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Physical Health Struggles and Ways to Combat Them

As the Chief Medical Officer on the ship, I wanted to talk more about health and fitness. This is going to start off about me and my struggles with my own health and fitness. Then it will lead into some information I have learned along the way. I have hopes that this story will help others who are struggling with …

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How Much Is Too Much?

Not that there’s anything wrong with keeping up with special effects and using them to improve a show, but sometimes it doesn’t add any more value, in my opinion. When I was watching Mandolorian, I knew at a moment’s glance at the ships, cockpits, and attire exactly what I was watching. Star Wars. The sets and costumes and effects have …

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The Fermi Paradox – Where is everyone?

There are about 400 billion stars in the Milky Way and 20 billion sun-like stars, and a fifth of those probably have earth-sized planets in the habitable zone. If only 0.1% of those were capable of sustaining life, there would be one million planets with life in our galaxy. That leaves the possibility for hundreds, if not thousands of developed …

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Autism in Star Trek

Before I start, I have a disclaimer. I, Kat Sawyer, have no formal training on this subject. I am a stepmother of a 19-year-old who is on the spectrum, and during my research over her diagnosis, I have discovered several examples of on-the-spectrum traits in Star Trek characters. This is my analysis of these traits in these characters. I’m going …

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First Contact, What Does It Mean to You?

When most Star Trek fans hear the words first contact, it brings to mind Vulcans landing in Montana, Zefram Cochrane’s shaking hands with the first alien species we ever met. This happened, as most of you know, on April 5th, 2063, after a Vulcan research team, passing through our system, detected the warp signature of Zefram Cochrane’s first warp flight. …

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Star Trek: Did You Know?

When I volunteered to write this, I was excited (and possibly insane). I felt I could bring my own special brand of smart-assery straight to all of you, no filter. Immediately I started thinking of how many people I could awkwardly offend in one single blog post. It was going to be my Tiburon version of a Comedy Central Roast. …

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Collections!

The realm of sci-fi and fantasy is virtually infinite. There is an interest for every person out there. People feel a closeness to things they can personally relate to. The bond to their interest increases when they have something tangible. Like a model, action figures, posters, or pictures. Personally I enjoy having a little of everything, and intend on gaining …

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From the recipe book of Lt. Edward Larkin

WALNUT BAKED TRIBBLES RECIPE Walnut Baked Tribbles. Tribble topped with a crumb topping – walnuts, parmesan, and spices –drizzled with coconut oil, lemon, and white wine sauce. Easy. Nutritious. Delicious. Ready in under 30 minutes!   When I was developing this walnut baked Tribble recipe in my head, I thought they were going to be good. These turned out even …

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You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves.

“Fear plays an interesting role in our lives. How dare we let it motivate us? How dare we let it into our decision-making, into our livelihoods, into our relationships? It’s funny, isn’t it, we take a day a year to dress up in costume and celebrate fear” – Robert California, The Office I have a love/hate relationship with fear. It’s …

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What is Star Trek Fandom?

The Star Trek television and movie franchise has been around for over fifty years, and organized Star Trek fandom has been around for over forty years. Compare that to Star Wars organized fandom, the 501st Legion, which has been around for only twenty-two years. That is an impressive length of time for any sort of organized group for a television …