Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Zombie Con in Greensboro this Saturday 3-29-08

Just a quick note about Zombie Con this Saturday 3-29-08.

Jericho's Series Finale- Too Close to Reality?

I really liked Jericho and was happy when it was renewed and was sad when it was cancelled again. It was very suspenseful and had great acting. Could it be that it hit too close to home? They had a mercenary group called Raven wood which mirrored activities that the real life Black water "security forces" were accused of. Look at the different real life responses to disasters such as 9-11 or Katrina. Do we really know how our government would handle multiple disasters at once? It was a show that made you think while you were enjoying the storyline.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Communication Log: Music- Star Trek- Bon Jovi Concert

This is a reverse trivia question. I am looking for the episode and I will give you the question. I do NOT know the answer and would love for you to share your expertise with me. Which Star Trek episodes featured Spock performing musically. I remember one where he was using a guitar-like instrument and there was a group of hippies. I remember another one where he was singing to Lt. Uhuru or Nurse Chapel? It was when some aliens had control of their minds and/or bodies. I also remembered a third episode but I'm real hazy on the details.

Would Spock have approved of the Bon Jovi Concert?
My sister and I had a great time at the Bon Jovi concert. We went to the coliseum early around 5:30 to try to buy tickets from scalpers. We were thinking that once the concert started the ticket prices would go down. We decided to check the box office to see what they had left. Apparently a corporation had reserved a row of seats and had just released them. We were able to sit very close to the stage (109 AA- we were three rows up in the first elevated row) and we were able to get the tickets for only 80.00 each. My sister started crying because she was so happy. It was her birthday and she couldn't think of a better gift than great seats at the concert. We had never sat that close during a concert. Bon Jovi was incredible. I don't know how the man gets his energy. He was bouncing all over the stage and the music was awesome. The opening act, Chris Daughtry, was very good too. We parked on Chapman street so we were able to get out quickly. I can't believe 22,000 people were at the concert. I didn't get home until after midnight and didn't get to bed until 1am. I am so tired today but I'm glad I went. Did anyone else go?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ship's Log: March Meeting 3-15-08

Bonaventure's March Meeting was held at Stellarcon in the lobby of the Radisson Hotel.

The Bonaventure fan table so steady traffic all day. Our new banner was above our table and we showed fan films, remastered Star Trek episodes

The group also ran an ad in the Stellarcon program inviting people to our 20th Anniversary Celebration Picnic at Gibson Park in Jamestown, NC (see link for map). Gibson Park is off Wendover, near Palladium Theatres. The entrance is beside the Deep River Pet Hospital. The picnic will be on June 14th at 2:00 pm.

Also in the ad was our new web site at

Attending the meeting was Phillip, Scott, Eric, Elaine, Chris, Dan, Jennifer, Wendell, Robert, Tony, Chuck and several Klingons from KAG

Phillip talked about the new banner, new logo, and new ship design (1st ship of the new Emissary Class Heavy Cruiser design). He explained how the logo and design were a combination of future technology and the traditional look.

Department Heads: Reports need to go to Dan by the end of the month. Each department should keep on working on how you want your department to look. Each department may have a different logo for their department.

New less expensive patches were located, the only catch is that 100 has to be ordered. 3 inch patches are $3.00 and 3 1/2 inch patches are $3.40.

Hats and Shirts were given out. Royal Blue was used in the hats and part of the logo because navy blue was too dark.

Upcoming Events:

April Meeting: On April 12th we will meet at Shoney's (I-40 & Hwy 68) at 2:00, get there before 2:00 if you want the breakfast buffet.

Zombie Con: On March 29th at the Clarion Hotel off 40. Admission is $5.00

May Meeting: On May 10th at the Cookout on North Main St besides the Putt Putt. At 2:00 we will eat lunch at Cookout and then we walk next door and play Putt Putt.

ConCarolinas: On May 30th - June 1st. Picardo had to cancel because he is now a regular on StarGate: Atlantis.

June Meeting: 20th Anniversary celebration picnic at Gibson Park in Jamestown, NC. See opening of minutes for map link and directions.

September Meeting: Mayberry Day

Kela and other Klingons came by for the challenge checkers match.

Monday, March 3, 2008

"I'll be back" but I won't be watching

I can't remember a more boring season finale than tonight's Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Now that the strike is over I predict that the show will not last long. What do you think?

Previous ST Trivia Question:We all know the prime directive but what is general order 15?
Answer: "No flag officer shall beam into a hazardous area without armed escort." Quoted by Saavik before Kirk beamed onton the Regula 1 space station.

Ferengi Rule of Acquisition 6
Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity