OT: Sci Fi fan?

I have found that knitters (at least the ones on this forum :teehee: ) have a tendancy to be more intellegent than the average bear.

Not to long ago I was struck by how many knitters blog, and that their blogs are usually very well written and infused with humor, dark/light/sarcastic/etc. So I posted a poll asking how many people were readers.

The response was clear cut that the knitters on this board are also voracious readers. I was looking at the responses and it seemed that a lot of the people read Sci Fi. And in my mind (yes, a small twisted mind) intellegent people like Sci Fi :teehee: , I was just curious how many people are Sci Fi nerds like me.

(has anyone ever knitted a Star Trek uinform?)

I didn’t vote, cause none of those applies to me. I like the (original) Star Wars movies, but my heart is with BSG. (LOVE your icon. :heart: )

I read fantasy waaaay more than scifi. Though my comics choices tend to be a bit scifi/dystopian.

ohhh, BSG!!! I can’t get enough of it. Perhaps your option should be:

[color=red]Starbuck Rocks!! Boomer/Athena I like them both![/color]

Hee, more like Helo and Apollo rock! Starbuck’s kind of a biotch. :teehee:

I’m totally with you!!!

I’m into everything but the cons. That’s not to say I won’t go if invited by someone with a ticket and I’d have a good time, but I not the type to go out of my way to get to a sci-fi con.

I love Asimov, Roddenberry, Ursula le Guin, Huxley, Lovecraft, etc. My all time favorite is Douglas Adams. I don’t know if you count this as sci-fi but I also love Tolkien.

As far as Trekking is concerned, I’ve been a Trekkie since I was a little kid in the 60’s. My favorite ST series is TNG, with DS9 coming in at a close 2nd.

The Star Wars movies are ok but I wish the acting and diologue was on par with the special fx. I haven’t seen the new Hitch Hikers Guide but I loved and taped the wonderfully surreal BBC TV broadcast that was on PBS. Huge 2001 fan, own it on tape and DVD and saw it 10 times. Hated 2010.

I’m sure other things will come to me.

:muah:  :hug: 

Nadja xxx


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And then can rock me alllll night.


Anders can come, too. :shifty:

I have been to a star trek convention. It happened to be in our town and we went on a whim. It was fun. But I’m not sure I’d go to them all the time.

I watch all the shows, love all the movies and read the occaisional book. When it comes to books, I’m a huge Heinlein fan (DUH!). But I’ve read a lot of asimov and some of the other standards.

Oh yeah, I like Ender’s Game and Ray Bradbury, too.

I’ve been to a comics convention. I’m a bit of a different geek, huh? :teehee:

OMG you are into Elf Quest!!! Man I thought I was the only one!! This is so cool!!!

:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: IT!!!

I used to have all the issues but my youngest son and his best friend at the time decided that they like them to and they borrowed them and ruined them.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

Huge sci-fi fan, here! :waving:

Yes, someone HAS knitted an Uhura dress, I believe. :teehee:

I regret that I didn’t see the first few BSGs. DH has been watching, but I got distracted by school, so now I understand nothing. :shrug: Maybe someday I’ll catch them on DVD.

My BFF and I have always been Trek fans, and Doctor Who was our Saturday night TV show. (Thankfully, they showed it after curfew. :teehee: ) She was an absolute V fanatic, but that one never caught me. And I have to confess that I hated ST: Voyager, it seemed so pointless.

Our other big thing was vampires. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and the early Anne Rice novels.

And I really want to finally see Buffy. It’s just hard to watch some of this stuff with little ones running around. Someday I will see that series.

:doh: And who could forget the Canadian series “Forever Knight”?! :heart: Loved it!

I’ve never read Elf Quest. So many volumes. :eyes:

I’ve never read Elf Quest. So many volumes. :eyes:[/quote]

I :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: comics from DC and Marvel to Zippy the Pinhead and Maus. EQ is one of my all time faves. I could replace the books that my son ruined but I need the cash for yarn because comics, like yarn, are very expensive.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

Ooh, Maus is sooo good! I love Art Spiegelman.

My favorites are probably DC’s Vertigo line. Lucifer just ended :pout: but Y: The Last Man is probably my favorite. And I just started Transmetropolitan, which is definitely SciFi! (and comics!)

Elfquest ROCKS!!!

I definately grok what you are all saying.

I used to love V, and I rented it about a month ago and rewatched it. My god I didn’t remember how cheesy it was, but I loved it.

I’m a big fan of all of the authors & shows people have mentioned. Ahh, Sci Fi geeks TO ME!!! (<-- me on a horse with my sword in the air)

I didn’t vote either since I’m “none of the above” - I don’t watch any movies or “fictional” TV in general, but I read science fiction sometimes.

(has anyone ever knitted a Star Trek uinform?)

Have you a Pattern??

I’m not really a major Sci Fan fan, at least I don’t think so…
Naturally I’ve seen all the Star Wars movies. And last Fall took my kids to the Way Cool STAR WARS traveling exhibit at OMSI in Portland. Way Cool. Walked in and came Face to Face with the Original Darth Vader Costume. He’s one big scary guy. I saw the Original real Land Cruiser. Chewbaka, C3PO, R2D2, and so much more. It was great but I’m not enough of a Star Wars Geek to really appreciate the nuances and go totally crazy.

As a kid neve really liked the original Star Trek. Now I think it’s kind of campy. But in college I did like Star Trek TNG, but never got to watch it much. So over the past year I rented and watched all seven seasons of TNG, and all the movies that related to TNG. Most episodes I had not seem. And I have discovered that I am a TNG fan. I recently started renting DS9, but so far don’t like it as well. I miss Picard. I miss Data. And Crusher, and Troi… If they would only beam me up. I would love to go to a Star Trek convention just once if I didn’t have to travel too far.

And if there is a pattern I’d like to knit a TNG outfit, but can’t decide between red for command or blue for medical. I’m not much of an engineer… Hey where’d my tri-corder go?




I’ve just been rewatching the Farscape series for the, oh, third time. (Which, since the show ran to four seasons and a miniseries, is no small endeavor!) It casts such a spell that for a few days, I completely forget… about Battlestar Galactica. :teehee: