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No time for blogging, must watch ALL the Star Trek!

Soooo, in case you were wondering how our Star Trek marathon was going (or wondering why I haven’t been blogging lately)…

We just finished Season 1 of The Original Series, roughly 30 hours of pure nerdiness. I can safely say that my obsession has not waned a bit, fueled by the Star Trek fandom of Tumblr and the anticipation of visiting this exhibit at the LA Fair.

Also, I have YouTube to thank for providing ridiculous videos like this:

Star Trek + Ke$ha = party on the USS Enterprise!

Yes, we’re on our way to becoming full-fledged Trekkies. If anyone cares to join us, I’ll leave you with the following supplements…

Favorite Episodes So Far (i.e. The Most Ridiculous Episodes of Season One):
The Naked Time, in which Sulu runs around the ship shirtless, trying to duel people
Shore Leave, in which everyone hallucinates and McCoy is a cheeky bugger
Space Seed, in which Khan appears (a good episode to start with)
This Side of Paradise, in which Spock hangs from a tree giggling and everyone acts high and Kirk gets frustrated
The City on the Edge of Forever, in which McCoy goes insane and Kirk & Spock wear jeans

Favorite Characters So Far
It started out as Spock but I have to say, I think Leonard “Bones” McCoy wins the Best Character Award (if not that, at least the Sassiest Character Award). His interactions with Kirk and Spock are just gold. Also for the record, we’re one episode into Season 2 and I can easily see Chekov becoming one of my faves. Dat accent!

Yes, that’s McCoy drinking a mint julep.

I also started thinking of a Star Trek Drinking Game, which can easily be played while watching any episode from TOS. For example,

One drink whenever…
-Captain Kirk’s shirt is ripped
-Spock raises one eyebrow
-Spock finds something “fascinating
-McCoy says he’s a doctor, not a ____
-Kirk snogs a girl
-Spock sees Kirk snogging a girl
-Communication with the ship is lost
-Close-ups of at least 3 faces in a row
-Phasers don’t work
-Kirk tells someone to explain something
-McCoy and Spock argue

Two drinks whenever…
-Captain Kirk’s entire chest is visible
-Spock raises both eyebrows
-A redshirt dies
-McCoy saves the day

Chug…
-Warp Speed 8
-Whenever there are 2 Captain Kirks
-Spock cries

I’m sure I’ll have more to add to this as we continue with Season 2. However, I do hope to have some other entries up and not disappear for another month. Wish me luck!

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