Friday, September 08, 2006

Happy 40th Star Trek

September 6th marked Star Trek's 40th Anniversary. Although, James and I never completed our pledge while rooming together (to watch every single one), I can not remember a time in my life without Trek. I am what you might call a "closet Trekkie." I would never dress up in costume and go to a convention, but, I would go to a convention. In fact, back in the late nineties (date is held to protect certain ploy specific details), James and I met in Raleigh, North Carolina to see the man himself, William Shatner. It was a blast, but, I learned that many people take it way more seriously than I did. Although the Star Trek renaissance (TNG, DS9, VOG and ENT) was entertaining, nothing matches the TOS (The Original Series).

The final frontier.
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
Its five-year mission:
To explore strange new worlds;
To seek out new life and new civilizations;
To boldly go where no man has gone before.

1 comment:

James said...

It's a true geekfest in Seattle this weekend, I tell you, with many of the various series' cast members converging on Paul Allen's Science Fiction museum for the anniversary. Kirk's original chair is there, but I understand Shatner won't be.