Thursday, January 27, 2005

Star Trek: Enterprise this season is the best season of Trek ever

Star Trek: Enterprise has totally kicked ass this season. From the inclusion of Augments (genetically engineered superpeople like Khan Singh), to seeing an Orion slave girl (green and yummy!), to a story that sets up how Vulcans are going to be when the Federation is founded, to seeing the inventor of the transporter, to seeing the Organians again, it's been the most awesome season of any Star Trek series ever!

Continuing the awesome episodes ths season, starting tomorrow we have a three-part episode dealing with Andorians and Tellarites. Their sparse inclusion in past Star Trek series has been puzzling, considering that they were seen a few times in The Original Series, but not too much since. And fandom has always had them as two of the founders of the Federation. But Star Trek: Enterprise is finally giving these two races their due. And on a personal note, it'll be cool to see these two species because in the series of Star Trek movies that my friends and I made, the captain (me) was an Andorian, and the first officer (ole Teddy Michael Millikan) was a Tellarite! Awesome!

And later in the season on Enterprise we get to find out why the Klingons had smooth foreheads during The Original Series, we get to see three more Orion slave girls (triple green and yummy!), and we get to see the Constitution-class starship Defiant for the first time since The Original Series! And being a Constitution-class starship means that it will look exactly like the Enterprise from The Original Series! And then for the end of the season we're going to get to see the Moon and Mars in their time period. And also, just announced this week is the possibility that Jonathon Frakes and Marina Siris from Star Trek: The Next Generation may appear in the season finale. So folks, it doesn't get much better than this...this is the best show on TV!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Gene Simmons on American Idol

I just watched American Idol for the very first time tonight. Why? Because Gene Simmons was a guest judge! It was pretty good, if for no other reason that to watch people make fools of themselves. My favorite was the geeky "movie projectionist." This part of every season, where people come in off the street to audition, is probably the only part of the season that I would care to watch, because it's funny. Cause later on in the season it probably just becomes another talent show. And Randy the Judge DOES say "dawg" every other word! I think I found that out from watching a Saturday Night Live skit one time that was parodying American Idol. And I wonder if Gene met that fine girl that made the audition after the show? He was looking at her pretty hard. Heh heh heh...

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Grizz back on track!

The Grizzlies' six-game winning streak (their longest of the season) came to an end just now (against the Pacer thugs) but they're finally on the right track for the season! Mike Fratello seems to be doing a decent job, and the Grizz are doing better since he came along. Of course, we still have Lorenzen Wright on the team, who missed a shot about two feet from the goal late in the fourth quarter, and who passed the ball to a Pacer with about 15 seconds left and the Grizz up by one (after which the Pacers scored and put them on top), but if we could just get rid of him, we'd be a damn good playoff-caliber team! Wright did plenty of his normal whining and screaming and cussing during the game, but not much else, which is the norm for him. But hey...all in was a pretty good winning streak!