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I Recommend- Episode 34

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Stuart is solo again this week. He talks about the 4 different Star Trek: Into Darkness blu-rays, and that G4 is staying G4. He also talks some anime and about World War Z movie.

If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. You can also check out our other Podcast I Recommend. We really want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Zune, TwitterFacebookStitcher Radio, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , call our voiceline at 1-347-433-5389 (Geek-FTW) , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. Show notes will be below. We hope you enjoy!

Show Notes:

  1. G4 Might Not Be Dead After All

  2. Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray is a rip off

Why We Might Not Have Another Enterprise On TV Thanks to J.J. Abrams

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The original Star Trek TV show was corny and cheap but people loved it and it spawned 6 movies, which only a couple of them actually good. What was great about those movies was that the cast that people knew for years from the TV show were in the movies. Same with the Next Generation, four movies came out of that series and once again the cast that people fell in love with were in the movies. J.J. Abrams has rebooted Star Trek into an alternate universe. That’s all fine and dandy because it proofs that people still like Star Trek. What we are missing is a currently airing Star Trek series. Here’s where the problems come in. Do you continue on the same alternate timeline of the Abrams movies or go back to the original timeline and create a new show from that? If you go from the alternate timeline do you remake the original five year mission which Into Darkness ends at the start of? If you do that, there’s no way you could get the cast from the movie, or do the really hard task of getting actors that can mimic the performances of movie actors.

Nero,_2258What we also don’t know is how the timeline was affected by Nero in the first movie. We now know that it caused the Federation to increase their exploration efforts more quickly than in the “Prime” timeline. Thus causing Khan to be awoken earlier and not by Kirk and the Enterprise. But how else was the timeline affected? Did the accelerated exploration maybe cause Q and the Q Continuum to be discovered earlier and perhaps lead to the discovery of the Borg sooner than the Federation was ready for. Because even in the “Prime” timeline the Borg were discovered sooner than fate designed because Q interfered. Maybe Picard decided to stay on his family’s vineyard or maybe Riker’s transported accident never happened.

There are just so many variables that that one event could have changed. Here’s something that did change because Wrath of Khan isn’t going to happen that means that Spock doesn’t die and get shot off into space and land on Genesis. Maybe the Klingons do steal the Genesis device or maybe they are stopped but not by Kirk and the Enterprise. That means Kirk doesn’t destroy the Enterprise to stop GWhaleprobe2Doc Brown and steal his bird of prey and then head to Vulcan to get Spock all better. This is why Kirk and company were not on Earth when the probe visited Earth looking for the humpbacked whales. Foreseeably that means that the Enterprise crew might have been on Earth and unable to stop the probe from destroying Earth by doing a sling-shot around the Sun. It looks like Nero not only destroyed Vulcan but destroyed Earth too. Think about it.

The only way I can see an Enterprise-focused TV show is if they do the Enterprise-C. Since it was only in one episode of TNG, not a whole lot is known about their missions except for their final mission at Narendra III. Maybe the Romulan attack didn’t happen at all. Maybe it did and we see the flip side the “Yesterday’s Enterprise” episode and see the Neo changes to the 24th century. But then again maybe Rachel Garrett did not become captain of the Enterprise-C.

That got me thinking, other than the part in Star Trek Generations we don’t know much about the Enterprise-B either. That could be another TV series that they could do. Maybe that first trip out of dry-dock to go around Pluto the Energy Ribbon destroyed the brand-spanking new Excelsior-class starship. Or maybe when Kirk saved the ship and didn’t get transported to the Nexus then help Picard take down Soren.

One possible concept for NCC-1701-F Enterprise

Those are the only two ways an Enterprise-focused TV show might have a chance. There are just so many maybes that now come from this alternate timeline that we don’t know and probably won’t be answered without a TV show. I really suggest a Star Trek that is not the focused on the Enterprise like Voyager and Deep Space Nine 9 were. But what I’ve wanted ever since Voyager went off the air was the adventures of the Enterprise-F or G or some later letter. In the Blu-ray of the Next Generations Movie Box Set one of the extras shows concept renderings of the Enterprise-F so that thought was out there at one point. I honestly don’t know why we don’t have a TV show on the air now. Now is the time with the new movies we have new fans and it’ll also be a way to remind old fans that Star Trek really isn’t dead out of the box office. Someone get on it please.

