Over 40 and Unapologetically Nerdy…Space News, Video Games, And Star Trek

This blog post serves as the full Script and Podcast Notes for my Over 40 and Unapologetically Nerdy Podcast.

Over 40 and Unapologetically Nerdy…Talking about Space Telescopes and Black Holes, Celebrating Mary Jackson,ST Voyager Trivia, I hated Enterprise, and Readng Fan Fiction feliciabaxter

**Full Notes on Dalesangelsinc Blog**     Listening to Jazz, talking about Space Telescopes, Black Holes, and Galaxies in Aquarius. Celebrating Mary Jackson first Black Engineer at NASA. Trivia from Voyager, Fussing about why I hated Enterprise, and Reading more Borg Fan Fiction.  This Book and other Swag available at Chattabooks, my online Bookstore. And of course navigate to Ship A Bag of Dicks and use my promocode:tnfrogotjokes for a percentage of your order and shipping.   
  1. Over 40 and Unapologetically Nerdy…Talking about Space Telescopes and Black Holes, Celebrating Mary Jackson,ST Voyager Trivia, I hated Enterprise, and Readng Fan Fiction
  2. TNFro Is Watching and Doing the Humpty Dance with Queen Latifah in The Equalizer Singing Off Key to Beyonce, Gloria and Smokey While Reading Be Not Afraid
  3. TNFro Is Celebrating Valentine's Day With Readings from Song of Solomon and Alyssa Cole Historical Romance Novels Celebrating Black Love
  4. Over 40 and Unapologetically Nerdy…Hubble Space Craft, Commander Glover Walking it Out on the ISS, Binge Watching ST Voyager
  5. TNFro Is Reading…First Day of Black History Month, Black Excellence, and Our History Revealed

NASA News and Images

The images for this week in NASA news are courtesy of the retired planetary Telescope Kepler and many artist renditions.

Top Left

Kepler-22b is the first planet discovered inside the habitable zone of a Sun-like star. This artist’s conception from 2011, shows the first planet that NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed to orbit the region around a star where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could exist. This exoplanet is 2.4 times the size of Earth, making it the smallest yet found to orbit in the middle of the habitable zone of a star like our Sun.

At the time scientists did not know if the planet has a predominantly rocky, gaseous or liquid composition. It’s possible that the world would have clouds in its atmosphere, as depicted here in the artist’s interpretation.

Image Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

Lower Left Photo is from 2014: Artist’s concept of Kepler-186f, first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone. Rocket Launch to the right is from 2009: Kepler lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida

Kepler Mission

Kepler Telescope, Artist Rendition

In 2018, after nine years in deep space collecting data that revealed our night sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. NASA has decided to retire the spacecraft within its current, safe orbit, away from Earth. Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 planet discoveries from outside our solar system, many of which could be promising places for life.

Kepler Mission Accomplishments

The contributions to science and astrophysics in particular cannot be underestimated. Promise of life other than on Earth is very captivating. Makes you wonder if we are being watched by these extraterrestrials and are we interested in us at all?

Nerdy Old Chick Playing Video Games…Star Trek Timeline on deck for this week

I spent a pleasant Saturday playing this video game on my computer and taking full advantage of my wide curved screen with great resolution. I still am not coordinated and still don’t quite understand the battle scenes in this game. Still extremely fun once I got the hang of it.

I was able to learn more about Final Cut an app that allows near professional editing if I actually knew what I was doing. As well as learning more about Logic Pro and audio editing app that allows me to produce my podcast from my Mac.

STAR Trek Corner

This is rapidly becoming my favorite Instagram post of the week, also a means to get me back into Star Trek Online Videogame to figure out how I can get on to or captain each of these ships in the game. I haven’t even gotten past the Academy dangit!

This post is only a snippet of the entire produced short on YouTube with great music and awesome CGI effects.

USS Phobos

It’s crazy because I didn’t know or had forgotten until watching this short that Voyager was on its way to DS9 when it got pushed millions of light years away from Earth during the Caretaker Event…

USS Voyager

Which is my lead-in to the USS Defiant. I own a small model the T-shirt. This is my favorite ship that defended the Federation during the war with the Dominion.

ST DS-9

Deep Space 9

USS Defiant entering the Wormhole

I did watch this episode, In the Pale Moonlight of DS9, set in the 24th century, Deep Space Nine follows the adventures of the crew of the fictional space station Deep Space Nine; the later seasons of the series follow a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Dominion, a hostile alien empire. In this episode, Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) works with former spy Elim Garak (Andrew Robinson) to trick the Romulans into joining the war against the Dominion.

The episode received Nielsen ratings of 4.8 points corresponding to nearly 4.7 million viewers,[1] and is widely regarded as one of the series’s best episodes.

works with former spy Elim Garak (Andrew Robinson)

to trick the Romulans into joining the war against the Dominion.

I am not a Dr. Bashir fan but it is his character whose attempted recruitment into Section 31 in the Season 6 Episode 18

Sloane, Section 31

Inquisition (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Episode that introduces Section 31 to Star Trek Universe. Directed by Michael Dorn who played Work in Next Gen series and again had a recurring role throughout the run for DS9.

Leland’s Flagship, Star Trek Online Discovery Series

I am so glad they did not bring back the Bashir character, but created a whole new group with the most notorious recruit being Michelle Yeoh, Phillipa Georgio and Mirror Universe Empress.

Discovered An entire genre of books about Section 31 and relaunch novels added to Chattabooks. My plan is to continue to add as many of the DS nine episode Novels over the upcoming weeks.

Section 31 also plays a role in ST Discovery series also. There had been some chatter in the Star Trek Nerd-verse about a potential spin off featuring section 31, but most of the characters were killed off in the first 2 seasons of Discovery unless they create a prequel.

There are other books that immediately followed the series Episodes on DS9 such as Emissary, Season 1. In this episode, Commander Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) and his son Jake (Cirroc Lofton) arrive with Starfleet personnel on the station shortly after Cardassian occupation forces have departed. While working to repair the station and assist the Bajoran people, Starfleet discovers a mysterious wormhole which promises to bring astonishing change to the galaxy.

Most of the mass produced books were churned out within days of the release of the episodes, but promise to be an amazing fast read. I encourage you to navigate to Chattabooks to purchase these and other books supporting me and other small book retailers.

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