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Trekkies Rejoice: The Mission Continues

SmuttyCat is a long time fan of sci-fi and all things Trek.

Now a great group has banded to bring us fresh episodes of adventures from Star Trek The Original Series.  With staff and crew who have plenty of professional chops, this is a great project. Scotty is even played by the son of James Doohan.  What more could you want? Well, maybe Uhura could get a better wig that doesn’t move as much. After all, hairspray was a staple in the period and they are trying to be accurate. Also, Spock will need to work on the one-eyebrow lift patented by Leonard Nimoy. It just adds that ultra-Vulcan touch.

Currently there is one complete episode available to watch with a current Kickstarter campaign to raise additional funds for future episodes. SmuttyCat is always in  favor of more Star Trek of any kind (except Enteprise, that’s quite enough of that) and strongly encourages everyone to open their piggy banks and donate now to improve entertainment.

Enjoy the first episode, “Pilgrim of Eternity” starring Michael Forest reprising his role as Apollo below.  And keep up with the news on their website. And if you donate, let them know SmuttyCat sent you.

Watch long and prosper.

Star Trek Continues E01 “Pilgrim of Eternity” from Star Trek Continues on Vimeo.

Trek into Theaters May 15

Credit: Yahoo! Movies
Credit: Yahoo! Movies

SmuttyCat is a Trekkie, all things Trek are good entertainment.  While SmuttyCat had reservations on the new universe version depicted in the latest iteration of Star Trek movies, he has come around.

The latest movie is packed with effects, action and destruction.  In fact, from the trailers to date, it is hard to imagine a happy, Trek-like ending. So, if you like action, explosions, dare devil leaps and lots of nail-biting, Star Trek Into Darkness is your summer movie. Warping into theaters May 17, it has the unenviable task of following Iron Man 3.

But with a stellar cast, solid script and extra special effects, Star Trek Into Darkness has something for everyone.

SmuttyCat has his popcorn ready.

Great Sci-Fi Escapes

Smutty NapSmutty found some great Sci-Fi to veg out on.  When you need a stay-cation for the weekend or just need to spend quality time with your pet, try out some of these.  If you haven’t seen them from the beginning, use a streaming service or the network web site to go back and catch up on episodes.

Star Wars Clone Wars *FAMILY FRIENDLY*
The very notion of Sci-Fi comes from both Star Trek and Star Wars. These two franchises set the gold standard for the type. Clone Wars has stunning visuals and is set between the second and third Star Wars movies .  It follows Jedi knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in their roles as generals of the Clone Wars. Shared adventures take them across worlds both familiar and not, fighting with the clone army in battles against the Separatists, and other foes old and new.

The show provides a glimpse into never-before-seen parts of the Star Wars universe, and like the movies is a great family shared adventure.

Alphas
Currently airing on SyFy, Alphas is about a group of seemingly normal people who have superpowers, called Alpha abilities, like heightened senses, strength and the ability to see communications signals as streams of data.

Along with their psychologist, Dr. Rosen, they’re employed by the government as part of a secret program to track down criminal Alphas. It starts out as a by-the-books superhero tale and quickly becomes an intriguing mix of secret agendas, questionable loyalties, and surprising twists that’ll have you wondering who the bad guys are.

Falling Skies
A tale of invasion set after alien overlords have decimated most of the human race, leaving only a few pockets of resistance struggling to fight back. The series focuses on one group in particular, a mixture of civilians and military from Massachusetts.

The greatness of the show plays off of the human drama that unfolds among the survivors rather than massive special effects battle sequences.

Futurama – *NOT FOR KIDS*
A hilarious series following the misadventures of an intergalactic delivery company called Planet Express. The central character, Philip J. Fry, is a regular pizza-eating, beer-drinking everyman from the 20th century who gets cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the 31st century.

He find himself in one crazy situation after another, along with his very decrepit great nephew Professor Farnsworth, a headstrong cyclops named Leela, an alcoholic robot named Bender, and a whole host of other oddballs. While not for the whole family, this is great fun for not sensitive adults.

Prometheus, Star Trek and Toy Story; Who Knew?

Some movies are simply great and nothing could improve them.  Some movies seem to go together like cats and naps.  A few talented humans have managed to merge some good movies into great mash ups.  Like The Lion King Rises, these are made by a master.  Enjoy your weekend when you stop laughing.

Smutty thanks Ripley Connor for introducing us to these great videos.

The Sky Is Falling… Oh Wait, It’s a Satellite

Satellite fallingSmutty was quite alarmed to learn that a satellite was falling out of the sky. Even more alarming was that idea that there was a good chance that Smutty might be hit by some debris from the satellite. But, good news, the bad satellite missed Smutty and everyone he knows.
Apparently no one was hurt by sky garbage and all is right with the world.

Among the many things to come out of all this hoopla is a Star Trek/Star Wars type phone app that let humans track the satellite while it was falling.  Smutty thinks this is hilarious.  Imagine being hit by space garbage while Tweeting it on your cell phone.   Not a good way to go.

Cats and dogs don’t need a cell phone app to tell them to hide under the nearest bed or chair.  Pets can sense when there is a problem with the sky and they dive for cover.  So next time there is danger coming from the sky, don’t look at your cell phone, watch your pet.  They will show you what to do.

The Ferengi Have It Right

EnterpriseMy human watches a lot of Star Trek.  I didn’t like it at first, but some of the episodes seem like they are real life.  For instance, in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, the Ferengis get a lot of focus and we learn a lot about their fictional culture.  One of the things they revere is the quest for profit above all else.  This is governed by their Rules of Acquisition.

Rule of Acquisition number 285 is; No Good Deed Ever Goes Unpunished.  Apparently the IRS subscribes to this theory also.  For instance, in the feel good article about a fan returning a treasured baseball to Derek Jeter, there is speculation on just how much the fan will have to pay in taxes for the rewards he was given for doing the right thing.

Now, there has always been a gift tax to prevent wealthy people from just putting items in family members’ names to avoid taxes.  However, Smutty thinks that when a citizen stands up and does what America CLAIMS is the right thing, there should be no tax on his reward.

Maybe if more humans were rewarded without punishment also, we could reach the enlightened level of society envisioned by Star Trek.  No poverty, no hunger, no war (at least on Earth).

The thought of paradise makes me sleepy… nap time.