Saturday, April 05, 2008

Deep Thoughts

Good evening, cats and kittens, and welcome to a very relaxed Corner. It's 10:34pm, and I'm enjoying my first beer in two weeks. I slept in til 6:15am today, and didn't go to work until 6pm. Now it's quiet in the house. Mrs. Marius is sleeping peacefully, and the COA is with her grandparents for a week. I just made myself some popcorn, and I feel like just grooving. Do y'all remember when the image of the FM DJ was the deeply stoned, totally mellow, Venus Flytrap sort of cat who would play Ina Gadda Da Vida in its entirety so he could smoke a bowl and chill for twenty minutes between commercial breaks? I kinda miss those days.

So as I mentioned a few entries ago, one of the podcasts I listen to is a couple of English dudes talking Trek. They brought up an interesting point the other day. I have grave misgivings about the impending Star Trek movie, which has recast the entire original series crew and will show us their first mission aboard the Enterprise. Mike and Rich speculated that what if it were not so much a matter of recreating Kirk, Spock, McCoy, etc., but was instead a re imagining of the entire series, ala Battlestar Galactica. I have no idea if that is what is being done, but if that were the case I think I could be fine with it. I might just be able to get behind a grittier, more real Federation. Now before you begin shouting 'hypocrite' since I railed against the Section 31 story lines on DS9 ride with me a bit here. The concept that Starfleet had a black ops agency was put into place at a time when TV was full of X-Files type conspiracies, and it seemed totally out of place on Star Trek. I objected then, and I still do. However, it might be interesting to see how the Star Trek universe would look without the Roddenberry requirement that everybody play nice. And if that is the case, what better crew to do it with? Kirk was always a bit of a rule breaker, and he took a very liberal view of the Prime Directive, so why not see him in his 'fuck 'em all' days? I don't know if that is the direction JJ Abrams is taking, but it would be interesting, don't ya think?

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but while the press is caterwauling about how dirty Obama and Clinton are fighting each other, it seems to me to be one of the more civil political contests I've ever seen. Yeah, they are both taking the occasional cheap shot, but over all they are being rather nice to each other. I'm really enjoying this contest, and though I am for Obama, I think we are in for a very interesting 4 years no matter who wins.

Pardon my repetition, but I am just so tickled that Turtle and Sheeps are getting married. He really is what is best in our species, and he deserves to be happy. And though my in-person time with Sheeps is limited, she strikes me as a caring, strong, totally groovy person. I think they will take good care of each other. Now whether or not their cats will get along...well that remains to be seen.

All right, I've babbled enough. Good night, dear ones. Rest well, and dream of large women.

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti


Stinkypaw said...

I wonder if anyone dreamt of me?!...

rosebuckle said...

Well, as someone who has never enjoyed any incarnations of Battlestar Galactica, I would hate to see this Star Trek become "gritier". There is plenty of doom & gloom sci-fi out there. Part of Roddenbury's charm is his optimism