Thursday, May 03, 2007

My Nerd Crush...

In my home we really only keep our television on one of three stations: The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel and The History Channel. Occaisionally we will watch Comedy Central for the Daily Show or the Colbert Report, and Fox for House, but basically it's just those stations that dominate our "family-mindless-entertainment-time." So, imagine my surprise when coming home from school I turn on the boob-tube to see Spike TV displayed proudly on the screen.

Now, times my surprise by 10 then throw in a dash of societal shame when Star Trek: Voyager ended up being the day time television show on at 2:00 p.m. weekdays. I hadn't seen an episode of Star Trek since I was about 10 years old, so watching it sent me spiralling back to my childhood. One filled with memories of my mother's nerdy friends watching Star Trek in our living room, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings Conventions and Next Generation Action Figures (I think we still have Data... I gotta find him). I only have one thing to say about it: It was.. AWESOME!

Fuck societal shame man, Star Trek was/is cool! It's so... cheesy and action-packed, the logic they use to get out of any kind of cosmic anomoly or social peculiarity is both irrefutable and filled with plot/loop holes that a truck (or in this case a starfleet ship) could drive (fly) through.

Yet, I couldn't pull away.

...I think I've found my guilty pleasure...

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