StarTrek Beyond Trailer. All you kiddies who are going to the Star Wars movie this Christmas can have your fun. The real deal is coming this summer, when Star Trek Beyond hits the big screen in July. If you want real sci fi, wait six months. Click the link for a trailer to whet your appetite.
Star Trek will return to TV in January 2017 | Ars Technica. I do not apologize for the admission that I love StarTrek and hate Star Wars. It is like comparing Shakespeare to a Romance Novel. StarTrek informed my youth and adolescence, and I loved its message. I also loved the science and science fiction, much of which has corollaries in the present. It is fitting that it is not returning to network TV; but, instead will be streamed over the Internet. You can bet that I will be watching. How about you?
I have no problem admitting that I have a man crush on the greatest actor of our generation, Kenneth Branagh. When I am feeling down about my health or life challenges, just watching this clip from Henry V again, gets the juices flowing. Need inspiration today to face your battles? Spend 5 minutes and watch one of the best scenes in English literature. "We few, we happy few...we band of brothers".
Watching Netflix in the Gear VR is great, but it's not social | The Verge. The introduction of a $99 VR headset this Christmas will certainly increase the number of VR users; but, will it increase or decrease social interaction? The VR makers are creating VR experiences that use Avatars to represent fellow VR users in the same room. In fact, this use augurs well for a future in which courtroom proceedings could go forward with VR using participants; but, for now, VR is largely a focusing technology, and watching Netflix using the new app will actually divorce the user from the real world around her, and allow unencumbered attention to be placed on the screen. Imagine sitting in a room all alone watching a big screen on the wall. While VR's social potential is problematic given the current state of the technology, it is a safe bet that current isolating apps will give way to group watching and playing experiences in the future.
I have been thinking about this Galaxy Quest quote lately, as I fight back against the ravages of time. I repeat it here; primarily because I need to hear it right now. If you need it too, enjoy: Never Give Up. Never Surrender. Cult Classic, Galaxy Quest, is full of message and fun. The classic line provides a great inspiration for all of those times in our lives when we need to push on. You really only fail if you quit.
New on Roku: Google Play | The Official Roku Blog. It can be a pain to use Chromecast with the smartphone serving as a glorified remote control. Now, however, the humble Roku box plugged in to your TV can access your Google Play Movies and TV. Just click and subscribe. No separate streaming necessary. You need a recent Roku box; but, once hooked up, you can watch your stuff on the big screen.
Micahael Wade posted this the other day; and, since I have been thinking about death lately, I wanted to share it. Prufrock wondered whether he should "dare to eat a peach". When death is imminent, we wonder about opportunities lost. I don't bring this stuff up to be maudlin. Live each day. Grab opportunities. Be fearless in taking calculated risks. Don't have regrets on your deathbed. Thoreau wrote: "Most men live lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with their song still in them". Make today the day you sing your song.