As one of my colleagues (who should get a personal site, so that I may not be able to steal stuff like this) notes, the nice thing about the Internet is that you can have a new Greatest. Thing. EVAR. every day.
PS: Dammit, in an alternate universe not that far diverged from this one I’d be able to make all sorts of Star Trek-themed Christopher Marlowe puns. Would it have killed the writers to reference somebody besides Shakespeare, every so often?
In Star Trek: The Motion Picture, a Voyager space probe gets sucked into a black hole and survives (GAAAAH), and is discovered by denizens of a machine planet who think the logical thing to do is to take a bus-size machine with the processing power of a couple of Speak and Spells and upgrade it to a spaceship the size of small moon, wrap that in an energy field the size of a solar system, and then send it merrily on its way. This is like you assisting a brain-damaged raccoon trapped on a suburban traffic island by giving him Ecuador.
I wonder if it’ll hit the same ones that I would have; particularly, how every major problem in the Star Trek universe can be solved by a modified tachyon burst emitted through the main deflector grid.
Yes, I know, I want one too. But I tell you what: I want one with a hand guard. Otherwise every lightsaber battle would consist of sabers clashing and then their owners sliding as quickly as possible down the shaft to lop off their opponent’s fingers. You say: Lightsabers can slice through anything but another lightsaber, so what are you going to make a hand guard out of? I say: Dude, if you have the technology to make a lightsaber, you have the technology to make a light hand guard.
It being Wednesday, we say good-bye to Grosse Pointe Blank and let all of you know that they’ve finally decided that Star Trek will be coming out on DVD on November 17, 2009. Just in time for Thanksgiving. Heck, just in time for November 17th, which I’m sure is a viable holiday somewhere.
PS: AoSHQ linked to the “Spock’s Brain” review: I personally would have gone with “And the Children Shall Lead.” Either way, I can’t imagine why Agony Booth thought advertising the complete third season of Star Trek DVDs would work. The whole shebang, on the other hand…
Anyway, it’s telling about the quality of the recent Star Trek movie that there’s been a number of people wondering how this version of the crew is going to handle meeting Khan. I’d actually prefer that they don’t – watch Space Seed again, then Wrath of Khan, and tell me how you can fairly expect somebody to live up to Ricardo Montalban – but it tells you something that the fans have relaxed about the entire prospect.
Me, I want to see how they handle Mirror, Mirror. I have high expectations for Simon Pegg’s performance in that one.