Star Trek Stuff

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William Shatner and frequent uncredited stand-in Bill Blackburn in the “Star Trek” episode “Arena”

For the American television viewing public, it began on a Thursday evening in September of 1966.  September 8th to be specific.  That was the night that “Star Trek” first aired, on NBC.  One has to wonder if the executives at CBS who turned down the chance to air Star Trek who turned it down because they were already working on “Lost in Space;” regret that decision.

In honor of the release of Star Trek Beyond and the fact that Star Trek has been around for so long and is still going strong, here’s some background and trivia about the the Original Series and the films directly connected to that show.  True fans of Trek will know most, if not all of this but it is worth reviewing.

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‘Bullet to the Head’ will leave you scratching yours

66-year-old Sylvester Stallone still looks bad ass
66-year-old Sylvester Stallone still looks bad ass

[rating=2]Starring:  Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater and Jon Seda
Director(s):  Walter Hill
Writer(s):  Alessandro Camon (screenplay), Alexis Nolent (graphic novel)

The first thing a frequent moviegoer will think upon exiting the auditorium after seeing Bullet to the Head is “didn’t I just see a movie with this basic plot device?”  That’s because they probably just did, when they saw Broken City.  The scheme being orchestrated by the main bad guy is the same in both films.

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