Showing posts from May, 2012

Blog #21: Color Of A Shirt

Changing uniforms: Regular Trek stars who changed the color of their regular uniform and why. - Spock in the 'Shatner' pilot had a yellow uniform before changing to the iconic blue.

- Sulu in the mirror universe wears red: did that mean they were gonna kill him??

- Chief O'Brien had a red uniform in the TNG pilot.

- Geordi and Worf switched uniform in the TNG second season when they changed ship jobs. But was Worf gonna be killed off in season 1 had Tasha not been killed as rumoured?? Curse of the red shirt!!

- Data got a red shirt when he was promoted to First Officer by Captain Jellico and Troi had to go back to wearing a standard blue uniform in the 6th season 2 part episode 'Chain Of Command'.

- Picard had a blue uniform in 'Tapestry'.

- Thomas Riker had a yellow uniform, a big change from Commander Rikers iconic Red.

- Worf went back to wearing red after joining the cast of DS9 in season 4.

- Season 5 of DS9 in the episode 'Trials And Tribbliation…

Not Attending 'Spock Days'...

Sadly I had to cancel my trip to Vulcan Alberta this year due to the fact that I now have to work that weekend, and I am unable to get out of it. But I intend to go next Summer.... But I am still attending the Edmonton Pop Culture Fair, September 23rd at the Alberta Aviation Museum.

Blog #20: Star Trek TNG EXPOsed!

This year at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo they managed to gather the entire original cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation and they had their own separate ticketed event on the Saturday of the convention weekend called TNG EXPOsed, and I was there!! Here is some of my recollections of that evening. It was great to see them all on stage at the same time and if you want to watch it TNG EXPOsed is available for free viewing on YouTube.

It opened with a awesome band playing Sinatra and swing band style music, kinda like Michael Buble. Then a recorded message from the Mayor of Calgary. Then the introduction of 'Emily Expo', the cons super sexy mascot. Then a video of Emily interviewing other sci-fi stars at the 'Emerald City Con' about TNG. Those interviewed included Christopher Judge (Stargate), Edward James Olmos (BSG), George Takei (Sulu), Walter Koenig (Chekov), Robert Picardo (The Doctor from 'Voyager') and others who I didn't know, mostly voi…

Blog #19: More Star Trek 'What If?' Scenarios, Part IV

- Guinan was first conceived to be 'the most beautiful woman in all creation', before Whoopi Goldberg had expressed interest in being on the show and the role was given to her. If she had not joined the show and it was the most beautiful woman what would that have been like and which star of the time could have played her? And how would this beautiful woman had interacted with the men of the crew? And more importantly would Riker have been able to resist her, and she him? But seriously who in the late 80's could have played that character? Maybe Heather Locklear! Back then she was probably in my humble opinion the most beautiful woman who would be willing to commit to a TV series in a regular guest starring capacity. And there is no way Commander William T. Riker would have been able to resist her. Which means that Troi would be totally opened up for Worf to make his move and seal the deal.  

- Wesley Crusher originally was supposed to be 'Leslie Crusher', a female?…

Blog #18: More Star Trek 'What If?' Scenarios, Part III

- The actor who played 'The Traveller' in 3 episodes had auditioned for the role of Data. What would that have been like had Data been played by that actor and not Brent Spiner? Brent Spiner is an amazing actor who can do both drama and comedy excellent. He made the character Data who he is and why he is so memorable and loved. And the actor who played the Traveller I'm not sure I have ever seen him in anything except that role. based on his performance in that role I think he would have played the character of Data more 'robot-like'. I'm thinking that based on Spiners acting range that the Writers wrote a lot for Data because of that, and probably wouldn't have for that other guy. TNG wouldn't have been as popular as it was without Brent Spiner.

- What would DS9 have been like had DS9 been a Federation made star base and not an old Cardassian station? This is one scenario I wish HAD happened. I remember as a small kid seeing the film 'Star Trek III&…

This & That: 'Spock Days'

Hey there friend this is your old pal Chrisloc1701 with an announcement to make. I will be attending my first 'Spock Days' this year. 'Spock Days' take place in Vulcan Alberta, The Star Trek Capital of Canada. This will be my first time attending this event. The event runs June 8-10 2012, but I will only be at the event the 9th and 10th. 
Among the many events taking place what I am looking forward to is meeting and getting my photo with Walter Koenig (TOS's Pavel Chekov), Conner Trinneer (Trip from 'Enterprise'), Arlene Martel (on TOS she played Spock's Wife) and Garrett Wang (Ensign Kim from 'Voyager'). Even though I am not a Voyager fan I am looking forward to meeting Garrett Wang as he was a blast to see at the TNG EXPOsed show in Calgary last weekend. Also there will be a Saturday Night Cabaret featuring Canadian Alternative Band '54-40'!!! Very excited to make the road trip to Vulcan to take in this event. 
Also I will be attendin…