Star Trek: The Original Series

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  1. Toroid

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    I watched the second part last night of the only two part episode in the old Star Trek series called "The Menagerie". The planet the story takes place on is called Talos IV and the large headed beings are Talosians. That's uncannily similar to the city under Mt. Shasta called Telos. The occupants are Telosians who were the Lemurians. In David Wilcock's book "The Ascension Mysteries" he wrote the movie Forbidden Planet was disclosure for what they found on the moon. Perhaps the Telosians reseeded the planet after the great flood. Kent Dunn said Terra is derived from the word Terrarium. Maybe Men was derived from Menagerie. In "The Emerald Tablets of Thoth: The Atlantean" there's a spell that anagrams to Lug Animal which is a rough description of what it does (LA-UM-I-L-GAN). The tablets are said to be over 40,000 years old. This would imply the English language is far older. Gene Roddenberry supposedly wrote the episode. It's more likely that some group gave it to him or he had brain implants and believed it was his own idea.
    The Menagerie (Star Trek: The Original Series) - Wikipedia
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    R.I.P. D.C. Fontana, 1939-2019

    StarTrek.com is deeply saddened to report the passing of Dorothy Catherine “D.C.” Fontana, the legendary writer who brought many of Star Trek’s greatest episodes to life. Fontana passed away peacefully at age 80 on the evening of December 2nd, following a short illness.


    As a writer, Fontana is credited with many episodes focusing on Vulcan culture and helped blaze a trail for female writers in sci-fi television. She is the mind behind The Original Series and The Animated Series episodes like “Yesteryear” and “Journey to Babel,” which introduced Spock’s father Sarek and mother Amanda. She co-wrote the Hugo Award nominated The Next Generation
    episode “Encounter at Farpoint” with Gene Rodenberry, and she continued to write for TNG and Deep Space Nine. Her last produced credit was an episode of webseries Star Trek: New Voyages, starring Walter Koenig.








     
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    This thread is getting gloomy.

    These are fan films that have been around a while. There are supposed to be two more short fan films in the future.
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    Agreed, how about a little music to lighten things up...

     
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    I wanted to post this because it adds validity to post #1.

    It's in post #510 & 515 and it's about the movie Vivarium.
    Rate the last movie you've seen

    vivarium
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    NOUN
    vivarium (noun) · vivaria (plural noun)
    1. an enclosure, container, or structure adapted or prepared for keeping animals under seminatural conditions for observation or study or as pets; an aquarium or terrarium.
     
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    Here's a list of similar words.
    http://www.english-for-students.com...,are kept • Sty…The place where pigs are kept
     
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    Star Trek. The Paradise Makers. Part 1 and 2.



     
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    Impressive!
     
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    This vehicle was one of those two second blips we saw - haven't seen the episode in a while. Kirk said it was the 'Jupiter 8'
    The Real Story Behind Star Trek's Alien-Made Jupiter 8

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    The Real Story Behind Star Trek’s Alien-Made Jupiter 8

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    Let me start by saying that I’ve never been a fan of Star Trek; other than the two Hollywood blockbusters that have been recently released, I can honestly say I’ve never seen a single episode. I mean, I’m a gearhead at heart, so why would I be into any of that sci-fi stuff, right? Well, that is unless those two worlds ever combined.


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    On March 15, 1968, there was an episode of the original Star Trek, the one starring William Shatner as the Captain James T. Kirk, where a unique car made an appearance. It was called the “Jupiter 8”, and the story was that the car was made by aliens. After looking at the car, that almost seems believable.


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    The car was built by an automotive genius by the name of Gene Winfield who was responsible for some very unique vehicles used both on TV and the big screen. It’s an all aluminum, custom built car that has a mid-mounted engine and front wheel drive. The Jupiter 8 was a variation of the car Winfield called the Reactor that was used not only in Star Trek, but also made appearances in Bewitched and Mission Impossible, and even the Batman TV series as Catwoman’s Kitty Car.


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    The Reactor on Bewitched as Darrin’s Dream Car
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    It was built using a chassis from a 1956 Citroen DS, but with power coming from none other than a Chevy Corvair engine. So it wasn’t the most powerful of cars by any means. But considering the entire thing was built out of aluminum it would’ve just crumbled into pieces heaven forbid there was an accident. Obviously, it was designed more for its looks.


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    The Jupiter 8 had electronically-operated hood, roof, and doors made it much more believable that the car was from “outer space” for whatever reason. Many people even go as far as to say that the Jupiter 8, or Reactor depending on who you ask, is the first car to have “scissor doors”. It can still be seen on display even today at the Starbird’s National Rod & Custom Car museum in Oklahoma so if you happen to be in the area you can stop in and see a true “alien-made” car
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    Most impressive.
     
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    William Shatner Reveals He Has 'Never Watched' an Episode of Star Trek : 'It's All Painful'

    William Shatner may be best known for his role in Star Trek, but the veteran actor has never even seen an episode of the iconic show.

    Shatner, who turned 90 this week, told Jeremy Parsons on People (the TV Show!) on Tuesday that it's too "painful" to watch himself act as Captain James T. Kirk in the series, which originally aired from 1966 through 1969.

