Star Trek: Picard

I quite enjoyed Star Trek: The Next Generation: so I am quite looking forward to the new Star Trek series Picard.

It is released on Amazon Prime on the 23rd January 2020.

There is a trailer out which has some old friends in and certainly looks like an exciting series

Quite impressed with the special effects, will be interesting to see how they “improve” the technology and effects from when they filmed The Next Generation

Should be fun.

The Return of Jean Luc Picard

So we now know that next year we will see the return of Jean Luc Picard.

I enjoyed watching Star Trek: The Next Generation when it started back in 1987 and have also enjoyed the other Star Trek series. More recently I really quite enjoyed Discovery and am looking forward to series 2.

At a recent event, Patrick Stewart announced he was returning to the role of Jean Luc Picard for a new series, set twenty years after Star Trek Nemesis. We don’t know much about the series, he may be a Captain still, but probably not. No scripts have been written, but it sounds like they have written a treatment about what the show will be like.



50. Spock

Well my first Wallace sculpture was found at the Mall outside the middle entrance. Wallace is painted as Spock from Star Trek and would be probably enjoying a nice cup of Vulcan tea, but no he has a communicator in his hand instead.

50. Spock

The interesting aspect of the Wallace sculptures is the inclusion of the bench. Are you allowed to sit on the bench? It does say “Please Do Not Climb”, but is that about the sculpture or does it include the bench? Whatever the intention, everyone I saw was sitting on the bench next to Spock, who with those hands could certainly give a nasty Vulcan neck grip!

50. Spock

I like how they have given Wallace both the Vulcan pointed ears, but also the eyebrows too.

50. Spock

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures.

I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find.

Download the app to find the sculptures.

Cinematic Advent Calendar #04 – Star Trek VI

“Guess who’s coming to dinner…”

Cinematic Advent Calendar #04 - Star Trek VI

There have been a fair few Star Trek films, out of all of them the one I like best is number six. It tells the story of the thawing of relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. With overtones of the Cold War, this story about an old starship crew (making no apologies for the ageing cast) been put into a situation that isn’t what they are use to or expect is gripping and humourous at the same time.

I do think it was the best of the “old cast” films, I did like IV with the whales and time travel, but at the end of the day, of all of them VI wins out. I do like how Sulu now has his own ship. There is a great supporting cast too with Christopher Plummer and David Warner playing the Klingons with great effect.

It’s hard to believe, but the film is over twenty years old now. So is this one of your favourites, or is it one of other films?

Download Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country from iTunes.

Get Star Trek VI at Amazon.

Watch all of Star Trek all at once

Want to watch the original series of Star Trek, but don’t have the time?

Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered)

Why not watch all the episodes in one go!

Update: Alas the video has been removed…

Via Bleeding Cool

Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Season 1 – Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered)

Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Season 2 – Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered)

Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Season 3 – Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered)

Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered)

TNG on Blu-Ray

So they’re going to release Star Trek TNG on Blu-Ray….


I have a few TNG episodes on VHS, I even have a fair few on DVD, am I going to go and get it on Blu-Ray or iTunes…

I think not.

Seems that one way for companies like Paramount to make money is to constantly re-release stuff on new formats.

I realise I am getting to an age where my existing collections of media are getting old and in some cases will no longer work. My collection of audio cassettes for example are in some cases quite painful to listen to. I have CDs that really don’t like been played. The VHS cassettes in the garage, well if I had a working VCR they probably wouldn’t play anyhow…

At least my DVDs play in the Blu-Ray player… for now…