Star Trek: Picard Premieres January 23, 2020

Picard Intro Star Trek Generations

Star Trek: Picard is scheduled to premiere on January 23, 2020,
and its first season will consist of ten episodes.

Star Trek, pat

Engage !


Reverse Technology … Post 2

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“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.”
– HG Wells 

“Inform Rose that I have engaged the Clock.”

I would say this: 

Of most of technological devices and gadgets I have, I’d say I know less than half 
of what they do and how to use them to their full potential. 
This goes for our TV, my camera, and our Samsung tablet.
Among other things.
I doubt that I am unique here though.

Never thought I’d ever have a colour TV. 
That was for rich folks.
Now we’ve got this gigantic Samsung Smart TV.
It might be smart, but sometimes I’m not doing so good. 

We figured most things out: like Netflix; Youtube; how to get Game of Thrones,
and how to download stuff from the Net and play it from a USB stick …

Our main issue is this thing: 
The ‘Clicker’.

These are our Clickers below:

We’ve got three of them. 
We use one (left) to turn the TV on and adjust the Volume.
And the second one (middle) to choose the Channel.
The third one (right) is for the DVD Player.

We still don’t know how to fully operate them.
I do know you can buy a movie you didn’t want by pressing the wrong buttons. 
and I think one button launches a ICBM in Dakota.

We’ve called in a Tech guy a couple of times to try to figure a few things out. 

I’ll make a simple guess why many Tech products are so difficult for us.
It’s not because we’re dumb – or don’t have Tech savvy – though we don’t.  
It’s because most modern Tech is designed by young people for young people.
That’s where the money is.
They don’t care about us older folks.

But we blunder and fumble our way through anyway.

It’s a new world out there …

Let’s get at it.

Star Trek Discovery … ?

The brilliant trailers have us salivating for this next incarnation of
Star Trek

but continuous setbacks have now slotted it for Fall 2017 …

Then there’s questions about it accessibility when if finally arrives. 

Just have to wait and see.

Grrrrrrrr rrr r r r r r …

“Im getting damn ornery.”


A small universe … Leonard Nimoy in Vulcan

In my recent tribute to Leonard Nimoy “Leonard Nimoy … Cowboy” I was remiss in not mentioning Leonard’s Nimoy’s wonderful and classy visit to the small town of Vulcan, Alberta.

Thought I’d make up for that now.

Leonard Nimoy mourned in Canadian ‘home’ of Vulcan, Alberta

Leonard Nimoy, right,  laughs as he is greeted by Erin Crane, of Vulcan, Alta., on April 23, 2010. (CP)Leonard Nimoy, right, laughs as he is greeted by Erin Crane, of Vulcan, Alta., on April 23, 2010. (CP)

A small Alberta farming town, nestled halfway between Calgary and Lethbridge, is in mourning today.

The most famous citizen of the planet of Vulcan, “Star Trek” star Leonard Nimoy, died on Friday at the age of 83, and now the town of Vulcan, Alberta has to say goodbye to Mr. Spock.

“He was such a humble and great ambassador…and just a great person to visit with,” Mayor Tom Grant told Yahoo Canada News.

“Our condolences are definitely with his family and friends.”

A replica of starship Enterprise from the from Star Trek series at the highway 23 entrance to Vulcan, Alberta on Aug. 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougalA replica of starship Enterprise from the from Star Trek series at the highway 23 entrance to Vulcan, Alberta on …The tight-knit community was initially named after the Roman god of fire by a railway surveyor in 1910, and for many years its greatest claim to fame was a large collection of grain elevators.

But as Star Trek” grew as a cultural touchstone through the latter decades of the 20th century, Vulcan embraced its connection to Spock’s homeworld. The Vulcan Association of Science and Trek was established in the late 1980s to use the city’s link to one of science fiction’s most beloved franchises to attract tourists. In 2009, with Nimoy’s help, it became the Official Star Trek Capital of Canada.

Trek town

Now, a welcome plaque greets visitors not just in English, but in the alien tongues of Vulcan and Klingon. A Trek-inspired tourist centre sports an array of memorabilia, while a replica of the Starship Enterprise is mounted nearby. For visiting Trekkies who still need more, the TrekCetera Museum opened in 2013.

The Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station in Vulcan, AlbertaThe Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station in Vulcan, AlbertaIn March 2009, the town campaigned to host the world premiere of director J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek.

Nimoy pushed for the screening, and said it was a “terribly sad and disappointing day” when their bid was ultimately rejected.

“I made some calls to some people at Paramout, and I arranged for Paramount to do a screening in Calgary for the people of Vulcan, and to bus some people from Vulcan to Calgary.”

He said that around 300 people ended up making the trip.

One year later, Mr. Spock beamed into Vulcan, arriving as something of a rock star.

Grant says that the estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000 people came to Vulcan “just to see the man” — a significant draw in a community of less than 2,000.

After unveiling a bronze bust of Spock commissioned by the town, Nimoy addressed the cheering crowd, many sporting pointed ears and Starfleet uniforms.

“I’ve been a Vulcan for 44 years,” he said. “It’s about time I came home.

“In all these experiences I’ve never had an experience quite as touching as I’m having here today and I appreciate it, thank you.”

He concluded his last words to the town with a traditional Vulcan greeting.

“May all of you live long and prosper.”

Gun Bar

There ya go.

Live long and prosper.

Leonard Nimoy … Cowboy

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Epilogue by Leonard Nimoy / Music by James Horner

Leonard Simon Nimoy
(March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015)

“When you let me take, I’m grateful. When you let me give, I’m blessed.”
– Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

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But you might have to eat a bit of dust before you get to the stars.

Leonard Nimoy TV Westerns

1957–58 Broken Arrow Apache / Nahilzay / Winnoa 3 episodes
1958 Mackenzie’s Raiders Kansas Episode: “The Imposter”
1959–62 Wagon Train Bernabe Zamora, et al. 4 episodes
1960 Bonanza Freddy Episode: “The Ape”
1960 The Rebel Jim Colburn Episode: “The Hunted”
1961 Gunsmoke John Walking Fox / Holt / Arnie / Elias Grice 4 episodes
1960–61 The Tall Man Deputy Sheriff Johnny Swift Episodes: “A Bounty for Billy”, “A Gun Is for Killing”
1961 Rawhide Anko Episode: “Incident Before Black Pass”
1963 The Virginian Lt. Beldon M.D. Episode: “Man of Violence”
1966 Daniel Boone Oontah Episode: “Seminole Territory”
1966–69 Star Trek Spock 79 episodes
Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1967, 1968, 1969)
1991 Star Trek: The Next Generation Ambassador Spock / Episode: “Unification”, 2-part episode
1995 Bonanza: Under Attack Frank James TV movie

Leonard Nimoy tv westerns

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Catlow / 1971

Leonard Nimoy Catlow

Leonard Nimoy Catlow 2

Leonard Nimoy Catlow  3

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Bonanza under attack 2

Bonanza under attack

Bonanza under attack 3
Nimoy and Ben Johnson

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“… to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Star Trek at the OK Corral 
“Spectre of the Gun” (1968)

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William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig

Star Trek at the OK Corral

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Leonard Nimoy Star

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