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Guess what I've been watching? I'm thinking I might, as I watch each season, go and collect the next. Now that I've started, anyways. I spent like 3 hours today reading up on metadata about yonder universe spread amongst various wiki's. Kinda makes me miss Aaron/College. Good memories, and more specifically, good conversation about Star Trek. He was the first Trekkie I ever got to know. Tried to get me to learn how to play the Star Trek card game, but I liked magic too much to get addicted to another one at that point...anyways.

Taking a page from quin..

Why am I too stupid to relent?
No specifics - Me.

So now I'll go grocery shopping since food is wonderful thing. :)

p.s. Snowboarding indoors? what will they think of next: http://www.yahoo.com/s/471840
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tangled_rhythms From: tangled_rhythms Date: December 31st, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was a trekkie before most of you were born, before some of your parents were out of diapers. There are some advantages to being so much older than you :)

buying dvd sets becomes addictive. I started off buying 24 because it is such a long stretch between the season finale and the next season premier, that I started buying the sets to watch before the new one started as a refresher. Now, I buy The Shield, Rescue Me, and am starting to pick up The Dead Zone. I see this becoming a trend with me - an expensive trend. Thank God for Best Buy rewards and sales.
daimones From: daimones Date: December 31st, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

On the spot then!

Then, I suppose, the question is this. Can you tell me, without looking it up, why Mr. Rodenberry expressly forbade ships in his universe to have an odd number of warp nacelles?
tangled_rhythms From: tangled_rhythms Date: December 31st, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: On the spot then!

*laughs* no, I can't. What I can tell you is that he didn't like odd numbers of anything and was fond of pairings in his real life, so it doesn't surprise me that it came out somewhere in the ships' design or anywhere in his world. A bit OCD like me in that. Anything unpaired feels ..almost uncomfortable and wrong. When I read that years ago, I felt like I had a cosmic buddy. He loved science fiction, built his own world, and odd numbers of anything gave him a discordance.

so now that I gave you what I think is the psych reason for no odd numbers,
what is the real reason behind why there's no odd number of warp nacelles?
daimones From: daimones Date: January 1st, 2007 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: On the spot then!

Sounds good enough to me. I didn't know (other than the factoid), and couldn't find it, so I figured I'd ask you.

And there is no 'real' reason. Point of fact, after he died, they had ships with odd warp nacelles. :P
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