Thursday, October 25, 2007

Smokin' Aces

Have you ever seen such a piece of crap?

I guess the plot twists were cool, but the Tremors Brothers (which is who I was watching it for in the first place because one of them is Chris Pine) really disturbed me and I didn't enjoy that bit at all. The FBI agent doing that thing I shouldn't tell you about (spoilers and all that) in the end really threw me, and the big surprise was something I figured out about fifteen minutes in.

It just sucked sucked sucked.

I did like the trashy hit women though. They had a certain energy that is often missing from the standard cinematic hit man.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Secret

If you want to audition well, calm the fuck down. Wil Wheaton discovered that the other day when he got cast in the role of Miles Something-or-other in Numb3rs.

Go Wil! You rock! You're awesome!

A Tribute to Gene Roddenberry

The anniversary of Gene's death is today.

The Doomsday Machine

They're right. It is cooler in Remastered.

Not that it's not cool. I'd like to take this moment to harp on the lack of respect we're paying the people who friggin invented the special effects needed to do this ep - whose work is now being basically deleted by computer.

BTW, I'll get remastered as soon as I buy the complete TNG set, okay?

"Sir – may I offer my condolences on the death of your friend; it is most... regrettable."
"It's regrettable that he died for nothing."

- Spock and Kirk

Hippocratic Oath

Leaving out the Dominion plot for the moment, does anyone else wonder how it is that Worf got so out of line? I realize there's no love lost between him and Odo at this point, but seriously, he's just annoying in this one.

Now stumbling back into the Dominon plot - what are we doing sending runabouts alone through the wormhole? Seems like the dictionary definition of crappy idea to me. And Garan'Agar proves that despite the lack of addiction to White, the Jem'Hadar will never be the great thinkers of the galaxy, which makes me wonder just what exactly Julian thinks he's doing.

So, what you're saying is you whish Keiko... was a man.

-Julian Bashir

Friday, October 19, 2007

For those of you who know who I am

Despite the bomb threat across from my work - I AM OKAY.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This has one of my favorite scenes in it, where the whole crew gets together for dinner in Sisko's quarters. Odo learns to cook, Bashir hates beets, Kira calls Odo cute, everyone gets a lecture about cajun cooking and probably at some point baseball.

I just love it.

But then the rest of the ep happens and one burning question pervades my conciousness:

Where the crap is Verad?

There's all this stuff in here about Dax's eighth host. Verad? Gone. Still, I know he only had Dax for a few hours or so, but...

Ninth. Ninth host.

You just look so...cute.

-Major Kira,
watching Odo cooking

Forever Young

Mel Gibson when he was still cool and a really short Elijah Wood? What's not to love?

Also, JJ Abrams strikes again.

I'm shocked by how many things I enjoyed as a little kid have JJ Abrams involvement. This time he wrote the thing. It makes it all a little easier to know that he's repsonsible for many of my fond cinematic memories - too bad he's not writing XI.

Someone just asked why I don't cover Voyager.

Simple question. Want a simple answer?

I only own season 4.

And that sucks.

Give me some time, I'm working on it. I just graduated, for cripes sake!

Seriously, though, I'd love to cover Voyager and even *sob* Enterprise but I just can't stop paying rent and buy it all right now.

Lazy day

I've watched no Trek today and none yesterday and I miss it. But I only have 11 and a half hours before I go to bed, so I better go watch it I guess...

Being a nerd is a demanding passion, one that can eat away at you. Beware: you may not be able to leave.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

And the AICNs Have It

There's a McCoy and I can't look.

Because he's the last one. After this that's it. No more waiting - the thing's totally cast.

Okay, here we go...

Karl Urban.

Karl Urban... We've heard the name. No one's surprised.

Karl Urban.

La De Friggin Da

Still waiting for it all to sink in... waiting... waiting...

Nope, still can't wrap my mind around it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Well, that's all folks. And by folks I mean Shatner.

William Shatner is out and Chris Pine of crappy movie fame is in. At least he's a reasonable look-alike and he's reasonably hot to boot. We'll wait to see if he has a brain - giving up a shot at any other movie for The Posiedon Adventure doesn't look promising - and if he can act. Questionable, I doubt he got much from Lindsay Lohan.

I remember idolizing Shatner as a child. My parents would joke about him all the time and I just couldn't stand it. They never understood how much it bothered me. As I got older, I was able to understand that Shatner is an egomaniacal freak of nature and that he's self-important and that he's not that smart and probably not easy to get along with. I also began to understand that Captain Kirk, himself, isn't exactly going to be winning a Nobel Prize for Brilliance anytime soon. But still, Kirk is a hero for nothing more than stupid bravery and sheer dumb luck and Shatner is to be honored for bringing Kirk to us.

And so I'd like to request a moment of virtual silence for Shatner's Kirk, who we will probably never get to see again. Forty years was not enough - and keep writing your damn books. Just because they're all the same doesn't mean we'll stop reading. After all, you're William Shatner!


