Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Following the smash success of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Paramount created a new spinoff series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The story took place on a space station abandoned by the Cardassians, who had occupied a planet known as Bajora. The planet was crucial since it guarded an interdimensional wormhole that allowed intergalactic travel.
You can call it a Stargate if you like. Same difference.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
In Star Trek: The Next Generation and beyond, the Federation seems like nothing less a new Mother Church with Starfleet being its new Knights Templar. The Federation logo is essentially the same as that of the United Nations, a circle bordered by laurel leaves, but adds typically Solar motifs. The (Masonic) blue spacefield features planets and three cruciform stars and a (Masonic) gold ring.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Man, that whole thing with Ra symbolizing the green sun sure opened up a can of worms. Interesting to note that as we march towards 2012- which some people believe will culminate in alien contact/invasion - we see this "Green" craze.
Live green, think green, go green.
Oh my, look: "A perfect ending: a 17th title on the 17th of June."
BOSTON (AP)—On a new parquet floor below aging championship banners, the Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA title and a first one—at last—for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen—their Big Three for a new generation. After 22 long years, the NBA has gone green.Series MVP Paul Pierce shoots 17. His birthday? Why October 13th of course! Interesting in light of the Patriots falling on the wrong side of the 17 enigma earlier this year. Now read the it about Ra and the green sun right below. Come to think of it, that story puts the new BP logo in an interesting light, no pun intended.
Monday, June 16, 2008
The Sun's been popping up so much in so many strange contexts that it's really getting past the point of brushing it all off as a design fad. Especially when you look at advertisements like this.