star trek

It’s confession time. I refuse to live in the shadows any longer.

I’m a closet Star Trek: The Next Generation junky.

I can’t get enough of it.

Sometimes when you aren’t working for awhile you develop odd habits. When you have no time constraints and a short to do list you find
yourself filling passing minutes in strange ways. When you haven’t had cable in like 6 years and you suddenly find yourself with access to
every channel known to man AND a DVR, things can spiral dangerously out of control.

Clearly this secret love didn’t come from nowhere. That’s correct. I unknowingly moved in with a Star Trek: The Next Generation fan (of
course this is not to be confused with an original Star Trek fan. I’ve convinced myself that there is something far sadder about that).

I grudgingly watched an episode while playing lexulous.  I found myself sort of paying attention. It was a three episode block, I
noticed I was really kind of listening the second episode. By the third episode I was asking questions. By the end I had it set to record nightly.

I knew I had to hide this from my loved ones.

So I’ve watched in secret. Not telling anyone. Guiltily pressing play and hoping nobody calls during an episode.

What is the attraction? Is it the guest appearances by Whoopi Goldberg as a wise bartender? The stoic leadership of Jean Luc Picard?
Counselor Troy’s annoying way of interfering with everything? Is it left over love for Levar Burton from his reading rainbow days (if you
didn’t watch that show as a child you probably can’t even read this entry you illiterate mouth breather!).

Well, it probably isn’t the fact that they had an episode where they traveled back in time and managed to work in Samuel Clemens AND Jack
London AND Data lost his head. But I digress.

I refuse to feel ashamed. The show can’t be that bad, it was on for 9 seasons! And it’s not like I question the shows scientific voracity,
or have hour long debates about Klingon death rituals. I simply enjoy the neatly packed hour long morality play.

So do yourself a favor, catch an episode or two (change the channel if they appear to be traveling back in time, that shit is just annoying).
You will be hooked.

Make it so.