Illustration Friday: Sign
"Look, Muad'Dib- worm sign!"
(If you don't get it, ask your parents to explain.)
King Otto: All right! Tell the leader that we are ready to die for him the moment he gives the sign!
Brian: What sign?
King Otto: The sign that IS The Sign! THAT shall be The Sign!
(Deleted Scene from Monty Python's Life of Brian)
Jen, Joe & I watched one of the greatest science fiction epics of all time tonight, Star Trek II, The Wrath of Kahn. (Mandy wasn't interested.) All was well until Spock died- then suddenly poor (nine year-old) Joe began wailing uncontrollably and wouldn't stop. I asked him why it upset him so much, since he'd seen people die aplenty in movies before. "I know," he sobbed, "but Spock was so GOOD, and died for his friends!" I tried my hardest just to listen to him and understand what was upsetting him, rather than just give him the usual bullshit of advice parents come up with. Eventually Jen & I calmed him down. I promised him we'd watch The Search for Spock tomorrow. I always thought it was a big cop-out when they decided to bring him back to life- (and apparently so did Director Nick Myer to the point he almost took his name off the movie,) but now I thank God they did! Poor kid- traumatized by Star Trek. The Legacy of the Geeks passes from generation to generation...