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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Missing – aka Dr Pulaski and Dr Crusher Hug it out.. December 26, 2014

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Missing is another piece of the post-Fall puzzle – and a highly enjoyable piece at that.

This is the post-Fall new DS9 -yup the same era as the Quark eNovella we recently reviewed – but this is a more serious book.

DS9 is still getting its footing back, but this story isn’t about the station as much as it is about Dr. Crusher – who in this book is the Chief Medical Officer (after Bashir left / now with Section 31) – all part of the ruse Beverley created along with Jean-Luc in the Fall.

Crusher meets up with Dr. Pulaski (CMO of Enterprise in Season 2) and that’s a key theme in the story – so too is the return of Odo – and oh yeah – more insight into the secretive Tzenkthi.

Overall – The Missing is a FANTASTIC book and one that we consumed in less than a day , because it was such a great page turning story.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Lust’s Latinum Lost (and Found) – AKA Quark’s Porn Holo Fantasy December 26, 2014

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Lust’s Latinum Lost (and Found) isn’t a typical Star Trek story – this is the first we’ve ever read that focuses just on Quark – and it’s the real deal. The Laws of Acquisition are oft quoted, the pursuit of Latinum a primary goal.

This would have made a fantastic teleplay live episode – it’s that good, funny, humorous and engaging throughout.

Quark is just trying to make a buck (or a bar or two of Latinum) in the new DS9 / post Fall era and the way he’s going to do is via an erotic (semi) holosuite program with a Vulcan.

Yeah – a Vulcan those non-emotional pointy eared…..(except for Pon Far time!)

Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations – The Collectors – a eNovella worth the $$ December 26, 2014

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Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations – The Collectors by Christopher Bennett is a really solid Trek story.

DTI favorite pair of time traveling investigators find themselves 20 million years in the future and with not one / but two Jenna Noi’s in tow.

Yeah it’s good.

A short, but fun time traveling romp and well with the time and $$.

Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed – WOW What a GREAT Story December 26, 2014

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Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed isn’t a good book, it’s a GREAT Star Trek book. From the first page to the last, this is a well thought out story, with alternate timeline, mirror universe, section 31 and Bashir (after the Fall).

We had no idea going in what we were getting into, simply put, we haven’t read much Section 31, but the whole Star Trek universe in the post-Fall era has left us hungry for as much Trek as we can find.

This book continues the post Fall story, Breen/Typhon Pact types still trying to get the upper hand/ Section 31 trying to help (?) The Federation and of course, our hero Bashir to pull it all together.

The real joy in this book though is the wonderful timeline storyline which all gets pulled together in the end – no spoilers here  – this book has an amazing finish.

Star Trek: The Fall – Another Masterful series extends the Star Trek Canon January 19, 2014

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We’ve never been fans of the new rebooted Trek franchise, which is why the Star Trek book that live on in the ‘legacy’ universe are so very much appreciated by us.

The lastest big Star Trek ‘event’ series , known as The Fall – once again re-affirms our faith in all that is good about Star Trek and Star Trek books. This isn’t a big scifi exploration or thought adventure, but rather a scifi policitical drama with more twist, turns, drama that we can count.

Political intrigue, action galore – each book in the series building on the next, each extending the story in new and meaningful ways and each enjoyable in it own right.

Star Trek Into Darkness: Khan, Klingons and Tribles May 20, 2013

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ST13-PosterWe weren’t expecting much from Star Trek Into Darkness..

 

No we didn’t like J J Abrams first Star Trek movie…but Into Darkness..

Not too shabby.

First off..

KLINGONS!!

Yes we get a new era of Klingons in this pic (include super-cool new headgear).

We get Klingon speaking Uhura and Klingons speaking Klingon on Kronos itself.

No classic era Birds of Prey, but a sleek new type of scout ship that looks really cool.

OK next up.

KHAN.

No we didn’t expect to see him either, John Harrison is Khan – who knew? No this isn’t a Ricardo Montoblan Khan, but still a devious Mofo and an excellent villain.

The line by line recitation in this movie from Star Trek II Wrath of Khan – inverted with Kirk getting irradiated and Spock getting the call from Scotty that he needs to come down to Engineering right away…WAS SHEER BRILLIANCE.

Spock screaming out Khan!!! was neat, though a bit mis-placed. In Wrath of Khan, Kirk yells out Khan when he is trapped on the planet beneath Regulla One.

TRIBLES.

Another amazeballs twist, J J went all out to give classic fans things to love. Tribles saved by Khan blood save Kirk.

