest for the first premium version of this great franchise,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive, referring to the fact that Discovery set new CBS All Access records for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week and month. “This series has a remarkable creative team and cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on the Star Trek legacy. We are extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished and are thrilled to be bringing fans a second season of this tremendous series.”
    The first six episodes are currently available. As previously announced, Discovery will air in two chapters. The final episode of chapter one will debut on Sunday, November 12, and the second chapter, featuring the remaining six episodes, will return in January 2018.
    Star Trek: Discovery streams Sunday nights on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series streams on Mondays on Netflix in the rest of the world.



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  11. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by GhostofMajorHayes in FIRST LOOK: "Lethe" Photos   
     
    It looks promising based on the photos. The introduction of Lt. Ash Tyler in last week's ep was a good move. It came at a crucial time and is one of the better introductions of a major character on a Trek series in a long time. Ash has been through a lot and he seems to mesh well with Captain Lorca who also has been through a lot during his service to Starfleet. Looking forward to this new ep. 
  12. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by mj in FIRST LOOK: "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" Photos   
    Discovery's propulsion system is amazing. The use of living creatures to accomplish it is probably why it remained a secret, and was never part of design of future ships.
    The creature is somehow not responding well to its role.
    People who seem like main characters keep getting killed. For noe I m interested to see where this all leads.
  13. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by mj in FIRST LOOK: "Context is for Kings" Photos [SPOILER WARNING]   
    I was drawn in by this episode. I also watched this episode multiple times, which is one advantage to Star Trek being on all access.
    Saru was blunt and to the point. I loved Burnham's speech when she made it plain to Lorca that she lives and dies by Star Fleet Principles.
    The magnitude of her loss, and the pain it brings, is apparent but not overacted. I liked the scene where she touched the insignia on
    the pillow. I think crediting Burnham with starting the war with the Klingons is not quite accurate, since the Kingons were planning war all along,
    despite what everyone says. The Federation does not understand the Klingons well enough to make a better assessment of what started the war,
    But she did mutiny. I am glad she is out of jail.
    What I liked about this episode was how an apparently resigned to her fate  Burnham popped right back into top form when put into situations that needed her expertise.
    I also liked Lorca's comment on how the universe perhaps did not like waste.
  14. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by GhostofMajorHayes in FIRST LOOK: "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" Photos   
    I can't wait to view this ep on Sunday. 
  15. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by GhostofMajorHayes in Updated Discovery Scheduling Revealed   
     
    I like what i have seen of the series so far and am looking forward to more eps as it continues to find its legs, although it seems to be leaning heavily towards a covert operations (need I say Section 31?) subplot already. I am stoked that there is new Star Trek available, but wish there were more episodes to look forward to. 
    Only fifteen episodes with a two month hiatus after a mere nine episodes into the series? I am kind of disappointed in that. Especially considering I am paying for CBS All Access to view this show (most of the other programs I would watch are already available on Netflix). I was really hoping for a 25+ episode season much like other series have given us in years past. Still, I am glad there is Star Trek rather than no Trek at all. 
    I just hope CBS produces more eps when they rollout season 2. 
     
  16. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by GhostofMajorHayes in TNG 30th Anniversary Posters Available Now   
    Artwork looks nice. Many of the non-TNG posters looked awesome as well. 
    I hate to be the one to state it, but the TNG crew poster should have included Wesley Crusher. He was based on Gene Wesley Roddenberry as a young man and Wesley Crusher played a significant role in many memorable TNG eps such as "The First Duty" and one of my personal faves, "Journey's End". 
  17. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by Admiral Kirk in First Impressions of Star Trek Discovery   
    No I don't hate it. I found it to be entertaining and saw that it was beautifully made with great production quality. I just wish that it was set in the 25th century and that the species they were dealing with  were  not Klingons. 
  18. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by GhostofMajorHayes in WATCH: Discovery Main Title Sequence   
    I like the intro. It has a retro cool feel to it with a definite sense of well, for lack of a better word "discovery". 
  19. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by Bethlehem in Orville   
    Who are these Nielsen People? I suspect they don't laugh, play cards, dance and sleep in separate beds like in Leave it to Beaver.
  20. Indy liked a post in a topic by A l t e r E g o in Orville   
    Characterizations, Treknology, Treknobabble, it really has it all.
    It's a shame someone can parody Star Trek better than Trek owners can create actual new canon. 
    I am keeping my fingers crossed that the Discovery story hits a home run.
  21. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by Indy in Happy Birthday, STAR TREK!!   
    Happy 51st Birthday to the BEST TV series EVER!!
     
    (You can delete this if it's posted elsewhere and I just missed it!  :))
  22. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by mj in 6 Things You Should Know About John Billingsley   
    I really liked John B.'s Phlox. He had such depth and his responses made him seem so real. Two examples.
    His response to the new prejudice against aliens he encountered I think at the start of season four, when he just wouldn't
    go back down to the surface, even though he had been craving Chinese food for so long, was so real. The response to prejudice that never makes the evening news is why it is successful and will never go away......people just stay away from mean people. He settled for take out.
    Then I loved the time he was playing basketball with the senior staff. He was playing the game by standing in one spot shooting 'three-pointers', enjoying himself and thinking about a Denobulan (spelling?) 'analog', interpreting the game in terms of his own cultural perspectives. Everyone else was sweating, running and jumping and exhausting themselves..... playing basketball! To me this is the kind of understated excellence Star Trek had over most sci-fi....interspecies cultural interaction. Phlox considered himself to be playing the game, but was seeing things from his own perspective. The humans were including him and doing things from their perspective, including using and trading Phlox's special shooting talent to win...it was a brief, excellent vignette of inclusion. And right before the tragic news of the embassy explosion.....
  23. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by Bethlehem in Happy Birthday trekz   
    It is always great to see there is someone older than Me A very Happy Birthday wish to you.
  24. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by Bethlehem in R.I.P. BakulaBabe   
    Very Sad, she always seemed so upbeat even though she had some health issues. Will miss her so much
  25. A l t e r E g o liked a post in a topic by VaBeachGuy in Advertising reaches new low, advert emails from your email contacts!   
    In the past, I'm sure I had mentioned my neighbor and good friend Norm. He passed away in 2012 and his wife unfortunately followed in 2014. But around 2010 or 2011, she received a call from someone who started off the call by calling her 'Grandma' and going on to say that she was Norm's son (he had children from a previous marriage). "Scott", went on to explain that he was in the Bahamas or maybe it was the Virgin Islands, and was arrested for being drunk at a concert and the local police were demanding $2,000 as a bribe to let him go. "Scott" also asked "Grandma" (she was really his step-mother), not to tell his father anything about it. Now keep in mind, the real Scott lived in Alaska at the time and would never call her 'Grandma'.
    Being a very stressful situation, she dutifully went to the Western Union office and wired him $2,000. After she got home, 'Scott' called back and said that they were demanding $5,000 more or they'd charge him and he'd spend a year in their jail.
    At this point, she was very upset, and told Norm (my friend). He immediately realized that it was a scam, but just to double check, he called his son in Alaska and sure enough, he was safe and sound in his home.
    The $2,000 was gone for good, an expensive lesson to learn for Norm's wife, but a lesson learned. These sorts of scams will never end, and will only get more creative.
    I've read of the 'Can you hear me' scam, where someone will call you and the first question is 'Can you hear me?' or some other question that will get you to give a 'Yes' or other affirmative answer. They're recording your voice saying 'Yes', and later add it to a recording where it sounds like you're agreeing to buy something or pay some bill or something of that sort.
    You can, of course, fight it. But like identity theft, it can be time consuming and expensive.