Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors! Happy Monday to all! I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a very good one, I can't complain about much of anything at all. I thought I would do a week of Star Trek Quotes. I don't consider myself a Trekkie, I don't remember enough details about episode numbers, special guests, things about all the ships or races that inhabit the trek universe. I like the story of Star Trek and the vision of Gene Roddenberry.
Circa 1971 - Five year old Little Tommy is watching TV on a small black & white GE TV that belonged to his older brother Joe. Saturday Night after dinner was Star Trek, Roller Derby & Creature Feature. Those evenings only lasted for a few years before the flood came in 1973 and washed everything away and Joe graduated from High School to hit the road working for Burlington Northern Railroads. While short, I have fond memories of those couple of years and the enjoyment of Saturday night with Jerry & Joe. The most enduring part of those evenings was Star Trek and I remember how shocked I was seeing it in color for the first time in 1975. I remember how excited I was in 1987 to see the opening of The Next Generation and I have a real fondness for Deep Space Nine and the stories spun around it.
As I have gotten older I have appreciated the hopeful vision for Gene Roddenberry all the more. It does not take a lot of imagination to see things going wrong, to imagine terrible futures individually or collectively. Dystopian writing to me is among the least creative and imaginative. Don't get me wrong I like a good dystopian novel, movie or video game, but there seems to be far too many of them these days. We all know as adults that it takes no effort to move towards dystopia - just neglect things and they will get worse, it is guaranteed!
Grow and progress take effort, sacrifice and and imagined better place that we can arrived at if given the time and sustained pursuit of the elusive great good. Star Trek embodies that for me (well at least the Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager.) I am not so sure about later editions of Trek.
Two quotes from Mr. Roddenberry and the original opening. Enjoy!
"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
"Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow - it's not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans." - Gene Roddenberry
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It used to be the thing talked about 20 years ago, do we now embrace it?
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My apologies if I ramble at times. This is a difficult
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Thanks for listening when I wander off.
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