Happy Spocktober!

Ok, so I know it’s already a few days into the month…and I only just discovered that Spocktober was an actual thing (me: “Ha! Spocktober! That’s clever, I wonder if anyone else has thought of that. *google search* …Yes. Yes, everyone has thought of that.”), but I thought in celebration I would do some moreContinue reading “Happy Spocktober!”

Happy birthday, Bones!

Sometimes Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner’s tweets are incredibly silly (well, mostly Shatner’s)…but today among the silliness they also paid tribute to DeForest Kelley, which I thought was sweet. . LONG LIVE THE TRIUMVIRATE! . . . . DeForest Kelley was the rare kind of celebrity who was shy, attention-averse, owned a pet turtle, wroteContinue reading “Happy birthday, Bones!”

On self-restraint (and Star Trek movies)

There came a point a few weeks ago when Alex and I decided that we were wasting our lives away on the Internet. I think it came about on a Saturday night, after realizing we’d spent the latter half of the day on Reddit/YouTube/Tumblr/etc., without even stepping foot outside. Normally I’m ok with nights likeContinue reading “On self-restraint (and Star Trek movies)”

In case you were wondering how I spent Thanksgiving weekend

[The scene: eating pizza at Urbn in downtown Vista, wondering what to do over the weekend] Lauren: “When we were in high school, what did we do for fun?” Nikki: “Go to the Krikorian….and make videos, mostly.” The result: STAR TREK VINES. 1. JT Kirk beams aboard. So glad I kept my old flip phone! 2. SylviaContinue reading “In case you were wondering how I spent Thanksgiving weekend”

TOS: End of Series Reflections

So, after a post-Thanksgiving mini-marathon (and 6 months of prior watching), we’ve finally reached the end of The Original Series. It was a great stretch too: the last few episodes include Spock playing the piano, Spock playing the lute with a bunch of space hippies, Abraham Lincoln beaming aboard, and a villain that looks likeContinue reading “TOS: End of Series Reflections”

Pictures Out of Context: Star Trek Edition

There will be more of these, I guarantee. There’s just so much great material… The space-unicorn-dog didn’t make much sense in context, either. Also: a video, because why not? Somebody put together a compilation of every time a character’s name was said during one episode alone…this is the result:

The odds are astronomical

Tonight we watched an exceptionally silly episode of Star Trek, in which Kirk and the crew have to outwit a planet full of humanoids who model their entire society off of the Chicago mobs of 1920s Earth (right?). I especially liked the “Fizbin” scene below, not just because the Kirk/Spock interactions are hilarious and BonesContinue reading “The odds are astronomical”

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 ofContinue reading “No time for blogging, must watch ALL the Star Trek!”