My brain is a mush of short-circuiting synapses right now so I’m not going to blog about writing tonight. Or ancient Egypt. Those of you visiting in the hopes of finding either of those topics are going to be sorely disappointed. I’d apologize, but I’m not going to because today we’re going to talk about…

Star Trek!

Two nights ago I did the unthinkable. I stayed up late to watch the new Star Trek movie that just came out on DVD. (Translation: Stayed up until 11PM which really is late considering I deal with 125 hormonal teenagers starting at 7AM.)

I loved it. Loved, loved, loved it!

Gene Roddenberry had quite the imagination, sparking this whole franchise- I once read that he created the characters of The Next Generation giving each person one part of the human psyche. Picard (or was it Data?) was the brains, Riker the sex drive, Troi the emotion, and Worf was instinct. I’ve always thought that was kind of nifty.

As you might have guessed, The Next Generation is my favorite series and while I love all the characters (except for Geordi and Wesley Crusher) I always really liked Troi. Data and Picard would be tied for second place.

So for those of you Trekkies out there, enlighten me today. (And yes, I’m a definite Trekkie. I might even have a couple of convention notches in my belt- my dad and I bonded over Star Trek when I was a teen- it was the only thing we agreed on.)

Who is your favorite character in the Trek universe? Favorite series? Episode?