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08 November 2008 @ 09:00 am
Pilgrimage to the Top of Mount Paramount!  
Quick, I need the name of a mountain in Star Trek!

I have been ignoring you all for the following reasons, some of which are better than others:
1) I'm trying to work as much overtime as possible, because my temp job is going to end soon, and while everyone has hopes of finding a position for me (which may or may not require relocation, oy), impending starvation seems kinda more likely. Fail!
2) I have scheduled every moment of my weeks to try and balance the needs of the many: boyfriend, sister, dog, work, keeping my house clean enough to avoid the breeding of cholera. Really, I get up at 5 to get to work on time, and my boyfriend meets me right after work and stays until I fall asleep, so I kind of only get to go online if I sneak my laptop into the bathroom.
3) Fortunately, the boyfriend time has involved careening through our Indoctrinate-Boyfriend-Into-Deep-Space-Nine marathon! We have three more episodes left in the whole series!

Which leads us to our next awesome adventure and rescheduling of my time, because my boyfriend says: "You should really blog this," and I said "AHAHA OH MY GOD YES."

We're going to watch all the Star Trek episodes (even animated!) and movies (even bad ones!) in Star Trek Chronological (not airdate) order. Yep. We argued a bit, because he thinks we should watch heavily time-travel based episodes in the order of when the majority of the episode takes place (i.e., starting with that Spock-and-McCoy-get-stuck-on-that-prehistoric-planet episode and ending with "Relativity" in the 29th century), but I think it's more important to fit them into the series chronology.

So! Once Deep Space Nine is over, we begin at "Broken Bow," and concede having lives for 3 years or so until we get to the delightfully depressing marathon-end of "Nemesis" and "Endgame."

The Ultimate Nerd Pilgrimage got scarily more ultimate yesterday when he downloaded every Star Trek ebook that had ever been released ever*, and suggested that I read the novels alongside the episodes, but I voted "OH HELL NO," because, you know, I'd probably also have to read those in the bathroom too, and then I'd never go online.

Any of you crazy enough (and have netflix, DVDs, or online ahemming resources) to want to watch along? (I'm looking at you, medie, havocthecat.) If my boyfriend is good on his word and lets me carve out time for compulsory blogging throughout the marathon, the rest of you are welcome to read along for:

THE JOY! (Porthos! Harry Mudd! "I am NOT a Merry Man!" THE SISKO!)
THE HORROR! (T'Pol The Vulcan Crack Whore! McCoy and Kirk talking about the waste of women officers! Every time Wesley says "Adults"! Gender Reassignment Quark! Season 6 of Voyager!)
and THE WTF! (Malcolm the Worst Spy Ever! Uhura and Nurse Chapel mutinying and taking control of the Enterprise! Troi the Intergalactic Cheerleader! Janeway the Harlequin Romance Addict!).

Oh yeah. You know you wish you were me right now. (Sister's moving out soon. I will have plenty of space for visiting Trek-crashers.)

*Once he gives them to me, I will totally share.

Your thoughts?

YOU ARE INSANE.
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YOU ARE INSANE and I LOVE YOU for it!
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OMG, I want to do that!!!!
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You'd better actually blog this damned thing, Miss Broken McBlogPromises!
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Sorry, Little Red, I don't think the gods of Star Trek will be satisfied with your sacrifice until you write fic for every episode ever made. So there!
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... *defriends*
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Ticky Box!
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What should my LJ-tag be for this insane adventure?

 
 
feel: crazycrazy
 
 
 
Lanna: Trek Girls Kickasslanna_kitty on November 8th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
wasnt kirk climbing el capitan in yosemite?
Little Red: trek - dax ooh! - viresse_iconsmylittleredgirl on November 9th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
OOOH! Yes, he was, but I couldn't remember the name of the mountain!
stellar_duststellar_dust on November 8th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
Lol! Mount Seleya! On Vulcan! :D

I wish I could join you, but I have no time and the only DVDs I own are TOS and most of the movies on VHS. Alas.
Little Red: trek - trip/t'pol laugh - anrmylittleredgirl on November 9th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
MOUNT SELEYA!!! :) How could I forget that???

I wish you could watch with us! I'll let you know when we reach TOS.
mysticalweather: A: (_iconicreations) You Amuse Memysticalweather on November 8th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
LOL that's such an awesome idea.

And... I'm reminded of this:





;)

Little Red: trek - dax ooh! - viresse_iconsmylittleredgirl on November 9th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHA, I had totally forgotten that song! It's kind of strange to see it with SGA peeps.
Havochavocthecat on November 9th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
*GLOMPS* See, I missed you, and I get ignoring us and all for RL, but I still missed you anyway! YAY, TREK. I'm so there.
Little Red: trek - trip/t'pol laugh - anrmylittleredgirl on November 9th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
I knew you would be!!!!!! I wish we lived closer and could do some of this in person!

I'm starting to think that y'all really might be more fun than RL, and a greater balance must be imposed. There aren't any bills to pay in fandom. ;)
Havochavocthecat on November 9th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
Well, see, doing it in person means we could mock WAY more easily when people do stupid shit. (It's Trek. They do a lot of stupid shit.) Plus then we could knit together. You're probably a better knitter than me and I would boggle at your skills!

I'm actually trying to buy at least the un-remastered TOS on pro, because, I love its cheesetastic awesomeness. I don't want updated FX! I want the dorky stuff they had in the original series. It's more fun that way!

Balance is good. You can have free fun in fandom!

ETA: Also, do you happen to have sources for those Treks which I do not own on pro DVD?

Edited at 2008-11-09 07:22 pm (UTC)
Little Red: trek - enterprise porn - liminallizmylittleredgirl on November 9th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
OMG, they DO do a lot of stupid shit. It's fabulous. I love it.

Knitting and Star Trek, omg! <3

I really love the remastered ones. Is that horrible? People say that is horrible, but I really love how much easier it is to hear and how clear everything is, and I really kind of love the new effects because they're still cheeztastic, but there are fewer visible strings.

I don't have sources for treks right now! Howev, my sis has electronic versions of a lot of these treks, so I will need to see if I can get a hold of those and a reliable mean of ahemming them.
Havochavocthecat on November 9th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh, no, there's nothing wrong with loving the remastered ones! I'm just filled with terror that Paramount is going to pull a Lucas and no longer allow anyone to sell the old versions, you know? (CURSE YOU, LUCAS! PARANOIA!)

Okay, I'm watching Nim's Island, and it's just starting out, and it's SO CUTE, because Abigail Breslin is adorable, and Gerard Butler is playing her daddy (he wears GLASSES), and I think my ovaries are about to explode.

I have a reliable source for TOS, at least! I can check and see if it's a good, reliable source for the other TV series. But I own 2 of 3 of the TOS seasons, so I might see if I can just buy the third on DVD and ahem the rest. OF EVERYTHING. EEE, SO MUCH FUN!

Speaking of knitting, are you working on any projects?