Saturday, May 09, 2009

Star Trek geek in the house!

For the second weekend in a row, The Man and I have given up our date day to take the kiddos to the movies. Last week it was Wolverine. Today it was Star Trek. I liked Star Trek more than Wolverine and the crowd was a lot bigger today than last week.

In the lobby of the theater were two table set up chuck full of Star Trek stuff manned by guys dressed in Star Fleet uniforms. Before our movie started, two of these guys stood in front of the room and introduced themselves. They were members of the International Federation of Trekkers, an organization started by Gene Roddenberry himself which upholds the aims and ideals of Star Trek. Everyone in the audience was polite except The Boy who was snorting behind his popcorn. The Trekkers than announced they had a trivia question and the winner would get a Star Trek comic book.

The question was what does T. stand for in Captain James T. Kirk?

Tiberius, baby!

Lots of geeks and nerds knew the answer and were shouting it out, but I politely raised my hand and smiled. And the Trekkers picked me!

Now a picture of Chris Pine, just because.

*double sigh*

1 comment:

Weaver said...

w00t!! yeah for the raised hand. Brewer saw Star Trek last Thursday and is going to see Wolverine today. Maybe someday I'll go see movies again :)