Sci-Fi Dream Team #Challenge

   It’s no surprise that I watch a lot of Sci-Fi. Tonight I am watching an episode of Star Trek: Voyager that is focusing primarily on the character of Neelix. A Talaxian “Jack of all trades”, expertly portrayed by Ethan Phillips. It is actually the final episode that Neelix is in. I reflected on how the character has grown over the years and became an integral part of the crew. This character inspired me to create a Sci-Fi Dream Team. For my team I am going to be avoiding the easy choices such as Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker or Lt. Commander Worf and other absolute favorites of mine.

   Who would you choose to man your ship or station, and at what position? You can be in command, part of the crew or just the geek who chooses the team.  Any and all Sci-Fi/Fantasy is up for grabs, including TV, Movies, Old Radio, Books, Comics and Animation from any country. I went a bit nuts and took a while to flesh out my list. You don’t have to go into as many characters as I did 😉 The challenge here is to have fun!

   There are a number of ships to choose from. All shapes and sizes from dozens of sources. I prefer small and fast ships. That rules out the Yamato/Argo (Space Battleship Yamato/Star Blazers), the Executor (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) and the SDF1 (Macross/Robotech). Long story short, I choose the U.S.S. Defiant from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It would have to be a bit larger to accommodate my fighter squadron of Valkyries/Veritech Alpha Electronic Attack VE-6 Fighters from Mospeada/Robotech and perhaps a few dozen Space Marines too.

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A Veritech Alpha Fighter in all three of its modes.

My crew roster:

    So there we have it. My Sci-Fi Dream Team crew roster. It may grow a bit in the new few weeks. If you decide to make one of your own, I would LOVE to see it. Leave a comment with a link to your list. If you don’t have a blog, use Pinterest since it is free and easy to use. Check out my wife’s list here: https://www.pinterest.com/mistydawn7877/my-star-ship-crew/ plus I also decided to create a Pinterest list too: https://www.pinterest.com/Darran_Hight/sci-fi-dreamteam-challenge/ 🙂

Would You Like A Channel That Only Plays ‘Star Wars’? Hurry Up And Move To Germany!

This should be everywhere!

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Would you be down to watch Star Wars 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for two straight weeks? Yeah? Really? Well, then book yourself a flight to Deutschland ASAP.

From December 1st through December 14th, Germany’s pay TV platform, Sky Deutschland, will transform one of its channels into an all-you-can-eat Star Wars buffet, or as they call it, a “round-the-clock Lucas-palooza.” Per The Hollywood Reporter:

From Dec. 1 to 14, the broadcaster is turning its Sky Hits digital channel into Sky Star Wars HD, programming all six Star Wars films, as well as Star Wars-themed featurettes and documentaries, on a 24-hour loop. All Sky subscribers in Germany and Austria will have access to the round-the-clock Lucas-palooza.

The round-the-clock channel was made possible via a deal with Disney and Lucasfilm, which control the rights to the Star Wars movies.

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#StarWars: The Clone Wars, The Rest of the Story

#StarWars: The Clone Wars, The Rest of the Story

   So the Clone Wars will wrap up loose ends in this last season, supposedly, on Netflix. Does this mean I am going to fire my old NF account back up just to bask in all of the Clone Wars Nerdly Glory? Nope. I really want to see it but not bad enough to rejoin a service that has been a slow-to-grow let down. I’ll find other avenues to watch the show. Perhaps if they offered more than just that then I may be enticed to return but until then I just can’t go back.

   I really am surprised and a bit disappointed that Disney XD didn’t step up and offer up 30 minutes a week to air the program.