Posted in: Quotes, Star Trek

Daily Star Trek Quotes: May 29-June 4

How May has felt

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of May 29th through June 4th.

May 29
“But I think it’s important that we remember the heroes who aren’t with us.” Archer- Home, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 30
Happy Birthday to Colm Meaney. #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekLowerDecks #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“You’ll have to strike—mark my words—and when you do, you’ll have to be strong.” O’Brien- Bar Association, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 31
“I speak for the Borg.” Seven- Scorpion Part II, Stardate: 51003.7 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

June 1
Remembering Rene Auberjonois who was born on this date in 1940. @reneauberjonois #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekTOS #StarTrekENT #StarTrekProdigy #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Fear is a powerful and dangerous thing and if you don’t, act if you don’t show them that they are not alone then fear will surely take over.” Odo- Homefront, Stardate: 49170.65 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is premiered on this date in 1984. #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“To absent friends.” Kirk- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

June 2
Happy Birthday to Anthony Montgomery. @MrAMontgomery #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I grew up on a J-class. A little smaller, but the same basic design. And one thing I can tell you is that at warp 1.8, you’ve got a lot of time on your hands between ports… That’s how my parents wound up with me.” Mayweather- Fortunate Son, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to Zachary Quinto. @ZacharyQuinto #StarTrek #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“We got no ship, no crew… how are we going to get out of this one?” Kirk “We will find hope in the impossible.” Spock- Star Trek Beyond #StarTrek #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

June 3
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan premiered on this date in 1982. #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ Message, Spock?” Kirk “None that I am conscious of. Except, of course, happy birthday. Surely…the best of times.” Spock- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Stardate: 8130.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

June 4
“I chose, instead, to treat the problems I was having with my systems as challenges to overcome rather than obstacles to be avoided.” Data- Eye of the Beholder, Stardate: 47622.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Posted in: Collecting, Comic Books, Star Trek

Star Trek Sky’s The Limit (and some DVDs)

While I was doing some research for my “More IDW Comics in Star Trek Adventures?” blog post, I came across an interesting tidbit in Memory-Alpha. There was a comic released by IDW in 2019 called Star Trek: Sky’s The Limit. This concerned me. My local comic book store had been very good about making sure that all new Star Trek titles from IDW Publishing was put into my hold. I had also not seen digital versions of this comic come up on Amazon.

So I inquired with some of the online Star Trek comic discussion boards and was pointed in the direction of the Star Trek Picard Movie & TV Collection. The Blu-Ray set contained TNG episodes “The Best of Both Worlds” and “Chain of Command” along with all of the TNG movies. But included in the set was the 16-page Sky’s The Limit comic. This is why I didn’t see it in the comic store, it was a special item.

So to the online shopping sites I went. And luckily I was able to find the set with the comic at a reasonable price. A week later, it arrived. So this is my review of the comic (and a few notes about the movies/episodes).

A size comparison between Sky’s The Limit and the recently released Star Trek #7

It shouldn’t of surprised me, but the issue is only 5.25 inches across and just under 7 inches high. This was so it would fit into the Blu-Ray slip-case. The story was written by Thomas Zahler, art by Carlos Nieto and colored by Charlie Kirchoff. As mentioned above there are only 16 pages in the issue, but I think this gave the story an advantage. Set in Stardate: 48516.7 (just after the events in “All Good Things…“) Picard has to protect a Federation colony from a Maquis cell. The story is pretty quick and it reminds me of reading a short story. The writer only had so many words (or in this case panels) to tell the story so they got right to it. There were still a few tidbits that would be recognized by Star Trek fans (General Order 24 anyone?) plus some new things that I’ll probably need to update on Memory-Beta. When I was done reading the comic, I was glad that I had picked it up. This is one of two (that I’m aware of) IDW Comics that have not been made available digitally. The other being the Loot Crate “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken: Origin of Data” comic that was released in 2017. I had to jump through some hoops to get a copy of that issue. I really wish that IDW would release digital versions of these two books since they were both released several years ago.

