First and foremost, Happy New Year! I hope that you are getting on well so far in 2013. If you didn’t make any resolutions yet, then go make some! It’s always New Years somewhere on one of the 1 billion planets in the Milky Way galaxy. I’d love for readers to share theirs, I’ll start:
1) Use up things that I have bought, donate them, or throw them out. I’m not up to Hoarders level, but my house is a graveyard for good deals and miracle products that haven’t lived up to the hype or failed to hold my interest. I could have the most epic garage sale EVER! I started purging things a bit before the new year and hope to continue over the next few weeks. I am terribly sentimental and I even threw away a birthday present that I never used; yes, I’m serious.
2) This one is more of a Part 2 to the aforementioned. Buying exercise dvds makes me feel like I have worked out. *hangs head in shame* Don’t tell Shaun T. I have them all: Power 90, Supreme 90, Walk Away the Pounds, The Firm, Pilates, Yoga, and a bunch of others. I figure if I do them all over the course of the next year, I will surely be fitter by the end. Sounds like a good idea, right?
Okay, enough about me.
Let’s all celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Deep Space 9. The first episode, Emissary, aired on January 3, 1993. I love nearly all things Star Trek, but I will admit that DS9 is my least favorite series. I just couldn’t get into Avery Brooks’ acting style. Every phrase is not an invitation to soliloquy, but he made it one anyway. Extreme overacting and, yes, I know he teaches acting; but it’s Trek not Shakespeare. There were a few bright spots (Episode: In The Pale Moonlight), but it was just generally too much. When I get down to doing the episode reviews, I will talk more about that. I am currently rewatching the series and I will admit to enjoying it much more than I did initially. Especially, Garak. I had totally forgotten that everyone’s favorite spy-turned-tailor had such a pivotal role in the series. Andrew Robinson was awesome in this role, especially when the show went off the rails and forgot about the Dominion War for about 10 episodes. Seriously tho, what the heck was going on in Season 7?
So, tell me, who was your favorite character in DS9?
Shouts to Garak, he’ll cut a b*tch. He’s Star Trek’s version of Omar from the Wire.