The X-Files & Me In Space

This is gonna sound weird to you but I have told you before that I always think about futuristic scifi scenarios and that I and most people I know are alive in that world which is set like a few 1000 years into the future. Think Star Trek with more advanced technology including a force field or personal shield that makes you invincible against any weapon, any natural or unnatural elements like diseases, viruses, harmful rays or anything. Basically invincible as long as we don’t fly into a sun!

So, in this same universe I am part of the X-Files team. Yes that X-Files! However in this dream and in this supreme futuristic universe, the team consists of Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, John Doggett & Reyez. Or rather, they are investigators who are part of the Human Federation and are sent on missions to alien planets and settlements in other parts of the galaxy to investigate murders & other crimes. And in this dream they are actually brought together to form a unit, even though they know of each other and have worked briefly together in the past, by Asst. Deputy Director Walter Skinner under orders to get an elite investigating team together under his jurisdiction as the demand for impartial investigators who are alien and have the advanced technology and skills that our team does.

So the setting is on this station in deep space, let’s just call it Deep Space 50 even though I do not remember a mention in my dream. Skinner has summoned all 4 seasoned agents – Agents Mulder, Doggett, Reyes and Agent/Dr. Dana Scully to for a team that will report to him and travel via a small starship and then report back to Deep Space 50 in between cases. So the meeting starts and ofcourse there is the problem with who will lead the team – Skinner decides that there will be no team leader but each agent is given priorities & roles to do during the missions like medical examinations by Scully! Then Skinner says he is adding on a new member to the team who will pilot the spacecraft and also is in charge of weapons and the militaristic android/robots who will be added to the team.

In comes … ofcourse. I am the pilot and investigator, and also from the more militaristic Starfleet section of the Federation, who specializes in weapons and using commands to a more advanced lead robot, I also command the android/robots who are there for helping us and added protection. I am introduced to the team and I professes my admiration for their body of work. We are dismissed and go to a conference room, where I introduce them to the lead roboto and my dog, Shawny, who is also traveling with us. After they all pet the dog I show them 3d images of the starship we will be traveling in for these missions and brief them about the various areas.

There are quarters for each of us, plus in case of emergencies rooms for an additional 6 more people. The rest of the ship consists of a meeting room/dinning room, a big lounge, a couple of labs, work out areas and ofcourse the small engineering section which my lead robot & I can manage. On the second deck is the weapons lockers and a couple of air/water/land vehicles we can use to travel on the planets we visit as well. Everything set, our first mission is to investigate a series of murders on a planet that has 5 alien races who are mining the rich minerals and materials on that planet. They have lived with relatively no problems – just minor skirmishes between the races – but this series of murders is from all 5 races and they are on the verge of an all out battle.

So the next morning we leave headed for the planet and that is just the beginning of our missions. In between we head back to the space station and report to Skinner and the hierarchy. We become really good friends and have fun during the downtime of the missions and even while on the missions. Also Reyes and I develop a romantic relationship, which we keep secret from the rest (though Dana seems to know about it) and have a lot of fun while we are alone.

Prompt from SEPTEMBER BLOG AND JOURNAL PROMPTS From Living A Sunshine Life

Jiu Jitsui (2020)

Jiu Jitsu is a 2020 American science fiction martial arts film directed and co-written by Dimitri Logothetis and starring Alain Moussi, Frank Grillo, JuJu Chan, Tony Jaa and Nicolas Cage. The film is based on the 2017 comic book of the same name by Logothetis and Jim McGrath. The film was a box office bomb, grossing less than $100k against a budget of over $25m, and was critically panned. Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious race of alien invaders in a battle for Earth. For thousands of years the invaders have lost to Earth’s defenders, up until now. Earth’s future is in jeopardy.

DVD Collection Update : Agents Of SHIELD Seasons 1 & 3

I got the huge haul I was waiting for. Placed several orders on Amazon UK & eBay for some dvds and sets that I got for really good prices. I went to the post office and got 10 packages. In some cases, the rates were really low so I pounced. This is the first of the series that I shot with 2 seasons of one my fav shows that just ended its run after 7 seasons.

Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs¬†is a 2020 American¬†science fiction¬†romantic comedy¬†film directed by Max Barbakow with a screenplay by Andy Siara from a story by Siara and Barbakow. It stars¬†Andy Samberg,¬†Cristin Milioti,¬†Peter Gallagher, and¬†J. K. Simmons, and follows two strangers who meet at a¬†Palm Springs¬†wedding only to get stuck in a¬†time loop. The film had its world premiere at the¬†Sundance Film Festival¬†on January 26, 2020, and was released in select theaters by¬†Neon¬†and digitally on¬†Hulu¬†on July 10, 2020. It was praised for the performances and use of the concept. The film received two nominations at the¬†78th Golden Globe Awards, including¬†Best Motion Picture ‚Äď Musical or Comedy¬†and¬†Best Actor ‚Äď Motion Picture Musical or Comedy¬†for Samberg.

RIP Joanne Linville

Joanne Linville, who made a memorable Star Trek appearance as a¬†Romulan¬†commander in the original TV series,¬†died Sunday in Los Angeles.¬†She was 93. In a statement to USA TODAY, her family said Linville “lived a full life.” “One whose spirit, passion for art and life was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing her,” the statement continued. “A loving mother and proud grandmother.”

The actress,¬†born Beverly Joanne Linville on Jan. 15, 1928, in Bakersfield, California,¬†stood out in an acclaimed 1961 episode of¬†“The Twilight Zone.” She played a Southern belle in¬†the final days of the Civil War who learns the cost¬†of war and hatred in one of the classic series’ famous twists. Linville’s motion-picture credits include¬†The Goddess¬†(1958),¬†Scorpio¬†(1973),¬†Gable and Lombard¬†(1976),¬†A Star Is Born¬†(1976),¬†The Seduction¬†(1982), and¬†James Dean (2001). In 1968, she guest-starred as a¬†Romulan¬†commander in¬†Star Trek episode “The Enterprise Incident”. Her other television appearances include¬†Decoy,¬†Alfred Hitchcock Presents,¬†Have Gun Will Travel,¬†Coronado 9,¬†Checkmate,¬† Gunsmoke (three episodes), Bonanza¬†(“The Bridegroom”),¬†The Fugitive, Hawaii Five-O (three episodes,¬†Charlie’s Angels,¬†CHIPS,¬†Mrs. Columbo,¬†Dynasty,¬†and¬†L.A. Law.

 She and actress Irene Gilbert co-founded the Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles in 1985.Linville was married to actor/director Mark Rydell from 1962 until their divorce in 1973. Linville played gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in the television movie James Dean (2001), and Rydell directed the film and also played Jack L. Warner. Linville had two children with Rydell: Amy and Christopher, both actors.

Ranking Superman Movies

I guess it’s fair to say that when the word “superhero” is said or thought of, the first name that comes to mind is Superman. I grew up reading first about Superman before any of the other comic book superhero. I watched him on cartoons. I watched the 4 Christopher Reeve’s movies before I turned 12. He is the main name that comes up when I discuss superheroes to people who aren’t into the comics or the movies. They know who he is, what he can do and what he looks like (well atleast the outfit).

Now for the movies, here is how I rate them in order:

  • Superman¬†(1978)
  • Superman¬†II (1980)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Justice League (2017) / Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Superman¬†III (1983)
  • Superman¬†Returns (2006)
  • Superman¬†IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)

Pitch Black

Pitch Black (titled The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black on its DVD re-release) is a 2000 American science fiction action horror film that is part of a trilogy co-written and directed by David Twohy. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith David. Dangerous criminal Richard B. Riddick (Diesel) is being transported to prison in a spacecraft. When the spaceship is damaged by comet debris and makes an emergency crash landing on an empty desert planet, Riddick escapes. However, when predatory alien creatures begin attacking the survivors, Riddick joins forces with the surviving crew and other passengers to develop a plan to escape the planet.