Wednesday, April 20, 2005

that special moment when you realize just how dorky you are

so i was flipping channels yesterday and realized my new schedule allows me to watch like, eight hours of star trek "the next generation" a day. imagine my delight. i've always kept my trekkie-ness on the down low because no one likes an out and out levar burton fan, and frankly there's no need for anyone to know how traumatized i was when tasha was eaten by that scary black goo. so i'm watching yesterday and i'm totally overjoyed because it's an episode that i somehow haven't seen and Q is on and bad things happen when Q is on the enterprise and all of a sudden jean luc makes Q mad! jean luc, what the hell are you thinking! Q's powerful! even whoopie goldberg is like, dude, picard, don't go there, and Q snaps his fingers and BAM, they're in another galaxy, light-years from where they should be. son of a bitch. what to do. so they're poking around the galaxy and all of a sudden they come to a new "planet" and data is describing it and all of a sudden they throw it on screen and it's THE BORG. and i'm like, why aren't they running?! what's going on?! no, don't probe them! no, no, don't hail them! and i realize, i'm actually yelling at the screen. wow. yes. the neighbors are probably wondering why i kept screaming, TURN BACK, DON'T YOU KNOW RESISTANCE IS FUTILE with such urgency. well, i suppose there's a chance they understand. i mean, if the enterprise is taken over by a colony of evil, same-minded, partial robots today it means there's absolutely nothing to do tomorrow at two o'clock. and i would almost rather sit through tasha getting eaten again than have that happen.

4 comments:

The Anonymous Hedgehog said...

SIMON/IVAN, HAVE WE TALKED ABOUT STAR TREK IN THE ... LIFETIME ... THAT WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS? I LOVE STAR TREK. THE BORG ARE MY FAVORITE. AND Q! AND I TOO WAS TRAUMATIZED BY TASHA'S TRAGIC DEMISE IN THE PIT OF GOO! THIS IS IN CAPS BECAUSE I AM THAT EXCITED. WHY HAVEN'T WE HAD STAR TREK MARATHONS? THE NEXT TIME I SEE YOU, THERE WILL BE A PARTY. WE WILL FILL SKINNY VASES WITH BLUE LIQUID AND PRETEND THE REESES HAVE MATERIALIZED (OUT OF THE FRIDGE). AND THEN THE MUSIC WILL OF COURSE BE FLUTE, A LA JEAN-LUC. THIS IS AMAZING.

Anonymous said...

Levar Burton will always be of Reading Rainbow fame to me.

-Shott

MGDub said...

Take a look, it's in a book, the reading rainbow (reading rainbow)...

Matthew said...

Agreein' with Shott, all I think of is "Reading Rainbow" when it comes to Mr. Levar Buton. And Whoopie Goldberg makes me think "Sister Act". And to be honest, even Patrick Stewart makes me think of "X-Men" before ST:TNG. I'm so un-trekki-fied. Billy would be sad.

Although I DO actually know who Q is because the only full episode of TNG I've seen was the one where he pulls a "It's a Wonderful Life" on Picard. Weird.