    "I have never watched Star Trek," he said. "There are many episodes I don't know, there are some movies I don't know." He added that he did watch one of the franchise's many movies, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, but only because he directed it.

    "I directed one of the movies — No. 5 — I had to watch that one," he said. "But it's all painful because I don't like the way I look and what I do."

    Shatner is currently preparing for the release of his latest project, Senior Moment, on March 26. Last month, PEOPLE got an exclusive first look at the upcoming film, which features Shatner as Victor, a retired NASA test pilot whose license gets taken away after he's found speeding in his vintage Porsche convertible with his best friend Sal (Christopher Lloyd).

    His life changes as he finds himself trying to get around by riding the bus, spurring his meeting with the beautiful free-spirit Caroline (Jean Smart).

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    Shatner previously told PEOPLE his chemistry with Smart, 69, was "the same as phosphorus and water. An intense fiery meeting that generates light and heat to an enormous degree and just as suddenly is extinguished because remember we are both a little older."

    Smart said the two had previously had "a lot of fun" on Shatner's 2010 series $#*! My Dad Says where they played warring neighbors who eventually fell in love.

    "In Senior Moment we play characters who are so different with such different lifestyles that it's fun to see them negotiate a romance; as a friend of mine says: 'They fill in each other's gaps,'" she said.

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    It's hard to believe he hasn't seen any of his own work. I presume that includes the 243 works he has listed on IMDb. There's nine spinoffs of that original series. I think he underappreciates the impact of the show.
    William Shatner - IMDb
    Star Trek - Wikipedia.
     
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    William Shatner reflects on the secret of Star Trek's enduring popularity

    Since its debut in the 1960s, Star Trek has been a franchise that's lived long and prospered.

    The beloved sci-fi TV series, created by Gene Roddenberry, has spawned countless television spin-offs and movies, and garnered legions of fans. And the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, has some ideas about just why the series has endured.

    "We're on the verge of extinction," the actor said ominously while sitting down for the latest episode of PeopleTV's Couch Surfing. "We are poisoning ourselves out of life, and the Earth will survive and this little cancer, mankind, that's growing all around her will die off the way a body gets a temperature and kills the germs off. Mother Earth will get rid of us because we're a pestilence. But we don't have to be. And we can join with the rest of life that makes it here on Earth with equanimity."

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    Shatner added that Star Trek, which imagines life on Earth and beyond far in the future, offers a sense of optimism amid the dread. "The fact that Star Trek exists 400 years from now is sort of a promise that if we do those things, we will, your children, your grandchildren will continue to live and live in fairly decent circumstances if you follow what we're supposed to follow," he mused. "Star Trek says we exist 400 years from now, so there's hope. That's what the audience gets, is the hope. That's the message of Star Trek, and that's why I think Star Trek is popular."

    The franchise remains robust today, with three series currently on air and many other TV and film projects in development.

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    James T. ( Tomcat) Kirk can't be wrong.
     
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    He'll be born in 212 years.
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    STAR TREK: TNG Rubber Duckies Beaming Down to Your Tub

    Lately, rubber duckies have been making a much welcome comeback. And we’ve seen some “cosplaying” rubber duckies based on characters from Lord of the Rings, and even the Stay Puft Marshallow Man from Ghostbusters. So it’s only fitting that the same company that brought you those adorable bathtub toys be the same one to boldly take you where no rubber ducky has gone before: the universe of Star Trek.


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    Captain Picard and Worf hit warp speed with these new Star Trek: The Next Generation rubber duckies.

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    Via Geeks are Sexy, we’ve learned that a series of Star Trek: The Next Generation duckies for your bathtub are beaming down to our planet. These latest “cosplaying duckies” are from TUBBZ, and designed by Numskull Designs. Among this first wave of TNG TUBBZ is Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Lt. Geordi La Forge, Lt. Commander Worf, and Counsellor Deanna Troi. Y0u can check out images of these Enterprising little cuties right here:


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    The crew of the Enterprise-D as rubber duckies from TUBBZ.


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    All of these rubber duckies evoke their respective characters pretty darn well, we’d say. Picard is pointing, as if he’s about to tell Ensign Crusher to “engage!” And Geordi is holding a tricorder. Worf even gets to wield his Klingon bat’leth. Counselor Troi doesn’t really get to do much, but at least she’s wearing her proper Starfleet uniform. And not the low-cut onesie they made her wear in the show’s earliest seasons. Here’s hoping we eventually see Riker, Dr. Crusher, and Data to round out the Enterprise-D bridge crew.


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    The original crew of the Enterprise are the logical choice for your bath tub time.

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    These aren’t the only Star Trek cosplaying ducks from available from TUBBZ. There’s also a series of duckies based on characters from the original series. Included in that lot are Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, and Lt. Uhura. The TOS duckies are available at Just Geek for $12.99 a piece, or $20 for two. The same applies for the new TNG duckies, which are now up for pre-order. All Star Trek duckies come in collectible tub packaging, with the Star Trek logo emblazoned on the front. The TNG duckies are scheduled to ship in June.

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