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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tits For Telly: Yerz Trooley - My Awakening...


…or how I was nudged into sci-fi by Dear Hubby & Hot Toddy

Truth be told, I was kinda sorta there already. I’d watched Star Trek as a kid and count Contact and Iron Man as all-time faves. I watch Independence Day frequently to enjoy Will Smith reaming out the unconscious alien with, “I coulda been at a barbeque!” and Randy Quaid hollering, “hello boys, I’m BAA—AACK!” just prior to flying his nuke-loaded fighter jet into the alien weapons bay.

The Cast of Farscape
(1999-2003)

Then I married a guy who pushed me over the edge. Dear Hubby sucked Yerz Trooley into Farscape first, then Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Star Trek: the Next Generation, and The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. When we ran out of episodes on SyFy and BBC, I experienced uncontrolled jonesing for space battles and superhero action. I watched reruns of reruns just for a fix. Dear Hubby nodded with approval, with a few he-he-hes off on the side as he fed the beast.

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I thought that perhaps a mutual conversion might take place, as Dear Hubby seemed to enjoy my nerd TV tendency, as in National Geographic (Madagascar’s lemurs, Amazonian Yanomamis) and the History Channel (Pompei…what really happened?). Maybe he did, but it was probably the means to an end.

Sanctuary (Season 1 Trailer)

SyFy debuted Sanctuary and naturally we had to know what Amanda Tapping was up to. Stargate Universe was there, great, and gone. We clued in late to Eureka but were ensnared nonetheless. Iron Man 2 is that rare sequel that’s as good as the original, with Mickey Rourke as perhaps the most outrageous villain ever. EVER. High voltage bullwhips, anyone? Dear Hubby bought me an Iron Man action hero for Christmas (“You got your wife WHAT?”). I created an Iron Man screen saver for my office PC, earning coolness points among the twenty-somethings at work. One fine Saturday I found myself at Pittsburgh Comicon in search of Iron Man T-shirts.

Robert Downey Jr. 
San Diego Comicon 2012

The groundwork was in place just in time. Hot Toddy, co-creator of this here PU blog, slammed into our world thanks to a department merger at our mutual workplace. An obvious twisted kindred spirit, Toddy sought to further the scope of my sci-fi fascination as Dear Hubby smiled. DVDs appeared on my desk and arrived via Netflix….Fido (“You ate Mrs. Henderson?”), Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog (Neil Patrick Harris can belt!), and best of all, Firefly. Joss Whedon assembled the most killer ensemble cast since SG-1 to man that rickety ship. I especially admire Zoe, the beautiful straight-shooting badass who never had a bad hair day.
Harrison Ford & Daniel Craig
Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

2011 might as well have been the Big Bang, as large chunks of irresistible sci-fi action flew at us all summer long. Thor, Super 8, Captain America, and Cowboys & Aliens (the righteous unification of Indiana Jones and James Bond) lit up our weekends. And FINALLY, The Avengers appeared in spring 2012 to offset my major Iron Man deficit. The rest of them were pretty good too.

Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man 3 Comic Con Entrance

Dear Hubby and Hot Toddy are tickled at what they’ve accomplished, as Yerz Trooley went willingly. Toddy keeps me informed as to the latest Iron Man3 developments. Lest Dear Hubby think that I’m fixated upon Robert Downey, Jr., please be aware that personally, I want the suit. My very own, Yerz Trooley-customized Iron Man suit, and I promise to be cognizant of the icing problem. As Tony Stark said so well, “How about the pilot without the plane?”

Captain Picard Facepalm

And one more thing…in case there’s any doubt at all, Captain Picard IS the best captain!

Yerz Trooley
(still annoyed that I’ve gotta wait another year for IM3!)

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