I'm going to be perfectly honest right now -- I felt a little down on my nerd-prowess after going to Phoenix Comicon. So, I started watching Star Trek: The Next Generation to improve my standing.
So yeah, my intentions were totally selfish. How can I make myself more nerdy when I'm starting to feel like a total bro? And I was fully expecting the show to be super dry and boring and I wouldn't even make it past an episode. But guys, it's not.
Here's why I'm loving TNG and why you should too:
1) It's episodic. You don't have to watch the episodes in order (even though I totally am to get the whole experience). Each episode stands on its own. There are a few two-parters, but I think we can all handle that. You don't have to watch every episode to get the next episode -- which is totally helpful if you're just starting down this road of nerdom.
2) Positivity! The show is a happy-go-lucky, feel-good, late-80's show. So, it just makes you feel good while you watch it.
3) Data. Data is an android on the show and by far, the best character.
4) It's a little ridiculous. It's from the late 1980's, so obviously, it gets a little silly at times. But, that's fun to watch. The last line of the show can either be mildly serious or insanely goofy. And, the holodeck episodes are just shitshows.
If you're not ready to make this kind of commitment, or fully cement yourself further into geek culture, I totally get it. But, if you've been following me on Twitter and wondering what the hell I'm talking about -- this is it.
What have you been nerding out over lately? Let me know in the comments!
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