Actually, I love scifi period.
Yes, Fantasy is my first love, but scifi runs a close second. I read all the Foundation books, I loved Whipping Star, and Vernor Vinge is one of my favorite authors. I also fell in love with Star Trek pretty much from the start – thanks to my dad. And if you ask me why I’ll tell you. It’s the same reason I love certain books. Characters. Star Trek has great characters.
Let’s take two, starting with the original Star Trek with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Yes, Capt. Kirk was entirely too full of himself but who else but William Shatner could’ve played him so perfectly? And Nimoy is just as perfect as the emotionless Vulcan – until it comes to mating time (one of my favorite episodes). I adored how logical his bride to be was. Ok, so maybe there were a few silly episodes, like The Trouble with Tribbles (but it was fun!), or Mudd’s Women, but there were some great ones like The Menagerie with Capt. Pike or The City on the Edge of Forever, where they go back in time and Kirk has to let a young Joan Collins walk into traffic. Brilliant AND tragic.
What about you? Love Star Trek? Or Hate it.
Meanwhile, I’m totally slacking on revisions, the rain has washed all our snow away, and the Yankees lost Cliff Lee to Philly. Yee Ha!