Happy 41st birthday, Star Trek!
Forty one years ago today, on a little network called NBC, a little TV show from Desilu hit the airwaves for the first time with an episode entitled "The Man Trap" or as everybody else knows it, the one with the salt vampire.
Six TV series and 726 episodes later (not to mention ten movies with a new one on the way, twelve comic book series and a passel of mini-series and one shots, video games, role-playing games, books, e-books, and that Power Records book and LP with the Neal Adams cover — oh, don’t give me that look, you know the one) Star Trek has grossed billions of dollars and changed the world as we know it.
As one of the thousands of people who’s worked on the franchise and through my own small contributions helped build on this marvelous future, I’d like to offer my congratulations to all the people who helped make it happen and all the people who watch it with us, and here’s hoping we still keep it going where we’ve never gone before.
Now, if I only had a way to somehow link this post with yesterday’s birthday post for Monty Python… oh, wait, I do:
UPDATE 9:44 PM: Okay, so I can’t count– it’s 41 years, not 40. Been bopped on the head with one too many tribbles.