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“White Lily” by Tristan Ofield A tense spaceship captain and co-pilot set out to investigate a comet, when a technical fault cuts to the core of their relationship problem… Leon and Isobel are nearing the critical point of a long space journey. Leon relaxes, watching a hologram of blue skies and recalling a holiday he and Isobel had – but doesn’t remember one of the features she draws attention to, a vase with a white lily. The purpose of their expedition is to investigate a comet. Perhaps because of his fractiousness, Leon sets a flight path that Isobel considers dangerous, and the ship is damaged in the process of its exploration. Buoyed by the success of their trip, Leon and Isobel discuss what they’ll do when they return to Earth. Isobel gets a word wrong, and it becomes apparent there’s something is amiss – she is a holographic companion for Leon, based on the persona of a former lover, and is suffering from the same fault as the ship’s other systems. Isobel insists that Leon reboot her, but he is reluctant to do so since it will wipe her out. Their relationship is what’s keeping him together, and for Isobel it’s one that’s based on someone else’s memories. Isobel insists on the reboot, and Leon reminisces about the ‘real’ Isobel, for once addressing the hologram as if it’s her. These are their last moments together. Then the reboot is completed and the holographic companion that was Isobel asks Leon in a blank computerized voice what he wants to call her. Leon prepares for a very long and very lonely trip back to Earth.

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TPCCafe S4 Ep 159 The Resurrection Of Picard

Well howdy hoe there good neighbour. Welcome back to another hot and exciting Cafe. So take a few minutes from scratching your private parts and take a listen. Well you can keep scratching if you like.

Some of the news

Patrick Stewart returns to Star Trek

Fox doing business as usual

No Batman in the Arrowverse

Disney’s demands for Drive Ins

Casting News

Plus so much more

Check out this episode!

‘Lost In Space’: Parker Posey Joins Netflix Series Remake — Deadline

Parker Posey has joined the cast of Lost in Space, Netflix’s remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic, from Legendary TV. Slated for a 2018 premiere, the new Lost in Space takes its cues from the original CBS series, revolving around the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time…

via ‘Lost In Space’: Parker Posey Joins Netflix Series Remake — Deadline

Do You Still Long For Star Trek To Be Back On TV

StarTrekLogo  So do you long for Star Trek to make it’s return back to the small screen. Well not so small as they use to be in to old days when Star Trek:TOS first made it’s debut on TV.  J. J. Abrams said recently that the chances of that were not likely because “What I’ve been told from the powers that be is that they’re not interested.” The powers to be is of course, CBS.

Recently Bob Orci co-writer and co-producer of both of the Bad Robot Star Trek movies is still interested in still bring Star Trek back to TV.

Orci has been in the UK for an Ender’s Game press junket. One of his interviews was with Joe Michalczuk of Sky News, who dropped a key nugget onto Twitter.

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Now we don’t know who “they’ve” is but could it be J. J. Abrams? Would CBS not want to do a TV and movie link up like that of Agents of Shield and the Marvel movie franchise. Star Trek still has a huge built in audience and with the new fans that have come to enjoy the movies having Star Trek back on TV is not a bad idea.

Would you want to see Star Trek back on TV? I know I would love to see either a reboot of the current time line from the movies or the original time line. Either way it would be nice.

The King is dead. Long live the King. The dethroning of George Lucas

A while ago I got together with a group of like minded people that enjoy getting together and chatting about the world of sci fi and fantasy. In other words a bunch of nerds that love these worlds and the escape it provides us. The conversations bounce around from silly stuff of old TV shows. Who has seen the latest movie and is it worth the few bucks to see it.images
The one thing that came up a few times, beside how bad the Twilight movies are was how George Lucas has destroyed the Star Wars universe. The man that had created this mass universe had turned it into a huge money maker and a money only. George had taken his franchise and turned it into a joke.

I agree to a point. Yes the long awaited prequels were not what we had hoped for.  The fans around the world of the original three movies, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back  and Return Of The Jedi had hope for that same magic and awe we had felt from these three. Remember the feeling as the Star Destroyer came into scene in Star Wars. We felt robbed. Jar Jar Binks became and I believe still is the symbol for our disappointment. But we have to remember that without George Lucas the whole universe would not of became a reality.

I not sure if we will really know if his true intentions. Did George just want keep it going and create a second series that would appeal to a younger audience. Did George not care about the millions of fans that had help create his empire by trying to cash in on a second wave of Star Wars fans? Maybe George truly believed that The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith were good enough to please everyone.

Sometimes when you create a world that you are it’s god and yes in a small way George is god to these characters and worlds, that he can not see past his own vision. Someone should of told George that Jar Jar was a joke and the Anakin was a whiny little prick. But now the King has decided to step down and had the crown to another.

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Well really Disney and Disney passed the crown to the new King, J. J. Abrams. All hail the new King. J. J. Abrams work on rebooting the Star Trek Universe and now the fans of Star Wars a hoping he can save the Star Wars universe from become less of a joke.

I have rarely watch Parts 1,2 and 3. They in no way stir up the same excitement and joy in me that Parts 4, 5 and 6 have. Can J.J. Abrams and Disney really save the world we love? Will we as fans quickly turn on Disney and J.J. if we are not satisfied with what our vision is.

As much as we love to hate George, I can not. I can disagree with his vision but I will not turn on him because without Mr Lucas I would never have wanted to fly among the stars and look into the night sky hoping that I could to travel through space. Fights fantastic battles and be the hero.

So the King is Dead, Long live the King.

My King will always be George Lucas

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