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Things to remember.

I’d never suggest How Much for Just the Planet? was in the same league as Singin’ in the Rain; not as sublimely silly, for one thing, but neither is it so athletically earnest. —But it’s all a matter of degree and not of kind: I would not hesitate, would in fact leap to recommend it, as an antidote to the sort of day I’ve had. Splash of Maker’s Mark and sleepy kitten optional.

(When the old skool Klingon security officer Happy Gilmores his first tee-off to within thirty yards of the green, you will have to pick the kitten back up and apologize most sincerely for having giggled him off your chest and onto the floor. I’m just sayin’.)

Utterly unrelated (except in all the ways it’s not), you have got to get yourself some Lady Sovereign. Read here, here, and, oh, here; then download here and, oh, shit yeah, here, while you still can.

  1. Shaenon    Dec 6, 02:05 PM    #
    Holy shit, I thought I was the only person who remembered or loved that book. I put an extremely obscure reference to it in Narbonic, but as far as I know no one ever caught it.

    It's the only Star Trek novel with musical numbers!

  2. Scott    Dec 7, 07:28 AM    #
    Oh, I remember that one, too. Had a good time with it in high school, if I recall. Glad to hear it still holds up to some degree. I've still got a big ol' soft spot for Old Skool Trek.

  3. Kevin Moore    Dec 10, 01:41 PM    #
    I'll have to borrow the book from you some day.

    As for Lady Sovereign, I'll have to give it time. If it helps drive away the random Bee Gees and Barbra Streisand songs that Walgreens bombs me with, I might come to like it.

  4. Robert    Dec 11, 06:20 PM    #
    I *loved* that one as a teen. I always wished more Trek fic had that level of originality. Thanks for reminding me of it! I'll have to snag a copy from the library and re-read.

  5. Avedon    Dec 22, 12:43 AM    #
    I loved that book, it was a hoot. Dr. Mike is such a funny guy.

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