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Bad Photoshop Sunday presents:  Captain Overly Obvious Girlfriend  Cooper  (Alice Cooper tonight!) | THE BEST WAY TO A MAN'S HEART... IS THROUGH HIS RIBCAGE! | image tagged in bad photoshop sunday,alice cooper,captain obvious,overly attached girlfriend | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Distracted Boyfriend Meme | HOT RIB CAGE REMOVAL SEZ REGULAR BASIS SEX | image tagged in memes,distracted boyfriend | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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ALICE COOPER MUSIC 2018 btbeeston | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
LMAO! :)
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I CAN TELL!!! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
LMAO!...But seriously, I love your memes too! :)
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Y U NO LEAD THE WAY TO A NEW AGE.  AN AGE OF REBIRTH.  A RENAISSANCE?! NAH! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
LOL! :)
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I found this today and thought you might be interested: it's got interesting information on 'They Live' (5:22).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSnWDrKJVXU
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That's great...it never occurred to me that Roddy's name was never mentioned in the movie, but was included in the credits. It reminds me of Pink Floyd "The Wall" that includes lyrics to a song ("Empty Spaces") on the album sleeve that isn't on the album (the song shows up in the movie (along with "When The Tigers Broke Free"). Thanks for the link. :)
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I got a kick out of that video also. There was another, but it had mostly the same stuff.

Great Mexican word of the day, by the way! :-D
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Thanks! :)
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I will drink to THAT, Amigo! :-D

This Mexican guy reminds me of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, so I made this meme about 6 months ago, about our Mexican friends...

i.imgflip.com/27qfw9.jpg (click to show)

Remember: manyana means tomorrow, but pajama means tonight! ;-p
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LMAO! Years ago Chevy tried to market The Nova in Mexico and couldn't understand why it was doing so poorly until someone pointed out that "nova" means "it doesn't go" in Spanish :)
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Hey I didn't know that - and I owned a Nova. But if I had to guess I would think it meant 'New' as it does in several other languages.

My brother totaled mine, so it don't go either. ;-)
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They've both got the same hat, too. ;-)
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Lt. Saavik was originally portrayed by Kirstie Ally. She didn't want to be typecast so they had to get another actress to play Saavik for Star Trek III and IV. She was replaced by Robin Curtis in those movies, then Kim Cattrall in ST VI. Lt. Valeris (the female Vulcan) was supposed to be Saavik, but Kim Catrall didn't want to be the third person to play that role so they changed the name to Valeris.

Lt. Saavik was originally impregnated by Spock and later had his child. This was cut from ST IV. It might appear in some canon novels, though.

James Doohan hated Shatner. He said Shatner would frequently stop the production, take the bosses backstage and re-emerge with changes to the script where he had their former lines. Shatner said he thought the show's focus should be the three main characters.

Doohan and Shatner never made peace after the show was canceled. Their animosity for each other continued until Doohan's death. Doohan once said, "I like Captain Kirk, but I sure do not like William Shatner." Other crew members had similar feelings. :-)
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I wasn't aware that James Doohan harbored those feelings for Shatner, but it seems I heard he (Doohan) lost a finger in the D-Day invasion and they had to hide it on camera much like Gary Burghoff in MASH
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Doohan was shot in the finger and lost it. I didn't know about Radar though. Thanks for the info.

Btw, I have lots more Trek lined up to post but I'm swamped with notifications.

Once I catch up I'll be back to blabbering on about more of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans again. :-)
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Actually I think Gary had all his fingers, but his hand was deformed. Look forward to more Trek, but take your time. :)
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Here's a quick Trek-related link to hold you over until I can get my sh!t together. Still trying to catch up on notifications.

It's about Jimmy Bennett - the young Kirk actor from 2009. And it looks like he may never have received the money he made on the film!

