Trekkies rejoice

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  1. Abu Chowdah

    Excellent.

    This one also looks pretty great, if you like zombie shlock:

    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=GB#

  2. Abu Chowdah

    Aargh, link fail.

    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=GB#/watch?v=1FVyUL1Q06M

    It’s Warm Bodies. Looks as funny as Zombieland.

  3. Cold-Hands

    Why am I having flashbacks to “Wrath of Khan”?

  4. C.L.

    Woo-hoo!

    I’ve actually been watching TNG box set the last several weeks.

    It’s cool that the Federation honours Santamaria’s NCC on all their ships.

  5. Anne

    Thanks Abu, “Warm Bodies” looks fantastic. I’m obsessed with The Walking Dead currently. I’ll keep my eye out for this one.

    CL, what’s TNG?

  6. C.L.

    Anne: TNG = Star Trek: The Next Generation.

  7. Anne

    Thanks CL. Some really good productions coming out of the US recently.

  8. Jarrah

    “Trekkies rejoice”

    Sinclair outs himself :-)

  9. Jarrah

    “I’m obsessed with The Walking Dead currently.”

    Have you read the comic? More interesting, and much darker.

    Also, do you agree that ‘mid-season finale’ is a contradiction in terms?

  10. Sinclair Davidson

    Jarrah – I won the best Shakespeare rendition at our staff party last year when I did a piece in the original Klingon.

  11. Jarrah

    “in the original Klingon”

    Now I know you’re pulling my leg.

  12. Sinclair Davidson

    Now I know you’re pulling my leg.

    Hmmm, no. Came second in the air guitar competition – very disappointed.

  13. Jim Rose

    when is the release data?

  14. Brian of Moorabbin

    Personally I’m looking forward to this, more than any new Star Trek film.

  15. Sinclair Davidson

    Enders Game? Awesome.

  16. Sinclair Davidson

    On that note, just finished reading Peter Hamilton’s new book Great North Road. One of his better novels (and the competition is stiff).

  17. Anne

    Have you read the comic? More interesting, and much darker.

    Where do I get the comics Jarrah?

    Also, do you agree that ‘mid-season finale’ is a contradiction in terms?

    Hmmm, a little conflicted about that but will try to carry on…

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Where do I get the comics Jarrah?

    Ask any virgin.

  19. C.L.

    Gotta say, watching TNG again, I love Deanna Troi.

    Such hips!

    She’s now 57.

    Still looking good:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marinasirtis2008.jpg

  20. Sinclair Davidson

    Anne – depending where you live. Comics r us carry it as does Minotaur in Melbourne and I suspect Galaxy in Sydney would have it too.

    I did read the first volume but was underwhelmed.

  21. Sinclair Davidson

    CL – she looks much better irl than in the tv show.

  22. Jarrah

    “Gotta say, watching TNG again, I love Deanna Troi. Such hips!”

    It’s the accent that gets me.

    “she looks much better irl than in the tv show.”

    Except for the first episode. That uniform..!

  23. Anne

    Where do I get the comics Jarrah?

    Ask any virgin.

    I don’t know any….

  24. Anne

    Thanks Sinclair, I’ll check out Minotaur. Can’t get them online I suppose?

  25. Jarrah

    “Where do I get the comics Jarrah?”

    I would definitely not recommend that you go to piratebay.se, it’s a haven for, well, pirates (AKA copyright infringers, arrr) and you might get scurvy. You should go to a comic store and ask them to order it in (they won’t have it in stock), or visit Better World Books if you want online ordering and free delivery of the first volume for $61.43 (info from booko.com.au, the search engine for books).

  26. Anne

    Thanks so much Jarrah. Much obliged.

  27. Sinclair Davidson

    Can’t get them online I suppose?

    Probably. And cheaper too I suspect.

    If you’re in Melbourne also try the Comics r us in Bourke street and also in Chapel street.

  28. Sinclair Davidson

    Amazon have a paperback and kindle version.

  29. Anne

    Kindle…perfect! Thanks.

  30. Splatacrobat

    Q.Why is the Starship Enterprise like toilet paper?
    A. They both glide around Uranus wiping Kingons off.

    An oldie but a goodie.

  31. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Sinc: read Iain M Banks’ The Hydrogen Sonata.

    Very good, like all his Culture novels.

    Just re-reading ‘The Wasp factory’.

  32. Sinclair Davidson

    Will do. Haven’t read Banks for a few years. He is okay. But not a favourite.

  33. C.L.

    CL, those aren’t hips!

    LOL.

    No. No they’re not.

    But trust me, she has lovely hips too.

  34. tbh

    Firstly, Marina Sirtis — yes please.

    Secondly:

    Personally I’m looking forward to this, more than any new Star Trek film.

