Tag: Star Trek

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Ep. 030 – The ‘USS Callister’ Episode of ‘Black Mirror’

The cast from Black Mirror's Star Trek episode USS Callister

We focus our tri-corders on USS Callister, an episode of the great Netflix anthology SF series Black Mirror that deftly parodies Star Trek while presenting the usual futuretech dystopia that is the hallmark of the series. We also hold up DTube, a video sharing site that is being hailed as a YouTube killer, as proof that there is no redeeming features of mankind whatsoever. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
00:42 – We start off with our analysis of USS Callister.
01:39 – A detour into The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller.
18:25 – Chad questions what’s wrong with baby-killing.
27:06 – We start talking about the dumpster fire that is DTube.
31:23 – Some choice morons on the DTube short bus.
34:46 – The mechanics of DTube.
42:21 – How to win friends and influence idiots.
44:31 -Deutsche Tube

Thanks for listening!

USS Callister Trailer – https://youtu.be/qgTtyfgzGc0
The Nerdstalking DTube channel – https://d.tube/#!/c/nerdstalking
Jack and Jill trailer- https://youtu.be/oJVv3PBoPMc
I realize this presentation is an assault on the visual senses, but this is the full version of the TV play of Bertolt Brecht’s Baal, by David Bowie. My recommendation to you is to zoom in to the window on the bottom left that contains the video, so you don’t see any of the effects that are designed to throw off the content ID algorithyms of Google. As far as I can see, this is the only post of the TV show in its entirety. And the immense creative power of Bowie is not diminished by reducing the image. No Earthly confinement could ever do that – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_l6jBYsQ60

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Great Effin Moments in Television: Star Trek (1966)

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There’s a new trailer for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and It’s Terrible

I don’t think they could have repulsed me more with a tractor beam. The trailer fails to tell any kind of story, falls into the prequel trap of having tech that looks newer than the stuff Starfleet had ten years later, and the “Klingons”[…] Click to see the whole post.

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Nerdstalking Video: Here’s to Star Trek’s Lt. Barclay

If you think the Star Trek franchise is nothing but squeaky-clean, always do-right specimens of humanity, think again. In this video, Bill takes a look at the exception, perpetual screwup Lt. Reginald Barclay.

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Check Out This Teaser Video for Ep. 11 – CGI in the Original ‘Star Trek’

The crew of the Starship Enterprise, from Star Trek, in a rock band

Where we debate the value of the CGI additions to the remastered, original ‘Star Trek’ series, and Chad shows his utter ignorance of proper Enterprise technical terms. It’s a nacelle, Chad. A NACELLE!


A Question for Model-Master Ross

Have you ever put this Spock tableau together?  

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Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 012

Where Chad flashes his “#1 Elvis Fan” badge, Ross waxes on – waxes off, Jacquie shouts from her Wookie treehouse, Bill plays the Fall Guy and Ross and Chad leave their cake out in the rain. Click and enjoy!

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Check Out This Nerdstalking Podcast Teaser – Gay Sulu

Have you heard? They have moving pictures now! In this visually enhanced clip from Episode 10 of Nerdstalking, the panel discusses the ramifications of a gay Sulu in Star Trek. FULL EPISODE: http://nerdstalking.podomatic.com/entry/2016-08-22T19_44_13-07_00 FULL EPISODE LIST: http://nerdstalking.com/podcasts/


These Are the Stories…

I’m currently reading the adaptations of the original Star Trek episodes by James Blish, and quite enjoying them. They pare down a lot of superfluous stuff and add some interesting colour to the characters. This one in particular has a fascinating take on the original Trek pilot The Cage, later given a framing story and aired …


Star Trek Online Materializes Onto Consoles

If you’re like me and video game inclined, you might be interested in the fact that the MMO Star Trek Online is now available on the Xbox One and PS4. I played it quite extensively on the computer (on my Mac, no less), and found it very fun to play. For a game that throws …

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Chad’s Star Trek Ep.11 Visual Aids: Sherry Jackson and Phallic Objects.

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Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 011

Where Bill and Ross gleefully examine the most influential TV series of all time, while Chad spends his spare time during the episode building an Enterprise model out of hot dogs and baloney. The Panel: Bill Hunter, Creator of The Dot Eaters: Video Game History 101 www.thedoteaters.com Chad Gendron, Screenwriter and Pop-Culture Expert at Canadian …

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Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 007

**BIG SPOILERS FOR VARIOUS TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODES** We discuss the greatest television show ever made, Bill names every actor in Hollywood, Chad materializes out of thin air and Ross sparkles like in that other Twilight. The Panel: Bill Hunter, Creator of The Dot Eaters: Video Game History 101 www.thedoteaters.com Chad Gendron, Screenwriter and Pop-Culture Expert …