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Posted on Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Dave!With tons of work to get through this weekend, I spent most of my time in front of the television with my laptop in an attempt to get caught up. I always like to work with the TV running in order to mask ambient noise, and this time I decided on a Dr. Who DVD that a friend gave me to watch, followed by a marathon of classic Star Trek episodes.

It doesn't get much geekier than that.

Dave Trek Who

Until I start watching all my Buffy The Vampire Slayer DVDs.


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  1. amamgets says:

    I LOVE Buffy. Need a little Spike every now and then, you know? Also Star Trek. And, yeah, my babies tell me I’m one click north of true geekdom.

    So, do you think there’s a connection between the love of Buff and the love of ST? Can an inference be made? I like that WAY more than the Trekkie/child molester link reported by the LA Times last year. That left me starin’ wide-eyed at all the Trekkie convention folks that pop up each year. (And okay, they didn’t say Trekkies are child molesters, just that 99% of the molesters arrested are Trekkies).

    Yeah, I think I’m more comfortable being a Trekkie who also likes to watch bloodsuckers…

  2. Rabbit says:

    You’re only geeky if you love the shows so much that they completely distracted you from the work you were trying to plow through.

  3. Chase says:

    Oooooooooh no. Buffy?

    Respect. Toilet. Flush.

  4. Bre says:

    You may be border line, but you’re not really in trouble until you start publishing fanfiction about the vampires in space that Buffy and Dr. Spock had to defeat!

  5. adena says:

    Buffy is NOT geeky!! I mean, look at Spike!! NOT geeky. Veeeerrry NOT geeky. *sigh* He IS my future husband, after all.

    However, although I used to watch Dr. Who when I was a kidlet (my brother was obsessed), I say that a Dr. Who/Star Trek Marathon MAY make you need to head out to get a few pocket protectors.

  6. RW says:

    I’ve been watching the NCAA tournament. I drink / they play. Seems like a great idea to me.

  7. Nicole says:

    Dave, you have the best taste in TV shows! Buffy. Check. Grey’s Anatomy. Check. Veronica Mars. Check.

    Here’s an important question that could effect our whole future relationship: How do you feel about Arrested Development?

  8. Jennifer says:

    WOO!

    I love Dr.Who. I love the new series as well. I see your fav was Tom Baker, from the drawing anyway. Mine too!

    I’m in total withdrawl for the new series to begin.

  9. Jessica says:

    Okay — I LOVE how you did the Dr. Who scarf on your drawing! Hahahahaah! Very good!

  10. Dave2 says:

    Amamgets: The problem is that most Trekkies don’t consider me a true fan because I ONLY like the ORIGINAL Star Trek episodes. So I’m probably not the best to comment on a correlation between the two shows… unless it’s to say “geeks will be geeks!” :-)

    Rabbit: The only thing that distracted me was when “Spock’s Brain” came on. Cannot resist that episode!

    Chase: Absolutely Buffy! Angel too!

    Bre: I don’t think my fanfic would be very good, but how cool would a Spock and Buffy team-up be?

    Adena: Uh oh… obsessing over the actor “James Marsters” is not geeky… BUT, obsessing over Spike is a little bit geeky, you have to admit that!

    RD: There is no way I could work while watching the tournament… no way! I have to pick something I’ve seen a million times so that I can spend at least part of my brain concentrating on my job!

    Nicole: Loved “Arrested Development” until the bastards cancelled it. I remain hopeful that Showtime will pick it up, because that might actually make me want to subscribe to their network.

    Jennifer: Tom Baker is the REAL Doctor! I could never really get into the other actors, though Eccleston did do a pretty good job in the latest round.

    Jessica: Wouldn’t be Dr. Who without the scarf! :-)

  11. Mooselet says:

    Star Trek is awesome so long as we leave out Deep Space 9 and that Enterprise twaddle. Love me some Picard!

    Buffy, Trek and X-Files… geekdom here I come!!!

  12. rach says:

    throw red dwarf in there & i think you get a prize. hmmm…gotta get that on dvd.

  13. adena says:

    I should’ve specified.

    James Marsters is my future husband. :)

    Spike, although a great character, would make a HORRIBLE husband. There’s that undead, need to suck human blood thing going on. Not good for relationships.

    SO, I was doing the NON-GEEKY obsessing. :)

  14. Dave2 says:

    Mooselet: my least favorite Star Trek is “Voyager” which I thought was abysmally bad. “Enterprise” wasn’t much better. “The Next Generation” was too cheesy for me, but I watched it. DS9 had the better stories… but they were sandwiched in-between boring-ass episodes that sucked. Only the original has me riveted… even in the crappy episodes.

    Rach: Always loved “Red Dwarf”, except the last season, which I thought got a little out-of-hand. Still hoping for a movie or a new season though.

    Adena: Yes, that’s much better… a future husband is probably a better choice than somebody who needs a blood donor. :-)

  15. Mark says:

    What the hell is wrong with “Buffy?” Except for the last 2 seasons, that was a great show.

  16. amamgets says:

    umm… gotta admit, me likey The Next Generation. Picard, Data, Worf– yeah, baby.

    All Buffy rocks. Angel is also the shit. Buffy’s second season, when Angel engages, makes me weep like the woman I am.

