“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”.
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. Continue reading Opening: “Star Trek Beyond” (7/22/2016)→
While I can in no way see into the future there is one thing that I am very certain about for the upcoming 2016 year and that is that there are a lot of movies to see in your next twelve months. We’re getting an ample supply of super-hero films, a second “Independence Day” and now it seems that there is a new film for the Trekkies with “Star Trek Beyond”. Let’s take a look at the trailer below and discuss briefly.
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). Continue reading Check The Trailer” Star Trek Beyond” (2016)→
Earlier today as I was rushing out on some errands I received a text from a friend informing me that actor Leonard Nimoy had passed away. The actor whose name was synonymous with the Science Fiction genre is most famously known for having portrayed Mr. Spock in Gene Roddenberry’s futuristic adventure series “Star Trek”. He was 83 years old.
Nimoy starred in numerous roles in film and television with an acting career that begin in 1951 but it was during the 1966 “Star Trek” series that his greatest adventure would launch as Roddenberry’s Mr. Spock. The show ran until 1968 and Nimoy would reprise this role in no less than seven films for the franchise including the most recent 2013 reboot effort where he is “Spock Prime”. While I did not follow the show during its airtime (I was only one when it started and three at its end), I would begin watching it around six or seven and remember times sitting in my Grandmother’s kitchen watching these space-age soap operas on a very small black and white screen. The good old days in some sense since it was loaded with innocence at the time. He was one of my very first hero figures when it came down to it along with Adam Wests Batman as both figures were constants during my allowed television time. That being said, I knew how to make the Spock sign for “live long and prosper” at a very young age 🙂 You’ll see that further down in this reflection. A couple of days ago Nimoy was admitted to the hospital when he complained about chest pains. He had revealed that he suffered from COPD (even though he had stopped being a chain smoker more than thirty years ago). It would be the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that would take him from us today. He is survived by his wife, two children and six grand children and shall be missed not only by them but by Science Fiction fans everywhere both young and old.
The photo above was the one I put out there when I heard the news and quickly offered up some quick Social Networking reflection. It surely served the immediate purpose but going forward its one of the things that all of Nimoy’s fans will instantly recognize. Thank you Leonard Nimoy for giving so many of us kids a hero to grow up with and admire. In our minds you shall forever “Live Long and Prosper”. Rest in Peace and say hello to my Nan for me. Fans of this talented man are encouraged to leave their own thoughts about his life and passing in the comments section that has been left open for you to do so.
As there is far too much to paraphrase, you can learn more about the talented actor/author via his official Wiki entry HERE
“Space… the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life forms and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before”. Such was the phrasing of the very famous quote from the classic television show at the closing of the 2009 “Star Trek” film as they were read by Leonard Nimoy himself. Today the sequel to that film opens in theaters everywhere and is entitled “Star Trek Into Darkness”.