Film General

Fan Films

What happens when you take a bunch of hardcore Trek fans and too much spare time? You go and recreate the original series, only with worse acting and some questionable special effects – obvious really! Fans never fail to amaze me with their devotion to a particular film/tv series. For a production studio a cult following is the best they can ever hope for as we’ve seen with the likes of Star Wars, The Matrix, The X Files and so on. Fan films are rife on the net – most are unfortunately pretty terrible but therein lies their entertainment value. Hit the pic below if you feel so inclined!

Star Trek

At heart I’m a bit of a gadget freak. I love cool stuff which looks good and does something useful – my Apple PowerBook G4 12 would be a perfect example of this – how do they manage to pack so much functionality into such a small form factor? When it comes to mobile phones mine is now a little dated (its a Samsung A300) but it still does the basic job it was designed for although it suffered a nasty bang last summer and has a crack down the front screen. I was having a little look at new ones yesterday and am very tempted by the Sony-Ericsson T630 – its got a nice 65,536 colors TFT screen, a camera and bluetooth wireless capabilities (handy for talking to the PB).

Sony Mobile

Maybe I’m a sucker for expensive consumer electronics but the thought of being able to blog on-the-go as it were is appealing? If you’ve had any experience of using this phone please comment! If you’re into gadgets then you may like to check out gizmodo.com.

Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Tokyo. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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