May 19th, 2013
Is the world getting you down lately? We found a little something that may brighten your day. How about a good old fashioned "school play"...that just happens to be Star Trek based? This TOS themed winner has all the important stuff you could want. Awesomely-created/hyper-real special effects and props, terrifying enemies, exciting fight sequences, and tug-on-your-heart-strings character development. Ok...maybe my perspective is a little skewed, but I'm all about enjoying things to the fullest these days. And, I have to admit...if school plays, in real life, were this good when I was a kid, I would've never played hooky during tryouts.
If you're a Trek fan-girl, like me, or just know one....here are a couple of new Trek clothing items that may interest you. In honor of Star Trek Into Darkness' release Her Universe has unveiled a new TOS inspired Command Gold dress and a new v-neck T-shirt with Kirk's iconic scream, "KHAAAAAAAN!" featured prominently, for the proud Trek fan in your life.
Here's what Her Universe says about the new goodies:
I have often wondered that myself. Granted, I don't stockpile quadrotriticale or visit space station K-7 on a regular basis. So, how could I possibly figure out the amount of tribbles that would fit in my domicile? Well, that's were the folks at Movto.com come in. They just released a handy calculator that determines the amount of tribbles that will fit in your home based on the dimensions of the average tribble, the rate at which they breed, and the dimensions of a building (square feet). Pretty cool.
Microsoft's Bing search engine just released new Trek specific features in anticipation of the May 17th release of Star Trek Into Darkness. Working closely with Klingon language creator Mark Orkrand and the Klingon Language Institute, Bing now lets you translate from English to Klingon and back again...all to your eight chambered heart's content. Two dialects are available Klingon & Klingon (Kronos). Maybe some of our Klingon fans can tells us the difference. The new translation feature is available via the web and as an update to Bing Translator for Windows Phone 8.
Star Trek: Enterprise's John Billingsley & Chuck's Bonita Friedericy On The Latest SciFi Diner Podcast
Scott & Miles over at the SciFi Diner Podcast have been on quite the Trek winning streak lately. Last week they featured Trek quest star Lee Arenberg and now Dr. Phlox drops by the diner for a chat. That's right, Life After Trek-er John Billingsley and his wife Bonita Friedericy (General Beckman, Chuck) where recent guests at the 2013 Fairpoint Convention and Scott & Miles had the pleasure of interviewing both of them.
Is it an ad for Audi? You bet. Is it awesome and full of Spocks? That too. In a brand new YouTube video "ad" Zachary Quinto takes on Leonard Nimoy in a "battle of speed and wits". Yeah, there's tons of product placement, but how often do you get to see Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins and then immediately parody his TWOK death scene.
With the London premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness happening today, we thought you might like to see some cool pics and video of all the excitement. Be sure to check out the links to the full galleries of photos.CONTINUE READING >>
Our good buddies Scott & Miles over at The Scifi Diner Podcast just dropped another episode featuring an interview with Lee Arenberg (Grumpy from Once Upon a Time and Pintel from the Pirates of the Caribbean). Lee also has an illustrious Star Trek resume as well. Here's the break down.
We're huge fans of Mark Largent's special brand of 3D animated Star Trek virtual-felt covered puppet parodies and wanted to pass along the good news. Stalled Trek: Amutt Time is now available for the first time via digital download for $3.99. If you are looking for an easier way to grab a copy or just think that DVDs are so 1999, here's your opportunity. Many of you out there probably know Mark's work, but if this is your first time reading about it, check out our review of the DVD version of Amutt Time. In short, we love it!