Saturday, September 8, 2012

46th Anniversary Of Star Trek (Yes For Even Those Black Men Near 50 Who Are Also Gamers, But I Am 37 And Can Fix Those Games Consoles Thanks To This Show!) Oh Well!

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and its crew, led by Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), first officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and chief medical officer Dr. Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley), in the 23rd century. Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose:

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

The series was produced from 1966-67 by Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television from 1968-69. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969.[2] Although this television series had the title of Star Trek, it later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series (Star Trek: TOS or TOS) to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began. Star Trek's Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network canceled it after three seasons and 79 episodes. Nevertheless, the show had a major influence on popular culture and it became a cult classic in broadcast syndication during the 1970s. The show eventually spawned a franchise, consisting of five additional television series, 11 theatrical films, and numerous books, games, and other products.

The Cast:

William Shatner


William Alan Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the ... Wikipedia

Born: March 22, 1931 (age 81), Montreal
Spouse: Elizabeth Shatner (m. 2001), Nerine Kidd(m. 1997–1999), More
Children: Melanie Shatner, Lisabeth Shatner,Leslie Carol Shatner
Albums: Seeking Major Tom, Has Been, The Transformed Man, William Shatner Live, Live

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Leonard Nimoy 


Leonard Simon Nimoy is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. Nimoy's most famous role is that of Spock in the original Star Trek series, and in multiple film, television, and video-game sequels. Wikipedia

Born: March 26, 1931 (age 81), Boston
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Books: Full Body Project, I Am Spock, I Am Not Spock, Shekhina, Will I think of you?, More
Spouse: Susan Bay (m. 1988), Sandra Zober (m. 1954–1987)
Songs: Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, Highly Illogical, If I Had a Hammer, Proud Mary, More

George Takei 


George Hosato Takei is an American actor and author, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. Wikipedia

Born: April 20, 1937 (age 75), Los Angeles
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Spouse: Brad Altman (m. 2008)
Books: To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe, To the Stars Autobiography George Takei
Education: University of California, Los Angeles(1964), More

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DeForest Kelley 


Jackson DeForest Kelley was an American actor known for his iconic roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek. Wikipedia

Born: January 20, 1920, Toccoa
Died: June 11, 1999, Woodland Hills
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Spouse: Carolyn Dowling (m. 1945–1999)
Siblings: Ernest Casey Kelley

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Nichelle Nichols (IF You Did Not Have A Crush On This Women You Had A Problem!)


Nichelle Nichols is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Wikipedia

Born: December 28, 1932 (age 79), Robbins
Siblings: Thomas Nichols
Books: Saturna's quest, Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories
Children: Kyle Johnson
Spouse: Duke Mondy (m. 1968–1972), Foster Johnson (m. 1951–1951)

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James Doohan


James Montgomery "Jimmy" Doohan was a Canadian character and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Wikipedia

Born: March 3, 1920, Vancouver
Died: July 20, 2005, Redmond
Spouse: Wende Braunberger (m. 1974–2005),Anita Yagel (m. 1967–1972), Janet Young (m. 1949–1964)
Children: Christopher Doohan, Deirdre Doohan,Thomas Doohan, Sarah Doohan, More
Books: The privateer, Star Trek: Shadows on the Sun (Star Trek Audio), More


Walter Koenig 


Walter Marvin Koenig is an American actor, writer, teacher and director, known for his roles as Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Alfred Bester in Babylon 5. He wrote the script for the 2008 science fiction legal thriller InAlienable. Wikipedia

Born: September 14, 1936 (age 75), Chicago
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Spouse: Judy Levitt (m. 1965)
Books: Warped factors, Chekov's Enterprise: A Personal Journal of the Making of Star Trek, Orson the Alien!
Children: Andrew Koenig, Danielle Koenig

Majel Barrett (Not Many People knew She Was Married To Gene Roddenberry, except for us Trekkie's)  She was the First Lady of Star Trek! An has played a role in just about every Star Trek Series.


Majel Barrett-Roddenberry was an American actress and producer. She is best known for her role as Nurse Christine Chapel in the original Star Trek series, Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation, ... Wikipedia

Born: February 23, 1932, Columbus
Died: December 18, 2008, Bel-Air
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Spouse: Gene Roddenberry (m. 1969–1991)
Children: Rod Roddenberry

The Cast of Star Trek 

Personal Note:  

If you have ever had a passion for the sciences and did not know where you got it, It was probably Star Trek!  Yes, I would say that most of the gadgets you and I both use today are because of this show. Got an Iphone? Star Trek. Got any type of pad device? Yup, Star Trek. Siri sent you to my site? Yes, it's an concept from Star Trek.

This show inspired men and women to create and think of some of the best devices in use today, period!  The show also helped deal with racial tension during it's run on NBC during the mid 60's.  It dealt with everything from race relation to politics, environmental issues and gender issues.  This show did it with only three seasons and 79 episodes which is still playing right now somewhere in the world in any number of languages.  Not really too glad about the reboot and the time line difference in the new remake but it was still a good movie! 

When Voyager went off the air in 2001, it left a big void in the Science Fiction Universe.  The original show was a head of it's time, "that's why fans did not get it at first" and the later show were just too smart and advance for the average viewer.  Plus most kids today with good math and science skills are not pointed to those fields as they once were. Now they are Bankers and Wall Street Risk Takers. The thing we actually need the least today.  

All I can say is that Being an older man who did go in the route of Computers and Electronics was due to this show and the others that followed.  Don't be afraid to be a nerd, but knowing you are one and not putting it to use is something you should feel sad about.  Sure, you may now be around those who seem to get the things you want now, in time your hard work will get you those things 2 times over.  It all start with hard work and belief in yourself.

Nothing is wrong with being a gamer today or at any age, but how many people will believe you when you say "Hey, I can fix those things too?" Strive for it!

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