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Star Trek Into Darkness Review

18 May 2013

220px-StarTrekIntoDarkness_FinalUSPoster

Rating: ★★★★★

When I go into a movie and sit down and get blown away from the opening scene till the end of the movie and leave with only being disappointed because it ended then I know I have seen something that will be a block buster and go down in the books as one of the greatest films ever. Star Trek Into Darkness was one of these films and without any exaggerations I would dare to say the best in franchise history. Not only was it great it was clever on how they played on the alternate universe both separating this version of Star Trek as distinctly different and at the same time being honest and truthful to the spirit of the original . Honestly I cannot find flaw in this one. Even with the recreation of Khans character which I usually cant stand. But JJ Abrahams and the writers have to be commended on their interpretation. The movie itself was a work of art visually and full of action that would excite even the non-trekies. The story arc was clever and full of poignant moments that brought a soul to the film. Especially the play on Kirks and Spocks characters. All in all this fill got five stars and if I could would give it more. It is so far the must see movie of the year. Other films would be hard press to out do this one.

Plot from Wikipedia . Be warn severe spoiler in this one.

Plot

The USS Enterprise is sent to the planet Nibiru to observe a primitive civilization. Captain James T. Kirk violates the Prime Directive when Spock's life is jeopardized, exposing the Enterprise to the planet's civilization during the rescue. Called back to Earth, Kirk is demoted to first officer and Admiral Christopher Pike re-assumes command of the Enterprise. The two attend an emergency meeting at Starfleet Command to discuss the bombing of a secret Section 31 installation in London, perpetrated by former Starfleet agent John Harrison. The meeting is attacked by a small gunship piloted by Harrison, who kills Pike. Kirk neutralizes the gunship, but Harrison flees. With Pike dead, Kirk is reinstated as the Enterprise's captain. Discovering that Harrison has fled to the Klingon homeworld of Kronos, Kirk receives special permission from Admiral Alexander Marcus to hunt down Harrison. The Enterprise is supplied with 72 long-range prototype photon torpedoes, and is ordered to fire them at Harrison's location once he is found, however Scotty, Spock, Bones and Uhura convince Kirk to capture rather than kill Harrison.
Arriving at Kronos, an away team comprised of Kirk, Spock, and Uhura land to find Harrison, but are surrounded by Klingons. Harrison wipes out the Klingons and confronts the away team, but surrenders after learning the precise number of photon torpedoes (Sulu claims to have) aimed at him. Returning to the Enterprise, Harrison reveals his true identity as Khan, a genetically engineered superhuman who was awakened from his 300-year cryosleep by Admiral Marcus to develop advanced weapons for war against the Klingon Empire. The torpedoes are found to contain cryogenic pods with his colleagues inside, held hostage by Marcus.
The Enterprise is soon intercepted by an unmarked Federation drednought, the USS Vengeance, designed by Khan and commanded by Admiral Marcus. Marcus demands Kirk hand over Khan, but Kirk refuses. The Enterprise warps to Earth to have Khan stand trial, but is attacked by the Vengeance mid-warp, exiting 237,000 km from Earth. With the Enterprise severely damaged, Kirk offers to hand over Khan and the 72 pods in exchange for the lives of his crew, but Marcus refuses and orders the Enterprise's destruction. The Vengeance suddenly suffers a power outage caused by Montgomery Scott, who had infiltrated the ship after following coordinates given by Khan to Kirk. Kirk allies himself with Khan and boards the Vengeance, where they take the bridge. Khan betrays Kirk and takes control of the Vengeance, killing Marcus.
Khan negotiates with Spock, beaming Kirk and his boarding party back to the Enterprise in exchange for the 72 torpedoes, planning to destroy the Enterprise. Spock instead beams armed torpedoes to the Vengeance, keeping the cryo-pods on the Enterprise, having learned from Spock Prime of his experience with Khan in his parallel time-frame beforehand and becomes aware that Khan is 'mad' and cannot be trusted. The torpedoes incapacitate the Vengeance, and both damaged ships start descending towards Earth. Kirk re-aligns the Enterprise's warp core, enabling the crew to regain control of the ship, but contracts fatal radiation poisoning in the process. The Vengeance crashes in downtown San Francisco, where Spock pursues Khan on foot. Leonard McCoy experiments on a Tribble discovering that Khan's blood may save Kirk, while Uhura aids an enraged Spock in subduing Khan.
In the aftermath, Kirk is revived and returns to duty as captain of the Enterprise. Khan is sealed into his cryogenic pod and stored away with his colleagues. As the film ends, a restored Enterprise is re-christened and departs for a five-year mission of exploration.

