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August 24th, 2010

Character Appreciation: Christopher Pike

Cadets, please take your seats.  Does everyone have enough refreshments?  Good, because our honoree is here... please welcome

ADMIRAL CHRISTOPHER PIKE




Ngh.  I... what?  adda... wibble.

Oh, right.  Introduction.  Well, our honoree this week needs little introduction -- many of you were recruited into the Academy by him.  He served as captain of the Enterprise for its maiden voyage and is now an admiral.  Any gesture of appreciation, such as art, fiction, photos, or other media can be left in the comments.  (Original Flavor Pike stuff also welcome ;))  I'll just... be in my bunk.

Before you leave the reception, please take a moment to fill out a survey indicating who you would like to see honored in the future:

Poll #1610127 Character Appreciation - Aug 31 and Sept 7

Runoff for August 31

Uhura
195(50.6%)
Data
190(49.4%)

Sept 7 Character appreciation

Dr. Beverly Crusher
35(8.3%)
Dr. Phlox
12(2.9%)
Dr. Leonard McCoy
264(62.9%)
Dr. Julian Bashir
55(13.1%)
Emergency Medical Hologram
54(12.9%)

What a crazy random happenstance!

So apparently this is a real book...



And somehow, through some random bit of fate that involved making cookies for a local bookstore's party for the release of a completely unrelated book, I find myself to be the proud owner of this baby. And it was free.

Now I'm like you, and my first thought was "OMG THAT'S AWESOME. IS THIS REAL LIFE?" and once the shock and awe faded, I thought "Wait... what?" but once I read the back cover, I knew it was a work of pure genius.

Admittedly I haven't read it yet. I literally just got home an hour ago. According to the back cover, the story centers around Jim Pike (see what they did there?), a huge Star Trek fan who joins the military, spends two whole hours in Afghanistan, and has his faith in humanity shattered. So now he's back in the states, and the assistant manager of a hotel, where surprise! a science fiction convention is being held. Also the zombie apocalypse is happening, but who cares about that, amirite? So Jim Pike uses his awesome skills of having a name so full of badassery that he couldn't NOT be the hero, and leads this swarm of Trekkies to safety. "But how long can they last in the ultimate no-win scenario?"

Is this not the best book premise to ever exist? I think yes. Plus, the disclaimer at the beginning of the book made me sigh with nerdy love (and makes this post slightly relevant to this week's theme): 

ATTENTION ALL STARFLEET PERSONELL

The following text is an original work of fiction/horror/parody. Night of the Living Trekkies is not sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by the owners of the Star Trek brand. Any personell claiming otherwise will be sentenced to one year of hard labor in the penal colony of Rura Penthe.

(idk what to tag this as, Mods. My apologies.)

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