(written from a Production point of view)
|Favorite Series:||Original Series, Voyager|
|Favorite Movie:||Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection|
|Favorite Episode:||"Deja Q", "Cause and Effect", "Darmok", "Trials and Tribble-ations", "Far Beyond the Stars", "In the Pale Moonlight"|
|Favorite Species:||Borg, Vulcan, Gorn|
|Favorite Character:||James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy, The Gorn Captain, Jean-Luc Picard, Data, Worf, The Doctor|
Picard(o) signing on! I don't know if I qualify as a Trekkie. I enjoy Star Trek, because I am generally a fan of sci-fi and space opera. I am currently collecting the TV-series DVDs and have a long way to go before my collection is complete (I now have TOS, TAS, TNG and DS9 under my belt). I have all the movies, though. I do not collect paraphernalia or novels and stuff, and frankly I don't care about them either. My primary interest in Star Trek is the TV-series as well as the movies.
- 1 Various totally irrelevant stuff
- 2 Image contributions (so far)
- 3 Articles initiated
- 4 Existance schmexistance
Various totally irrelevant stuff
My moniker is of course a pun on "Picard" who is one of my favorite Star Trek characters - mostly because of the way that he is portrayed by Patrick Stewart who's a great actor. The (o) "suffix" is a reference to Robert Picardo who portrays another of my favorite characters - namely, The Doctor.
The Orignal Series and Voyager are my favorite TV-series. TOS is simply leagues better than any other series. While more primitive in terms of special effects, it does possess a unique something - perhaps the trio James T. Kirk, Spock, and Leonard McCoy, which is not as prevalent in the other series. True, TOS displays more naïvité in the plot lines than the later shows, but this just adds to the charm, and TOS does, as it typical of Star Trek treat some interesting subject matters, and is very far ahead of its time.
Voyager is a different and more personal story. When I was an undergraduate in university, one of the local TV-networks sent two consecutive episodes in the late morning every sunday. I virtually spent every sunday morning, lying in bed, trying to wake up and watching Voyager, while having breakfast. That's a great way to spend your sundays.
Do I really have to explain why Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is one of my favorite Star Trek movies? I mean it has everything: global catastrophes, time travel, action, humor, an environmental message, and whales. It doesn't get better than that.
Maybe the proof that I don't qualify as a real Trekkie, I actually like Star Trek: Insurrection a lot. I know that many Trekkies don't really like it, but I find it very interesting that Picard and his crew actually disobey orders and run around in civilian style clothings rather than their usual jumpsuits. It also deals with interesting issues like eternal youth, ethnicity, and morality.
While "Deja Q" does deal with a pretty interesting theme, which is kind of a cross-over between Samson losing his powers and Peter crying "Wolf", I like this episode primarily because of the humor and comedy added by John de Lancie's acting.
Cause and Effect
"Cause and Effect" is in many ways an atypically structured episode, which I kind of like. I like the way the same series of events is constantly repeated with supple variations as the crew realize that they might be trapped in some kind of temporal loop. The notion of temporal loop itself is cool! A similar theme is at play in "We'll Always Have Paris", which is also an interesting episode, but it's taken to the extreme in Cause and Effect which seems much more experimental and adventurous structurally.
"Darmok" is probably one pf the most interesting episodes to me because I am interested in language and linguistics. While it does suffer from some common misconceptions about language and metaphor, I still think it's great.
Trials and Tribble-ations
Far Beyond the Stars
I don't think I even need to comment on this one. Science fiction at its best.
In the Pale Moonlight
The Borg are a fascinating species. I like the combination of the insect hive-mind (supposedly inspired by corporate America) and cybertechnology into one of the meanest enemies of our heroes ever. I must admit I found them more interesting before the addition of the Borg Queen, but never mind that.
Sorry, but I have a weakness for aliens with saurian faces and bug-eyes, also they appear to be a quite honorable species after all.
Image contributions (so far)
Check out this gallery for my image contributions.
To be honest, I didn't think I'd actually start any articles on this wiki, but lo and behold, I did actually start a couple of entries, mostly on small and perhaps obscure - nonetheless canonical - things:
- Collar of obedience
- Communal dream
- Feline dancer (now merged with Nimbus III inhabitants)
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Janowski family
- Linden family
- Lovers' quarrel
- Master thrall
- Matter-energy whirlwind
- Memory beam
- O'Connel family
- Small talk
- Starfleet Regulation 6.57 (now merged with Starfleet General Orders and Regulations at Renegade54's request)
- Starnes family
- The Little Mermaid
- Training harness
- Tsing Tao family
- Water pool
Okay, why the hell do people suddenly think it's spelled "existance"? It's been "existence" with an 'e' ever since the word appeared on the shores of England in 1066 with the Norman invaders, and even before that, in Latin, it was with an 'e'... and it's still with an 'e'. It's "existEnce" and it's "existEnt"!
HAIL OuroborosCobra! DEATH TO EXISTANCE!