Docking in the Navidad sector of the Alpha Quadrant above a Class L planet, shore leave has been granted and all ashore has been called freeing all crew members from their duties and responsibilities. This planets name and arctic climate makes it a crew favorite for celebrating Christmas.

Planet Noel is a winter wonderland.

With Skiing, tubing, sledding and sleigh rides there is always something to do here. Hot cider with cinnamon, hot coco with marsh mellows and flavored coffees wait for them along side warming fires when they come in from the cold.

Another favorite is tree trimming. No tree is cut down but rather the trees are decorated right were they grow. The end result is a forest of Christmas trees blinking a dazzling array of lights. The tree you trim is where you will find all your gifts Christmas morning.

If you are a nature lover this planet offers snow birds, reindeer, moose, penguins, polar bears and Yeti to name a few.Then there are the wonderful Clydesdale horses that pull the sleighs. These intelligent animals are driven by our hosts the Barnums.

Who are the Barnums? These beings are only three feet tall and have pointed ears. Skilled craftsman and artisans the Barnums live to give and to serve. Their uncanny abilities to move unseen and appear right when needed give them an almost magical quality. Their true gift is their singing. Time and again they will stop and sing a hymn. Which is all they sing. Hymns that praise the Lord. Yet there is truly something magical in their song. For you feel somehow closer to God when they sing.

A candle light service on Christmas eve is held in The Cathedral. This enormous structure is built completely from ice. Massive blocks of ice were cut using ancient stone cutting tecniques. Then they were assembled using the style of interlocking without use of structural supports. When the masons finished the artisans continued the work. From the hundreds of statues in the inner and outer courtyards to the scroll work on the pews of the sanctuary all of the ornate decorations are sculpted from ice.

The result is the most breath taking Cathedral ever built. All the Barnum’s gather here Christmas eve to Sing hymns until dawn. The sounds and effect of their singing is the most wondrous thing about Noel.

When this planet was first charted the Federation did not know what to make of it. Noel lacks any known political system. There is no government or rule of law. There are no leaders. Each Barnum seems to have only one thing guiding them which is to serve God and praise him. In fact their entire culture is centered on this. Each Barnum claims to know from birth what God desires from them and wishes nothing more than to please him.

Even the Cathedral lacks any leader or clergy. At the front of the Cathedral is a throne. On the throne is the Holy Book know as the Word of the Lord. Services consist of nothing more than singing praises to the Word of the Lord. Who the Barnum’s say will one day return again in the flesh. This is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Unable to make diplomatic headway the Vulcan science academy was brought in to study this planet and the Barnum’s culture. Most cultures build one upon another. Civilization on civilization. Here there are no cultures prior to the Barnum’s. No ancient cities in ruin. In fact they themselves record no history. There are no founding fathers or great law makers or organizers who are remembered or honored. They no nothing of a first Barnum or how their community was built. In their culture only God is important.

Their dwellings are Nordic in style. The structures remind me of king Theoden’s great halls of Rohan from Tolkiens Lord of the Rings. Long thatched roofs, stone walls and heavy wooden beams  just adds to the winter wonderland effect this place has. All of these structures surround and face the Cathedral which is at the center of all things.

Through the course of interaction with them we did learn some things.  They like their own clothing which is red and green with jingle bells sown in.  Their red and green dress along with stocking caps and pointed shoes makes one think of Santa’s elves.

The first landing party called them elves and suggested they worked for Santa. The Barnum’s became very upset. “We are Barnum’s. We work for the Lord.”

First rule… never call a Barnum an elf.

Second rule never mention Santa…Ever.

Barnum’s serve God.

The third rule we learned is everyone gives everyone a gift. One of the first groups that came for Christmas had a couple of crew members who didn’t get along. Here on Noel it is more important to give than receive. Everyone is expected to give everyone a gift. Which the Barnum’s are excellent at helping with. When these two crew members refused to exchange gifts the entire planet shut down. Every Barnum surrounded these two crew members to the point where they couldn’t move. They were not angry or hostile.

They just kept repeating one word…


When these crew members finally reconciled the Barnum’s were the happiest anyone has ever seen them.

I would record more but we have a snow ball fight with a group of Yeti scheduled shorty. Which is a lot like David vs. Goliath. Rather than capture the flag it’s capture the candy cane.

They are three feet long here. A favorite of the Yeti.

What lessons can be learned from our time on Noel?

