The thing I love most about Star Trek is the stories it inspires in my mind. Each episode is the doorway into new story possibilities in the Star Trek universe, so I am exploring the stories that Star Trek has inspired in other people’s minds looking for deeper explorations of themes and characters.
I chose Q-In-Law as my 2nd “mission" because it featured two of my favorite comedic characters, Lwaxana Troi and Q. The hilarity that my mind conjured for such an encounter convinced me that this book had to be the TNG book that I read first.
How I picked this book
It started with the title. I don’t think anyone who has watched The Original Series can forget the moment in “Charlie X" when Uhura is singing in the rec room while accompanied by Spock on the Vulcan lyrette. Her voice and songs are a reminder of beauty in an environment built for functionality and protocol. Combined with the promise of cat-people1 I knew that this was the novel for me.CONTINUE READING >>
Trek Culture Review: Mark R. Largent's 3D Animated Trek Puppet Parody "Stalled Trek: Amutt Time" DVD
Earlier this year we wrote an article about a 3D animated puppet parody of Star Trek called Stalled Trek that’s featured on a web-series hosted by a one-eyed alien called Paunk! The Paunk! Show, as it’s aptly titled, is a pilot episode that snowballed into a full-blown 15 minute parody of the well know Trek episode “Amok Time”, called “Amutt Time”, now available on DVD.
We're as excited as a Klingon Warrior at a blood wine all-nighter.... That was followed by a "GLOURIOUS BATTLE! QAPLA'!!". In our hot little hands is the preview limited edition MONOPOLY®: Star Trek Klingon Edition box that includes the 1/6th scale Chancellor's Cane from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, box art & Klingon Empire proclamation. The actual game board and pieces have yet to be released, but the fine folks at USAopoly passed along the preview sample to us, so we could take a few pics and post them here for your viewing pleasure.
First off, the box art looks fantastic. It includes nice vibrant colors featuring recognizable Klingon symbols plus a sweet bat'leth at the top. Opening the box reveals the placeholders for the "Honor" & "Combat" cards, plus the Chancellor's cane. The cane is made from a rubber type resin and has a forged looking stand for displaying.CONTINUE READING >>
Ruling in Hell begins with Khan's crew being left on Ceti Alpha Five and Khan reflecting back on the events that led to them starting a new life on this planet. This recap was, of course, detailed in the ST:TOS episode “Space Seed”. The early part of the story details a month by month look at Khan and the group's struggles to adapt to the planet and its environs. As the four-issue mini-series progresses, events alluded to in Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan fall into place. Highlights include the explosion of Ceti Alpha Six, the death of Khan's wife and the story of a power struggle within Khan's group. The mini-series concludes with the arrival of Captain Terrell and first officer Pavel Chekov from the U.S.S. ReliantCONTINUE READING >>
A new Bouboulette collection of flavors, the “Aromatic Collection”, is available at Nana Visitor’s gourmet dessert company, Un Petit Morceau. We ordered them. Ate them. Loved them! …and Reviewed them. All just for you…certainly not just because we needed an excuse to order and enjoy them ourselves…honest!CONTINUE READING >>
What do you do after days of waiting on baited breath for your Star Trek Pizza Cutter from Think Geek to arrive at your house? Dig out that frostbitten pizza from your freezer, of course. So after plopping that block of ice…errr…ummm, I mean pizza, into the oven we ran for our camera so that we could share the shiny-ness that is the Star Trek Pizza Cutter with you.
First off we were impressed with the quality of the box. The packaging is worthy of note, as many of the pizza cutters are (we’re sure) destined to a collector’s display cabinet, never to touch a pizza. The main product box is inside a generic white box, which was inside a typical cardboard box for shipping. This main box is made of very sturdy cardboard with quite an appealing graphic stamped onto it with a silver leaf feel. In fact, it’s so nice we don’t want to throw it away. I have a feeling it’s going to end up in the closet with our Apple product boxes that seem just a little too nice to get rid of (…and before you ask if there are piles of newspapers stacked up around here, the answer is NO). Inside you’ll find that the pizza cutter is nestled in billowy foam gently holding it in place, clean and scratch free. Once you remove the covering foam pieces you are treated to a view of a shiny silver version of the Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701.CONTINUE READING >>
Our favorite chef is at it again. Nana Visitor has two more installments on her Youtube channel for your enjoyment. Over here at Subspace Communique’s headquarters our TV viewing is pretty basic. We’re either watching an iteration of Star Trek or a PBS cooking show. Well, now that we’ve stumbled across Nana’s cooking channel we’ve found a way to combine our interests into one giant ball of fantastic-ness. In her latest show we follow along with her as she goes to a local farmer’s market, and then returns home to whip up her findings into a delectable delight. We’re still trying to figure out how she makes and eats all this great food and still maintains her fabulous figure. Nana, if you’re reading, we’d love to know your secret!CONTINUE READING >>
While we were at this year’s Vegas Khaaan!! we received a copy of “Yesterday Was a Lie” (featuring Deep Space Nine’s own Chase Masterson) to watch, enjoy, and review. We recently sat down and watched it (twice) and thought you might like to read about it.
It’s a psychological mystery/thriller in the style of the best film noir detective movies of the 1940’s. Written and directed by James Kerwin and starring Kipleigh Brown (Enterprise), Chase Masterson (DS9), John Newton, and Mik Scriba, this movie takes you on a stunning ride through fog filled alleys and moonlit city streets that will have you questioning reality at every turn.