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Star Trek: Of Gods And Men, A Review

I’m only four years late but I just watched an addition to the Star Trek franchise universe of motion pictures. The movie is called Star Trek: Of Gods And Men. It was filmed in 2006 and released in 2007 on what some would call a laughably small budget. The cast features some of Star Trek’s most elite and beloved characters. Nichelle Nichols as Captain Uhuru, Walter Koenig as Captain Chekov, Tim Russ as Tuvok (who also directed the film) and Garrett Wang as Garan.

Do you remember Charlie X from the original series? Charlie returns after having escaped his forty years of captivity to seek revenge on Captain Kirk. Upon learning that Kirk has been dead for almost twelve years, he seeks his revenge upon him from the past.

The movie is set in the year 2306 where the dedication of the U.S.S. Enterprise – M is set to be dedicated when they receive a distress call. The thing is I really enjoyed this movie and I have not seen so much poor acting since I was in high school.

The movie is broken up online into three 30 minute parts so it is easy to watch a little or a lot whenever you have the time. To learn more about the movie before watching it, check out what Wikipedia has to say about Star Trek: Of Gods And Men.

This isn’t much of a review to be honest. I liked the film and you might like it to. You can view it online for free by clicking on the DVD artwork.

If you have already seen the movie let me know what you thought of it.  Regardless of what you do, live long and prosper!





Next week is the beginning of November and my guest blogger this month is Lakia Gordon. Lakia approached me with an idea and I thought it might be best expressed through a guest post. Lakia has been working on a project and she will share with you, as only Lakia can, just what it is all about. Suffice it to say she has put into it  a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the project and is busting at the seems wanting to spread the word. Stop by on Saturday, November 5th to see what the commotion is all about.

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Little Known Facts: Star Trek, Captain’s Yacht

It was Saber’s site What’s Up With That?!? and a few of her posts that had me interested in the hidden facts behind everyday things. Not wanting to blatantly steal her ideas, I decided to concentrate solely on the things that interest me. That would include mostly movies and television. For instance, did you know that two of the most quoted lines from cinema are misquoted?

In Casablanca, Bogart never said, “Play it again Sam.” What he actually said was “You played it for her, you can play it for me…If she can stand it, I can. Play it!” It was Bergman who said, “Play it, Sam.”

Captain Kirk will perhaps be misquoted for generations to come. Perhaps the most misquoted TV line, “Beam me up, Scotty,” was never uttered by Shatner. He did come close once by saying, “Scotty, beam me up.”

Today’s little known fact comes from Star Trek coincidentally. I’m going to take a leap of faith and assume anyone reading this post has seen Air Force One. Supposedly their is an escape pod for the President in case of emergency. It turns out that Galaxy Class and Sovereign Class Federation ships also have something similar to an escape pod. It is called the Captain’s Yacht and it is directly below the main bridge on the very bottom of the saucer section. Conflicting information suggests it was not meant for escape for the vessel’s captain but for diplomatic envoys, such as the transportation of dignitaries and ambassadors.

Although the design schematics for the Federation vessels clearly show the Captain’s Yacht, they were never shown on the series or movies and never mentioned either. Patrick Stewart said the name of his yacht was The Calypso. On The Enterprise-E, (Star Trek: Insurrection) it was The Cousteau.

I’m not one who likes to spend lots of time doing research so don’t expect these Little Known Facts often. Only when my spirit moves me.

Sovereign Class Captain’s Yacht

Tomorrow’s guest blogger is Ava Aston. I hope you had the time this week to visit Ava’s blog, Recording Artist Ava Aston’s Blog. If not I would advise you to do so to get you even more excited about her post tomorrow. She is an amazing blogger and a great singer. I hope in addition to reading her blog you have the chance to listen to some of her songs on YouTube!

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