I rather enjoyed Enterprise. For one thing, it had a rather stonking opening theme sung by Russell Watson. For another, it starred Scott Bakula, someone I’d grown up watching in Quantum Leap. Handily for these purposes, it also happened to feature two rather cool characters called Trip and T’Pol. The logical Vulcan T’Pol And Trip with his soft Southern drawl. Who could fortell They’d get on so well? It’s surprising they got on at all!
One of my favourite science fiction series from a story (and, for that matter, acting quality) point of view is the remake of Battlestar Galactica. I haven’t seen the original – I can’t decide if I want to, just to see what it’s like, or whether it might spoil my memories of the remake in some way. One of my favourite characters in BSG (among many – have I mentioned the acting quality?) is Kara Thrace, aka Starbuck. I can’t imagine Starbuck as a male, even allowing for how much I loved Dirk Benedict in the A-Team*. In my head Starbuck is, and will
Rather like an episode of Red Dwarf, an A to Z Challenge featuring Dave Lister would simply be incomplete without also featuring Arnold Rimmer. The ‘H’ on his head can quite shimmer, He still has no need of a zimmer, He’s often quite rude But would never be crude And his name is Arnold. Arnold Rimmer. For an almost as, if not more amusing collection of words that rhyme with Rimmer, please see here. If you’re very lucky, you may be able to stop humming the tune to yourself by this time next week.
Even in the weird and wonderful world of science fiction, Q proved a struggle. Thank goodness for Deep Space Nine‘s bartender, Quark, then. Quark was a Star Trek Ferengi. Of mercurial maths he knew plenty. He got quite upbeat If he was the cheat But if cheated, he got quite unfriendly.
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.”