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.
I have to say, as many comparisons that have been made to current day tech and Star Trek i.e. cell phones and communicators, etc. It dawned on me as I was watching reruns of the original series that the wacky thing Uhura used to put in her ear was like connecting my blue tooth to my cell. Sigh. In way childhood fantasy has become reality in a few short decades. It amazes me every day.
Rick, Robin has one of those and we call it his Uhura. :)
I have a Trek-related YouTube video on my blog today as well. It cleverly combines Trek clips with "Time Warp" from Rocky Horror.
I'll have to check it out. The Rocky Horror thing was an early part of my fanboy days with the Interlac gang in NYC. Imagine my suprprise when the real NTY RHPS from those early days ended up in the movie FAME. It cracked me up. I guess the Time Warp/ST/ maybe even Dr. Who is a pretty funny and obvious connection. Try crossing the Time Waro with the LSH!
Um, isn't this the forty-first anniversary (1966-2007)?
Yeah, well, we're keeping the same rigor to math and science that Star Trek has.I realized the problem this morning while chatting with fellow Trek author Allyn Gibson, but couldn't get to a net connection till now. Thanks for the heads up.