RAISE SHIELDS AND ARM PHOTON TORPEDOES - GO TO NERD ALERT!
In one of my very earliest posts - I actually can't be arsed to go trawling through the archives to find it and link back - I wrote about how I was thinking about getting an Xbox 360 just because there was an awesome looking Star Trek game coming out on it. Well, that day is around three weeks away, and I cannot wait.
I'm practically vibrating with excitement.
What's even more exciting is that I was reading that you can actually perform a lot of the ship-based maneuvres from the films and TV shows!
And this is great why?! Well bear in mind how I spend my working week - I practically wrote the book on these things - or at the very least commissioned the text, edited it down, and wrote the picture captions!
I don't think I've felt this nerdy since the day I said "congratulations on your Emmy" to William Shatner and he looked at me and replied "Thank... YOU!"
So in about three weeks time, if this blog goes quiet for a while, I'm probably sitting wide-eyed in front of my telly, hands fixed rigor-stylee in the shape of an Xbox controller, all pale and sweaty and quoting dialogue from Star Trek.
It's gonna be the most awesome thing EVAH.
In other news, check this out - scientists have pieced together a photo-fit image of what Jack the Ripper supposedly looked like. Now, bearing in mind that ol' Jack was pretty thorough in completely killing all his victims and basically smearing their insides around quite a bit, these 120 year-old corpses have helped provide a highly detailed image.
An image that seems to show that Freddie Mercury was responsible for the crimes.
I don't know about you, but I think I'll file that one in the "hmmm..." drawer of my unsolved crimes filing cabinet...