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It must be cold in space... When I saw Todd Haberkorn in his blanket, I couldn't resist ;)

Previous comparisons can be found here: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/tag/comparisons
I wonder if I should change the name of the tag? Matching pics or something? It is not really my intention to compare them, I just love seeing similarities.

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It must be cold in space... When I saw Todd Haberkorn in his blanket, I couldn't resist ;)

Previous comparisons can be found here: http://dieastra.dreamwidth.org/tag/comparisons
I wonder if I should change the name of the tag? Matching pics or something? It is not really my intention to compare them, I just love seeing similarities.

 photo blankets 600 x 306.jpg
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Oh God, someone stop me... now I have added a script to my pile. A real used one. One thing is sure - Star Trek Continues knows how to make you go back to your pocket to look if there is still something in there ;)
I should go to bed. I'm doing the craziest things at 2 AM. It's fun though!

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Look what I bought! I've told you about Star Trek Continues before and how wonderfully they continue the original series with Kirk and Spock and how much like the original episodes it all looks - music, camera, lights, costumes, actors. I've also told you about the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign they have at the moment.

But for a long time I couldn't decide which of the goodies to get to support this wonderful series. There are t-shirts, autographs, scripts, episodes for download. There are also more expensive options like meals or chats with the actors, or even a walk-on role or a set visit.

But yesterday something got added that I couldn't resist: A pillow made from the sickbay cloth. This cloth does not exist anymore, Vic had let it woven especially for the series. And one of those 20 pillows is now mine!

 photo kivsm6giyqh5qfow2i2x 600 x 338.jpg

There is a special story behind this. When [livejournal.com profile] x_erikah_x recommended it to me, the first episode I watched was number 4, "The White Iris". It starts with a sickbay scene and I remember the moment I realized that the beds had the exact right bedcover. That was way before I actually got to see the re-built bridge or anything. It blew me away and raised my expectations to much higher levels. I had actually come in being willing to overlook small details, but for a fan-series this is produced quite professionally - but everyone works for free, the collected money all goes into the production.

I'm also thinking about getting one of those coins Vic Mignogna designed for each episode. They were given to cast and crew as a thank you and seem to be very popular, the first set sold out very quickly.

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I'd love to wear their t-shirt for my picture with Vic at Fedcon in May but sadly they will be only sent in August.

So, even if you looked at the Indiegogo page before, make sure to check back regularly as they keep adding new things. We finally made it over the 100,000 dollars mark but are still far away from the goal. If anyone deserves it, they are. I am usually very reluctant parting with my money, but I'll happily give if it means I'll get more episodes (you can watch them for free though, funding is not required for that. Just follow the link I posted above)

Even my action figures want to help with collecting money
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A few weeks ago I posted a picture story with the Star Trek figures wanting to collect money for more "Star Trek Continues" episodes
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A few weeks ago I posted a picture story with the Star Trek figures wanting to collect money for more "Star Trek Continues" episodes here

I had Scotty repairing space-ships, and McCoy becoming a bartender, and Sulu giving lessons in sword-fighting... and Uhura baking cookies. The inspiration for that came from a recent discussion about girl scouts selling cookies, and it was just the first that came into mind. I did it despite knowing I may get (rightfully so) flak for it for it being women stereotypical but I thought I could get away with it as it fitted the zeitgeist of the original series in the Sixties.

Turned out, other people had better ideas. Zetablarian on Tumblr suggested translation work, which I thought was very good, and WeirdLittleStories on AO3 had the idea with Uhura singing. So I re-did her picture and here she is:

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Flail post

Mar. 21st, 2016 11:37 pm
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I feel it is time for another flail post. So much going on this year that a fan can look forward to. Where to begin?

Star Trek:

- I have preordered and paid the new 1:6 scale QMX Kirk and Spock. Now I just need to wait for them to arrive in July. The story behind those is wonderful. In 50 years of Star Trek no company ever made 1:6 scale high end collectors figures. The ones that were out there were rather toys, and the faces and clothes just did not look good. So a fan took it up himself during the past years, making the best figures ever, and now they are officially sold by Quantum Mechanix and he's got a new job with them. Sometimes dreams come true!

