Star Trek & Sci Fi

Star Trek: Happy 46th Anniversary

The first regular episode of Star Trek aired on Thursday, September 8, 1966. Initially enduring a 3 season run on network television, 46 years later, the the Star Trek franchise flourishes. Yeah, I think that something to smile about.

The original Star Trek series focuses on the 23rd century adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701), a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the galaxy.  Kirk commands a crew of 430 men and women aboard his starship, which can travel at speeds surpassing the speed of light.  Kirk’s five-year mission—and his mandate from Starfleet—is to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before. (startrek.com)

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Battlestar Galactica: Katee Sackhoff & Tricia Helfer

Original intent for this post was to do a spotlight on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, sparked by the recent attention Katee Sackhoff (Kara "Starbuck" Thrace) has garnered with her Classified Moto built, KT600. After doing a search for "Katee Sackhoff motorcycle", not only is she an avid motorcyclist, her BSG co-star, Tricia Helfer ( Cylon humaniod "Number Six") is as well.

After shooting the fight scene between Starbuck and Six (BSG: "Kobol's Last Gleaming), the two found that they had a lot in common. Both were small town girls with similar upbringing and both had a love for motorcycles. They quickly became, what they call, "motorbike buddies". As their friendship grew and a shared passion for motorcycling evolved, they formed "Acting Outlaws" were they married the love of the open road with a love for humanity in a charity fund raising union.

 

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Storm Troopers of Death M.C.

 

"We will crush the rebellion with one swift stroke." Or like these troopers, with a couple of swift 2 stroke moto-X bikes! Rad video mashing up Star Wars and Moto-X!

Show your allegiance to the Dark Side in style with the Storm Trooper Motorcycle Suit. Available in classic Imperial White or Shadow trooper Black, the suit is made from grade-A cowhide, adjust to fit your body and is all but guaranteed to impress a few rebel alliance princesses at the next convention.

 

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FLCL (A Girl From Outer Space!)

FLCL, also known as Furi Kuri or Fooly Cooly is a rapid paced and somewhat fragmented Japanese anime. The story begins when a rambunctious extraterrestrial female runs over an unsuspecting adolescent boy with her yellow Vespa scooter, gives him CPR and then whacks him over the head with a left-hand, blue Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar.

The hyperactive style can easily be misinterpreted, causing strong opposing opinions of the show's merit.  Within the 6-part story are many metaphorical plots and hidden meanings underneath its surface. The series is a pun in itself with suggestive and sexual metaphors. The strange situations and dialogue reflect the confusion and awkwardness of puberty (as well as society in general). FLCL is an exercise in unconventional, self-alluding anime.                                                                     

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Star Trek: Voyager

The USS Voyager (NCC-74656) was an Intrepid-class Federation starship launched in 2371 under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway. Captain Janeway was much like a soccer mom......in outer space. She probably made sure Neelix, the ship's chef, kept plenty of Sunny D stocked in the mess hall. The Chrysler Voyager was a minivan favored by many soccer moms in the early 21st century.

Tuvok served as security and second officer on the USS Voyager. He was a Vulcan. He sometimes had difficulty relating to humans, this led to him leaving Starfleet at one point and returning to Vulcan, where he taught archery science at the Vulcan Institute for Defense Arts. During this time on Vulcan, he also went in quasi-monastic seclusion, immersing himself in the Kolinahr for several years. Tuvok decided to return to Starfleet after a 50 year absence. Black Vulcan was a member of the Super Friends; he could fly, hurl lightning bolts and emit energy from his finger tips. His costume resembles that of a 13 year old female gymnast.

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Road Squadron H-Wing Fighter

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Marta: The Original Orion Slave Girl

Yvonne Craig as "Marta", the knife wielding, delusional, spurned lover of the usually libido-driven, Capt. James T. Kirk.

It seems that Marta (Yvonne Craig) is often thought of as the "other" Orion slave girl, when in fact, she is the original Orion female of Star Trek lore. When most trekkies think of the Orion women, they conjure up images of "Vina" (Susan Oliver), from the two-part episode "The Menagerie" from season 1 of Star Trek TOS, or the still that graced the closing credits sequence. Truth be told, Vina was a human appearing as an Orion slave girl through the use of the Talosian's mental abilities to create rather realistic illusions. So it is Marta, who appears in the episode "Whom God's Destroy" TOS 3x16, that is the "original" Orion slave girl to make an appearance in the Star Trek canon.

Favorite Marta quote: "Why can't I blow off just one of his ears!"

Batgirl (Yvonne Craig), on her "highly-adorned" Bat-Cycle

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