Who am I…?

You’ll have to excuse me as I just had a little geek-gasm. I was reading through some feeds while responding to work e-mails and the gawker sci-fi blog io9 had a story up today about the best space battle smack talk with plenty of video clips. They highlight some good ones, but they reminded me why Claudia Christian is still one of my top female sci-fi leads and why Babylon 5, though it has much to make fun of, still kicks ass. It’s all about the speeches.

A really excellent fan made spoof of Star Trek and Babylon 5 called Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning made fun of this more than once (silly names used to protect the spoof’ening)

Sherrypie: Damn, this doesn’t look good. I’m afraid we have only one recourse.
Ivanovitsa: You don’t mean…?
Sherrypie: Yes. We have to stall for time. I’m giving a speech!

I couldn’t find a shorter clip, but it’s only the first minute and 35 seconds that need to be seen.

It gives me a “Why can’t I say stuff like that in my office?” sort of feeling. I mean I have done the intimidation thing before using my height or voice or facial expressions which I sometimes find myself unable to control. But who wouldn’t love to whip out, “I am the right hand of vengeance… and the boot that is gonna kick your sorry ass!” when being given yet another impossible deadline, extreme workload or getting hit up with unreasonable expectations?

Sci-Fi channel needs to get their act together, pull in the legal and the accounting teams to buy up some permissions and rights and start showing these programs again. The way tv is going now, I’ve got my dvds, Food Network and Discovery Channel and I’ve got no need to channel surf ever again.

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2 Responses

  1. That is a mighty smack-talk. I might also point to this clip, starting at 3:25 to the end. “Why not? Only one human Captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet – he is behind me, you are in front of me. If you value you lives, be somewhere else.”

    And, of course, the speech at the Battle of the Line always breaks me.

  2. jscottharris says:

    I am a Claudia Christian/Susan Ivanova smack-talk fan-boy. You have prompted me to revisit the all the “humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal, all alone in the night.”

    I had to track your blog down through les tweets to add to RSS – since you don’t come by LJ much any more… *ahem*

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