Today is Star Trek Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    Long ago, in the depths of the cold war, America had a prophet arrive. He spoke not of religious texts and damnation, but instead provided us with a vision of the future so hope-filled, so compelling, that it has indelibly marked the imaginations of man-kind ever since. Star Trek Day celebrates that vision, and the man who created it, Gene Roddenberry.

    To today’s audiences, the original Star Trek series can seem hackneyed, corny, and even incredibly racist when viewed through the modern lens. To view it in this way overlooks the incredible strides that were made during it’s production, and how unthinkable some of the elements found within were. Consider if you will, Lieutenant Pavel Andreievich Chekov, a officer of Russian descent serving on board an American starship. In the days of the ‘Red Communist Threat’ this concept was inconceivable, but Gene dreamed of a day where it would be possible.

    Then there was Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, who stood out not only by being a female officer on the deck of a naval vessel (since all starships are considered part of the Navy) but by being of African-American descent. Both of these elements created an incredible story for her, her position as fourth in command of the USS Enterprise not undermined by her position as a glorified telephone operator.

    Star Trek speaks of a hope-filled future where our nationality no longer matters, and yet each of our personal heritages is still something we can be proud of. We are all citizens of the same universe, and at the end of the day that’s all that matters.

  2. My all time favourite episode of the original series.
    ‘The trouble with Tribbles’.

    I did used to be frightened by the starship enterprise, the way it came at you from one side of the screen, to the other, in the start credits. I used to hide behind a pillow. (Grew out of it, in my 30’s.:thumbsup:).
  3. Why was Lt. Uhura hacked off?

    Because William Shatner.
    I thank you.
  4. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    Live long and prosper.
    I always wanted one of the communicators, a bit like the flip phones we all had a few years ago.
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  5. A classic episode! As is the Deep Space 9, Original series crossdresser episode ‘Trials and Tribble-ations’
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  6. May the force.... oh, wait.

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  7. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    So many of Gene Roddenberry’s gadgets are here now. I always wonder if the inventors were inspired by his ideas.
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  8. It is amazing. I’ve got a Transporter sitting in the driveway.
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  9. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

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    I think it’s close.
  11. It's behind you, Malc :eek:
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  12. Grew up with the original series. Loved it to bits. I liked The Next Generation too. Not so keen on the spin offs.
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  13. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    My old landline phone in my studio at our place in Sydney.
    I don't even know if it works, we haven't had a landline for at least 10 years.

  14. Sad. So sad...
  15. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    I'm a nerd, a geek and proud of it. :D

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  16. The little Luke Skywalker character in that picture is such a random choice from all the available material in the films!!
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  17. Voyage was better Captain Janeway and seven of nine
    Worth watching
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  18. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    I loved original Star Trek :)

    However, I’ve got that stupid Star Trekking song going round in my head now!

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