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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Some stuff

- Here's a pic of Lucy, one of the stray kittens I've been feeding. She looks kind of Halloweeny :) ....

- Reading about the "guardians of the galaxy in an article at ABC Religion & Ethics: s Existential Risk an Authentic Challenge or the Higher Moral Evasion?

- 2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year

- This week's movie rental was Star Trek Into Darkness ...

a 2013 American science fiction action film .... the sequel to 2009's Star Trek and the second in the reboot series. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams .... with Bryan Burk. Chris Pine reprises his role as Captain James T. Kirk, with Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood reprising their roles from the previous film. Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, and Alice Eve round out the film's principal cast.

I had already read the book and wrote this about the story in an earlier post ...

It's a re-imagining of an original Star Trek tv episode, Space Seed, and an original Star Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan. It was a great idea of J. J. Abrams' (I guess?) to give Star Trek a new timeline - it's something that's been used in some of the tv shows he's produced, like Lost and Fringe, and it gives writers a lot of freedom to recombine story elements in new ways. I was kind of surprised, though, to see that Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan.

Hmmm - I've just noticed Khan's whole name was Khan Noonien Singh ... so similar to the name given later to the scientist who created the android, Data - Noonien Soong. But anyway, here's a trailer ...


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