Something's missing. The girl who grew up watching old school Star Trek with her mom, the woman who waited in Moscow for people to send VHS tapes of the latest episodes of Quantum Leap and Twin Peaks and ST: The Next Generation... well, she's missing her geek groove these days.
I haven't seen a single episode of the new Battlestar Galactica, and I never saw even a minute of Farscape or Babylon 5. I just discovered that I completely missed the run of Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) here in DC, and I have a feeling that, if I don't get my butt in gear, I'll probably miss V For Vendetta.
What the heck happened? I mean, I can still recite all the dialogue to Star Wars. That's Star Wars. Not Episode IV. Not "A New Hope." Just Star Wars, baby. Vintage 1977.
I have my Buckaroo Banzai poster, my Big Trouble in Little China poster... I just seem to be lacking the vibe right now.
Okay, my geek-friends: if you had one suggestion for getting me back in the swing of things, what would it be? I'll be getting my brand spankin' new issue of "The Middleman" this Wednesday (whoo-hoo, Javier!), so that'll certainly help.
If Spielberg, Lucas, and Ford would stop counting their money long enough to make that damned fourth Indiana Jones movie, that would go a very long way, indeed, toward getting me back on the horse. C'mon, guys - get thy crap together!! Do it for the kids! The middle-aged kids!
I think I have to stop watching all forms of reality TV for a while. I think every moment spent watching Jonathan Antin have big pussy tantrums and cry and say "it's all about the hair" sucks more geek right out of me.
Watching people on Survivor whine about 30-some-odd days in some outback locale makes me want to bang my head against the wall. 36 days finding your own food? Boo-hoo! Try years and years of traveling in post-Soviet goodness, looking for clean water, toilet paper, and soup without meal worms in it!
But, I digress...
Anyone have some geeky goodness to recommend? Is Battlestar Galactica on DVD yet? Is Farscape on DVD? (Or Babylon 5, for that matter.) I'm really out of touch...