Monday, January 15, 2007

A classic blunder

Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...


I am adding another to the list of classic blunders. Never go up against Awesome Mom in trivia, especially science fiction trivia. I seem to have a wicked memory for all sorts of odd facts. This is something that my husband discovered today.

As I mentioned above I am very much into science fiction literature and tv shows. I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation along with other sundry science fiction shows. I learned to discover actors that appear in more than one show even if in one show they were heavily coated in makeup and odd masks. My husband checked out the entire first season of Farscape from the base library and we have been watching it all week. He is also a fan of Stargate (a show which I like but would not go out of my way to watch). We have to get all of our sci fi shows in reruns because we are too cheap to spend the money for the good cable so we are not really up on the latest shows. We had not seen an episode of Stargate in awhile but there happened to be one on tv and imagine my surprise when one of the new main character of that show looked awfully familiar. The main character was Ben Browder who was also the main character of Farscape.

My husband was incredulous. I had to finally look online to get him to stop denying the obvious. I had no idea why he would not believe me since it was not like Ben Bowder was in any alien makeup at all in either show. Stargate and Farscape also share another common actress Claudia Black who has a reoccurring but semi-minor role in Stargate but is the love interest for Ben Browder's character in Farscape.

He then moved on to discussing Star Trek with me. He said that we should add it to our collection of TV shows. He mentioned that there were probably tons of seasons to collect. I of course had to beg to differ. I knew that the Star Trek had not even run for the five seasons that were hinted at with the whole "five year mission" in the introduction. I was not entirely sure exactly how many seasons had run but I knew it was not the seven seasons my husband was thinking of (which of course any trekkie knows is the standard length for the spin off Star Trek shows excepting Enterprise) . Wikipedia solved that argument by stating that the show had run for three years. Score another one for Awesome Mom. Who knew there was still some brains left in me after having two kids? I sure did not.

I am giving an autographed picture of my kids to whomever can guess what movie the above quote came from.

10 comments:

Tracy said...

I have no idea about the quote. I don't even pretend to know any sci-fi facts. My husband, however, may be able to give you a run for your money :)! He is very much into all that stuff ... and has a tremendous memory for trivia.

Zephra said...

It came from one of the all time greatest movies The Princess Bride! My Favorite and one of the very few movies I can watch over and over again.

Shinga said...

It's The Princess Bride, that staple favourite of medical bloggers everywhere, isn't it?

Regards - Shinga

CHEL said...

Oh, how I wish I could play :-) I must admit, I really dislike shows like Stargate & Star Trek and anything like them. It is a huge punishment for me to have to watch even a minute of shows like that.... However, how fun that you were right. Sometimes our wits our under-estimated by our DH's. :-)

Vicky said...

Princess Bride, Princess Bride, Princess Bride!!!!

Is this the first post?

Do I get rewarded for having stayed up till 1:30am making flashcards??? (Because I was too lazy to do them all holiday and classes begin tomorrow...)

May said...

Watch online farscape series
http://www.inblinks.com/content/view/34/5/

chelle said...

hehe I am not a sci-fi geek but I can appreciate beating the hubby in anything!

txmommy said...

Princess Bride!

Gabriela said...

I knew the quote, but nothing about Star Trek or anything to do with Science Fiction. you would crush me at Sci-Fi trivia!

Michelle said...

I love The Princess Bride :)