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Star Trek

Star Trek, Enterprise, Space Ship, Science Fiction, TV, Television

Exhibited at the “Star Trek Experience” in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. On the left, is “Voyager”
from the show of the same name, and the Enterprise from Star Trek:The Next Generation.


“Klaatu Barada Nikto”

Roswell, NM, Alien, Aliens, UFO, Movie, Science Fiction

The Aliens and I met in secret in Roswell, NM.


Blade Runner 2049


Star Trek

Star Trek, Galileo, Shuttlecraft, Science Fiction, TV, Televison

The original Star Trek Galileo Shuttlecraft from the TV show
is restored and on display in the USS Intrepid in New York.


Alien Planet

Iceland

When in Iceland, there are locations that are like standing on an alien planet.


The Eye of the Beholder

Comic Con, New York, Twilight Zone, Cosplay

Comic Con guests dressed as the doctors from the Twilight Zone episode.


Star Trek – Happy 50th Anniversary!

star-trek-romulan

I have been a Trekkie/Trekker since the beginning. Or almost the beginning. I started watching at the 3rd episode in 1966 and haven’t stopped. I, along with some friends, were at the first (and I do mean FIRST) Star Trek convention in New York City at the Statler Hilton Hotel in 1972. (The hotel has since changed hands and is across from Penn Station.) 500 fans were expected to show up. Over 3000 did, along with Gene Roddenberry and other notable guests.

As the years passed, I have watched hours of Trek reruns, the new spinoff shows, the movies, etc. In my heart, the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy is (and always will be) my favorite.

The photograph above was made in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. For several years the “Star Trek Experience” was on display there. There were gift shops, several restaurants and actors dressed up as characters from the show. Pictured above is an alien known as an “Orion” standing next to my son.


Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek, Enterprise, Space Ship, Science Fiction, TV, Television

I have been a Trekkie/Trekker since the beginning. Or almost the beginning. I started watching at the 3rd episode in 1966 and haven’t stopped. I, along with some friends, were at the first (and I do mean FIRST) Star Trek convention in New York City at the Statler Hilton Hotel in 1972. (The hotel has since changed hands and is across from Penn Station.) 500 fans were expected to show up. Over 3000 did, along with Gene Roddenberry and other notable guests.

As the years passed, I have watched hours of Trek reruns, the new spinoff shows, the movies, etc. In my heart, the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy  is (and always will be) my favorite.

The photograph above was made in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. For several years the “Star Trek Experience” was on display there. There were gift shops, several restaurants, 2 Trek adventures (sorta like a ride), actors dressed up as characters and plenty of props and a history of Star Trek. And hanging from the ceiling were several ships. Very BIG ships. Above, on the left, is “Voyager” from the show of the same name, and the Enterprise from Star Trek:The Next Generation.

And tomorrow is the opening of the new movie – Star Trek Beyond. I’ll be there!


Aliens Amongst Us

comic con, ComicCon,

You never know who you’ll be sitting next to on a bus.


The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars

The battle to save the galaxy from the evil Imperial forces continues…


“Klaatu Barada Nikto”

Roswell, NM, Alien, Aliens, UFO, Movie, Science Fiction

Happy New Year!

(The Aliens and I met in secret in Roswell, NM.)


My Son – The Martian

the martian

I substituted my son’s face for Matt Damon’s.

For those who haven’t seen the new Matt Damon/Ridley Scott film “The Martian”,
I highly recommend it. It’s an old fashioned type of film – the rescue. Today’s
science fiction films with time travel, aliens, warp speed, killer robots can,
at times, have convoluted plots that will leave you scratching your head.
(For the record, I am a big sci-fi fan).
And this simple story comes from the director who made the first “Alien” movie
and “Blade Runner”. Both films are excellent, but “The Martian” is a back-to-basics
story of rescue against a backdrop of state-of-the-art digital graphics that
make everything look real.


Invasion

aliens, invasion, disney world

War of the Worlds in Disney World.


He’s Coming!

Superman

A few more days to rescue…


Star Trek

Star Trek, Enterprise, Space Ship, Science Fiction, TV, Television

I went to see the new Star Trek movie this weekend. I loved it.

I have been a Trekkie/Trekker since the beginning. Or almost the beginning. I started watching at the 3rd episode in 1966 and haven’t stopped. I, along with some friends, were at the first (and I do mean FIRST) Star Trek convention in New York City at the Statler Hilton Hotel in 1972. (The hotel has since changed hands and is across from Penn Station.) 500 fans were expected to show up. Over 3000 did, along with Gene Roddenberry and other notable guests.

As the years passed, I have watched hours of Trek reruns, the new spinoff shows, the movies, etc. In my heart, the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy  is (and always will be) my favorite.

Onto the new movie. Wow! Some serious Trek fans will debate the story and how much it deviates from Trek history and canon, but not me. They didn’t change anybody’s name (he’s not Captain Hornblower), it’s still called the Enterprise and the Federation and Karl Urban NAILS the character of Dr. “Bones” McCoy. (Urban must be channeling DeForest Kelly from the afterlife.) But it wasn’t just Urban, everybody did a wonderful job.

I won’t give any spoilers away for those wanting to see the movie but there were many references to the original TV show – including “tribbles”. And there was also a reference to the LAST spinoff Trek show “Enterprise”. Early in the movie, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) was being called on the carpet for his actions and, in the background, are a collection of federation star ships and one of them was the Enterprise from the television show starring Scott Bakula.

The photograph above was made in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. For several years the “Star Trek Experience” was on display there. There were gift shops, several restaurants, 2 Trek adventures (sorta like a ride), actors dressed up as characters and plenty of props and a history of Star Trek. And hanging from the ceiling were several ships. Very BIG ships. Above, on the left, is “Voyager” from the show of the same name, and the Enterprise from Star Trek:The Next Generation.


Science Fiction

water

“Capt’n! We’re entering a worm hole and the engine ain’t responding!”

“Don’t worry, Scotty. I’ve got a plan.”

“Well, I wish you’d tell me Capt’n.”

“I will, when we get to the other side.”


Greetings Earthlings!

Wasp

My yearbook portrait.