First, put God at the center of your life. Do everything to please him.Take the time to praise him. Second, forgive others. Don’t go through the holidays with hate in your hearts. Forgive and love each other.Third, put others before yourself. It is better to give than receive.

Lastly, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”Luke 10:27

Fill your hearts and minds with his word.

Place Christ on the thrones of your hearts.

Until next year…


May the Love of Christ be with you always….

…Live long and Prosper


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Star Date 1411.05


Star Date 1411.05

It has been a good long while since I last recorded a log entry of our voyage. For those of you who actually read these articles I am sorry but work and personal responsibilities have kept us all busy so we have not been transmitting new articles or even posting announcements.

That’s not to say we haven’t been wanting too…



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King James Bible

 Read the Bible in a Year

A lot of people have asked, “whats with reading the Bible?“well the Bible is the Word of God. While I do not trust many people nor do I put much trust in the church I do believe in God and the Word as it is written. In fact I take a Berean View. I do not believe something until I have confirmed it with God through his Word. Many people question God’s existence but very few have ever taken the time to actually read whats written. If you have not taken the time I encourage you to at least read the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and see if you don’t fall in love with the truth of our Lord and his teachings.



Book of the Month

Each month we are also trying to read a book. If you read 10 pages a night before bed in a month you can finish a book. This is our book of the month. We open discussions about our current readings on Facebook and Twitter. From  now through the end of the year we are taking on a big book… Stephen Kings The Stand. With Isis and Ebola it somehow seems fitting that we should take on this wonderful book. Because of its size we will read this from now until the end of the year.



Featured Artist of the Month

Each month we feature an artist whose work that we enjoy. This month is Elvis. Why Elvis…why not? We are focusing on the Early Elvis years, his early recording with Sun records and of coarse his appeal.



Featured Film of the Month

Each month we suggest a film. Not a new film… we review those on Twitter.  On the  Blog-ship we pick an older film that we think you might enjoy and open up a discussion on Facebook.  This month with the coming of winter we picked  John Carpenters 1982 film The Thing.  As soon as it gets cold and snows I think of this movie…



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What is Patreon?

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Galileo 7 Podcast

The Galileo 7 Podcast

Our Podcast is in limbo do to funding issues. While we have everything ready to launch we are just waiting to get the hosting costs covered in order to begin transmissions. We will keep you posted…



The Hidalgo Trading Shop

We are very excited  to announce that we will finally be offering our Hyborian Strong bands in our store this month. We are looking  to  bring our logo to a T-shirt next. Also this month we will bring you our small wooden cross necklace. The minute we stock the store you will be the first to know…


engine room

New Jargon

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Klingon raiders have  made several attempts at boarding the ship. Their attempts so far have been unsuccessful.

In case you are not familiar with Klingon’s let me explain. When a moderator for a blog or site wants to draw traffic from other sites, they will post comments on other sites. When they do this they include a link to their own page. A site who is not paying attention will post the comments along with the link. This is advertising that Klings-on to a comment.

Get it… Klingons.


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Operation Slingshot

Our Mission is still underway. Arriving in the early part of the 21st century will give us an opportunity to study earth. The equation for warp drive has also been developed. As our records have been lost regarding this part of Earths history our mission is to observe this period in history and record our findings.

The shuttle craft Galileo 7 will be launched to take a closer look at Earth during this period. Comm. Mark Petrie will Podcast his findings, questions and concerns. He will also lead a landing party which will be visually recorded and up loaded as Landing Party Vlogs.



From my Personal Log…

I am still your Blog-ship Captain and wacko extraordinaire. I have not forgotten my ship, my mission or you dear reader.  I have just been so busy in both my personal and professional life that things have slowed here a little. We have restored impulse power and we will be going to warp one very soon.

Until then…

May the Love of Christ be with you always….

…Live long and Prosper


The Lotus Eaters

The Lotus Eaters

The Lotus Eaters

lately I seem to be content with doing nothing. I have no guilt or shame or sense of longing. Those goals that I have set for myself seem to be off at a safe distance. They are there if I wish to return to them. Right now I am content with doing nothing. As life moves around me I seem indifferent to it all. Duties, responsibilities hell even my enemy Chores has fallen to the wayside. Like Odysseus’s men  I have fallen in with the lotus eaters. I have eaten the sweet fruit of indifference and seem to care for nothing more than more indifference.

