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  1. DailyComet.com posted an article on the new Star Trek movie, with quotes from director J.J. Abrams, and stars Leonard Nimoy and Chris Pine, and here are few excerpts.


    "The key to this movie was to be inspired by, embrace and honor eve-rything that's come before, but with the first scene in the movie, we say we are going somewhere else," Abrams said. "It eliminates that prequel dilemma of having it be just exposition because you know who lives and dies and how it plays out.


    "This history has not been written, so it is beginning anew, and it is ex-isting concurrent with the ‘Trek' that fans love. If they don't like this movie, this movie acknowledges that that timeline is legit, and go watch it. Go check it out. It'll be on Blu-ray soon."


    Leonard Nimoy thinks the franchise is back where it was in 1982, when The Wrath of Khan provided a creative makeover after The Motion Picture proved visually dazzling but dramatically sterile.


    "After the first film, I felt that ‘Star Trek' was a beached whale, and the second movie put it back in the water," Nimoy said. "This film hopefully will do the same thing."


    "I never wanted to watch ‘Star Trek' because I always felt alienated from ‘Star Trek.' I always felt it was not my world. It was the fans' world. The fans had built this kind of im-penetrable wall around their beloved series," Chris Pine said. "J.J.'s come in and broken that wall down a little bit, and I'm hopeful ‘Star Trek' will be open to a whole new generation of fans. Different types of people who never felt they would be fans."


    The full article is here.

    TrekWeb Article Link

  2. The new Star Trek is a big success..and all your nitpicking isn't going to change what has happenend in this movie..I just hope JJ and the writers don't listen to all this criticism..What they did to the Star Trek universe was necessary..Look at the last 2 movies..Star Trek was dead ..They opened it up to so many possibilities..It'll be interesting to see what they do with it from here on in..And going back and doing what you call 'fixing' Star Trek isn't going to happen..Or if it does, it will be a big mistake, they would be going backwards..Look at it this way, it's far more important to put people in the seats of the movie theatre than pay strict attention to canon..

  3. Okay, after reading some negative comments about the movie I felt the need to throw my comments out there..


    No spoilers from me..Go see the movie !!!!


    Hey, this movie ROCKS!!! I'm going to see it again tomorrow..As for the changes and conflicts with past Trek Canon, no big deal..that's right no big deal..Stop being so picky..This is entertainment, so be entertained already..This movie is the best thing to ever happen to Star Trek..Looks like we actually have a Star Trek movie that is a huge hit..They did a great job with this..And as someone else has said, I hope they keep going in the direction they are going and don't 'fix things'..


    All the actors were great in the roles but I must admit that Karl Urban's McCoy was my fav..He was fantastic..


    Here's looking forward to tomorrow's re-watchiing of this great movie and to looking forward to Star Trek XII.. :P

  4. Let's not forget that this is just entertainment..so let's be entertained..I don't have a problem with the changes that were made for this film..and 7 million others seem to agree with me..and that was only opening night..I'm going to see it again this weekend..yeah, it's that good.. I need to see it again.. I wouldn't want a few picky fans to ruin future movies and series for the rest of us..seems like a familiar story..Just be happy that we are are getting great new Trek to enjoy..


    My 2 cents..

  5. There is a very good interview with Jeri and other cast members in the 16th issue of the Star Trek magazine..I just read the issue this week, I never recieved this one whch is why I read it so late. I had to have it re-sent to me. Glad I did..It was a special 'Remembering Voyager' issue and our friend David Reddick did some nice artwork in it, a nice depiction of Majel (Christine Chapel) and a cool map of 'The Voyage Home'..


    I very much enjoyed the interviews with cast members as I always do..


    STM: Did you get to keep any souvenirs from the show?


    Jeri Ryan: We actually have my Borg alcove in my house. I figured, if I've been here for four years, the least you can do is give me my alcove. (laughs) It's all rigged up and lights up and the whole nine yards.


    STM: Do you ever go down there and recharge?


    Jeri Ryan: No, but it does get some interesting comments when people come into my house and see it.

    Star Trek Magazine

    :spock: That is amazing!! What a souvenir to have.. :klingon:

  6. If you don't have any pictures or posters, etc, is it acceptable to get them to sign just regular paper?


    I was thinking of a bound blank journal with heavy paper but since I've never gotten an autograph before, I have no idea what is really appropriate or expected.



    My Twitter

    That's a good question, SpaceTigger might be able to answer that question.

    I've always had photos autographed..But I'm 100% sure that they will sign anything you give them..After all you purchased the autograph ticket, it's up to you what you have signed..Actually an autographed journal sounds pretty good..

  7. What I was trying to point out is that twitter is much more than 'What are you doing now?'..Anyway, I think it's a great site and was just sharing in the hopes of getting some more Trek fans I know there..


    April 6, 2009 in Uncategorized | Tags: Twitter, World News


    yep… most probably! with Twitter users the world over, having cameras and Twitter accounts, breaking news is now happening via the eyes of Tweeters the world over. What an exciting world in which we live!


    Why Use Twitter?

    Today’s post is written by Maggie McGary, author of the blogwww.mizzinformation.com.


    Right after “What is it?” the second most common question I get about Twitter is “Why would anyone waste their time using it?” A fair enough question, of course; after all, if you take a strictly purist approach to Twitter, the whole thing is supposed to start and stop at the question “What are you doing?” Therefore, it makes sense that Twitter virgins would be very skeptical about the value of “tweeting” since, after all, who really cares to read about what you’re doing at any given time?


