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Tea, Earl Grey... hot!

"Tea, Earl Grey... hot."
The traditional fast food business model just never had a chance, now did it? Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran, a pair of whiz kids doing their thang over at MIT, have developed what very well may be the next major revolution in food preparation. It may also be the only machine that keeps you alive when the Robot Apocalypse goes down, but we'll try to stuff that to the rear of our minds for now.


Oh the Camptown Ladies Sing This Song...

Check out the doo-dah about 42 seconds in...


STAR TREK LIVE Coming to Tacoma!

Today CBS has announced dates for the touring version of the show which kicks off June 11th in San Diego and then goes to over 20 cities around North America during the summer and fall. See below for full list.

Fore more information about the show click HERE.  (opens a PDF)


STAR TREK: LIVE is a thrilling adventure for audiences of all ages! Awesome special effects, unrivaled interaction and an exploration of real space-age technology takes everyone on an unforgettable journey through the Star Trek universe. See STAR TREK: LIVE at a theater near you and boldly go where no one has gone before!


Sign Up For the 2010 SFI Election List!

Fellow members of STARFLEET:

As mandated by our Constitution, we will be starting the process to elect our next Commander, STARFLEET in just a couple more weeks. Over the years, one of the key vehicles for communications with the candidates and general discussion of the election has been, and continues to be, the Official Election List. This list will be, as always, for questions and answers among the candidates and members of STARFLEET. Discussion of the election on there is also permitted.

I am pleased to announce that the 2010 Election list will open up for subscriptions starting on May 17th. The list will be in sign up mode ONLY from May 17th to June 1st. The list will open for full use on June 1st. No posts of any kind will be allowed on the list until that date.

To Sleep, Per Chance to Dream... or retire?

Nimoy to boldly go into retirement after ‘Fringe’ season finale
By Bill Burke Thursday, May 20, 2010
(originally posted on the Boston Herald website)

The way Leonard Nimoy sees it, he’s going out on top. Nimoy, 79, is retiring from acting following his onscreen appearance as Dr. William Bell on the second-season finale of Fox’s “Fringe” (tonight at 9 on WFXT, Ch. 25). “I had a wonderful time working on the new ‘Star Trek’ movie with J.J. Abrams, who directed it,” Nimoy said during a recent conference call with reporters. “When it was done, he asked me to look into the possibility of playing William Bell on ‘Fringe.’ I felt that I owed J.J. a favor. He did a great job on the ‘Star Trek’ movie and treated me extremely well.”

Thus began Nimoy’s brief but pivotal run as the enigmatic Bell. It wraps up tonight in what is essentially the famous final scene of a career that began when Nimoy left his hometown of Boston six decades ago.


There but for the grace of a winning lottery ticket go I

There but for the grace of a winning lottery ticket go I …

On April 10, an auction was held in Las Vegas featuring many items from the now closed Star Trek: The Experience. Items available at this sale ranged from tables and chairs from “Quark’s Bar” to various Paramount made costumes. For those on hand with the necessary cash, other items calculated to make even a jaded Trek fan grin like the proverbial kid in a candy store also went under the hammer.

Executive Officer's Report - April 2010

On this fine day the 3rd of April, 2010. I wish to congratulate the U.S.S. Chinook on a successful launching. My best wishes, to her officers and crew. May your ship have a safe journey on her many voyages.

This month is Star Trek: Online! This crazy game is an immersive and impressive MMO. I know why many people call 'WOW' an addiction. On a couple occasions I have found myself gearing up to play this game, for hours on end. Usually at night when there is far less web traffic. Why? The servers run more smoothly not bogged down by all the traffic, and the internet connection is more reliable then, for the same reason. Also: the cadets are mostly asleep.