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Mike added a discussion to the group TrekSpace: "Fans of "LOGAN'S RUN."
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How would Star Trek interact with the city of domes?

All I know for sure is that if the original Enterprise ever encountered this kind of society, Captain Kirk would've said, "The hell with the Prime Directive! We have to put a stop to this madness!" And then blasted the place from orbit. After that, he probably would have checked into the Love Shop for an extended shore leave.See More
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Mike commented on Trekscribbler (aka Ed)'s blog post October 21: On This Day In Science Fiction History
"@Ed: Makes sense. The desert is sort of an empty stage, so to speak. You see it used a lot in movies of that era: westerns, biker movies, hippies-being-terrorized-by-cannibals, etc. I love Australia, and Aussie filmmakers have always made good use…"
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Mike commented on Trekscribbler (aka Ed)'s blog post October 21: On This Day In Science Fiction History
"I never quite understood why, in "Damnation Alley," everything turned into a desert? Vegas makes sense, sort of, but everything else was just for visual flare. Do you suppose this movie was what drove Jan Michael Vincent to drink? "
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Mike commented on Trekscribbler (aka Ed)'s blog post October 14: On This Day In Science Fiction History
"If any of you ever see the documentary Trekkies 2, Ethan Phillips makes a hilarious comment about Night: "There was this alien running around the ship in a Brown costume, he looks like a giant turd. We called him the captain's log. It was…"
Oct 14
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Please forgive the commercial, but a guy asked to make a living!

Greetings, shipmates! I know I'm not around here as much as I'd like to be, but one of the reasons is that I'm devoting more and more of my time to my writing. This is my latest effort. It's only in the last year that I've taken a shot at writing poetry. I've never really been all that big a fan of this particular type of writing as a reader, but as a writer, I have to admit that it's challenging to try to get across an idea with only the bare minimum of words.I hope that you'll give this a…See More
Oct 14
Mike replied to SEVEN's discussion Football Time
"You know, Green Bay pulled off such an amazing win last Sunday, with only three seconds to go, it makes me think, "Brett who?""
Oct 14
Mike commented on Trekscribbler (aka Ed)'s blog post FINALLY! Someone Inside the Industry Has The Guts To Speak About JJ Abrams' Star Trek Universe
"I thought pretty much the same thing, but Mister Mayer was able to articulate it much more eloquently than I ever could. I agree completely that Spock would never use excessive violence, unless of course he was suffering from Plak'tow... I feel…"
Oct 11
Mike commented on Trekscribbler (aka Ed)'s blog post October 10: On This Day in Science Fiction History
"At least they made an attempt to give Yar something to do in this episode, too bad it had to suck donkey balls. Happy Birthday  to the mighty, Charles  Dance,  one of the best villains  in the business!  And  another…"
Oct 10

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Your favorite Star Trek Series
DS9
Are you a member of a Star Trek fan club?
No
About Me:
Greetings, Gentlebeings,
What can I say? I was born in 1966--the same year that TOS premiered--so it was innevitable that I'd be a trekkie! TOS will always be a classic, but I'm especially drawn to DS9 because it, like me, is considered the weird kid of the family! I'm here because I'm desperate for any contact with other Trek fans, or fans of SF in general. I also hope to maybe meet a nice Orion Slave Girl or Borg Babe. BTW: I'm a vent-dependent quadraplegic with SMA. No big deal.

I've added the cover to my latest book, Suka: A Paul Murdock Novel. All are available at authorhouse.com

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Please forgive the commercial, but a guy asked to make a living!

Greetings, shipmates! I know I'm not around here as much as I'd like to be, but one of the reasons is that I'm devoting more and more of my time to my writing. This is my latest effort. It's only in the last year that I've taken a shot at writing poetry. I've never really been all that big a fan of this particular type of writing as a reader, but as a writer, I have to admit that it's challenging to try to get across an idea with only the bare minimum of words.

I hope that you'll give…

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Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:32pm

What I've Been Up To

Hey shipmates, 

Yeah, I haven't been around much lately, sorry about that. There's been a lot of personal nonsense going on that I won't go into; I come to Trekspace to take a break from sh** like that. Once the dust settles (I hope), I'll be here so much that you'll get sick of me! 



On a cheerier note, I've also been busy writing the 3rd entry in my Paul Murdock thriller series, and it is now available on Kindle! This is the first time I ever wrote a novella, rather than a…

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Posted on August 30, 2014 at 11:06am

Still counting!

It was 41 years ago today that I was given an emergency tracheotomy. One of the so-called "doctors" actually had the balls to say to my parents, "I give him a week, tops." The last I heard, he died several years ago of a cocaine overdose, and I'm still here, just like Admiral Kirk on Regula. Like a poor marksman, he missed the target!

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

The Start of Something Big (I hope)

My new science fiction novel, "Gone A-Viking," went on sale on Thursday on Kindle, and has already sold 4 copies. Not exactly Stephen King, but it's still the most books I've ever sold in such a short amount of time. If anyone here was one of the buyers, you have my eternal gratitude!

