It seems like I’ve been having a little bit of fun with Trekkies lately (please, I know you younger folks prefer Trekker, whatever, Trekkie implies all the geekiness loser aspect of it–from back when it WASN’T cool to like science fiction, and that’s when I liked it).
Anyway, as I was saying, I’ve been enjoying the Trekkie thing, and re-discovered THIS GUY who has a blog and podcast about the Bible in KLINGON! Save the mockery for another day, guys, okay? I’m actually being serious here. See, I’m even wearing my Starfleet T-shirt to prove my sincerity.
I really think this is cool. I mean, I’m not compelled to go out and learn Klingon any time soon; I have my hands full with the English, but it’s cool that he’s doing it, and it’s cooler still that he does it while providing reflections on some very key scriptural references.
I’m not gonna get my weekly dose of Jesus there, but I think that in the big picture, what he’s doing is both admirable and entertaining. I’d like to think that when I write a serious post about the Catholic faith, perhaps in exploring my journey through the joy and revelation as it comes clear to me through my reading and understanding the Catechism, that I can help enlighten someone and make their journey easier.
That’s me being all altruistic and stuff. The truth is — and I promised myself I’d be honest in my writing — the truth is that I write for myself as as way to explore my thoughts and my feelings. So, if you get something out of it, good for you. If you don’t, well, if you don’t then perhaps it’s moot because I can’t imagine why you’d be coming back.
My point is, and I did have one though I seem to have forgotten it, is that this guy is doing something that he enjoys and seems to be benefiting him probably in the same way that my writing benefits me. And everyone who is moved by it as a bonus. So let’s not tease him today.
Tomorrow, however, is another day and my Starfleet uniform will be at the cleaners, so it’ll be open season on nerds again.
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I like neither Na’vi nor Klingon, as the future global language. Especially when you have to dress up for it 🙂
We also need a future international language. One which is easy to learn, as well !
And that’s not English! Esperanto? Let’s move forward 🙂
At least Bill Shatner speaks Esperanto. Have a look at http://eurotalk.com/en/store/learn/esperanto or http://www.lernu.net
Of course I’m familiar with the documentary, LOL! And I agree that Voyager could have been a good thing but they absolutely jumped the shark on that ridiculous Seven of Nine storyline that ruined what could have otherwise been a compelling story of exile. Oh well.
Don’t worry about it, Maria. To establish my Star Trek geek cred, I’m going to confess that I have not one, but two comm badges (one in the Next Generation style and one in the Voyager style). I have a miniature phaser that used to hang on my keychain, and I’ve written a couple of Star Trek fanfics. If you’re really nice to me, I might even give you links to where they’re posted on the Net. 🙂
I’m not into Trek as much as I once was. Gene Roddenberry’s militant atheism and confidence in technology and social engineering to build a perfect world got to be real turnoffs. Plus, I thought Voyager was weak, and the show Enterprise was downright awful.
If you really want to see some hardcore Trekkies, rent the documentary Trekkies. For these people, Star Trek is not just a TV and movie franchise, it’s a religion or a way of life. Even at your geekiest, you’ll feel pretty normal in comparison to those folks.