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21 June 2012 @ 10:30 pm
I've been wanting to get back into my Star Trek theme marathons because those are fun as heck, but what if - WHAT IF! - I did a Star-Trek-Lit marathon and read books referenced on the shows?

(I mean the ones that actually exist, not the Kir'Shara or what-have-you.)

I'm cheating because I'm already reading Sherlock Holmes.

Plus excuse to start over watching from the beginning of everything to make sure I don't miss a reference.

EDIT: Actually I just really need some kind of epic potentially bloggable reading project that isn't Twilight. Ever since 50 Shades of Gray came around and my coworkers are pushing it at me big-time, Twilight suddenly seems like a TOTALLY REASONABLE ALTERNATIVE. (Someone argued "You might hate it so much you love it!" and that was a really good argument.)

EDIT 2: I just like to start a lot of epic projects, okay? It's a hobby.
anranr on June 22nd, 2012 09:38 am (UTC)
Any projects that involve watching Trek are made of win. :)
Little Red: trek - ani jazzhands - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on June 25th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
Agreed!!! I should probably calculate how many hours/weeks/years it will take though before I commit to rewatching everything again since "High Priestess of Star Trek" isn't really an actual life path.

LJljs_lj on June 22nd, 2012 10:50 am (UTC)
I agree with anr, but despite all the awesome Shakespeare on TNG I don't think they ever referenced my eternal beloved, Much Ado About Nothing.
Little Red: trek - hoshi reading - afterglowssmylittleredgirl on June 25th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
This reminds me that I'm going to have to watch The Conscience of the King again. That TOS episode almost killed me in an avalanche of chewed scenery. (That was McB of course, which is pretty much the opposite of Much Ado, but still, it reminded me.)

My favorite is Othello, and I can't remember if that was referenced! I can clearly recall Data and Picard doing Henry V, and you know Romeo and Juliet was mentioned because everything mentions it, but the comedies seem to be kind of pushed aside.

OH CRAP. I JUST REALIZED I'M GOING TO HAVE TO READ LES MISERABLES because of Eddington in DS9. Why so verbose, Victor Hugo?
what a crazy random happenstancealianne on June 22nd, 2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
Star Trek and books. Sounds like the Most Awesome Project Ever.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on June 25th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
OMG it really might be!! :) *squeebles* Star Trek is totally always my avenue to higher education.
lavidaessueno on June 22nd, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
If you don't mind reading books that are no fangs, all emo, then Twilight is the book for you.

I made the foolish mistake of assuming that because of the change in media, by definition the movie version had to have more action than the book. Luckily I had plenty of booze on hand to get me through the second hour.
Little Red: no zombiesmylittleredgirl on June 25th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
I don't get this. I really don't. Like, why have horror genre monsters if you're not going to have any actual horror sequences? It it kind of missing-scene AU Dracula fic!?