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-asia-argento-accuser-jimmy-bennett-allegedly-got-swindled-by-his-own-parents
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That sucks! Sorry if I'm a little out of it, but my son in law to be was in a fatal rollover collision on US 2 this morning (he wasn't the fatality). His fiancee (my stepdaughter) is nine months pregnant. She and my wife have been at the hospital all day and I have been given updates via text (one helluva long work day). Anyway he's out of surgery and in ICU now (prognosis good) so hopefully things will be getting back to as normal as possible (which is not very).
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Thanks for your thoughts, it looks like things are going to be okay. They had to leave a bone fragment in his head because it was too close to a vessel, but he came out of the surgery all right and should be fine. Sorry to hear about your PTSD, how long ago was the accident? Thanks again, see you next week.
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I've seen this so you can delete it...I'll comment more after work
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Thank you. As I said, I am happy to share everything with you. :-)
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Hey n,I'm really sorry to hear about all the tragedy in your life (and the people around you). I've been very fortunate in that I haven't had that kind of trauma in my life.
To be honest, when I heard about the accident my first concern was about the daughter and granddaughter to be. I didn't know how that stress (I was told she was freaking out) would affect her pregnancy. Turns out they're both fine and we should have grandchild number 8 pretty soon. :)
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Another Alice Cooper show! You're gonna set a record soon. A gold record. :-)

OK, so how was it? As if I didn't know. :-D
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I drink a lot of coffee, but generally not "the good stuff"...sometimes on the weekends I'll have an Americano, but usually it's drip (I'm shocked they haven't run me out of the state yet. Between the beer and the coffee I'm guessing my kidneys probably look like kidney beans. If you don't mind me asking, whereabouts are you?
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FYI, I answered and deleted this one when I saw an upvote.

Let me know if you saw it. :-)
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That was my upvote and I did see your answer. I had a good friend/ roommate that worked on a crab processor in Akutan, Alaska and his parents moved to your neck of the woods. He developed "crab asthma" and had to quit his job. Eventually (in the late '80's) he moved in with his parents and that is the last I've heard from him. If I'd been quicker on the response I would have mentioned where he lives so I guess it's good I procrastinated :)
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Thanks!

I'm happy to share my info with you, I just don't like to leave it on the Web. Not sure why... maybe a little paranoid... or trying to pretend there's still a shred of privacy in the world.

Woah, Paranoid + shred = Black Sabbath! :-)
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Nice! My tablet just went belly up so it looks like I'm stuck with my phone for awhile...I'm gonna need a bigger magnifying glass! :)
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You are sooo lucky your tablet took the easy way out. I have so much new Trek stuff to share I'd better save it for next time. I am still digesting the whole stinkin' lot of it and I'm not sure if I can keep it within the limits of a single message.

But I can tell you this for now..

It involves an actor who played James T. Kirk, an actor who plays Lt. Stamens (from Star Trek Discovery), Netflix, Asia Agrento, Netflix, and CBS's soon-to-be-former CEO Les Moonves.

These are all Trek related and it's ALL bad news. Unless a miracle happens, our Trek is gone for good. It may already be too late.

More info next time...
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I can imagine Shatner sneaking into CBS headquarters and reprogramming their computers to schedule "The Kirk Monologues" ala The Kobayashi Maru. :)
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OK, so the actor playing LT. Stamens in Discovery is the same person who was first to accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct. Kevin. Spacey's latest movie had a $600.00 opening weekend and Netflix gave his character on House of Cards a gruesome end. I liked him as an alien in K-Pax though.

CBS's Les Moonves didn't know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars. But he didn't like Star Trek anyway. So he cancelled Enterprise.Then in order to increase subscribers to All Access, he green-lighted Discovery for it. But he fired the people who would have made it interesting because they disagreed with him. The replacements didn't come up with a new story-line - they stole it from a video game called Tardigrade. The DSC and game tardigrades helped humans travel like the Dune Navigator's Guild. There are at least a handful of stolen plot devices from the game and CBS is being sued for it. The guy who made the game tried to talk to CBS but the lawyers were bad to him and he went ahead with the suit. They killed the tardigrade on the show but it was too little, too late. LT. Stamens was the one interacting with it and (I think) killed it.

