Monday, September 08, 2008

Trek Birthday



When people ask me if I've always been a fan of Star Trek, I invariably reply, "No, just since September 8, 1966."

Happy 42nd Birthday, Trek!

16 comments:

David Amulet said...

There may be better actors. There may be better shows.

But there are no better shirts.

Happy b-day, Trek!

WomanHonorThyself said...

wowza dats a longggggggggggggg time girl!

cube said...

david: I may disagree with some of
your statement, but I'd gladly raise a glass of Romulan ale in toast to that last part.

woman: I was but a mere babe *wink* *wink*

Anonymous said...

Cube,

You a Star Trek fan???

Who Knew?

I was more of a lost in space kid at the time! Never really got too involved with the show during the original production. I was tangentially involved in a fued revolving about the show that resulted in a rather severe punishment fo my best bud at the time. It rather colred my view of the show at the time as well.

Around about 1972 or so one of the three UHF channels in Boston (Channel 56) began broadcasting the reruns and it was then I got hooked. remember the glory days of UHF before cable?

Anyway, my understanding is that is how the majority of people got the fever and is what gave rise to the cartoon series (which I loved) and the feature film in 1979.

Great show, great cast, except clearly George Takai was the better choice for Captain :0

QueeQueg

Papa Frank said...

Just wait until nanc gets here and starts mumbling about golf again.........love ya nanc!!! ;)

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Great show, great cast, except clearly George Takai was the better choice for Captain :0

I would have loved to have seen a spin-off with George Takei in command of the Excelsior.

cube said...

QQ: Better late than never. At least you didn't let an unfortunate childhood incident mar you for life.

BTW do I detect sarcasm in your George Takei statement or are you trying to goad me into a neverending Trek argument like I have with my sister?

Clearly, Kirk was the superior choice for Captain.

cube said...

papa frank: lol! So true. She'll be here any minute now. Fore!

wordsmith: So did George Takai. He was lobbying pretty hard for it.

Brooke said...

Wooooo!

Part-y! :)

Salubrina said...

all these posts, and no one dared utter those infamous words....

live long and prosper?

yikes.

cube - thanks for the visit to my blog. come back anytime. :-)

p.s.
fave star trek episode - trouble with tribbles

fave star trek: tng episode - any with majel barrett harrassing picard

Kris said...

i am a total trekkie too. this is hard for many of my friends to believe. this fact can be blamed on my brother...

kw

cube said...

brooke: yeah, you missed the Romulan ale keg. The Klingon blood wine was a big hit too ;-)

salubrina: Not many Vulcans out there, I guess ;-)

I liked the tribbles ep, also, The Devil In The Dark, The Doomsday Machine. Many others.

cube said...

kris: Ha, in my house the order was reversed. I'm the oldest sibling and got hooked on Trek from the very first episode.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Is it just me, or does Obama remind anyone of that Vulcan on Star Trek Voyager?

cube said...

wordsmith: It may be just you. I don't see it at all. I remember that Vulcan from Star Trek, and Obama is nothing like that Vulcan.

Anyone else care to chime in?

Kris said...

it was the vulcan on ST voyager, not on the original star trek...
but no, they look nothing alike

kw