J: I just don’t understand why you suddenly like Star Trek. Why now? What changed?
C: I don’t “like” it. I’ll watch if the group is watching. But some of the writing is absurd, and you don’t get to hear my commentary during the eps: “Who is that? Where did that person come from? How does that even work? What the hell kind of -onium are they talking about now? This is so sexist. That outfit is stupid. That make up and mask are terrible; you can’t even see the lips moving.” You’d hate it. I don’t take it seriously.
J: I mean, I can take things not so seriously sometimes.
C: I will say some of the concepts are intriguing. Also, I watch for Wil Wheaton’s sweaters.
Are we fighting about this?
J: I’m not trying to fight with you. I’m just not sure how much consideration you’ve given to telling the person you’ve yelled at before about not wanting to watch Star Trek that you’re now watching Star Trek, you know?
C: I’ll watch it if it’s on when I visit [boyfriend’s]. I’m not gonna walk into a situation where two people are watching a show they like and say that either they change the show or I’m leaving. The situation is completely different than with you. Besides, we never had yelling fights about not watching Star Trek, you know.
J: BUT NOW WE ARE!
C: YOU DIDN’T EVEN RESPOND TO MY JOKE ABOUT WIL WHEATON’S SWEATERS!
J: I DON’T KNOW WHAT A WIL WHEATON SWEATER IS!
C: THEN YOU DIDN’T REALLY WATCH STAR TREK!
J: HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF SWEATERS ARE THERE?!
C: WIL WHEATON WAS KNOWN FOR WEARING UGLY SWEATERS ON THAT SHOW! DO YOU EVEN STAR TREK BRO? Come at me.
J: …see, stuff like this, like the person who just started watching one Star Trek show, telling someone who has watch them all, that they didn’t even watch Star Trek…
C: THIS IS A TERRIBLE FASHION CHOICE! —>
THESE ARE NOT CLOTHES
J: You have the Borg, Q, Jean Luc, Number Two, Data, Reading Rainbow, Whoopie Goldberg, Worf, the Holodeck, and boldly going places no one has gone before….and you focus on the sweater.
<—WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? A SPACE MULLET?
J: An exercise in galactic culture: Find a picture of a newly discovered civilization’s clothing fashion choice that you DO like. …That was a normal haircut for women. They didn’t go too crazy with the hair /cough hunger games /cough
C: Do you need cough syrup? Also, if it was popular at the time (on earth), then why do I have to look at other cultures? It’s all bad earth ’80s and ’90s style trends. You’re asking to me look past that and imagine that this is intergalactic fashion?
J: …this is just Star Trek. We’re not even talking Babylon Five, Andromeda, Lexx, Farscape, Galactica, Lost in Space, Star Gate, or Firefly.
C: No. No we are not talking about those shows.
J: Babylon Five was great. Farscape is one of the best space operas ever.
C: You may have mentioned those things. I’ve also been watching Arrested Development. I might even rewatch The Big Lebowski.