I'm a computer systems engineer, specializing in Mac OS X technologies. To make myself more curiously unique, I'm also a black conservative. I don't even speak "Jive." The world has all kinds.
My interests are fewer in my older age, but their intensity (obsession?) to what few items I enjoy can border on zealotry.
I'm a huge Matrix fan (as if my photo here doesn't give you a clue). I'm about as versed on the Matrix trilogy and its philosophy as I am about Battlestar. I've started quite a few articles on The MetaCortex Database, a Matrix wiki. The woman dressed as Trinity is my sweetie (Dibs, Neo!)
Growing up on the original Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, my tastes on "mainstream" science fiction have graduated far from what Star Trek has become. I use Babylon 5 as a good writing baseline.
I attend a few science fiction conventions in the Midwest, and enjoyed one in the south in 2006. I tend to keep a low profile, except when I appear in costume.
My exposure to "The Matrix" has, in part, led me to become a member of the Catholic Church. It's a curious, mysterious story that led me there that, in some ways, was like Neo's trip through the Looking Glass. My spiritual discoveries (in part from my Matrix interests) have also led me to study the traditions of Buddhism. I'm nowhere close to enlightenment, but at least I've found a Path.
While not a big fan of the last three Star Trek spinoffs, I'm very fond of the fan-generated New Voyages episodes of the original Star Trek. This is very impressive stuff, and is free to watch. A must-visit. I'm also very supportive of CBS's reissue of the original Star Trek with CGI graphics. Normally this might be a formula for controversy (a la the Star Wars expanded editions), but the combination of the (highly cleaned and clear) live-action with the un-matted graphics that fit precisely with their originally-shot model renderings make watching TOS a new joy.
__Timeline (RDM). This article on storyline inconsistencies reads too much like an episode summary and requires much concision and revision. __
All episode summaries to rid them of nested questions and winded analysis. __
All separate continuity articles, particular the comics and novels, which have little or no content.
My lovely sweetheart and I, as Morpheus and Trinity from The Matrix. Perhaps you've seen it (or us).
Starbase Indy 2006 was pleased to see Katee Sackhoff. The actress is, in comparison to her Kara Thrace persona, a thin, shy waif with a great sense of humor.
Why, yes, I am the Ronco Average Bald Black Guy! Dress me up like Samuel L. Jackson, Lawrence Fishbourne, Avery Brooks or Rick Worthy and take me to parties!
During some recent mopping, I came across a screencap that, on closer examination, showed two otherwise-unknown battlestar names: Night Flight and Erasmus. It appears that Battlestar Wiki was first in fandom to discover these mentioned-only ships, and yes, I am proud of that! Thanks to "KillCally" on the Sci Fi Forums for the reverse-video screencap that greatly aided in the Erasmus discovery, and to Steelviper for opening up a topic on "Sciffy" that required me to dust off my unused account there in the first place.
Notable Shows That Also Use Nukes as Plot Devices, and Interesting Links (to me)
Heroes. Watch this show! Almost as many twists as Battlestar Galactica!
Jericho. I've enjoyed what I've seen. With a 2nd cancellation I'll have to catch it on DVD.
24. The following link occurred between 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM. Everybody DOWN!
Wikipedia. Sometimes finding reliable information here is as fruitful as rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
As Blood and Chrome ramps up in 2012, I look forward to more assistance in keeping the wiki as shiny as it can be. Hopefully I'll peruse the old shows for more tidbits of trivia that we have yet to find.