Categories Blog Hiatus Personal Star Trek

Maybe A Hiatus For My Fansites?

Looks like the next 10 days are going into kill me already and be done with it territory with temperatures between 26-31 Celcius. This past weekend already nearly did me in. I’ll propably be on hiatus as far as all my sites go, until this stupid heat is over, however long that takes – two weeks, two months… who knows! I hope my fan keeps working, it’s six years old now and I worry it’ll break down just when I need it the most!

In breaking news, Jeri Ryan has apparently signed on Star Trek: Picard 😀 Here’s hoping it’s a meaty role, not just a cameo!

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Star Trek TNG Bluray Screencapping Complete
Categories Blog Star Trek TV & Movies What The Fuck

Star Trek TNG Bluray Screencapping Complete

I finished screencapping Star Trek: The Next Generation from Bluray a few days ago! Including all seven seasons and all four TNG movies. Frankly I didn’t actually think this day would ever come! It was such a daunting task, which was made hugely easier when last year I upgraded my internet connection to a better one that came with a significant upstream upgrade too! 😀 Since that upgrade, uploading one episode’s worth of screencaps only takes about 5-10 minutes 😀 Contrast that to an hour  which it always took before from about 2010 onwards, and two to three hours the decade before that. Gotta love advance in technology!

Anyway, I always felt/thought/kept hoping that by the time I finished (if I ever finish) capping TNG, DS9 and maybe even VOY would be remastered in HD and out on Bluray and that I’d just continue on with DS9 Blurays. BUT, and I can’t believe this, but neither DS9 nor VOY have been remastered in HD! There aren’t even rumours!

I can’t believe it. What are TPTB thinking?! I think that DS9 and VOY will be totally forgotten if they aren’t released in HD – people aren’t going to be wanting to see anything in SD anymore in the future, I know I already don’t if there’s an HD option. Except maybe the hard core, mostly already existing Star Trek fans, who’ll bitterly make do with SD and DVDs. There’ll be no new viewers because even if the shows are on Netflix etc. quality will be so low compared to remastered in HD Star Trek and currrent, modern shows that I don’t believe casual viewers, who could turn into fans, are willing to give SD-only shows a chance. I just really think they’re are in danger of wasting a huge chunk of the Star Trek property by not remastering DS9 and VOY in HD.

Also, the Jeri Ryan fan in me wants to see 7of9 really, really badly in HD. It’d be glorious.

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Categories Blog Reading Stargate Atlantis

Stargate Atlantis Legacy Books

I’ve finally finished reading the 8 book series Stargate Atlantis: Legacy, chronicling the events taking place after the series finale “Enemy At The Gate”.  The eight books are just as good as everyone has been saying they are! In many ways I think they surpass the tv series itself, going in depth into issues that interest me such as Teyla’s Wraith inheritance and the Wraith society and the retrovirus and what it means to be Wraith. I also loved that Ronon got to do stuff he never got to do on the series and be more than just the muscle. I’ve never been fan of Sheppard or McKay, so I was happy to find that other characters get a lot screentime as well, such as Zelenka, more so than in the series IMHO.

Also read The Lost Queen, by one of the authors of Legacy and takes place in that same universe, which was all about the mystery of a disappeared Wraith Queen and even though Sheppard etc. are there too, it was all from the point of view of the Wraith.

A word of caution – I suggest getting all the books before starting, and definitely read them in order – most of them end in a middle of a story, and you’ll be left hanging if you don’t have the next one ready to go! Indeed, I thought that first five or so books would’ve worked even better as a one book instead of five.

These are probably the best tv tie-ins I’ve read since the Star Trek novels published in 1970s through mid-1990s, and I enjoyed them very much. I’ll definitely be checking out these authors’ other Stargate books as well!

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Categories TV & Movies

The Walking Dead: Negan Is Ruining The Show

I can’t stand Negan and this write up by forbes.com sums up all the reasons why.

I’ve always enjoyed TWD, even the not-so-good seasons had bits and pieces I liked but the current season and all the characters are in every way so tied up with Negan that the whole show is getting ruined. All the eps with Negan have been a chore to get through, and I’m having problems with this last one. For the first time ever I’m tempted to to just drop it, especially now that I just read that Jeffrey Dean Morgan has confirmed that Negan will be appearing in the next season too :/

I’m just so sad that TPTB had to go and ruin a good show 🙁 I’ll miss the characters (who are not Negan) and the world if I give up on it, but Negan annoys me so much.

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