Monday, October 17, 2016

I WAS A SUCKER FOR STAR TREK WHEN I WAS A KID

Star Trek is awesome. Obviously, acting is a lot harder than it looks on television. Remembering lines learned off by heart takes effort but trying to pronounce all of "Star Treks" terminology must be frustrating considering trek's 16 hour work days...

The good news is Fans can now look forward to Star Trek: Discovery set to premiere in 2017.

President Barack Obama watched Star Trek a lot when he was a kid. So why has Star Trek lasted for over 50 years? Here from the White House is trekkie Barack explaining why Star Trek continues to boldly fascinate us mere mortals on Planet Earth.




What made the show lasting – it wasn't about technology – it was about values and human relationships. Trek is “really talking about a notion of a common humanity and a confidence in our ability to solve problems.”

Enjoy the video everyone. Live long and prosper trekkers.

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The president digs Star Trek and The Martian? That is rather cool.
The show has always been about people and humanity, no matter what the race or situation.

Bish Denham said...

It was the stories which, even if a bit dated, are still pertinent today.

James Pailly said...

Wow, he did a really good job summing up what Star Trek--and science fiction in general--is all about!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The human element and the possibilities ahead of us are what brought us in. (I'm sure the special effects were a little more special in the 1960's.)

Tony Laplume said...

I don't think any president has so thoroughly embraced, or been embraced by, pop culture, which was pretty cool.

Nicola said...

I love Star Trek - I was a big fan of William Shatner's Kirk and also of Patrick Stewart. I think the new movies do it justice - they are awesome!! Looking forward to the next one. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Jeffrey Scott said...

That's interesting Obama is a Star Trek fan.
It's always interesting when you discover a celebrity is a fan of a show you love so well. I'm always stoked when I learn a celebrity is a fan of Star Trek, Doctor Who or some other favourite show/film of mine.

Crystal Collier said...

It was a soap opera in space! That's right. We all bought into a SPACE OPERA! =)

Susan Kane said...

You are so right. Star Trek became what it is now were the characters and their friendship, their personal growth. I love that.

Ellie Garratt said...

I hadn't seen this before. Awesome!

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