Geek moment

I haven’t seen the new Star Trek movie yet.  I’m waiting until I can be assured a decent seat. And until XY does something heinous enough to force him to go with me out of suitably crippling guilt. I’m not sure how bad it would have to be to get him to go to another sci-fi fantasy movie with me (I’ve had a bad string, what with those last three Star Wars, Narnia, Hellboy, Iron Man… the list goes on) but it would probably have to involve copious weeping on my part.

Anyway, in honor of Star Trek, I wanted to share this geeky thing I just learned.

It’s the Konami Code.


Doesn’t it even sound cool?  I mean, cool if you’re a geek, which I’m assuming most of us are, even if I’m a geek who’s not cool enough to have already heard of the Konami Code.  Apparently, it’s a keyboard shortcut developed back in the 80’s to allow game developers to bypass all the pesky, time-consuming amassing of lives and ammo and ships and magic spells and whatnot.  Punch in the code and the game immediately powered you up to full capacity.

Real life needs this, desperately.

Geek OUT!

So I just watched the preview for the new Star Trek (okay, okay, can I call myself a geek if it took this long for me to find out the trailer was available?) and I’m thinking, is there a way to fly backward around the sun fast enough to move time FORWARD to May 2009 so I can watch this movie now?

Ha, I am SO a geek.


Which also got me thinking, who’d you choose?  Kirk or Spock?  Or Scotty?  Or Sulu (as opposed to Takei)?   Or would you take Enterprise herself?

I’m a Spock girl myself.  Never mind that warp-speed womanizer; give me the tall, dark and brooding one.  Are you allowed to rawr over a Vulcan?

Which also also got me thinking about a post I read from a writer who wants to create the new hero meme.  She wants to move past alpha, past beta (can’t happen fast enough for me), past metro (who’s idea was that anyway?) into the next generation (ha, Trekkie reference there) of male.

What could this new hero be like?  I’m intrigued.