Now those of you who actually read these posts are thinking ” Limbo you’re in Limbo man.”  No this is not limbo. I know limbo. Limbo feels different. It smells different. You see when I am in Limbo I know I am there. In the land of the lotus eaters I had no awareness. Time stopped. A day became a week became a month.

Maybe it’s the big D…you know Depression?

Well in a word…NO.

Being a student of thinking and Philosophy I am familiar with the tenants of Psychology. As such I also know there are hundreds of schools of thought on the human mind and human behavior. These are all Philosophy not actual science. Their measurements are based on percentages of observed groups. Their treatments are the same. Based on whatever school of thought or Philosophy the clinician subscribes to is how they will perceive your need for treatment. More importantly I know how I feel when I’m depressed. This was not one of those times.

So what is the root cause?

Well until recently I have been extremely busy. Which is OK. Busy for me is good. I like busy. My intensity was great and I was passionate about my projects. I am of course referring to this site and the new site

Somewhere somehow the lotus seemed to take the reins propelling me into an almost euphoric state of indifference. I would like to tell you the time and date It first took hold but the truth is I am not really sure.

In fact it’s a lot like driving.

There you are on the highway with miles ahead of you. The road is hypnotic and you withdraw into your own thoughts. Then you are at your exit with no real memory of the drive or the road or for that matter of your own thoughts. Time  folds in on its self.

Somehow you are just there.

Artists, that is individuals with artist sensibilities tend to be self-absorbed introspective introverts who view the world from a different point of perception. Usually at a distance. A comfortable distance. A safe distance.

Its is easy to sit down and begin writing and lose myself for the day. Duties, responsibilities and yes even people fall by the way side. In the same way I can pick up a paint brush and begin a project and loose preservative completely.

Please observe that I never said that I was a good artist, that is a writer or for that matter a painter. I am just explaining an artistic sensibility. Knowing this I built into my life parameters so that I don’t lose myself completely. I am never so consumed with sensibilities that I can not find my way back. There are always bread crumbs to follow.

Yet I fell. Not as a result of self-absorbed endeavors. I fell to the hypnotic road that stretched out  before me. I fell to the mundane world around me. I became  a lotus eater.

Cooking which is something I have a passion for learning fell by the wayside. I was busy. Fast food was easier. At first it was cheap fast food. Then trying to justify this poor diet  I modified it.  I consumed pub crawlers dripping with cheese and bacon-e goodness.

Funny how we do that. Rather than admitting we are eating bad we try to make things right by eating the best of the bad. Some how the more expensive pub crawler seems better than something a clown might offer. But it just wasn’t burgers or fast food. It was frozen pizzas and chili dogs and baked mostaccioli..

Not to mention the bags of cookies. Do you ever sit in the car in the grocery store parking lot and eat the cookies? Not a cookie I’m talking the entire bag. I do that with Nutter Butter cookies. Can’t help myself. Kryptonite for real.

I then began setting aside things that needed my attention. See the urgency of my professional life over shadowed the things that needed doing. Both the mental and physical strain of long hours left me drained. A pizza, television and bed became my norm.

Now the work schedule returned to normal. Yet I lingered in the land of the lotus-eaters. I continued eating greasy fast food, powering myself on energy drinks and candy bars. My fast burning was ending with the worst crashes. When I  got home I could do nothing more than watch television. More of the hypnotic road.

You see I was no longer striving to do my best in all areas of my life instead I was doing the minimum simply to get by. The worst part was I did not care. Like Odysseus’s men I lost all desire to do anything more than continue to eat Lotus.

The world makes it easy for us to forget ourselves. Our desires and goals can easily be left on the side of the road. To often the easy simple and mundane takes over. We lose all sense of ourselves.

We employ quick fixes rather than actual solutions. We buy new clothing rather than going to the gym to lose the weight. We avoid the work it takes to prepare a decent meal because of the effort involved. It is so much easier to speak directly into the clowns head.

In fact this life style is so intoxicating that it self perpetuates. Once you eat of the lotus you only desire the lotus. Nothing more.

The crew members had Odysseus to pull them back to the ship. I believe the voice that called me back is God’s. In fact to return to where I was it will take applying all the lessons in experiential experimentation that I have shared with you on this site and then some.

The worst part of this experience is like the man who reaches his exit I to have no memory of the road I traveled to get here.


May the Love of Christ be with you always….