The reason the Kelvin Timeline and Discovery look drastically different from TOS is because they are contractually obligated to do it because of royalties.The samne is true for all licensed Trek in the future. When JJ Abrams came up with the new look for his Trek, he wanted exclusive rights rights to the merch. It was his invention after all. The studio refused and JJ quit directing Trek movies because of it. He went on to do Star Wars Episode VII instead. By also directing Episode IX, he is in violation of his original contract but this is not being used to create an issue.

When licensees for Discovery merch said they wouldn't be able to sell it, the studios wrangled until the first season was almost over before it hit the streets. Nobody bought the stuff as predicted and the studio ordered even more for season two.
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Which brings us to Discovery season one. Remember, the reason people have to pay for Discovery is Les Moonves, sho will out of a job in a few days. Anyway, Netflix paid so much for the rights, it covered the entire production costs and CBS had nothing to lose. Netflix was furious about the show and demanded major changes. So as a result, we got the trailer I linked to a few weeks ago. The first season was nothing like it, from what I've read. If this season doesn't do well it's doomed. The number of subscribers was never released and although low, they set a record for the streaming service.

Les Moonves ended the career of Janet Jackson after 10 #1 singles. After the wardrtobe malfunction at the Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake (who pulled off part of her top, went crying to Moonves and apologised. There was supposed to be red fabric showing after the stunt but the whole thing came off and Janet and exposed her for half a second. For this, CBS was fined half a million dollars. But Moonves didn't think Janet's apology was adequate enough and he ruined her career. Her next album came out a few weeks later and there was no radio play or promotion of any kind allowed. Game over. People are so afraid of this guy they refuse to talk behind his back for fear of never ending retribution. When Janet Jackson wrote a book, it was released under a publishing company owned by CBS. When Moonves found out, he said, "How the f#ck did she get through. I'm sure heades rolled (just my opinion there).

But what about Asia Argento? OK, since you asked. The person who accused her of sexual misconduct is Jimmy Bennet.

Jimmy who? Jimmy Bennet was the actor who played a young James T. Kirk in JJ Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot. He was blasting the Beastie Boys and drove the red corvette off the cliff, then hung on for his life. This is the same guy in the news, and in the selfie leaked of him and Asia in bed together. He was 17 at the time and n California that's a crime.

Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf) was offered a spot on Discovery, but they wanted to pay him less than one percent of what he made on TNG. So he passed.

The upcoming Patrick Stewart Trek show will feature Picard, but not as a captain. He will be 20 yeaars older and changed by his experiences, so he won't be what his audience is expecting. There will be other Trek on All Access, including Picard's show and people will have to pay for all of it, because of Moonves.
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The next Trek movie (in the Kelvin Timeline) may not get made due to lack of investors as Paramount had some very bad movies lately and investors pulled out. In order to cut corners, the studio slashed the pay of Chris Pine (Kirk) and Chris Hemsworth (his father, and also Thor in the comic movies, I think). Both actors refused to work for peanuts and left the project. I think they might have gone back in time and reset the Kelvin Timeline to what fans were expecting, but with the different look required by contract.

Strange, how Trek, a world-wide phenomenon was always abused by the people who own it. Even TOS had no budget or support from the studio. There's a reason the trricorder sensor looked like a salt shaker - it was. And the studio was going to cancel it a few times but decided to move it to timeslots where no one would watch it. And they slashed the budget even further so the third season couldn't afford to go down to planets anymore. Much of it was shot onboard the Enterprise for that reason. This is the same studio that thought Trek was 'too cerebral' for audiences. Even with the movies, it was always screwed. The director for TMP didn't even know Star Trek and refused to take help from Leonard Nemoy and others who had been with the franchise from the beginning. So we got TMP and the box office numbers were lackluster. They saw the success of Star Wars, which is why it was made, but they slashed the budget for Wrath of Kahn as a result. Yay!

