Saturday, January 19, 2008

Keeping our edge

By and large, the crew is a fairly geeky bunch. You know, we're all something resembling scientists, and some of us are kind of doctors, so you'd think we have the geek thing sewn up tightly. But you can never rest on your laurels in the land of Geek; you have to keep your edge. That's why Jiggs is training to become a half-elf sorcerer (and he also might start playing Dungeons & Dragons or World of Warcraft), Booty started working in Web 2.0 (or 3.0 or Revision 7 or whatever the hell the Inter-Net is called nowadays), and Tasty decided to start wearing safety glasses at all times, even while sleeping.

Me? I've started watching Doctor Who, the old BBC sci-fi. Specifically, the episodes from the 1970s with Tom Baker (Thank you, Netflix). Each episode functions by having the Doctor and his attractive female companion land on some planet at some period of history/future. Then they wander about on some quest but get captured by the hostile locals. The attractive female companion gets menaced, the Doctor acts in a quirky fashion until he defeats the hostile locals by sheer eccentric wit, at which point he and the attractive female companion wander back to the ship and leave. It's super awesome. Feel the geeky.


B.E. Earl said...

It's all about that scarf...or muffler...whatever they hell they call that thing around his neck.

There is nothing about sci-fi that I don't love. I'm an uber-sci-fi geek. Yet I never understood those who loved Dr. Who.

I always found it rather silly. And it made me say things like "rather silly".

Ɯbermilf said...

It got super duper extra silly when they added K-9.

Spinning Girl said...

I'm going to start wearing safety shoes 24-7.

Also, safety panties.

slappy said...

Earl: I think they call it his pimpscarf.

Ubie: I like how it looks like K-9 is smoking a little cigarette that can fire a stun ray.

Spinner: Are safety panties made of stainless steel? If so, you might want to wait until spring to try them out.


Tits McGee said...

Somewhere in my mother's house there is a picture of me at the age of nine posing with the Tom Baker Doctor Who statue at Madame Toussaud's in London.

Old school geek, me.

amera hearts said...

i would say wow over d&d. i have had bad run-ins with d&d players and they are not geeky. they are geeky creepy and don't even know what a vagina feels like.

love dr. who!

am i geeky for loving star trek?

slappy said...

Tits: My only claim to old-school geekery is that I watched most all of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes when they came out. See, they played on Comedy Channel Saturday nights, so I was available.

Amera: Star Trek definitely gets full geek credit. Especially if you've ever wanted to separate the saucer section.