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05 June 2006 @ 12:04 am
'Shipper Squeee, The Early Years  
First seasons are love.

I'm just saying.

I have purchased season one of The X-Files, and cannot get over the endless love of Mulder just being eccentric and not totally INSANE and Scully being badly-dressed and really really hoping to have a life, and them totally defending each other up and down despite knowing each other for like eight minutes only! It is fabulous. I spend most of my time yelling "RUN AWAY, SCULLY! RUN!" at the TV.

And I'm still working on the first season of Star Trek: TNG, which is quite possibly the 'shippiest season of them all. Seriously! They just hadn't all settled into Being Friends And A Family And Having Good Hair yet or something. Troi and Riker still have no idea how to talk to each other without flailing angstily, and Crusher is pretty much throwing herself down in Picard's path and begging him to notice her every other episode. And it's not just subtext! I just finished re-watching "We'll Always Have Paris," and there's a whole scene where Troi comes to check up on Beverly's mental state because Picard's mooning over someone else, and Crusher's all "I can't compete with a ghost from his past!" (Which is especially bizarre because Crusher herself is a ghost from Picard's past, but that's neither here nor there.) I'm not used to this sort of scripted UST! People aren't supposed to admit things like this out loud on sci-fi shows!

It's really fun to watch these episodes and try to figure out where things change -- when the characters start to click together and behave like we'd expect them to after the initial shakedown season.

First Seasons: Yay or Nay?

Yay! THEY ARE SO WEE AND CUTE!!
47(67.1%)
Nay! It's just painful to watch shows before they hit their stride.
4(5.7%)
Eh, I'll watch it if it's on.
3(4.3%)
OH GOD, SPARE ME FROM RIKER WITHOUT A BEARD!
16(22.9%)


Oh illustrious and geeky friends list: Pick a show, any show -- what's your favourite first-season moment?
 
 
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Sarah (aka Smish): TNG - Picard/Crusher Rescue Mesmishpixie on June 5th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
First season moment...

X Files, Ice... When our intrepid heroes have their guns trained on each other, not knowing if they are who they say they are... But they can't shoot each other, for they are sekritly in FBI lurve!

And OMG first saeson TNG! It's so weird and cute! I haven't seen it for a while, so I haven't had chance to notice Crusher throwing herself at Picard... Although point in case, The Naked Now... *bg*
Little Red: trek - pc big goodbye - viresse_iconsmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
ICE!! OMG I LOVE THAT EPISODE!

And YEAH. Crusher totally wants on him in the first season, enough that TROI knows about it and starts grilling her on it, and it's just... I'm all "the hell?"

But I love TNG for not being About The Ship. I love the 'ships on that show, because they really are FRIENDS FIRST. They care about each other so much that the attraction is secondary, and I totally dig that. Which is why the 'shippiest episodes seem to be the ones where one of the pair hooks up with someone else! :)
(no subject) - smishpixie on June 8th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ornithoptercatornithoptercat on June 5th, 2006 08:29 am (UTC)
I really liked the X-Files better the first season or two - back when it was actually a show about agents investigating random paranormal stuff, as opposed to a show about a crazy guy and a really confusing government conspiracy and alien abductions, and if you missed even one episode you had no clue what was going on. It was so much more fun when it was all OMGLizardman! OMGVampire! OMGMulder is so gullible and so hawt! I think I watched the first season or two pretty religiously, but had stopped watching it altogether by the last.

ST:TNG was already in mixed-with-reruns (or maybe all reruns) by the time I watched it, so I don't really have a separate concept of the first season. And Atlantis I am of course still waiting for the second season to be released on DVD, and can't pick one moment because it it awesome. Never really watched any other geekshow enough to even consider myself a fan (not that I am not a geek; just that I was all about Star Wars growing up, and haven't had cable for several years running).

I don't suppose you know of some other way I could get hold of the episodes from season 2, and/or 3 as they come out, so I don't have to wait two years to be caught up and go squeeee?
Little Red: trek - pc big goodbye - viresse_iconsmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
Since yousendit.com became a paid service, I'm not sure how to get the episodes online!! I wish I knew, so I don't have to pay assloads of money for cable next fall... I will investimagate.

X-Files in the first two seasons was so awesome!!! I love it before anything bad really happens to them. It is love. :)

And aww, I wish you were closer to me so I could bombard you with TNG goodness!
I'm not very interestingastropoet on June 5th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
Oh I've been re-watching TNG and even the later seasons have bits and pieces of angst between Riker and Troi, god I used to ship them all the time. He's always looking out for her at some point or another or getting a bit miffed because some bloke's interested in her. She's like soooo cool about it, EXCEPT for season 1. I love it!
Little Red: trek - first love imzadi - leyennmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD. They are so blatant about the Imzadi-ness in season one! Like when she almost gets MARRIED and Riker's like "ANGST!" and she's all "What, the human heart is too small to LOVE ME ANYWAY!?" and he's all "Er, yes." And she's all *sulk.* It's great. She's also still all angsty in season two, like when he's going to leave to take over his own ship and she falls all apart with the CUTENESS. Love.
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lilwitchy on June 5th, 2006 10:20 am (UTC)
Hmm, this hard. I have several favourite moments from season one of House, but since they only just finished season two, I guess that doesn't really count. Anyway there's this moment in Role Model when she's trying to say good-bye and he can't even fragging take her hand... I love my screwed-up couples.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
I love it when they are screwed up from day one! It is such joy.
Working for the Mandroid: M&Smoonshayde on June 5th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
*feels the first season X-Files love*

They were people back then!
Little Red: xf - msr original 'ship - liminallizmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
YES! Very silly people!
Nike: Stallion Battalionnikej on June 5th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
First season DS9 - because everyone's character is just slightly off-kilter compared to later seasons and Dax and Julian look so young! And also when it was still mostly weekly-stories with a bit-of-an-arc and not massively complicated. ;)

OMG, I got first season X-Files not long ago too, and revisited the wonder of Scully's power suits! *love*
Little Red: xf - msr original 'ship - liminallizmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Oh my, the dimestore power suits that don't fit her! It's so sad! Because later she is all designer suits of awesome, and they are soooo pretty and made me want to go into professional office work so I could wear them toooo, but oh, my. Season one.