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 1:54pm — 3 Comments

Here It Is...

It took almost a year to complete, and I'm proud to now share it with my fellow trekkers.

Available at:…

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Posted on June 19, 2014 at 8:35pm

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At 2:48pm on April 30, 2014, Bonnie Munroe said…

Hey, Sorry again.  No, I totally understand.  I have movies I don't even care for just because I had the complete trilogy or set. Oh well.  Hope you have been well!

At 3:40pm on February 11, 2014, Bonnie Munroe said…
Hi Mike, I'm sorry I've been away for awhile. I had some stuff going on that got a little distracting. How are you? To answer your previous question I think the DS9 episode you mentioned is also one of my favorites. It's one of several that always makes me cry.
At 7:10am on January 6, 2014, Trekscribbler (aka Ed) said…

Mike, you are a scholar AND a gentleman.  Many thanks to you for your kind words.  And Happy New Year right back at ya!

At 8:15pm on December 2, 2013, Trekscribbler (aka Ed) said…

Hmm.  Is that just the cover?  Was this an ebook cover?  I know that what I'm working on is a full wraparound, and the first time I uploaded it the dimensions they had originally provided to me didn't work.  That's what I'm in the process of re-formatting to some new specs, and (hopefully) it'll all work out when I get back to it.

As for 'would it pique my interest'?  Yes, it damn well would.  The backdrop I'd probably lower a shade or two just to bring out the 'noir' quality of it all, but, yeppers, you put a bad@ss with a gun on any cover, and I'm moderately piqued.

At 4:26pm on December 2, 2013, Trekscribbler (aka Ed) said…

Urgh.  Sorry, dude.  I don't have any advice.  I know that with the only one that I've uploaded I created the cover myself using the specific dimensions that they said I would need for it.  With my self-published novel, I had to download their template b/c (yes) they said the dimensions I had used were not correct for how it would lay-out in printed format.  To be honest, though, I haven't even looked at it -- I'm shooting for a publication date in February as of right now, so I'm just procrastinating.  Did the error message say anything more specific?

At 9:05am on November 17, 2013, Bonnie Munroe said…
I know it's been said before but part of the brilliance of the show is the stories being so well written (most of the time) you can look past the cheesy scenery and special effects. So what's your favorite DS9 episode?
Thanks for the birthday wishes. I did have a good day.
At 3:18pm on November 5, 2013, Bonnie Munroe said…
Hi Mike, My favorite TOS episode is probably "Devil in the Dark". DS9 is a very close second as far as my favorite series. So many good episodes.
Thanks for the compliment about my dog. She's a sweetie.
At 5:12am on November 5, 2013, Bonnie Munroe said…
Hi Mike. How's it going?
At 8:08pm on August 31, 2013, kukalakana said…

Hey MIKE cheers for your message. I just thought I hadn't been here in quite some time -- it's great to see that the place can still be a little lively sometimes.

 
 
 

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Mike added a discussion to the group TrekSpace: "Fans of "LOGAN'S RUN."
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How would Star Trek interact with the city of domes?

All I know for sure is that if the original Enterprise ever encountered this kind of society, Captain Kirk would've said, "The hell with the Prime Directive! We have to put a stop to this madness!" And then blasted the place from orbit. After that, he probably would have checked into the Love Shop for an extended shore leave.See More
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"FOR SALE 25th Anniversary Chess Set, original box, all documents, unused, kept boxed Animated video set Various books,comics Card sets Tricorder Plus other various items E-Mail me if interested with decent offer for individual items or full…"
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Star Trek: Buy, Sell, & Trade!

The Group for fans who want to Buy, Sell, and Trade Star Trek collectables and memorabilia, as well as items from any type TV show or movie.See More
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October 22: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Jeff Goldblum has always done some interesting work.  He captivated audiences as the scientist slowly losing his mind -- but not his humanity -- in David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly; and he walked us through the paces of Chaos Theory in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park.  And lest we forget to celebrate our…See More
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Mike commented on Trekscribbler (aka Ed)'s blog post October 21: On This Day In Science Fiction History
"@Ed: Makes sense. The desert is sort of an empty stage, so to speak. You see it used a lot in movies of that era: westerns, biker movies, hippies-being-terrorized-by-cannibals, etc. I love Australia, and Aussie filmmakers have always made good use…"
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Trekscribbler (aka Ed) commented on Trekscribbler (aka Ed)'s blog post October 21: On This Day In Science Fiction History
"@Mike: you know, I remember reading somewheres in print back a few decades how effects-work of the 50's, 60's, and early 70's was fairly limiting in live action due to some demands of the effects' people.  (I wish I remember…"
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Mike commented on Trekscribbler (aka Ed)'s blog post October 21: On This Day In Science Fiction History
"I never quite understood why, in "Damnation Alley," everything turned into a desert? Vegas makes sense, sort of, but everything else was just for visual flare. Do you suppose this movie was what drove Jan Michael Vincent to drink? "
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