Finished up with all of Star Trek: The Next Generation

I finally say down and watched Star Trek: Nemesis last night. I’m pretty sure that was only the second time I’d seen it, the first time being when it was released in theaters. I watched it at the Neptune on the Ave on cold December night. This is probably one of my least favorite Star Trek films.

In any event, I’m up to 40.48% completed (that’s over 224 hours). This is actually slightly misleading since the 11th Star Trek movie is going to be released in December.

I’ve cued up the first two seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and will probably start watching them over the weekend.

Also, per the request of a certain party, I’m going to try and have more Star Trek updates.

Finished Star Trek: The Next Generation

I finished watching all 176 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG). According to NetFlix, I started watching late January of 2007. Call it 300 days. So, 1.7 days to watch each episode. Don’t forget that I also was also interspersing movies throughout the entire time.

TNG is what I grew up with and wanting to see every single TNG episode is what started me on this quest just over two years ago (I returned the first disc of Star Trek: The Original Series on 10/17/2005). I’m honestly not a huge fan of the Original Series. This and the fact that the Original Series only has two episodes per a disc is why it’s taken almost 2 years to get almost 40% of the way through.

My unofficial goal is to be finished with everything by time I graduate in May 2009. That’s 446 episodes in 528 days; 1.18 days per an episode. I can manage that.

The goal is to finish the TNG movies by the end of finals and then maybe start on DS9. My guess is that I probably won’t get a solid start on DS9 until after I come to school in January.

Stats as of completing Star Trek Generations Movie:

Minutes Seen: 13125
Hours Seen: 18.75
Days Seen: 9.11458333333333
Episodes Seen: 287 (movies count as one episode)
% Complete: 39.50%

Stay updated at: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pttmTCNRdHlyykyicsHrZRw&hl=en

Other Properties of Prussian Blue

As told by Wikipedia:
From en.wikipedia.org:

  • It is electrochromic-changing from blue to colorless upon reduction. This change is caused by reduction of the Fe(III) to Fe(II) eliminating the intervalence charge transfer that causes PB’s blue color.
  • It undergoes spin-crossover behavior. Upon exposure to visible light the Fe(III) centers change from low spin to high spin. This spin transition also changes the magnetic coupling between the Fe atoms, making PB one of the few known classes of material that has a magnetic response to light.

Despite the presence of the cyanide ion, PB is not especially toxic because the cyanide groups are tightly bound.

As a note, the chemical formula of Prussian Blue is Fe7(CN)18(H2O)x where 14 ≤ x ≤ 16. Cyanide is the CN part.

I was able to find out this relatively useless, albeit interesting, information due to a flaw in Wikipedia that allows one to wonder through the system aimlessly.

I had watched and then was reading up on the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Thine Own Self” on Memory-Alpha which links to the Goiânia accident which links to Prussian Blue.