Wednesday, January 31, 2007

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I've gone to the bad place again

Really, I was going to do some work tonight.... but then I kept thinking about this Brad DeLong post about canonical Star Trek episodes. That led to some web surfing, and before I knew it found this at Youtube:

This was bad enough, but then it led to this clip, and then that led to this clip, which led to this bit, and, then, well this intrigued me but I just couldn't really enjoy it, and then, finally, oh dear God, there was this extract from my 13-year old id.

I'll post again once I've regained some equilibrium.

UPDATE: Ah, a Youtube video that brings me (sort of) back to the real world.

posted by Dan on 01.31.07 at 11:59 PM


So I take it you are a Picard man?

The Simpsons have this to remind you of:

Marge: [hearing modem noises] Ooh, what's wrong with this phone? it's
making crazy noises.
Nerd 2: [contemptuously] Those "crazy noises" are computer signals.
Nerd 3: Yeah. Some guys at MIT are sending us reasons why Captain
Picard is better than Captain Kirk.
Nerd 1: Hah! They're outta their minds.
-- The Great Debate continues, "Homer Goes to College"

posted by: Adam on 01.31.07 at 11:59 PM [permalink]

I definitely preferred Picard -- I got the impression that I might actually have SURVIVED a tour of duty under Picard. Under Kirk, no way; he went through crewmen like they were Kleenex.

Really, consider the original Enterprise dispassionately. The Captain was a neurotic sex maniac (thank God HE didn't have a Holodeck); the ship's doctor was a paranoid racist; the chief engineer was constantly yelling that the ship was going to blow up in 10 minutes -- it was kind of an interstellar Exxon Valdez.

posted by: Bruce Moomaw on 01.31.07 at 11:59 PM [permalink]

There's also the Finnish Star Trek / Babylon 5 parody movie Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning - you can download it (with or without English subtitles) here. YouTube has the trailer.

posted by: Alan K. Henderson on 01.31.07 at 11:59 PM [permalink]

Oh yeah, and there's also singing Picard.

posted by: Alan K. Henderson on 01.31.07 at 11:59 PM [permalink]

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