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Star Trek 50th Anniversary : Thoughts On The Man Trap

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement… 

Today, being September 8th, is the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, because on this day in the United States way back in 1966, ‘The Man Trap’ first aired (it aired on September 6th up in Canada)

So I figured, why not talk about this particular episode, since it was the first one to air.

The Enterprise arrives at planet M-113 to provide medical examinations for Proffers Robert Crater and his wife Nancy, Capt Kirk, Dr. McCoy and a red-shirt named Darnell all see Nancy different… for you see Nancy is a ‘creature’ that lives on salt… and since Darnell is not a main cast member and is wearing the colored red, he is promptly killed off by the creature. Spock and McCoy learn the cause of Darnell’s death, but there’s a problem the creature ends up on the ship and with the ability to shape shift, it is able to sneak about the Enterprise… all while building towards a climax that sees McCoy being conflicted about killing the creature because he sees it …

Recommendation: Check Out Usborne Books & More

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basements...


First a disclaimer, this is just my own opinions, no one paid me anything for this... would be nice if they did, but hey, they are getting free publicity.

The 'They' is Usborne Books, now I don't have kids of my own, but I do have two nieces, who are pretty young, so when I heard about Usborne Books through a friend for a Facebook event, I figured I'd look into them, to see what they are all about.

Basically they have a lot of fiction and non-fiction reading material perfect for those with kids that are babies / toddlers all the way to middle school, a lot of what they have seems like what I'd use to get when the schools I was in had the Scholastic Book Fairs... just with better prices. There's also an partnernship with KaneMiller.com, which I know also has educational books, games, etc.

I do know that Usborne has won numerous awards recently including the Teacher's Choice and has been named one of the 100 Bes…

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