Wednesday, November 11, 2009

See What Being Sick Does To Me?

I don't know what it is but being sick and geeking out seem to go hand in hand with me. The last time I was really sick I watched the entire animated Star Trek, this time I'm watching the movies (the original series movies anyway). I'm blaming this partly on the fact that I leave for Boston in a week and I will likely have to go a whole five days without any Trek at all.
What does all this mean? It means you get another nerd post*. Feel free to ignore it, read the archives or something, listen to the old episodes of Off Topic. Whatever you like.

- I always love that Khan tells Chekov that he never forgets a face since Chekov didn't even show up until the second season. Part of me can't help but taking some sick pleasure in noting the error and part of me likes to think that Chekov was always there, just not on the bridge (the rest of me is just incredibly sad for those two parts).

- Can someone please tell me why in the hell Scotty would carry his dying nephew to the goddamned bridge rather than sick bay, please? That bugs the shit out of me every time. McCoy isn't even hanging out on the bridge at that point and since they were under attack it's safe to assume that he was trying to help the fucking wounded.

- I love Khan, a lot. Really I do. Ricardo Montalban is wicked hot and Khan is an awesome character. But... I'm still not exactly clear on how Khan figures that all this was Kirk's fault (and believe me, I'm the first one to call Kirk on his fuck-ups of which there are many). He talks about being exiled to Ceti Alpha V, but really he was given an opportunity to colonize the planet. Kirk didn't blow up Ceti Alpha VI, dude and it's more of a Star Fleet fuck-up that no one came to check up on you guys (or notice that Ceti Alpha VI had BLOWN THE FUCK UP).

- Kirstie Alley is the WORST VULCAN EVER. Honestly, if it weren't for Khan's incredible awesomeness she would have ruined the whole fucking movie.

- Tho I'm never surprised to make note of it, it should be mentioned that Kirk pops his collar like the douche we all figured he was.

- What is up with the engineering uniforms? Those are THE ugliest, most ridiculous uniform ever.

*Yeah, I know, it's all been said before and I'm only talking about Wrath of Khan. You don't like it? Get your own blog.


natalie a said...

ok, I have to be honest i kinda skimmed it tonight - not because I didn't enjoy the witty banter, but the subject matter sorta eluded me - never got into the series so I have NO idea who you're refering to :)

I hope you feel better soon:)....for both our sakes;)wink

Robin said...

uhm, yeah, feel better!

Gwenhwyfar said...

Natalie - That's okay. I understand.

Robin - Thanks, I appreciate your obvious concern.

Janna said...

I wondered the same thing about Khan: Why get mad at Kirk as if he planned the whole mess?

And yes, Kirstie Alley is indeed the worst Vulcan ever.

Gotta love those ugly wormy things that burrow into your brain, though. Just make a list of people you would like to inflict them on.
Ex co-workers or employers or customers, for example. :)

Janna said...

Accgh. See, it's been so long since I've seen The Wrath Of Khan; I can't remember if they were ugly wormy things or ugly insectoid things or some other creepy crawly thing.

The fact that I am genuinely grieved over this lapse in memory should prove what a Trek-nerd I really am.

Gwenhwyfar said...

I think I know why you're confused. When Khan first pulls them out of the Ceti eel they are leach like things and later when it crawls out of Chekov's ear it's turned in to a small version of the adult eel.
I am such a fucking nerd...