Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Most Exhausting Pop Culture Edition


Not so very long ago, your humble MS-QOTD did a guest stint as Visiting Professor on the excellent ‘Geek History Lesson‘ podcast, talking in-depth and out of school about the supreme commander of Autobot forces, the ‘bot known as Optimus Prime.  In so doing, I viewed quite a few Transformers episodes from my past, as well as comparing my memories of Prime with the online authorities on Cybertronian life-forms, and I came to an important conclusion: Being a Transformers fan is utterly exhausting.  As pop-culture obsessions go, it’s right up there with Doctor Who, Star Trek and the Legion Of Super-Heroes in terms of complexity and “Um, ACTUALLY…” moments, and in retrospect, it’s probably the reason I’ve been drawn into the recesses of those fandoms as well.  I can talk Season 6A with the best of ’em, explain the subtle nuances in Rond Vidar’s character throughout four universal reboots, and remind you that Ben Sisko and Jadzia Dax were in the cargo bay on Station K-7 chucking tribbles on Jim Kirk’s head, but afterwards, I’m gonna need a Powerbar and a nap, which leads us to today’s enervating query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) won’t even try to address how Season 2 of ‘Good Morning, Miami’ differs in tone and characters from the first, asking: Which of your pop-culture obsessions is the most exhausting to be a part of?