Picard rokker stadig

Julen 2002 havde Star Trek: Nemesis premiere. Her så vi bl.a. Picard være begejstret over at have en all-terrain buggy. Woohoo!

Nogle af os kunne ikke helt finde ud af, hvor det nu kom fra. Det passede ikke helt sammen med den værdige og eftertænksomme fyr, der roligt havde styret Enterprise gennem et eventyr om ugen i 7 halvår, foruden 3 andre film.

Der var mange gode grunde til, at den næste film ikke havde Picard med.

Men nu er han tilbage! Og trekkies.dk føltes også pludselig som gamle dage igen, da en flok af os mødtes for at se første afsnit af en ny serie sammen.

I den virkelige verden er der gået sådan noget som 17 år. Og i trekland er det omtrent det samme. Picard er i 90’erne, men der er stadig liv i ham. Og hvad kan man derudover sige?

Spoilers!

  • Når Picard siger, at romulanere og syntetiske livsformer bør behandles som alt andet liv. Når en ung dame dukker op og fortæller lidt om sig selv. Så bliver hans blik intenst. Det er godt. (Til gengæld kunne jeg godt tænke mig at vide, hvordan der pludselig kan være bunkevis af “synteter”.)
  • Picard kan ikke længere løbe op ad trapper. Godt.
  • Dahj kæmper på en elegant måde. (Og lad os så håbe, at serien primært byder på andre ting end slåskamp.)
  • Det virker, som om Picard er ved at få rodet sig ud i et mysterie. Måske endda en konflikt. Mja.
  • Af gode grunde kan Data ikke være med her. Men “Data 2.0” kan.
  • Selv om der var masser af ny information, så føltes det ikke tungt.

Why I love Star Trek, Short Treks season 1

I ask every episode: Why do I love trek? Most episodes demonstrate some of the reasons.

shorttreks

Number / Name Why I liked it
1 / 1:1
“Runaway”
How parents react to a big wish.
2 / 1:2
“Calypso”
To love a constructed person.
3 / 1:3
“The Brightest Star”
Being exceptional is rewarded.
4 / 1:4
“Escape Artist”
Intelligence. Tricks.

I like that 2 of these episodes were leading directly into 2 episodes elsewhere.

Why I love Star Trek, Discovery season 1

Way back, I made one of these lists for every season of Star Trek. New trek, new lists. I ask every episode: Why do I love trek? Most episodes demonstrate some of the reasons.

Number / Name Why I liked it
1 / 1:1
“The Vulcan Hello”
WOC leadership.
Revealing a new ship.
Delight at being in space.
What is the right balance between emotions and logic?
An unusual upbringing.
Faced with potential conflict, is it ever the right choice to fire first?
2 / 1:2
“Battle at the Binary Stars”
Mutiny has consequences.
The enemy is nationalism.
3 / 1:3
“Context Is for Kings”
Some new things in this new show turn up here.
Revealing a new ship.
Social awkwardness is not a barrier to a good job.
WOC leadership.
Fighting and war have rules.
A second chance.
4 / 1:4
“The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”
Tardigrade.
Looking like a monster is not the same as being a monster.
Science is open to all possibilities.
Science takes time.
Cool space suit helmet.
5 / 1:5
“Choose Your Pain”
“This is so f***ing cool.”
Animal cruelty is bad. Person cruelty even worse.
Gay love.
6 / 1:6
“Lethe”
Telepathy.
Give newly released POWs a little time.
Truth.
7 / 1:7
“Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”
Fun with time.
Montage of repetition.
Intelligent people with a good plan.
8 / 1:8
“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”
A planet making music. Gaia.
An end to anxiety.
9 / 1:9
“Into the Forest I Go”
PTSD shown realistically.
10 / 1:10
“Despite Yourself”
Alternate history. And blending in.
Disqualified, knows the patient too well.
Faking self confidence.
A significant change in crew.
11 / 1:11
“The Wolf Inside”
Can you pretend to accept slavery, only pretend? Or the death penalty?
“You’re my tether.”
Learning authority.
Female leadership.
12 / 1:12
“Vaulting Ambition”
Excellent revelation.
13 / 1:13
“What’s Past Is Prologue”
Nationalism is punished.
Something hard actually goes a little wrong.
Awesome high kick.
14 / 1:14
“The War Without, The War Within”
Suspicious events are treated with suspicion.
Can you forgive someone, who was not an enemy but “possessed”?
Yeah, men cry too.
15 / 1:15
“Will You Take My Hand?”
There are unbreakable principles.

Also, there’s a very strong sense of continuity. Somebody knew how the whole season would go and planned accordingly. This is delicious going through the episodes the 2nd time.

Post Atomic Guide

So, I’ve already said a great deal about the podcast Post Atomic Horror. But I’d like to say more! So here’s an episode guide, I’m working on.

I include quotes and such, but most of the time only in keyword form.

I include the date, because I find it easiest to find the corresponding blog post with that info.

I include errors and stuff, because you (the fan) might wonder: Don’t they get the facts wrong here? Isn’t there a lot of noise in this episode? Then the guide will say: You are right.

Most of the guide is chronological.

Star Trek

Other stuff

Videos:

Under construction.

Afrofut, megafut

Jeg har vundet en bog!

Se selv på Twitter!

https://twitter.com/lise_andreasen/status/1125034284824387584

Her er i øvrigt en plan over bogen.

https://twitter.com/tadethompson/status/1133681165385306112

Her er et panel med 4 interessante forfattere:

Hvem er (ikke) del af afrofuturisme?

Let’s Talk About Afrofuturism

Det her er “kun” afro, men stadig interessant. Toni Morrison, 1998.

Afrofuturisme + Star Trek:

‘The Shadows Took Shape’ Tackles Race In Past, Present And Sci-Fi Future

“In our exhibition catalogue, Alondra Nelson refers to the seminal Star Trek episode “Plato’s Stephchildren” (1968) featuring a kiss between Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura, the first interracial kiss on US television. There’s also the subsequent year’s “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” (1969) which I distinctly remember seeing as a re-run as a child in the 1980s: Lokai and Bele are two — literally — half-white, half-black aliens, but their color separations are mirror images of one another. The final scene reminded me so much of Dr. Seuss’ “The Butter Battle Book” (1984) and both had a profound impact on me about race and intolerance at a young age. Maybe I was a strange kid…”