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I love watching random clips from Star Trek.

 

 

 



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New trailer for Discovery:

 

 



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One of my favorite Star Trek sites continues to be the one I have linked below.  Active membership is hovering at approximately 0, so at this point it functions more like a time capsule with a lot of thoughtful posts.

 

 

http://s8.zetaboards...nTrekkin/index/


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i like last night's episode


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Star Trek and the Future of the Nonprofit Sector

 

https://nonprofitqua...nprofit-sector/

 

Introduction:

 

Let’s face it, the last few months have been brutal. Dealing with the constant threats to communities and to democracy itself has been exhausting and heartbreaking, and many of us have been questioning whether we nonprofits are equipped to respond to current and future challenges. During these dark times, there has been at least one bright light: A new Star Trek show!

 

When hatred and xenophobia are on the rise, it’s nice to see a universe where diversity is a norm. From the two episodes I’ve seen, the new show, Star Trek: Discovery, is awesome. It’s not without flaws, of course, but this show, and Star Trek itself, paints a hopeful picture that we nonprofits should observe closely. And the Starfleet model in particular is something we should study.

 

In Star Trek, there are various starships. Each has a different captain and a different mission. However, they are bound together by Starfleet, an organization that supports and coordinates the work of all the ships. Starfleet is big, with multiple departments. There’s Starfleet Academy, which trains officers; Starfleet Command, which provides governance; Starfleet Shipyard, which builds the ships; Starfleet Judge Advocate General, which serves as the judiciary branch, etc.

 

The nonprofit sector as it exists can be compared to Star Trek, but without many Starfleet-like organizations to coordinate everyone. In Star Trek, there is a Prime Directive that governs Starfleet: Don’t interfere with other civilizations’ development. Our sector, too, has a Prime Directive. Perhaps is it social justice; perhaps it is just making the community better overall. But the way we are organized does not allow us to achieve that Prime Directive effectively. Every organization is expected to do its own HR, finance, evaluation, communications, IT, fundraising, governance, etc. Meanwhile, we compete with one another for resources, and we often have no idea what other nonprofits are doing. It is incredibly inefficient, perpetuates the Nonprofit Hunger Games, screws over grassroots organizations led by marginalized communities, and leaves us scrambling to respond to the horrifying social and political climate bearing down on our community.

 

After the elections, when the executive orders were destroying families and tearing communities apart, I met with a well-respected nonprofit director of color. He told me he had spent hours on YouTube learning how to make entries in QuickBooks. Another leader of color told me she spent 30 hours writing a grant proposal for $5,000. This is what our sector considers normal: taking visionary leaders and organizations and forcing them to spend half their time on administrative tasks and fundraising. This philosophy is so pervasive that I remember telling a brilliant artist/musician who leads a youth organization to “stop focusing so much time writing songs and poems with kids and spend more time on building infrastructure.”

 

Ok, maybe this really isn't about Star Trek.  Still,interesting use of Star Trek as a teaser and as an analogy.


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For the first time I've started watching star trek. I'm starting with TNG, and I'm still trying to make it through season 1.


Stick with it. It gets waaaay better as the seasons progress.
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I love the original series even though it's pretty cheesy. I'm on the fifth season of TNG now, in a year or so I'll have to find another show to watch over lunch and pass out to. (I watch TV extremely slow by most people's standard. I only watch it when I literally can't be doing anything else--like when I'm eating--or am very exhausted but don't want to go to bed yet.)


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I love the original series even though it's pretty cheesy. I'm on the fifth season of TNG now, in a year or so I'll have to find another show to watch over lunch and pass out to. (I watch TV extremely slow by most people's standard. I only watch it when I literally can't be doing anything else--like when I'm eating--or am very exhausted but don't want to go to bed yet.)

"Star Trek: Voyager"  Is my favorite series, followed by Deep Space-9, TNG, Enterprise, Original series, and finally Discovery.


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Jon Steuer

 

http://memory-alpha....wiki/Jon_Steuer

 

Introduction:

 

Jon Steuer (27 March 1984 – 1 January 2018; age 33) was the first actor to portray Alexander RozhenkoWorf and K'Ehleyr's son, in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Reunion" in 1990. For the remainder of the episodes on TNG featuring Rozhenko, he would instead be played by Family Ties star Brian BonsallJonathan Frakes mentioned that Steuer "was too shy, not a warrior. Probably the reason why he was recast". ("Departmental Briefing Year Four - Production", TNG Season 4 DVD special feature)

 

Born as Jon Paul Steuer in Escondido, California, his acting career lasted for less than a decade. In 1989 he worked on an episode of Day by Day. He appeared in the 1991 film Late For Dinner with Tim Kelleher and Jeremy Roberts. That same year, he guest-starred in an episode of the drama series Homefront, playing the younger version of Ken Jenkins' character; Sterling Macer, Jr. was also a regular on this series.

 

In 1993, Steuer had a supporting role in the CBS television movie When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn, opposite Gregg Henry. He then played Johnny Vennaro in the 1994 family sports comedy Little Giants, which co-starred Rickey D'Shon CollinsMark HoltonCourtney Peldon and Susanna Thompson.

 

Steuer acquired his most recognition as an actor for playing Quentin Kelly on the situation comedy series Grace Under Fire. During his time on this series, Steuer worked with such Star Trek alumni as Rickey D'Shon Collins, Paul DooleyMonte MarkhamPenny JohnsonCristine RoseHeidi Swedberg, and Ken Thorley. According to the E! True Hollywood Story about the show, Steuer was afraid of his TV mother, played by Brett Butler. Steuer left Grace Under Fire in 1996 and never acted again. For his work on Grace Under Fire, he received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten in a TV Series in 1995.

 

Conclusion:

 

Steuer died on 1 January 2018. The cause of death was not immediately confirmed.[1][2]

 

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To be honest, I am not really that much of a Shatner fan.  Still, for those who do think highly of him:

 

http://http://www.st...areer-continues


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Data is the best character out of all of Star Trek.


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