    Wait– make that the mac-loving Trekkie nerd woman I am.

  17. James Bow says:

    My favourite shows are all sci-fi shows. “Doctor Who” (old and new), “Battlestar Galactica”, “Star Trek: DS9”, “Buffy” and “Angel” are all da bomb. I also considered “The X-Files” to be the best show of its time, but then they went and ruined everything by not knowing when to die.

  18. Kevin says:

    Sorry, never got into any of the above.

  19. Jeff says:

    I too was/am a huge Trek fan. I enjoyed the Next Gen series. It was more polished than the original but still had its own problems.

    One show I couldn’t believe I got sucked into was Xena: Warrier Princess. I didn’t mean to – it just happened.

  20. Chanakin says:

    I actually got hooked on Lexx (aka: Tales from a Parallel Universe).

    Now I feel dirty for admitting that in public. I go shower now.

  21. Naila Maria says:

    Hello Dave,
    I’ve been reading your blog to practice my English (and learn some idiomatic expressions). It’s fun and interesting to read about your experiences and opinions. Blogging is, to me, a very strange thing to do with your time. I just wanted you to know that a foreign student in Austin TX finds your blog enterteining and a source of knowing American culture.
    Naila-Maria

  22. Eve says:

    LOVE Trek, the original, TNG, and DS9. Couldn’t get into Voyager, not surprisingly — it was on UPN9, and that network couldn’t produce not one good show. Never even saw Enterprise (too jaded by then).

    Tom Baker is definitely my favorite Dr. Who, I have to look into getting those episodes. I really miss them.

    I spent my weekend watching the FireFly box set and now I’m sad because there’s no more :-( Joss Whedon is so kick ass. I’m currently looking into the Buffy/Angel DVDs, I have a lot of catching up to do.

  23. Dave2 says:

    Mark: Absolutely nothing wrong with Buffy. I love Buffy. I worship Buffy. In fact, as I mentioned in my post, I am starting in on my Buffy DVD collection next!

    Amamgets: I just found all the stories for Next Gen to be so cheesy. The original had some kitsch to it, but the new one seemed to lack intimacy and coolness, so I could never get into it.

    James: The first three seasons of X-Files were sublime… the long, drawn-out decline after that was almost painful to watch, and I never feel that they managed to close out the series properly.

    Kevin: Not even Star Trek?? WHAT KIND OF GEEK ARE YOU?!? :-)

    Jeff: I watched an occasional Xena because, well, Lucy Lawless is a total babe… but it seemed a complex show for so simple a concept.

    Chanakin: Love me the “Lexx”!! And, though most Lexx geeks would kill me for this, I prefer the “revived” Xev to the original Zev!

    Naila Maria: Uh oh… I am scared to think of what you must be learning about American culture here! :-)

    Eve: Firefly is yet another excellent series that should be on every sci-fi geek’s must-watch list!

  24. Eve says:

    Dude, you HAVE to go vote in this battle of the Geek Stars Ladies Men:

    http://thegeekzine.com/?p=173

  25. Kevin says:

    Okay, I will admit to liking the even-numbered Trek movies. But that’s about it. Never liked the series on TV at all save for a passing interest in Enterprise until I found it conflicted with another series I liked more (can’t recall what it was at the moment).

    I’m a Star Wars geek. No apologies whatsoever.

  26. ash says:

    Buffy rules plain and simple. Unfortunately I bought my collection of episodes all on VHS before DVDs took off…so I might have to reinvest in an up to date collection. *sigh* the things we do for love…

  27. karla says:

    Um…HEY! and I do mean HEY!

    I’ve been methodically working my way through Buffy for WEEKS and am now at the tail end of Season 6 (my fave, with all that Buffy on Spike action, woof!). Whaddya mean GEEKY?????? I mean, what the frig ELSE am I going to do in Norway with 3 feet of snow melting than watch Buffy? I’m saving Season 7 for when I get back from Thailand….And then starting Angel, or maybe Veronica Mars, I am not sure yet.

    Buffy is Cool, man! COOL I say!

  28. sandra says:

    I’m actually on season 6 of Buffy right now (have been watching straight through). I had to take a slight break, since 6 and 7 are a bit dark and I was feeling bad for everyone (you know — because they’re real)…wait, that makes me even nerdier, doesn’t it?!

  29. Look…the important thing here is not what you watched or how much you watched…it’s that you WERE watching, and that’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it?

  30. Belinda says:

    Dave, ignore Chase on the issue of Buffy. It’s a blind spot in an otherwise delightful person.

  31. Bec says:

    I am a fully paid up member of the geek squad… I don’t care. I like it. The geek shall inherit the earth and all that. New series of Dr Who soon (David Tennant *sigh*) But have so many other geeky things to watch until then… Repeats of Red Dwarf included… (Yay!)

    (Oh, and thank you for bringing Veronica Mars to my attention… Something else for me to obsess about!)

    Hmmm…The Dr Who toon looks exactly like my friend Richard… And he’s a nuclear physicist geek… bless him…

    I’ll go hide now.

  32. apryl says:

    its funny how you are a lover of the original Star Trek…which i find cheesy. While i am a lover of the Next Generation; which you find cheesy.

    wonder why that is?

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