A Rock and a Hard Place

Yesterday, quite by accident, I discovered by that Star Trek: Phase II has released Part 1 of their new episode, Blood and Fire.

That got me to wondering how things were going with Starship Farragut and their “Crew Logs” releases. Back in November, I attempted to attend their premier at the University of Maryland’s Hoff Theater, but ended up missing the event due to some bad directions from Google. (I’ve since heard from Mark Hildebrand that parking was pretty horrible that day due to a Maryland home game, so perhaps that worked out in my favor.)

Visiting the Farragut web site, I learned that the first “Crew Logs” episode, A Rock and a Hard Place, was released to the web on December 10. (The episode is available from the Crew Logs download page instead of the general episodes page.)

I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but if it’s anything like their previous efforts, then I expect it to be thoroughly entertaining.

Blood and Fire, Part 1

In July of last year, I had the opportunity to see a preview of Blood and Fire, from Star Trek: Phase II (formerly Star Trek: New Voyages) before the visual effects and audio track were completed.

A finished version of Part 1 is now available from the Star Trek: Phase II web site. It was released to the web on December 20, just two days after Majel Barrett Roddenberry passed away and includes a brief memorial before the opening credits.

I’ve only watched a few minutes worth so far (enough to discover a member of the medical crew is named Fontana — a reference to writer DC Fontana?), but it looks good. I’m looking forward to watching the rest of it.

Happy Birthday HAL!

“I became operational at the H—A—L plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January, 1992. My first instructor was Mr. Langley. He taught me to sing a song … ‘Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do. I’m half-crazy all for the love of you.'”