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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.


Life, the Universe, and Everything

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…


Spectre of “the Bodyguard”

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…

A bromance in space?

Star Trek Into Darkness: Dick Cheney and the Orcs

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…


The Empire Strikes Back

My internet empire spans far and wide: MessengerPuppet: (dotcom, dotnet, dotorg), Facebook, twitter, tumblr. Drive By Shootings: (dotcom), Instagram, Facebook, twitter, tumblr And that does not include the goat midget porn/penis enlarger CafePress e-commerce sites I never even look at. It’s really not as easy as it looks.  This enterprise is not so automated and ready that “A chimpanzee and two trainees could run her.”  Or maybe they could.  I…