Leonard Nimoy was upset they were using his likeness to sell merch and not paying him any royalties. I think there may have been legal action but I didn't follow up on it. The reason he wore the IDIC medal in the episode with 'Carlos' (starring Diana Muldour as the blind lady with the seeing dress) was becuase they forced him to wear it so they could sell the medals in toy stores. Spock's inner eyelid was mentioned in this episode, btw. I'm sure you remember it. My point is, the studio has mismanaged Trek from day one.
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I can't remember the last time I was so engaged in a concert. My wife and I made eye contact throughout the show including toward the end of "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (my personal favorite). When he was announcing the band he said that believe it or not Tommy Henriksen was from Everett, Washington (the crowd went nuts). Then he looks at me and says he's not really from Everett, and I shrugged and said I know. After the show we got to meet him and he was the nicest guy. He spent time with each and every person, engaged in conversation did not give the slightest hint of wanting to speed things up, because he had to jump on a bus to do a show today in Vancouver. We could'very been one of the first to meet him, but it was so awesome just seeing him relate to people and hearing his stories I would have gladly gone last. :)
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Awesome - and so cool you got to meet him! I remember listening to him DJ on the radio and thinking he sounds like someone I'd want to hang out with. My brother met him too, and said the same thing you did.

This guy is almost ageless. It's good to see he's still out there doing what he loves. You can tell he's not just phoning it in, but having fun, as Rock and Roll should be. :-)
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Yeah, he mentioned how much he still loves doing the shows (he would have to), then when I was talking to him he told me whether you like Alice Cooper or the band doesn't matter, what's important to us is that we put on a show that you enjoy :)
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Sounds like a true showman! And you get all those rock classics, as a bonus.

I forgot to ask, is Orianthi still on tour with him?
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Orianthi was with him the first time we saw him together and she was awesome. She had her hair co bed in front of her face and had a hat on that gave her the appearance of Cousin Itt and she rocked! Around 2014 she was replaced by Nita Strauss and she's awesome too. We sat 3 seats from center stage and there was an opening between monitors and lights directly in front of us and that was where she spent most of the show. She threw me the pick in the template and my wife has some great pics of her, but they're on her daughter's phone (a long story) :)
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That's a great pick! I'm a pic collector. I have zillions, made out of every material you can imagine. I have stone, different types of metal, bone, synthetic bone, many types of plastic, rubber, wood... too many to list. Some are made from coins and serving platters (with fancy inlay patterns) and even coconut shells. The flashiest are polished stone and changing holographic picks. Each has their own unique effect on the sound. The best sounding picks (in my opinion) are made of nitrocellulose (the 'regular' pick material). I went through a phase where I had to try everything I found online and in stores. They're great to look at but I prefer not to use metal picks. They are rough on the guitar strings and can damage the finish if you get sloppy while strumming. One day someone is going to inherit a nice collection.

I got a couple of Meatloaf picks when I saw him but gave them to other people who went to the show. My best pick was from Yngwie Malmsteen. He sighed it along with my ticket. I gave that one to a guitar student, as well as signed CD's from Eric Johnson (I went backstage at B.B. King's House of Blues in NYC to get them signed). I saw Al Stewart there too. He was great! :-)
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Wow! That's a fantastic collection! My entire collection consists of the Nita Strauss, a box set of Rush picks that came with our tickets and the pick in this template which is Ryan Roxie from Alice Cooper in 2016.
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Nice pick! And the Rush set is a tremendous perk with the tickets. I've seen them in stores but never purchased them.

I did get sets of Floyd, Hendrix, and (maybe) The Beatles a while back. Hard to keep track, since I usually share them(and everything) with friends. Maybe one day I'll pull them out of storage and actually play again.

That reminds me: I'm looking for a home for the Star Trek transporter coasters I mentioned a few months ago. If there's some way to privately send me your info, I will mail them to you. If not, I'll have to find someone offline for the donation. :-)
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Thanks a lot for the offer, but I can't think of a way to safely send the info, however, if you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods (Seattle and north) let me know and I'll be happy to buy you a beer (the politics around here are kinda screwed up, but we do brew some good beer...don't tell anyone I said this, but Oregon brews some of the best beer) :)
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I rarely have a beer I don't like. Although I don't drink a lot of beer, I do like to try them all. Just that vodka is a little quicker.

