Boldly go where no one has gone before…

I just watched the Star Trek movie trailers … again. There are four clips on the official website, and I remember seeing the teaser trailer last year with the welder working on the Enterprise exterior and the words, “Under Construction” flashing across the screen … goosebumps!


Today, there are a lot of us in the Austin office that are sneaking out to catch the matinee showing and it’s going to be awesome. I’m envious of some friends that saw early IMAX shows this week, but our time comes in a few hours!

OK, I’ll admit it … I was hooked on the original Star Trek series. Wasn’t every 9 year old boy? I had an infatuation with Batman too, and my parents told me that I actually wanted to change my name to Bruce Wayne, but back to the Trekkies.

Yesterday, somebody sent me a link to the Top 10 real life Star Trek inventions and there it was … Telepresence. That’s right, you remember, Captain Kirk on the Enterprise deck watching the Klingon vessel de-cloak itself on the massive screen and soon a point to point video call being made between the 2 ships. Looking back, this was the first time I ever saw a video conference. Probably the same for you too.


Let’s have some fun with the nationwide screening of Star Trek. What was your favorite episode? Favorite gadget that has appeared? Favorite gadget that will appear in the next 25 years? Favorite Star Trek quote? All series and movies are fair game, including the new one.

Tractor Beam, Tricorder, Communicator, Cloaking, Phaser, Telepresence … what’s next … Transporter?

Have fun at the movies and we’ll be back to the regularly scheduled program next week.

3 Responses to “Boldly go where no one has gone before…”

  1. Craig Moss

    Hi Casey, surely the original episode featuring the Tribbles, and then the excellent mash-up featured in Deep Space Nine, are my 2 favourites.

  2. Scott

    I have been waiting for this movie for a long time and looking forward to it. I love my iPhone but it is still not a tricorder yet–it can’t even detect life forms!


  3. Jenny

    Closet star trek chick geek here. Favorite episode has to be the trouble with tribbles. Favorite gadget that has appeared – holograms, though they are still not as mainstream yet. Waiting for the stun phaser – a real working model, not the stun guns used now in law enforcement. Favorite all time quote, ‘ KHHHHAAAAAAANNNNNNN!” The Star Trek reference to the video conferencing is the same one I use to explain HD video system (LifeSize) to others. Clicks very quickly for them. And wasn’t that movie great?? So many talking points…


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