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Star Trek Heaven

Got home from work last night and turned on the tube.  It's pretty much the first thing I do whenever I get home or whenever I get up.  Big surprise there, I'm sure. Anyway - - - - while flipping channels, imagine my joy to discover that it was Star Trek night on Biography.  They played a few different documentaries.  One was about Star Trek's influence on pop culture, and one was even a retrospective and comparison of all the different Captains (for the record, I love Picard and Janeway).  They even finished it off with William Shatner's biography. I was in Star Trek heaven.

So yes, I am a big Trekkie.  Over the years, I watched every series faithfully (ok, except for "Enterprise", but hey, no one else watched it either).  I can say "Live Long and Prosper" with both hands, and I'm pretty good at the Vulcan mind meld.  I'm happy to debate the virtues of the Prime Directive, and the planet I'd most like to visit is Bajor (I totally dig their ear piercings).  One day I'd even like to learn some Klingon.

Several years ago on a business trip to Vegas, we made it a point to stop at the Las Vegas Hilton and visit the Star Trek Experience.  We went on the tour, through the museum, and on the ride.  We bought trinkets at the souvenir shop, where I had my photo taken with each of the Characters (ok, so it was their cardboard cut-outs).  We also stopped by Quark's bar, which I must confess I swiped a menu from.  Best time I ever had in Vegas, and you all know how much I hate Vegas.

Being a purist, I really didn't enjoy the most recent movie incarnation.  A new young punk Kirk just wasn't my thing (and Christopher Pine's uni-brow was a total turn-off).  But - I hear a sequel is coming out sometime in 2012.  Will I be there?  Darn right!  Make it so!


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