I recently found a site that sells quality asian versions of the star trek sets. For CHEAP. That means I'll have it all in about three months for a reasonable price without copyright violation. Which means that then I can start buying other things. Wonderful things. I think X-Files is next, or maybe The Pretender.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


I was struck today by the fact that I cannot find anything wrong with The Homecoming/Circle/Siege trilogy. Nothing. Nada, zip, zilch. It's a perfect moment in Star Trek. Someone come tell me something I missed, 'cause I'm feeling queasy.

Day of rest. Or something.

I finally got a day off and what did I do? I watched "The Apple", "Silicon Avatar", "The Homecoming", "The Circle", "The Siege", four Buffies, and I'm just about to watch "Cardassians". I'm finally caught up though.

Yay on me.

Oh, and I cleaned my room, went to the gym, and did laundry. And I need to clean the bathroom in the worst way.

Sometimes it bites to be a nerd.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The more I learn...

The More I learn:

the less I fear.
the better I feel.
the happier I am.
the more I know.
the more I have to fear.

I dunno, it just seems to run in cycles with me. Sometimes I'm thrilled about the movie, and sometimes I just want it to go away. I admit it - like Kirk and Spock, I am afraid of change. I have grown inflexible, and I may have outlived my usefulness.


I just love the ep where Lore kills Noonien Soong. But what I've never understood is why. I know he's insane, but he had no reason to kill his own father. And he was genuinely upset that Soong was dying.

So why kill him?

I don't understand the mentality of the insane. Or the sane, for that matter.

"I am not less perfect than Lore. I am not less perfect than Lore."


Thursday, October 11, 2007

As if that's not enough

We also have Sulu cast - John Cho. So we're doing pretty well here, really, and also, FYI - this is totally gonna work people!

We have Scotty.

I think I'm right in saying that Simon Pegg is a good damn choice. And after all this - I'm willing to finally let it go and trust J.J. again. He's gotten too much right for me to worry about him anymore - until November, when shooting starts, with it's whole new bag of worries.

Boy did he call it.

"I told him we shouldn't have colonized so close to the Cardassian border."

-Mr. Mott
"Ensign Ro"
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Watching Mirror, Mirror and The Enemy within so close together is that they really show you the dark side of humanity.

The very dark side.

There's the side of Kirk you don't want to see. And Spock, and Sulu, and Chekov. We don't really see Uhura or Scotty or McCoy being evil.

Scary, isn't it?

But what's scarier is the people on Heroes. Sometimes they're good and sometimes they're shooting Simone and breaking into people's houses. And sometimes George Takei is handing over other peoples children to that guy who plays Claire's dad and OMFG, what is going on here? Because now everyone's all interconnected.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I hate weekends

The problem with having a weekend away is that now I have to watch "Man of the People", "The Enemy Within", "Mirror, Mirror", "Barge of the Dead", "Ensign Ro", "Brothers", "The Raven", "The Survivors", and "Partruition". I've gotten behind. Not to mention my other shows.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Search 2

I remember confusion. Unending confusion. Rene Auberjoinois was awesome as always. Confusion, confusion, confusion. Wondering - how? Because nothing seemed quite right.

But I never did like Nechayev.

I remember knowing, too, that something was rotten in the state of Camazotz - or Founderworld. Whatever, I'm not picky. The point is, they were creepy. They were NOT RIGHT and I could tell. And I was right.

It was a profound experience, knowing and being correct and predicting. I was twelve years old, and I hadn't ever made a correct prediction. But this - this I knew.

Monday, October 1, 2007

The only time the TNG crew is allowed to have issues

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Family

Worf's parents visit, Wesley has an up-close encounter with his dad's holographic image (Wil Wheaton has apologized for this one, by the way).

The big thing is Picard recovering from his Borg experience. And let me tell you, boy am I glad that they didn't decide that Picard destroying half the fleet was cause for everyone just going back out to space with no emotional consequences.

Aupres de ma blonde
Qu'il fait bon, fait bon, fait bon
Aupres de ma blonde
Qu'il fait bon, fait bon

Au...dum da-da blonde
Qu'il bo-bo fait bon..

-Jean-Luc and Robert Picard
Singing drunkenly

Why Humans need Telepathy

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Darmok

Some aliens that make no sense kidnap Picard. Will can't get to Picard, but Deanna thinks it's not exactly a fight to the death.

Deanna and Data learn to communicate with the aliens - sort of. Meanwhile, Picard really does, but the alien captain has to die to get it done.

His arms wide...why? Because he's holding them apart?

-Captain Jean-Luc Picard

They reuse this word way too much

Star Trek: The Changeling

Changelings are always misguided, is the only thing I have to say.

That, and the alien probe that Nomad joined with must have been really, really, advanced.

Somehow, a teeny tiny probe managed to destroy four billion people in a teeny tiny amount of time. Of course, Kirk gets stuck dealing with the probe. Luckily, the probe thinks Kirk is it's father (kind of the reverse of Star Wars). The probe is on a mission to sterilize all life that is imperfect. Kirk proves to the probe that it, itself, is imperfect - but not until after Scotty's had to be resuscitated and Uhura has to relearn everything she ever knew.

That's problematical, sir.


See, it is a word!