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Star Trek Edition
This past weekend saw the release of the latest Star Trek film in the USA; Star Trek Into Darkness. A riveting action packed sci-fi I enjoyed last week (who doesn't love world wide releases before the states) twice. In lieu of its release, follows my own Pop Culture funkiness regarding Star Trek.
I'm not going to comment like last time, since I guess it ruins the jokes. For Non-Trekkies or those who don't know anything about Star Trek, sorry.
Didn't You Know?
Gene Rodenberry, the creator of Star Trek actually meant to call the Enterprise; the Yorktown.
Captain Kirk is actually Jewish.
Apparently there are no washrooms in the Star ship Enterprise, the waste disposal is Space. What do you know? After Earth, we'll all start polluting the final frontier. No just kidding, the early designs had no washrooms but eventually Paramount in 1973 released new blueprints with listed places for washrooms.
Uhura in the series never really had a first name until...the 2009 Star Trek movie. Now she is known as Nyota Uhura.
Will Wheaton (some of you may know him from Big Bang Theory) who played Wesley Crusher in Star Trek The Next Generation, voiced Romulan villains in the 2009 Star Trek Movie.
Spock's legendary Live Long and Prosper Sign is a Jewish sign, yup Kirk is Jewish, the hand signal is Jewish and Spock still doesn't get Hanukkah cause its not Logical for him.
Your Star Trek Character=Your Personality
Captain Kirk-You're narcissistic and a ladies man/gentleman's woman, you like to lead but are also to confident. Most would question your leadership by asking; What would you do for your crew?
Spock-You use logic to get out of sticky situations, you have slight understanding of social norms and are constantly ignorant to emotions
Uhura-You have got a talented tongue (get your mind out of the gutter!) and love the linguistics. There are no language barriers for you, except since your not Uhura then you don't understand alien.
Bones-That person who likes spouting some wacky phrases and the idiot who actually thinks being a doctor will be fun
Chekov-You just love people's weird accents or your probably the genius kid who graduated earlier than expected
Scotty-The big dreamer to be an engineer on a space ship! It's not possible...or is it?
Sulu-You got a mean hand with a sword, some bad ass attitude hidden behind an innocent look
Finally the art gallery, if you haven't seen my latest line up of work; check it here. For this edition, I highlight the most important character in Star Trek (and no it's not Kirk or Spock):
Yup the star ship Enterprise, one zoomed version and one with the full picture. Enjoy!
And If you yet haven't watched the film, then here's some convincing;
...Live Long and Prosper