Sunday, June 29, 2008

Star Trek First Contact

Thanks to The Secret Sun I felt like watching First Contact again. Check out Chris his screencaps at Redicecreations too

The movie First Contact is inherently about Time Travel, isn't that interesting?
Well not so much for me, cause I freaking cringed when I remembered this about the movie, I just don't like time travel plots (just go back in time and try again if it doesn't work). But thanks to Synchromysticism, I even watched all Back to the Future's again, so here goes:

The movie starts zooming out Picard's Eye, and the poor baby has a bad dream about the Borg.
The admiral calls in and Picard is not allowed to help fight the Borg who are invading 'the federation space' ("Do you have a flag?" Eddie Izzard) because he used to be assimilated for a while and the Military Command at Starfleet didn't like that too much. They listen on the radio and hear their fleet losing against a Borg Cube close to Earth. Can't have none of that and they speed to Earth no matter what. No problemo really cause the Admiral's ship got blown up by the Borg anyway.

The Cube explodes thanks to Picard's collective unconscious link to the Borg which tells him a weakness to fire upon with the entire fleet. It works and a Borg Sphere catapults out of the Cube into a temporal wave and the Enterprise gets caught in this wave too. (The Enterprise gets caught in a temporal wave. A Timewave Enterprise? :p Maybe a Kali Yuga happening? The Secret plan. Remember Annuit Coeptis on the dollar bill? Which means He approves (or has approved) [our] undertakings, or Enterprise.)

The vortex is collapsing and they see Earth suddenly is Borg territory with 9 billion drones. So they follow the sphere back in time to undo the Borg's actions.

They destroy it asap. Hmmm, that's not a moon! That's a spacestation! And the Star Trek Death Star explodes close to earth in an initial greeny glow.

They go to Earth and help the people, some are hurt because of the short space battle.
"Please, no lectures about the prime directive, I'll keep her unconscious." says Dr Beverly Crusher to Captain Picard. It's possible a lot of galactic SHIT is because nobody gives a damn about the prime directive.

Hey whattaya know they find Dr. Zephyr Cochran, who invented warp drive, what are the odds.

Zephyr: 1. The west wind. A gentle breeze. 2. Any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments. 3. Something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing.

"Fly away on my zephyr - I feel it more then ever - And in this perfect weather - Well find a place together - Fly on my wing - In the water where the scent of my emotion - All the world will pass me by - Fly away on my zephyr - We're gonna live forever - Forever" RHCP

Cochran: Locality. Cocrinn, Gaelic, a point or promontory in open sight; from Coc, manifest, plain, and rinn, a cape or promontory.

Or if you like to keep it more simple: THE COCK THAT RAN, and the Phallic Symbol Warp Rocket is called... the Phoenix, no shit, didn't see that coming!

"It is a historical irony that Dr. Cochran would choose an instrument of mass destruction to inaugurate an era of peace." Data
Hmm, Order out of chaos? You mean like Pearl Harbor/The two atom bombs to start the end of WW2? Or 9/11, 7/7 and 3/11 to bring about a New World Order? Or *insert numerous examples here* Yes, historical irony indeed.

When Picard and Data are bonding - picard talks to Data - who is evolving to become more human with his emo-chip - about how touching an object makes it seem more real - they rather disturbingly start stroking the rocket (phallic symbol)
Troy: Should I leave you three alone? :p

27.28 gratuitous eye in triangle shot. Woot!

Cochran toasts to the Phoenix with Troy:
"May she rest in peace." (the female cock (adrogyny?) will rise from the ashes anyway)

When a crew member who just got assimilated by the borg calls to Picard for help, he kills him out of mercy. It's also rather advised to not add another borg drone to the already infested ship.

The borg stopped assimilating the enterprise at deck 11. What is on deck 11?! asks Worf: Hydroponics! Stellar cartography, deflector control, all vital systems. Crap!

"They would not have stopped there until it gave them a tactical advantage!" Duh Worf.

Let's use the 8 Circuit model and see how these have been used throughout hisStory:
Hydroponics: Nourishment, Altered States of Consciousness (Circuit 1 & 5-8)
Stellar Cartography: Astrotheology crafting religions, submit + divide & conquer tools. (c1, 2 & 4)
Deflector Control: Language (Lies) (c3 and 1, 2 & 4 too to an extent)
And All Vital Systems: The economic, financial, political & other Cyst-ems (c1,2,3 & 4!)
Just throwing it out there.

Here's a fascinating conversation between Data, the Ship's Android (DOES THIS PICTURE MAKE ME LOOK LIKE CRUCIFIED JESUS/SOLAR REPRESENTATIVE?) and the Borg Queen:

Data: Who are you?
Queen: I am the borg.
Data: That is a contradiction, the borg has a collective consciousness, there are no individuals.
Queen: I am the beginning, the end, the one who is many... I am the borg.

Data: Greetings... (lol) I'm curious, do you control the borg collective?
Queen: You imply disparity where none exists, I am the collective.
Data: Perhaps I should rephrase the question, I wish to understand the organizational relationships. Are you their leader?
Queen: I bring order to chaos.
Data: An interesting if cryptic response.

