I’m just returning from Chicago Comic-Con.  I’ll post more information on the show later this week, but for now, I’ll just tease with this: while the show had some good qualities, I doubt I will be returning next year.

In the week leading up to the show I experienced a Star Trek overload.  It all started when I stumbled across this fan-video of the 2009 film.

The editing was fantastic, and I loved the specific inclusion of quotes at the beginning and end.

After watching that video about 20 times, I started going back through the old episodes of the show.  The combined overload of the above video and the old episodes reminded me of the Kobayashi Maru novel that I read years ago.

Though I generally don’t recommend franchise-based novels, I did find this one quite enjoyable.  I especially enjoyed the description of Montgomery Scott’s test.  Without giving anything away, I’ll just say that Scotty stress tested the limitations of the test further than any of the other characters.    If you get the chance, pick it up.

While on the topic of Star Trek, my son started his first day of school this week.  The school recommended that he ride the bus, and that the parents should say our good-byes at the bus stop.  The day before he got on the shuttle craft for his first “away team mission,” I joked with his mother that we should get him a red shirt for the occasion.  She was not amused.