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Get a life!

wissa

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Report this Jul. 20 2011, 2:49 pm

I saw that skit when it first aired and thought it was hysterical


 


I'm surprised watching it now, though, I'm struck by them using the term trekkers.  I didn't realize it went back that far. 


 


and the skit isn't making fun of trekkies, it's making fun of the perception of them. 


 


Does anyone remember the opening monologue when he was clearly nervous about what was coming up and kept saying, I really really hope they have a sense of humour.


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wissa

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Report this Jul. 20 2011, 3:01 pm

oh I just remembered, my very first post on st.com was


 


"have you ever kissed a girl?"


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OtakuJo

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Report this Jul. 20 2011, 4:09 pm

Quote: Treknoir @ Jul. 20 2011, 8:37 am

Quote: 2takesfrakes @ Jul. 20 2011, 6:41 am

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>Obviously, it's far more socially acceptable
to be a Crazed Sports Fan, rather than a Trekker,
Trekkie ... whatever. Which, superficially, at least,
strikes me as being equally Ludacris ...

>But people don't like to be made to look silly, which wearing
a STARFLEET costume would do. Wear your favorite football star's
jersey all the time, you can avoid drawing attention to yourself.

>While I'm completely fascinated by the Fringe TREK Fans who get
all the press, the irony's not lost on me how obsession with any
brand of entertainment is more socially acceptable than another.
I can't help but think, "you're taking the mickey, here."

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Good point.


I remember when a NZ vs Wales game of rugby was being held in Dunedin (where I live) and seeing some people walking down the street in Wales jerseys. I thought to myself: "Wow -- y'know last halloween I walked down this same (main) street dressed in full Andorian outfit, but MAN these guys are game!"


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HisRoyalHighnessTheKing

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Report this Jul. 20 2011, 10:26 pm

My take on it is this: Anyone who feels offended by this bit, well, you are exactly who Shatner and the SNL writers are talking about. That's the brilliance of this. It's hillarious, but it also sends a messge to some folks. And, 9-out-of-10 times, I'd say if you were offended, you probably SHOULD be because this was aimed right at you.


 


Why aim anything at all? What's so objectionable about the target?


When did it become such a deplorable act to actually be interested in something or passionate about it?


It would be like Shakespeare returning from the dead and walking up to a Shakespearean academic and saying "You've read my work, understand its values and attributes, and made such an effort to study it that you can quote my work from memory?.............get a life man, LMAO!!!!"


It's only an attitude ofshallowness and superficiality that regards a person having passion and interest in something as meaning that person is lacking a "life".


The writers of SNL needed to understand that if their life is full of non-interest in anything, and they never give anything more than a passing thought, with absolutely no further consideration, then THEY need to develop a more substantial life, not the targets of their completely irrational mockery. 


 


 


May God Save The King

OtakuJo

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Report this Jul. 20 2011, 11:48 pm

Quote: HisRoyalHighnessTheKing @ Jul. 20 2011, 10:26 pm

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>It would be like Shakespeare returning from the dead and walking up to a Shakespearean academic and saying "You've read my work, understand its values and attributes, and made such an effort to study it that you can quote my work from memory?.............get a life man, LMAO!!!!"

>It's only an attitude ofshallowness and superficiality that regards a person having passion and interest in something as meaning that person is lacking a "life".

>


True. But the only opinion of you that ought to matter is your own. And being passionate about something shouldn't preclude the possibility of having a chuckle at your own expense. At the end of the day, everything -- yes, everything -- is a potential subject for humour. That doesn't mean that the targets of said humour are really sad or lifeless.


PS. I want to hear Shakespeare saying "Get a life, man. LMAO!!!" (direct quote) That'd be so funky!


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Report this Jul. 21 2011, 6:05 am

I suspect that HisRoyalHighnessTheKing
doesn't care as much as he's "letting on."
Mostly because he couldn't have gotten it
THAT wrong ...


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's job was and is supposed
to "send up" celebrities, shows and real life. Another
thing ... yes, William Shatner DID apologize, in advance,
but it didn't stop him from doing the skit.


Compared to the GENERAL audience SNL's aimed at,
certainly, it IS funny to see a bunch of nerds trying to
interact with a celebrity on that nerdish level. In fact,
THE VOYAGE HOME tried to operate on that same
"Fish Out of Water" principal, as well.


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Report this Jul. 21 2011, 7:59 am

Well, I guess I accepted and embraced my nerdiness a long time ago. I don't do conventions and dress up, but I have no problem telling people about my ST interests.


And I will sit right up on this board or others and dissect a scene from ST or discuss fictional cultures with fervor.


And none of it is real or will be real and half the time there isn't even a "canon" explanation.


So, yes, even as a fan I find some of this fan culture absurd and funny and weird.


So many things in the wolrd that are serious and ST fandom just isn't one of them, nor is it sacred.


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Report this Jul. 21 2011, 11:54 am

Cute video with Mr. Nimoy ^_^


If we can't poke fun at ourselves then we're all too smegging uptight  


Just a thought  


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