The GeeksFTW- Episode 127

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We are back for another great episode full of Geeky discussions. We have special guest Jonus return and he brings some deep and heavy discussions along with him so enjoy the show!

If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. You can also check out our other Podcast I Recommend. We really want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Zune, TwitterFacebookStitcher Radio, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , call our voiceline at 1-347-433-5389 (Geek-FTW) , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. Show notes will be below. We hope you enjoy!

A glimpse of the villain in Star Trek 2!

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The details of the next Star Trek movie have been pretty darn scarce. We don’t know who the villain will be (but we do know he’ll be played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and there are other favorite actors that are joining the cast as unnamed characters.

Because of this the speculation has been running rampant on who the major villain will be. All we’ve gotten up to this point is that it won’t be Khan and it will be one of the lesser known ones from the series.

Episode 67- TOR FTW!

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Yet another episode of just Stuart and William. This episode is action packed of geeky goodness. You will be amazed. Feel free to check out our sponsor Accessory Geeks (Use the clickable link we provided) and use our code to get $10 off $50 or more. Code is AGEEK1050. We are still looking for guest hosts and a 3rd chair to the show. If you are looking for more from us then be sure to pick up our android app. The android App includes special bonus content that can only be found on the android app or you can tune in to our live show. We also have the iPhone app that can be found in the Podcast Box app on iTunes. Show notes with links will be below. We really want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Zune, Twitter, Facebook, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , call our voiceline at 1-347-GeekFTW(433-5389) , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. We hope you enjoy!

Star Trek 45th Anniversary Creation Con – One Trekkie’s Musings

Elf and the Klingons

Elf and the Klingons

This past weekend I had the chance to attend the 45th Anniversary Star Trek Creation Convention here inNashville (Thanks again, Cass!). Considering that it’s been at least 11 years since I’d been to a Creation Con (back when I was still blonde) I was curious and excited to attend. For the past 7 years the conventions I’ve attended have been along the lines of Dragon*Con and GMX. From what I remembered about the Creation Cons I went to inSan Francisco, I knew it wouldn’t be anything like that but I was still looking forward to seeing the differences. 

You can tell a lot by the opening credits…

Sometimes all it takes to suck me into a movie (or show) is a great opening title sequence. True, I adore movies where they don’t even show you the title or credits (or just a title) in the beginning but other times I love a well done opening sequence. I was thinking about that this morning and decided to post up some of my favorites ones from geeky things. Some are chosen based on music, others on the visual sequence and some for both. For today’s post I’ll stick with 5 in no particular order.

Enjoy!

What’s behind the dislike of Wesley Crusher?

Wesley Crusher. A character loved by many and loathed by equally as many. Many of my friends from the time I fell in love with ST:TNG in the sixth grade through today love Wesley.  Me? I fall in with the latter group (though even I’ll admit that Wil Wheaton is a pretty cool guy and grew up to be kinda hot). And yet I often wonder, why do folks like me hate the character of Wesley so much?

A Galactic Collective Unconscious in Star Trek?

Romulus & Remus

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Every now and then I end up in an incredibly geeky conversation at work. This week I was mentioning having shown Star Trek: Nemesis to my friend Amanda. As I was writing about the things that I like about the movie (even though it’s not my favorite) I mentioned the Remans and how it was interesting to have a movie focused on them. That immediately led to me wondering about the naming of the Romulan homeworld and how they ended up with names from Earth mythology. (Romulus and Remus)

As I was typing all this out, because of course I had to lay out my train of thought for my fellow geek, I speculated on the possibility of a galactic collective unconscious in the Star Trek universe. Carl Jung talks about it a great deal and uses it to explain how things like ancient civilizations on Earth developed similar myths, legends and stories without being able to communicate with each other. He says that we all have access to this collective unconscious that is universal to our species and we draw from the archetypes already in there when we create many of our stories and legends.

What if that could be applied on a galactic scale to many races in the Star Trek universe?

Think about it.

Can you spot the geek?

Friday morning I happened to catching something so incredibly geeky that I had to take  a picture of it. So far I’ve only run across one person who figured it out. First one who reads this blog and guesses it correctly earns 50xp!!

 

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