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“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” premiered 30 years ago today…

I’ve always believed that the two best Star Trek films of the original series were “Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan” and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”. They were the two best Star Trek movies ever made, in my opinion.

“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” was a film that Leonard Nimoy directed himself while he still starred as Spock. So he directed and acted in this film at the same time. “The Voyage Home” was a continuation of “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock” which is also a  really good film. II, III and IV has always been considered a trilogy of some sorts ’cause those three films have a continuing story.

I’ve seen “The Voyage Home” too many times. It’s a film I’ll never get tired of watching. It’s an entertaining as hell film. Happy 30 years, “Voyage Home”.

Kev

Re-watched the 6 original “Star Trek” movies last week in honor of Leonard…

All last week, I’ve been re-watching the 6 original “Star Trek” movies with the original cast. I wanted to re-watched the first 6 Star Trek movies in honor of Leonard as a way to celebrate his career in Star Trek. Yep, I re-watched the first 6 Star Trek films: “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock”, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”, “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”.

I’ve seen all these movies so many times over the years but it was good to watch ’em all again. I love all of these movies except for “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” which was the only one that I thought was pretty much garbage. Bad plot. Bad writing. Bad directing. William Shatner directed that one himself too. I also thought this whole story between Cpt. Kirk vs. God was pretty wacky.

I also still say that “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” were the best of the series.

It was great to re-watch these movies again, though.

Kev

If Obama claims that he loves Spock, he should at least get the Vulcan hand sign right…

Is Obummer really a Star Trek fan as he claims? Hilarious, coming from a guy who embarrassingly came up with, “Jedi Mind Meld” and now he can’t even get the Vulcan hand right. The thumb needs to be out more. At least, Nichelle Nichols here has it right.

I think Obummer didn’t get the Vulcan hand sign right on purpose ’cause if he did get it right, he would be blessing Jews ’cause that’s what the Vulcan hand sign is. That’s where it came from and everybody knows Obummer is no fan of Jewish people.

If he is able to spread his four fingers apart like that, then he is capable of spreading out his thumb too. It’s not that hard to do. If you don’t get the Vulcan hand sign right, you’re disrespecting the Jewish people and Leonard has a Jewish background.

On top of that, a president shouldn’t be mourning the deaths of celebrities. I never saw previous presidents do that. A real president would be mourning the deaths of terrorist victims, soldiers who died in wars, soldiers who were tragically murdered for no reason like Chris Kyle for example and he needs to mourn world leaders who passes away like Margaret Thatcher who he completely ignored. He keeps mourning celebrities who passes instead of people that really matter.

Obummer is such a piece of garbage.

Kev

RIP: Leonard Nimoy 1931 – 2015

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As some of you know, I’m a huge Star Trek fan so I guess you can say that I’m a Trekkie. Have been ever since I was a child. I was obsessed with the original Star Trek series when I was a kid and I still love that show today. I also loved all of the 6 original Star Trek films that Leonard starred in as Spock: “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock”, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”, “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” and Leonard once again reprised his role as Spock for JJ Abrams, “Star Trek” film. He also had a cameo in “Star Trek Into Darkness”.

While most people remember Leonard as an actor who played the legendary Spock, he was more than just that. Leonard was a multi-talented man. He did it all in the entertainment business. You name it, he did it. He was an actor, film director, screenwriter, poet, author, singer/musician and photographer. He did release his own music albums and published his own books over the years.

As a film director, he did direct other films besides “Star Trek III” and “Star Trek IV” in which he was the director of those two movies. He was also the director of the comedy film, “Three Men and a Baby” in which I’m sure most of us seen.

Leonard passed away at his Bel Air home, he was 83 years old.