As for the disks, well they were just the episodes and movies. I enjoyed watching the gag reel and documentary on Best of Both Worlds. But when I compared the movies to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture Movie Collection I already owned on Blu-Ray, they were practically the same disks with the same specials and bonus features. I was a little disappointed as I was hoping for new material.

On the Star Trek comic message boards, someone responded to me that the comic would be worth it if you were a collector who needed all of the issues. While I don’t feel the need to collect every variant cover (what I want is on the inside) I did want a copy of Sky’s The Limit so that I could read it again at my leisure. Of this, I was not disappointed. If you are looking for the movies, well the Picard collection is slightly cheaper than the movie collection. It’s a little thinner for placing on the shelf, but it doesn’t come with the 5th disk of specials (called Evolutions) that the movie collection does. I’d probably recommend the movie collection over the Picard TV & Movie collection. But both would fulfill the mission of watching the movies.

Did I miss an IDW comic that hasn’t been released digitally? Have you read Sky’s The Limit? If so, what did you think about it? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) with any comments.

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: May 22-28

When someone says they didn’t like my jokes.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of May 22nd through May 28th.

May 22
“What am I, a doctor or a moon shuttle conductor.” Dr. McCoy- The Corbomite Maneuver, Stardate: 1512.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 23
“He’s Jean-Luc Picard and if he wants to go on one more mission that’s what we’re going to do.” Beverly Picard- All Good Things…, Stardate: 47988.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 24
Happy Birthday to Doug Jones @actordougjones #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Commander, our families accepted the possibility of this moment when we joined Starfleet. Committing to a life amongst the stars is, in itself, a resolution to leave some things behind.” Saru- Such Sweet Sorrow, Stardate: 1050.8 #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 25
“We need to bring some of these people up to speed. Instruct them in how to run a Starfleet vessel. Show them why we do things the way we do. Give them an opportunity to feel like they’re part of the team.” Janeway- Learning Curve, Stardate: 48846.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 26
(after paying his employee) “I hate payday.”  Quark- The Collaborator, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 27
“Do you not like girls?” Brenna “Of course I do. Oh, is there a certain technique to this foot washing?” Riker “You generally start at the top and work your way down.” Brenna O’Dell- Up the Long Ladder, Stardate: 42823.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 28
“Tell Archer… we’re not even any more. He owes me!” Shran- Zero Hour, Date: February 14, 2154 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Posted in: Dungeons and Dragons, Role Playing Games

I backed an RPG creativity kickstarter

So I’ve posted about some of the Kickstarter rewards that I’ve received in the past. These have included the 2nd Edition X-Treme Dungeon Mastery and the BX Advanced Bestiary Vol. 1. I’ve also got several rewards coming to me later this year that I’m looking forward to seeing. However another Kickstarter campaign just came across my desk that really caught my attention.

For those of you scratching your heads, let me explain. David Flor wrote this adventure back in 1983 when he was twelve years old. He had it printed out and then lost it as he moved through life. Well, as he explains on his Kickstarter Page, it was recently found and reunited with him. David had returned to gaming life a few years ago and even had some adventures published. So when this example of 1980’s creativity was returned to him, he knew that he had to share it with others. Thus a Kickstarter was launched to scan the original (which is part of the rewards), update it with new artwork (also part of the rewards) and (if certain goals are met) update the adventure for such systems as Dungeons and Dragons 5E and Dungeon Crawl Classics.

So why did this catch my attention? This is the stuff that I would do back in the 80’s and 90s. I was lucky enough to find my homebrewed starships for the FASA Star Trek RPG and my Book of RPG character sheets. I’ve been sharing them here as a way to give my creativity to others. This type of creativity is what inspires me to post on my blog. So I wanted to share it with others. If you can back the Kickstarter, please do so. I’d love to see what is generated from this with all of the stretch goals accomplished.

And yes, I will make a blog post with my first look when the rewards have been released.

What roleplaying game KickStarters have you backed? Tell me about them or ask any questions about this book on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord page.

Posted in: Collecting, Star Trek

May 2023 Star Trek eBook deals

There are quite a few books in this set. Some of the highlights include the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch series, Mission Gamma. There are also two Star Trek: Discovery books available in this sale.

