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Audio Book Brilliance! (And Star Trek)

One more thing to be thankful for – Finn Fancy Necromancy will be recorded by Brilliance Audio. And the voice actor? Todd Haberkorn, who has done voices on Legend of Korra, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Dragon Ball Z, and a bunch of other awesome stuff, as well as plays Spock in the amazingly cool TOS fan webseries, Star Trek Continues.

Star Trek Continues


Future Star Trek Reboots Go Western Steampunk!

Unable to control my curiosity, I jumped ahead in time to see how the new Star Trek Reboot series would progress.
steampunk star trek
As it turns out, a resurgence of the Cowboy aesthetic in America (ala the 70’s) and the peak of the Steampunk literary and fashion trends will have a heavy influence on the direction of the franchise as they transport the series into an alternate timeline where the difference engine and manifest destiny lead to an accelerated path to space exploration.

Poor Joss. If only he’d launched Firefly in 2015, it would have become the longest running sci fi series ever.

Here’s some things I noted about future Star Trek Reboot films and series (of course, the trauma of time travel may have scrambled a few facts, but I’m pretty sure I remember these correctly):

1. Mudflaps with chrome naked ladies are hung from the warp nacelles.

2. Dilithium coal superheats the warp vat, producing "anti-steam" that, when combined with steam, powers the ship’s warp drive.

3. Scotty keeps an endless, secret stash of Romulan Chew.

4. "Fire the photon steam-pedos!"

5. Kirk, the greatest hand-to-hand fighter ever seen, is constantly being challenged for his Wrestling Federation of Planets Belt.

6. Dirigible shuttlecraft, and clockwork shuttle-horses.

7. There is increased racial tension on the bridge whenKirk insists on putting the Dixie flag above the Federation symbol.

8. "Doc" McCoy is one of the deadliest gunslingers on the ship (and one heck of a gambler).  "Well ain’t you a Tigarian daisy."

9. A crewmember’s rank and department is indicated by the height and color of their top hat or stetson.

10. Instead of constantly adjusting his uniform top when he stands, "Tex" Picard adjusts the sock in his black denim pants.

11. Dee Dee Troy is grabbed by the crew, given a buzz cut, forced to down three beer bong shots, then stranded on a deserted planet, because many of the male crew members absolutely DO NOT want to get in touch with their feelings.

    Riker, however, does pause to mention how much she resembled Barbara Streisand in Yentl with her hair all short like that.

    He is promptly beaten.

12. In Star Trek Reboot IV: The Voyage Home Again, the crew returns to earth of the past to bring two bovine cows back to the future so that they can be “real” cowboys. However, upon reaching the past, they discover that even then most “cowboys” had never touched a real cow. Disappointed, they take a pair of Freightliner trucks back instead.

13. The Federation is dependent on Romulan Dilithium coal reserves, ravaged by horrible poverty and unemployement rates, and under constant criticism from all other races for polluting the universe with their S.U.V.s (Shuttlecrafts Using V-8s), which max-out at warp 2 and only get 14 lightyears per gallon of water.

Whoopie Goldburg’s character, “sensing” that reality has been shifted somehow, investigates and discovers that Romulan agents went back in time and helped George Bush Jr. become an earth American president in the 20th century, thus setting technological and environmental advancement back immeasurably.

She is able to finally prove to the crew that they are in the alternate, evil reality because shortly after the Romulans arrived and began establishing their mind-control transmissions (disguised as right-wing conservative radio shows) circa 1992, most of the men started wearing goatees.

And now, here is a steampunk Star Trek for your enjoyment:

And here’s the new theme song:


The Best Star Trek Review

Sums it up pretty well I think.


Klingon Terrorist Caught

From the Q.U. Crypto-Journalism Department:


Note: The following article was inspired by the Earth17a-reality events reported on via the ethernet here at BoingBoing.net.


This just in:


A man was holed up in his New Jersey home wielding what police officials referred to as “one of those giant knife thingy’s from Star Trek,” after police responded to a noise complaint.  All non-lethal attempts to subdue the man with tear gas, rubber bullets, tasers, fire hoses, nets, a giant roll of fly paper, and sustained blasting of Celine Dion music failed. 


“That knife thing is truly a formidable weapon,” one officer was quoted as saying.  “Not at all unwieldy and impractical.  Not at all.”  The weapon was later identified as a Klingon “bat’leth.”

 Possibly (but not likely) the Klingon in Question

As the suspect appeared to have brown skin and a beard, the U.S. military anti-terrorism unit was called in.


Military negotiators were unable to communicate with the man as he was speaking some guttural language, presumed to be “one of them Arab languages” the negotiators claimed.


Unfortunately, due to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of the U.S. military, most linguists likely qualified to provide translations had been discharged, and those that remained were too busy sorting through the thousands of hours of civilian wiretap recordings to assist.


Luckily, Chuck Davis, a local comic store owner, happened to see footage of the event on the news and rushed to the scene armed with a fluent knowledge of the language (which was apparently Klingon), and a deluxe replica lightsaber.  Davis boldly entered the house, and emerged minutes later with the disarmed perpetrator, and only a small cut on his arm. 


Davis was overheard telling the military officials that, “The guy was just upset to hear that Worf’s ancestors were not being worked into the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie.  Does he really need to go to Guantanamo?” 


When asked about the cut on his arm, Davis replied, “What, this?  ‘Tis merely a flesh wound.”