Phamily: The close-knit group formed among those working together to produce Star Trek Phase II
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It’s that time of year. Every June-ish Star Trek Phase II shoots an episode of classic Trek over in Port Henry New York, just over an hour from our house. Since 2007, my hubby and I have participated in these shoots whether we go for the entire time (about 2 weeks usually) or just a few days.
We call each other family. Some people think that means we’re a sweet and loving bunch who always gets along and ends each day singing Kumbaya around the bonfire.
Yes, we are a family.
We steal each others’ toys and blame the dog.
We argue over whom Mom and Dad likes best and who got the bigger piece of cake.
We blame each other for putting decaf in the regular coffee pot and vice-versa.
We put up with our weird uncle because we love him…even though he’s…well…weird. Really weird.
We forget our cousin’s boyfriend’s name even though they’ve been dating for three years and he’s now her fiance.
We bring up religion and politics over dinner even though we know it’s not going to end well.
We get mad. I mean, really mad. Then we get over it.
We play favorites with our siblings.
We get very territorial in the sandbox.
Some of us detest JJ Trek, some like it, and some have varying opinions somewhere in between.
Yes, we do have bonfires. But every time I’ve tried getting people to sing Kumbaya I’ve been shouted down.
I’ve actually tried to instigate a Star Wars vs Star Trek debate, but most of us like both. And superheroes. And Mythbusters. And although most won’t admit it, I suspect they also agree that Karl Urban is incredibly hot.
My writing goals for the week? On hold. This round I made my goal to submit something every week, however these next couple of weeks I will be busy editing a friend’s novels.
Being that I’m a serious fan of the Star Trek Phase II projects, this post was just…. well, awesome sauce. And yeah… having friends who are family does not mean everything is all bunnies and light. Maybe bunnies in a light butter sauce with parsnips….
Congrats on the submission. I hope you will let us know when you sell “It’s Your Life, Or Is It?”
…or tribbles in a light butter sauce…
Thank you again for Beta Reading “This Is Your Life! Or Is Is?” I should know by the end of July whether it was accepted, and I will definitely let everybody know.
Glad I could give you a smile, Amy Beth.
As a former Orion slave girl, I love this! =)
I’ve been delighting in Enterprise lately. I missed it completely when it was new…not so thrilled with Deep Space Nine or Voyager, and I had my first child in the fall of 2001….
I’ve seen only one Phase II episode, but i used to belong to Starfleet, and our local shuttle, the USS Albany, and the vibe was very similar. Once, I went for a slice of pizza at a gathering, and passed a group arguing about starship schematics. 45 minutes later, i went for a drink, and they were still embroiled in passionate debate…
Gotta love it.
And, oh, hey, great job on the submission, and it’s wholly understandable that writing’s on hold…but ,oh! the stories you’ll have!
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