As most of you already know, Rear Admiral Bolak is our new Director of Media. When I first told him of the old My Favorite Treks we used to do, he immediately came up with this new format. As a result, I can’t claim to be the brilliance behind it. Expect him to do a mix of My Favorite Treks and Captain’s Chairs moving forward. In the meantime, here’s Bolak…
Welcome to the Captain’s Chair, Mr. Bolak. Please input your details into the data pad before we begin.
Rank: Rear Admiral
Position: Director of Media
Fleet Sim: Currently None
Thank you, Rear Admiral. So let’s get started with your favorite Captain. Whose chair are you sitting in this evening?
“It has to be Picard’s. Sorry Kirk but despite the off screen tiff with James Corden Picard is class in a glass, and man he even has his own series now and it is fantastic. Q and I agree that Picard is our man!”
Does that make TNG your favourite series or is there another?
“TNG all the way. It’s the series of my youth and contains a whole bunch of my favourite personalities and story arcs. Also for me it brings more breadth and depth to the star trek universe than any other series in the franchise.”
Do you have a favorite episode?
“Now that’s a tough question, there are so many! Let’s go with Q Who… Why? Not only is it action packed, With a healthy dose of our friendly neighbourhood Q. This is where we meet the Borg for the first time! Fantastic. This is where shit got real for the Federation.”
How about the movies, which is the best one?
“Come on… Wrath of Khan all the way! Isn’t that everyone’s favourite? Notice I said favourite, not favorite. It’s like the Empire Strikes Back of the Star Trek universe. Dark and gritty with some amazing action scenes and even a smattering of Shakespeare.”
Good choice, and the worst?
“The Undiscovered Country. Oh Sybok, if only Deadpool would cross the multiverse and shoot you in the head at the start of the movie to save us from what follows. It’s just utter mush.”
Wow ok, so not a fan of The Undiscovered Country. Noted! How’s Picard’s chair by the way? Comfortable?
Good, good. How about the ship? Are we on the Enterprise-D or would you prefer another? You can have anything you like, we have a huge imaginary budget.
“Can I have a Firefly?”
Darn right you can!
When did you start simming Bolak?
And what was your first Sim?
“I started off with a Stargate Destiny game on Ongoing worlds. It was great fun but only had a few players so it eventually fizzled. I took a small break then before returning with a few games of my own that I still mod today.”
What keeps you interested?
“I’ve just always wanted to write and I am a huge fan of role play games. This is just the perfect hobby for me. I love the communities I write with and have had the honour to write with some amazingly talented people.”
Me being one of them of course?
“Erm, yes of course.”
What about real life? What else do you enjoy doing?
“Minecraft is my guilty pleasure, as well as working through my out of control Steam Collection. Damn you Humble Bundle why are you so cheap! Between work and the kids I don’t have time for a whole lot else.”
It take it you’re a Firefly fan given the ship we’re on. What else are you into besides that and Star Trek?
“Yeah Firefly is amazing. I am a massive Buffy and Angel fan as well.”
And at the Movies?
“Ok so let’s put Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings on the shelf because that’s too easy. I’ll also pop Shawshank up there next to them because damn that movie is a masterpiece. I am going to go with… Barbarella. That movie is bubble gum for my brain. Jane we salute you!”
Time for the quick fire round now before go to warp.
“I am pretty sure the Firefly is a sub-lightspeed vessel so capable of warp.”
Don’t be pedantic.
Quickfire round. Are you ready?
- Favorite book? – Mere Christianty by CS Lewis
- Favorite video game? – Minecraft or anything in the ElderScrolls universe
- Favorite musician or band? – Pixies
- Favorite superhero? – Hell Boy
- If you could have any super power, what would it be? – Good Luck
- Favorite sport? – Bloodbowl
- Favorite team? – Greenfield Grasshuggers
- Favorite food? – Tandoori Chicken
- Coke or Pepsi? – Coke
- Lennon or McCartney? – Lennon
- Star Trek or Star Wars? – Star Wars (Wait do I get fired now?)
- Jordan or Lebron? – Jordan
Excellent! Thank you for sitting in the Captain’s Chair. It’s been a pleasure to get to know a little more about you today.
I’m not sure if I was conducting that interview or if it was this. Regardless, I hope you enjoyed it!