16 November 2006

My Interests: Sci-Fi

Well, it's been a bit boring lately and I haven't had much to write about. So I thought I'd start talking a bit more about myself. So where else better to start than with some of my interests?

For a long time now I've been a huge sci-fi buff. I was ridiculed for it during school, but that didn't change a thing. I was hooked on Star Trek from an early age, possibly a result of my Dad's interest in similar sci-fi shows. I loved the original feature films and eventually The Next Generation. The spin-offs and newer films were no exception.

Though Star Trek is the original, and not forgetting Star Wars, when Babylon 5 came out in the mid 90's, I was once again interested in this 'new-look' sci-fi series. Sadly, the bad timeslots from our TV networks meant I didn't end up following the series after a few episodes had aired. Little did I know what I had missed out on. It wasn't until a few years later, up late I caught a glimpse of an episode from the third season and from then on I was hooked. I still can say that Babylon 5 is the best science fiction series I have ever watched, for the story, drama and action are unparalleled.

The more recent re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica now has me hooked, what with Star Trek, Babylon 5 and even Stargate SG-1 all over, BSG is a fresh new approach to sci-fi with a very dark, apocalyptic feel and a depth and realism to it that hasn't been seen since Babylon 5's episodes.

Of course, no sci-fi nut would be complete without a few models around the place, the DVD's, magazines, books, drawings etc... The only thing we don't have here are the costumes!

Live Long, and Prosper

We Live for the One. We Die for the One.

...and May the Gods be With You.