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Star Trek: Day of Blood - Shaxs' Best Day nominated for 2024 Eisner Award ( startrek.website )

The 2024 Eisner awards for the comics industry announced the nominees a couple days ago, and the Day of Blood tie-in issue, Shaxs' Best Day by Ryan North and Derek Charm is among the nominees for Best Single Issue/One-shot....

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Right now there are two ongoing series, Star Trek and Star Trek: Defiant, and there's frequently a number of mini-series happening as well.

They're pretty fan service heavy, which works for me but I know some people find that to be a hurdle.

My favourite art from the first edition of Star Trek Adventures

Modiphius' Star Trek Adventures TTRPG is getting a second edition this year, and the last of the sourcebooks for first first edition has been published, so I thought I would go through the entire collection and share some of my favourite art from the game....

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If we’re being honest, the whole post may or may not have been an excuse to just share that image.

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Yeah, that one was new to me as well.

The Paul Pope art is as gorgeous as one would expect, though.

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My current completely unfounded theory is that he’s going to use the Progenitor tech to evolve himself -- in the Star Trek (derogatory) sense of the word -- to the point where he sees the koala and is able to use his powers to stop whatever final confrontation there is.

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Assuming that actually is Eric J. Robbins in the comments on that article, he's the co-writer on the episode, and he's claiming the librarian is an Efrosian.

I want her book pendant.

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My first thought whenever the topic of what episode a person should to introduce Trek to someone comes up is "The Measure of a Man". Though perhaps a courtroom drama, while certainly something Trek dabbles with on multiple occasions, is not typical enough to fall under the umbrella of conventional.

Maybe something like "Children of the Comet" from season one of SNW. There's a strange mystery that's going to spell disaster for a pre-warp civilization, an alien of the week antagonist whom the Enterprise crew needs to figure out how to deal with without getting into a fight, and everything's neatly wrapped up by the end. The biggest mark against it would be the subplot where Pike's dealing with the knowledge that he's going to end up in a beep chair.

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I don't disagree, but I do believe that when we think about what Star Trek is, what it boils down to is an episodic procedural, despite how serialized it can be at times.

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I considered suggesting "The Last Outpost".

Canon Connections: DIS 5x06 - Whistlespeak

• Doctor Kovich gives Burnham a list of the five scientists who had the task of researching the Progenitor technology, three of whom we’ve already learned about. The remaining two are a Denobulan, Hitoroshi Kreel, and a Betazoid named Marina DeRex. The first Betazoid we were introduced to in Trek was TNG’s Deanna Troi,...

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Well, I double dumbass on me, I guess.

A question about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. [Spoilers]

The whales Gracie and George were stated to have wandered into San Francisco as calves. Outside of feeding events which can include the famous bubble nets, humpback whale pods usually consist of a lone mother and calf (or calves) pairing with a trailing "escort" male. Humpbacks are one of the few mammals that can be nursing and...

Were the [REDACTED] also a result of the Progenitors? DIS s5 spoilers

So, the plot in season five of Disco is hunting down clues left behind by scientists who uncovered the technology left behind by a precursor race of alien beings who panspermiad their genetics all over the galaxy, resulting in all your favourite humanoids, like humans, Klingons, Romulans, and Cardassians, as seen in the TNG...

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Writer Carlos Cisco has indicated that they conceptualized the Breen’s solid form as an adaptation that they developed over time

Interesting.

It's completely unrelated to the current Disco story arc, but that does make me wonder if the Vorta and other Dominion species would have been aware of the Breen's goo form. The Changelings evolved the ability to shapeshift over time, but were originally solids. having the Breen start out as the soundtrack producers for the "Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage" video game, and later develop a solid form might seem anathema to the Founders and their worshipers.

Love, strange love a star woman teaches

I've known for years that Gene Roddenberry wrote lyrics for Theme from Star Trek so that he could receive 50% of the royalties, but it never occurred to me that I should try and find out what those lyrics were. However, the lyrics did come up recently in a nerdy trivia show I watch, "Uhm, Actually", and now that I know them, I...

Canon Connections: DIS 5x05 - Mirrors

• The episode title references the mirror universe, a dark reflection of the familiar reality of Star Trek where humans, or Terrans as they’re more commonly called there, evolved to be more sensitive to light, resulting in everyone tending more towards malevolence, and barbarism, and queer coded villainy. Other episodes...

