Excited For Star Trek Discovery

With the trailer having been dropped onto the public for the first time this week (like Wednesday I think), I have joined millions of Star Trek fans in getting really excited for the new show – Star Trek Discovery. Yeah baby! Not since Star Trek Enterprise ended back in 2005 have we had a Trek show on tv. Well, it’s on CBS All Access and on Netflix but still you get it. The new CBS All Access original series, which takes place about 10 years before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission.

As an added bonus, Star Trek: Discovery has expanded its original series order from 13 to 15 episodes—which means even more sci-fi goodness in Season 1. CBS All Access has also announced that Star Trek: Discovery is getting its very own after-show. Currently announced cast and guest cast include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Mary Wiseman, Chris Obi, Mary Chieffo, James Frain, Rainn Wilson, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Damon Runyan, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell, and Sam Vartholomeos.

I will be watching – how I don’t know but if Netflix has the show here for us in India, I am signing up – and will get them on dvd or whatever format once they are released. And I plan to do a recap for every episode a day or two later on my blog and perhaps even on my Youtube channel. I am not sure about the later but I will do something on Youtube as well I guess. I cannot wait. Here’s the trailer.

Spooky Gift

I was looking to buy a gift (or a small set of gifts) for a friend of mine. She is leaving our company after 3 years (I’ve known her for 2 years and bit more). We used to work in the same section, were very close and had a falling out about 5-6 months after meeting each other and I guess we didn’t speak or be very friendly for a few months. We’ve built our friendship over the last few months and she confides in me a lot.

She recently got called for an interview at a large organization and the job pays her a lot more than what she is getting now but I think the clinching factor was that she would work only 9-6 shifts whereas here she can’t always get that. So she had told me about a month a half that she was going to resign as she got the job. I didn’t want her to leave but in my old age and wisdom setting upon me, I realize that this is better for her as she has a young son. As the days of her two month notice period come to a close, I’ve been looking for a farewell gift for her. I checked Amazon as they have a great selection from companies in India and I was looking for a couple of things that would be good for her at her new office.

I looked up a few things and saved them to my wishlist for later but while we were sitting at a coffee break one evening a couple of days ago, I casually ask her if she had bought anything online recently. She takes out her phone and opens the Amazon app and shows me a cool looking flask for keeping water – an exact same one that I had saved in my wishlist to buy for her! It look so stylish that I had immediately thought of her. And what’s more, she had looked at a diary which was incredibly similar in design to one that I had also thought of buying for her and saved it in my wishlist!