posted on Nov, 21 2014 @ 12:04 AM
Star Trek has inspired such loyalty in so many people. It's a mystery to me how it worms it's way into someone's heart and just refuses to
I started watching Star Trek TOS in the 80s when the reruns were on after school. We didn't have a TV so I had to have my mother take me to my
grandmother's house every day. I didn't miss many.
I thought TNG was utterly ridiculous at first. Especially with a bald captain with a British accent. I didn't like Riker until he grew the beard.
Smartest thing Frakes did. I don't know what it was but it literally made his character much more likable.
I have to admit most of the first couple of TNG seasons were horrible but "Q Who?" was definitely where it really grabbed me. The third season was,
well, epic. I will never forget the agony of waiting to see what would happen after "Mr Worf, fire".
Like all Trek, even TNG had some terrible episodes but when it was good, it was epic. I always thought it was stupid of them to end it when they did.
They obviously didn't quite capture the same magic with DS9, Voyager or Enterprise. DS9 wasn't bad but I just never really got into it.
Anyway, I just watched "Space Seed" and "TWOK" a couple of days ago on the same day and 30 years has not really diminished the quality of that
movie at all.
I guess Star Trek will always be a part of me to some extent. At some point, I started falling out of love with the peace and love message
(especially after I started finding left wing politics to be very problematic in the real world).
Nevertheless, there is still enough meat on the bone for the intellect to digest even if you're not entirely in love with the Roddenberry vision.
The man still was undeniably brilliant.