Red Dwarf! Yay, Cat!
I knew it! Goldie reminded me of the new Doctor the first time I saw her.
Me too, Pucky! ♥
I knew Goldie was extra special.
Although it’s just as well she didn’t adopt the 9 foot scarf. We’d never see her again.
Goldie! Attagirl! That big TARDIS-blue coat is no accident, then! This makes me very happy all around.
The man looks more like Commander Riker to me.
I seem to recall the Man making a very convincing Riker somewhere on the Instagram page… Here it is! https://www.instagram.com/p/B4T7fjqpcOC/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
Yes!! Red Dwarf for the WIN! In the words of the Cat, “Meoooooooooowwww!!! i’m lookin’ guuuuuuud! Ay, this is a really good day—I’ve eaten five times, I slept six times, and I made a lot of things MINE!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q54lVO7elt0
Duel? Dual? Both make sense.♥
The Girl is so happy with the Tribbles! It’s lovely to see the complete acceptance of each other’s choices and the celebration of everyone’s fandoms
OMC. It’s Pucky the Grey!
And where’s Lupin? Isn’t he supposed to be Shadowfax?
In Picard We Trust???? I love it! I guess I should confess that my Ozzy’s middle name is Tiberius, as in James Tiberius Kirk (and yes, the first name is after the Prince of Darkness).
Though I am working on my own World… I do enjoy ALL of those shows/movies/comics/books etc.!!!
This is so much fun! All the sci fi traditions being celebrated. If Commander Riker can love Princess Leia, all is right with the world.
So the big question: which fandom can claim to have the best music? For me it’s Star Wars. Duel of the Fates is unparalleled.
Pucky is so darned cute in that hat!
Adorable Puck in the hat.
Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians, no celebrations this year though
What could be better than a toaster with existential doubts? But, thanks to that show, I can’t bring myself to buy any appliances from a certain Italian company. I’d feel as though I were being insulted every time I looked at the name.
Hah. So Goldie’s a fan of ‘the chin’? Puckdalf the Grey. I wonder who the other two are?
I love all represented shows except for Dune. I tried numerous times to read the book and later see the movie, the story just never grabbed me. I have loved SF since I learned to read.
That lead to my becoming a Trekkie in elementary school when I watched it in syndication. Star Wars fandom followed in junior high with the original movie. I watched Doctor Who on PBS then too, but became a Whovian during Tennant’s era.
I discovered Red Dwarf during the 80s with Cat being my favorite character. (I didn’t learn that that fandom was called “smegheads” until about 15 years ago.)
Lord of the Rings wasn’t a series I got into as a kid (being forced to read The Hobbit in 8th grade left a bad taste in my mouth for Tolkien.) The recent movies and popularity rekindled my interest and allowed me to give it a fair shake. The LOTR movies including The Hobbit series were excellent.
Love Pucky’s Gandalf beard!!!
gotta love Red Dwarf….I am suprised the cats are not Red Dwarf fans after all Listers Cat is the star…
Yay! Goldie is a fellow Dr.Who fan! And she has the, Sonic Screwdriver…SQEEEEEEEEEE!!
Umm, what’s wrong with, “All of the above?”
I wonder if we’ll get a shout out to “Warehouse 13,” or “Eureka.”
Tom Baker, my only Dr Who.
Wow! That’s not a Home, it’s a SF convention. Now if only Baba Mouse can set up a Dealer’s Room.
(Dibs on running the film room.)
I am a Trekkie (TNG, DS9 especially) as well as a follower of the X-Files, Babylon 5 with some Stargate and Farscape thrown in…. The daughter is into Harry Potter but I got her to appreciate Tolkien as well and now she is into LOTR as well as the Picard and Discovery shows. I think the new Pike arc might be interesting…..
I love ’em all!
I have a t-shirt with a dalek on it and the text: OMG! IT’S R2-D2! I LOVED HIM ON STAR TREK!"
The original Star Wars came out when I was in college. (It was the only movie I ever paid to see twice!) I loved the original trilogy but never got into the rest. Plus I didn’t like the way Lucas went back and “updated” the originals. Really got into Stargate and Stargate Atlantis later.
Only the best of sci-fi is represented here!
The Boy and Girl are being taught not to discriminate against any fandoms.
