2010 Star Trek calendars

8 01 2010

A few days ago I set out to make a Star Trek: Enterprise calendar for my computer desktop, using some of the lovely high-quality production stills I have collected over the years, and maybe a few screencaps of my own. I figured I’d be able to throw the calendar together in a day or two. Ha! Took me a lot longer — largely because there were just too many pretty pictures to choose from. I ended up making four calendars, each with a different focus: the ensemble cast, T’Pol, Trip Tucker, and Trip & T’Pol.

If you’re in the market for a calendar, I hope you take a look.


Favre on win over Packers: “It never gets old to me, even though I do.”

7 10 2009

It was better than I could have hoped for. Vintage Favre — effortless 30+ yard passes, pump-fakes, fadeaways, endless time in the pocket (great pass protection, Vikings!) before finding his receivers. Running around the field with little-boy glee after each Minnesota score. Three touchdowns, 271 passing yards, no interceptions, no sacks. (Poor Aaron Rodgers was sacked eight times, ouch.) Not bad for a guy who turns 40 this coming Saturday.

Favre is now the only quarterback to defeat all 32 NFL teams. He was named Offensive Player of the week. And oh yeah, the GB/Min game on ESPN’s Monday Night Football was the highest-rated show in the history of cable TV.

The Vikings triumphed 30-23, and are now 4-0, and facing the hapless Rams (0-4) next week. Favre has never started at season at 5-0 — perhaps next week he’ll set another record.

More production stills for my Enterprise collection

9 09 2009

TrekCore and I have been doing some trading back and forth, and we have both significantly increased our respective collections of Enterprise production stills and behind-the-scenes photos. Being a TV/film buff, I have always enjoyed collecting BTS pictures from my favorite movies and TV shows, but it used to involve driving into Hollywood and prowling through all the movie-memorabilia shops (not to mention going hog-wild buying cool stuff 😉 ). Nowadays, the Internet has given me access to a huge amount of material.

You can find links to my ENT pics on the Multimedia page of my website. And if anyone has photos they’d like to share, I’m always interested!

California’s Station fire: “A very angry fire”

1 09 2009

I’ve been following the largest of California’s wildfires, the Station fire, with more than passing interest. As of this morning, it has burned 122,000 acres, destroyed over 50 structures, and killed two firefighters. It’s only 5% contained after seven days; fire officials are hoping to contain this monster by — wait for it — September 15. Mike Dietrich, incident commander for the U.S. Forest Service, calls it “a very angry fire.”

Wildfires are an annual disaster for Southern California, but one never gets accustomed to them, any more than earthquakes.