Tomorrow me and some of my nerdier friends will be plumbing the depths of geekery with a 12-hour, 17-episode Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon to celebrate Martin Luther King Day - after all, weren't MLK and Roddenberry's dreams of a united, peaceful humankind basically the same? (FACT: The first ever inter-racial kiss on TV happened on Star Trek!)
The action will officially get underway at 10am, athough the livestreams will probably start a little earlier than that - details will follow on Twitter about how to tune in. If you want to follow along with us, here are the episodes that will be on our playlist which you should pull from your box sets in preparation!
A Matter of Honor
The Measure of a Man
The Best of Both Worlds
The Nth Degree
Cause and Effect
The Inner Light
All Good Things
I think most Trek fans would agree that's a pretty damn strong list. It was arrived after a long and passionate debate by the marathon participants. Personally there are a few episodes I'm sorry not to see on there, like Disaster, Deja Q, Captain's Holiday, The Wounded, Tapestry and Frame of Mind, but when you only have 17 episodes to select from more than 170, some brutal decisions have to be made.
Anyway, I hope you'll join us on teh livestreamz tomorrow! We'll have Romulan Ale, Klingon Gagh, and even a lovingly-baked cellular peptide cake with mint frosting (thanks @leah)! Yes, we are taking this seriously. As should you.