Saturday, June 23, 2007

Stargate fixation...

My daughter is a geek.

She's proud of this state of geekiness. Revels in it. She's an IB student, about to go into Grade 12, spends six days out of seven in the pool, training with her swim team, spends most of her time with her nose in a book.

MOST of her time.

Lately, however, I've noticed she's been drawn to the dark side. Her inner geek is being sucked dry by a Stargate fixation. She's taken to buying entire seasons, planning her life around the next re-run and locking into the final episode that ran this week. She happily reported to me that she is not sad the final season is over, as there are at least two movies planned.



Now, I remember Kurt Russell running through the very first Stargate what seems like eons ago. Not a bad movie, as I recall. But was it the substance from which 8 or 9 seasons of a tv show could emerge like bacteria on agar? Apparently so.


I don't know if I am alone, here, in saying that this particular fixation is a mystery to me. I feel so sad for the guy forced to wear the '80's glasses into the new millennium. It hurts me to see Richard Dean Anderson morphing into William Shatner. And maybe I'm crazy, but I have to say I'm very relieved they at least let the guy with the little gold issue on his forehead grow his hair for the final season...

~kc

5 comments:

James Bow said...

If your daughter starts writing Stargate fan fiction, then she should be okay. After all, this is how I got started, although my television drug of choice was Doctor Who, which has the most flexible format in fiction. I spent fourteen years writing Doctor Who fan fiction and editing Doctor Who fan fiction magazines before I took the training wheels off and started writing the story that would become the Unwritten Girl.

I never got into Stargate myself. I'm more into Battlestar Galactica and (now) Heroes.

Hélène B said...

Yeah, those glasses are BAD! Don't they have Lasik on Stargate?

I like her hair tho'.

kc dyer said...

Hi James,

You are the second James in my life to admire 'Heroes'. I must admit the whole cheerleader premise left me cold -- but perhaps I should give it a try, since your Doctor Who fixation proves you to be a man of taste and discretion...

~kc

kc dyer said...

Helene --

You're right. You just can't say enough about good hair...

~kc

Dale said...

Hmmm, your daughter likes a TV show where the main female character is a central character to the team, is smart, respected, has saved the world on multiple occasions because of her skills, is killer attractive but doesn't need to flash skin to prove it, and can look after herself in a fire-fight. (Me a fan-boy? ... Maybe :-) I can think of worse shows to be interested in.

I quite liked Heroes, though I thought the ending sucked. But speaking of female characters, a hooker, a cheerleader, and an evil bitch who takes on different appearances.