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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-09-09 19:44
  Subject:   Wil Wheaton reviews TNG: The Naked Now. Hilarity ensues.
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Today, Star Trek turns 40 years old, which means that the Enterprise is totally going to grow a ponytail and start dating younger star ships. Sweet!

As part of my personal celebration of this great show and its history, today I began writing reviews of classic episodes of The Next Generation for TVSquad. They'll run about twice a month, perhaps more frequently if I have time and inspiration. I figured the best place to start would be close to the beginning, so I chose our first hour-long regular season episode, The Naked Now:


http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2006/09/happy_40th_birt.html


One of Geordi's first stops is to visit his good pal Wesley Crusher, who shows off one of his science projects (a mini tractor beam,) and one of his toys, a device that lets Wesley recreate speech from anyone on the ship. Any doubt that Wesley is a complete weenie is removed when we learn that he uses this device to have Captain Picard say things like, "Welcome to the bridge, Wesley," instead of having Counselor Troi say things like, "Smack my ass, Wesley, I'm a naughty, naughty bitch." To entirely erase any lingering doubt, Wesley spends the rest of the scene whining that the captain won't let him on the bridge, even though Wesley is so obviously smart and cool. (On a personal note, I'd like to thank the writers for making such a great first impression with my character. In addition to this spectacular scene, I also got to say lines like, "So you mean I'm drunk? I feel strange - but also good!" In fact, John D.F. Black (who I didn't realize at the time hated me) also wrote Justice, where he gave me the awesome line, "We're from Starfleet! We don't lie!" Thanks for that one, too, Mr. Black.)

http://www.tvsquad.com/2006/09/08/star-trek-the-next-generation-the-naked-now/
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Nikkou: edward lear's jumblies
  User: jumblies
  Date: 2006-09-09 20:53 (UTC)
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Keyword:edward lear's jumblies

Wow, reviews in hindsight! Great!

Hey, it's already the first second (time is beyond me) week of Sept. Your birthday is approaching. I shall send you an Escher-print paper box for your paper clips. Or to store your collection of hairbands for your ponytail so you won't run out when you reach 40! ;D

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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-09-09 21:38 (UTC)
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Hahaha. It's been so long since I had a ponytail, that I've and cut my hair back to nearly crew-cut, and grown it out again almost long enough to start another ponytail.
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Rosie the queen of Corona
  User: pugzie
  Date: 2006-09-11 06:56 (UTC)
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The Star Trek thing in Vegas is awesome. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should go sometime. Also, I'll be in Boulder/Denver October 5th-10th, want to hang out?
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-09-11 07:11 (UTC)
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The Star Trek thing in Vegas is awesome. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should go sometime.

Yeah, I'd better do that sometime in the next couple of years, or I may not have a chance to do it at all...

Also, I'll be in Boulder/Denver October 5th-10th, want to hang out?

Maybe grab a drink on the 7th or 8th?
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Rosie the queen of Corona
  User: pugzie
  Date: 2006-09-13 05:57 (UTC)
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Either day works for me!
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-09-13 18:54 (UTC)
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If we go Sunday, it'll need to be 6ish, since I do movie night at Bill & Vanessa's about 7ish. I don't have any plans for Saturday.

So just give me a call when you're about to head off.
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