A Fanatical Devotion to Admiral Maddox

Speaking of cons, tonight Starr and I were doing just that (speaking of them, that is). Thomas Atkinson friended me back on Facebook today, and when I told Starr that I had an old costume skit of his on VHS, she begged me to dig it up.

That tape, dating from RoVaCon 15 back in 1990, also contains one of the most elaborate Starfleet Vice skits we ever did. The performers for this installment included myself as officer Stubble, Heather McLaughlin and Valerie Brugh as “Dirty Pair” Kei and Yuri, time_shark as a KODRA Dreadlok, markush as Doctor Whizbang, Tom Monaghan as officer Paisley, Mike Layne as officer Harold, and Beth Lipes as officer Ruth. The camera operator for the con spent most of the skit focusing on the skimpy anime costumes Heather and Valerie wore.

Many of the jokes are esoteric, but some of them are still fairly funny outside of the late-80s Starfleet context. This little performance would be a good candidate for my first test of the new video-to-computer setup, right? I think we all want to see this posted.

Starr says I’m much better looking now than I was when I was nineteen. Any doubts as to why I’m in love with her?

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  • shrewlet says:

    glad that you made it home safe and sound from the con. Too bad that couldn’t swing by and get your monster maroons, would have added to the aesthetics of the video.

    Maybe next time.


  • Mikhail says:

    Yeah, neither Sunday evening or Monday worked out exactly as they were intended to. Saturday night either, come to think of it.

    I’m probably just whiny this morning because I am so tired! Hope I can get to sleep early tonight.

  • madwriter says:

    Hey, I was at that RoVaCon. I’m trying to remember the costumes now . . .

  • rattrap says:

    You have a Y chromosome. The only part you’re likely to remember are the Dirty Pair costumes. Trust me, I was there too.

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