Farewell 

So yesterday I stepped down as an active host on +  

Trek.fm. I haven’t put a podcast out in a while as I’m not in a position to be able to. To be honest it was a wrench doing it. I’ve been in podcasting for 7 years. I was one of the few Trek podcasts at the beginning and one of an even smaller band of British Trek podcasters. Sure I’ve done other casts, history, Babylon 5,stargate and Battle Star galactica. But I had the most fun in Trek. Trek fm and Star Trek podcasting has helped me make friends around the globe. I’m humbled and honoured to know I have inspired others to podcast and that Podcatchers now have Star Trek podcasts on them, by people who took it up when they heard me. Although how an anarchic chaotic English guy managed that baffles me. I mean have you listened to Trek News & Views!The only podcast I do now is Battle Star galactica on HoloSuite network. The only reason I can do this is because all I have to do is talk, which I’m good at. Others do the editing/pictures/synopsis and so on. 

But I’ll always support Trek podcasters and Trek fm. If anyone gets an offer to join the team take it. It’s a family of like minded people. They’re my friends who have shared many things with me and although some are closer than others, I love being part of the whole. They’re ok for a bunch of Muricans . 

Never say never and I have guest invitations for other Trek shows, so I’ll still be around. Plus “live long and podcast” will pop up in feedback here and there. But I know I’m going to miss it & being part of something huge. I felt very sad writing that good bye message , & I don’t normally share my emotions. But I had to face reality. 

So podcaster with mic and a phenomenal English accent will be coming to a feedback section near you soon. Check out Treknologic feedback show if you want to know what I mean.

  

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4 pictures 4 favs

i was nominated into this latest trend by my good friend Lorrie. 

Basically you have to pick four still scenes from four movies that you are fond off or are you favourites.

In my case I picked four I’m fond off but as Twitter limits you to 140 characters, I thought I’d take the opportunity to expand on them here, an indulgence I know.

  
Blade Runner;

The first time I saw this film I was blown away. I now own the limited edition tin box set with four versions of the movie in. Harrison Ford didn’t want to make it but had to due to his studio contract, by his own admission Ridley Scott was a screamer in them days. The combination was enough to make Ford hate every minute of the shoot. However it has a cult following and some brilliant dialogue. In the scene above Rutger (playing Roy)says “time to die.” After teaching Fords character (Deckard)a lesson in living in fear. 

  
Star Trek “The Wrath of Khan.”

I love this movie, it’s a classic. The acting,the story, everything is pure brilliance. This scene, Spocks death. Is a truly powerful & emotional scene. It’s constantly listed as a fan favourite & truly shows the acting chops of all involved. Even the JJ verse attempt to blatantly copy it cannot diminish this powerful scene. Only a Vulcan cannot have an emotional response to it.

  
Blues Brothers.

Another cult classic but a film I love, this particular scene I can totally relate to. I went to a school where I was educated by nuns, this particular segment reminds me of Sister Elisabeth. She was a mean shot with a ruler I can tell you & just as bloody scary! So many great lines in this film and we get to see Chicago at 100mph.

  
Alien;

When I first saw Alien I was fascinated by it. Sure I jumped at certain scenes, but the story & the concept hooked me. All to often in scifi humanity comes out top dog and is shown as the ultimate species. In Alien we see a highly evolved killing machine. The scene above “the burst scene.” Was one of them moments when you sit up in your chair and say “oh my god!”

From there on in the film just keeps ramping up. Love it.

Anyway that’s my brief explanation of my four pictures, four of many I hasten to add. Maybe you’ll get nominated soon.