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!)