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5K Buffet Nashville and Beyond

07 Oct 2012

 

Once again here in Nashville the 5K Buffet will take place on October 27th at Percy Warner Park Steeplechase Grounds (Intersection of Old Hickory Blvd and Vaughn Rd). If you have no idea where that is here is a link to Google map of the location. A different location from last years scenic pounce along the River in downtown Nashville. But like the previous years this human mobile buffet is for a good cause and will begin with the first wave starting at 11:30 . Anyone could enter this from novice to advance. On the entree page you could select from 5 or 6 levels so don't fret if your out of shape or someone like me who after a half mile weezes like a asthmatic that climbed the Empire State buildings stairs and walked into the old smoking car of the LIRR  .  The levels range from

I will most likely either walking or leaving in an ambulance

to

I have taken to racing animals because humans provide no challenge to me

Nashville however is not alone. It looks like the infection has festered in other states as well. And the same rules applies to them as in the Nashville or should I start saying Noshville. No ? Well the states that also have it are

  1. Columbus Ohio October 13th at Arch Park (intersection of Nationwide Blvd and West St) Registration Page
  2. Phoenix Arizona October 20th at Reach 11 Sports Complex (2425 EAST DEER VALLEY ROAD) Registration Page
  3. Jacksonville Florida October 20th at the Jacksonville Landing in downtown Jacksonville. Registration Page

All runs look like they have the same start time (11:30 for the first wave) except for Jacksonville who has a different start time and instead of one event they are getting two events . The Zombie Buffet 5k and the Kid's Fitness Zombie Chase have partnered up in Jacksonville allowing people of all ages to get involved in the zombie mayhem . So the first wave of Kids Zombie Chase starts 11 and the First wave of the 5K Buffet starts at 1.

Good luck to all the runners . Who knows maybe this year I will be one of them if not I am training for next year.

Here is a basic overview of how this marathon works from the 5K Buffet home page.

  • Choose to be a Runner or one of the Undead in this mad dash for survival that puts you right in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Choose to be one of the Infected and chase down terrified runners and "infect" them by taking their health flags.
  • Choose to be a Runner and simply try to cross the finish line with one health flag still intact. Be careful though because if you lose both flags you become one of the Infected!

This is just a sampling of what you can expect in the ZOMBIE BUFFET 5k. Learn more about how it all works...

5k locations
Fees

Video I took of last years event

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Nashville Comic Book Show October 6th 2012

06 Oct 2012

Comic festival

Here is a short video I made of the Comic Show 2012 at the TN State Fair Grounds. There was an abundance of vendors and stars. Mainly from the Night of the Living Dead , Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters, and members of the Walking Dead. Sadly some of my photos were of really bad quality and I had to exclude them from this vid. But it does give an idea of the venue .

NASHVILLE COMIC AND HORROR FESTIVAL HOME PAGE

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Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Trailer

04 Oct 2012

Scilent Hill 3D

Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father, Christopher Da Silva (Sean Bean), have been evading for years forces of a nature that she does not fully recognize. On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, plagued by nightmares and Christopher's disappearance, she discovers that her presumed identity is false and her life's origins too. This revelation leads her to an alternate dimension in Silent Hill,[5] with the latter also entered by a man named Vincent (Kit Harington), and Rose Da Silva (Radha Mitchell) A cult led by Claudia Wolf (Carrie-Anne Moss) and the insane Leonard Wolf (Malcolm McDowell) holds power over the town. Dahlia Gillespie (Deborah Kara Unger) from the first Silent Hill film will also appear.

