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letah75
01-12-2007, 03:34 PM
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?)

Stiney
01-12-2007, 03:37 PM
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.

letah75
01-12-2007, 03:41 PM
ohhh, BSG!!!! I can't get enough of it. Perhaps your option should be:

Starbuck Rocks!! Boomer/Athena I like them both!

Stiney
01-12-2007, 03:53 PM
Hee, more like Helo and Apollo rock! Starbuck's kind of a biotch. :teehee:

SandraEllen
01-12-2007, 03:58 PM
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.

I'm totally with you!!!

nadja la claire
01-12-2007, 04:01 PM
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

CarmenIbanez
01-12-2007, 04:02 PM
Hee, more like Helo and Apollo rock!

HUBBA HUBBA~

Stiney
01-12-2007, 04:03 PM
Hee, more like Helo and Apollo rock!

HUBBA HUBBA~

And then can rock me alllll night.

:rofl:

Anders can come, too. :shifty:

CarmenIbanez
01-12-2007, 04:06 PM
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.

Stiney
01-12-2007, 04:07 PM
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:

nadja la claire
01-12-2007, 04:08 PM
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

Sara
01-12-2007, 04:30 PM
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!

Stiney
01-12-2007, 04:34 PM
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

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

nadja la claire
01-12-2007, 05:00 PM
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

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

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

Stiney
01-12-2007, 05:06 PM
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!)

letah75
01-12-2007, 05:59 PM
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)

jolenel
01-12-2007, 06:04 PM
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.

newamy
01-12-2007, 06:13 PM
(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?

letah75
01-12-2007, 07:34 PM
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/charts/star-trek.htm


http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/knit-littledudes.html#trek


http://www.geocities.com/barbie42day/striker.html

http://tinascrochetpage.blogspot.com/2005/07/star-trek-badge.html

meredithm
01-12-2007, 07:47 PM
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:

Joel
01-12-2007, 07:56 PM
(has anyone ever knitted a Star Trek uinform?)

I have got to admit that I have actually wondered that same exact question.... hadn't researched it on Google yet though. Glad you asked!

Knitting_Guy
01-12-2007, 10:21 PM
Yep, major sci-fi fan here.

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mwedzi
01-13-2007, 01:18 AM
I never really cared for Star Trek. Star Wars is okay, but nothing to write home about for me. But I love science fiction books and some movies (sometimes it's hard to make a good sci-fi movie, just like it's hard to make a good horror movie, my other love; they often just come out cheesy). I prefer hard sci-fi over fantasy, but I did enjoy the Well World series by Jack Chalker. My current favorite to read is Stephen Baxter. He writes hard science fiction, and his novels are mind-blowing. Really, I don't think it's possible to write works of a bigger scope. His book "Ring", is one of my favorites. Also Manifold Space. Or was in Manifold Time I was reading?

Right now I'm reading (when I have time. :( ) a book called Century Rain, by Alastair Reynolds, which I'm having fun with

I know it's not fiction, but I also kinda like reading popular physics. I read Quantum - A guide for the perplexed, and it was just so cool. I think astrophysicists are hot. I so want to date an astrophysicist.

PurpleMittens
01-13-2007, 01:59 AM
I love sci-fi.

I think Star Trek TNG is one of the most compelling, best written series ever, though I am not totally wild about original star trek or Voyager.

The middle three, original, whatever you want to call them, Star Wars movies are fantastic. Actually the original Star Wars book, covering those three movies, is fantastic, as are some of the other Star Wars novels, especially the Han Solo trilogy.

Dune is one of my all-time favorite novels, though i have yet to read any of the sequels, and am afraid to on account of the chance that they won't be as good as the first one.

If you lump fantasy in with sci-fi, which I do, that is pretty much all I read for leisure (which due to university, is a regrettably small amount:( ) I'm currently reading the George R.R. Martin Song of Fire and ice series and love it.

