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Phew!

William Shatner, the 90-year-old perhaps best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, flew 100km up into space in a Blue Origin rocket today. He and the other crew members returned safely to Earth ten minutes later.

In completely unrelated news, all those planning to zap Jeff Bezos with a phaser are asked to please stand down.

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It’s September 8th, and the 55th anniversary of the first airing of Star Trek: The Original Series. Now, I was always a Star Wars fan first and foremost* but Mr Man persuaded me to revisit and reassess, and I’m glad he did. The more geeky space fun, the better, as far as I’m concerned.

Want to know more, or commune with fellow Trekkies basking in the glory that is the Trekiverse? Click through for links to the annual Star Trek Day celebration:

Star Trek Day 2021: Celebrate 55 years of Trek with live panels and more tonight | Space

In closing…

(You know what I’m going to say, which also says something about the remarkable reach of this show into the global consciousness.)

Live long, and prosper.

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* The show had ended by the time I was ready for such things, and without a television even reruns were off the table. Hard to obsess over a series that you can’t watch!

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So somehow I missed First Contact Day. You know, the day Vulcans pass by Earth just as Dr. Zefram Cochrane makes the first human warp flight in the Phoenix

As recorded in the historical document Star Trek: First Contact.

Right. Anyway, I missed it. The good news is that the real thing won’t take place until 2063. We still have time for benevolent alien species,* a future of livable space ships, the Federation, currency-free economy, and peace on Earth.

What do you say we get started:)

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* Granted, there are a lot of ways this could go: String theorist Michio Kaku: ‘Reaching out to aliens is a terrible idea’.

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‘Star Trek’ Star Leonard Nimoy Dies

So sad. His artistic vision, creativity and (of course) Spock, will be missed.

* Edited to add a link to his obituary, detailing more on the extensive range of Nimoy’s experiences and abilities, in The New York Times.

** Here’s another nice piece by Emily Asher-Perrin on the Tor.com blog: Goodbye, Mr. Nimoy — What Spock Meant to One Geeky 12-Year-Old Girl.

*** Here’s a great piece from NPR recalling Leonard Nimoy’s Advice To A Biracial Girl In 1968. As a biracial geek girl I wish I’d seen this advice growing up.

**** Also, from Astronaut Terry Virts, currently on the International Space Station…

 

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What’s happening? Ottawa Comiccon, that’s what’s happening!

In a few short hours my weekend will start and I’ll be off to bask in the glories of my fellow geeks. Just skimming the headlines, tonight it’s Billy Dee Williams and LeVar Burton, tomorrow it’s Jewel Staite and Summer Glau, then Sunday it’s Wil Wheaton and Captain Tight Pants Himself, Nathan Fillion🙂 And more, so much more, plus a posse of costumed people sure to bring cheer to even the rainiest of days.

Does it get any better than this? Nay, I think not.

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