Archive for March, 2010


Bitter? No.


should have put a ring on it


Quote of the day

“When Karl Urban introduced himself as Leonard McCoy and shook hands with Chris Pine, I burst into tears. That performance of his, as Doctor McCoy, is so moving, so touching and so powerful that I think DeForest Kelley would be smiling, and maybe in tears as well”

-Leonard Nimoy

(That’s so sweet, it makes me smile and sad all at once.)


Happy birthday, Mr. Nimoy

I could write a long gushing post about how wonderful I think you are but I don’t think I could ever really do it justice. So I will simply say thank you.

Thank you for giving us all so much. You are one of the greats.

Happy birthday, Sir and many more.

-Late Fines.


Plato’s bastard stepchildren

There are a lot of things about Season 3 of TOS that get my WTF? stamp. Spock’s Brain alone is enough to make you shake your head and laugh. But it’s all deliciously cheesey. It’s a season chock full of weird, strange, bad and just wrong.

But Plato’s Stepchildren tops them all. I know there are more than a few people who might argue there are worse, but watch them back to back with this episode. Trust me. It just won’t compair.

And it’s mostly thanks to scenes like this.

I don’t believe there is an explaination I can give that would make that clip any better. Even seeing it in context is painful. Just giving a basic description of this scene makes me cringe.

“Well, there’s a scene where Kirk pretends to be a pony and a midget rides him.”

Yeah. How do you make that sound any better.

The only other thing this episode ever seems to be mentioned for is this:

That, kiddies, would be one of the first interratial kisses ever seen on TV. As much as I think that’s great, I also have to point out that the only reason they kissed was because they were being forced to. Somehow, that always feels like a cheat. That and it comes right in the middle of yet another entirely awkward scene.

All things considered, do I recommend you watch this episode?

Hell yes. At least once.


drunk and trekkie

As I explained here, during supper with my friend Ted, we came up with a line up of some of the best and worst drinks known to nerd-kind. It started with one and quickly snowballed. We made one for Kirk (or more specifically, one word) and then moved on to the rest. We decided not to base drinks on the character completely, but on their catch phrases.

These are those drinks…

I’m givin’ ‘er all she’s got, Cap’n

151 Because you’ve got to be drunk to even attempt to change the laws of physics

Crown A good idea in a mix of terrible ones

Redbull You’re going to need as much power as you can get

Mix the 151 and Crown, chase with Redbull.

He’s dead, Jim

151 – shot You knew it would be in there somewhere

Jagger – shot Obviously

Absinthe Again, obviously

To be drunk in that order.

Damnit man, I’m a Doctor not a magician!

Dr. Pepper and Southern Comfort A southern Dr.

Give a shot of vodka to a lady (both “giving a shot” and sterilising the area for operating)

Blue Bols – shot I love Bones a lot, but we all know he never had much luck with the ladies.

Logical. Illogical. Facinating.

A line shot.

Rye – shot Logical

Khalua – shot Illogical

Flaming Sambuca Facinating

The Red Shirt

A line shot.

151 – 4 shots

Hot 100 – shot

Bailey’s – shot

Instant death chaser. Survivors get a promotion.

Minus the Bailey’s, add a final shot of 151 and you have The Wiggle Run.

Live long and prosper

Not a truly Vulcan drink as we all know, Vulcans don’t do alcohol.

PomegranateĀ Juice

Acai Berry Juice

Pineapple Juice

Grand Marnier

The trouble with Tribbles

Rye – shot

Malt ball garnish


This is basically a Reverse Gladiator. Drunk as a drop shot.

Amaretto – tumbler

Orange Juice – shot


Happy Birthday, Mr. Shatner

I know as well as anyone that you are so much more than Captain Kirk. Your body of work is nothing short of awe inspiring. But to me, you’ll always be Jim.

I never tire of watching the old episodes. They’re campy and delicious.

I love the movies. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to watch Wrath of Khan and not get misty eyed at the end when you give your speech.

In short, you’re a master and a legend. Thank you for the hours and hours of entertainment you’ve given us.

Happy birthday, Sir and many more.

-Late Fines.

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