tlhIngan maH!

Star Trek Discovery's latest casting - three Klingons - gives us the impression that there is a helluva story arc in development.DSC_Klingon.jpg We welcome all the new additions to our Trekkie collective! The new cast must all be looking at there twitter notifications and it looks like this.... Galaxy_Quest_1999_Screenshot_0771.jpg In addition to Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh who were announced recently, yesterday Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo were also added to the lineup. For character info and bio's see the Startrek.com article. The bit that intrigues us is the Klingon wording on the image. We took straight to deciphering it but it's been more tricky than anticipated. Some bits are straight forward however the font looks new so there's an element of interpretation. Over the five hours we spent picking it apart (and searching the house/garage/loft for the Klingon dictionary) we … Continue Reading ››

5 Political and Ethical Lessons from The Drumhead

Unapologetic political post with opinions! I'm writing this post under my own name as with everything in politics. It's a personal thing. It's also collective. And it feels good to share. I've been open about my political leanings. I've worked in that battle field. I've stood for election many times and served public office for some years. My underlying principles have been always been Liberal and Star Trek was the influence and educator for me.
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But I was born in Hawaii!
When I went to bed the night of the US Election, I noted that I felt the same as I did the night of the EU referendum. Smug reassurance that everything was going to be fine and go the way I thought it would... and should. Watching the results come in that night  I felt like the crew of DS9 checking on the weekly casualty reports during the Dominion war.
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