Resource: Lady Washington / Interceptor

10 August, 2007 at 4:33 pm 4 comments

Today the mailman brought me a beautiful “get well soon” which made me go “wheee!” very loudly. It was sent by two really cool ladies: and Becky, which is, hands down, one of the coolest little girls you could imagine. *waves at Nienna and Becky* THANK YOU!

You can find the card (the front – I SO won’t share Hello Kitty with you, greedy lot! Hello Kitty is all for me, so nyah!) behind the cut. It’s – tataaaa –

LADY WASHINGTON AKA INTERCEPTOR AKA SHE-WHO-RAN-OVER-GILLETTE

Lady Washington / Interceptor

Beautiful isn’t she? 😀 You can find more about her history HERE (it’s a replica, the original Lady Washington was launched in 1750).

While doing a quick skip through the wiki-entry, I realised that I’ve seen that ship before. And I had to laugh, because I suddenly remembered the episode of “Star Trek: Next Generation” again in which Worf gets promoted and they celebrate on the Holodeck, wearing Royal Navy uniforms. The “Enterprise” is a real ship, a brig (Lady Washington), of a terrible baby blue and they make Worf walk the plank (yes, very common procedure due promotion ceremonies – come on, Gillette, tell us all about it!)

LADY WASHINGTON AKA ENTERPRISE OR CATCH THE HAT, WORF, CATCH THE HAT!

Lady Washington / Enterprise

I always loved ST: TNG, but I have to say it: guys and girls, you looked really, really – unfavourable in those uniforms. 😀

This leads us to my last encounter with the Lady Washington. I’m probably the only person on this planet thinking so, but I absolutely loved Disney’s “Treasure Planet”.

Especially Captain Amelia!

Amelia

Captain Amelia for the win; why is nobody writing Treasure Planet/RNotC crossovers? Now THAT would be fun! Imagine her ordering Gillette and Groves around and argue with Norrington over competences! Miaow!

LADY WASHINGTON AKA RLS LEGACY OR LOOK, THERE’S WILL TURNER JIM HAWKINS IN THE RIGGING!

Interceptor / Jim Hawkins

“Treasure Planet” quite tanked, but I enjoyed it a lot – I think they really managed to transfer the story to the future and created some amazing characters and did a far better job than with other movies. It was original and not the usual mainstream animated movie, maybe that’s why the audience didn’t really accept it. I wish they’d re-release it, I could imagine it would do better nowadays.

And I just can’t help thinking “Will Turner!” when I look at Jim Hawkins!

People, research is FUN!
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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jacqueline  |  9 September, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Well honestly, I stumbled across this post while google searching a photo reference of Captain Amelia. 😉 And I’m glad I did, because I just want to reassure you that you are most certainly not the only person who thinks Treasure Planet is amazing. 😀 It’s my favorite movie of all time, for all the same reasons as you listed. Just wanted to drop you a line to share in the appreciation! 🙂

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  • 2. joyfulmolly  |  12 September, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    @ Jacqueline: Thanks a lot! It’s always great to find a fellow Treasure Planet aficionado. There seem to be more of us out there than I thought. 😀

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  • 3. ALI  |  13 September, 2009 at 2:32 am

    it is a good story. it gives us a courage.i have no words to praise this story

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  • 4. Aero  |  8 April, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Hey, I was browsing BING Images, looking for pix of Amelia, and I’m glad I clicked this one. I know now that I’m not the only person who loves Treasure Planet. And hopefully not the only person that has made RP characters after them. (Terri/Amelia, Scroop/Scroop, Errison/Dr. Doppler) HURHUR.

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