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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I'm about to tell you a secret. I'm a Trekkie. Quit laughing. I'm really a total geek about Star Trek. I refused to leave the house on Friday nights when I was a teenager because I didn't want to miss the show. I've seen every episode countless times. Watched every movie countless times. I had a huge crush on Mr. Spock. If any TV show defines my growing up years, it's Star Trek. I just found out a new Star Trek movie is coming out and it's looks AWESOME!!!

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How about you? Is there one TV show or movie that takes you back to a special place and time? Oh another one that does it for me is Romeo and Juliet, the version with Olivia Hussey. I had a vinyl record of the movie and I could quote every line in it. LOL
Colleen Coble  
posted at 6:47 AM  
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At 7:33 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

The Facts of Life with Jo, Blair, Natalie & Tootie takes me back instantly. I wasn't allowed to watch it (not sure why, maybe the title?) for a long time but it came in nice and clear on my little bedside radio so I'd listen to it each week and I had my own idea of what everyone looked like. It was not what they really looked like :) Then one summer I went to camp and was thrown into a room with 3 other girls, none of us knew each other and by the end of the week we'd assumed Facts of Life roles (I was Jo)

Fun times.

At 7:38 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

I never suspected you for a Trekkie! My mom loved that show.

I grew up on Brady Bunch, I Love Lucy, old movies, all that. But the TV program that has affected me most, believe it or not, is Little House on the Prairie--which came on after I was married).

I loved getting mad at Mrs. Olson and Nellie. I loved crying over Mary's breakups and Carolyn's acts of bravery. I loved laughing at Laura's antics. And Michael Landon? Well, he was my kind of hero--good looking, kind, great husband and father.

At 7:48 AM, Blogger SketchGirl said...

I love To The Manor Born. It would be so cool to visit the English Countryside.

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh Suzanne, how hilarious! To actually LIVE the show. I admit I sometimes pretended I was the girl Spock finally fell in love with. LOL!!

Not surprised by Lucy and Little House, Di. LOL I love those shows too.

I haven't seen To the Manor Born but it sounds AWESOME!I I'll have to see if I can find it.

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Barb said...

I, too, enjoy To the Manor Born. I would love to visit Britain and see the locations for the Jane Austen movies, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, etc.

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Lori said...

Just wanted to let you know "Cry in the Night" reviewed here

At 10:31 AM, Blogger The Farmer's Wife said...

I stayed with a generous family when my parents were divorcing and my world was falling apart. "While You Were Sleeping" had a line about how you were born into families, you don't join them like the Army, and the mother of the family hugged me and said, "That's not true! Look at this daughter..."

Everytime I watch that movie, it's like being chosen, with love, for that family. My real family never really recovered, but it's better, and my "joined" family still keeps me.

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Thanks so much for the great review, Lori!

Farmer's Wife, that brought a lump to my throat!

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Growing up, I loved "Lassie," "Sky King," "Flicka" and "Fury." After we moved to Turkey, I got hooked on old "Remington Steele" and "Keeping Up Appearances" shows.

At 11:55 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh Pam, wasn't that issue where Timmy is going to bury all Lassie's things poignant!? He hears a bark and looks up and Lassie comes running to him. Still brings a lump to my throat when I think about it!

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

When I was really young I wouldn't miss a week of Roy Rogers. Then as I got older, American Bandstand (the original from Philly) grabbed my attention.

Nowadays I often find myself gravitating to TVland to watch Andy Griffith and Beaver. Simple shows, yet there is something akin to the same comfort mashed potatoes and mac and cheese give at times.

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I grew up watching The Road to Avonlea. I loved seeing Aunt Olivia marry Jasper Dale, and all the cousins getting into trouble and learning important lessons growing up on the King family farm. The kids on the show were all about my age, and I get nostalgic when I watch reruns on DVD (I have the entire series, of course). I feel like I grew up on Prince Edward Island.

At 2:47 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Jessica Fletcher, Who the Boss?,The Manor Born, Out of this World,Family Matters, This list goes on and on. Thanks for the trip back in time...

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

Little House on the Prairie takes me back to afternoons at 3 pm with Mom on the couch and sliced apples with a tall glass of Pepsi just after getting the lawn mowed. Sigh. Can I go back to those days?

(Sarah, Road to Avonlea was THE BEST and I was SO IN LOVE with GUS!)

At 10:21 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

You all are making me want to dive into old shows instead of write!

At 3:13 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Shoot me now. I HATE Star Trek. Grew up watching it, married a nerd who loves it, now my boys are torturing me with it. I will drop them off for that movie, but you couldn't pay me to sit through it.

So what is up with the women being mesmerized the minute Kirk stutters through a line? Am I missing something? He is not attractive. And yet alien forces from all over the universe are stunned silent. Blech.

My fave growing up was Bewitched and the Sonny & Cher hour. : )

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

HELLO FELLOW TREKKER or rather Trekkie! My blog is titled "My Daily Trek." I am a HUGE FAN of all Star Treks, except a little less enthused over Generations, I love Scott Bakula, but it took some adjusting.

I have many books, and have all the series on DVD, took a while but I got them all.

Every night I put in a DVD and get on the treadmill, I am on Deep Space Nine and sad that I am almost at the end of the series. *tears*

I have a Spock t-shirt and I could go on and on...and yes I can do the Vulcan hand greeting, "Live Long and Prosper!."

I am anxiously awaiting the new movie, I heard about it over a year ago and just counting down the days!!!!

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

live long and prosper, Letitia! So great to "meet" another Trekkie!

At 3:16 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

You just found out about it? It wrapped nearly a year ago now. Original release date was this past Christmas but it got moved back to May.

Leonard Nimoy has a guest spot in it but not Shatner.

My whole family will be *very* disappointed of Abrams fails to dedicate the movie to Majel.

At 10:03 PM, Blogger Deena said...

I'm not laughing...I'm a huge Trekkie as well.

I loved the shows my daughter is just now discovering and falling in love with:

The Facts of Life
Full House
Family Matters
Step by Step

And I always wanted to be Carol Brady, or Donna Reed, or June Cleaver...

Not even NEAR that standard of motherhood!


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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