Revenge is a dish that is best served cold…

November 2, 2009


Much like Khan detonated the unstable doomsday “Genesis Device” in Star Trek II before his defeat at the hands of Captain Kirk and crew, Miami-based Psystar’s last deed may very well be to inflict as many casualties on Apple Computer as possible before it dies. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

In two weeks, last April’s blockbuster re-imagining of the classic Star Trek series and characters will be available on Blu-Ray, on November 17th. Since buying my Blu-Ray player I’ve only bought a few HD discs, saving my purchases for those films I really am a big fan of and am likely to watch multiple times. Star Trek will be one of those films, and I can’t wait to see it again on my home theater system.

Still, the ultimate Star Trek movie for me will always be 1982’s Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan, which was released in restored Blu-Ray format this last July. I haven’t seen the newly restored footage yet but it’s definitely going to the top of my Netflix queue, if my wife can ever get through the first few seasons of Mad Men.

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Live Long and Buy Lots of Consumer Electronics

May 8, 2009

treknology by you.

In September of 1966, the NBC television network released an iconic but short lived series that would inspire generations of inventors and technologists to bring about changes in our daily lives in the use of technology that many of us take for granted but was once within the realms of strictly Science Fiction.

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In the year 2016…

July 24, 2008

Josef Konsumer, a home-based employee and portfolio manager for ICBC/CiticorpChase, a Chinese-owned multinational investment bank, wakes up to hear his alarm clock go off at 8am, and gets out of bed, his 47-year old body aching from an aggressive personal trainer session from the day before. His morning double espresso with frothed skim milk and mocha is already waiting for him, thanks to his new Korean-made LG RoboCafe, which brews and extracts a perfect crema every time using pre-portioned, mess-free nitrogen-sealed pods imported from Brazil. He considers nudging his wife, Mindy, to get up and make him breakfast, but decides to leave her alone. Best not to wake sleeping dragons.

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Have a Trektastic 4th

July 1, 2008

Try the Spicy Space Chicken!

via SeriousEats.

[DORK NOTE: This is by the way, the most awesome way to recycle footage from the WORST STAR TREK EPISODE EVER.]

Dancing with the Star Wars

June 14, 2008

Very, very disturbing. I’m not sure what’s worse, Wookies doing “Footloose” or Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers re-enacting the Thriller video.

Stane or Ballmer?

May 4, 2008

Obadiah Stane description from the Iron Man website: “As … a top executive in Stark Industries, Stane is a calculating genius who is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.”

From the people who brought you Luthor or Larry?

Damn You! Damn You all to Hell!

April 7, 2008

Rest in peace, Charlie.

Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008

March 19, 2008

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The Gary Gygax Geek Process Flow

March 9, 2008

artwork: Sam Potts, The New York Times (click drawing to expand full size)

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve often ventured into the right side of that flow chart more than the left side.

What Superhero Are You?

July 25, 2007

Fighting for Truth, Pastrami, Pizza, Burgers, Hot Dogs… and Jersey. Lance Thunderbolt Hero Creator (click)