Meanwhile Back on the Nile
At Cosmos Nursery
Trevor-Hotep: Welcome back, gals. I’ve got the flowers all ready to take to the wedding.
Beatrixia: Oh, they’re all lovely. What kind of flowers do you have?
Trevor-Hotep: Well now, I have Delightful Daisies, Regal Roses, and of course Blossoms of Blessing.
Beatrixia: Ooh,I have to greet Blossom-Neige.
Blossom-Neige: Hello, everyone! I’m so happy to meet you!
Sophititi: You look happy, I can tell. Do you enjoy greeting friends?
Blossom-Neige: Every morning.
Maat-Tilda: Lovely. May you bloom forever!
I once said to my Trekkie niece: “It’s a little obsessive. I mean, you know Klingon!” She said, “Yeah, well, you know Elvish!” And I had nothing to say.
Okay, I proved her point by saying: “My Quenyan isn’t as good my Sindarin.”
OK, I am now dating myself with a vengeance…..E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith’s Lensman series was my first intro to sci-fi and is still nostalgically dear. I went back and re-read it a few years ago (surprised to still find it available for Nook as the original paperbacks were lost years, nay decades, ago). The plots and characters still hold up but the tech not so much. They were written before the dawn of the transistor age when faster and better began to mean smaller in size not bigger and computer still basically meant calculator. What still stands out is the projected future attitudes toward equality of genders and races among Homo sapiens as well as among denizens of various planets.
I am a fan of all the genres shown today.
Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians out there, from Barrie, Ontario!
All of those tend to live peaceably with each other, and a LOT of folks cross over betwixt them all.
puck is a WIZARD!?
i can see Elvis following Babylon 5
Mr. looks way more like William T. Riker than Jean Luc Picard! Mrs is a cute Princess Leia. Love Gandolf, and the Whovian too…just looking for Chewbacca and Han here!
How about a shout out to a current show: The Expanse – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Expanse_(TV_series) – A good show and very engaging.
I was into the Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood, until they bumped off my favorite character. (sniff)
Love the Woman’s Princess Leia hair!!
Prediction points to Olive, who asked yesterday, “but how are they raising the children?”
So what fandoms do Elvis and Lupin embrace?
OK now all hell has broken loose. In my world always go with the original version of each, old school.
GoComics is all the fantasy I can handle.
What!?!?! No mention of Dark Star yet?
The dialog between Lt. Doolittle and the artificial intelligence of Bomb #20 regarding the nature of perception, existence, and purpose is a classic example of philosophic discourse gone awry.
I was raised Trek (TOS!), but my partner is a Whovian (Conservative, not Orthodox). Fairly compatible philosophies.
I started watching Doctor Who when I worked at a real-estate company in Colorado but unfortunately never made it even halfway through the Ninth Doctor’s first season – not lack of interest, just lack of time. I had been watching it to pass time in the afternoon but that was also about the time all of our agents figured out I could fix their computers for them. I’ve been meaning to go back to it. My college buddy Pete dragged me to all three LOTR movies, but I did enjoy them. And on the ST/SW side of things, I drive on both sides of the street but cannot abide the prequels.
If Goldie has a Tardis the cats will have great adventures.
Nobody likes “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe” except me? 42!
Good morning everyone, Star Wars Vs. Star Trek:The movie.
My household of three covers 4 out of 5 of those fandoms — I’m the only one who has even seen RD.
Duel fandoms ??
or Dual fandoms?
Prydain! The Dark is Rising! Foundation! And, of course, Discworld! (I will confess to terrible crushes on Gwydion and Lord Vetinari.)
I admit I have never heard “Red Dwarf” and “Star Wars” in the same sentence before. Now can’t get the mental image of Lister, Rimmer and Cat running around the Death Star with Han, Luke and Leia. Gods I’m tired…
Oh wow, a whole lot of competing fandoms in this household…it’s frankly a miracle that they can hold it together even as well as they do!
Not really that surprised, though—when you join one of these fandoms, the rest seem to start popping up a lot more merely by association. :P
I’m such a geek. I’m into all of them. Discovery is pretty danged good.
Wow, the People look fabulous!
13 hours until Canada Day Virtual Fireworks!
Neither is a Feline Wizard fan?
“Only question I every thought was hard
Was do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?"
