Geek Book Club 001 – The Man From Earth

Jerome Bixby is most known for his work as a TV writer, penning four episodes of the original Star Trek, an episode of the Twilight Zone, and co-wrote the story which Isaac Asimov would later adapt into ‘Fantastic Voyage’. His last work was an intimate screenplay about a man claiming to be an immortal caveman. A story almost forty years in the making, here’s our look at The Man From Earth!
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Star Trek 50: Is this really all we’re going to get?

As a lifelong Star Trek fan, I have to wonder: Is this really all the fanfare we’re going to get for the 50th anniversary of one of the most ground breaking television shows ever made?

Frustrations arise as I ramble my way through my fandom for Trek while talking about cosmetics and beer sampling. Enjoy!

Just For Fun: 1 hour 40 minutes of the Enterprise warp core sound effect

enterprise engineering warp coreIs this ridiculous? You bet.

But I am one of those people who can have trouble falling asleep without a little white noise. SoundCloud user vi5in has cobbled together a little over an hour and forty minutes of warp core deliciousness to help drone out any sleep distracting audio elements in your immediate environment.

There’s something extra special about letting your geek flag fly even when you’re asleep…


Just for fun: Face blending classic Star Trek actors with their JJ Abrams modern Counterparts

chris pine william shatner face mashup star trekEasily one of the best aspects of the JJ Abrams Trek films is the wonderful job they did casting each of these iconic roles. Well of course Star Trek fandom can result in some strange and wonderful things. Reddit user ThatNordicGuy has taken it upon himself to face morph each new Abrams  Trek actor with their counterpart actor from the original Trek series.

Boldly go check out the album on Imgur!

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Friday Fun – Star Trek: Into Darkness Transporter Stunt Stuns Mall Shoppers

Screenshot (82)I like ad campaigns that mess with people, especially is they can introduce a little magic to an otherwise normal day. I’m totally with that girl on the left, by the way. Sign me up! —>

To celebrate the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, movie and TV streaming service blinkbox worked with top illusionist Scott Penrose to perform some cunning teleportation trickery. Shoppers looked on in awe at what appeared to be the world’s first successful attempt at teleportation.

The illusion was achieved using a combination of science and trickery. It caused a stir among thousands of shoppers who witnessed’volunteers from the crowd step into a high-tech unit and appear to have been ‘beamed’ to nearby locations in seconds.