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Days of Geek, Episode 8: William Shatner and Patrick Steward share the stage at MCC. Plus, and Forgotten Geek Cinema of 1980.
Instead of the normal “Split In Synapse” (courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com), I’m using the traditiona l“Space, the Final Frontier” speech from Star Trek, but split between Captains Kik and Picard.
And with good reason: the celebrity Q&A is none other than Captains Kirk and Picard, together on stage at Montreal Comic Con September 2012. In front of it, I make note of remembering the fist time I saw TNG.
Noting that the Captains were a bonus event at MCC, and one that could, and I think should, have gone on much longer. They were tremendously entertaining on stage together. Plus, there was a mystery guest.
Audio of a trailer for and a bit of opinion on three genre movies from 1980 that you may (or may not) have overlooked:
01:21:22Geekness and the Real World
Planning attendance at Toronto Comic Con in early March. I’ll try to be visible. If by some strange coincidence you recognize me, don’t be afraid to say hi.
Talking briefly this week about my favourite Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away. It’s a wonderfully imagined and rendered story of a ten year old girl forced to find her way, keep herself, and rescue her parents in a world of strange creatures and bizarre spirits.
Highly, highly recommended.
01:24:26 Star Trek TOS Re-Watch
Episode: “The Naked Time”
I play the original TV teaser and offer a brief synopsis, some thoughts and opinions. (This is a great episode, but doesn’t quite make my top 10. Close, though.)
Overlooked Character/Actor: Lt. Kevin Riley, played by Bruce Hyde.
Best Line: several quoted, but I finally went with the defining classic
Sulu: “I’ll protect you, fair maiden.”
Uhura: “Sorry, neither.”
Casualities (R/G/B): 0/0/1
Emotions displayed by emotionless Vulcan: 1
He’s dead, Jim: almost 1, but it’s spoken by Nurse Chapel to McCoy.
Watch this one. It’s a lot of fun.
In which I offer contact info:
Closing music—George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com
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