pearwaldorf: it's not often a friendship lasts two lifetimes (ds9 - dax sisko bffs)
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(I wrote most of this last week and then forgot to post it. Whoops.)

I had a very Star Trek filled Saturday. The husband and I went to go see Star Trek Beyond, and it was ridiculous in the best way (lol classical music, always and forever). One of my friends has posited that Fast and Furious movies make a lot more sense if you interpret them through the lens of a werewolf pack. I don’t think Jim Kirk would make a very good werewolf (please send recs if you would like to prove me wrong), but he protects his friends like one. And everybody was fucking amazing and got their moment, but Uhura <33333 Sulu (and his husband and daughter!) <3333333

And then I went and saw Star Trek in the park, basically. It is not something I would have gone to on my own, but one of my husband’s friends was McCoy in the production. (And I found out that my coworker’s husband is the director. Seattle is a very, very small town in many ways.) Also, Mark Okrand (inventor of Klingon and Vulcan) was there as the pre-show entertainment, and I learned that Klingons have forty synonyms for both war and foreheads. 

They performed an adaptation of “Space Seed”, which is the one where they find Khan. I think the only episode of TOS I have ever seen is a little bit of the one where Kirk fights the Gorn (and the bits of “The Trouble With Tribbles” in the DS9 episode), so it was really amusing to see where people in the 60s thought where we’d be in the 90s. (There was a lot of flannel among Khan’s contemporaries.) The actress who played Khan was leaps and bounds ahead of Bendysnort Cramperpickle, who never had the charisma or depth of vision Montalban or this actress had. 

I have been TOS-adjacent for years, so it was delightful to get an introduction to it from an amateur adaptation. Maybe I’ll give the rest of the series a shot.

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Date: 2016-08-07 10:31 pm (UTC)
hannah: (Captain Jack Harkness - darththalia)
From: [personal profile] hannah
I've seen at least one AOS fic that posited McCoy as a werewolf, and the part I like and thus remember best was his dealing with the headache and logistics of going to planets with multiple moons. So there's a little precedent for the concept.

There's a usually-weekly-sometimes DS9 rewatch which is always fun, and I bet a TOS one would be good, too. Hey, how does Sunday night work out for you for a regular digital viewing party?

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Date: 2016-08-08 01:31 am (UTC)
longwhitecoats: Data looking quizzical (Data)
From: [personal profile] longwhitecoats
Omg that sounds GREAT. A friend of mine in Boston has been doing gender-swapped live productions of classic TOS eps and I really want to go one of these days.