My goal for this week was 40,000 words of the latest draft of a novel that may never see the light: I now have more than 42,000 words. So just a few thousand more, and I'll be at my original printing goal (to print out 45k instead of the 40k I settled on a couple days ago). I reached the goal yesterday, but I was too disappointed about a non-writing pursuit to blog. Today I have overcome the disappointment, but unfortunately didn't write anything.

But at least I have made a very important decision: Captain Sisko is my favorite Star Trek captain.

A lot of people like Captain Picard, but he's quite cold. Sure, he's in charge and is sophisticated, but I like Sisko's hands-on approach. He's more down-to-earth, but he also has the strength and savvy that is needed for successful diplomacy and leadership.

I wonder if there are other people who like him. As I'm not a Trekkie or Trekker or Star Trek freak (whatever they call those folks), I'll never find out. But at least I've been able to make that decision. Now I just have to get the rest of my life in order.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I did not realize that there were so many episodes.

One of my favorite episodes was "Explorers": http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/DS9/episode/68218.html

We have not had cable TV since 1990, so the time that DS9 was broadcast on our local station in Baton Rouge was 11:00 pm on Sunday.

RaLph (in Baton Rouge)
Via La Shawn Barber's blog

Anonymous said...

I didn't have cable until recently, when I moved to a building where it was included in the assessment. Before then, I was missing out on all the reruns I couldn't watch. Now I've pretty much caught up on Next Generation and DS9, though I'm still missing some DS9 episodes. I like that Explorers episode too.

Thanks for visiting--where the nerdiness never ends.

Anonymous said...

Another favorite that I remembered this weekend: "The Visitor" http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/DS9/episode/68234.html

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's a good one. The ones I tend to like are those that don't involve all that prophet stuff or the wormhole aliens. It's sort of cheesy.