To boldly go… – Part 1: A small recap.

I was supposed to write a post on my trip to Fan Expo, but this will have to wait. Today is too important to miss out on it…

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first television airing of a small sci-fi show called Star Trek. Some of you may have heard about it but, for those who didn’t, here’s a small summary:

Star Trek was about a crew on a starship named U.S.S. Enterprise, led by Captain James T. Kirk, along with his loyal first officer, the half-Vulcan, half-human, Commander Spock, as well as the bridge crew. Each week, they would seek out new life and new civilizations, discover strange new worlds, and boldly go where no one has gone before. The first episode, called The Man Trap first aired on September 8, 1966. Afterwards, the original series ran from 1966 to 1969, until cancellation, spanning 79 episodes in all, and changing history of science-fiction forever.

Eventually, movies and new series were produced. With new ships and crews, as well as the original crew and the good old Enterprise. In all, it is seven series, which makes 726 episodes and 10 movies. Something to keep any newbie Trekkie busy on long winter nights.

Lately, a new series has been announced, which would be called Star Trek: Discovery and, although the first episode will be airing on cable TV, all episodes will be mostly available online through the CBS All-Access platform. It is a move I find questionable from CBS, as the series will probably end up being highly pirated on torrent websites. Well, it is their loss.

Anyhow, this will cover the first part if my blog entries about Star Trek, as I’ve realized that I had enough material to write a small novel, and I wouldn’t want to bore any of my readers with interminable blog posts. Stay tuned for the second part of this article, as I would take a more personal look about Star Trek and how it influenced my life. End of line.



About Amelyn

Born in the glorious year of 1985, Amelyn (called Ame by her friends) is an avid comics fan, a video games collector, a cartoons enthusiast, a sci-fi geek and many other things. She loves kitties, the Martian Manhunter, Snickers bars and pizza-flavoured Pringles, among many other things. The thing she hates the most is not being taken seriously in the geekdom, because of her status as a woman. "Girls loves Deadpool, too!", she would say. Besides collecting, reading and sleeping, her others hobbies would include game modding. Her friends would confirm that she spent as much time as playing Fallout as she spent time modding it. Also, she would always finish her blog post with the term "End of line".
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