Queen: You are in chaos Data, you are the contradiction, a machine who wishes to be human.
Data: Since you seem to know so much about me, you must be aware that I am programmed to evolve, to better myself.
Queen: We too are on a quest to better ourselves, evolving towards a state of perfection.
Data: Forgive me, but borg do not evolve, they conquer.
Queen: By assimilating other beings into our collective, we are bringing them closer to perfection.
Data: Somehow I question your motives.
Queen: That's because you haven't been properly stimulated yet.

Data: *acts weird* you have reactivated my emotion chip, why?
Queen: Don't be frightened.
Data: I'm not frightened.
Queen: Do you know what this is Data?
Data: It appears you are attempting to graft organic skin onto my endoskeleton structure.
Queen: What a cold description for such a beautiful gift. *blows on it softly*
*Data twists and turns*
Queen: Was that good for you?
Data: Ooh :p

Blowing back life into the crucified sun/son of god? Using it for your purposes? I dunno, I'm just an amateur folks.

Meanwhile Picard is on the Enterprise with a woman from the old Earth space time who escaped from Sickbay (why the hell not call it Healthbay or Healing bay or something) while the Borg were attacking there.

Woman: How much did this thing cost? (The Enterprise)
Picard: Economics of the future are somewhat different, you see money doesn't exist in the 24th century.
Woman: No money, you mean you don't get payed?
Picard: The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives, we work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity. (Sounds a lot like Jacque Fresco's The Venus Project!)

Later they encounter Borg and Picard and the woman go to a holodeck to trick them.

"Doubt that even a holographic bullet can kill!" says Picard about the reality of the illusion (or the illusion of reality) after he kills 2 borg on the holodeck with the safety protocols switched off. He rather enjoyed firing the machine gun and the woman had to calm him the f down. Chill out old man, they're dead, ok?

Geordi La Forge says to Cochran he's standing exactly where his statue was to be built, with him reaching out to the sky, Roman/Hitler salute like?
(don't forget the Pledge of Allegiance in the states used to use this too :p, and this link also talks about the borg, synchydoo! Check it out, it's good.) It's a military thang or sumsum.

Back to Data and the Queen. Btw if you happen to have thought of the Queen of England, good, I heard she's a crazy b* too.

Data to Borg Queen:
"Believing one's self to be perfect is often a sign of a delusional mind." (oh snap)

Then Data's skin gets hurt by the Borg and Data says:
"My programming was not designed to process these sensations!"
Were we humans designed to undergo all this BS we've had to cope with during the entire HisStory? (Considering possible genetic engineering origins that question is unintentionally tragically hilarious...)

The Borg are trying to convert the Enterprise to Borg technology and are outside building a beacon right on top of the Particle Emitter! That's not nice according to space etiquette, or so I've heard. Especially if the contraption has some sacred Stargate symbolism.

To get rid of the borg they'll have to release 3 mag(netic) locks, because shooting the particle emitter would be kinda stupid, wouldn't it? Not that I know what a particle emitter is.

Hey it's Tin Man (Neal McDonough, from the Sci-fi channel's reimagined Wizard of Oz mini-series called Tin Man) called Lieutenant Hawk here [btw, Lieutenant, is just someone 'holding tenants in place of' (lieu=place, french), oeh some title], he gets lifted up by a borg before being able to release his mag lock. Picard releases his magnetic boots and jumps across the Stargate floor, and releases the last mag lock and there go the borg and their device into space.

But Hawk, is turned into a borg (Tin Man, hellooo - plus he's not part of the original 'nine' (check my Enneads post here and I found this Atlantean Times post in the archives too) so you know he gonn' die) and tries to kill Picard but Worf shoots him into space and also shoots the borg device that was floating along.
"Assimilate this" says Worf with his Klingon whit and blasts it into pieces.

Thanks to Chris from Secret Sun for pointing out the solar struggle in the assimilation of Lt. Hawk. Hawk resonates with Horus and Ra, the Sun Gods (so does the falcon), so Hawk could be 'standing in' (remember lieutenant) for Riker (Ra-Horus resonator according to Chris) who's on the surface of Earth. And the Borg being a symbol of technocracy & the hive mind (the borg collective, the unimatrix) symbolizing the consensus reality illusion served to disway us from the 2012 solar sunspot activated stargate paradigm consciousness shift!?

Horus died from the sting of a Scorpion, the Borg have nanoprobes coming out of tubules from their hand, stinging the future assimilated ones like a Scorpion - same which happened to Lt. Hawk. 'Scorpion' was also a double episode of Star Trek Voyager where the crew had to work together with the Borg in Operation Scorpion to battle a new threat ("I couldn't help it," said the scorpion. "It's my nature."). The episodes introduced Seven of Nine into the series & Species 8472 (the threat, more about them later!).

