Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Kirk Vs. Picard vs Janeaway


This video has celebrities identifying their favorite captains.  Despite the number of series, it was primarily between Kirk and Picard, which an occasional Janewaway. I like both Kirk and Picard, but for different reasons.  Kirk fits the original series, and is very much of the cowboy era from when the show spawned.  Picard is more …

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What the Heck is a Military Order


I’m working on a scene in the next book in my GALCOM series (the first is Crying Planet, coming out this month).  The main character is a civilian contractor recruited by the military because she can see ghosts.  So she is serving on this big spaceship, the only civilian there. And the subject of orders comes …

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Star Trek Christmas Song


A hilarious rendition of “Make It Snow,” Captain Picard style–not that I’m wishing for that evil four letter word.

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Hollywood Military: Turning Down Promotions


Still picking on Star Trek here, though I’ve seen this example on shows like Criminal Minds where a really good promotion is offered to a character and they turn it down to stay with the ship/group/etc. The Hollywood Version: In one of the early episodes of Star Trek the Next Generation, Riker is offered command of …

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Hollywood Military vs. Real Military


I was watching Star Trek The Next Generation the other day.   It was the pilot episode, part II.  Q (John Delancie) shows up and Picard yells “At ease!” That’s a standard military order. What he said next wasn’t: “That’s an order!” I’ve heard this particular phrase from Hollywood military a lot.  Turned up on Voyage …

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Star Trek: Discovery


It was announced over this weekend that CBS would be premiering a new Star Trek series.  I have mixed feelings about it. I remember when Next Gen came out.  It was so exciting!  The show was back.  I eagerly awaited for each new episode.  Bit that first season was pretty disappointing because the writers hadn’t …

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Patrick Stewart sings Rawhide


Sir Patrick Stewart was the person I thought would never do something like this, but here we are: Patrick Stewart in cowboy gear and singing Rawhide and Ringo—and he’s good at it.

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Calling Women Sir


Last week, I watched the Star Trek the Next Generation episode, Disaster.  The Enterprise has a collision, and is severely damaged.  Captain Picard is trapped in the turbo lift, Riker and Data in Ten-Forward, which leaves Deanna Troi as the senior officer on the bridge. Chief O’Brien (who appears to be the only enlisted person …

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Details a Matter of Character


I wrote this post on having trouble with details over a year ago.  It was really hard for me for quite a long time getting even basic details into my stories.  In fact, I had to keep hitting at it with a battering ram.  Sometimes I have to hear something that seems obvious to everyone else …

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The latest off the army fashion runway: New Camoflage


The army announced this weekend that it was changing the current Universal Camouflage uniform (which apparently wasn’t).  It’s actually taking a retro direction, using a woodland pattern like the one I wore when I in the army. These are ones I wore when I was in the army: Primary duty uniform: woodland camouflage Desert Storm uniform: desert camouflage, nicknamed the chocolate chip camouflage. …

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