Got 1 hr. and 3 min. to Fill while in Quarantine?

Courtesy of Mr. Sci-Fi’s YouTube channel, we’ve all been cordially invited to watch the pilot of a Star Trek TOS spin-off, featuring George Takei reprising his role as the hyper-dimensionally aged (30 years older) Hikaru Sulu.

I’ve cued up this clip at 24:46, the start time of the Star Trek New Voyages’ episode… World Enough And Time. Obviously, if you’d prefer to view the clip in its entirety, rewinding it to 0:00 will then include Star Trek and Deep Space Nine writer Marc Scott Zicree’s previously “untold story of why you never got to see that series — despite its Hugo and Nebula Award nominations!”

To put this into Mr. Spock’s parlance, we’ll all find this to be “Fascinating!”

My brief review of this pilot’s plot…

World Enough in Time is a tragedy with a tearjerker ending featuring actors recast in the roles of Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, (young) Sulu, Chekhov, etc. I believe you’ll find the storyline as emotion-packed as the TOS’ season 1 episode 28, City on the Edge of Forever (original air date 04/06/1967). BTW, there actually is a brief reference to that “Forever” story, when the name “Edith” as in Edith Keeler gets mentioned.

As for my “tricorder’s” precise readout re this video:

1:27:55 Total Clip Run Time
– 24:46 Episode Begins
1:03:09 Episode Run Time

To quote Spock once more… “Live long and prosper.”

And the best way to do so is…

Stay Safe… Stay Home… Stay Healthy!









Trekian Lysol™ and UV Light?


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My Disclaimer: This post is for entertainment purposes only and in absolutely no way… REPEAT… IN ABSOLUTELY NO WAY is intended to validate the BIZARRE and DEADLY therapies, which Quack Dr. Donny has been huckstering. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING he’s been “prescribing” will cure anyone of COVID-19… unless CERTAIN DEATH is your idea of a cure.

My Excuse: Being in social isolation mode… just like you… I have had too much time on my hands. We can blame this blog on Trump and other inept leaders’ monumental mismanagement of a mindless microbe, which caused Coronavirus to go pandemic… to biologically debilitate / decimate humanity and economically devastate an entire global economy.

That Duly Noted: Let’s all take a look-see at how Kirk, Spock and Bones manage the 23rd Century’s mindless microbes and malevolent macrobes…


Episode Title ~ Miri: The storyline features Kirk and crew discovering / surveying a planet, which is Earth’s nearly identical twin. The major diff… on this “Earth”, Quacks had deliberately unleashed a series of contagions, bio-engineered to sicken and strengthen the entire adult populace. The “side effect” was supposed to prolong life so everyone would achieve near immortality. The unintended consequences: Nearly immediate death of all adults and impending death for the surviving, temporarily “immortal” kiddies. Yep, in their world, puberty literally is to die for! Kirk and the landing party wind up infected and opt to self-quarantine on the planet, while Dr. McCoy races the Grim Reaper’s clock to discover the cure.

Episode Title ~ Operation Annihilate! This storyline (all clips below) finds Kirk and crew warping towards the planet Deneva to discover why one of their colonists had kamikazed his spacecraft into their sun. The landing party soon discovers countless pancake shaped, malevolent, intelligent macrobes, and once one of them attaches itself to Spock’s upper back, they also ascertain the alien MO… i.e., how they sting to invade the victim’s body and, once inside, their tendrils intertwine throughout the nervous system. This renders victims little more than puppets who, must follow these invaders’ marching orders or else face down excruciating pain. Once again, Dr. McCoy and the entire Enterprise medical staff works overtime ISO the cure… with Kirk, eventually, applying his own deductive reasoning to resolve this conundrum.