42 Challenge

July 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm (42 Challenge) (, )

Becky has come up with a challenge that I am REALLY excited about. And since she says we can unofficially start now if we want, I will. What’s the challenge?

Your mission–if you choose to accept it–is to read, watch, listen, and review 42 sci-fi related items. (Items isn’t the best word, but how else would you define all that this challenge could involve). What’s acceptable? Practically everything: short stories, poetry (???), novellas, novels, episodes of TV shows, episodes of radio shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels, audio books, essays or articles about science fiction or science fiction writers, biographies of science fiction authors.


This appeals to my not-so-inner geek. I have “geek girl” written all over me (possibly, read also: “sci-fi geek”). Seriously. My Netflix membership helps out with that – I watch TONS of episodes of sci-fi shows on DVD. I just finished watching all 10 seasons of SG-1 (this was after watching all of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Stargate: Atlantis). I’m currently running through Battlestar Galactica. When I was little, I used to sneak out of bed at night to watch Star Trek: TNG. I’ve even been known to write fanfic. I am, in fact, so geeky that I even “lust after” the sci-fi guys and gals more than non-sci-fi people. Within even those constraints, I tend to go for the smarter, more geeky ones (with just a few exceptions).

And the new SGA (Stargate: Atlantis) season starts this coming Friday!! I’ve already got DVR set-up, though I’ll probably watch it “live” anyway. (Commercials do frustrate me, now that I’m used to just fast forwarding through them. Or, even better yet, watching the DVD version with NO commercials!!)

At any rate, this is a challenge that appeals to me on so many levels.

On that note, I’m off to my bedroom, where I will be watching more Battlestar Galactica.


Keeping Track:

1.  Battlestar Galactica, Season 2 (Resistance): Cylon or no, I feel really bad for Boomer. She got the short end of the stick, I think. I’ve wondered what it would be like to know that you’re a machine and that there are some things you can’t control, but to still be able to feel like a human does. In addition, I really hate Tigh’s wife. I think this episode is an important one: we find out how many cylons are hidden within the fleet, thanks to Gaius and Boomer.

2. Stargate Atlantis, Season 5, Episode 1: I’m so glad Atlantis is back!! But… I’m really, really tired of the Teyla-baby storyline. There were parts in this episode that were so very, very touching. You can tell that the four main characters really care for each other. Since this is new, I don’t want to say too much, but… it’s good to have SGA back.

3. Hellboy 2: Good movie. I thought the tooth-fairies were cute. But again with all the baby crap. I did, however, really like the Elemental. The elves were interesting… and pretty. I’d say more, but again, since this is new, I’m trying to avoid spoilers.

4. I Was A Teenage Popsicle by Bev Katz Rosenbaum. I’ve posted a review at the Paperspine Blog.

5. Battlestar Galactica, Season 2 (The Farm): This has been one of the creepiest and most unsettling episodes for me. Though it explains a fair bit about Starbuck’s background, it hurt just to watch it.  And “The Farm” itself? Pretty scary. I could imagine something like that actually happening in the future – forced by the government, of course, not cylons.


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