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To Boldly Go (Where A 1960s TV Show Has Gone Before)

Star Trek, J.J. Abrams style.

Star Trek, J.J. Abrams style.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Wait, wrong franchise. Ahem.

Space – the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise…

Much better. Anyway, like half the geeks in the world, I recently watched the new Star Trek movie, and I felt like reviewing it. But first, an anecdote!

I went to one of the many, many stores in Kunming that sell DVDs of questionable origin with one goal in mind- getting the new Star Trek movie. When I got there, I found not one, but TWO versions of the movie. Perplexed, I asked the clerk if they were the same, just in case. He said that they weren’t the same, so I asked what the difference was. His reply? One was five yuan, the other was ten. *Fail*

I’m not going to ruin the movie for you unwashed masses that haven’t seen it yet by discussing any of the plot points, so this will be a fairly short review. Instead, I’d just like to point out what was so awesome about this movie:

1. Hot Fuzz… In Space

I don’t care who your favorite character was from the original series, Simon Pegg stole the show this time around. He didn’t have a ton of screen time, but this performance was one of the best I’ve seen out of him, and he managed to do so while getting Scottie’s character right. Continue reading


May 23, 2009 Posted by | Movie Review, review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wrath of Khan: The Opera

Special thanks to Nate from Smashing The Gnat for posting this (ironically, it was on Facebook, not his blog), and extra-special thanks to Robot Chicken for making it in the first place. I love it.

January 26, 2009 Posted by | Humor | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Silar >= Spock

This comic by Chainsawsuit sums up a conversation I had today. Basically, I don’t think that Zachary Quinto will be able to successfully distinguish his role as Spock from what he’s done as Sylar on NBC’s hit show Heroes. He’s done too good of a job with Sylar, and the characters are too similar in their on-screen presentation. I almost hope he gives in to the inevitable and throws in a few nods to his other character in the new Star Trek film. Maybe he could point at Kirk like he’s about to cut his skull open, then do something completely different. That would be hilarious. Anyway, I digress; here’s the comic:


Silar >= Spock

***Update*** My friend Zach over at (the link that’s in japanese) reminded me that Quinto is also in 24, which I don’t watch. That’s all.

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Humor | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Star Trek Trailer

Check out this bootleg official trailer for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek prequel. Not sure how long before it’ll be taken down, so watch it while you can The bootleg was taken down, but now the legit copy is available, and in HD!

I’ve been of the opinion that this movie won’t be that great, but that was just from seeing movie posters and cast pics. This gives it an entirely new feel, and I’m actually looking forward to it.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | News, Tech | , , | 1 Comment

Nerd Joke

Who’s ready for a really bad joke? You? OUTSTANDING. I just stole this from a user by the name of ‘grath’ on the dailytech comment board for this article.

Borg Cube

Resistance is Futile.

Resistance was futile, so we tried impedance, but they adapted.

[Rim Shot]

That makes me laugh. Aww…

September 16, 2008 Posted by | Humor, Tech | , , , , , , | Leave a comment