I’ve been a “Star Trek” fan since I was a little girl, when I started watching the show (first “The Original Series,” then “The Next Generation”) with my dad. Even when the TV was off, “Trek” stoked my imagination. One of the fondest memories I have of my dad (who died in November 2012) was listening to his “Star Trek”-inspired bedtime stories, starring Yeoman Amelia and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise. Much of the action took place on the bridge, and ever since, part of me has always looked upon that space and thought, I want to go to there.
And I could, if Quebec resident Line Rainville would invite me over to hang out in her “Star Trek” basement. Rainville spent $30K renovating her basement to look like the Enterprise, complete with its own bathroom (with a sweet insignia mosaic in the shower!), comfy captain’s chairs, and a (stuffed) pet Tribble. Click through to see just how detailed Rainville was with her renovations. [Metro UK]
Last night, Ami and I had the pleasure of going to see Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in “No Man’s Land” on Broadway. The show was fantastic and funny, and I’ll tell you more about it when we give away tickets next week. After the show, I bid Ami adieu and then stood outside in the freezing cold to wait for my favorite duo to exit through the stage door.
Obviously, as a “Star Trek” obsessive, I was not going to miss my chance at meeting the man who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I do not say this lightly: I would not be the Amelia I am today without Picard. His infinite wisdom and exemplary leadership skills inform my daily life. I mean, when I’m in a tough spot and am not sure how to handle it, I just ask myself, What would the captain of a Galaxy class starship with over a 1,000 crew members do? and I’m immediately on the right track. Keep reading »
Dear Indian Trail Town Council Member David Waddell,
Actually, I guess I should say ex Indian Trail Town Council Member David Waddell, because you officially resigned from your position yesterday. I’m not in the habit of propositioning politicians, especially politicians who are resigning in order to stage a write-in campaign as a Constitution Party candidate, but it’s the way you resigned that caught my attention. See, you didn’t just submit a normal letter of resignation. You wrote your letter in Klingon as an “inside joke.” The mayor called it “unprofessional.” I call it brilliant. Keep reading »
It recently came to our attention that for the low, low price of $69.99, you can make a 3D-printed customized “Star Trek” action figure of yourself. Let us just say that again: you can turn yourself into a shockingly detailed, miniature member of Starfleet. LIFE DREAM STATUS ALERT. Obviously we have already spent multiple hours discussing our preferred ranks, poses, uniform options, the inherent risks involved with being a member of Command, and how unflattering the Starfleet jumpsuits are, even on our plastic doppelgangers. In the process, we realized that these action figures would make the perfect Christmas gift, and not just for Trekkies like us, but for every single person on our (and your!) holiday gift lists. Here’s why: Keep reading »
If anyone was born to read “Star Trek” erotic fan fiction aloud, it’s Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei. The actor sensually read through some truly superb Trekkie purple prose on “Watch What Happens Live” this week and, oh my, was it hot and heavy. Watch above!
My mom — you guys call her Amelia — turns 34 on November 16th and I’m worried she’s going to be depressed about it. She found three grey hairs the other day. Anyway, I think this cheeky “Star Trek” T-shirt would cheer her up about her advancing age, because despite being old, she’s totally still a Vulcan in the streets and a Klingon in the sheets. The problem is that because of dog discrimination, I don’t have a job and have no money. Can someone loan me $27 plus shipping and handling? And help me wrap it? Thanks in advance! [Look Human via i09]
When I envision my ideal day, it involves a treehouse, Sir Patrick Stewart, marijuana and the vast acting knowledge held in the brilliant mind of the man who played Captain Jean Luc Picard. Here, Stewart explains to his girlfriend, Sunny Ozell, the finer points of the “quadruple take.” It is amazing. [Gawker]
Know any unemployed Klingons living in Illinois? Then you should probably go tell them their lives have become considerably easier. But since they don’t have a word for “unemployed,” you might have some difficulty explaining it, so bring a phaser in case things escalate.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security began offering Klingon as one of the languages its website can be viewed in as a way of getting a bit of attention earlier this summer when “Star Trek Into Darkness” was arriving in theaters. They decided to keep it on afterward when they realized that the novelty of it was drawing more people to their site, which offers information on unemployment benefits, veterans’ benefits, and job searching resources. “Whenever people are drawn to our website to see the benefits that we offer, that’s a good thing,” spokesman Greg Rivara told the Chicago Tribune. Read more at The Mary Sue…
Last night, worlds collided. The season premiere of “Breaking Bad.” And a supremely stonerific “Star Trek” plot. Total nerdgasm. NYMag.com has a totally wonderful parsing of the validity of Badger’s “Star Trek” script idea, including whether Scotty could actually beam the contents of Kirk’s stomach into space. (It was in watching this scene that I realized I’m wildly attracted to Badger.) Also, love Skinny Pete’s line about Bones: ”Why do you think McCoy never uses the transporter? Because he’s a doctor, bitch!” Watch the whole scene above and feel free to discuss last night’s premiere episode of “Breaking Bad” in the comments! [NYMag.com]
Brilliant makeup blogger Sahily recreated the “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie poster image ON HER EYELID as part of her Summer Movie Makeup series. The craziest part is Sahily is not even a “Star Trek” fan; she was just inspired by the movie art. She says this was an artistic experiment, and “not a wearable look,” but I beg to differ. In fact, I think Amelia and I have found our new daily makeup routine. [Pretty In Pigment via Neatorama]