8/21/2006
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Closet Trekkies?

Perelman from "Here" (1988):
Captain Kirk pronounces judgement: "Cooling, cool, cold,
a life is wax. A singular stylus would be good.
But there's only so much time to write,
whether you like your costume or even have one."

Armantrout from "Next Generations" (2004):
But, on “Star Trek,” we aren’t the Borg,
the aggressive conglomerate,
each member part humanoid, part
machine, bent on assimilating
foreign cultures. In fact,
we destroy their ship,
night after night,
in preparation for sleep.

I could use one or two more examples.

UPDATE:

Looks like we have some bona fide convention-goers here and here and here.

Comments on ""

 

Blogger Mark said ... (11:20 PM) : 

I have been to Sci-Fi conventions, but I've never liked Star Trek--too Apollonian. I was always more of a Dr. Who kid.

 

Blogger -k said ... (10:56 AM) : 

I don't know, some of those erotic aliens, like interstellar Sirens, were fairly Dionysian, at least on the original show. And Armantrout's same poem has another stanza that ends with a double entendre, "we make camp in the glitch," pointing to campy aspects of the series... Though for camp, Dr. Who is the hands down winner.

 

Blogger shanna said ... (2:38 PM) : 

no, not a convention (just comix), but the sf museum in seattle--which is way cool. i was not v. impressed with the shatner roast the other night on comedy central tho. who stun-phasered the funny?

 

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