Set Phasers on Mid-Life Crisis
September 8, 2006 9:57 AM Subscribe
Star Trek is forty today. The basics of the series are well-known, the cultural impact is worldwide, and the letter-writing campaign to get a third season out of the network has spawned thousands of imitators, though only a very few are ever successful. The show has spawned twenty-seven other series and five hundred movies. (Okay, maybe not that many.) Though exhorted by the original series' star to Get a life, the fans of Star Trek -- whether they call themselves Trekkies or Trekkers -- are without a doubt the
nutbars inspiration for the joys and insanity of all media fandom which has followed. I am proud to name myself among them.
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