- Equally I look forward to the Mezco figures. Those are 1:12 scale, but with real clothes and also lots of accessories, in Spock’s case even a head for changing. I am super excited for these, as that picture shows a bridge setting so I hope to get a full bridge one day. They already teased pictures of working on the Captain's chair. Already up for order are Spock, Kirk and Sulu. I hope good ol’ Bones will be next!

- If you had told me one year ago that I would be looking forward to the new Star Trek movie at the end of the year, I would’ve called you crazy ;) Funny how an attitude can change. I hope I can find a cinema with English language. When the trailer leaked at first it was only the German version and it just isn’t the same without Karl Urban’s original voice.

- I’m also looking quite forward to Fedcon, where hopefully William Shatner will be, if they don’t really un-invite him again. But I am also looking forward to Vic Mignogna, the Captain Kirk of Star Trek Continues. The sixth episode will have its pre-premiere at Fedcon, before it will be officially released at the end of May. To see it on the big screen and with a room full of people instead alone at the computer will surely be awesome. I won’t miss that!

Doctor Who:

- In May my Big Chief Studios tenth Doctor’s TARDIS will arrive. The eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS is shipping to fans right now, and their enjoyment is palpable. That thing is huge! 11 kilogram they say. I kinda regret having changed the shipping address to my work place (it was necessary as Fedex did not give it to a neighbor)

- The Ninth Doctor figure supposed to ship in October.

- Still waiting for the Jack Harkness figure going up for pre-order. I guess it will take till the end of the year, they’ll do Rose and the War Doctor first. Just as well, my purse can use a break.

John Barrowman:

- The official DC Malcolm Merlyn Comic that John and his sister Carole have written, is coming out every two weeks digitally and in July as a book

- John will also be in an episode of Reign, where he is another bad guy and uses his Scottish accent. I think that is a first in a TV role? I’m super excited for that one. Somewhere in Summer I guess. For some odd reason episode 17 isn’t listed on IMDB.

- They are also still working on The 49th key and bringing Hollow Earth to the screen but these things take time to develop I guess. It’s hard to be patient though.

Matt Bomer:

- Matt was at the Paley festival the past weekend and it was announced that he will be back in a role for the sixth season of American Horror Story. Much to my own surprise I did enjoy the fifth season very much, even though I am usually not into horror. Matt missed going to a Justin Bieber concert the same weekend – maybe he just took the role so he didn’t have to LOL

- Walking Out has filmed in December, if you haven’t read the short story, you can read it here
It is a movie for film students, I hope we’ll get to see it in a way!

- He’s hopefully also still working on Monty, the movie about Montgomery Clift. I can’t wait to see that one. It’s time that our Matt gets a main role!

- There will be also soon The Nice Guys and The Magnificent Seven coming out, but it sounds as if his role in these will be rather small. I bet he’s dying again. He seems to do that a lot…

Did I forget anything? What are you flailing about this year? Tell me!

Flail post

Mar. 21st, 2016 11:35 pm
dieastra: Strauss (Strauss)
I feel it is time for another flail post. So much going on this year that a fan can look forward to. Where to begin?

Star Trek:

- I have preordered and paid the new 1:6 scale QMX Kirk and Spock. Now I just need to wait for them to arrive in July. The story behind those is wonderful. In 50 years of Star Trek no company ever made 1:6 scale high end collectors figures. The ones that were out there were rather toys, and the faces and clothes just did not look good. So a fan took it up himself during the past years, making the best figures ever, and now they are officially sold by Quantum Mechanix and he's got a new job with them. Sometimes dreams come true!

- Equally I look forward to the Mezco figures. Those are 1:12 scale, but with real clothes and also lots of accessories, in Spock’s case even a head for changing. I am super excited for these, as that picture shows a bridge setting so I hope to get a full bridge one day. They already teased pictures of working on the Captain's chair. Already up for order are Spock, Kirk and Sulu. I hope good ol’ Bones will be next!

- If you had told me one year ago that I would be looking forward to the new Star Trek movie at the end of the year, I would’ve called you crazy ;) Funny how an attitude can change. I hope I can find a cinema with English language. When the trailer leaked at first it was only the German version and it just isn’t the same without Karl Urban’s original voice.

