Not much of a present, Universe! On Christmas Day we lost Leo Frankowski, a science fiction author best known for his Adventures of Conrad Stargard. IO9 has a good review (warning: with LOTS of spoilers) of this years Doctor Who Christmas Special. Of course, if you live in the UK, no spoilers at all, since it aired two days ago there. One last thought for today; do you know your place on the Geek Hierarchy? If not (or even if you think you do), you should really check that flowchart.
It is with sadness I pass on this link; another TOS star is in retrograde. After Spock, Scotty was the character I identified with most. Here is the short version, from the BBC .