It’s a green thing

Trek history

Star Trek: Voyager premiered on January 16, 1995 to considerable initial excitement, although reactions to the show were mixed. Some were excited by the idea of a female captain (with Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway), though others did not care for her character. Promised more conflict and an “edgier” show by producers, with the idea of a Starfleet ship lost in the Delta Quadrant and having to work with members of a Marquis crew.

The first fan-run Star Trek con is generally noted as having been held January 21 – January 23, 1972 at the Statler Hilton Hotel in New York City. Gene Roddenberry, Majel Barrett, D.C. Fontana and Isaac Asimov were in attendance.

Star Trek’s presence on LiveJournal dates to at least January 23, 2001, with the creation of the community trekkies.

Birthdays

January 20, 1920 Deforrest Kelley, Doctor McCoy on Tv’s original “Star Trek”

January 20,1930- Edwin “Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut, walked on the moon

News
From Star Trek.com

Don’t you just love it when Star Trek’s fiction becomes reality? It’s happening more and more. The latest case in point: the transparent aluminum that “Professor Scott” swapped for plexiglass in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. According to the Daily Mail newspaper in England, it’s not quite there yet, but it’s inching closer, as scientists have devised a transparent aluminum-based ceramic – aluminium oxynitride — that’s almost as strong as metallic aluminum. Referred to as AION, the material is four times harder than fused silica glass, 85 per cent as hard as sapphire and stable up to a temperature of 1,200C. And how strong is AION? Strong enough, at 1.6 inches thick, to stop .50-caliber bullets which can easily penetrate more than twice that thickness of conventional laminated glass armor. Continue reading

The Enterprise

Trek news and views 6th January

First of all let me start by bringing to your attention this fantastic video that is on itunes of Spock being speed painted by a very talented artist.
Uts about 8 mins long but it is an awe inspring thing to watch as she builds up the picture of Spock on the screen. She is a very talented artist. I will put the link in the show notes which you can read on the Holosuite website. Now i dont know the painters name because i found it on Trek Vids.com, but it has a Youtube tag so if you have trouble loading it just go to you tube and see it there and comment.

http://www.startrekvids.com/video/9091

Now some of you may remember how i commented in early podcasts about a British team working on a tricorder and how a hospital in England was developing a diagnostic bed. Well Scanadu have put a video of there tricorder up and you can see there presentation.
Again i will include it in the show notes so you can click on the link. but suffice to say if this comes to fruition it will be a major step forward towards non invasive procedures and diagnosis being preformed. The guys on TOS will be proud to know that they have inspired someone to try and make this and hopefully succed.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-scanadu-medical-tricorder.html

now some dates for your diary.

February 09, 2012 – February 26, 2012

Star Trek: Live, this will land at San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo,San Antonio, TX

and between May 04, 2012 – May 06, 2012

Official Star Trek Convention – …Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
2349 W. Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

This is a creation event so you can go to there websites to check for prices and admission times. Continue reading