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01 May 2013 @ 03:23 pm
I have updated my site with New pictures,video bloopers and Star Trek Into Darkness page.

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16 November 2009 @ 03:55 pm

Using an iPhone, sensor chip and programming, a NASA scientist creates a limited tricorder to sense trace amounts of certain gasses.

Jing Li and his team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffet Field, California, used a silicon-sensing chip in micro-board with sixty-four nanosectors.

The device can detect even trace amounts of ammonia, methane and chlorine gas in the air. It can communicate the results to other iPhone or to a computer.
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Current Music: Archer's Theme - Star Trek:Enterprise
25 March 2009 @ 01:19 pm
According to Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry Jr., only son of Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Star Trek XI would have received a strong thumbs up from his father.

As reported by Mania.com, in the first part of a two-part interview, Rod Roddenberry explained that his father had been ready to hand the reins of Star Trek over to someone new. "I think he would love it," said Roddenberry. "I think he would put his arm around J.J. [Abrams] and hand over the keys, so to speak. He would say, 'This baby is yours.'"
This belief that his father would be happy was based on an interview that was done in the Star Trek Communicator while Gene Roddenberry was still alive. "My father said, in essence, 'I look forward to the next young writer who will come up and take steps beyond what I have done to create the next Star Trek and make it better," said Roddenberry. "I think, in his older years, he was more than happy to pass the torch on to someone who was young, smart and able to take the next steps with it."

Abrams is that guy, according to Roddenberry. "I think if my father had been able to get to know J.J. Abrams, he would have gladly given the reins to him."

But Roddenberry himself isn't 100% sure about Star Trek XI. "I just want to make sure this new film doesn't become Star Wars," he said. "My concern is that it will be an awesome Star Wars/sci-fi/action movie, but will lose the subtext and metaphors that were at the core of Star Trek's humanity. I don't think it should go as deep as Star Trek: The Motion Picture did, but I just what to make sure the bad guy isn't a black and white bad guy like in Star Trek: Nemesis."
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In Memory of Kellie Waymire (Elizabeth Cutler)
Born July 27, 1967
Passed Away November 13, 2003

Tribute to Cutler
26 July 2008 @ 09:12 pm
02 June 2007 @ 12:07 am
Happy 36th Birthday Anthony T. Montgomery (Travis Mayweather)

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01 June 2007 @ 03:21 pm
Happy 67th Birthday Rene Auberjonois (Odo)

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30 May 2007 @ 09:31 am
Happy 54th Birthday Colm Meaney (Miles O´ Brien)

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20 May 2007 @ 08:59 am
Happy 71st Birthday Anthony Zerbe (Dougherty from Insurrection)

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20 May 2007 @ 08:54 am
Happy 47th Birthday John Billingsley (Phlox)

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29 April 2007 @ 09:16 am
Happy 52nd Birthday Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway)

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17 March 2007 @ 12:02 am

Happy St Patrick's Day and I have added a new page to my site Tribute to Janet Munro
(Katie O'Gill)
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07 December 2006 @ 06:45 pm
I have added a new page called Get A Life!
I have Updated My Dog Breezy Page
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23 October 2006 @ 11:49 pm
Jane Wyatt, who played Spock's mother Amanda on the original series and in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, died Friday at age 96 in her home in Los Angeles. She was best known for playing another television mother - Margaret Anderson on Father Knows Best.

Though the three-time Emmy winner had suffered a stroke more than a decade ago that left her with health problems, her mental faculties were unimpaired, said her son Christopher Ward in an Associated Press interview (via MSNBC).

The daughter of an investment banker and a theatre critic descended from one of America's oldest Dutch families, Wyatt came from an affluent family and attended Barnard College before joining the Berkshire Playhouse and soon appearing on Broadway. She made the ability to continue to work onstage a condition of signing a contract with Universal Pictures in 1934. She married college sweetheart Edgar Ward in 1935; the pair had two sons, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The six years Wyatt spent on Father Knows Best made her instantly recognizable to many Americans even as it perpetuated family stereotypes of the 1950s while ignoring social realities like poverty, racial struggle and feminism. (The Simpsons' Springfield is named in mocking tribute to the Springfield of Father Knows Best.) In 1966, Wyatt commented that the actors "tried to preserve the tradition that every show had something to say. The children were complicated personally, not just kids. We weren’t just five Pollyannas."

She played a less conventional mother on Star Trek: a human woman married to a Vulcan and living on his world. Amanda first appeared in "Journey to Babel", where she acted as an intermediary between Spock and his estranged father, Sarek. One of the more memorable female guest roles on a series with numerous exotic women, Amanda told Dr. McCoy that Spock had been very fond of a pet she compared to a teddy bear and admitted to Captain Kirk that it took her many years to learn to pronounce her Vulcan family name.

In Star Trek IV, Amanda reminded her son not to neglect integrating his human aspects after Spock died and was reborn in the previous two films. Amanda herself reportedly had died by the time of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Sarek had married another human woman.
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23 October 2006 @ 03:15 am
Technology to hide objects that has been compared to Star Trek's cloaking device and Harry Potter's invisibility cloak is under investigation at Duke University.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Duke researchers have developed a device that can hide objects by bending electromagnetic waves to pass around the object, hiding the object from an observer, though at present the "invisibility cloak" works only with microwave radiation and only in two dimensions.

"It's a very good achievement...it's surprising that it's as simple as it is and that it works so well," said physicist Ulf Leonhardt of the University of St. Andrews. Tests of the new device offer the first steps in proving a theory first published only a few months ago, similar to one Leonhardt has worked on.

One of the electrical engineers who worked on the device, Duke's David R. Smith, said that the device's shortcomings stemmed from how rapidly they worked to develop a prototype. "We did this work very quickly...and that led to a cloak that is not optimal," he said, adding that his team has the technology to develop a more effective cloak that will hide a three-dimensional object the size of a toaster. In order to bend visible light waves, nanofabrication techniques will likely be necessary.

The most immediate applications for the technology would be to focus solar energy onto collection cells or to enable wireless transmissions to bypass structures. Much of the funding for the research comes from the military.
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09 October 2006 @ 01:48 pm
Happy 52nd Birthday Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer)

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29 September 2006 @ 01:49 pm
A Discovery Channel article states that the University of Melbourne professor, an admitted fan, wrote a dissertation on media and popular culture which claimed that science fiction media like Star Trek can influence real developments in science, like the space shuttle.

"Because it's gone on for so many decades ['Star Trek' has] had a big impact on what people think about space and what might be possible in the future," she said. "A lot of NASA astronauts cite it as their inspiration; scientists have cited it as their inspiration for new technology." Star Trek also influenced the development of clamshell cell phones and automatic doors.

"They can't beam you up yet but they're starting to do experiments along those lines," noted Baker, who added that Star Trek had a tendency to place humans at the center of its ever-expanding universe, incorporating ancient mythology both directly, with the presence of Apollo, and indirectly, with siren-type women luring men to their doom. "Just as you might have met strange creatures in an ancient myth, instead you find strange creatures in outer space."
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24 September 2006 @ 05:42 pm
Weird Al New (music video)

White & Nerdy
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15 September 2006 @ 02:05 pm
Happy 29th Birthday Tom Hardy (Shinzon from Nemesis)

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