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Happy 50th Anniversary To Star Trek (1966-2016)

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” – That’s how the show began so many years ago and believe it or not we are at the 50th Anniversary of the ground-breaking television series “Star Trek”.

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The earliest memory that I have about watching “Star Trek” was from when I was a small child who had to be no more than six or seven years old at the time. My mother and I lived with my Grandmother at the time and the show was already cancelled from network television for a few years at the time and I was watching the program in syndication on Channel 11. Though it was originally in color, I was not seeing it with such a luxury and was instead watching it on a very small black and white TV that was in my Nan’s kitchen. It was actually the only television that we had at the time. I was hooked from those first viewings and loved the whole original cast with the most appreciation being for Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. I could do the Vulcan “live long and prosper” gesture from that young age and I am sure that it added to my overall weirdness of being a child. The show truly did take my young and still developing mind to far away places and of course I believed a lot of this was in some sense real because there had to be more than only us out there. When it came to some of the alien races I was glad that we were way down here and they way way way out there being addressed by the crew of the Enterprise. Soon enough I would learn that this was just a TV show but it was still damned cool in my eyes. Look how far viewing the program has come. From original airings to syndication on numerous stations to around the world in numerous languages. So far ahead of its time and yet only a show that ran for three seasons. As you can see, I am penning this narrative as a part of my Captain’s Log, Stardate 94289.23 (which is the actual Stardate based on the fun calculator that I found HERE).

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Captain Pierce on the Bridge, USS Enterprise

Actually the photo above was taken by the great staff of Trekonderoga at the recent “Star Trek: Mission New York” convention that I attended. So back to the show. I have too many episodes to line out as favorites but the “Trouble With Tribbles”, the “Devil In The Dark” (Horta) and “Arena” (Gorn) episodes remain the highest in my memory banks even if I cannot quickly recall the titles of the other ones I liked most. No matter what my preference was, I would still be able to binge watch a block of the show at any given moment. To a viewer such as myself, the names of the legendary crew and the cast who played them remain media icons. Thank you first and foremost to Gene Roddenberry for giving us this program and for William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForrest Kelly, George Takei, James Doohan, Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols for bringing Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu, Scotty, Checkov and Uhuru to life. Though many of you have left us at the point of this anniversary, its through these shows that you adventure on forever. That brings me to the end of this missive my dear fellow Trekkies. Please let me know some of your thoughts about the show or even the franchise itself down in the comments section below where it counts the most. “Live Long and Prosper”.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Original_Series

Boldly Going To Star Trek: Mission New York (Part Two)

Hello again my fellow Trekkies, I’m so glad that you have beamed over to the Javits Center with me for my continuing exploration into the “Star Trek: Mission New York” convention. The event took over the famed convention center this past weekend and I’m continuing on with the second batch of fifty visuals for your data banks. Like many of the conventions nowadays, there is an app for that and many have downloaded the Star Trek Mission New York one because they could connect to their respective social networks and each other for the sake of better interaction. Prep the landing party we are heading to surface.

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With the “Star Trek” original series hitting its 50th Anniversary, we saw a lot of popular games with their own specialty edition to be purchased.  For instance here is a Trivial Pursuit that is dedicated to the five year mission.

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Now Playing: “Star Trek Beyond” (7/22/2016)

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“Space the Final Frontier”. Yeah its summertime and the movie mode is surely hot as the next chapter in the Star Trek franchise heads out into uncharted territory with the third film for the new cast and “Star Trek Beyond” which comes care of the folks at Paramount Pictures. As you know, this topic has been touched upon a few times already with a bunch of trailers and some promotional posters but if this is brand-new news to you, please click HERE to give a look to all of those items I mentioned. The new film opens today so I will remind you of this with the poster, premise and casting. Enjoy.

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The Premise:
The crew of the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, are attacked by a seemingly unstoppable wave of unknown aliens forcing them to abandon ship. Stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, the crew find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a hatred of the Federation and what it stands for.
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Paramount Pictures: “Star Trek Beyond” Official Trailer #4

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I’m not going to lie to you here but the very last thing I was expecting to see with only four days remaining until the actual release date was a fourth trailer for Paramount Pictures “Star Trek Beyond”. Could it be that the studio is concerned about the reception? I admit that the very first trailer didn’t sell me but I enjoyed the second and third and even showcased some colorful posters for the film. If you didn’t see all of that, just click HERE to be fully informed. Now let’s get onto this fourth clip.

The Premise: The USS Enterprise crew, led by Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), have been attacked by a powerful unstoppable wave of unknown aliens, who destroy the Enterprise, leaving them stranded on a new planet where they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy. (thanks Wiki).
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Paramount Pictures: “Star Trek Beyond” Promotional Posters

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I’ll keep this introduction brief because I’ve already touched upon the topic of the Paramount Pictures feature “Star Trek Beyond” a few times already with three trailers. To enjoy all of that stuff, just click HERE and it will open the rundown in a new window on your browser. Now it’s time to showcase all of the posters that I noticed and while you might recognize a few from earlier posts, the majority of them will be brand-spanking new. I’ve also included the premise and cast for good measure. Enjoy.

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The Premise: The USS Enterprise crew, led by Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), have been attacked by a powerful unstoppable wave of unknown aliens, who destroy the Enterprise, leaving them stranded on a new planet where they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy. (thanks Wiki).
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