Monday, August 01, 2011

Trek Thankyou to Fans

Heres a shot of the recreation-deck in Star Trek The Motion Picture which allows us to appreciate the entire crew of the starship Enterprise. Captain Kirk's been promoted to Admiral and hes the dude delivering the wonderful news about the bitter energy cloud on a direct collision heading with Earth. Scary stuff eh?

Their mission: survive V'gers great big bolts of fire and make friends with the thing. The Rec Deck falls silent. Its the moment of truth for Starfleet's bravest crew in the galaxy when the viewscreen flips on. They're the only crew available within range, of course... Way too late to back out now... still...everyones probably having second thoughts...

Why did I join Kirk's ship? Just look at those haunted faces staring at the Epsilon IX Station battling V'ger's wrath. Hey, we won't judge you for tucking tail and abandoning the Enterprise during Earth's hour of need, explains the Admiral pulling a blinder.

Image Owner/Creator: Paramount Pictures and/or CBS Studios.

So the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 crew swallow their fears despite seeing their Klingons buddies biting the dust. Why be afraid? V'Ger only intends to deactivate Earths 'carbon based units' unless they yield the creator, "The Kirk Unit." who built Voyager One. The strange, sentient, cloudlike creature/machine thing is a technologically enhanced ancient earth probe measuring two AU's across!

Sounds seriously meaningful doesn't it? So I looked it up. The V'ger cloud is 200 million miles across big but get this, V'ger is lonely and wants to experience some simple human feelings by joining with the creator. How sweet is that? I feel so emotional right now.

Amid the hundreds of Enterprise crew members staring up at the recreational deck viewer are about 150 fans and friends of the movie production. Their inclusion was the studios way of saying Thank You to the Fans for their valuable support of Star Trek over the years.

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers and Trekkies.


Maurice Mitchell said...

That was a pretty awesome scene man. It was on TV the other day and I finally got to appreciate it. I never knew there were Trekkies in the crowd. Cool

spacerguy said...

It was a sign of the times. Among the many friends and fans in this scene not all of which are visible on screen are Mille Wise, David Gerrold, BioTrimble, Susan Sackett, Paula Crist, Katherine Kurtz, Beth Moberly, Scott Dwek, Eric Doohan, Thomas Doohan, Zach Richardson, Cedric Taporco, Richard Arnold, Joan Christy, Denise Tathwell and John Watts.

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Spacerguy said...

Thank you Deirdra. I'll treasure your Best of Sci Fi Blog Award.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was a cool thing to do.
It's a shame Persis died in 1998.

Spacerguy said...

Thanks Alex, Persis Khambatta really shines through as the bald Deltan Ilia and V'ger probe in Star Trek's motion picture. She was a treasure.

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