Camille reads...

I read books and surf the internet

Posts tagged Star Trek

1 note

Star Trek, Google, and the Dream of Universal Translation

Excerpt:

There’s a terrible risk inherent in writing science fiction: sometime in the distant future, some nitpicking soul will remember to check up on which of your outlandish predictions come true, and which turn out to be wildly, laughably off the mark. In the case of Star Trek (of which—dare I admit?—I’ve always been an ardent fan) it seems that some of the inventions that once struck us as downright fanciful have since become familiar, everyday objects. Phasers look a bit like tasers. Communicators are merely cell phones that somehow get reception in outer space. And, though I thought I’d never live to see it, many of us have in fact traded in cloth and paper books for small, sleek, rectangular e-reading devices.

Filed under Star Trek Google science fiction

2 notes

I’m currently reading Masks by John Vornholt a Star Trek The Next Generation novel.
Now, is it just me or does every Ambassador who is assigned to the Enterprise for a period of time up to no good? Or why does it feel like at least 80% of the ambassadors we encounter in The Next Generation are jerks.
Seriously, Starfleet does a poor job of screening the applicants that go into the diplomatic branch.

I’m currently reading Masks by John Vornholt a Star Trek The Next Generation novel.

Now, is it just me or does every Ambassador who is assigned to the Enterprise for a period of time up to no good? Or why does it feel like at least 80% of the ambassadors we encounter in The Next Generation are jerks.

Seriously, Starfleet does a poor job of screening the applicants that go into the diplomatic branch.

Filed under The Next Generation books star trek Starfleet

0 notes

Volcanologists and Vulcans

Surfing the internet and half listening to whatever was on the science channel I noticed they were discussing volcanologists. Immediately I thought, “a specialist in Vulcan, say what!?"…

Until reality seeped into my mind and I realized they were discussing volcano’s… not Vulcans.

Yeah, it’s sad that my mind went to Star Trek instead of, well, real life.

You might not know me, but hello, my name is Camille and I’m a geek.

Filed under Volcanologists Vulcans Science Star Trek