thoughts for the day

March 31, 2021

I’m sure I’ve posted this quote before, but it’s still good, and still helpful, after this past year. It’s from Babylon 5, from Marcus, who got a lot of good lines.

“You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn’t it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.”

In other old SF series news, I’ve been watching original Trek for the first time in a while, and I find I love it. I’ve gone back and forth on it over the years, but right now I’m really appreciating its earnestness and the solidity of its stories, which don’t devolve into technobabble the way Next Gen often does.

I also realize that I’m hyper-emotional about everything these days and so this time at the end of “The Menagerie” when Kirk asks Pike if he wants to go back to the planet and he beeps yes I just started bawling. This is is an episode I’ve seen a dozen times. And this time… I dunno, y’all. Loved it.

Also, reading about naval warfare in the War of 1812 and realizing that all the starship battles in Star Trek use that model is kind of nuts.

Lots of thoughts over here today. Just gonna sit with my tea awhile and ponder.

3 Responses to “thoughts for the day”

  1. David Says:

    The universe is an ocean in which no oar is dipped.

  2. Michelle Garcia Says:

    I still get emotional with The Devil Inside episode. Spock’s mindmeld with the Horta- the pain at the loss of her children and no way to communicate. It seems people aren’t listening but reacting.

    Roberta Gellis wrote a delightful historical romance Woman’s Estate a bout the war of 1812 .

    For a good laugh Resident Alien does the trick.

    Rest and be well.


  3. ShiraDest Says:

    Hi, CarieV:

    That Marcus quote is one of my favorite from the entire series (which, btw, I am reviewing as a rewatch on “Minbari Mondays” if you are interested!)!
    Best regards,
    (aka Ranger Mayann…)

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