All I want to say about this post is that I would love a basement like this:
Canadian Trek Fan Creates Out-Of-This-World Enterprise-themed Basement
here are Star Trek fans and then there’s Line Rainville. A hardcore fan of The Original Series, Rainville spent $30,000 giving the basement in her Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec, home a Trek overhaul. As such, she re-created portions of the Enterprise bridge, recreation room, observation deck, transporter room and Spock’s quarters.
“I was 9 when I first watched Star Trek in French with my father,” Rainville, who is a social worker, told CNET. “I became addicted to this show and during the week, and I looked forward to each Tuesday at seven for another episode. I enjoyed Star Trek because it was about space, unknown worlds, and aliens who often ended up being more friendly than expected. I enjoyed learning about Vulcans and seeing the interactions between the characters.”
It took Rainville more than a year to fully realize her suite of Star Trek rooms. According to CNET, she tracked down a tricorder and 3D chess set online, and then re-created such props as Vulcan bells, food replicators and utility piping. Rainville also perused dozens of online and brick-and-mortar shops in search of a fabric that resembled that seen on Spock’s bed, ultimately electing to craft her own bedspread with the identical pattern.
A long time ago I found this Star Trek Trivia game for DOS. It was clearly published before TNG and even possibly before the movies (I don’t remember any trivia related to them). Heck it doesn’t even refer to TOS as TOS – it’s just Star Trek. Which is pretty cool if you think about it. Of course, since it doesn’t mention any of the sequel series you have to confine yourself to TOS when you answer the questions and they are a tad nerdy. But then again, I am assuming that the person who made this game WAS nerdy. So it all works! Enjoy!
And Finally, the title screen (grabbed by me yesterday):
Click here to get your own free copy of this game (DOS BOX is required).
So, Star Trek 1 and 2 are bad. Duh!!!!! They made a shit load of money but sucked balls! Like how many things? Anyway, it’s being blasted and poor Simon Pegg feels the need to defend it. I mean Scotty was really awesome, so everything is okay . . . And if you work really hard then it’s going to be good . . . Really? Because that’s totally true . . . I guess we should shut the fuck up now . . .
Simon Pegg Blasts Star Trek ‘Into Darkness’ Haters: ‘F**k You!’
Simon Pegg has blasted Star Trek fans who voted this summer’s ‘Into Darkness’ movie the worst of the series, with the actor saying that he would just say “f**k you” to anybody who has criticised the film.
The movie which opened in May has been criticised by fans, but Simon has hit out at claims that the latest flick may be the worst of the franchise.
Pegg tells The Huffington Post: “It’s asinine, you know? It’s ridiculous. And frustrating, as well, because a lot of hard work and love went into that movie, and all JJ wanted to do was make a film that people really enjoyed,” he said.
“So, to be subject to that level of sort of, like, crass f**king ire, I just say, ‘F**k you’.”
Simon compared the movie’s reaction to ‘Into Darkness’ to that of “when you tire of an indie band that you love because they get a number one single”.
“Star Trek Into Darkness is the most successful Star Trek movie ever made,” he said, “It is, in terms of what it took at the box office and how many people went to see it. More people saw that film than any iteration of Star Trek that existed before. That is probably slightly annoying to some Star Trek fans – which I totally understand.”
Simon Pegg has defended Star Trek: Into Darkness (Photo: WENN)
Meanwhile, despite the film’s negative comments, it was recently revealed that Star Trek 3 should be starting filming next year.
Speaking at the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh, Quinto who plays Spock in the new series of films, let slip that everyone is keen to start work on the next movie: “Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year. It’s going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That’s the plan, although nothing is confirmed yet,” BuzzHub reports.
The actor was then apparently asked if he knew whether Abrams would be returning, despite the director recently being announced as the man to helm the first in a new series of Star Wars films.
According to BuzzHub, Quinto did say that Abrams, who helped Into Darkness gross more than $440 million worldwide, was planning to direct Star Trek 3 but “did not elaborate.”
If Zachary is right and Star Trek 3 receives a 2014 shoot date, it looks doubtful JJ will be on board as it was announced last month that Star Wars: Episode VII will commence filming next year.
Dude, you’re taking the gentle Fuck You too far. You’re not supposed to tell the audience that!!!! That just plain insults them. Which will make them turn on you like a pack of dogs – you silly Pegg!!!
Well, that’s it for now! See you tomorrow!
So, I have blasted “Into Darkness” before and I will blast it again. It’s crap, it’s insulting to fans, and it’s NOT Star Trek. Oh! And they can shove it up their ass. That’s about it.
Or is it?
