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Started by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) in The Collective - Talk about anything Star Trek & sci-fi fandom!. Last reply by Wish I Was Mar 1.
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Those of us who grew up with the original Star Trek know firsthand how important Leonard Nimoy is to our beloved franchise. As the half-human half-Vulcan sciences officer Mr. Spock, Leonard brought a special gravitas to the role, showing audiences even an alien 'halfbreed' had something that resembled humanity. It's no wonder that JJ Abrams utilized the character of Spock in his 2009 reboot of the motion picture franchise. Though he's no longer with us, Nimoy was born on this day in 1931.…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on March 26, 2015 at 2:00am
Wow. I imagine that it would've been pretty hard to play a Klingon under all that make-up and costuming, but talent like Robert O'Reilly sure made it look easy. He played Gowron, who started out on Star Trek: The Next Generation but graduated into a much bigger performance on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. That scowl was one that could move entire world into battle, and O'Reilly did his adopted homeworld proud. He was born on this day back in 1950.…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on March 25, 2015 at 2:00am
Veteran character actor R. Lee Ermey pretty much has one character in his repertoire -- that of a blisteringly mad but horrifically efficient drill sergeant -- but what a character indeed! He's the kind of guy you wouldn't want to make angry, that's for sure, and he's appeared in hundreds of productions, all using the same basic shtick. He's shown above in one of my favorite TV shows from the 90's -- Space: Above & Beyond -- where he appeared briefly. Join me in wishing Mr. Ermey a Happy Birthday!…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on March 24, 2015 at 2:00am
On this day back in 1967, the Star Trek episode "Errand of Mercy" premiered on NBC. The story saw Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise racing against odds to protect the people of the peaceful planet of Organia from those pesky Klingons, but -- for reasons that only infuriate Kirk -- they don't want his help. It would seem that the Organians have something to hide, and that secret will affect the way Starfleet conducts itself in the years ahead.…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on March 23, 2015 at 2:00am
I ask you: where would Star Trek be without the birth of William Shatner?
Yeah, sure: I get that the man quite possibly thinks he's a legend in his own mind, but I could make the argument that -- with his singular performance as Capt. James T. Kirk -- he's certainly earned that right, don't you think? And he's kept the torch burning creatively as well, helping to fuel the major motion pictures and even his very own TekWar franchise.
Love him or hate him, Big Bill is here to stay! Well, for as long as his mortal coil holds out, that is.
Shatner was born on this day in 1931.…Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on March 22, 2015 at 2:00am
So far as this sci-fi fan is concerned, there was a lot wrong with the Robocop (2014) reboot -- video-game intensity of the plot; no real strong emotional core to Det. Murphy's struggle; and no charismatic villain in sight. But one of the things they got right was casting screen veteran Gary Oldman as the kind-hearted Dr. Dennett Norton, Robocop's kinda/sorta creator. Goldman was born on this day in 1958.Continue
Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on March 21, 2015 at 2:00am