Friday, February 4, 2011

Beard of the Day




Happy times for sci fi geeks everywhere! The SyFy Channel has been showing lots of episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and I am in heaven! I've watched pretty much every episode of this show.  Jean Luc is the bestest, baddest captain of all time, and I love the whole crew. It's interesting how Worf, the first Klingon main character in Star Trek, changed physically over the course of seven years. At the beginning of the series, he looked sort of dorky--his hair was short and he had a certain vulnerability in his expression. By the end of the show, he had bad-ass long hair, a super intense gaze, and an extremely commanding presence. His hyper masculinity and deep, delicious voice were so very sexy! And, he's rocking the whole facial hair thing with a funky beard/stache ensemble that only a Klingon could carry off. In fact, Worf (and the Klingon males in general) are sort of the ultimate alpha males of the universe.

(Mindless bit of trivia about Klingon beards...they were "designed to be Elizabethan, combining prehistoric and aristocratic elements"...from Wikipedia. I find this fascinating...since the Klingons really combined that caveman feel with a regal, sophisticated vibe. Very cool tidbit. Thanks, Wikipedia!)

For those of you not on the Star Trek bandwagon, you will probably by stymied by today's Beard of the Day choice. But for those of you who stay up until 1:00 AM to watch re-runs of the Next Generation, you'll totally be getting it.

Qapla' (Good bye in Klingon, hee hee!)
Penelope



14 comments:

Isabel Roman said...

WORF! I love it. And a fellow Trekkie!! Yup, I do watch all the reruns on SyFy, on BBC America, too, and anywhere else I can catch them. Love this show.

I didn't know that about the beards but they do look very Elizabethan. However, I'm pretty sure Qapla' means success. They use it as a farewell, yes, but it's not goodbye. It's one of the few words..possible the only word...I know in Klingon.

Penelope said...

Hi Isabel! You are right...Qapla' does mean "Success" which is how Klingons say "good bye"....

I cannot get enough of this show...it is by far my favorite of the Star Trek series.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG thanks for the Friday morning giggle :)

Penelope said...

Hi Juju! Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!

Blodeuedd said...

LOL.
Ok I did not expect this from beard of the day

Lindsay Kiernan said...

Somehow that was a bit unexpected! Since I fall on the Star Wars side of things I feel that I need to fight back on my blog...

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Lindsay Kiernan said...

To be nicer, he is handsome... for a Trek star! What a fun choice!

Penelope said...

Blodeuedd and Lindsay...you gotta give the Klingon a chance! He's really a good guy (for a Klingon).

Lindsay...for Star Wars fans, I had Liam Neeson as a beard of the day...
http://www.pennyromance.com/2010/05/beard-of-day_21.html

Can you think of any other good beards in Star Wars? If so, let me know!

Lindsay Kiernan said...

Well...Kris thought that I should do Chewbacca! The older Obi Wan had a nice beard, Count Dooku and honesty George Lucus during that time had quite a nice one.

Penelope said...

Ha ha...Chewie! He is pretty much the ultimate hairy guy. His beard is body-covering! Good one!

Also, Ewan McGregor had a nice beard, too. Star Wars is a beard-friendly production!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

A Klingon! Yay! However, I am not a fan of The Next Generation - too cerebral for me. Give me the old sexing his way through the galaxy James T. Kirk and his repressed straight man, Spock, any day!
When Klingons first appeared in Star Trek, they did not have the big foreheads.

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! I have not watched too many of the original Star Trek...it's a bit too campy for moi. The Klingons underwent a redesign before the Next Generation. I like their rough, raw, cavemanish quality!

Amber (aka BBB) said...

How funny! Loved Worf. And the actor's rumbly alpha-ish voice, too. I'm not big on Star Trek reruns (TNG or original) but the movies are my not-so-secret vice.

Penelope said...

Hi Amber...I know. Worf's voice is like deep, dark, chocolate-y goodness!