Cause my favorite Youtube channel has featured “Into Darkness”! Enjoy as they blast this crappy and unoriginal movie:
So, by now most of everyone has seen Star Trek 2 Into Darkness. I haven’t but I don’t intend to so I don’t care about it. Beyond to blast it. After all, it’s going to have the same problems I had with the original movie plus some new ones. Y’know since the same director was directing. So, I decided NOT to support Paramount making bad movies. Which most people seem to do.
“We have to support it – otherwise they’ll get rid of it!” Seriously, you think that? Star Trek is too much of a cash cow to ever fully kill and if we support crap like “Into Dumbness”, well then they keep making more of them. Do you really want Star Wars with a Star Trek wrapper? I don’t. I don’t like Star Wars that much . . . But if you do, then please keep supporting Paramount with these ventures!
Anyway . . .
So, “Into Dumbness” is being blasted for being bad. DUH!!!! After all, it was a bad recycling of “Wrath of Khan.” Now, I know that the movie was the box office success. It made them a heap of money (YAY!!!!). Which means yet another crappy Star Trek Movie featuring this cast. YAY!!!!! When it will come out or who will direct it is up in the air (since JJ Abrams has gotten his dream job of directing Star Wars). But it will come out. And it will most likely suck. Which is a shame because they can do so much better . . .
Here’s the irony: I like some of the cast. I like Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, and Karl Urban who played Spock, Scotty, and Bones. They were enough like the originals to be believable while adding something new to the mix. I didn’t like the fact they all looked about the same age (despite originally not being the same age), but hey! It’s a new universe so who cares! They got their characters right (for the most part).
What’s worse is that after seeing the first Star Trek movie, I would cast them – again. Just not the others. Especially, Pine. He would be the first out the door. The others would have to fight for their old roles. They would have to prove to me that they could do it better than someone else. Which I doubt they could. But they would have the chance . . .
That’s more than I could say of Pine.
Of course, I am not the right person to direct this film. You need someone experienced with directing Hollywood movies to do it right. But you also need someone who has an interest in Star Trek and understands it. They don’t have to be a fan but they have to understand it. Sadly, JJ Abrams didn’t. He failed and his movies failed. Regardless of how the box office did. They weren’t Star Trek. They were absurd parodies of them. Not worthy of the name . . .
Stay tuned for more crap about “Into Dumbness . . .”
If you have followed me long enough by now, you’ll know I love Captain Kirk! Hell, I listen to a podcast called “look at his butt,” which talks about nothing but him. So, you know I’m going to pay attention when I find a video like this. I mean what is William Shatner’s hammiest fight moves? There are so many – what would make the cut? Well, Watch Mojo has the answer for you:
So, this was in a power plant somewhere. Where, I dunno. But who cares! It’s kinda sad and you’ll see why:
Now, the “spoof”, as they call it, isn’t bad. But it isn’t good either. And if this was made by anyone else, we wouldn’t care. There are tons and I mean tons of Fan Productions of Star Trek out there. It is almost as plentiful as fanfics for Star Trek – almost. That’s not what is bad about it. It’s that they used govt. money to make this. Of course, I am happy that this film cost a lot less than the last one that I saw. They used preexisting facilities with cheap, homemade-looking costumes. I like that. It’s more economical than the IRS’s wonder, but was it the best way to communicate what they needed to say? That is something, we’ll all have to find out.
So, I saw this parody video on youtube the otherday. It was a tax – Star Trek parody. It wasn’t very good, but it was sweet – like most fan productions. So I dismissed it as some tax people making something to blow off steam. Then I found this news article:
IRS: Mistake to Have Filmed a ‘Star Trek’ Parody
Then I was interested.
What was this video and why was it making the IRS blush? I had to know. So, I found it again and rewatched it:
All I could see what bad jokes that turned into boredom – exactly as it was the first time. Now it could be funny if you edited it a bit differently, but does such a video exist? Well, yes it does . . . I think . . .
Hmm . . . it’s not good, but at least it’s funnier. Of course, it cut out one of the best jokes, so I dunno . . .
WAIT >>>> OH, CRAP >>>>
I forgot that this was made using tax payer’s money. Now, I am all for letting IRS people have a little fun at Star Trek – even if it is bad. So, long as they use only the minimum of tax payer’s funds. They could have used Greenscreen for the sets or had it entirely set on a planet and used real places for sets. But they didn’t and they wasted a crap load of money doing it. This isn’t a normal fan production and I have to remind myself of that.
It’s okay for fans to make bad films based off of the show they love so much. Being creative is a part of fandom. (Don’t believe me? Watch William Shatner’s Get a Life. Also available on netflix.) It when you waste public money on this that I take issue. I get that they require training videos and that Star Trek is a great medium to communicate that with. They just didn’t need to spend 60,000 dollars of our money to do it.
But don’t take my word for it, take theirs: