Sunday, June 18, 2006

i hope the universe is ready for some awesome 'hee hee'ing. i know i am!

between portrayals of our war(and republican)-ravaged world, the front of the nytimes features a special little teaser of something wholly unexpected. maybe wholly appreciable. maybe wholly detestable. i...? i am wholly tickled. we're talking a thousand bushels of "hee hee"ing, here.

star trek episodes made by and for star trek fans.

that's right. who knew trekkies were capable of filtering out bad programming from the good? who knew they would love star trek, worship star trek, invest in bolts of original star trek avocado fabric for $100.oo/yrd, and somehow turn on the television, squint their eyes at programming and say: what the hell kind of crap is this?

certainly not the sci-fi network.

their broiling, unsated hunger for quality star trek episodes has prompted an uprising of fans. these fans are now producing their own episodes. some of them old episodes, re-enacted. some original plots and scripts. some of these productions have even attracted the actors who played sulu and chekov in the original series and they're to make guest appearances. (note: i have no idea who either of these people are. all chekov means to me, is what i've got translated by mamet.) has their "scripts and series bible" for download. well, actually, you have to jump through some hoops, fill out a form, and then they will e-mail it to you. i am considering. more "hee hee"ing material.

alex says this is worse than fanfiction. i wasn't really convinced til i noticed they were "exploring homosexual themes". okay. point for you, sir. but i also completely love fanfiction. it's fantastic. but that is for another time and another place.

anyway, here are some joyful links for you.


Blogger apk01004 said...

When you run for president

in the future

the fact that you don't know who Chekov is besides the playwright will be used to brand you an


12:22 AM  
Blogger echolalias said...

but i am.
that is my charm.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Ball said...

i LOVE being an elitist!!! even though i also love Will Ferrell.

& if you like fan fiction, see the next Matrix... it's coming... the "Fan Friction" issue. i'm not sure what kind of stuff will be in there, but they accepted a short story of mine that is half comedy/ half Cthulhu mythos.

9:23 AM  

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