Adelaide Clemens as Heather Mason
Sean Bean as Christopher Da Silva / Harry Mason
Kit Harington as Vincent
Carrie-Anne Moss as Claudia Wolf
Malcolm McDowell as Leonard Wolf
Radha Mitchell as Rose Da Silva
Deborah Kara Unger as Dahlia Gillespie
Martin Donovan as Douglas Cartland

Official Site Silent Hill 3D
Wikipedia summery of Silent Hill 3D

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SYFY’s 31 Days of Halloween Movie Schedule

29 Sep 2012

Tis the time again when the broadcast and cable channels start to role out the scarey stuff for Halloween and of course this has become a time honored event for the SYFY channel. Well with a little copy paste and moocho editing here is the entire schedule of SYFY's 31 Days Of Halloween movies. Also we must not forgot the specials that will also air. And the Ghost Hunters live special on Halloween night which they have been having every year they have been on.

Oct 1
01:00 AM
Fertile Ground
Oct 2

01:00 AM

Prophecy, The
Oct 2

03:00 AM

Prophecy: The Uprising
Oct 4

08:30 AM

Serenity
Oct 4

11:00 AM

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
Oct 4

01:30 PM

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Oct 4

04:00 PM

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Oct 4

06:30 PM

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Oct 4

09:00 PM

Star Trek VIII: First Contact
Oct 4

11:30 PM

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Oct 4

02:00 AM

Star Trek VIII: First Contact
Oct 5

10:00 AM

Swarmed
Oct 5

12:00 PM

Infestation
Oct 5

04:00 PM

Camel Spiders
Oct 5

06:00 PM

Mimic 2
Oct 5

02:00 AM

Messengers, The
Oct 5

04:00 AM

Husk
Oct 6

09:00 AM

Open Graves
Oct 6

11:00 AM

Cursed, The
Oct 6

03:00 PM

One Missed Call
Oct 6

05:00 PM

Stigmata
Oct 6

07:00 PM

Queen Of The Damned
Oct 6

09:00 PM

Primal
Oct 6

03:00 AM

Growth
Oct 7

12:30 PM

Hills Have Eyes 2, The
Oct 7

02:30 PM

Queen Of The Damned
Oct 7

04:30 PM

Blade II
Oct 7

07:00 PM

Primal
Oct 7

09:00 PM

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Oct 7

11:00 PM

Leprechaun
Oct 7

01:00 AM

Leprechaun 2
Oct 8

08:00 AM

Sea Snakes
Oct 8

06:00 PM

Anaconda
Oct 8

11:00 PM

Anaconda
Oct 10

01:00 AM

Dunwich Horror, The
Oct 10

03:00 AM

Clive Barker's Book Of Blood
Oct 11

03:30 PM

My Bloody Valentine
Oct 11

05:30 PM

Hannibal
Oct 11

08:00 PM

Shutter Island
Oct 11

11:00 PM

Skeleton Key, The
Oct 11

01:00 AM

Wes Craven Presents: They
Oct 11

03:00 AM

They Wait
Oct 12

08:30 AM

Seamstress, The
Oct 12

10:30 AM

Timber Falls
Oct 12

12:30 PM

P2
Oct 12

02:30 PM

Hannibal
Oct 12

05:00 PM

Shutter Island
Oct 12

01:00 AM

Hills Have Eyes 2, The
Oct 12

03:00 AM

Toolbox Murders
Oct 13

09:00 AM

Haunting In Connecticut, The
Oct 13

11:00 AM

Amityville Horror, The (2005)
Oct 13

01:00 PM

Amityville Horror, The (1979)
Oct 13

11:00 PM

Amityville Horror, The (1979)
Oct 13

03:00 AM

100 Feet
Oct 14

09:30 AM

Messengers, The
Oct 14

01:30 PM

Village, The
Oct 14

04:00 PM

Devil's Advocate, The
Oct 14

07:00 PM

Jeepers Creepers 2
Oct 14

09:00 PM

Mist, The
Oct 15

09:30 AM

Village, The
Oct 15

12:00 PM

Devil's Advocate, The
Oct 15

03:00 PM

Blade II
Oct 15

05:30 PM

Mist, The
Oct 15

11:00 PM

Blade II
Oct 15

