But Star Trek…hold onto your ridges, Mister Worf.
A comedian I joyously got to meet last night was held accountable for his days playing on the PC videogame Star Trek Online, and I saw how he backed up like he was apologising for indulging in the practise, that it diminished his deserving cool factor.
I say to thee, new friend…never be ashamed.
All of us on this planet fly through this life so quickly, so fleetingly, and I bet you ten bucks that the majority don’t really place enough passion into something they love. Yes, there’s music, movies, other people, politics, endangerments to things they care about like the environment, social inequalities…
And for a select few, creative fiction of unimportance to the grand scheme of things that bring joy to the few that know nothing else.
But for me, I look towards the future of the human race, and Star Trek has always been the definitive representation of how we as a species can evolve into something more, devoid of aspects that divide us like territory, currency, violence and prejudice. As a television series though, it was the ultimate situational experiment set in the vacuum of space, placing the human condition in all its forms in a futuristic setting that explored facets we tend to overlook in ourselves in this modern agenda.
Furthermore…who wouldn’t want to captain a starship, with warp drive and phasers?
And, finally empowered with social commentary that places me into a pigeon-hole that I am fully capable of decorating with fictional innuendo and passion in my voice remarked, “There’s nothing quite like seeing your ship that you’ve set up YOURSELF floating with fantastic speed through the stars. And I’m proud to proclaim myself commander of the best starship a young, stupid Trekkie can ever have, the USS Fantastic.”
At least one comedian laughed. 🙂