Captain My Captain


Must clarify that this came about because we were watching The Big Bang Theory and I must also note I’ve never watched a single episode of Star Trek other than the animated episode that Gwen forced me to watch.

Him: Do you even know who Wil Wheaton is?

Me: Of course I do.

Him: Well?

Me: He was in Star Trek and Stand By Me.

Him: Well who did he play in Star Trek?

Me: [thinking]

Him: See! You don’t know!

Me: I do know that the Star Trek he was on had also the guy from Reading Rainbow!

Him: Nice! Who was the Captain?

Me: Captain?

Him: Yeah…

Me: Ahhh…he’s bald…

Him: Yeah???

Me: Captain Picard!!

Him: [dumbfounded]

Me: I rule!


  1. Amanda

    April 13, 2010 at 9:48 am

    His character’s name was Wesley Crusher, duh.

    1. Robin

      April 13, 2010 at 10:58 am

      @Amanda: well I know that NOW after watching BBT.

  2. Grant

    April 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

    If you were a true fan you would read some of the fan fiction, like the ones that have Worf and Wesley coupling. “Come to my cabin, boy, and I’ll show you what wormhole means.” Seriously – I read that in an article by an editor who was pleading with the trekkies to stop sending in stories.

    1. Robin

      April 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      @Grant: I never claimed to be a fan, just that I know enough information to make me kind of cool. Maybe?

  3. Gwen

    April 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I wasn’t aware that “Wanna watch some Star Trek?” was forcing. I should have said “Wanna move to Canada?” a long time ago apparently.
    And I have to say I’m impressed. I mean, you’re still lacking but it’s a major improvement. My plan is working.

    1. Robin

      April 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm

      @Gwen: I could have sworn there was rope and a gag involved, that must have been something else…

  4. Pauline

    April 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Ahh…Patrick Stewart. If only all men could age as well. 😀

    1. Robin

      April 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm

      @Pauline: I’ve come to learn that I just adore older men. The older my husband gets the sexier he gets. If only us women aged as well…

  5. Pauline

    April 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    as well…meaning as beautifully! 🙂

  6. Jennifer

    April 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Live long and prosper.

  7. Miss Britt

    April 14, 2010 at 9:52 am


    lol – and, yeah, I know that NOW too…

    1. Robin

      April 15, 2010 at 11:23 am

      @Miss Britt: It’s like BBT is making us geekier. btw Avitable totally loses geek cred but not watching the show.

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