Friday, February 10, 2017

Star Trek, Best Old TV Show (1966-1969)

        

                        What is my Favorite TV Show?

              It is hard to pick my favorite TV show, but one of the most I watch is the original Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry. It is older form the nineteen-sixties, the special effects have shown their age but it has a strong plot in almost every episode. My favorite characters are Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), and last but not least, Dr. Mcoy (Deforest Kelley). The interactions between these characters are highly realistic, the constant bickering between the Dr and Spock is funny and enjoyable to watch. Spock doesn't derive off emotions but logic, though he is half-human which does show as in the fight between Kirk and Spock in "Amok Time" where Kirk is supposedly killed by Spock and he is obliged to turn himself in without any defense. Though Kirk is alive and Spock shows happiness when he finds out Kirk is alive but quickly tries to elaborate himself.
           You can't discuss Star Trek without talking about its fight sequences, Kirk is usually the one throwing the fists, he even fights a lizard called a Gorn. The Gorn is a guy in a rubber suit and Kirk throws Karate chops at the lizard, which prove uneffective, the episode is "Arena". The series reception was bad at first, lasting only three seasons, but in the early seventies they made an animated series, and later on made countless movies, new TV shows, and plenty of merchandise. It even inspired Star Wars eleven years later in nineteen-seventy-seven which proves the shows legacy. Many aged shows don't get the reception of Star Trek decades later, but it is just a fantastic show that is very inspiring with memorable characters. The series has been remastered with the visual effects enhanced, similar to Star Wars, they aren't special edits that everyone hates, unlike Star Wars. In history class, Star Trek has some historical episodes including NAZIS and the Great Depression. If their is an old show that you want to watch, I suggest Star Trek. 

Link to second pilot fight scene "Where No Man Has Gone Before": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elAhUrxxx94


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Favorite Music

                                           Music

       I am not a very musical person, though a very sweet tune can get me hooked onto it for a long time period. The ironic thing is my dad is a musician that has his very own website that I will put the link down on this page. Pop music is what I regularly listen to on my way to the Fortuna High School, my mother thinks it is catchy so it isn't really my choice. Music from classical movies are beautiful and my favorite composer Max Steiner has a beautiful orchestra in my favorite film King Kong (1933). There is multiple different themes in the movie, and it is considered one of the first movies to have an original score. Other classical films have beautiful scores too, though I shall put the main theme from the movie I talked about. Music can be very empowering, emotional, and very inspiring to me, though I don't listen to much of it for most of the time.


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Sunday, September 18, 2016

About Me

                                        About Me:

            My name is Jared Barros, I am a student at the Fortuna Union High School. I am in the 10th grade with various classes of different subjects that are necessary for a four year degree college course. When I was younger about the age of ten or so, I participated in wrestling never winning a match in that year, but I gave my time in the hope of winning a match, I never did another year of wrestling; I was also involved in baseball and soccer. My personal dream is to become a film maker or director, I as a freshman was in a class where I learned to edit videos and made a short information video about my local park. I also enjoy movies and reading superhero comics, mostly I enjoy reading about Superman, but I enjoy any comic. My dog is a husky/lab mix who is extremely fluffy and a little energetic. Every day I give him a walk to give him the exercise that he needs to stay in fit, due to his advanced age. If you don't give him a walk before the sun sets he barks at the door and won't stop until you give him one. I also have a twin of about my height and stature who enjoys game designing more than I do, he also took a filming class with me.

                                           My final for Digital Design 1-video


  Stories About Sports:

                  During wrestling I was not experienced in sports, because I didn't enjoy physical activity. Though I have gotten close to a victory, I never succeeded. Since I wasn't into physical activity, I got to compete against taller elongated people. The first time I had an encounter with one, I was thrown off my feet and slammed onto the mat. This caused me the victory as he used all his weight on me, though I managed to hold my own against another one after that first experienced. During the try outs at Rohner Park, I failed hardly as the authority figures weren't very passionate about helping their students. They also were very bad at pitching the ball to the batter, so I never went back after the try outs. Though I have disliked sports, I have enjoyed playing three different sports in my lifetime.