    Hell yes! Loved the book. Hope the movie is just as good.

  35. Splatacrobat

    The rumour is that William Shatner may reprise his role as Kirk.
    Leonard Nimoy will direct and co star. The storyline will revolve around Mr Spock’s frosty relationship with Kirk.

    Keep a watch out for “Shit my Captain says”.

  36. “Ask any virgin.
    I don’t know any….”

    Not any more. Oops…sorry;-))

  37. Derp

    Nice tip on Great North Road.
    It’s on my pickup list.

  38. Abu Chowdah

    What Jarrah meant, Sinc, was that the “original” langugae of Shakespeare was not Klingon. Unless you know something we don’t!

  39. mct

    Haven’t read Banks for a few years. He is okay. But not a favourite.

    Ghastly lack of taste exposed. Hydrogen Sonata is his best work in ages.

  40. tylos

    What Jarrah meant, Sinc, was that the “original” langugae of Shakespeare was not Klingon

    I do believe Sinc is referencing a gag from the Klingon Ambassador in StarTrek VI.

  41. Fleeced

    Why am I having flashbacks to “Wrath of Khan”?

    Rumour is it’s Gary Mitchell, not Khan – an esper-oriented character and close friend of Kirk from TOS – who wigged out when he encountered the galactic barrier… but that could just be misinformation.

  42. Fleeced

    I’ve actually been watching TNG box set the last several weeks.

    I’ve been re-watching DS9 of late – only a season and a bit to go… DS9 wasn’t everyone’s favourite, but I liked it. Not a patch on Babylon 5 though ;)

  43. Jarrah

    Just watched the trailer for the first time, and my god films these days are going overboard on the constant blue/orange contrast. It’s like they’ve discovered a new rule of thirds and don’t have the imagination to break away from it.

  44. Tator

    MMM DS9, gotta love a show with a ballsy lil ship like the USS Defiant. The A10 Warthog of the Star Trek universe, ugly but tough. Have got the box set of DS9 and have just finished watching Babylon 5 from start to finish. Tis a good way to entertain oneself when on long road trips out in the back of the black stump when moving big mining tonka toys around. You get sick of watching Austar and Springsteens 52 channels and nothings on is a common occurance.

  45. Tator

    Sinkers,
    you would love my favourite Tshirt. All Red with a Starfleet emblem in the appropriate place and in big letters on the front “UH OH”, then there is my water bottle which has a Gorn chasing a redshirt with “Run Redshirt Run” under it

  46. Sinclair Davidson

    Jarrah – whatever they’re doing, it looks awesome.

    Tator – yes, sounds good.

  47. Fleeced

    B5 was an awesome show Tator, even if some of the acting and dialogue was wooden (not to mention the woeful Byron arc in season 5). But it had more than enough good points to overcome it’s weaknesses, not least of which includes G’Kar and Londo.

    It was torture watching it on free to air back in the day – so many delays.

  48. wreckage

    G’Kar and Londo.

    If you can make it through the patchy acting and occasionally awful dialogue in other parts, the respective story arcs of those two guys make it all worthwhile. Fantastic stuff.

  49. tbh

    Sinkers,
    you would love my favourite Tshirt. All Red with a Starfleet emblem in the appropriate place and in big letters on the front “UH OH”, then there is my water bottle which has a Gorn chasing a redshirt with “Run Redshirt Run” under it

    While on the subject of sci-fi t-shirts, let me put in a recommendation for the online store Last Exit to Nowhere (based in the UK) for all your nerdy culture needs. I got a couple of Blade Runner themed shirts, plus another from the movie High Fidelity.

    http://www.lastexittonowhere.com/

  50. Cold-Hands

    Rumour is it’s Gary Mitchell, not Khan – an esper-oriented character and close friend of Kirk from TOS – who wigged out when he encountered the galactic barrier… but that could just be misinformation.

    It’s hard to see Benedict Cumberbatch, the new villain, as a “close friend of Kirk”. Even with the new timeline, he’d have to get to the Galactic Barrier to transform into the potential villain. If not Khan himself, he is more likely to be another survivor of the Eugenics Wars like Khan, genetically engineered to be superhuman.

  51. Fleeced

    Cumberbatch is only a few years older than Pine… An Augment coming out of stasis is certainly a possibility (even Khan himself)… in fact the timeline would be about right for when Enterprise discovered them the first time (in original series) – but it wouldn’t work as well as Wrath of Khan movie, since there’s no personal connection with Kirk, as Kirk hasn’t sent him to exile.

  52. Tator

    FLat and Londo, many a laugh was had when those two “clowns” interacted, then again my fab was Garibaldi. As for DS9, best episode was “Trials and Tribblations” cross over with the original series

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