Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Space: Above and Beyond, the DVD

Filed under: Art,Fun,Review,The Network Geek at Home — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Rooster which is in the early evening or 7:54 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a Third Quarter Moon

Oh My God!
Finally, after literally years of waiting Space Above and Beyond – The Complete Series is available on DVD. This was the finest science-fiction show EVER! Yes, I mean ever. Including Star Trek, in all its various incarnations, and both versions of Battlestar Galactica and anything else you can think of to date. It was real, hard-nosed, gritty science-fiction with compelling stories filled with drama and real meaning. Not psuedo, let’s-all-get-high-and-get-Roddenberry-laid messages, but the real deal. Every episode dealt with something that made you stop and think about what it meant to be something, to stand for something, or even to be human. There were funny parts, but not like in Star Trek that played for campy laughs. No, if there was something funny, it was funny the way things are in life, not some wooden slapstick played for laughs with goofy music.
And, of course, it’s the only science-fiction show to ever feature R. Lee Ermey. What can top that!? Yeah, he’s only in the two-hour premiere, but, still, Gunny makes his appearance. And, yes, I love this show so much I mentioned it on my other blog, the Fantasist’s Scroll.

Excuse me while I go spend a little money on whole lot of joy.



What are you lookin’ at, Maggot!?

Filed under: Art,Fun — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Horse which is around lunchtime or 12:09 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

Ah, the gentle refrain of a DI.

That’s “Drill Instructor” to you and me.
Now, I’ve never served in the military, but I’ve known more than one DI and they’re all more or less the same. Except, of course, for R. Lee Ermey. Now, he’s something special. And, he has a website!
But, far more interesting to me is the Gunnery SGT. R. Lee Ermey 12″ Motivational Figure, for sale on his website, among others. Now, you, too, can be inspired by lines like “What in the h*ll is your major malfunction?” or “Ooorah! Semper Fi do or die hold em high at eighth and I!” or even the line he made famous in Full Metal Jacket “Lemme hear your WAR CRY scumbag!” Ah, the memories….

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