…Live long and Prosper



Cinephile: Equilibrium

Our film this month is Equilibrium released in 2002. The film was written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and stars Christian Bale, Sean Bean and Emily Watson.

In this futuristic society emotion is seen to be the enemy of the human race. It is mans inability to control himself that leads us to war and the edge of self-destruction. Only by self medicating can we suppress our emotions. Those who go off their medication and are found FEELING are hunted down and destroyed.

This movie is one of my favorite discoveries on DVD. Make it a point to see it this month.

May the Love of Christ be with you always….

…Live long and Prosper



Nineteen Eighty-Four

Biblophile:Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four


Maybe you have heard the phrases “that’s Orwellian” or “Big Brother is watching” well this comes from a novel written by George Orwell entitled Nineteen Eighty-Four or sometimes published as 1984.

Chances are you might have known the source of these phrases. So I think we should follow with the next question…

Have you read it?

I find that a lot of times people know of books. They have never really  read the book. They simply know about the book.

Sometimes they have seen a Hallmark presentation or film adaptation of the book. But have never really sat and read the book for themselves.

I can not tell you enough about how important it is for you to read. The reason we post a new book each month is to help inspire and motivate you to read. So read something new each month.

This month our book of the month is 1984.

So what if you read it…read it again!

That’s right you heard me. Read eight to ten pages a night before bed. In a month you just read a book.  So what if you read it in high school. Your reading one book each month.This month it’s 1984 or Nineteen Eighty-Four. A book a month is good for you.

No… you will not become Henry Bemis!


Look if it makes you feel better this book like Fahrenheit 451 has been banned, burned, challenged as subversive and has been called ideologically corrupting.

So here is a good reason to read it…

because they don’t want you too…



May the Love of Christ be with you always….

…Live long and Prosper


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Operation Sling-Shot

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STAR DATE 1409.01

We have arrived home. Earth. Our mission can now be revealed. We are going to sling-shot around the sun. The effect of the suns enormous gravitational pull will propel the ship faster than can be imagined. We will be able to achieve speeds faster than any warp engine  can achieve.

If  Mr. Spock’s calculations are correct as we attempt to break away from the Suns pull we will actually be traveling backwards in time. That is if the ship can withstand the stresses of such speeds.

Mr. Scott has expressed his concerns and fears.

Mr. Sulu asked another question, can we pull away?  The gravitational pull maybe to strong for the ship to break free. We could just be pulled in and burned up on the sun. Mr.Spock is counting on the momentum. If we fire our engines at just the right time we should be able to sling-shot free.

From there we will be traveling backwards in time. Our goal is to arrive in the early part of the 21st century.

Why the early part of the 21st century?

The equation for warp drive has been developed. As our records have been lost regarding this part of Earths history our mission is to observe this period in history and record our findings.

The shuttle craft Galileo 7 will be launched to take a closer look at Earth during this period. Comm. Mark Petrie will Podcast his findings, questions and concerns. He will also lead a landing party which will be visually recorded and up loaded as Landing Party Vlogs.

If we survive Uhura will open a subspace frequency in order for you to receive our transmissions.

Until then …


May the Love of Christ be with you always….

…Live long and Prosper




William Shatner

william Shatner

I would like to personally thank William Shatner for appearing at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago this last weekend. I was able to get a photo with him along with a personalized autograph. As you know I am a huge TOS fan. So for me this was an opportunity of a life time.

After all there is only one James T. Kirk.


william Shatner

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So yes I am 50 years old and I am wearing a vintage command shirt from Ruby costumes. Yes I am Geekus Extremus. If you don’t know what that means see MacReady on the bridge.

I am a Trekkie.

To understand what I mean please read 47years.

The original pilot for Star Trek failed. The entire crew was changed except for Leonard Nimoy (Mr.Spock). A second pilot was shot ” Where no man has gone before.”

This is when William Shatner was introduced to the world as Captain James T. Kirk. Handsome dashing and heroic Kirk defined for a generation the qualities that a leader should possess.

If the actor William Shatner had not deliver the performances that created this iconic character the Trek franchise would never have happened. Since the official crew was developed over time the series hung solely on Shatner’s performances.

Shatner’s ability to make us believe that Kirk’s ship The USS Enterprise and his crew where in danger and his willingness to do anything to save them is why I watched the reruns my entire life. If you don’t understand heroes click here HEROES.