Kev

Look like William Shatner may finally get his wish, he may appear in “Star Trek 3″…

When the first Star Trek movie came out, I remember that William Shatner desperately wanted to return as Captain Kirk just like Leonard Nimoy returned as Spock for the first film. However, JJ Abrams didn’t want Kirk to return to the first film since Kirk got killed off in “Star Trek: Generations”. Remember, JJ and Bill Shatner had a little public feud ’cause JJ wouldn’t have him in the film? I’ll never forget that feud as it was entertaining as hell stuff!

Well, it’s looking like that JJ wants the original Captain Kirk back in the film with Leonard as Spock. The original Cpt. Kirk and Spock to reunite in the next Star Trek film? If that’s gonna happen which probably will, I’ll go see it.

Even if the original Cpt. Kirk got killed off in an earlier Star Trek movie, I’m sure they’ll find a way to bring him back. Keep in mind, Bill Shatner is a sci-fi writer himself so I’m sure he’ll give JJ some ideas.

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” was a horrible film and I’m sure the next film won’t be any better but I’ll go see it if the original Cpt. Kirk and Spock are gonna reunite. That’ll be pretty cool to see.

http://comicbook.com/2014/09/27/william-shatner-confirms-he-was-contacted-about-star-trek-3-and-/

Kev

That punk rock dude in “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” what he does look like now???

Leonard Nimoy reunites with a special someone from, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”. Who is it? Well, it’s that punk rock dude on the bus who Spock gives the nerve pinch to for playing the loud music (see the video below of the scene from the movie itself). Remember, Leonard directed the film himself and the man who played the punk rock kid is Kirk Thatcher. Kirk Thatcher even wrote the song himself that was playing on the boombox.

See what the punk rock dude looks like now 27 years later after “Star Trek IV” was released, here. Leonard sent that photo out on his twitter account.

Pretty cool stuff! “Star Trek IV” is my favorite Trek film too!

Kev

Film Of The Day: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

In honor of Leonard Nimoy’ s 82nd birthday today, I thought I would do something special for him. Leonard is another Star Trek genius who I’ve always admired and respected. He is also multi-talented. He’s not just an actor, he is also a screenwriter, author, musician, singer, etc.

Star Trek IV: “The Voyage Home”, is probably the best Star Trek film of the original franchise. I love it so much. This film was written and directed by, Leonard himself. It tells the story where if left off from Star Trek III: “The Search For Spock”. The star fleet crew are branded as fugitives, ’cause they were being punished by using the USS Enterprise to rescue Spock from the third movie. They learn that Earth is being ravaged by a space probe demanding a response from a lifeform that no longer exists. So since the starfleet crew couldn’t use the USS Enterprise for their mission, they instead, use a Klingon warship that they stole. Spock discovers, that in order to save Earth in their time, they had to go back in time to the 20th Century (in our current time), to get sounds from two humpback whales who are the only Earth beings who can respond to the space probe.

Many Star Trek movies and TV shows were taken place in futuristic times, but Leonard wanted to take this movie in a different direction and make this movie take place in our time, which  is cool, and different. Everything about this movie is so perfect. This is the best acting by the original cast too, they all did a great job. Leonard wanted this Star Trek movie to be more of a positive and family friendly movie, since the first three Star Trek movies were so dark and violent. This one is more of a comedy, honestly. There’s plenty of funny one liners, most notably, “Double dumbass on you”, and many others. Leonard wanted this movie to be more enjoyable for children, so that could explain why the humpback whales were a part of this movie. I think the most important part of this movie, is that I think Leonard’s goal with the film was to bring awareness of how humpback whales are extinct. He wanted to help bring that to people’s attention.

What made this movie work, is that each cast member of the original Star Trek crew got their major moment. They all had their own chance of getting screen time. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Chekov, etc. This movie also showed a softer side of Captain Kirk. This is a very entertaining movie, all the way through. It’s one of those Trek films, I’ll never get tired of watching. It was such a beautiful film, and Leonard did a great job.

They don’t make Star Trek movies like this anymore. Happy Birthday, Leonard! I’m sure he’s having a good one with his family.

Kev