In 2003, Paramount proposed redoing the special effects for the original "Star Trek" series and rereleasing the episodes as "Star Trek Enhanced"
. Two CGI firms redid the effects
for the teaser, the opening credits and title, and the first two acts of The Doomsday Machine
as a proof-of-concept with no changes to the acting or the story. Paramount ultimately decided not to pursue the project, but it's interesting to see how two different CGI firms handled the transporter, phasers, and starship effects.
posted by fandango_matt
on Jun 23, 2006 -
- an interesting read on artificial life
and evolutionary computation
, from the game of life
), through core wars
and on to genetic programming
. This approach has recently borne fruit to genetic programming pioneer
and inventor of the scratchcard
, John Koza
, who last year patented his invention machine
, actually a 1000 machine beowulf cluster
running his software, which has itself created several inventions
which have been granted patents.
[See also: BBC Biotopia artificial life experiment
, another odd BBC evolution game
, Artificial Life Possibilities: A Star Trek Perspective
posted by MetaMonkey
on May 3, 2006 -
Star Trek Kid?
One man video reconstruction of First Contact, the scene in which Alfre Woodard quotes Moby Dick at Picard. Interesting choice. YouTube link.
posted by feelinglistless
on Mar 21, 2006 -
sleeping, Jim. With UPN's cancellation
of Star Trek: Enterprise (nee just Enterprise)
, the Trek franchise
is, for the first time in 18 years, without a weekly broadcast show. While many might agree that Star Trek needs a rest
, others continue to hope
, while producer/right hand of Satan (depending on which Trekkie
you talk to) Rick Berman
says the series (which is a billion dollar baby
for Paramount/Viacom) is going to be off the airwaves for at least three years. Here's to hoping the rest is what's needed for a phenomenon
that's fueled a lot of geeks
for a lot of years.
posted by WolfDaddy
on Feb 3, 2005 -
Robert Cutter, Phillip Kuhn and Marlene Kuhn, Thursday night league bowlers: "I take the bus to the bowling alley," says Robert. "It takes me about an hour. I've been bowling 36 years. I've never missed bowling in 36 years. I'm the first one here and the last one to go home. I even beat the sheet maker (the guy who keeps score for the teams). If I have the flu, I'm still bowling. I still come. I've got rheumatisim and I'm still bowling. If I don't bowl I sit on the couch." When asked if he'd ever consider quitting bowling, he said, "Hell no! I gotta be dead first!" ..."Phil and I have been bowling five years," says Marlene. "We've only missed bowling once in five years. We walk here. We walk even when it rains or snows. It's about 4-1/2 miles to get here. I try to do my best. I've got a bad leg. I've got a trick knee that goes out on me. We're going to start up our own team soon: the Klingons. We watch Star Trek all the time. We're Trekaholics. We have a cat named Leonard 'Bones' McCoy."
Marzano's Miami Bowl
posted by y2karl
on Nov 13, 2004 -
Where does Number 1 go?
Interior designer/nerd gives his apartment the "Away Team Eye" once over and manages to make something pretty darn interesting. Sure it makes a great conversation piece, but could you live there? More photos
make the "future perfect" world of Star Trek look a little too busy for actual living.
posted by raygun21
on May 6, 2004 -
What happens when you mix Star Trek fan with webblogging yachtsman? You get Starship Enterprise
: sailing stories blogged as Star Trek adventures. I sure like the cut of his jib. Engage.
posted by brownpau
on Mar 31, 2004 -
U.S.S. Enterprise analyzed.
"For StarTrek [sic] fans we tested the USS Enterprise in our super-orbital expansion tube... We perform similar tests on other models investigating dissociation and ionisation processes which occur during atmospheric re-entry."
posted by tbc
on Oct 28, 2003 -
Star Trek: Voyager fanfiction.
For years, people have asked themselves, what would happen if certain crewmembers hooked up? Endless combinations have been thought out and pondered, but perhaps the most popular of all, Janeway and Seven of Nine, has been given the full treatment here. Possibly not safe for work (especially the "R" rated stories), because you could be carried out as you laugh yourself to death. A look into the bizarre and often highly amusing world of fanfiction.
posted by insomnyuk
on Oct 19, 2003 -
- an enterprising individual has masterfully melded two classic SF genres, Star Trek
. The result is a wonderful universe with a rich history
where Her Majesty's Aether Ships explore the solar system and protect the United Kingdom of Planets. Long live Queen Victoria, and may her glorious reign continue as it has for the past 165 years
! (preserved by Lunar Selenite technology captured from the evil Moon-dwellers).
posted by adrianhon
on Sep 6, 2003 -
You've seen Pomo tarot
, you've let the wisdom of spock guide you using the Star Trek Tarot
, and in an act of desperation, you even tried getting down with the Vampire
deck. Still haven't found the deck that's right for you?
Maybe it's time you tried the 80s tarot deck
. (And before you ruin the surprise, try to guess which Major Arcana they pegged Morrisey for...)
posted by Pinwheel
on Jun 4, 2003 -
Mr. Spock's Nudes
David Bowman talks to 72-year-old Leonard Nimoy
about Leonard Cohen's music, the famous Vulcan hand sign, and his movie career, but especially about his new book
of female nude photographs, and how they relate to the Kabbalistic idea of Shekhinah. Nimoy comes across as more than a little flaky (but that's nothing new
); turns out he can also be thoughtful, perceptive, and dryly funny.
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on May 29, 2003 -