I hear you guys make a mean coffee out there too. :-)
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I was replying to myself and ran out of thread on the Trek rant so I had to star a new one. Here's more...

Leonard Nimoy refused to to Wrath of Kahn unless they killed off Spock. He and his daughterreceived death threats as a result. When he finally did the movie, he refused to come back for the sequel unless he could direct. So they gave him the next two movies to direct. As a result, we got 'The Search for Spock' and 'Save the Whales'. Shatner complained that his contract entitled him to anything Nimoy received, they let him direct the fifth movie, which his daughter also worked on (maybe writing, I forget). So we got The Final Frontier as a result. This is one of the most reviled Trek movies, if we don't count the TNG movies. Let's not.

Well, maybe just one: Generations. The TNG crowd didn't give Kirk a dignified death. Instead of dying on his bridge, the let a bridge fall on him He died UNDER a bridge. What a stupid ending for a hero like Kirk. And why didn't they leave it open for him to return somehow. It's Trek, after all. To quote Spock, when someone threatened to kill him, "I've been dead before". In a great series of books written by Shatner, the Borg took his corpse and reanimated him, so he was able to live out a life in the future. The books are well written, with co-authors - as all Shatner books are. But his death was childishly mishandled and a great opportunity for the character and fans was wasted. Shatner said while filming, the last thing he saw before dying was an aeroplane flying overhead. So it was the last thing (according to Shatner) that Kirk ever saw.
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Maybe they could bring back Kirk ala Bobby Ewing...Wow! That is a lot to digest! There isn't anything I could possibly add, but on a sort of a tangent I'm reminded of an episode of Taxi where Martin Short played a network programming director that discovers The Reverend Jim has a "gift" for spotting hit TV shows. Jim is reluctant to use his "gift" for commer gain, but Martin Short convinces him with the line, "you could have saved Star Trek!" Thanks for taking all that time to fill me in...that's really interesting or should I say fascinating :)
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Hi bt,

I don't remember that episode of Taxi, but I probably saw it. All I remember is the hot chick did Alex in real life. She said it in her book.

Also, I have an equal amount of Trek information I left out - believe it or not. I made notes but I have to sift through it and make it coherent. Everything is as accurate as I can remember, and my opinion(s) are noted when necessary.

I look forward to sharing more Trek info with you as soon as I can get my sh!t together. Probably a bunch tomorrow and the next day - there's just too much in my scribbled electronic notes and I don't know if I have the energy to release a 5 message encyclopedia all at once again. That last one was record-breaking, even for me, and you know I can put it out there.

Anyway, I hope I didn't bore you. If you ever get tired of this stuff let me know and I'll stop. But I have new Shatter material to share about TOS, published today online. As I've said, it's never good. But it makes me respect him even more. He's endured so much.

OK, that's it for now. Next time I will give you another truckload of Trek info if you're still interested. :-)
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I really enjoy all this info, I just feel bad because I don't have much to give back, but keep it coming. My coworker left last Friday for The Land Of The Gorn so hopefully we'll get some pics before too long. Thanks. :)
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Huh? No need to feel bad or give anything back. You've provided enough entertainment already, I feel like I should be contributing more. I'm just not as available as I used to be, so my output has gone down dramatically. Please be patient, as I have a lot more to post. You have always been a favorite and I look forward to our interactions.

The amount oft text I post is probably insignificant compared to the work you put into your graphics, but it's all I've got. I don't have the skills to do what you do but I enjoy putting it out there for you.

Tomorrow I should have enough time to get a few text-limit messages out so we'll start with that. And call it even.

We're here to have fun so let's get to it... :-)
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Agreed! Again, a wise user once told me, "I'm just here to have fun"
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A while ago I sent you a link to fan fiction called Prelude to Axanar, a Garth story. CBS were suing them for making money from it and laid out new rules for fan fiction. There can be no more stories like Star Trek Continues or Phase II/New Voyages due to a 15 minute limit and no sequels. AND no one that ever worked on Trek in any way can be involved. A lot of other stupid rules, too. So they don't want other people making quality Trek, but they refuse to do it themselves. Nice.

