3.02.2013

another frontier: in which my star trek experience enters the 1980s

An historic moment in "what i'm watching" history: I've just seen my first-ever episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

I finished watching Star Trek TOS, the whole series, in order. I was sad when it ended! I miss Mr. Spock! I want more!

So after one Star Trek-less week, it seemed only right to begin anew.

I remember when Star Trek TNG first came out. I read reviews and was very interested in the show. But it was 1987. I was busy running around New York, hearing live music, getting involved in activism, adopting our first dog. TV was unimportant.

Over the years, I'd see random bits of TNG while flipping channels, so I knew what the characters looked like. And I love Patrick Stewart. But I always passed it by.

Thanks to Netflix plus Roku plus our hacked router, tonight I started from Episode One. Hey, I said I'd let you know.

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If my posts seem a little thin these days, both in quantity and quality, well, it's March. But unlike my usual March anxiety and brain overload, this year I'm coping with an excess of joy. I'm on the very verge of finishing school, about to make an exciting job announcement, Allan has some crazy big news of his own, and we're planning a trip to Europe. Joy Overload. More as I have it.

8 comments:

Amy said...

Hooray for joy overload! (New job?? Sounds exciting!)

I was never a Trekkie, so can't speak to the joy of that, but I am happy you are having so much fun!

laura k said...

Thank you!

I am not a Trekkie either. Nor a Trekker. I just like the show.

Re job, I'm not allowed to be public yet. It's killing me but I'm waiting...!!

Amy said...

OK,I will be patient. :) But as long as it is bringing joy, it must be good news and worth waiting to tell!

laura k said...

More joy: only TWO more assignments to go. Projected date to finish all coursework: March 18. And once I finish my coursework, I will not attend any more classes. (I've already stopped going to one class.) Which means... March 18 should be the big day.

Amy said...

Wow, I can't believe you are just about done. I still remember you debating whether or not to go. I hope you look back and agree with those of us who encouraged you to go for it!

laura k said...

Yes, everyone but me thinks it went very quickly! Or maybe everyone but me and Allan. :)

Amy said...

Yeah, it's always that way. Easy for the outsider to feel like the time passed quickly. I wasn't even suggesting that---just reminiscing about how much you were on the fence about this. And now it's OVER!

laura k said...

:>)