01:30 AM

Prowl
Oct 18

09:00 AM

Stir Of Echoes: The Homecoming
Oct 18

11:00 AM

Furnace
Oct 18

05:00 PM

Jeepers Creepers 2
Oct 18

07:00 PM

One Missed Call
Oct 18

09:00 PM

Thir13en Ghosts
Oct 18

01:00 AM

Seconds Apart
Oct 18

03:00 AM

Task, The
Oct 19

08:00 AM

Jack Brooks Monster Slayer
Oct 19

10:00 AM

Jeepers Creepers 2
Oct 19

12:00 PM

One Missed Call
Oct 19

02:00 PM

Thir13en Ghosts
Oct 19

04:00 PM

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
Oct 19

06:00 PM

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Oct 19

01:00 AM

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
Oct 19

03:00 AM

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Oct 20

09:00 AM

Dark Prince: The True Story Of Dracula
Oct 20

11:00 AM

Prowl
Oct 20

01:00 PM

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Oct 20

03:00 PM

30 Days Of Night: Dark Days
Oct 20

05:00 PM

Stake Land
Oct 20

07:00 PM

Daybreakers
Oct 20

09:00 PM

Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans
Oct 20

11:00 PM

Stake Land
Oct 20

01:00 AM

Wolvesbayne
Oct 20

03:00 AM

Skinwalkers
Oct 21

09:00 AM

War Wolves
Oct 21

01:00 PM

An American Werewolf In London
Oct 21

03:00 PM

Daybreakers
Oct 21

05:00 PM

Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans
Oct 21

07:00 PM

Queen Of The Damned
Oct 21

09:00 PM

Blade II
Oct 21

11:30 PM

Stigmata
Oct 21

01:30 AM

The Midnight Meat Train
Oct 22

01:00 AM

Drag Me To Hell
Oct 23

01:00 AM

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
Oct 23

03:00 AM

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Oct 25

11:00 AM

Pumpkin Karver, The
Oct 25

05:00 PM

Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Oct 25

07:00 PM

Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Oct 25

09:00 PM

Mist, The
Oct 25

11:30 PM

Saw III
Oct 25

02:00 AM

Saw IV
Oct 25

04:00 AM

Saw V
Oct 26

09:30 AM

Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Oct 26

11:30 AM

Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Oct 26

01:30 PM

Saw IV
Oct 26

03:30 PM

Saw V
Oct 26

05:30 PM

Mist, The
Oct 27

10:30 AM

Planet Terror
Oct 27

12:30 PM

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
Oct 27

02:30 PM

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Oct 27

04:30 PM

Dawn Of The Dead
Oct 27

11:00 PM

Dawn Of The Dead
Oct 27

03:00 AM

Pumpkin Karver, The
Oct 28

09:00 AM

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
Oct 28

11:00 AM

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Oct 28

01:00 PM

Thir13en Ghosts
Oct 28

03:00 PM

Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Oct 28

05:00 PM

Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Oct 28

07:00 PM

Halloween H2o
Oct 28

09:00 PM

Pulse
Oct 28

11:00 PM

Feardotcom
Oct 28

01:00 AM

Stigmata
Oct 29

09:30 AM

Amityville
Horror, The (2005)
Oct 29

11:30 AM

Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Oct 29

01:30 PM

Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Oct 29

03:30 PM

Halloween H2o
Oct 29

05:30 PM

Pulse
Oct 30

08:30 AM

Hannibal
Oct 30

01:00 AM

Halloween H2o
Oct 30

03:00 AM

Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers
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