I did once get taken to a Star Trek convention for a short time - my high school band went to a festival in las Vegas, and i was walking around on the strip with the band director one afternoon and he took us briefly into one. We didn't have convention tickets though, so we didn't really do a whole lot. It was neat to see though, and you don't really have to worry about getting called a nerd when you're on a band trip anyway!

Stiney
01-13-2007, 12:34 PM
Oh my God, I love Song of Ice and Fire!

I'm also a huge Wheel of Time fan, even though the series is never going to end. :pout:

Eloewien
01-13-2007, 12:41 PM
I'm more into fantasy lately, but I like both. I'm rereading the Dark Elf Trilogy for the 100th time... My current favorite author is Anne Bishop (http://www.annebishop.com/)-- excellent dark fantasy. I've read every Mercedes Lackey book printed and own many signed first editions. I have a few Nene Thomas (http://www.nenethomas.com/) prints around the house. I guess since my website is DragonWing Arts it kinda shows how much of a junkie I really am. I have an entire curio cabinet of fantasy stuff- mostly dragons. My mother in law even got me an amusing shirt for Christmas-- "If you don't like the heat, don't tickle the dragon!"

Hehe... it's good to be a sff addict :teehee:

DianaM
01-13-2007, 02:05 PM
This is for all the Battlestar fans (http://www.projectkooky.com/dylan/art/illo/content/html/battlestar.html)

Anyway, I love scifi and fantasy, but in the last years I haven't really gotten into much of it due to work, moving, school, etc etch.

I love the original Star Wars, Firefly, Serenity, LotR, etc etc. I also used to read mostly fantasy, and some sci fi thrown in the mix. In my spare minutes first time around in college, I even wrote a fantasy novel (which has since been stashed in the bottom drawer, hehe).

Since Start Trek wasn't widely broadcasted in Mexico (and when it did, it came with hideous dubbing), I never got into it.

spinnknit
01-13-2007, 02:06 PM
Personally, I'm into anything with Helo and Appollo! :muah:

I started watching this new version all alone. Now, my husband settles in for it too. If you want to give a serious vein to any tv show, the cast should always include Edward James Olmos.

I really like the way the idea(l)s have switched from season to season. Baltar, the confused geek; Baltar, the confused v.p.; Baltar, suck-up to the Cylons.... Now, they aren't just looking for a place to colonize, they are damning the cylons without hesitation, no matter the fact that there is one among them who has helped the humans AND saved the life of their President!

Are Apollo and Starbuck EVER going to get together? :shrug:

nadja la claire
01-13-2007, 02:18 PM
Yep, major sci-fi fan here.

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:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

How many roads must a man walk down? Or is that an SEP? So long and thanks for all the fish.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

annomalley
01-13-2007, 03:36 PM
I'm not that much of a sci fi fan, but I'm married to a total sci fi geek. :) He's into Star Wars, Douglas Adams, and Dr. Who

Right now, I'm knitting a Dr. Who scarf for my DH, based off this pattern (http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/pattern4.php).

DragonTush
01-13-2007, 06:35 PM
I'm a huge fantasy/sci-fi fan. Who needs to read about reality when we're living it?


fr. cawthraven

I'm also a huge Wheel of Time fan, even though the series is never going to end.

I just started to reread that whole series. I recently bought book 11 and realized I couldn't remember what the hec was going on, its been so long since I'd read the last book :oops: . I've really enjoyed starting over and not having to wait a year or two for the next novel. Robert Jordan is a fantastic writer.

Stiney
01-13-2007, 07:28 PM
Robert Jordan writes good stories, but if I have to endure another 300 pages of dress descriptions, I'm gonna scream.

Supposedly, the next one is the last one (never heard THAT ONE before). If he survives. :pout: (He's fighting cancer.)

Douglas Adams...how could I forget Douglas Adams?

Huge Terry Pratchett fan, too, and Neil Gaiman.

Stiney
01-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Oh, yeah, the Battlestar Galactica Simpsons reminded me of this comic (http://shortpacked.com/d/20061103.html). :rofl: