My Over-Indulgent Star Trek 50

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  1. James Tiberius Kirk (the original)
  2. See #2 below – Faith of the Heart – every dream of the future
  3. Being able to grow up with something positive to believe in
  4. Any episode where Kirk was topless
  5. Any episode with Kirk
  6. Lt. Uhura & knowing that women can go into space
  7. Getting to discuss a potential sound track with The Voyage Home with Leonard Nimoy!
  8. Inspiration for NASA
  9. Did I mention James T. Kirk?
  10. Amok Time
  11. Gene Roddenberry’s optimism for the human race
  12. The future
  13. Multi-racial crew
  14. I admit it, the Tribbles are a hoot
  15. Inspiration for the future
  16. Literally saved NASA
  17. Nichelle Nichols recruitment of female astronauts
  18. Worf as my 2nd favorite ST character
  19. Cast members morphing into advocates for space exploraton
  20. A panel I once experienced with Roddenberry, Carl Sagan, and Ray Bradberry
  21. Two hour 1 on 1 interview with Roddenberry
  22. Hanging out with James Doohan at a shuttle launch
  23. Getting to meet Leonard Nimoy
  24. Hanging out at an art show with George Takei
  25. Getting the opportunity to tell Nichelle Nichols how she inspired my life
  26. Going to a black-tie function where some of the original cast were guests
  27. The fact that Roddenberry had cast members including a Russian, African, and Japanese
  28. The Klingons were representative of the USSR
  29. Theorizing, that one day, Spock would screw up so badly the whole universe would change
  30. Knowing I was right about Spock screwing up so badly he changed the universe
  31. Wondering what Q would do next
  32. The Gamesters of Triskelion was one of the sexier episodes (Kirk)
  33. Did I mention James T. Kirk, the original?
  34. Sir Patrick Stewart reciting Shakespere
  35. The metaphor of baseball in Deep Space Nine
  36. Worf and opera
  37. Getting to see John Williams conduct Star Trek music – live
  38. Roddenberry’s desire to give kids something noble and positive
  39. Watching Trekkies grow up, move out of their parents’ basement & conquer the world
  40. All those Trek inspired gadgets
  41. USS Enterprise
  42. Mirror Mirror & Kirk’s costume
  43. Watching our world grow into Star Trek
  44. The reverence the various casts have for NASA
  45. Standing in line 2 hours to see ST:TMP & the euphoria of seeing old friends thought lost forever
  46. Learning how to be a political actvist
  47. Realizing that I was right about the future, NASA & Trek
  48. The heartbreak of losing ST:TOS & the victory of the motion picture & The Next Generation
  49. James T. Kirk – the eternal male
  50. Space Shuttle Enterprise

 

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