P is for Picard, my favourite of all the Star Trek Captains, not least because Sir Patrick Stewart is one of a small handful of actors* who could read a really bad shopping list to me whilst half asleep and manage to leave me wanting more when he’d finished. There were quite a few Picard-isms I wanted to get into this one, but that was hard, so I’ve cheated and gotten them into two. Presented in order of creation… It’d been a long day for Jean-Luc; Wesley Crusher, he’d had to rebuke. He ordered a shot Of some tea (Earl
Back to Star Wars for this one. Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as having one of the coolest sounding names in sci fi, was a fully fledged Jedi Knight – how could we possibly go an entire A-Z without a Jedi Knight? It would be as wrong as featuring Lister without also featuring Rimmer… (oops – spoilers!) A well thought of Jedi invader. A really first rate Force Persuader. A remarkable man Was old Obi-Wan, But he couldn’t quite see off Darth Vader.
Every now and again, the people in TV Land seem to get behind a series, make just enough of it to become interesting, and then go and cancel it without so much as a by your leave. Dark Angel was one such series. N is thus for ‘Normal’. Often the cause of much grievance, He annoyed Max for all sorts of reasons. He might’ve been her friend By Dark Angel’s end But they cancelled it after two seasons.
Right, anyone here expecting an ode to boy bands, please leave by the nearest available exit for I fear you may shortly be horribly disappointed… I’m talking about this McFly. I’ve watched all three of the Back to the Future films more times than I can reliably count – I adore them. For one thing, what a soundtrack! For another, what a soundtrack! I was lucky enough to experience the ride at Universal Studios in Orlando before it closed (why?!?!?!?!*) and I was the most excited person there – I remember pointing at the screen in glee when we ‘flew’ over
I’m writing this on March 28th, with only A to D drafted so far, so you could claim that moving straight onto L when I really don’t have to worry about it for another fortnight, yet will need E in just over a week, was a little bit silly. Indeed, my husband just has. Regardless, L is where my brain wants to be so L is what’s happening. L is for Lister. Poor Lister was starting to worry, He was peckish but yet in a hurry. He thought “Omelette!” then “Smeg…” For he’d run out of egg. It’d have to be yesterday’s
K is for Captain James T. Kirk – the original, if not necessarily the best. He comes later… Mr Sulu was looking quite spotty. This planet was driving Kirk potty. And though I’ve since read That it never got said, This called for a “Beam me up, Scotty.”
J was very nearly for Jar Jar but then it occurred to me that I hadn’t yet included any Torchwood. Obviously this couldn’t do, what with the Torchwood Hub being in Cardiff and everything so, as Jar Jar has arguably already had his five lines of fame anyway (more than enough, I’ve heard, for some people), J is for Jack Harkness. Fun fact – I once workshopped a musical that a very talented friend of mine wrote called Stalking John Barrowman. This isn’t quite as good as that… I think I may have to change tack, For as much as I keep
Back to Babylon 5 it is as I is for Ivanova, my favourite character in the show for lots of reasons but mostly because of these thirty six seconds. I feel I need say nothing more here. It’s important to never lose sight Of how often this woman is right. This Zac found to his cost When he quite quickly lost To Susan one day in a fight.
I’ve been a fan of the Indiana Jones films for a long time – the music, the adventure, the stunt show… none of this is in any way related to Hans Solo or Star Wars, but it does help to explain why I couldn’t watch the original trilogy without expecting him to don a Fedora at any moment and start whipping Stormtroopers into shape left, right and centre… ‘Return Of The Giant Rolling Boulder’. I think George Lucas missed a trick there. Hans Solo looked up at the ceiling And had a distinctly bad feeling. He should really divulge The
G’Kar is probably the least well-known of my A-Z characters so far unless, like me, you were a fan of Babylon 5. If you haven’t seen it and appreciate good story telling and characterisation, I really recommend rectifying this at your earliest convenience for it delivers both in bucketloads. The hint of Giles is for two reasons – one is that it made for an amusing plot device (can something that’s only five lines long have a plot device??). The other is that Giles would have been my G if not for the minor detail of not strictly having anything