Jul 9, 2009

Geek Street Cred

So I noticed that my Geek Permit* was about to expire a while back. I went online to re-register and I was denied because I haven't watched Battlestar Galactica yet.  Apparently it's is now a mandatory viewing if you want to keep your Geek credentials.

I put it on my Netflix queue.  Well, the first season anyway.  But I wasn't happy about it even though I was desperate to retain my status as a Geek elder.  I hate being told what to do.

Then this past Friday the first disk showed up in the mailbox.  It was the original mini-series which is included as a part of the first season on DVD. 

You know what?  It was pretty damned excellent!

I just wish some of the rest of you Geeks would have mentioned how fantastic it was earlier. I had no clue.

 *includes a free membership to LIBO


Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Sarcasm is a tool of the lazy man.


badgerdaddy said...

It's the only series I have watched all of in.... years and years, actually. I didn't even watch series three of League Of Gentlemen, and I loved that!

Ah, Battlestar.

2abes said...

I wish I had time to watch dvd's. I can barely keep up with the couple hours a week i TIVO. I'm always a week behind. I can't believe they're giving you free membership. Last time they contacted me they said they would pay me to join.

Michelle said...

And you really are a geek!!!

Verdant Earl said...

badger - I'm only on season 2 of the League of Gentlemen so far. Very funny.

2abes - I knew there would only be a handful here who would get the LIBO joke.

Michelle - born and bred. Proud of it.

Avitable said...

About time you got around to it.

Verdant Earl said...

Adam - I watched the first 4 episodes last night. And you know what? I saw the first two episodes when they originally aired and I forgot about them. I wonder why I stopped watching it when it was on.

Ookami Snow said...

I still haven't watched Battlestar, I guess I should, I do like that kind of stuff...

Faiqa said...

I need to watch that.

Does it mean that I'm behind the time if I would like to avoid having a geek card? I still like to think I'm one of the cool kids.

Unless... we're at the stage where the new cool is geek. Then, I should try for geek.

Thank you SO much for spinning me into crisis mode today. It's just what I needed.

Verdant Earl said...

Ookami - that's how I felt about it.

Faiqa - You are so very welcome. And if you have to think about whether or not being a geek is the new cool, then you are already a member. Welcome!

Slyde said...

A) You're a dick
B) I've been telling you that BSG rocked for 2 years now
C) You arent anywhere NEAR cool enough to join LIBO. We only accept the best of the best.
D) See A.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Wow....Geek fo show! d Battlestar Galactica. Where's Opie?

- Jennifer

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - tiny heads have a hard time understanding sarcasm. I understand.

Jenn - Opie?

Barlinnie said...

I'm gonnae have to pass on the BSG. Baseball yes... sci-fi.. a big no.

Seals said...

We're watching it too. Just started Season 3.

My wife likes it more than me but it's growing on me. I like this season more than the previous.

Poppy said...

Holy fuck, I love that image. Is that a shirt?!

Verdant Earl said...

Jimmy - totally understand. Sci-fi rocks, but totally understand.

Seals - Since I'm barely started, I can't comment yet. But I am enjoying Season 1 so far. And hey...nice to see you around once again.

Poppy - I think it was. Google "geek gang signs" and I think it pops up in the Images section. It's on fashionablygeek.com, I believe.

i am the diva said...

i loves me some BSG but i've never watched the first go round, just the remake.

love it. LOVE IT!!

so much, in fact, that i've refused to watch the last 2 episodes of season 4 until season 4.5 comes out so i won't have to deal with the stupid cliff hangers.

Verdant Earl said...

Diva - there is a Season 4.5 coming? What the what?