I Love Science Fiction!
At the risk of never getting laid again, I have an admission to make: I love Star Wars.
I love the mythology, the characters, the soundtrack music, the special effects, the humor, and just the whole fantasy of bad-ass Jedi knights balancing out these evil Sith across a galaxy. My favorite Star Wars films are “The Empire Strikes Back,” “A New Hope” and “Revenge of the Sith.” Notably, my least favorite movies from the series are “The Phantom Menace” and “Return of the Jedi.”
I joke about the nerd factor, but I am gratified to see a lot of women who love the series as much as guys. Nothing is sexier than a girl who can quote Yoda! If I ever had a girlfriend surprise me by dressing up in a Slave Girl Leia costume, whoa…
Actually, I love most Sci-Fi. Purists may say I should choose between one or the other, but I also love Star Trek. What great adventures we’ve been on over the decades, traveling to imaginary worlds and dealing with complex issues from the contemporary world framed in the narrative of an alien race or dramatic dilemma.
My favorite Star Trek episodes are “The Doomsday Machine,” “Deja Q,” and “The Best of Both Worlds, Part I & II.” My favorite Star Trek films are “The Wrath of Khan” and “First Contact.”
I’m very much wanting to attend the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation celebrity panel at the Star Trek convention June 9-10 in Nashville. Supposedly, this is the final one of these events for some of the stars of the show. I’m wanting to go and have even set up a model shoot that weekend with a Nashville girl who plans to dress in a sexy Uhura outfit.
I got to attend Star Wars: Where Science Fiction Meets Imagination in September 2010 at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. It was so cool being able to stand next to the actual props from the movies and capture them with my camera. It was like Christmas morning for a long-time fan such as myself. I must have spent four hours just walking around and admiring the craftsmanship on these scale models from the pre-CGI era. I almost missed this event, catching it in the final week of the run.
It’s probably no shock that one of my favorite TV channels is SyFy. I also love those Star Wars marathons on Spike TV, and I’ve come to appreciate BBC America for airing Star Trek: The Next Generation re-runs and episodes of Dr. Who.
Speak up, loud and proud! Who else loves science fiction in entertainment? What great shows do I need to get into next?