“Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.” Well not really. There is always something, good and bad. But this past couple of weeks could be high on my list for bad. Made me have a feeling of unreality. How can this be happening?! But I have been through tough things in life before and survived, so far. But as a way of coping this time, with my near depression, I have sought some comfort in bingeing on old Star Trek shows. I had already been watching Voyager episodes but then I started watching more and now I am onto Deep Space Nine. What I love about Star Trek , besides all the great characters, sets, and costumes/make up, is how in each episode there is a big problem but then it is resolved and justice is restored to the galaxy or the Alpha, Delta, and Gamma Quadrants. I think most times the “good guys” win. I read somewhere that that is what drama is supposed to do. There is a problem or crisis and then you have the resolution and catharsis. In Star Trek there is diversity and gender equality. It is very uplifting to see (space) people respecting each other even when they have very different cultures and appearances, and women respected and in leadership roles. I know what you’re thinking, The Borg can be difficult. But I kinda like them too. As long as they don’t try to assimilate me.
My grandson was born Friday (11/18/16) This is something good. I love him very much.
This post is for Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt was to use “yes.” Featured image of Jeri Ryan, Garret Wang, and Robert Picardo by Sol Ami on Flickr.
Today is the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. Star Trek fans can knock themselves out with all the coverage on the LA Times about Star Trek history, Boldly Celebrating 50 Years of Star Trek’s Television, Movies, and More. Did you know that Captain Kirk fought the Gorn at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in Southern California? Or that Facebook has special Star Trek emojis for a limited time. Would you like to read about the original TV Set for the first Star Trek? You can read all about it here. And while you’re at it be sure to ” Live long and prosper! ”
The Smithsonian has restored the original model of the Enterprise from the original Star Trek series. There will be a documentary about it on the Smithsonian Channel and the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek is coming up soon. Yay!
From Smithsonian.com, a post that every Star Trek fan would love to read. This includes excerpts from a new book, “The Fifty Year Mission: The First 25 Years,” by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman. The book is made up of a series of interviews of the people involved with original Star Trek series. I did not realize that Lucille Ball and her Desilu Studio was the first to pick up the show at the very beginning.
If you would like to read several interviews from the cast, producers, the creator Gene Roddenberry, and others, check out this link above.
Spotted this on Yahoo Movies. The cast of Star Trek Beyond is mounting this campaign to raise funds for worthy causes in memory of Leonard Nemoy. This week the donations are to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Nice idea. If you contribute you can be eligible to be in the new Star Trek movie coming out next Summer.
I love Star Trek and all the alien species who populate the series. Some of the aliens are the Klingons, the Vulcans and the Ferengi. I suspect some of our corporations and Wall Street may be run by Ferengi. The Ferengi think profit is supreme and they have several rules they live by called The Rules of Acquisition. One of these rules is never put family before business. Even though the Ferengi are pretty funny they are not my favorite characters.
One of my favorite characters is the Vulcan Mr. Spock. I was sad when the original actor,Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock recently passed. He was so great in the role I was skeptical, when the new Star Trek movies were coming out, that a new actor could fill the part as well. I think Zachary Quinto has done it. Something Spock was known for was “the Vulcan Mind Meld.” He employed it when other forms of communication failed or when he wanted to have a meeting of the minds with humans or other species.
Here are a few Mild Meld scenes via Russ Hany on You Tube entitled Don’t Forget Mind Meld:
Spock and another character Dr. McCoy were often at odds with each other. Dr. McCoy did not like that Spock was so unemotional and stubbornly logical. In the new Star Trek films the relationship continues the same.