- I’m also looking quite forward to Fedcon, where hopefully William Shatner will be, if they don’t really un-invite him again. But I am also looking forward to Vic Mignogna, the Captain Kirk of Star Trek Continues. The sixth episode will have its pre-premiere at Fedcon, before it will be officially released at the end of May. To see it on the big screen and with a room full of people instead alone at the computer will surely be awesome. I won’t miss that!

Doctor Who:

- In May my Big Chief Studios tenth Doctor’s TARDIS will arrive. The eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS is shipping to fans right now, and their enjoyment is palpable. That thing is huge! 11 kilogram they say. I kinda regret having changed the shipping address to my work place (it was necessary as Fedex did not give it to a neighbor)

- The Ninth Doctor figure supposed to ship in October.

- Still waiting for the Jack Harkness figure going up for pre-order. I guess it will take till the end of the year, they’ll do Rose and the War Doctor first. Just as well, my purse can use a break.

John Barrowman:

- The official DC Malcolm Merlyn Comic that John and his sister Carole have written, is coming out every two weeks digitally and in July as a book

- John will also be in an episode of Reign, where he is another bad guy and uses his Scottish accent. I think that is a first in a TV role? I’m super excited for that one. Somewhere in Summer I guess. For some odd reason episode 17 isn’t listed on IMDB.

- They are also still working on The 49th key and bringing Hollow Earth to the screen but these things take time to develop I guess. It’s hard to be patient though.

Matt Bomer:

- Walking Out has filmed in December, if you haven’t read the short story, you can read it here
It is a movie for film students, I hope we’ll get to see it in a way!

- He’s hopefully also still working on Monty, the movie about Montgomery Clift. I can’t wait to see that one. It’s time that our Matt gets a main role!

- There will be also soon The Nice Guys and The Magnificent Seven coming out, but it sounds as if his role in these will be rather small. I bet he’s dying again. He seems to do that a lot…

Did I forget anything? What are you flailing about this year? Tell me!
dieastra: Strauss (Strauss)
I am a huge fan of "Star Trek Continues" who continues making new episodes with our beloved TOS characters. They have an Indiegogo campaign at the moment for funding new episodes, which you can find here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/star-trek-continues#/

And if you don't know STC, watch the episodes here - believe me, they are simply awesome: http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes.html

To help getting the word out for more money, I made this yesterday evening. More detailed pictures under the cut.

More detailed pictures under the cut )

And this is the shortened Twitter version:

 photo STC.jpg
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I am a huge fan of "Star Trek Continues" who continues making new episodes with our beloved TOS characters. They have an Indiegogo campaign at the moment for funding new episodes, which you can find here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/star-trek-continues#/

And if you don't know STC, watch the episodes here - believe me, they are simply awesome: http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes.html

To help getting the word out for more money, I made this yesterday evening. More detailed pictures under the cut.

More detailed pictures under the cut )

And this is the shortened Twitter version:

 photo STC.jpg
dieastra: Strauss (Strauss)
[livejournal.com profile] x_erikah_x have you seen this?

Priceless! Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn in a swimming race - was there really any doubt as to who would win? Not for me.

I love the esthetics of this video, the serious training sequences in the beginning, the funny bits in between and the animé ([livejournal.com profile] analineblue would you happen to know which show exactly?) intercuts when the race finally starts. Simple perfection. And congratulations to the winner! Not bad for a man of 53, not bad at all (that's a Bra'tac quote)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svU_vWC-MCw



I love especially this screenshot. Very artistic: More screenshots behind the cut )

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[personal profile] x_erikah_x have you seen this?

Priceless! Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn in a swimming race - was there really any doubt as to who would win? Not for me.

I love the esthetics of this video, the serious training sequences in the beginning, the funny bits in between and the animé ([personal profile] analineblue would you happen to know which show exactly?) intercuts when the race finally starts. Simple perfection. And congratulations to the winner! Not bad for a man of 53, not bad at all (that's a Bra'tac quote)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svU_vWC-MCw



I love especially this screenshot. Very artistic: More screenshots behind the cut )

 photo Swim02 600 x 334.jpg

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