Sunday, August 14, 2011

Who Mourns for Adonis?

Bad boy today on the diet but it is an occasional slip and I am told that is okay. So I am not going to stress about it, simply recommit tomorrow! I had a great day today though! Went to breakfast with the family which is a rare treat to have a nice sit down with the parents and sister. Afterwards I was of grocery shopping , which was well needed because it had been about 3-4 weeks since I went grocery shopping for real.  As some of you may know.. I hate grocery shopping. I know yesterday I mention that I love to shop but that excludes shopping for necessary items such as food and toiletries. Then it was off to my sister’s place for a grill out and some fun with our friends. They are truly my urban family and we try to have “family dinner” together at least once a month if not more.

Today’s Workout:
Treadmill: 2.3 miles and 280 calories

Who Mourns for Adonis?
Once again we find the Enterprise scouting an uncharted or uninhabited planet,,, or so we think it is! All of the sudden and without warning a giant hand-like shape reaches out and grabs a hold of the ship not permitting it to move. We then see a face appear and he explains that the Enterprise is now his possession and that a landing crew must beam down to meet with him. The mysterious man introduces himself as Apollo, son of Zeus. WTF? Right, I know. Well we come to find out that this creature is the real Apollo from over 5,000 year earlier and that he and a band of aliens came to Earth and became the basis of the Greek gods and mythology. Apollo demands that the Enterprise crew beam down and become his worshipers and promises to care for each of them as his children. Well obviously Kirk and crew are going to have nothing to do with this plan. Kirk formulates a plan to drain Apollo’s power by getting him angry, despite the risk it poses due to Apollo’s impressive powers and short temper. Meanwhile on the ship Spock is attempting to release the grip of the power source and Uhura is working hard to regain communication. This is a nice moment where we see that Uhura can do much more than just push buttons she can also do some of the technical work with the ships computers. The landing party and ship regain communication and coordinate an attack that eventually destroys Apollo. The Enterprise leaves orbit on the way to the next adventure.

One of the great things about the second season is that we start to see some of the other ancillary characters such as Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov start to do more. We get to see these people as characters not just button pushers. Oh and the guy who plays Apollo is a total beefcake! LOL

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