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The Rewatch 81: Code of Honor

Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Episode: 1.04 Code of Honor (10-12-87)
Rating: 1/5
Redshirt Status:  0/0

Notable Guest Stars:
Jesse Lawrence Ferguson – Lutan.  Appeared in the film Boyz n The Hood.  He also appeared in a movie called The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh which sounds ridiculous, but I love Pittsburgh movies.  Might have to watch it.
Karole Selmon – Yareena.  She does not have many credits, but is still active.
James Louis Watkins – Hogan.  He had a minor role in X-men the Last Stand.


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The Rewatch 66: The Mark of Gideon

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 3.16 The Mark of Gideon (01-17-1969)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/3/49

Notable Guest Stars:
Sharon Acker – Odona.  She played on Parry Mason as his secretary in the 1970s remake.
David Hurst – Ambassador Hodin.  He appeared on several episodes of Man From U.N.C.L.E.


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The Rewatch 3: The Naked Time

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 1.03 Naked Time (9/29/66)
Rating: 3/5
Redshirt Status: 1/16 (not counting non-crew members death unless its a major character in the episode)

Notable Guest Stars:

Bruce Hyde: Lt. Kevin T. Riley. Lt. Riley is a recurring character on TOS
Majel Barrett: Nurse Christine Chapel. Majel Barrett is a mainstay in the Trek universe, playing not only Christine but also the ship computer and Lwaxana Troi on several series. Christine Chapel is also a recurring minor character, appearing in several episodes and seasons, including the films and animated series.
William Knight – Crewman. He is known for his voice acting, including several Anime and video games.


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National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  Diabetes is a growing concern in the United States as a chronic disease.  The percentage of the population that is diagnosed with Diabetes has grown over the last 25 years to being almost 1 in 10 people having the disease. In some states  it has doubled since 1990. It is also the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, both as a contributing or underlying cause. It isn’t always diagnosed right away, and many people remain uninformed about Diabetes as a whole and what causes it and how to manage it once you are diagnosed.

It is a chronic disease, so it is a disease one must manage throughout their life.  Some people are born with it, others develop it over the years.  There can be genetic as well as lifestyle contributions to Diabetes as well.  Diabetes deals with your body’s ability to process insulin, a hormone that processes sugar in the blood into usable energy.  There are two main types of Diabetes.

Type 1 is often diagnosed in childhood, and used to be called juvenile diabetes. This is a rarer type of diabetes and mainly deals with genetic causes.  In the cause of Type 1 your body doesn’t produce insulin at all, and usually requires insulin management.

Type 2 is more adult oriented and varies from insulin treatment to other medication to manage your sugar levels.  With Type 2, your body does not create enough insulin or is unable to use it effectively.  This can develop due to genetic reasons as well as lifestyle.  Like with Type 1, it requires active management, but the ways are more varied in nature.

If you would like to know more about Diabetes, or find a way to help in researching for its cause/treatment, I’ve provided some links below with more information.

I am of course not a medical professional, and you should always trust someone who is a medical professional over someone you read on the internet.  Doctors are your best references on this and other medical topics.

For more information:

The American Diabetes Association

The Mayo Clinic on Diabetes