Show notes for episode 30

Episode 30

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Two new Star Trek comics will be released tomorrow, but readers can see a preview of both issues today.

The comics are Star Trek #9, and Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1.

Star Trek #9, written by Mike Johnson with art by Stephen Molnar and covers by Tim Bradstreet andJoe Phillips, is the re-imagining of The Return of the Archons. In Star Trek #9, “Kirk, Spock and the crew search for a lost Starfleet ship that may hold clues to the future of the entire Federation.”

In Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1, written by Scott Tipton, David Tipton and Tony Lee, with art and covers by J.K. Woodward and covers by David Messina, “the Federation’s most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor’s most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!” Continue reading

Show notes and references for Ep 29

Review of Enterprise Unexpected
In Engineering, Chief Engineer Trip Tucker is trying to solve ship-wide problems with power supply and life support. T’Pol discovers a distortion in the plasma wake of the Enterprise. Archer ignites the plasma waste, revealing a cloaked ship. ( 1st clip)

Archer hails them and learns their engines are malfunctioning and they’ve been using Enterprise’s exhaust to replenish them. Archer offers to help them with repairs, after the translator learns there language after only a few words! Really Shame it struggled with Klingon in broken bow then!.
Tucker prepares for a three-day away mission on the disabled ship. Tucker has to undergo a very uncomfortable three-hour decompression and acclimation process, and when he enters the Xyrillian ship, he is faced with a disorienting visual and auditory experience — the walls are glowing with bioluminescent moss, the consoles operate with viscous fluids and electrical arcs, there’s an aquarium holding hundreds of undulating eels, and the Xyrillians themselves glisten with moist, scaly skin. Tucker insists on going straight to work in their engine room.( clip 2) however tucker has a hard time adapting to the environment. After finally agreeing to get some rest, Tucker starts to enjoy his stay and develops a flirtatious friendship with the female engineer.While waiting for the teraphasic coils to recharge, Ah’len takes Trip to a holodeck to show him Thera, the Xyrillian homeworld. During the holographic tour, Ah’len engages in a psychic game with Trip that allows them to share thoughts. they immerse their hands into a box of granules which begin to glow, enabling them to read each other’s minds. (Clip 3).
Tucker returns to Enterprise and the ships go their separate ways. Which seems nice but i think Enterprise got the raw end of the deal, As Tucker relates his experiences to Reed over lunch, he notices an unusual growth on his left wrist. He visits Dr. Phlox, who determines the growth is a nipple and he has an embryo forming in his ribs… Tucker is pregnant. Continue reading

Show notes for Ep 26

Trek news

Cumberbatch Star Trek Role Confirmed!

After much speculation, it seems that Brit actor Benedict Cumberbatch will indeed be playing the iconic Khan in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming STAR TREK sequel. The news will come as a relief for many Terkkers, as Khan remains one of the franchise’s favourite villains, and played a major role in the finest of the original films STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (obviously).

The character – full name Khan Noonien Singh – was the best of a generation of genetically-engineered humans. With super strength, speed, intelligence and a resilience to injury, Khan’s basically a DOUBLE HARD Git and a ferocious enemy of a certain James Tiberius Kirk. Having proved his acting in SHERLOCK and a small appearance in WAR HORSE, Cumberbatch now takes on the villainous Khan, originally played brilliantly by Ricardo Montalban. Sources are suggesting that rather than remake Khan’s original appearance, ‘Space Seed’, STAR TREK 2 will offer a brand new story. Expect Abrams’ to reinvent Khan’s origins, just as he did for the Enterprise crew in the previous film. But for me it would be better to have something new. Whats next from this supposed reboot of the franchise “Captain there be whales here”

In other STAR TREK movie news, it has been reported that the Klingons will appear as will Leonard Nimoy, reviving his role as the original Spock. Neither appearance comes as a great surprise – Nimoy’s inclusion in Abrams’ first Trek film was brilliant, appeasing fanboys and simultaneously outlining the new direction of the film. It will also give him the most move appearances as he is currently tied with William Shatner on seven. As for the Klingons, they’re easily the most famous of all STAR TREK villains. This will please a lot of Klingon fans out there. It’s also good that Pike will be in the film, hopefully with more to do that blink a light for yes. Continue reading