Good for them.
But...but...the comments. Oh, the comments.
"We’re space pirates,” Collins explained. “Think of Johnny Depp as a Romulan.”
Pardon me over here while I gibber in a corner.
Are you frelling kidding me?
(Note to self: Stop sounding like a rabid fan girl. Thank you very much.)
Romulans aren't pirates. They -- they -- they're an Empire, for the love of....
(Hello, self? This is your other self. Seriously. Stop sounding like a raving fan girl.)
You don't have to be the cos-playing nerdy Trekkie at a convention, lugging around your well-worn copy of The Romulan Way** (see how I snuck that in?), to know that the Romulans aren't pirates.
And to invoke Johnny Depp-type pirates....
(Self? This is your not-insane self pointing out that Battlestar Galactica is very good and Baltar isn't a weirdo sitting on a really tall chair.)
I must quote. Other people's words actually make sense. "Oh Great Bird . . . guide our Trek on its course." (Go here and download "Born Again Trek" if you need a visual -- even though I wasn't with the "midwest crowd" and actually have only ever watched Wrath of Khan once, because of the earwigs (ewww) and Kirk watching Spock die (sniff).)
** Written by the very, very good Diane Duane, who wrote two of my other favorite 80s-ish era Trek books: Spock's World (awesome, awesome exploration of Vulcans) and Doctor's Orders (freaking hilarious except when I felt bad for how scared Bones was).
*** Also? While I was googling for "Born Again Trek," I found Pigs in Space!