STAR TREK HAPPY ANNY

Kirk_and_Spock[1].jpgI have used a lot of digital ink in this blog over the years on Star Trek, so there is little I could add, but that will not stop me. picard_starts_his_mozart_recording1

Here are some of my favorite Star Trek moments. I emphasize some, because let’s face it, most any Star Trek moment is better than a non-Star Trek moment.

Kirk’s style.

Picard’s humanity.

Janeway’s gambling.

Sisko’s transformation.

Archer’s exuberance.

Spock mind melding with a brick. That was epic.

Klingon guile.

Picard mind melding with Sarek, Spock’s dad, and then being the conduit for Spock and his father to have something akin to closure.

I think he did a little too much LDS.

Data defeating the Borg Queen.

The uniforms in Star Trek Voyager were awesome. I never understood Seven’s particular get-up (other than eye candy), but aside from that, those were the best designed uniforms across the spectrum.

Romulan Ale.

Khan in Space Seed and The Wrath of Khan. Not JJverse Khan.

Riker’s beard.

The theme song to Star Trek Voyager. I still get all goosebumpy when I hear it.

Picard’s flute.

The episode where Kirk fools the Enterprise computer by asking it to compute Pi to the end decimal.

Andorians. I love Andorians.

Fascinating.

Shaka, when the walls fell.

Weyoun. Any episode with a Weyoun in it was a good day.

Which side of the body is white? Which side of the body is black? Yeah, that still speaks to me.

Our Man Bashir.

Bashir and O’Brien’s friendship–and their obsession with The Alamo.

I’m a doctor, not a . . .

Spock and Uhura–never saw that coming.

What does God need with a starship?

The character arc for Seven. It was stunning to watch develop.

There. Are. Four. Lights.

Ezri Dax.

Borg implants.

Yesterday’s Enterprise.

Porthos’ cheese addiction.

Birds of Prey decloaking.

Elim Garak.

Okay, I have to stop. I could do this all day. All week. All year. I may go watch some Star Trek tonight.

Live long and prosper.

Oh, one more.

 

 

GREENBEAN 2012 FAVES #3–STAR TREK BEARDS

Here we go with Greenbean Faves #3.  It comes from summer and was originally titled  Beard Trek.  It combines two ‘hobbies’ of mine–Star Trek and my manly beard.  As an update on the scenario, we finished Deep Space Nine before August was over and then turned our attention to the last and regrettable series, “Enterprise.”  We are nearly finished with it.  My beard is in full wintertime awesomeness.

In the middle of August I did something I always do.  I took a razor to my face and shaved off my beard.  For about a week I went clean shaven and then I began the process of regrowing my robust old friend.  To encourage me in this,  I reread the Beard Manifesto by the Beard Coach.  I always enjoy the regrowing process, and my beard always surprises me how its personality has changed since last year.

In the middle of this, my family and I have been cramming the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine, trying to get it watched before Christmas.  I have made my family watch all of the Star Trek franchise as a learning annex.  I do the same thing to them with classic films like Casablanca and The Magnificent Seven.

So these two things collided and got me to thinking about the best Star Trek beards.  Here are my five favorite, starting with the all-time best!

1.  Evil Spock in “Mirror Mirror” gave us our first look at the bizarro universe.

He looks even smarter with the beard

2.  Commander Riker was way cooler with the beard.

I would follow bearded Riker into battle, but not the clean shaven Riker.

3.  Worf’s Beard–In fact, Klingons know how to sport a kicking beard.

His beard says it all

4.  Geordi seemed to enjoy  a beard of some sort.  Here he sports a nice, clean, well groomed goatee and mustache.  In an episode or two he had a great full beard.  But then, so did his friend Data.

Tell me that beard wouldn’t rock out a business suit?
Awesome

5.  Sisko grew a great van dyke in the middle of Deep Space Nine’s run.  Coincidentally, that was when they made him a captain and not just a commander.   I see a connection.

Which is higher ranking, Sisko or his outstanding van dyke? You be the judge.

BEARD TREK

I the middle of August I did something I always do.  I took a razor to my face and shaved off my beard.  For about a week I went clean shaven and then I began the process of regrowing my robust old friend.  To encourage me in this,  I reread the Beard Manifesto by the Beard Coach.  I always enjoy the regrowing process, and my beard always surprises me how its personality has changed since last year.

In the middle of this, my family and I have been cramming the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine, trying to get it watched before Christmas.  I have made my family watch all of the Star Trek franchise as a learning annex.  I do the same thing to them with classic films like Casablanca and The Magnificent Seven.

So these two things collided and got me to thinking about the best Star Trek beards.  Here are my five favorite, starting with the all-time best!

1.  Evil Spock in Mirror Mirror and our first look a the bizarro universe

He looks even smarter with the beard

2.  Commander Riker was way cooler with the beard.

I would follow bearded Riker into battle, but not the clean shaven Riker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Worf’s Beard–In fact, Klingons know how to sport a kicking beard.

His beard says it all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Geordi seemed to enjoy  a beard of some sort.  Here he sports a nice, clean, well groomed goatee and mustache.  In an episode or two he had a great full beard.  But then, so did his friend Data.

Tell me that beard wouldn’t rock out a business suit?
Awesome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Sisko grew a great van dyke in the middle of Deep Space Nine’s run.  Coincidentally, that was when they made him a captain and not just a commander.   I see a connection.

Which is higher ranking, Sisko or his outstanding van dyke? You be the judge.