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Monthly Archives: September 2012

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I don’t usually post images like this but this one was really nice. So, here it is!

 

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The Doctors High Five!!!!

What did you think about when you read that title? Did you think of Doctor Who? If you did then you are my best friends!

 

 

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What to show kids to get a feel of Star Trek

This is simply a repost (like most posts here), so I haven’t checked anything said on this post. Still, the episodes mentioned will be great introductions to Star Trek. Plus, it is an interesting idea – What do you to show a person who you want to like Star Trek?  I would choose  “The Conscience of the King,”  “Space Seed,” “The City on the Edge of Forever,”  “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield,” and “The Mark of Gideon.”

How I chose these episodes you ask? Well, these are some of my favorite episodes. They also aren’t terribly campy which is what a newcomer would expect of Star Trek. Which would hopefully change any preconceptions they have about the show. Then I could show them episodes like “The Trouble with Tribbles,” or “Shore Leave” so that they could enjoy the campiness that is Star Trek.

Eventually, we could move on to watching the entire series including horrible episodes like “Spock’s Brain.” By that time they should love it enough that it wouldn’t stop them from enjoying the show! Star Trek IS worth watching. They need to know that.

Please note that the post that I am including includes ALL Star Trek series while I only talked about my choices for The Original Series. While thinking about what would get people into the other series might be a great idea, I just haven’t done it yet. It might be something to do in the future, but I don’t know. It’s kinda been done. We’ll see . . .

Star Trek For Kids

First of all, thank you for the suggestions on which Star Trek episodes I should watch with my kids to give them a good feel for the universe in my previous post. My original goal was a dozen per series (except for Voyager which we plan on watching all the seasons.) You guys are very enthusiastic and if I follow all of your advice we will be watching TV for several hours a day throughout their high school careers. Therefore I’m asking for help again.

What follows is the list I created based on all the suggestions. If everyone selects their favorite three episodes from each series, I think that will narrow it down to something more manageable. If you only like one series, just comment on that one. If you didn’t get in the first round, add your favorite now! In addition to helping me, I think this could be a definitive GeekParent List of Star Trek for Kids. Which would be cool.

We did watch TOS Trouble with Tribbles this week. The kids were bored, then very amused.

THE ORIGINAL SERIES

Season 1

3 Where No Man Has Gone Before

14 Balance of Terror

15 Shore Leave

16 The Galileo Seven

17 The Squire of Gothos

18 Arena

19 Tomorrow is Yesterday

23 Space Seed

24 Taste of Armageddon

25 The Devil in the Dark

26 Errand of Mercy

28 City on the Edge of Forever

Season 2

1 Amok Time

4 Mirror Mirror

6 The Doomsday Machine

15 Trouble with Tribbles

17 A Piece of the Action

24 The Ultimate Computer

26 Assignment: Earth

Season 3

1 Spock’s Brain

2 The Enterprise Incident

14 Let that be your Last Battlefield

THE NEXT GENERATION

Season 1

1 and 2 Encounter at Far Point

Season 2

3 Elementary, Dear Data

8 A Matter of Honor

9 (or 10?) The Measure of a Man

15 Pen Pals

21 Peak Performance

Season 3

10 The Defector

13 Deja Q

26 The Best of Both Worlds

15 Yesterday’s Enterprise

16 The Offspring

17 Sins of the Father

26 The best of Both Worlds (1)

Season 4

1 The Best of Both Worlds (2)

14 Clues

20 Qpid

21 Drumhead

22 Half a Life

23 The Host

Season 5

2 Darmok

5 Disaster

19 The First Duty

21 The Perfect Mate

23 I, Borg

25 The Inner Light

26 Time’s Arrow (1)

Season 6

1 Time’s Arrow (2)

4 Relics

7 Rascals

10 and 11 Chain of Command

12 Ship in a Bottle

15 Tapestry

18 Starship Mine

21 Frame of Mind

Season 7

6 Phantasms

16 Thine Own Self

17 Masks

19 Genesis

24 Preemptive Strike

DEEP SPACE NINE

(Several suggested watching All Seasons)

Season 2

20 and 21 The Maquis

Season 3

1 and 2 The Search

Season 4

1 and 2 The Way of the Warrior

3 The Visitor

Season 5

6 Trials and Tribble-ations

Season 6

6 Sacrifice of Angels

13 Far Beyond the Stars

19 In the Pale Moonlight

Season 7

8 The Siege of AR-558

10 It’s Only a Paper Moon

VOYAGER

We will be watching all this series. My reasoning is that there is something to watching characters grow and develop over time. I decided to choose one of the series to watch from start to finish. Voyager was my own personal favorite. However, to make a good list, I still included some favorite episodes recommended by others.

Season 1

1 and 2 Caretaker

5 Phage

14 Faces

15 Jetrel

Season 2

17 Dreadnaught

25 Resolutions

Season 3

17 Unity

26 Scorpion (1)

Season 4

1 Scorpion (2)

14 Message in a Bottle

Season 5

12 Bride of Chaotica!

Season 6

4 Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy

10 Pathfinder

24 Life Line

Season 7

7 Body and Soul

Series Finale: Endgame

ENTERPRISE

Season 1

1 Broken Bow

Season 3

10 Similtude

ps. Amusing that the later series have less and less fan favorites. Although I stopped watching Enterprise early on, I did write a fanfiction for it, which you will never, ever see.

