Explore Alastair's thoughts across two blog collections: 

 

contemporary

Articles about movies, TV shows, tabletop gaming and more. 

classic

Classic TV & film retrospectives from Alastair's personal movie collection.

USS Enterprise conservation project at the Smithsonian

Absolutely wonderful video interview with the people looking to permanently preserve the original screen-used model of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 at the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum.

Via TrekCore:

We had the privilege to be the first to sit down with curator Margaret Weitekamp and lead conservator Malcolm Collum to discuss the Enterprise model’s future in an extended video interview, covering everything from the questionable paint application from prior restoration projects to the interior lighting setup used to illuminate the starship.

There's some fantastic background information on how the model has aged over the years and the video is really well made. Bravo, TrekCore. Bravo. 

Space Invaders movie planned

The LOTR mythology explained