Category Archives: Star Trek

And There Came Star Trek Picard

There was all kinds of amazing news at Comic Con over the weekend and I’ll likely be sharing more here, but THIS comes first:

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Link’n’Blog – 5.24.19: Star Trek | Picard!

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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as fun or thought provoking as I have.

Star Trek Picard is on the horizon…

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Link’n’Blog – 2.8.19: Rent Discovery

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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as fun or thought provoking as I have.

Did you know that Star Trek Discovery actor Anthony Rapp was a Broadway star long before he was Commander Stametz on the show? He, along with fellow cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones and Mary Wiseman have returned to his roots with this hilarious parody:

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Martin Luther King, Jr And Star Trek

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I have no desire to trivialize Martin Luther King, Jr on this holiday in his honor. His contributions to the annals of humanity are vast and great and far beyond my abilities to explain or encapsulate. So I only offer, today, this one anecdote of which I’ve written before (during Women’s History Month a few years back).

Nichelle Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek. Her casting, a black woman as an officer on a starship in the future, was no small thing (credit series creator Gene Roddenberry for that) but, after the first season of the show, the actress tired of having little to do and little to say beyond “hailing frequencies open.” She had also been offered a Broadway role. Nichols determined to leave the show and informed Roddenberry of her decision in a letter.

Ebony Magazine. 1967.

Ebony Magazine. 1967.

At an event she remembers now as being an anti-Vietnam War Rally, Nichols met Dr. King and shared with him her decision. King dissuaded her from leaving Star Trek pointing out that her performance as Uhura allowed audiences to see black people as they should be seen.

Nichols rescinded her resignation.

You can read a wonderful account of this story (from comicbookresources.com HERE).

Though this is not Dr. King’s greatest contribution to American history, it should not be overlooked too readily. It is impossible to count the number of people inspired by Nichelle Nichols’ role as Uhura.

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Link’n’Blog – 1.11.19: Star Trek Discovery Season Two is Days Away


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as fun or thought provoking as I have.

While I was already plenty geared up for Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, this promo got me even more in the zone. Following Jeffrey Hunter’s original work and Bruce Greenwood’s terrific interpretation of Enterprise Captain Pike in the new movies, Anson Mount seems to strike a perfect Pike!

Be Brave. Be Bold.

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Link’n’Blog – 12.21.18: Trek the Halls!


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as fun or thought provoking as I have.

There is Christmas in the future… Star Trek proves it!

A few years back, trekmovie.com posted the top 10 Star Trek references to Christmas. This is a very fun list! Click the Enterprise ornament below for the story!

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Link’n’Blogs – 10.12.18: Discover… Bearded Spock!


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as fun or thought provoking as I have.

In January, the second season of Star Trek: Discovery premieres… and it looks, well, judge for yourself!

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