(lyric by Weird Al)
No one has spoken up for Dune. The movie’s blue eyes caused by the spice were gorgeous and so was Sting, but I loved all the books more.
With individual screens, these “mixed families” are becoming much more common. In the 60s, we had one TV. If Dad had not been a fan, my brothers and I would never have seen “Star Trek”. Unfortunately, we also had to watch a lot of wrestling (and not just for the remote control.) :)
Little old school Princess Leia hairdo on The Woman; Enterprise uniform blouse on the Man? Stellar!
Today is Gingersnap Day. Since I’m mildly allergic to ginger, I’ll pass, lest I be doomed. In fact, I’ve never liked gingersnaps, even as a child, when I wasn’t yet allergic. So I tend to avoid all things ginger, except Asian food. For that, I have Benedryl™, if necessary. The only thing I miss is ginger beer—which really sets me off. It could be worse: I have a friend who is deathly allergic to capsaicin. The capsicum genus is a member of the nightshade family, so this is not too surprising. Not being able to eat hot peppers would be almost as bad as being allergic to chocolate.
World production of ginger is approximately 3 metric tons per annum. Not quite a metric bonker’s worth. Bharath (India) is the largest producer, just over 30% of the world total. Both the ancient Greeks and Romans knew and used ginger, obtained by trade by the Silk Road.
July is also Picnic Month, so we must wish Gent good hunting. (Gingerly leaves picanic basket where a certain bear is sure to find it.)
OT: The Crazytown Saga continues. Oy vay…
I’m Harry Potter and my husband is Star Wars, but we both appreciate the other’s fandom so there is no competing, just meshing. It helps that space and magic are two entirely different sub-genres so there’s nothing to disagree over!
I am a follower of all those geek-doms, except Dune. Throw in Serenity, and we are shiny.
Where is the Browncoats representation?! ;) I’m an OT Star Wars geek as my first fandom. My brother is a Trekkie and more recently also a Star Wars geek, but we used to tease each other about our fandoms back in the day.
At least, the real reason The Family moved back to Seattle: Multi-fandom households are not just allowed here, they’re practically de rigueur!And, yes, Mrs. Drang and I met at a local con.
Oh bother! This site does not use code. It uses kludge. I clicked on the first notification, and instead of taking me there, it deleted all of them.
So if you replied to any of my comments, and didn’t get at least a “like” from me, I’m not ignoring you.
Either Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or (Im just gonna add this option by myself) Harry Potter
if you THINK you’re a Whovian, I challenge you to watch the OLD episodes of Doctor Who, maybe start with Jon Pertwee (Spearhead in Space) and watch them – WITHOUT – falling to the temptation of later watching them while you hold your cellphone playing a game! They’re more drawn out stories. ;D
What – no comments on Red Dwarf – what smegheads!
What is Beatrix and Tommy? For Bea, I’m guessing Firefly.
One of my college roommates was a huge whovian. I’ve always been into classic Trek and my nickname with most of my college friends is captain. We had an answering machine message that went "You have reached the captain, the time lord, and the goldfish. Heather is not sure where in time she’s at, Kel is out with her crew, rosencrantz and guildenstern are swimming in circles, please leave a message.
Yes, I can see Puck becoming Pucky the White. Now the woman, may have to have a talk with. Think she’s on the right track, but being lead astray.
I love them all!!! Yes Fandom!!!
All of the above! Card carrying Scifi/Fantasy nerd here!
All good, but I do miss my Red Dwarf repeats!
“Red Dwarf” explains the fondness for cats. I’m a Jack Vance “Dying Earth” guy myself with an emphasis on Cugel.
My opinions, for what they’re worth:
Love Star Wars (Last Hope through Return of the Jedi). Hated Phantom Menace cycle. Mixed emotions on the final three; did not like the way Luke was made to look, but I loved Rey. I think Rogue One was the best Star Wars movie. I really enjoyed the first season of the Mandalorian.
I had a huge collection of original Star Wars stuff that I held onto and sold many years later for several thousand dollars.
Star Trek The Original Series and that cast’s movies were the best, although Voyager and the terrific Captain Janeway come in as a close second. Absolutely could not stand The Next Generation or any single member of the cast. I tried, I really did, but the mention of Piccard still makes me cringe.