Jerry Springer Want To Do An Episode About BRONIES?

I don’t know if this happened or not, but I think I’d watch this episode. DAMMM!!! I GOTTA STOP BEING SO OBSESSED WITH BRONIESS!!!! oh, wait that’s never gointa happen . . .

Jerry Springer Want To Do An Episode About BRONIES?

Posted By: Mikey McCollor on 08.03.12

On Tuesday, the Jerry Springer show tweeted “Are you a brony and your lover objects?” This means they want to do a show on Bronies, the adult fans of the Hub network’s My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. It shouldn’t be a big deal, and I’m sure they’ll treat the Bronies with the upmost dignity.

springer show question
“So you like to bang out on baby cartoon horse butts? Tell me more about that.”
(source)But the Bronies aren’t going to fall for it. They’ve sent out a warning, letting other Bronies know to avoid media appearances like this, writing in the Steam group Emergency Broadcast System that aren’t trying to give positive exposure to fans of My Little Pony. They’re trying to mock us.”

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You don’t say?
(source)And we know why Jerry Springer’s interested—there’s a weird sexual aspect to the Bronies. But come on, what even is weird anymore? Everyone’s got their stuff. For instance, I’m into girls with big noses. I have a friend who can’t date brunettes. I don’t know, he just doesn’t find them attractive! So what reason do we have to judge Bronies for being in to cartoon horse butts?

weird pony art
Right. The reason is ALL THE REASONS.
(source)But beyond this weird sexual element, the reason Bronies are so ridiculed is because so many of them define themselves as Bronies. And that’s why the bronies needed to warn each other—the group seems to feel like they need “positive exposure”. Ultimately, Bronies don’t need positive exposure any more than guys who play Mega Man 2 need positive exposure—it’s only one aspect of your life and attacks on it are not attacks on you. We can’t let ourselves be defined by any one thing, be it My Little Pony or Mad Men, archery or breakfast cereal, italian cooking or frisbee golf.

frisbee golf
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD don’t make your thing frisbee golf.
(source)

Videos That Make You Smile: Gandalf Style [Gangnam Style Parody]

LOL

So, I was wandering around Smosh when I discovered this gem. If you go there you can find more like this one. Bitches!

Reviving a Ghost Town

A successful businessman seeks to revive a ghost town by himself.

 

My Dog: The Parodox

 

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Interesting: A West Wing Public Service Announcement

So on my newsfeeds recently I saw a article about the West Wing Cast reuniting to do a PSA. (Click here to view) It wasn’t a terribly interesting article, but I was curious as to what exactly they did. Fortunately, the article included a link to the video. Which ironically was on youtube. Which is great for us because that is a shit load easier to post!

Now, I can’t say I like the ad. I don’t. Hell you can’t call it an ad – it’s a tad too long in my opinion. It’s more like a mini-episode. Just it’s not a very good one. It reminds me of the Star Trek actors performing on a fan production. It’s just bad. Still, you should watch it to form you own opinion. And with that in mind, allow me to present: “Walk and Talk the Vote – West Wing Reunion

Anti-Islamic Movie cause protests that cause deaths

So, I haven’t mentioned this movie before – on purpose – crap like this deserves to die by simply ignoring it. Through a lack of notoriety it dies a slow and painful death. The very fact that we talk about it gives it strength and it sticks around longer. Which is what I DON’T want! However, now that protests have lingered and people have died over it, it’s time to talk about it.

So, I haven’t seen the movie and I don’t care to. I am sure it is a hate-filled extravaganza. Which doesn’t interest me. I think of it along the lines of “Fahrenheit 9/11.” The only difference is that is crap about a religion over a government. Any idiot can make a crap movie about their opinions and call it fact. That is America and that’s why I love it. Few counties would allow you make something like this and get away with it. And while we don’t like protecting idiots like this guy, we don’t get to pick and choose what is said. Hence the term, “Freedom of Speech.” We just don’t have to listen.

Now as for the many countries that protesting this movie: GET A LIFE!!!! It’s crappy American movie that most people will NEVER see! Not even the Americans that I assume it was intended for. It’s shit get over it. We don’t have to walk on egg shells every-time we make something you don’t like. You offend us plenty with your horrible treatment of your people however you don’t see us rioting and killing over it. You are just using it as an excuse to kill. Congrats and go to hell. Now leave us alone.

Personally, I hate ANY protest that protests something that happened in another country. Like protests for starving children in Africa. That’s nice but it has little effect on actual people. If you care so much, go do something about it! Otherwise shut up. Now maybe this bad movie offended you but you don’t need to riot and attack Americans. What did they have to do with it? Did Americans as a whole make it or did some Americans make it? URGH!!!

Anyway, I have ranted on long enough on this topic. If you want to see more about this issue, please follow the links below. Some have videos attached that can tell you a lot more about this issue than I can. Good Luck:

Free speech, religion clash over anti-Muslim film

Anti-Islam film protests continue; actress sues YouTube, producer

‘Anti-Islam’ film stupid, should’ve been ignored: Salman Rushdie

Pakistan: 15 Killed in Anti-Islam Film Protests

Pointless to Argue

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(pointless to argue)

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