New article in the Starfleet Museum by Dan Carlson, Masao Okazaki and Allen Rolfes: Horizon Class, a ship for long-range scientific missions in uncharted space.
The Starfleet Museum - Horizon Class History. The Horizon-class explorer (NCC-1197) of 2206 was the first Starfleet ship designed for long-range scientific missions in uncharted space. Although dismissed at the time as an idealistic extravagance, it was a forerunner of all future ships of exploration launched by Starfleet.
Ex Astris Scientia - Observations in TNG: "Future Imperfect" Description TNG, Other caps, Comparison TNG to TNG-R, Description TNG-R. This is the first time a birthday cake with a futuristic blue frosting is seen on Star Trek. Cakes like this often appear in Star Trek Voyager. The arguably most famous creation of this type, however, is the "cellular ...
I conclude my reviews of TNG's great season 6 and begin season 7 with "Descent I/II".
Ex Astris Scientia - TNG Season 6 Ode to Spot. Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature, an endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature. Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses, contribute to your hunting skills, and natural defenses. I find myself intrigued, by your subvocal oscillations, ...
I have compiled an illustrated Star Trek Production Timeline from 1964 to today.
Ex Astris Scientia - Production Timeline Filming of "The Cage", Space Shuttle Enterprise maiden voyage, DS9 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Movies, "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan", "Star Trek: The Voyage Home", "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country", "Star Trek: First Contact", "Star Trek: Nemesis", "Star Trek (2009)" ...
EXCLUSIVE! ‘Into Darkness’ Deleted Scenes, Part II | TrekCore Blog Thomas Calls Marcus (0:47). During the roundtable meeting at Starfleet Headquarters, Admiral Marcus reveals to the Command staff that Thomas Harewood sent him a message from the Section 31 archives before he detonated his explosive device. In the final version of the film, we only see Harewood ...
Read my review of the Season 5 TNG-R Blu-ray set.
Ex Astris Scientia - TNG Remastered Blu-ray Set Reviews I'm new to the Blu-ray world, and I actually bought a player just to view TNG-R. It took me a couple of tries to find out an image setting on our LCD TV that would include just the right amount of noise reduction to remove all the annoying white pixels and leave a decent graininess while not ...
TNG Remastered: 4x07 'Reunion' Comparison, SD to HD, compiled by @TrekCore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a54OMVGOqA…
Willkommen, jolan tru, welcome!
It took me two weeks until I decided to
go and see "Star Trek Into Darkness", although it is shown
exclusively in 3D and I can't focus my eyes on 3D movies. Watching STID
was a surprisingly pleasant experience for my eyes, at least technically speaking.
But the movie could have easily done without the almost unnoticeable 3D
effects that were inserted into the live action scenes in post
Regarding the story of STID, I was
prepared that the villain would be Khan, the justification being that
the fans wanted him to return. It is clear that when Harrison reveals
who he really is, saying "I am Khan", he is breaking
the fourth wall. His true identity has no impact whatsoever on the
story. On the contrary, it would make a lot sense if he were any other
person, because Khan 2.0 (Cumberbatch) looks and feels very different
than version 1.0 (Montalban), because Khan 1.0 never was a fighting
machine with miraculous blood, and because Khan 2.0 has a weak back
story, as opposed to the 15 years that Khan 1.0 spent on a desert
But the worse rip-off was still to come.
STID repeats the death scene from "Star Trek II", the sequence
of events and the dialogues being almost exactly the same, only with
switched roles. At this point the movie lost me. Abrams has given
himself carte blanche to create a Trek universe it its own right, but
all he does is recycling characters, stories and plot devices. It is bad
enough that he includes all kinds of gratuitous references, as if he was
saying, "Look, this is still Star Trek. We've even got Khan for
you." When Kirk and Spock (who know one another for just one year
in this universe) press their hands on the glass pane, it is an
unintentional parody, and what was supposed to be the emotional
highlight of STID drowns in deserved laughter.
The perhaps most definite failing on the long term is that Star Trek has stopped exploring and is just about chasing villains. Agreed, this tendency is anything but new and was already visible in the last few movies set in the Prime Universe.
But isn't it dishonest that STID, like already "Star Trek
(2009)", ends with the famous words "Space - the final
frontier..." when true fans would rather ask, "Can anyone remember when we used to be explorers?"
Extremely little of the old spirit is left in this new Star Trek, and
the brief musings about friendship or the human nature feel like fillers
between the action scenes.
STID had great action, but that is not
what I want to see in Star Trek in the first place. Much less do I have
a desire to see Kirk, Spock and the other characters jump around as if
they had supernatural forces. In an effort to keep up with other summer
blockbusters, Abrams has sacrificed the essence of Star Trek, and has
turned STID into yet another superhero flick.
New in the Starfleet Museum: Horizon Class: New article in the Starfleet Museum by Dan Carlson, Masao Okazaki and Allen Rolfes: Horizon Class, a ship for long-range scientific missions in uncharted space.
New in the Starfleet Museum: Horizon Class www.starfleet-museum.org New article in the Starfleet Museum by Dan Carlson, Masao Okazaki and Allen Rolfes: Horizon Class, a ship for long-range scientific missions in uncharted space.
Observations in TNG: "Future Imperfect": The next article in our series: Observations in TNG: "Future Imperfect". See Riker's excursion to a strange future in the HD screen cap gallery at TrekCore.
Observations in TNG: "Future Imperfect" www.ex-astris-scientia.org The next article in our series: Observations in TNG: "Future Imperfect". See Riker's excursion to a strange future in the HD screen cap gallery at TrekCore.
EXCLUSIVE! ‘Into Darkness’ Deleted Scenes, Part II | TrekCore Blog trekcore.com EXCLUSIVE! ‘Into Darkness’ Deleted Scenes, Part IIPosted March 3, 2014Today we can present the rest of the Star Trek Into Darkness deleted scenes, available exclusively through the film's Xbox SmartGlass second-screen app.Thomas Calls Marcus (0:47)During the roundtable meeting at Starfleet Headquart...