Cochran meanwhile finally reveals the reason of his reluctance (and jackass-ness) towards the enterprise crew, he was motivated to build warp tech... for money. The unlikely hero...
Riker reacts by saying "someone once said 'don't try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make its own judgements.'" (sounds a lot like recent Neo-Con shit don't it?!)
Cochran: "Rethorical nonsense, who said that?"
Riker: "You did, ten years from now." Unpredictability isn't the movie's strong point.

Picard to contemporary woman: Six years ago they assimilated me into their collective, I had their cybernetic devices implanted throughout my body, i was linked to the hive mind, every trace of individuality erased, I was one of them, so you can imagine my dear I have a somewhat unique perspective on the borg and I know how to fight them. (this applies to all of you and our own 'borg' presence, the cybernetic devices can be the belief systems, 'medicins', 'vaccines' and products.)

Woman: It's simple, the borg hurt you and now you're gonna hurt them back. Captain Ahab has to go hunt his whale!
Picard: This is about saving the future of humanity!
Woman: Jean-Luc, blow up the damn ship!
Picard: No! Nooooooo! *breaks glass case with enterprise models*

(oops, wrong star saga! Again!)

Picard: I will not sacrifice 'the enterprise!' I've made too many comprimises already, too many retreats, they invade our space and we fall back, they assimilate entire worlds and we fall back, not again, the line must be drawn here, this far no further. I will make them pay for what they've done!
Woman: ...You broke your little ships, see you around Ahab.

Picard: "And he piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it."
[The actual quote by Melville in Moby Dick reads,
"He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it."]

Picard: Ahab's quest for vengeance in the end destroyed him and his ship.
Woman: I guess he didn't know when to quit...

Picard comes to his senses (he called Worf a coward, so you know he wasn't thinking straight!)
Prepare to evacuate the enterprise!

Crusher: so much for the Enterprise E (the fifth age). Do you think they'll build a new one?
Picard: Plenty of letters left in the alphabet.

Picard stands alone on the bridge like a true captain while the rest abandons ship, but through the borg collective unconscious assimilated Data calls to him.

Meanwhile, purely coincidental of course, on Earth the Phoenix Rises.

While the Triangle Exodus from the Enterprise is taking place. They look like coffins or sarcophaguses (or piano's :p) while departing from the enterprise.

Then the final battle takes place with Picard finding the Queen and Data.

Borg Queen to Picard: You can still hear our song.
Picard: I remember you, that ship and all the borg on it were destroyed!
Queen: You think in such 3 dimensional terms, how small you've become... (ouch! Where's our multidimensional awareness ppl? Activate Right-Brain practices!)

Quick skip back to the rising Phoenix:
"Sweet Jesus!" says Cochran as he sees the Enterprise maneuvres in front of the Sun (Jesus, Sun of God) from the Phoenix cockpit. I'm sure that stargate on the side is just sitting there for fun.

Geordi and Riker are joining Cochran on the first supposed Warp flight of human civilisation to make first contact with the Vulcans, the past steers the future as much as the future steers the past? Or has time travel always been connected with space travel? Extradimensionality?

Back to the end battle: Data rebels against the new Borg BS: "Resistance is futile!" and destroys a tube-thingy with a warp-vent-thingy (? :p) coming out of it, and Data drags the Queen away from Picard, into the warp-vent thingy and her skin can't take that stuff apparently.

I guess that means the system will have to be beaten from within, let's hope at least a few people already in the illuminati circles will finally choose bravery instead of cowardice.

The Queen has an endoskeleton skull & spine that resembles the one from terminator 3 or the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Picard snaps the spine in two and it powers off, kundalini broken.

Data: Strange, part of me is sorry she's dead
Picard: She's unique
Data: She brought me closer to humanity than I ever thought possible and for a time I was tempted by her offer.
Picard: How long a time?
Data: 0.68 seconds sir, for an android, that is nearly an eternity.

First contact is attained with the vulcans, their ship kinda looks like a Cylon base star (from new Battlestar Galactica). I heard the X is a solar symbol, so this could be the 'Secret' Sun descending, though I have no idea really.

"Live long and prosper." plus the handsign, (check out this origins link.)

Cochran gives him a handshake, "Thanks".

Picard: Mr. Data lay in a course for the 24th century, I suspect our future is there waiting for us.
Data: Course laid in sir.
Picard: Make it so!

Cochran turns on his ridiculous Scooby Dooby or whatever music to amuse the Vulcans (after all, music, vibration is all, or something) and the movie ends.

Coming soon: Species 8472!


The Secret Sun said...


Thanks for the shout out- glad to be of service! That eye-pyramid is anything but gratuitous. Check out my screencaps on Red Ice for a couple interesting notes from First Contact. Including the fact that that battle on that dish is a Solar struggle with Lt Hawk being assimilated. Figure that one out.

The Phoenix is the Phallus- look at it!

Dedroidify said...

Haha, and they're stroking it.

Great link thanks a lot, will add to post.

Dedroidify said...

Hey I loved that hint about the Solar Struggle, updated the post. Let me know if you noticed anything else :)