February 22nd, 2010

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Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

Someone once summarised The Wizard of Oz as "Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again";

This site did summaries of a whole lot of other movies (with more in the comments!), and here are the Trek ones. :D

STAR TREK: Over-sexed officer routinely places crew in danger.
STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE: Meglomaniac can’t let go of past glory, drives successor to suicide.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Government stooge kills senior citizen after forcing him to move and then demolishing his new home.
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan – A military genius, imprisoned without trial, fails to exact revenge on the man responsible for his wife’s death.
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN: A man’s unwillingness to apologize leads to the death of his closest friend.
STAR TREK III: Military officers steal vessel and destroy it to eliminate a handful of enemies while engaged on an extremely vague rescue mission.
STAR TREK IV: Interplanetary fugitives poach wildlife from a past age to cover up an act of genocide.
STAR TREK V: Explorers seek God, shoot Him.
STAR TREK VI: Racist military commander past his prime nearly ruins galactic peace.
STAR TREK X: NEMESIS: Young, terminally ill man with identity crisis gets killed.

STAR TREK – TNG: French spaceship captain talks in English accent, nobody notices.
Star Trek: TNG – bearded guy inexplicably gets alien ass
STAR TREK VOYAGER: Heroes blast their way through delta quadrant, murder thousands to get home.

From http://www.postmodernbarney.com/2009/04/uncomfortable-plot-summaries/
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This is the weekly post where members can plan meetups for movies, conventions, and misc events.

Just specify the city/country you're in and link to a post in your personal journal where your neighbors can plan the meetup with you. or else check out the list of communities dedicated to these meet-ups  Collapse )


For those of you who were able to document your meetups, please post your pics and recaps here, or better yet link to a post in your own LJ so that the comment pages here don't break the internet.

Last week there was a sleepover (and they had cookies) and there's a new comm for meetups, [info]gqmf_texas.

Even if you didn't take any pictures, please feel free to recount the awesomeness of meeting with other GQMF's, any funny conversations or accidental meeting of other Star Trek geeks fans. lol

Do it!

ZQ goes walking, grabs noms

Zachary Quinto leaves his weekly yoga class and a grabs a snack at the New York Bagels shop in Los Angeles on Monday (February 22).

The 32-year-old actor recently tweeted, “Congrats to Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott for winning a WGA award! They’re Before The Door collaborators on multiple projects.” (Erik and Jessica won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Children’s Script for their ABC Family special Another Cinderella Story starring Selena Gomez and Drew Seeley.)

Before The Door Pictures is a media production company that was formed in 2008 by longtime friends Corey Moosa, Neal Dodson, and ZQ.


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Curse You Science H. Looooooooogic!!! (To be Shouted in the Key of Khaaaaaaan!)

Because not every post can be a walking post. :D

The New Scientist posted an article about research done by a scientist at Johns Hopkins. According to him, warp drive is impossible because hydrogen atoms would cook everyone inside the Enterprise before they achieve warp drive. Or something.


Thanks, New Scientist, for stomping on the dreams of Trek fans everywhere. How to we supposed to initiate first contact with the Vulcans NOW??? OT, but I guess they have more time to contemplate sci-fi science now that the space program has been severely slashed, hah.

So I'm not gonna lie, a LOT of this conversation is over my head. I kinda found this link accidentally. Can any of our own resident GQMFs who are strong in science-fu help break it down for me? As stated in the comments, wouldn't the shields protect them from flying hydrogen atoms? And once you get to warp you're golden, right, because that is the moving of the space around the ship, not the ship itself?

But even more fun(?) than the article itself? The comments section, because you just know this is a post designed to inspire a Trekker flame war. And best correction heading at a science magazine web site EVER:

Update: An earlier version of this story referred to the Borg using cloaking technology, which several readers pointed out is not supported by televisual evidence. Of course, we were speculating on the technology existing in the alternate universe created by J. J. Abrams. However, to avoid confusion we have amended the decloaking reference to cite the Romulans.

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