Friday, February 10, 2006

It's Friday, though it feels like Saturday

Mutterings continued.

That's because I had today off as a flexi-day. Went to Carousel Shopping Town to do some props shopping and came home with clothes instead. Shiny clothes.

Had lunch with Genette at Book Caffe in Sth Perth (the bacon and chicken bagel beckoned; ditto the iced coffee sans creme) and a good natter. She alerted me to www.stumbleupon.com - you input your interests, click the stumbleupon icon and it take you to sites it thinks you might like. The first place it took me to was the Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen site. Love it! Hobbes: Your snowmen lead tragic lives. Calvin: Well, they're not very bright.

And then went more props shopping and came home with a printer cartridge twin pack from JB's and more clothes from Miller's. *sigh*

"Boldly going: Star Trek and spaceflight by Dwayne A. Day
Monday, November 28, 2005

It is arguably the most famous opening television monologue ever:

“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

It turns out that the last line of that memorable speech delivered by Captain James T. Kirk (well, William Shatner) nearly four decades ago came from a White House document produced in 1958 to help calm post-Sputnik hysteria.

Here is an excerpt from the March 1958 document “Introduction to Outer Space:”

the compelling urge of man to explore and to discover, the thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before
The final line of the article is amusing.

And speaking of Trekkies, I was discussing this with a friend at work yesterday and she called me an old-fashioned Trekker (no, I didn't hit her - I AM an old-fashioned Trekker and not ashamed to admit it). The reason for this? I see red shirts, such as that being worn by the chappie in the article, as being cannon fodder; she sees them as Command (a la Picard, et al).

Foxtel's TV1 is finally showing the third series of Babylon 5 - yes, I do own all the eps on DVD so can watch them any time I want, but it's still nice to see them on the telly. Last night's was And the Rock Cried Out No Hiding Place. Great stuff.

And finally, today's shiny thing (other than clothes) purchase - Serenity inna Box! My Ezydvd copy of Serenity arrived today, encased in a nice shiny tin.

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