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Apologies that this one's going up even later than usual. Time kinda got away from me this past week.

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That was my assumption.

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They do 100% use money in the 23rd century! 24th century is a bit more debatable, but I'm still on the side of they use money.

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I like the idea of Kirk pulling out his wallet to try and chip in for beer and pizza in 1986 with a couple strips of latinum, some Klingon darseks left behind on the Bounty, and whatever Federation credits he has, which I assume are a digital currency.

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I like the idea that the Breen bodies loose consistency upon death, especially if they're more gelatinous in their natural form, as these episodes of DIS appear to be presenting them.

However, I do not envy Kira and Dukat having to scoop a bunch of Breen jello out those helmets before putting them on.

Canon Connections: DIS 5x04 - Face the Strange

• The arms merchant whom we see Moll and L’ak dealing with appears to be an Annari, who were introduced in the VOY episode, “Nightingale”, which I mention only because I believe it is the first time we’ve seen a member of Delta Quadrant species in DIS, though not the first mention....

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The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a time bug is a good guy with a temporal Cold War.

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Looks like Modiphius has a new website set up for the game as well: https://www.startrekttrpg.com/

I haven’t had a chance to look at the QuickStart yet, but I’m very interested to see how the game’s different, especially how the lack of challenge dice effects things.

I imagine my group and I will probably give it look over before our game this evening.

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Thanks. I’d probably still do them even if everyone hated it, but it is gratifying to know that others enjoy the posts as well.

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Give me a bunch of “Jurassic Park” mascots or give me something else entirely!

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Hell yeah, it is.

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I am probably not going to be adding series names or episode numbers to the citations. I could potentially start doing the recommended viewing again.

Canon Connections: DIS 5x01 - Red Directive

This is the premiere of the fifth and final season of “Star Trek Discovery”, the first iteration of Trek’s modern era. I think it is important in this moment to acknowledge that, regardless of individual opinions of quality the series – personally I am a fan, but this is not about my personal perspective – without DIS...

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I mean, if he was, he certainly isn't now....

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I'm not sure Soong-type android applies to Fred, and I'm certain it doesn't fit Dahj.

Unfortunately it's not clear just how indistinguishable from life Fred was. We know Dahj and the other Coppelius synths passed for human. Even Picard, though there was clearly some differences. With Fred, though, Culber pulled up the graphic of his internal works, and it didn't look like he's a meat robot. However, if he was closer to Data and Lore, I don't think getting shot in the chest would have been enough to kill him. Data's detached head was stuck in a mine on Earth for about 450 years and worked just fine after being reattached to his body, but I get the distinct impression that Fred wouldn't take decapitation so well.

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Yeah, I hate it when Trek tries anything new. Like, imagine if they set a show on a space station and not a starship, had the characters embroiled with the local politics of the same culture over the entire series, and tried to tell a more serialized story?

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CBS Chief Says Star Trek Remains A Priority For Paramount, Answers Why ‘Legacy’ Has Not Been Greenlit

Some interesting quotes herein.

https://trekmovie.com/2024/03/18/cbs-chief-says-star-trek-remains-a-priority-for-paramount-answers-why-legacy-has-not-been-greenlit/

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I kinda hope that “Legacy” does get off the ground, if for no other reason than that all the folks champing at the bit for it will be confronted by the fact that once you take out the TNG cast, what you’re left with is show created by the same dude who was showrunner for season two of PIC and who thinks owning a BttF DeLorean is a personality trait, featuring the Scrappy Doo of Star Trek.

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What timeline do you want it set in?

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Who’s angry? I just don’t think he’s a particularly good showrunner, and if not for people being blinded by his over reliance on fan service and nostalgia, it wouldn’t even be a question.

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Yeah, right now the idea seems to begin and end with more Trek by Terry Matalas, and if that’s all they’re bringing to the table…I’m good.

Even though I do like Seven, Raffi, and Crash LaForge, the ongoing adventures of Jack Crusher does not appeal to me in the slightest.

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TNG aired in 1987, so it’s only 37 years. Whomever it was that wrote that headline stretched a bit to generate some extra clicks. Yeah, TAS ended in 1974, but there’s still 13 years in between where there was no Star Trek, which is apparently getting lumped into the Star-Trek-that-Riker-has-shown-up-in bundle.

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