The #TrekAdvent for today is one of the most gripping #StarTrek TNG stories there is. A covert mission. A new Captain of the Enterprise. A Cardassian jailer, and one of the most memorable questions in the history of Trek.
“How many lights do you see?”
In preparation for the episode, Patrick Stewart was provided tapes from Amnesty International which he reviewed as a way to inform his performance during the torture scenes. He filmed the initial scene, of being suspended by the wrists, fully nude on a closed set.
As an additional note; the torture/interrogation storyline was influenced heavily by the 1991 film Closet Land by writer/director Radha Bharadwaj. This is an outstanding film starring Madeleine Stowe and Alan Rickman, and I highly recommend it to everyone.
Day 6: Chain of Command.
We have a bit to share today.
The Star Trek fan community mourns today as we learn of the passing of long-time Trek script writer and story editor Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana. A memorial badge can be seen here, and for those who are interested there is a round variant suitable for temporary use as a social media avatar, which can be found on the PlanetRise Creative Twitter account.
Tuesday is TrekTuesday around here, so we share the latest installment of #StarfleetDivisions52. December has five Tuesdays so we begin a new 5-part set of The Oversight Branch. This week we have the Alpha Quadrant Oversight Division.
And finally, we’re a few days late in presenting the 2019 Star Trek Advent Calendar. Twitter/Facebook have already started, so we’re just catching up here. (We’ll get on top of daily releases here too.) The Advent calendar will present a cover image every day for each two-part/feature-length episode from The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, with a couple bonuses thrown in to fill the rest of the calendar.
Put together another fake movie poster as part of my continuing efforts to be ready to capitalize on any potential adaptation/reboot that may come along. This time I based it on my favorite comic book series, the brilliant Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, with art by Darick Robertson. Back when it was published in the late 90s to early 2000s I would have put Sir Patrick Stewart in the poster as the main character, knowing he was a legit fan of the comic. But seeing as how he has aged out of the role, I pulled an X-Men and replaced him with James McAvoy.
For any fans of the comic; who would you cast in the remaining roles? The poster credits include Margot Robbie (who I intended to be Channon Yarrow) but what about Yelena Rossini? Mitchell Royce? The Beast? The Smiler? Sound off, folks!