Overall a fun movie, not a pure classic like Wrath of Khan was/is but vastly better than the first J J Abrams Trek and absolutely an entertaining move that we are likely to see more than once.

J J Abrams ADMITS he’s Still a Star Trek Newbie and Hasn’t seen all the Shows April 24, 2013

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WTF is this dickwad doing managing the Star Trek movies? srsly? You hired this J J Abrams guy?

In an interview in Playboy (yes that playboy), Abrams admits how little he knows about Trek.

Well, I haven’t seen every episode of every version of every Star Trek series, but I’m sure there are many more places to go. What’s great about doing another origin story is that it’s all about anticipating the Star Trek world we know is to come. You can play with who Spock and Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise were before they were Spock and Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. It’s a kind of tease.

 

Star Trek the Video Game: William Shatner vs the Gorn- HILARIOUS!! April 1, 2013

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J J Abrams in his infinite wisdom DID NOT include William Shatner in his reboot of Star Trek – but that’s not stopping the makers of the new Star Trek video from including Shatner in a new promo.

Shattner parodies himself in this clip (and for good measure we’ve put the classic 1967 clip of his first encounter with the gorn too!)

the new game is set for official release on April 26th 2013

 

and the classic episode bit that is being parodied:

Star Trek Into Darkness Official New Look Trailer – Not an April Fools Joke? (but we wish it were) April 1, 2013

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ST13-PosterNo, we haven’t been terribly excited by what we seen so far for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness movie.

We’ve got the former Starfleet officer gone rogue and overtones of a Khan like nemesis.

We’ve got the Starship Enterprise NCC-1701 falling from the skies (again) to crash into the San Francisco area (how many times do we need to see this good ship crash?)

We have a human-centric cast with no clue that the Federation is much larger than humans.

oh

and no Klingons.

that’s right

NO KRIFING KLINGONS.

Usually at this point of a movie release cycle (less than 8 wks to go) the trailers get really interesting. After all, the trailer is the studio’s opportunity to get the best 30-90 seconds of the movie into a snippet.

The latest Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer is out today – April 1st – but apparently it’s not a joke. It’s just a sad testament to the lack of direction and dedication to the Star Trek mythos

watch for yourself:

Star Trek Into Darkness SUCKS cause there are no Klingons March 26, 2013

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No we’re not too excited about the new Star Trek into Darkness movie.

For one simple reason.

NO KLINGONS.

AGAIN.

No we don’t need to see Klingons in every movie, but we haven’t seen any in the Star Trek reboot yet. In classic Trek, Klingons are the definition of the bad guys and so much can be done with them.

But instead of Klingons we get some rogue Starfleet agent gone bad.

WTF is up with that?

Are you listening J J Abrams? What’s next? Are you going to make Star Wars Episode VII all about Jar Jar Binks?

 

Dying to see Star Trek Into Darkness January 10, 2013

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a truly sad tale…but shows that J J Abrams does have a heart…

A terminally ill child had a request posted on reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/startrek/comments/15f7rf/please_come_to_the_rescue_of_a_star_trek_fan/ – that he wanted to see Into Darkness before he died.

J J Abrams delivered.

“The next day, one of the film’s producers showed up at the door of their apartment with a DVD containing a very rough cut of Star Trek: Into Darkness in his hands. Paige had made popcorn, Dan had spent the previous day resting so he could sit through the movie, and after signing about 200 non-disclosure agreements they watched the film and had a blast.

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Star Trek Into Darkness – first poster revealed…looks like something from an Enterprise Episode…:( December 3, 2012

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The first Star Trek Into Darkness poster is here and we’re already worried.

Sure this is just a teaser..but the post apocalyptic vision of the Federation has been done – remember that Enterprise episode where Archer is taken into the far future where Earth is destroyed? yeaah that’s what we thought too.

Still it’s early.

There is still hope

KLINGONS!!! WE WANT KLINGONS.

 

Star Trek Into Darkness – the first plot synopsis is here! November 28, 2012

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The new crew of Star Trek XI

Ok we know that Star Trek (Reboot) II will not be called the Wrath of Khan and instead will be called Into Darkness. What we didn’t know though was what the movie was about.

Now we kinda/sorta do.

Star Trek Producer JJ Abrams has released a preliminary synopsis of the new movie.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Umm ok.

So will there be any Klingons?

Seriously people. Klingons.

By the Betleth of K’ahless WE WANT KLINGONS.

 

Star Trek Electronic Door Chime now on Black Friday Cyber Monday sale! November 23, 2012

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Star Trek Electronic Door Chime

Star Trek Electronic Door Chime
is on a Black Friday Cyber Monday sale over at Think Geek.

Yeaah we’ve lusted after this fine piece of technology for years too. But now it’s cheaper than we’ve ever seen it before and the ShowMeScifi.com offices could sure use some new toys…

Star Trek Typhon Pact Brinkmanship – REVIEW – the Tzenkethi are rat bastards November 2, 2012

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The Typhon Pact series of Star Trek books have been all about the political machinations for the Alpha Quandrant powers and this book is no different. Brinkmanship though, unlike all the other Typhon Pact books is only about one power, the Tzenkethi. That’s right almost no romulans, tholians or gorn in this book.

and that’s fine.

We learn a lot about the Tzenkethi, a race we barely know.

The best part of this book though is the pacing. From beginning to the end, this book has a flow that is driven by the approaching ships coming to the Venetan base. It’s a simple literary trick, but it works.

the only part that really didn’t quite up for us, was how the Federation was able to convince the Venetans that the Tzenkethi shouldn’t bring the ships in. It’s the point at which the plot pivots and it’s a bit weak. But we’ll forgive the author..becuase it almost doesn’t matter. This book is about characters and setting the actual final resolution is almost incidental.

Overall, a great read for fans of Typhon Pact series.

Klingon GANGNAM Style September 28, 2012

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We don’t know much about this PSY-Gangnam style viral craze…but we do know that it’s now passed into our world…

truly brilliantly done parody – though there is only one Klingon in this…then a bunch of Federation types, a vulcan and a Mr. Data android type…and oh yeah even a Tribble (that our friendly Klingon crushed and drowned..). The subtle touches like the tri-level chess board, NCC-1701 license plate on the car,…. just exceptional overall.

and oh yeah it’s not just a Star Trek theme…the whole PSY song is sung in its original Klingon too!!

Q’uplah!

Good fun…Klingon style

Star Trek NX:01 with William Shatner? It Could have happened… September 13, 2012

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Long time readers of ShowMeSciFi.com know that we have no love lost for the Star Trek Enterprise show.

It wasn’t a good show (for the most part, though it did have some great moments). The Mirror Universe episode of course was awesome as was the cameo when Cmrd Riker (J.Frakes) came on board too. There could have been one other cameo that would have given that show another awesome moment.

William Shatner making an appearance as Capt Kirk. Wouldn’t that have made sense in the Mirror Universe episode? Especially since they capture the NCC-1701 from the future, which should have been Kirk’s ship?
According to Brannon Braga – it could have happened.

He tells this tale in a recent interview:

The only crossover that was exciting was there was a brief time when we were going to put Captain Kirk on Enterprise, and we even met with William Shatner, but it just never happened. We had some story concocted about why Kirk was there and how he got there. I don’t remember. I think Shatner had a pitch. It was actually going to be a pretty cool two-part episode. I don’t know exactly what happened. It might have been that we couldn’t make a deal with Shatner or something like that.

Star Trek Into Darkness – the new name for Star Trek 2013 September 10, 2012

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Ok we’ve got a name for Star Trek 2 (reboot). No it’s not the Wrath of Khan, thought he original Star Trek II remains the best of all Trek films.

The name is

Star Trek Into Darkness.

Let’s all hope that the Darkness include some Klingons this time…the release version of Star Trek was missing them…

At this point, all of the principal photgraphy for Star Trek Into Darkness has been completed and the film is in Post Production.

Star Trek Into Darkness is set to be released on May 17, 2013.

Google Doodle for Star Trek at 46 is Pure Awesome September 7, 2012

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the good people at Google lov Star Trek.

Today for the 46th anniversary of Trek the doodle was an interactive Google Logo of the bridge of the classic enterprise. By clicking through different clickable areas eventually you to a spot where your security guy shoots a Gorn.

After killing the Gorn you get this page:

Star Trek 2 (new canon) Opens May 17 2013 and it should be massive September 5, 2012

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No we don’t know the full plot yet for Star Trek 2 of the new canon..

but Chris Pine – aka the Kirk that is not Shatner – has started to do some media interviews.

In one published this week in UK pub total force he said:

“The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It’s relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you’d never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It’s a really big story – I can’t hype it enough!”

Places you’d never expect hmm…well we’re still hoping to see some frakkign Klingons and we sure hope to see Kronos too.