It’s really true EVERYTHING in life has a Star Trek analogue. Especially if you include the clunky TOS first season.
SPOCK: You’ve done well, Valeris. As your sponsor at the Academy I’ve followed your career with satisfaction. And as a Vulcan, you have exceeded my expectations.
VALERIS: I do not understand this representation.
(referring to a painting on the wall)
SPOCK: It’s a depiction from ancient Earth mythology. ‘The Expulsion from Paradise.’
VALERIS: Why keep it in your quarters?
SPOCK: To be a reminder to me that all things end.
VALERIS: It is of endings that I wish to speak. Sir, I address you as a kindred intellect. Do you not recognise …that a turning point has been reached in the affairs of the Federation?
SPOCK: History is replete with turning points, Lieutenant. You must have faith.
SPOCK: That the universe will unfold as it should.
VALERIS: But is this logical? Surely we must…
SPOCK: Logic? …Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.
So kid no. 2 and I watched the The Hobbit 2 Electric Boogaloo Desolation of Smaug (SPOILER: he’s not that desolate). Loved the movie, other than the obvious, obnoxious cliffhanger. However, we saw some parallels to movies that have gone before. REAL SPOILERS FOLLOW.
The Star Trek website/Facebook is running a contest to name the top 10 episodes of the original series. Sounds good, but it’s 10 from a preselected 30. We agree on 15 of their 30. We just think they zigged when they should have zagged on 35 others (15 of theirs; 20 of ours that don’t overlap). We’re right; they’re wrong.…
Life, the Universe, and Everything is explained by football or Star Trek. It’s true. Football is easy – anything that has to do with sex fits. Star Trek takes on other things – racism, war mongering, cultural elitism. Recently, it became apparent that Star Trek explains divorce behavior. David Marcus Kid: I’m sorry, sir. Just don’t surrender. Genesis doesn’t work the bus…
So last night I watched Wyatt Earp, the 1994 Kevin Costner flick. I never intended to watch this movie, as it was one of those copycat releases that were so popular in the 1990s: Tombstone (1993)/Wyatt Earp (1994) (the Earp story) Braveheart (1995)/Rob Roy (1995) (crazy Scots who live in mud and fight those damn brits) Armageddon (1998)/ Deep impact…
Go see it. Now. Meet some friends again, for the first time. Other thoughts: wow, that timeline is fucked. Again. Kirk turned 50 in the Star Trek II. Don’t talk to me. Goddammit. Spock has head wings when he runs Pike has mutton chops. The ST:TMP good uniforms are back. So are the Starship trooper naziwears Because: Uniformzzzz Carol Marcus Robocop is…
I enjoyed being invited to join you at the awards dinner. I expected to be pushed around by the tv crews as someone of lesser importance. I did not expect to be included in the nomination for my stellar (hah!) inspirational work on Star Trek. I hate tuxedos; the only thing worse would be the ST:TMP polyester pajamas.
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