So thanks again  Wizard World Comic Con Chicago for giving me this opportunity.

and thanks again William Shatner…Captain


From now on the picture of Kirk for our Captain’s Log will be my autographed copy. How cool is that…

May the Love of Christ be with you always….

…Live long and Prosper


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Star date 1408.01

star date 1408.01

Star date 1408.01

At impulse power Mr Sulu pulled us from space dock for the first time in months.  I granted the helm indulgence as we have not been underway for some time. I then instructed Mr Chekov to plot a course for our Earth. However we are not going home.  The full  details of our next mission  is known only by a few of my senior staff members. The nature of which we can not yet reveal.

Mr Spock is working out the calculations along with Scotty who has out done himself with the latest improvements and up grades. Uhura reports that our latest transmission ” The Light of The World” has reached more people than we have ever dreamed possible.

Bones feels that we have all gotten soft in space dock and prescribed a new daily diet and exercise regiment. As well as a vitamin and protein supplements.

With our blog-ship under construction we had a lot of free time. So like most people we enjoyed our time off. So what did we do on our summer vacation?

We saw some movies…


Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

So I really didn’t think they could bring the real Cap to the screen but they did in a big way. Many people enjoyed this more than The Avengers. I have to admit for me they are equally matched. Great movie.



Godzilla 2014

Well we saw Godzilla which was awesome! Now I have encountered  people who did not like this film. Here is the real issue. This is a Godzilla film for Godzilla fans. If you did not like Godzilla movies when you were a kid this is not for you. If you are like us and loved Godzilla your going to love this film.

Dawn of the planet of the apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

There are remakes and sequels of classic movies. Most fail. Rather than attempting to remake The classic Planet of the Apes films these have been approached with a new vision. This is a great film and well worth seeing. Hail Caesar!

I read a new book…


Doc savage

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life

This book is a biography by Philip José Farmer about our  hero Doc Savage. What makes this book different is that it is approached as though Doc was a real person. The book also links Doc to other fictional characters in the Wold Newton family.  This was expanded into what is now called the Wold Family Universe. Now available for Kindle this book is awesome!

We built a new website to support our Hobbies…


Waylow's Workshop

Waylow’s Workshop

I enjoy painting Miniatures, Figures and building models. When done well this is Art. However these art forms are dying. Like the comic shops the hobby shops are disappearing. How will the next generation learn to love these art forms the way we did? Click the image about to go to the site…

 Learning film making…


So that we can make fun YouTube videos we are learning film making with windows movie maker. We have already shot 2 films for Waylow’s Workshop. We also improved the quality of Our Story for GeekusExtremuscom. This is version 2.0. We are working on a new project now.

Finishing our Podcast…

Galileo 7 Podcast

If you hang in there it’s coming. This delay is related to our next mission. Once we reveal the mission you will understand the reason for the delay. The nice thing is that if you subscribe you can listen to our Podcasts. If you don’t you will still be able to listen right off of our site. Engineering has out done themselves.

Trek with Me…

Trek with me

Since a new director has been announced for Star Trek 3 (Roberto Orci) we thought it would be fun to review one episode a month from the TOS/TAS series as they originally aired. In order to do this I had to watch all episodes and make notes regarding each episode. This new series will start in August. The things I do for you people!


the whale

Since we are celebrating Herman Melville’s birthday this month our book of the month is Moby Dick. Considered one of the Great American Novels as well as one of the best book about the sea it is a must read. Get your copy today.



alfred hitchcock

Our featured artist is Alfred Hitchcock who is also sharing a birthday this month.  Hitchcock who is the master of suspense created a style for drawing the audience into the film.


dr. Strangelove's war room

Our film of the month is Dr. Strangelove or how I learned to love the Bomb directed by Stanley Kubrick. We have chosen this  since August marks the month the United States dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan killing over 250,000 civilians and ending the second world war. The use of these bombs ushered in the cold war and the atomic age. This film makes fun of the fear we grew up with.


King James Bible

I am also excited to share this amazing King James Bible that I recently purchased from Barnes and Nobles. This gorgeous edition contains over two hundred beautiful, rarely collected full-page illustrations by Gustave Dore. If you remember we are reading the Bible in a year. Coffee with the Lord as inspired by my Aunt Rose.  The current Bible image on our site will be replaced with this new addition.

However…our commitment to read daily is still the same.


May the Love of Christ be with you always….

…Live long and Prosper








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