Thursday, September 8, 2011

Live Long and Prosper - Happy Birthday Star Trek!

Space: 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.

Guess what premiered 45 years ago today - Sept. 8, 1966? Yup, STAR TREK.

THANK YOU GENE RODDENBERRY. You were a true visionary putting Asian, Russian and black men and women on the Bridge of the USS Enterprise. You influenced millions of people to do better, to strive to work together and make Earth a better place. It hasn't worked out very well, but for a TV show, it did a pretty good job at bringing people together.

As unabashed Trekkies, (we will NEVER be Trekkers) we want to wish our favorite franchise EVER a happy 45th!

With the exception of just one other show (Highlander), no TV/Movie series/franchise has ever given us such pleasure, joy and fun.

We love the original series and their movies the most but The Next Generation show comes in a veryclosesecond. It's hard to believe that Star Trek is 45 years old and even harder to believe TNG is over 20.

As far as the original series goes, we'll always have The City on the Edge of Forever. Many of the original series were penned by BIG NAME real sci-fi writers. "In 1968, Star Trek's most critically acclaimed episode, "The City on the Edge of Forever," written by Harlan Ellison, won the prestigious Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Teleplay."

"And those are the days worth living for..."

Star Trek has influenced the world for the better in every way. Today, even our flip style cell phones are exactly like Kirk's communicators. Star Trek quotes are part and parcel of pop culture. Even bushmen in Zimbabwe know to have Scotty beam them up.

We've loved every minute of it and look forward to another 45 years!

As 'ole Doc McCoy would say, "Hey Jim-boy, y'all ever have a real cold, Georgia-style mint julep, huh?"
Huh? NO, wait.
Not that one...this one..."You treat her (the Enterprise) like a lady, and she'll always bring you home."

Doc McCoy montage

Original Intro

News Article

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