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- Blargh, it's not a cold anymore. I have a chest infection (with an eye infection on top of that). :-P I thought I was getting better, but my cough started to get worse around Tuesday. I'm on antibiotics now, plus I'm resting at home today, so hopefully this will clear up relatively soon. Persistent little cold bug going around the office. My supervisor said she has a sinus infection.

- One advantage to staying home is you get to watch copious amounts of TV. Space did a week long Star Trek marathon, with each day following a different theme. Monday had episodes all about Q, Tuesday was all time travel episodes, Wednesday was episodes all about the holodeck, Thursday was all about the Borg, and today is alternative realities. Nice way to get a mix of all of the shows in there. Plus, they aired all ten of the "classic" Star Trek movies. "Classic" was how Space billed them; I guess you have to define them separately from the Kelvin timeline movies. God, I love Space. Thank you for providing quality programming during the holidays.

- I saw this article today; I can't believe that Animorphs is 20 years old. I loved that book series when I was a kid. This was still back in the heyday of the book order form, so every time a flyer came out, I always got the latest Animorphs book or books. I was so consistent in my ordering habits, the teacher looking after the forms always knew to expect me. Oh man, good times. Do they still have book order forms in schools?

To the best of my memory, I got into Animorphs because I had won $5 worth through the order form. I can't recall what I had won at school in order to win this, but I do distinctly remember ordering book five (and maybe book six?). $2.50 each; now that's a bargain. It was a little weird starting the series on book five. Marco was talking about stuff from the first four books, like how they had just rescued Ax from the bottom of the ocean. A good way to get hooked, though. You have to go back and read the other books to figure out what's going on.

I haven't read any of the books in ages. I have all of the main books and most of the companion books packed up in a box somewhere. It'd be neat to read them now as an adult. I'm surprised Scholastic hasn't tried to do a revival. Or maybe they did; I vaguely recall seeing some new covers that looked completely different. I guess kids weren't interested. A new TV show would be fun, though. The one that aired ages ago on YTV was okay, but it could have been better. I mean, just look at the new Power Rangers movie. 90s nostalgia is all the rage right now.

- Need to do a year end wrap up post. I have to total up the number of books I read this year.

Date: 2016-12-30 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
BBC America has been showing a lot of TOS and THG of late. There's a VOY marathon the 1st and 2nd of Jan. H&I network shows all the Trek shows, including TAS! It's now part of canon, too.

I must admit that I was confused by yr use of "Star Trek" at the beginning; that still means The Original Show (TOS) to me. :) Thanks again for this icon!
Edited Date: 2016-12-30 04:58 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-01 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] locker-monster.livejournal.com
Space airs all of the Trek shows on a daily basis, though for some bizarre reason, they air DS9 and Enterprise in the middle of the night. No TAS, though, which is a shame. Maybe I can find that on Netflix.

I do use Star Trek interchangeably to describe TOS and the franchise as a whole. Bad habit I suppose.

Date: 2016-12-31 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newnumber6.livejournal.com
Starting in the middle and having to go back just prepared you for Doctor Who! ;)

I don't know if they STILL have the book order forms but I believe they did as of a couple years ago at least. I remember being surprised but pleased to hear they were still around.

Date: 2017-01-01 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] locker-monster.livejournal.com
Book order forms are probably still around then. It's a great way to encourage kids to read and you get a discounted price for the book. :-) What a shock it was to buy everything full price once the flyers stopped coming.

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