All of these eBooks are 99 cents and available to read on your Amazon Kindle. Amazon is also doing a special where you earn points for each book you buy. This can lead to free books.

Star Trek: A Contest of Principles by Greg Cox
Star Trek: Ex Machina by Christopher L. Bennett
Star Trek: Into Darkness by Alan Dean Foster
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shadows Have Offended by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Lost Era: The Buried Age by Christopher L. Bennett
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma Book One: Twilight by David R. George III
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma Book Two: This Gray Spirit by Heather Jarman
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma Book Three: Cathedral by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma Book Four: Lesser Evil by Robert Simpson
Star Trek: Discovery: The Enterprise War by John Jackson Miller
Star Trek: Discovery: Wonderlands by Una McCormack

Which books have you read? Which book do you think would make for a good Star Trek Adventures scenario? Feel free to talk about it on my the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord channel.

Posted in: Quotes, Star Trek

Daily Star Trek Quotes: May 15-21

Trying to keep Monday from arriving.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of May 15th through May 21st.

May 15
“So, how do you get to be an FCA liquidator anyway?” Rom “Hard work, bribes, sucking up to the boss—just like any other job.” Brunt- Family Business, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 16
Star Trek Into Darkness premiered on this date in 2013. #StarTrek #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I have made a vow never to give you information that could potentially alter your destiny. Your path is yours to walk and yours alone.” Spock- Star Trek: Into Darkness, Stardate: 2259.55 #Star Trek #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 17
Note: As it was pointed out last week on one of our birthday quote posts, May 17 is the correct date for Rylee Alazraqui’s birthday. We regret the error and the database has been corrected for 2024. We just wished her an early birthday on May 11th. Yea, that’s the ticket. #StarTrek #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“The challenge, Mr. Offenhouse, is to improve yourself… to enrich yourself. Enjoy it.” Picard- The Neutral Zone, Stardate: 41986.0 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 18
“Concentrate on the rhythm of your breathing. Envision your lungs filled with light. Follow it back in time to a moment when you felt no fear. A moment of happiness, serenity.” Tuvok- The Haunting of Deck Twelve, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 19
“We share the same history, the same heritage, the same lives. We’re tied together beyond any untying. Man or woman, it makes no difference. We’re Human.” Kirk- Who Mourns for Adonais, Stardate: 3468.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 20
Happy Birthday to John Billingsley. @JBillingsley60 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“You did your best to correct your mistakes. That’s all we can ask of ourselves.” Dr. Phlox- Divergence, Date: December 2154 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 21
“You’re now armed to the teeth.” LaForge “Teeth are for chewing.” Grebnedlog- Samaritan Snare, Stardate: 42779.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Posted in: Comic Books, Role Playing Games

Character sheets from past games: Marvel Superheroes

This is a character sheet for the Marvel Superheroes Roleplaying Game (released by TSR in 1986) that I found in my three-ringed binder containing my old character sheets that I had discovered in a storage box. In my previous character sheet entries I posted characters from Dungeons and Dragons, the FASA Doctor Who RPG, Shadowrun, Cyberpunk, Vampire: The Masquerade, WEG Star Wars the Star Trek RPG by FASA and GURPS.

This was a campaign that I played with one of my 90’s batch of RPG friends. We played a ton of other games together (such as the above mentioned Vampire, Doctor Who and Cyberpunk games). One of them was the system based off of the Marvel comic universe.

Another trend in the 90’s was the mutant superheroes in the Marvel line of books. They were extremely popular and seemed to be talked about by everyone. I think this is part of the reason I avoided reading the issues. I recall a day at Comics Utah were my hold was light so I figured I’d try a new book. I walked over to the Marvel shelves and there was mutant this and mutant that. I took a step back, and headed over to the DC Comics shelves to see what might catch my eye. So, as you probably guessed, when the option came up for a Marvel RPG campaign, everyone but me wanted to play a mutant character. I rebelled by announcing that I would be playing an android character.

