Geek Night

Recently, my wife and I have been hosting Geek Night.

Geek Night reaches back to the mid- to late-1990s, not all that long ago, really. In those days we worked in a book store with other bookish people, many of whom had a well-nurtured love of the sci-and-the-fi.

Each week, when it was being broadcast, something which was never assured from week to week, really, a bunch of us would get together with bottles of wine, boxes of crackers, and pints of spinach dip to watch Babylon 5.

Now, in 2010, my wife works in a sign shop with people who are now the age we were then. They have a dim awareness of Babylon 5, and we have a full run of the show and its first-degree spin-offs. No Legends of the Rangers or Crusade in our house.

We’re working our way through the show two episodes at a time. That’s the plan, anyway. Two couples (and a solo) come over for a pot luck dinner. There’s some eating, and after the first episode, while the 5-year-old gets ready for bed, there’s some more eating.

I’ll have more to say about the show itself in coming weeks, no doubt. But for now it’s nice simply to to note that we have people come over for a good time around a bit of TV.