Wednesday, September 08, 2004

The New York Times - Fans Hope Suns Can Rise Again on 'Star Trek'

The New York Times - Fans Hope Suns Can Rise Again on 'Star Trek'

Personally I'm a big Star Trek fan. I think most of everything I've learned about everyday life, I've learned from Star Trek. I believe mankind is good, and the human race will stand the test of time because we have the ability to overcome all odds. Star Trek has taught me this. It has shown me that there is nothing I cannot do if I really want to. It has helped me over come may obstacles with the use of logic, or on rare occasions when logic doesn't work, my gut feeling.

I know I'm not the only one passionate about Star Trek. Logically I say let "Enterprise" run it's course then let it die off. That way when it comes back it will come back big and make a lot of people happy (and others a lot of money). On the other hand, emotionally, I want it to go on. I want to see the crew of "Enterprise" make it on the big screen. I want a Star Trek series set in the 29th century. I want to see James T. Kirk come back. I want to see a movie that encompasses The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise (Voyager was intentionally left out). I even want to see shows about other people in the Star Trek universe. I know most of all that will be left to fan fiction, but that doesn't make me want it any less. I also know, having is not so pleasing as wanting. It is not logical, but often true.


James said...

Your argument that mankind is basically bad, is a compelling argument. None the less I still believe mankind is basically good. Granted, all we ever hear about are the bad things, but what about the good?

Granted I'm a nerd and can only relate this subject to computer stuff, but take open source for example. It's free for everyone to use and change, as long as you keep the good thing going. That doesn't make close source bad, but it's a good thing that enriches all of our lives. When was the last time you hear of one person that does something ground breaking? It's usually a team of people, or someone who was inspired from the works of others and built off of it.

It amazes me what can be accomplished when a few individuals seek a common goal. I find myself seeking others opinions on projects, because I know I'll disagree with them, but they'll make me think of something I haven't thought of before.

If you want to get down to it, let's move to one of my favorite subjects... discrimination of commonly overlooked things. In this case, you're discriminating against humans. Because I'm a human being, you think I'm a bad person. I say judge me on my actions and nothing else. Not my race, not my religion, not my sex, not my occupation, not by anything other than my actions. Granted I'm not perfect. I will make mistakes in life, but I will learn from those mistakes. It is our experiences in life that makes us who we are.

On a side note. I'm not a 4 year old. Since then I've made a lot of mistakes and learned many new things.

James said...

And I seriously thought I was going to be able to make it all the way through the day without a 9/11 reference.