I remember liking the name Strikeman. The alter-ego was named Hal Robberts, a name he had chosen for himself. I think I pulled the name Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was created by Noonian Ling, which I’m 99% certain was inspired from Data’s creator, Noonian Soong. Since Ling was still listed as a contact, I’m assuming they got along. I don’t recall what S.H.I.P.D. stood for (something something police department?). I wish that I had kept better notes from my 90’s games, but I guess I’m lucky just to have found the book of characters.

While I don’t remember anything about the FASERIP system, I do recall hearing that it had a lot of fans. When I found the Amazon link listed above, the book was very expensive. If you are interested in roleplaying in the Marvel universe, there is a new Marvel Multiverse RPG core book coming out in August.

This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) with any comments.

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: May 8-14

Me versus all of the challenges coming up

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of May 8th through May 14th.

May 8
Star Trek film premiered on this date in 2009. #StarTrek #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“You know, coming back in time, changing history… that’s cheating.” Kirk “A trick I learned from an old friend.” Spock- Star Trek (2009) #StarTrek #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 9
“I do know that right now… the way I am… I’m more at peace with myself than I’ve ever been before… …and that’s a good feeling.” Torres- Faces, Stardate: 48784.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 10
“I wasn’t yelling. I was just expressing my feelings, loudly.” Sisko- The Wire, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 11
Happy Birthday to Rylee Alazraqui. #StarTrek #StarTrekProdigy #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“What if you interplex the plasma conduit, adjust for input variances in the dilithium matrix, and siphon off the energy of the proto-core to jump start it?” Rok-Tahk, A Moral Star, Part 2, Stardate: 61103.1 #Startrek #StarTrekProdigy #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 12
Happy Birthday to Jennifer Hetrick. #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Were you really going to give this to the Daystrom Institute?” Picard “Well, maybe not give it. Five years is a huge investment, Jean-Luc. I deserve to make a reasonable profit.” Vash- Captain’s Holiday, Stardate: 43745.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to Eugene Cordero. #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“You never admit the actual amount of time it takes to finish a job. If you did, your days would be packed.” Rutherford- Temporal Edict, Stardate: 57501.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekProdigy #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 13
“The Captain’s got to be in the Captain’s chair.” Tucker- Rogue Planet, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 14
“A mother shapes her child in ways she doesn’t even realize. Sometimes just by listening.” Guinan- Evolution, Stardate: 43125.8 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Posted in: Quotes, Star Trek

Daily Star Trek Quotes: May 1-7

What it feels like reading social media.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of May 1st through May 7th.

May 1
“All your people must learn before you can reach for the stars.” Kirk- The Gamesters of Triskelion, Stardate: 3259.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 2
“If you don’t trust your own judgment you don’t belong in the command chair.” Riker- Pen Pals, Stardate: 42695.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 3
“When a person is sleeping or on a vision quest, it’s said that his soul is walking the wheel, but if he’s in a coma, or near death, it means that he’s gotten lost.” Torres- Cathexis, Stardate: 48734.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 4
“The last mile of the marathon is always the toughest. That’s when the winners are willing to take the big risks.” Devinoni Ral- The Price, Stardate: 43385.6 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 5
Happy Birthday to Marc Alaimo. #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I’ve found that when one has a difficult job to do personal reasons can be quite an incentive.” Dukat- Indiscretion, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to Santiago Cabrera. @santiagoc #StarTrek #StarTrekPicard #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Are you from outer space?” Teresa Ramirez “No. I’m from Chile. I just… I work in outer space.” Rios- Monsters, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekPicard #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premiered on this date in 2022 with the episode Strange New Worlds. #StarTrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I chose to believe that your destiny’s are still your own. Maybe that’s why I’m here. To remind you of the power of possibility.” Pike- Strange New Worlds, Stardate: 2259.42 #StarTrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 6
“Maybe we can’t break it, but I’ll bet you credits to navy beans we can put a dent in it.” DeSalle- Catspaw, Stardate: 3018.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

May 7
“Once you give up, the game’s lost.” Archer- Vox Sola, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

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