Love all of Doctor Who except could not stand the Matt Smith series, except for the Amy Pond character. Tom Baker and David Tennant stories were favorites. Jodie Whittaker is terrific. Goldie has a great role model.
Lord of the Rings!! Yes, although I love the books more than the movies.
How about Babylon 5? No fans here? I did not see it when it was originally on, but a TV station here showed it five nights a week and I was addicted.
I prefer Godzilla, King Kong, Jurassic Park, and Gilligan’s Island myself. (Yes, Gilligan’s Island was a fantasy/science fiction show. Why else would they have an endless supply of clothes and supplies?)
Can’t we all just get along? I like all those genres.
I don’t think Lost in Space (the 60’s TV series) has been mentioned yet. I always thought the first season was pretty good Sci-Fi, before Dr. Smith, Will and The Robot took over.
Confession (some readers already know this!) in real life, I was raised by a Trekkie (hi, Mom!) and went to Star Trek conventions as a child. However, I grew up loving Star Wars and so this strip is actually a little me and my Mom, too, lol!
Star Wars and Red Dwarf is a solid combination!
Devout MSTie here.
Why the divisions? I love Star Trek AND Star Wars – and Dr. Who, and Lord of the Rings, and a LOT of others! Although I’m not particularly fond of Dune.
I do think that if you haven’t learned of the wonder of Robert A. Heinlein (mostly his earlier works), Andre Norton, and Isaac Asimov you should really expand your horizons, but that’s just personal opinion.
In our house we believe in Magic (the Mrs and our daughters are Hogwarts alumnae and I am a Jedi like my father before me). We have epic adventures once upon a time and in a galaxy far far away, we do wobbly wobbly timey wimey stuff while going where no one has gone before. We know the answer to everything is 42 and that the odds are ever in our favour. We do cosplay with passion (the girls are redheaded and they have done Amy Pond, Barbara Gordon, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Ranma-Chan, Kei, Nausicaa…) We aim to misbehave and don’t care what others think because in our house we do geek.
Ooooh! I love Goldie’s little sonic screwdriver!
I must leave an Honorable Mention to my avatar’s show, The Lexx. It is not a purist’s sci-fi show, but very original and fun to watch.
LORD OF THE RINGS YUSSSSSSSS. i hope pucky gets to see valinor eventually.
“Are you from outer space?”“No, I’m from Iowa. I only work in outer space.”Greatest line ever!
Red Dwarf and Dune! Nice, how about Farscape and Firefly?
Let’s see: Star Wars, Star Trek, Original Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Space 1999, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Dominion, just about all sci-fi movies, any and all Godzilla/Mothra and the gang, can’t forget Gamera (found a pic of him sitting on a building eating a hamburger!), Firefly, Space Rangers, Space: Above and Beyond, and it goes on…………..
If you think about it… A cat with a sonic screwdriver?
Be afraid – be very afraid…
I LOVE them all: Star Trek, Star Wars, Dune, LOTR & Dr Who!!! All awesome!!! This story arc is soooooooo fun :-) Thanks!!!
I’ve recently discovered a show called The Orville which is a bit like early Star Trek, but with more humour. Not really sure it’s suitable for children, though. There’s a “not suitable for viewers under age 14” disclaimer at the start. To be honest though, I haven’t really seen anything in it that is very “adult” such as nudity.
Any Orphan Black fans here? I really liked that one. That, and Killjoys.
My Mom had a genuine tribble she got at a convention once. :) My dad was a historian.
Anyone for Edgar Rice Burroughs? Mars series, Venus series, and of course, Tarzan, which I have always considered science fiction, really.
I’m an all of the above fan. Hard to pick a number 1, though if we go in terms of what franchise I collect the most toys/merchandise of then put me down as a He-Fan/She-Raver.
Nobody for Blake’s 7 and/or Battlestar Galactica?
Oh my goodness! Can this strip get any better? Oh yes! Love me syfy kitties:)
My late husband and I met at a video store appearance of Jimmy Doohan.We were both into Star Trek, Star Wars…but he also loved Red Dwarf and Battlestar Galactica (both versions). He died while they were still filming The Force Awakens. :(But, if we had kids, I’m sure we would have done the same thing. ;)
I, personally, enjoy Nintendo. But in terms of those two Star Wars.
February 26, 2016