3 Day Weekend

I’m heading into a long weekend; 3 days of peace & quite I hope. The 3 days is because Monday & Tuesday we are keeping the office closed due to the end of Ramzan fasting month and the celebration of Eid.

I have a bunch of movies to watch including around 6 James Bond movies, Source Code & Priest. I am feeling tired and out of sorts and I will use these next 3 days to rest. I also want to sort out my dvd collection and also if possible my books. I also want to start writing this story that I have been discussing with fellow Trekkies on Facebook. I have the storyline outlined and fixed in my mind. What remains to be seen is can I put my mind into typing out a few pages a day on the actual story, processing the images in my mind into words. I lack discipline but I would really love to get this done.

Other than that I have nothing else planned. Maybe I can also watch some football on the telly. That’s it.

New Star Trek TV Series Being Pitched!

Great news or possible great news for Trekkies.

On Agust 23rd 2011, David Foster of 1947 Entertainment, who has been working since 2006 with co-originator Kevin Severson (who sadly died last September suddenly from a stroke) on a super secret Trek t.v. series pitch under the code name of S.E.T.I., submitted the idea for a new Star Trek tv series to CBS. The series concept is fully developed, subject to change of course, with a solid 5-7 year series plan, pilot script and a conceptualized finale that intends to define Star Trek for generations, extensive character bios, costume and ship/set designs, and more. This is a drastic departure from the typical 8-10 page treatment of the previously pitched Star Trek series ideas that have not included even a pilot script.

Apparently Foster has the support of past Trekkie producers, concept artists, visual designers and writers who are encouraging him to keep plugging away at his Trek series blueprint and finally it now seems after years of planning, he is ready to find the right executive producer (they have turned down some already) to take his pitch to CBS officially. The vision that the duo ave created is pre-2009 cannon and will be set in the Star Trek universe post the event of Voyager.

The series is set in the post-Voyager era, and is designed to return Star Trek to its original series roots in big and mighty ways, without disregarding the other series and movies. As Star Trek (2009) was an alternate timeline, it will not conflict with any canon there either. The co-creators are avid believers in Gene Roddenberry’s ‘positive view of the future’ and intend to bring Star Trek back to its origins while moving forward with the timeline, integrating the best aspects of each of the previous series.

We’ve heard recently about an awesome sounding but ultimately unrealised series titled Star Trek: Federations that Bryan Singer was trying to make a few years back before Paramount decided to go in the direction of a film franchise but for us that doesn’t mean a t.v. series can’t exist at the same time. In the 80?s and early 90?s, the original Star Trek crew made big screen movies whilst The Next Generation aired it’s seasons on the small screen and similarly when The Next Generation had their moment on the big screen…. Voyager, Deep Space Nine and Enterprise were on t.v.

I Come From The Land Of Lungi

LOL, this is the way to ease your tensions the first thing in the morning. Land Of Lungi, a parody song based on the hit 80s single Land Down Under by Men At Work, is a tongue in cheek praise of my home state of Kerala. This is awesomely true and extremely funny but you’d have to know about the state & the culture to fully appreciate it. Anyway, see how the foreigners are enjoying along with the local boys? If you come down here, that could be you!

Ambi – is short for Ambassador car, the former popular choice of vehicle in the state. Gelf – is the way most locals pronounce the Arabian Gulf, Khadi sanjee is a bag made of khadi, Mungee is monkey and lungi is a coloured dhoti! Enjoy!