Sunday, June 15, 2008

Destruction of the USS Enterprise

When Star Trek hit the silver screen they did some daring stuff that most Trekkies couldn't even dream about.

Could they have dreamed of a redesigned version of the familiar Starship Enterprise? Of course it's likely that's something they're going to see in the new feature film coming out next year.

Could they imagine the death of a beloved character such as Mr. Spock, Kirk, or Data? Indeed could they expect that any of these characters could magically come back from the dead as Mr. Spock did in Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock.

Speaking of Star Trek 3 this is where this scene comes from. This begs another question. Could fans ever imagine that their favorite starship would be destroyed? Well that's what happened in this clip I provided.

Perhaps while I'm on my Star Trek trip I'll rank my favorite Star Trek movies.

The Great Train Robbery

One of the first narrative motion pictures that was made in 1903 over 100 years ago. Here's more info attached to this vid...
A milestone in film history was one of the first narrative film, The Great Train Robbery (1903), directed and photographed by Edwin S. Porter - a former Thomas Edison cameraman. It was a primitive one-reeler action picture, about 10 minutes long, with 14-scenes, filmed in November 1903.
Read more about it here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Flash TV series intro

There are a couple of other superhero movies coming out with Incredible Hulk and Batman with movies coming out. There was also Iron Man within the last two months. And this vid that I've posted here well there isn't likely a movie featuring him coming out anytime soon.

In the early 1990s there as a TV series based on the DC Comics character The Flash. I could tell it aired on CBS, it seems like that type of show. I'm sure you'll love the theme music and the action packed intro. It's too bad the program didn't last but a single season. If there is ever a movie for this character that they should use the theme composed by Danny Elfman.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Wire

I have recently gotten into that former HBO series that recently ended its run this past March. The last time I ever viewed an episode of the series had to been almost five years ago. Most of the first season and some of the second.

At first the program was basically a look at the police investigating a drug dealing organization. The recent episodes airing currently on BET on Tuesday and Saturday nights involving looking at the police, criminals, schools, and politics. An interesting mix for a program that I always thought of as a cop show.

This program only lets me know that cop shows need not be glamorous. Not that they always were it's just that none have been as gritty as this program set in Baltimore, Maryland. The last few episode that I saw this past week, viewers saw detectives come to the realization that abandoned buildings in Baltimore were tombs to countless bodies laid out by a drug-dealing organization, the Stanfield Organization.

Also we see various young men in the educational system. Some drop out of school and become criminals and some are able to escape and may prove to have a future. One outright becomes a contract killer, another becomes a drug addict. There's this little boy, I can't imagine him being older that 10 years old out there in the streets already using a foul mouth and perhaps even dealing. Also the subject of a severe beating by the future contract killer.

I should also add, there was another kid. Apparently he's a snitch and snitching is bad to some people, he gets beaten by some other boys in his group home where he was placed. Unfortunately he's only there because the state had put rules into place where he's forced to live in a group home while they figure out where else they can place him. This is after his foster mother was killed when some thugs firebombed their home even though the home was under police surveillance.

This show is raw, and my only regret was this I didn't see this show develop properly. Oh now I remember what the second season involved, an investigation of a union working some docks in a harbor. So in that season there were three angles the police, criminals, and organized labor.

I think BET finally finished off season 4 perhaps I can finally watch the final season. The new twist in that season in the press. Let's see how that plays out!

The Wire from Wikipedia