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Is Star Trek More than Just Another 'Blast'??Over the Christmas holidays, my eldest son James and I did a little bit of "male bonding" by going together to watch the latest Star Trek movie: STAR TREK: GENERATIONS. It was lots of fun to watch as the U.S.S. Enterprise seems to be getting faster and larger every time they make a new movie. As a 40+ year old babyboomer, I can remember watching the original STAR TREK episodes, as a teenager, with good old Captain James Kirk and the irreplacable Mr. Spock. My son James wanted to know if I used to watch the STAR TREK episodes in "black & white". He finds it hard to imagine that we had colour "back in my day". James and I both like the future orientation of the episodes: doors opening by voice, food appearing whenever you want it. Maybe it appeals to our lazy side.
Both James and I really enjoyed this latest STAR TREK movie. We found it to be action- packed and full of unpredictable adventures. The highlights of the movie for us were the explosion and then subsequent saving of the distant planet, as well as the remarkable crash-landing of the massive U.S.S. Enterprise. Why has STAR TREK appealed to so many generations of viewers? We believe that there is more to STAR TREK than just the action. The greatest drawing card is the continual search for something beyond. The STAR TREK motto is: "To Boldly Go Where No Man has Gone Before". A Deep Cove friend of mine said to me a while back: "People are searching, more than you would imagine". To me, STAR TREK is an outer and visible symbol of the inner and invisible searching that is going on in most of our hearts even right now. Most of us wonder from time to time what life is all about. We wonder where we came from. We wonder where we are going to.
STAR TREK for many symbolizes far more than just another fantasy trip. Click to find out why...An article from the January 1995 Deep Cove Crier
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