Btw, speaking of Kahn, Ricardo Montalban originally didn't want to reprise the role. He was five years into Fantasy Island at the time and thought it was a bad idea for his career. But h liked the script and took a chance on it. He binge watched Space Seed over an entire weekend to get back in the groove. In an interview, I saw him describe the way he re-introduced the character on the Botany Bay with Checkov and Terell inside. He described how he peeled away the layers of his head and face gear slowly, even though he couldn't see anything with it on, which made it even more difficult. In the interview, he mimiced the motions to show the dignity and personality of Kahn, and demonstrated how it would have looked if he fumbled with his hands instead. This guy was on top of everything. He was also the subject of good natured pranks from the film crew. Once they had a little robot enter the room with a mask on of Herve Valenchez (the midget from Fantasy Island). Montalban let loose a belly laugh and said he felt like he was home.

I wanted to leave off on a positive note, so I'll end it here. Believe it or not, I left a lot out.

It's been a while since one of my monster posts but I finally had the time to let one loose. I hope you enjoyed it. :-)
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Here's an interesting article about Nichelle Nichols...

https://thewire.in/the-arts/tv-first-interracial-kiss-star-trek-nichelle-nichols-uhura
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Wow! I never knew, that is so awesome! It really makes me wonder what would have happened if not for that fateful meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. (in terms of Star Trek and the space program)
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I'd heard the MLK stories for years, but never knew she wanted to leave for a Broadway show. Lots of great info in that one link. She's had it rough though.

Her brother Thomas was in the cult that committed suicide when comet Halle-Bopp passed over in 1997. Members were found dead after drinking poison and putting plastic bags over their heads.

Recently she had a stroke and now has dementia. There's a legal battle over who will control her daily affairs and estate. The poor gal is on her way out.
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I didn't know, that's terrible. My all time favorite comedian, Tim Conway, is also suffering from dementia and his daughter and wife are struggling for control over who's in charge of his medical care. The daughter describes him as almost unresponsive. :(
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I saw a picture of him recently but didn't know about his condition. In a way, he's already gone. I just hope he's not suffering.
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A couple weeks ago Bob Newhart and his wife visited him and assured everybody that he was getting the best possible care
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That's good to hear. Sometimes people with dementia imagine terrible things happening to them. I told my gal if I'm ever incapacitated to feed me all sorts of psychedelic drugs, just in case. I'd rather be out of it than know what's happening to me.
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Doc Obvious :)
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Oh, no! The Libyan's just shot future Doc.
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Remember to pronounce it "jigawatts"
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I love that one so much!
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Thanks!!! :)
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LMAO took me a second tho'!
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ROFLMAO!
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Very nice! :)
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So I finally found the worst Star Trek mismanagement issue of all time. It is unbelievably poor judgement by the people who were in charge of our hero, James T. Kirk's life.

THIS is the lowest they have sunk in my opinion...

https://www.cnet.com/news/william-shatner-explains-why-star-treks-captain-kirk-was-killed-off/
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That is totally chickensh!t...I never like burning bridges, but that was frigging ridiculous
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Every TNG movie made less money than the prior one. It was a downward spiral for the franchise until the 2009 reboot.

Thes big decision makers are the same people who brought us Insurrection and Nemsis. Each is a stinking POS movie. Have you seen them? I hope not.

But at least they killed Kirk to improve the box office take for these poorly written movies. They would even be considered bad as TV episodes.

Here are the TNG movie box office numbers:

Star Trek: First Contact $92,027,888
Star Trek: Generations $75,671,125
Star Trek: Insurrection $70,187,658
Star Trek: Nemesis $43,254,409

For comparison, here is a commonly ridiculed TOS movie:

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home $109,713,132

These TOS movies did better than all TNG's except First Contact:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture $82,258,456
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan $78,912,963
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock $76,471,046

This one sits right in the middle of the TNG numbers:

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country $74,888,996

I wonder how much LESS the TNG movies would have made if Kirk had not had a bridge dropped on him? </sarc>

Btw, The movie's original ending had Soran shoot Kirk in the back as the cause of death. Test audiences freaked, and they re-shot the ending to be the bridge scene instead.

