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    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    Meet the 'New' old Enterprise

    Check out the whole original article and more pictures here.
    Also thanks to Patrick for sending this over.
    Now then, my problem with this is the nacelles which look almost steam punk. Why not just put a pair of giant wagon wheels back there. They are out of proportion and they do not fit with the original look or the look we saw in "First Contact" on the Phoenix or on "Enterprise". Also the Bussard collectors on the front of the nacelles need to be red.
    At first glance the deflector array (the part on the front bottom of the secondary hull) looks like it is straight off of the NCC-1701-A. It's looks anachronistic. However on closer inspection it really is very nice. The neck mounted torpedo launchers are also anachronistic but we'll let that go. The rest of it is not too bad. There is nice smoothing of the back of the neck of the ship. The neck overall looks bulkier and reinforced, but that's the kind of change I can live with. The lines on the ventral view are very nice and true to the original. Also the saucer section seems to have an NCC-1701-D style observation lounge behind the bridge, but here again, overall the saucer section looks pretty good and of course the detail is splendid.
    Those are my impressions after just a quick glance but this is the problem with taking the whole Star Trek universe backward instead of forward. Oh well, we will see how it all comes together.
    To those of you who are reading this and going "OMG what a geek?!!"
    Shut up!
    I know more about this stuff than you know about real life.
    Just shut the hell up!

    Saturday, February 21, 2009

    Star Trek: Conquest

    I have defeated this game. I don't usually play video games but when Nick bought me this for the Wii I made an exception. It took a little while to work out the mechanics of how it worked and I could play it all the way up to the hard level as the Dominion, Klingons and Cardassians - but not as the Federation. I just could not work out how to win on the hardest level as the Federation.
    Until tonight.
    If anyone wants to know what the tactics I used are drop me a line and I'll be happy to share. Fun stuff.
    Thanks again Nick!
    This is for EARTH!!!

    Friday, February 20, 2009

    Gina on the set

    Here is a quick shot of Gina and some friends, Sharon and Andi, on the set "Jack Goes Boating" which is being directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Gina and the girls were playing nurses and generally having a grand time. Gina says the set they were on is also used for "Fringe" and maybe "Law & Order".

    Thursday, February 19, 2009


    I was really sick yesterday. I am still sick today, but nowhere near as bad. I spent most of the last 36 hours unconscious. Today I am back in the office but I’m running primarily on good intentions and will power. I don’t know why but, although I rarely get sick, it’s never just a mild head cold where I can just take a palliative and keep on going. It’s always got to knock me off of my feet completely. Gina was sick also but not as bad and today she is working again too. She has a 4:00PM call for something. I can’t remember what. She has been working pretty regularly so we’re scraping by. We’re both hoping that things really pick up for her this spring.

    Sunday, February 15, 2009

    Farpoint 09

    Just a quick note here on some of the details. We saw "Trenches", which was really good and I felt left the audience wanting more. We caught up on all the latest Science Fiction and Fantasy movie news and upcoming projects. We bought some stuff that's easy to find at conventions. Gina met Alan Tudyk and got an autographed "3:10 to Yuma" tee shirt as a gift from him. We spent some nice time with a lot of friends and very much enjoyed the new hotel.
    All in all another successful mission.

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009


    I just got a new Haircut.
    It's a bit extreme.
    Let's just say I am now really "Aerodynamic".
    Start with "Bald" and work up from there.

    I am ready for my Role in "A Few Good Men."

    You want to see my haircut - YOU CAN"T HANDLE MY HAIRCUT!!!

    Heh. The Captain is IN!

    Thursday, February 5, 2009

    Gina Update

    Gina is working today as a Stand In for Gina Gershon on the set of "Life on Mars". It's tough being a Stand In because no one will ever see your work, on the other hand it pays pretty well, and it can become pretty solid work, if they like you and you get a contract. In any case, Gina is starting to work pretty regularly and she loves it.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009

    About Joe

    from Brigid:

    GOP Congressional staffers have invited Joe the Plumber to this morning's weekly strategy meeting. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Wow--it's like the Republican Party has become a parody of itself at this point.

    I'm trying to get away from political post, but Dammmmn!
    This is just calling out for a SNL Weekend Update "Really?" segment.

    Also this from Patrick:
    Do not be drinking or eating anything while clicking.

    Singularity University

    This could be very important.
    The idea of training people to take advantage of new, existing tools and to help develop the next generation of tools, whatever they might be, is powerful in it's own right. Add to that the natural networking that could grow out of this and it has the potential to lead to staggering changes in very short time frames.