Satya's blog - 2006/03/
Star Trek: Enterprise has it's own version of The original series (TOS)'s Mirror universe, in In a Mirror, Darkly. They screw up the meeting with the Vulcan's, at the beginning.
They even changed the opening sequence. Instead of "It's been a long road..." and uplifting images of the American space program, they have dark non-vocal music. They have the shot of the HMS Enterprize as usual, but then it descends into short takes of humanity's dark moments. The sailing ship fires, then shots of war, and so on.
We also see the first tests of the "agony booth", which we first saw many years ago on TOS.
Reed gets promoted. Archer holds a lower rank. There being no Earth embassy on Vulcan, Admiral Forrest doesn't die. But Ambassador Soval remains Crewman Soval.
Haha, it's great seeing the old Constitution-class starship again! Of course it's the Defiant, not Kirk's Enterprise, but that makes little difference.
Oh great, Archer is wearing Kirk's uniform. Leisure suit. Whatever. And yaay, he's going up against a Gorn, just like Kirk!
Hmm, the "real" Enterprise never shows up. This double-episode is set entirely in the mirror universe (except for the one ship that leaks through). I guess they decided to do a small retro-episode for the mirror universe, just like the whole series is for TOS.
Last updated: Mar 27 2006 14:11
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Ya know what grinds my gears? Web forms that have one field for email address, followed by a field for "Verify email address". Like I can't type it straight the first time. Like I can't paste the first into the second. Idiots.Comments:
Oh god, people! When I write "Apt. 9" don't friggin ignore it! That's the 4th this month, I think.
I'm going to the post office. I'm going to see if there's any other mail for me.
Fivers are Star Trek: Enterprise plots in five minutes, as a parody. Some of them are pretty funny, like this bit:Comments:
Tucker: Look, Polly...I owe you an apology."T'Porthos"! "Polly"! Priceless!
I believe that some day faster than light (FTL) travel will be possible. Why? Because the alternative is unbearable. It would restrict us to this system and its immidiate neighbouring space. That is not enough. People find faith in carious kinds of religion because (they say) the alternative makes life meaningless, or something. Well this is one of the things I believe in. FTL MUST exist.
We're never getting off this rock, are we.
I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to calling Geico.
Here's how: I called and said I don't drive to work any more, I bike. And a couple more questions, and I saved about 80 bucks/6 months! I first asked about discounts by being accident-free for N years, but they couldn't offer that.
I know why the South is the stroke belt of the US. Today I got a nice Southern breakfast from the cafeteria. Scrambled eggs, sausages, grits (good), and they also had ham and biscuits. Cholesterol City, people!
The Xindi weapon on Star Trek: Enterprise is a lot like the Death Star. Think about it: it's a planet-killer, it's round, it's got great big platforms and chasms inside. It has a reactor core. Malcolm and Archer had Star Wars-style fights in it. It was built with help from "trans-dimensional sphere-builders", whose spheres also resemble the Death Star in being big (19 kilometers, look at the size of that thing!) and having a thermal port.