friday movie quote

Zefram Cochrane

“You wanna know what my vision is? Dollar signs. Money! I didn’t build this ship to usher in a new era for humanity. You think I wanna see the stars? I don’t even like to fly. I take trains! I built this ship so I could retire to some tropical island filled with naked women. That’s Zefram Cochrane. That’s his vision. This other guy you keep talking about, this historical figure? I never met him. I can’t imagine I ever will.”

-Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell), Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

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patterns of farce

I was watching MeTV’s Super Sci Fi Saturday Night last weekend, when I got to see one of my favorite Star Trek episodes, “Patterns of Force.” Sure, it’s heavy handed in its messaging and filled with plot holes, but I still like it for some reason.

Anyway, as I awaited the start of the episode, it occurred to me that it had some similarities to a certain Quentin Tarantino movie. So I re-imagined the show a bit — hey, Hollywood does it all the time, right? — and I came up with this movie poster.

Inglourious Trekkers

I guess this is how you spend Saturday nights when you don’t have a social life.

happy birthday, william shatner

kirk

I’m sure he doesn’t read this blog, but I’d still like to take this opportunity to wish William Shatner a happy 82nd Birthday. Here he is in the movie Free Enterprise, where he plays a fictionalized version of himself:

Just for the hell of it, here’s another scene:

By the way, I highly recommend the movie Free Enterprise for any Trek or Sci-Fi fan. It’s hilarious, and loaded with pop culture references. Even the end credits are filled with hidden gems.