PARADOX

A REVIEW OF J.J. ABRAMS STAR TREK

When I first heard that the man behind Lost and Fringe was planning rebooting Star Trek I was extremely apprehensive. I have been a fan of Gene Roddenberry?s Star Trek for as long as I can remember. I was introduced to the show when I was very young, as both of my parents had watched the original series. I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation mainly but I also grew to love the original series. As I grew younger my love the various Star Trek shows increased as I watched Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Enterprise and the last two movies tough made me afraid that I had seen the apex of Trek popularity and that Paramount had lost its way and desire to keep the franchise alive, I suspected that if they had resorted to hiring J.J. Abrams to try and pull popular culture into the franchise that I probably wanted nothing to do with the new movie.

Later on though I wavered in my opinion after seeing some of the first trailers that were released. The one that sticks in my mind is the trailer showing shadowy steel workers wielding together the frame of what appeared to be a Constitution class vessel and shot of a young man that I assumed to be a newer James T. Kirk watching a ship yard on Earth building a starship that maybe Mr. Abrams indeed did know what he was doing. I started to do some reach on him and realized rather quickly that he was at least a much of a Trekkie as myself and my hopes were raised a bit higher! I managed to attend a showing of the movie on the opening week and all my hopes were confirmed!

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Towel Day 2010

Banner for Towel Day 2010

I just wanted to wish every Douglas Adams fans a Happy Towel Day and to state that I always know where my towel is and hope that you do to!

If you have no idea what I’m talking about head over to this site to learn more. Ironically I just finished listening to The complete radio dramatization from the BBC today of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, :)

Performance update

Just letting everyone know that the site should be much faster now thanks to a great plugin for WordPress. I am now using W3 Total Cache to speed things up as this plugin works with Amazon’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) Amazon Cloudfront. My site should now be cached worldwide for much faster viewing. Please let me know if something is broken so test the heck out of things. :) Also, please use my suggestions link on the right hand side of the page if you would like me to write about something. :)

Really digging this theme

I am helping out with the testing efforts for the Standard Theme. I cannot really talk about this theme yet but I like the new look and that is why the blog looks a little different. Stay tuned for more information. :)

Paul Stamatiou successfully launches Skribit

Fellow blogger Paul Stamatiou announced today that he has launched his Blog suggestion service Skribit. You can see the suggestion widget that the service offers on the right hand side of the page. If you have any suggestions for posts that you would like me to make please feel free to use the widget. :) I wish Paul great success with his startup and hope it all goes well! :)

Another hidden feature in Google Reader – NINJA MODE!

Viva La Konami Code! Up Up,? Down Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A FTW! 😀

Check out this video for more details!

Secret feature of Google Reader

Viva la Konami code! Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A! 😀

GO USA! Bring FIFA to KC!

Sign the petition to bring the FIFA World Cup? to Kansas City, an official US Bid Committee host city.

Personally, I am routing for Kansas City, MO/KS but you can vote for your own city but I would appreciate a vote for KC! :)