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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My love of sci-fi by Sara Brookes

I have my father to blame for my love of sci-fi. To this day I still vividly remember standing in line at the movie theatre as we waited to see The Empire Strikes Back (sorry, I’m a Star Wars snob – that whole “episode” mess is just…no). I was five. And I thought it was the coolest thing that my dad had taken me to meet Darth Vader.

When I was twelve, it was Star Trek: The Next Generation. I still remember curling up on the floor in front of the television set while he sat in his recliner as we watched the show. Mom would roll her eyes, with the only understanding that her “nerds” were watching their weekly dose of sci-fi.

Well…the love of sci-fi runs deep in my family—I’ve evidently passed along to the love without really even trying. When the new Star Trek movie was released, it was one of the most awesome experiences for me to sit in the IMAX theatre with my dad on one side of me and my then 12 year old daughter on the other side of me. She was jumping around and talking about the movie as soon as we left the theatre and it was like I’d jumped in a time machine (DeLoren, if you please) and saw myself.

So, share your love of sci-fi, in whatever form it may come.


Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story. Born and bred in Virginia, Sara still lives there with her husband and daughter. The entire family is owned by two cats, Galahad and Loki, who graciously allow the family to cater to their every desire.

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Misa Buckley said...

This sounds so like me - except I was watching the original Star Trek and Doctor Who. I remember going to see A New Hope and E.T.

These days it's repeats of Stargate SG-1 as well as the sublime Warehouse 13 and Sanctuary. But sci fi will always be my favourite genre, whether it's movie, TV or books.

JM said...

I remember my mom taking me to see Time Bandits, remember that one? I think I was 7. It was horrifying and scary fascinating all at the same time. Then I got hooked on Star Trek and eventually the Next Gen series. Now I laugh as I watch Big Bang Theory and realize how nerdy I am when I get all their references.
Great post.

Barbara Elsborg said...

I remember dressing up as Darth Vader for a party. I bought the mask but had a long dark blue dressing gown with a hood that I wore for his outfit. Complete with plastic light sabre I caught the bus to some very strange stares. My only problem was I had to take the mask off to have a drink!

Kaye Manro said...

The greatest thing was to watch the new Star Trek movie on IMAX. I get that. Loved it too!

Sci Fi junkies we all are!

Pauline said...

I'm old enough to claim The Jetsons as my first SF. LOL!

Brodie Mark said...

So glad you could come today.

L. A. Green said...

Ah, if I'd only had a parent who was interested in watching Star Trek episodes with me. What great memories you must have, Sara.

@ Barbara: I dressed as Seven of Nine one Halloween. David was a very convincing Spock. I really need to find those pics one day and scan them!

@ Kaye: Never have seen ST on IMAX. Must be amazing!

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Anonymous said...

It's wonderful that you share that common interest with your daughter. Thanks for being a part of the bash!

JC Cassels said...

I've always wondered which was *my* gateway drug, Star Wars or Star Trek. I love this - thank you, I saw myself in your post. My kids ate off of Star Wars toddler plates and now they're as addicted to SF as dear old mom!