May 25, 2009
I have no idea why. Until the new movie came out, I hadn't watched Star Trek (on a regular basis) in over 20 years! Until a few weeks ago, I didn't even know that there was a Star Trek V and Star Trek VI. Sorry.
How in the TOS universe, the only truly happy people are the criminals, like Harry Mudd and Cyrano Jones. The desk-bound paper-pushers are always so uptight and miserable. When the military (Starfleet) are the loose canons, society has got problems.
Back in the 60's, everybody in my neighborhood was into Trek. The Nielsen people got it wrong; Star Trek was a hit among kids, tweens and teenagers. The real question is why (at this age) I'm still into Trek!
I had such a great time in Parsippany. Despite the rain, despite the dismal surroundings, Trek lives! I need to talk Trek and I can't wait until April.