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Happy National Science Fiction Day! (Contest)
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Ann Ivey!

This is the second year I’m celebrating! I’m a huge Sci-Fi fan. I started watching movies like The Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, loved The Thing (Lord, was Kurt Russell hot!), and loved the Terminator and Alien movies. However, I love watching Sci-Fi series (like Farscape), where the good guys are good and the future gives you hope for humanity. My all-time favorite series are the many Star Trek series. And as I said last year, I began bingeing all the Star Trek series during COVID—and thank goodness, there’s a lot out there because I’m still working my way through all of them.

So far, I’ve made it completely through Star Trek: Next Generation (Picard), Deep Space Nine (Sisko), and Voyager (Janeway), Enterprise (Archer), and Picard. I’ve been struggling through Discovery. I love some of the characters (Captain Georgiou, especially). I love that they shot far into the future, out of the usual Star Trek timeline. I’m waiting for another season of Strange New Worlds (Anson), which is proving to be my favorite Star Trek series, by far, and the animated series, Lower Decks. I also began a rewatch of the Original Series with William Shatner, and all I can say is that Star Trek owes a huge debt to Shatner because his natural charisma kept you watching even when the storyline was silly. I do believe that a different actor wouldn’t have made you care as much about the story.  And good lord, yes, the man was sexy as hell.

If you’re interested at all in checking out the series, here’s a list of all the Star Trek series in the order they appeared—not necessarily in the chronological timeline.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek: The Animated Series

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Enterprise (actually, the first in chronological order)

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Short Treks

Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Prodigy

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Star Trek: Very Short Treks

I couldn’t find a good, uncopyrighted image for this animated series of shorts!

So, there is a contest in here somewhere. I’ve rambled enough.  For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, tell me what Sci-Fi series or movies made you lifelong fans. Are you more of a Star Wars fan or a Trekkie?

22 comments to “Happy National Science Fiction Day! (Contest)”

  1. Ann Ivey
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I’m a Star Wars and Star Trek fan. The original Star Wars trilogy and the original Star Trek series (with William Shatner) are my favorites. I agree that Shatner made…that…series (<– dramatic pauses ala Shatner. LOL).

  2. Pansy Petal
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 12:19 pm · Link

    Oh that Star Wars vs Star Trek question is a hot one. Personally, I can’t decide. I love both! As for a series to make me a lifelong fan? I am a Browncoat. It may have only been on the air for less than a season, but we fans also demanded a movie. Firefly was awesome! Also love Farscape. I binge that on the regular. It is kind of my go to when I need inspiration and hope. Recently watched Peacekeeper Wars for that very reason. Another series I watch regularly, and am I “lifelong” fan of, AND you didn’t mention, Doctor Who. I am currently binging on that – again! Did you see the new specials ending with the newest Doctor? I am still in love with it. Yep! Huge Sci-Fi fan here!

  3. Colleen C.
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 12:43 pm · Link

    Star Trek TNG and Stargate SG1

  4. Dawn M Roberto
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 1:09 pm · Link

    Star Wars is my jam though I do love ST:NG with Picard and I do enjoy the Picard series as well. Firefly is my ultimate love.

  5. Laura Bowles
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 1:50 pm · Link

    You don’t mention the original Star Trek movies. Some of them I really enjoyed. Especially the one with the whales and the one that searches for Spok.

  6. Jana
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 1:53 pm · Link

    Star Trek (TOS) used to come on in the afternoons after we got in from school. I’m guessing it had been syndicated by then, which was the late 60s. I was hooked from then on. I loved Star Trek (TNG) and all the others that followed and I have the DVDs for all the series. Oddly enough I never got into Star Wars and I’ve found that’s mostly the case. You’re either a Star Trek fan or a Star Wars fan, rarely both.

  7. Jana
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 1:55 pm · Link

    I’m a big Stargate and Firefly fan, too!!

  8. Jennifer Beyer
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 2:41 pm · Link

    Original Dr. Who on PBS hooked me on Sci-Fi. I love the fantastical storyline!

  9. Mary Preston
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Star Trek over Star Wars for me. I like THE NEXT GENERATION and DEEP SPACE NINE best.

  10. Linda Rhoden
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 8:52 pm · Link

    Not a fan of any of them

  11. Diane Sallans
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 8:55 pm · Link

    I’ve seen more Star Wars movies than Trek movies; I remember watching Star Trek TV series and also Lost in Space and Battlestar Galactica.

  12. Beth
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 9:53 pm · Link

    I liked watching Star Trek on TV as a kid in the 70s but my love of scifi truly blossomed in the summer of 77 when I got to see both Battlestar Galactica (the movie that was later turned into the first three episodes of the original series) and the very first Star Wars movie in the theaters(at least twice each).
    I have seen all the Stark Trek movies and all the series up through Enterprise. My fave is Voyager. Haven’t been able to indulge in the newer stuff since it’s all on streaming services now.

  13. BN
    · January 2nd, 2024 at 11:13 pm · Link


  14. Debra Guyette
    · January 3rd, 2024 at 7:10 am · Link

    Star Trek was my first favorite. Then I found Star Wars and let’s not forget Battlestar Galactica.

  15. cindy
    · January 3rd, 2024 at 11:29 am · Link

    I am a Trekkie. Watched from the original through to Voyager. Have not seen any of the new series that are streamed as I do not subscribe to any of those networks. I have been fortunate to have met many of the stars.
    As for Star Wars, I enjoyed the original 3 movies, but lost interest after that. Going back to start was more confusing than it was worth.
    I also like Dr Who and Space 1999.

  16. Beckie
    · January 3rd, 2024 at 4:53 pm · Link

    Definitely a Trekkie. I watched the original growing up with my grandfather.

    I haven’t seen them all completely except the original. Need to see them again. I’ve only watched the 3 original Star Wars (now 3. 4, & 5), and the first new one of those movies.

  17. Ellen
    · January 3rd, 2024 at 7:35 pm · Link

    I agree with everything you said about Star Trek and Shatner!

  18. kerry pruett
    · January 7th, 2024 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Star Wars had me hooked from the start. I started liking Star Trek the older I got.

    My all time favorite movie is Abyss. Loved it

  19. Mary McCoy
    · January 7th, 2024 at 5:51 pm · Link

    Definitely prefer Star Trek to Star Wars. I really like Dr. Who best, followed by Farscape and the movie Galaxy Quest

  20. Steph
    · January 7th, 2024 at 9:04 pm · Link

    I’d watch Star Trek over Star Wars

  21. Stacey Kinzebach
    · January 8th, 2024 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Star Wars, the first movie got me hooked.

  22. Delilah
    · January 11th, 2024 at 5:40 am · Link

    Ooh! I just loved all your answers! The nerd in me was very, very impressed!

    The winner of the GC (chosen by a random number generator) is #1—Ann Ivey!

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