Posts Tagged 'Star Trek'

Star Trek Cologne

I’ve been slacking with my posting lately, but this is too good not to pass on…

Now the Star Trek enthusiast can complete his or her look with a scent to match:

Tiberius:


Product Features

  • Boldy go.
  • Explorer. Soldier. Time-Traveler. Diplomat. Legend.
  • Citron, black pepper, and cedar create refreshingly clear top notes, layered over warm vanilla, white musk and sandalwood base notes
  • casual yet commanding cologne spiked with freshness and sensuality

Red Shirt


Product Features

  • Bright, clean and Direct with Top notes of green mandarin, bergamot and a hint of lavender
  • RED SHIRT Finish Strong with base notes of leather and grey musk.
  • A daring mens fragrance for those brave enough to place no trust in tomorrow.

And for the ladies…Pon Farr:


Product Features

  • Straight from the planet Vulcan, this 50 ml container of Star Trek Pon Farr Perfume is all you need to drive your man (or men) wild.
  • With base notes from sandalwood, peach, and mulberry, Pon Farr is perfect for those bright sunny days and warm summer nights spent together at the beach, around the fire, or simply watching your favorite affaire d’honneur. Sharp and aggressive, simple yet exotic, use it with care!
  • Pon Farr: In the Star Trek universe, Vulcan males and females go into heat every seven years, going into a blood fever, becoming violent, and finally dying if they don’t mate with someone with whom they’re empathically bonded.

Amazing!

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Star Trek Voyager & Religion

I was listening to a recent episode of the Non-Prophets today, and they were discussing an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Voyager is my favourite Star Trek series, I think that makes me a rare breed, so I’ve probably watched each episode about 100 times, and this got me thinking about some of the themes explored in this series.

In my favourite episode of the series, episode 612: Blink of an Eye, Voyager gets trapped in orbit above a planet where time moves faster than the rest of the galaxy. (Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t seen this episode but want to, you can actually watch the whole thing on YouTube).

The aliens arriving on Voyager. Because of the time difference it appears to them as though the Voyager crew is frozen in time.

To the primitive humanoids living on the planet, Voyager appears as a new star in the sky, and results in earthquakes. Because of the time difference between the surface of the planet and Voyager, the crew is able to watch the society develop from hunter-gatherers, to cities, to great technological advances until they eventually develop space travel.

I’ve always loved this episode from the point of view of someone’s who is interested in history and anthropology, but until I listened to this episode of the Non-Prophets I hadn’t thought about what Blink of an Eye was saying about religion.

It really did a great job of showing how religions develop. When Voyager first appears in the sky, the primitive people have no explanation for why it’s there and how it’s causing the earthquakes, so they make one up. Religion is born! They build an altar, they perform sacrifices in hopes of making the earthquakes stop. Eventually different theories about Voyager emerge. Some are supernatural, some are naturalistic.

Once the humanoids develop science and technology, they begin to explore the reality of what this mysterious earth-shaking star is. They develop radio technology, telescopes, etc. The more advanced they get, the more doctrines of their beliefs are explained away using natural explanations, until they land on Voyager and are able to have the full picture.

It’s easy to see the parallel to our religions. They start as a way to explain the gaps in our knowledge, and the more we learn by exploration and experimentation, the more elements of that original religion fall to the wayside.

Okay it’s late, I have to go to bed now, but if there are any Trekkies out there please leave a comment! I’m able to appreciate the themes in Star Trek more and more every day. Now that I have no religion the secular and humanist themes are becoming more apparent.

A Face Appeared to me on my Balcony

I was lying on my balcony this morning enjoying watching the clouds roll by, when I noticed a face staring back at me.

It was just a little scuff mark on the window frame, but my brain, looking for order, pulled a tiny little face out of it. My very own pereidolia! Here it is, I tried to get the clearest picture possible but this was the best I could do:

Stain

Maybe if I were a Christian I would have seen Jesus…instead, and it’s kind of random, I saw Data. You know, the android from Star Trek.

Data

I stared at it for a little while longer and thought maybe it looked more like a vulcan. But I think I’ve decided it looks most like a Cardassian, mostly because of the big neck.

Romulan

I thought it was funny that all I could see were Star Trek characters, but I do love Star Trek!

What do you see?

Captain Picard Loves the new Star Trek

Patrick Stewart, aka Captain Picard, has given his review of the new Trek movie, and he loves it!

“I loved it,” Stewart told British tabloid the Daily Express. “It was a very, very odd experience to be in the cinema watching a new Star Trek movie that I wasn’t in.”

Unlike William Shatner, Stewart isn’t bitter about not being a part of the cast.

“With the exception of Leonard Nimoy, I didn’t know any of the cast. But it’s still Star Trek. I got a great kick out of it.”

PStew

When to “Run Pee” During Star Trek

I saw Star Trek on opening weekend, and stupidly drank too much soda and had to hold it through the whole movie for fear of missing something important. Yeah, too much information, but you’ll get over it.

Well now I find out, thanks to I Wish I Did That, that there’s a website that tells you the best times during a movie to run and pee.

So, if you haven’t yet seen Star Trek, or if you’ll be seeing it for the second or third or tenth time, here are the best times for a potty break.

Thanks RunPee!


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