Because of the shitty TNG movies, everyone that worked on Star Trek was fired SIMULTANEOUSLY after Enterprise was cancelled in May, 2005. There were NO Star Trek employees until the 2009 reboot.

This is the most mismanaged cultural icon of a franchise ever. It takes a lot of mismanagement to put Star Wars in second place. They might have been first, but they are raking in zillions, which Star Trek seems unable to do.

I'd like to ask the geniuses who threatened to kill Kirk off screen anyway, "How's that box office improvement working out for you?"
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Wow, that is crazy! I'm surprised to see "The Wrath Of Khan" not number one. IV was good, but somehow I figured II was the benchmark. I've always heard "If it ain't broke don't fix it", but living in the mismanagement capital of America I'm not surprised.
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Star Trek IV was the first one to introduce comedy. At the time I thought it was strange, but I'm glad they did.

The top three box office Star Trek films are:

Star Trek (2009) ..................... $257,730,019
Star Trek Into Darkness.......... $228,778,661
Star Trek Beyond.................... $158,848,340

Next up is:
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.... $109,713,132
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I thought the humor worked in nicely
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I agree. Especially the punk dude on the bus getting the Vulcan nerve pinch.

Have you seen the news about planet 'Vulcan'? Astronomers have detected a planet orbiting close in around the star 40 Eridani A,. This is right where Roddenberry said it would be.

Just in case, here you go...

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/astronomers-just-discovered-spock-s-home-planet-vulcan-ncna911136
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That is fascinating...I was an astronomy minor back in college and at that time there were no known planets outside of our solar system
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I think the first exo-planets were discovered around 1990. A pair of them orbiting a pulsar. They are unlikely to support life, due to their location.

The original method of planet detection relied on watching for the planet's mass to make the star wobble as it orbits, which is good for finding large planets.

Now they also look for starlight dimming when a planet transits (between the star and Earth). A dip of a percent or two on a recurring basis is a good sign there might be a planet there. This is how they detect smaller planets now. :-)
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Yeah, so much has been discovered since I was in school. At that time there was speculation that using the gravitational wobble would probably lead to the discovery of the first exo-planet, but it would take a very massive planet.
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Let's see... where was I? Oh yeah, posting random Star Trek nuggets...

Like Robert Wise, who directed of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, JJ Abrams was not a Trek fan. He was a total Star Wars geek though. He was forced to avoid Star Trek canon (which he didn't even know), as previously mentioned.

So the 2009 movie and Discovery both succeeded in avoiding canon, but in different ways. Before the show aired, Discovery claimed to haave hired a team of super Trek experts to ensure continuity with canon. Now we know what kind of BS that was.

Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy in the 2009 reboot) said the script for the upcoming Quinten Tarantino movie is 'bananas'. He's a Brit so they may have a different meaning for that. All we know is that Tarantino is a major Trek fan. And he wants a PG rating so they can show peoplke being disembowled as they are blown out into space. This film will probably not hit theaters for 4 or 5 years.

I may have mentioned Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) made production difficult on Voyager with their on-set feud. Jeri Ryan was hot and Mulgrew didn't like it. She thought the show could do well with just good acting. But ratings tanked and they brought in a busty babe in a catsuit. Jeri Ryan was also doing the boss. They had a relationship until the show ended, and she left him. She was getting more and more stories about her until it was almost all about Seven of Nine instead of other crew members.

Robert Picardo, the EMH (Emergency Hologram - the Doctor) jokingly said the main requirement for being cast on Voyager was having a nice @ss. And that's why they chose him.

The rest of the cast were vocal about the issue and what it was like to work in that environment. Mulgrew denied any wrongdoing until recently. Just a few months ago. After the show ended, Mulgrew went to Netflix (surprise) to be in 'Orange Is the New Black.

The original actress to play Captain Janeway was Geneviève Bujold, but she was fired on her third day for being a diva. She missed out on a lot of royalties. :-)
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