A few thoughts on today’s announcement of a new Star Trek series.
I don’t want my only option to be the new, George Lucas inspired, new special effects versions. I want the show that my dad introduced me to. The show that had me pointing excitedly somewhere behind me and over my shoulder, exclaiming ‘Speeeeshhh!’ as the _Enterprise_ flew by in the opening credits. The show I grew up with.
A treasure I found a long time ago, and recently reacquired from my brother. Star Trek Story Record #8, Power Records BR 513, _still in the shrink wrap_. This set includes the LP and a comic book with two stories: _A Mirror for Futility_ by Alan Dean Foster, and _The Time Stealer_ by Cary Bates and Neal Adams.
Star Trek turns 42 today. Happy Birthday, Trek! ;)
Really. Thanks to TrekMovie.com for posting this excerpt from a radio interview with Kevin…
When I first heard that work was beginning on a new Star Trek film, I suppose you could have described my first response as more cautious than optimistic. However, as more and more details appear, I’m moving more and more towards the ‘optimism’ side of things.
Steampunk Star Trek!
Don’t let faux Klingons send real Americans to war. It’s wrong.
The professor spent a few minutes talking about the Mongol’s invasion techniques, which were simple but could be fairly ruthless. After summarizing this, he commented, ‘really, they were pretty close to the Borg.’
As much as I enjoy Trek, I’ve never really explored the literary Trek work terribly much over the years. Any recommendations from others out there who might have explored more of the printed Trek universe?