    The thing about Twitter, though, is that it’s turned into so much more than a platform for broadcasting your every move to anyone interested enough to follow you. Ok, then–what else would you use it for?


    This is by no means a comprehensive list but it will hopefully help give some insight into why Twitter has become such a craze that even the White House is doing it.


    1) Breaking news. It’s becoming a more a more frequent occurrence: major news stories breaking on Twitter rather than in the “real” media. The US Airways crash, an earthquake in the UK, the terrorist attack in Mumbai–these are just a handful of the many stories that were first reported on Twitter and later picked up by major news outlets. Now that millions of people are using Twitter (I just tried to find the most up-to-date number of Twitter users and can’t; however, the Twitter blog did report just three days ago that active users have increased 900% in a year) and many (it not most) of those people have cellphones equipped with cameras, it’s no surprise that the first place many news items are going to break is going to be on Twitter.


    2) News in general. Too many news outlets to list are using Twitter to broadcast headlines, links to videos and who knows what else. If you follow them (for instance, I follow the Washington Post, CNN, msnbc, Today Show, etc) you have basically a ticker tape of what’s going on in the world fed right to your cellphone or web page. It’s basically a mini RSS feed of whatever news outlets you want to follow, but each entry is limited to 140 characters so you can actually keep up with it.


    3) Professional networking. I’m going to speak at ASAE’s Great Ideas conferencein Miami next week. How did I picked to be a presenter? A woman who was leading a session emailed me, saying two people she works with had recommended me as someone who would be a good co-presenter. How do I know the two people who gave her my name? Twitter. Well, that and blog posts/comments; I have never met either of them in real life. Networking on Twitter is becoming more and more valuable with the job market being what it is now; there are millions of people on Twitter eager and able to help those who’ve recently lost their jobs find new ones. After all, getting jobs is all about who you know, and Twitter lets you know many more people than you’d ever have time to know in real life.


    4)Microblogging. I constantly come across stuff I’d like to blog about, but there are only so many hours in the day. Twitter lets me “microblog”–post a quick comment and and provide a link to something I’d blog about if I had time. My tweets then feed into my blog.


    5) Customer Service. Many companies are using Twitter for customer service:Sprint, Comcast–even Pepco. Tired of spending hours on hold only to not have your problem resolved or be given the runaround? No more; chances are pretty good that personalized customer service may be only a tweet away. Recently I had problems with Sprint and tweeted about it; next thing I know, a Sprint social media rep had tweeted me with his email address, asking me to send him the details so he could help me. He then hooked me up with an “Executive Services VIP Analyst” who not only resolved my problem this time but who is now be my permanent personal customer service rep. I have her direct phone number and her email address. More and more companies are going to be moving to this business model, so tweeting about dissatisfaction with a brand or service could definitely earn you easy, personalized customer service.


    I could go on and on but I’ll spare you. Suffice it to say that even if you don’t care to share your life in 140 character bites, you might consider using Twitter as your own personal news feed or networking tool.

  9. Yeah, I use them all on my mobile device MrPsychic..Twitter, Facebook, MySpace..But I like Twitter the best out of them these days..I like Twitter because I have it setup to automatically post my updates to my Facebook page and my blog..I wouldn't call it pointless..

  10. In my opinion what makes Twitter so cool is that I can Tweet from anywhere with my mobile device..I use twitter from everywhere so it doesn't really take me away from the real world, it just gives me more to do..I use it in Vegas from the convention..And I enjoy reading Tweets from Star Trek actors..Yeah, some of them are quite entertaining..

  11. Twitter, MySpace,Facebook.....all the same stuff to keep you away from the real world.....

    You can also include message boards in that list Kor.. :screwloose: Sure these sites may keep you away from the real world but for someone who is lonely with nothing else in their world, it keeps them busy and sane..That's what they do for me anyway..

  12. I just picked up..


    STYX: Gold

    Always been a fan of their music. I like their sound..They have a lot of great songs..


    The Essential Ozzy Osbourne

    Yeah, I've liked Ozzy's music since his Black Sabbath days..


    Buckcherry: 15

    Not really my kind of music but I do have those moods..I tend to listen to this kind of music when I'm angry or depressed..


    Buckcherry: Black Butterfly

    Again, not my most favorite band but I'll give it a listen..


    I was trying to think of the artist who did that song with Ozzy 'If I Close My Eyes Forever'..Course I couldn't remember until after I left the store.. doh.gif Lita Ford..

  13. Regardless of who plays who, it's going to be tough to top The Dark Knight IMO.


    Actually, I just saw 'The Dark Knight' and it was a let down for me. It was good, but I was kinda disappointed. I was expecting it to be better. That's what I get for waiting so long to see it..Hopefully that article is wrong about the ending of the next one..I would hate to know the ending of the movie before I see it..

  14. Such sad news for all fans of Star Trek.. :biggrin: She is with Gene..


    Majel Barrett Roddenberry passed away this morning, December 18, 2008, at 12:27 AM in her Bel Air home. She died peacefully, in her sleep, and was surrounded by family and loved ones.


    "My mother truly acknowledged and appreciated the fact that Star Trek fans played a vital role in keeping the Roddenberry dream alive for the past 42 years. It was her love for the fans, and their love in return, that kept her going for so long after my father passed away." - Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, Jr.