Season 1 of DS9 is so adorable! And I just want to slap Julian in the face for being really annoying and never shutting up, but he's really cute! And Jadzia's still all Stoic And Beautiful instead of rough-and-tumble. Awww.
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Samin_parentheses on June 5th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love your icon! I was so shippy back in 1987. Like, even worse than now. Damn.

Also, I am apparently ancient. Also also, first-season X-Files! I think my favorite is when Mulder gets arrested at the site of the crash, and Scully has to come bail him out. (I don't remember episode titles so well anymore, which makes me sad.)
Little Red: xf - msr original 'ship - liminallizmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
That was THE SECOND EPISODE EVER. I just watched and was all "!?" because seriously, she has no business kicking ass and taking names on his behalf at that point, because he lied to her and then stole the rental car, which is HILARIOUS, and... yes! I love it so.

It's also really classic that in the first season, Scully really tries to have a life. She goes on dates and has FRIENDS and things! It's adorable, because she always picks Mulder. And I totally love it when one of her friends is all "ooooh, you should go out with the guy you work with! You said he was cute!" and Scully's all "Mulder? He's a jerk!" Love.

I was so 'shippy back in 1993 when X-Files started. And I was also mad shippy at the beginning of TNG, although it took a few years for me to pick up on Picard and Crusher. It was a little more subtle than Riker and Troi, so easier on my young mind. :)
(no subject) - nenya_kanadka on June 5th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Little Red: trek - first love imzadi - leyennmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD YOUR ICON! Can I snag it pleaseohplease?

Even back in 1993 I was all "OH MY GOD MULDER SCULLY SO CUTE!" and the rest of my family DIDN'T SEE IT, and I feel vindicated by the scary scary fandom that arose. Anyway. *sigh* I hate that I am so ORDINARY with my 'ships. ;)

Except for my secret Riker/Crusher love, which I can't explain. But anyway.
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fyca: AG blue tonefyca on June 5th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
This is kinda OT, but look at what the kewl kids are doing:

http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?int=simply+annabeth
fyca: AG cleavagefyca on June 5th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
assimilation complete
ah, good. you are one of us now. :)
angelqueen04: Sparky Snapshotangelqueen04 on June 5th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
First season of Atlantis... Hm... I have to pick just one moment?! *sulks 'cause 'tis unfair*

Okay, I love the moment in the The Eye where Koyla tells Shep that he offed Lizzie and Shep growls - he growls OMFG!! *melts into goo4Shep* - that he is going to kill him. Dude, never piss off teh Shep! It will get you killed - or at least severely hurted with an injury that will hurt you v. muchly in future episodes!

Now I have the urge to go back and watch Season 1 and I'm in the middle of finals! *facepalm* Oy...
Little Red: sga - sw comfort hurricane - fifmeistermylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
DUDE! That moment will just live on in awesome. MMmmmmmm! :)

Atlantis will RUIN YOUR LIFE, it seems. Oh well! At least you'll go out in style. ;)
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Your Mom: conan evil nerdagentrosecotton on June 5th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
Deep Space Nine. Julian Bashir. If Wishes Were Horses.

"Are you running a fever? You must be hallucinating."

"I'm fine, Julian."

"...Then it must be me. Yes, that's it. It's me. Odd, I'm not showing any signs--"

"Why are you fighting this, Julian?"

"That's...." [beat] "...a very good question. Why am I fighting this?" [snoggity]

:D :D :D

Actually, there's probably a better one, but that's the one that comes to mind.
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Little Red: trek - beverly - viresse_iconsmylittleredgirl on June 6th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
OMGWTFEEEEE!!!!

I am so obsessed with Beverly and Jack! SO OBSESSED! And omg, I am not alone!?!??? *clings* Because... because... it's just... *no words!*

Yes. Not like we ever actually SEE THEM TOGETHER or anything, NOT EVEN IN FLASHBACK, but you know.

Favorite moment from first season X-Files: When Scully runs her fingers through Mulder's hair to comfort him.

Say what now? When was this?
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espirk: Mulder/Scullyespirk on June 6th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
XF Season One: In Squeeze, when Mulder reaches out and "fixes" (yeah, right...) Scully's necklace. I was like, Eeeek! the first time I ever saw it!

TNG Season One: In Naked Now, when Dr. Crusher does teh suggestive flirting with Picard!

And a comment on a Doggett thread from above: Doggett is TEH SEXYOMG! I didn't give him a chance in the beginning of Season 8, but then I watched Medusa and I repented and never looked back. SO. HOT.
Christianpsycofunkymunk on June 6th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
Season One X-Files! Beyond the Sea has got to be one of my favorites. And it's fun watching the guy who played Krycek in a different little role in Genderbender.
señora beaverhausen: like omg!1sombras_azules on June 6th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
Vintage X-Files = LOVE!!!

Seriously, if it weren't for the X-Files, I probably wouldn't even be online.