Monday, February 24, 2020

ISAAC ASIMOV SPEAKS

Isaac Asimov, (lifelong friend of Gene Roddenberry) had this to say at a NYC Star Trek Convention in 1973 which I believe you'll find fascinating.

They (producers/actors) speak about the mission of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 being to boldly go (a split infinitive I heard every single time) to boldly go where no man has ever gone before.




They (Paramount Pictures/Gene Roddenberry) mean it primarily I suppose, "territorially" they're visiting stars that no man has till then, ever visited. The crew of the starship Enterprise are going through vast distances (at warpspeed 😁) no man has ever penetrated.

 

 In addition here is a brave crew encountering problems that man has not faced. Star Trek really presented the Brotherhood of intelligence (Federation/Starfleet), it mattered not what form the intelligence (lifeforms) took or what kind of universe the intelligence built for it.

 If it (alien lifeforms) was intelligent it was intelligent enough to build a culture, then it had the right to live in that culture. It had the right to exist and be and no other culture had a right to interfere with it as long as it was not endangering cultures beyond itself.

So trekkers what is Captain Kirk/Picards starship Enterprise primary mission objective?

In over 50 years the USS Enterprise has been upgraded, defended and battled it out while meeting new lifeforms. The quest for knowledge continues while keeping the peace in the galaxy.

Does Captain Picard chit chatting with Romulans in Star Trek Picard sit well with you?

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers.

17 comments:

  1. Well, he's no longer on the Enterprise, so yes. And despite their shortcomings, he was trying to help a race survive. And all races have shortcomings.

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    1. Captain Picard was known for making speeches Alex and upholding the Federations rule of law in trekverse, I guess times are changing. So much hazeri is running rife now which has upped the ante.

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  2. A Star Trek convention in 1973? Wow, that was a long time ago.

    I really like the Picard show.

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    1. A lot of the fans who attended are probably in their 60's and 70's now - speaking of which Elyse Rosenstein, early Star Trek convention organizer, has just died at 69. May she RIP.

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  3. Was that the first Star Trek convention?

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    1. If we're talking real numbers here as in thousands of fans, 1973 was the 2nd Star Trek Convention Liz which attracted 6,000 people. The first, "star Trek lives" debuted in NYC. It was 1972 and 3,000 fans from all over appeared which is a true credit to Joan Winston and her friends.

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  4. I'm enjoying the new Picard. He is trying to help a new lifeform survive of the AI variety, and one that has not been replicated since Data if I am understanding what is going on correctly.

    The Romulans seem to always have their own agenda's and was surprising that the Federation had change so much. But I guess all civilizations degrade with time while also moving forward in other ways, as our history proves and possibly our here and now as history evolves.

    I thought it interesting them showing Picards life and other choices after Star Fleet. And, I loved seeing Seven of Nine.

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  5. Star Trek Picard is Great Juneta - so much fun information to watch and enjoy. I'm enjoying the "rollercoaster" and blogging at the same time! Seven of Nine, Yesss! Finally.

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  6. It is because of this philosophy that Trek still matters and why the franchise has grown through the decades.

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  7. Certainly Armchair Squid, Star Trek still draws major audiences enough from around the world for CBS and Amazon to stream in 200 countries which was really unheard of in 1966 or 1987.

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    1. Absolutely and with plans to expand with even more series. I'm just so glad Trek is back on television. The movies are fun but the small screen is home base.

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  8. The Picard show is excellent. The early conventions were magical. No internet. Just a close knit community of Star Trek lovers. Great quote by Asimov

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  9. Asimov was a true Science Fictionalist whose imagination was fantastic, his continuity of futuristic characters gets fans hooked with amazing technological feats, gadgets, creatures and scientific core beliefs/mysteries. He understood the fundamentals of humanism and was able to think outside the box which was why he liked Star Trek and fans I believe do to.

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  10. me encanta isaac asimov

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    1. Don't we all my trekker friend. Asimov's 500 alone speak volumes for his humanism and dedication as a sciencefictionalist.

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  11. Interestingly, the robot Isaac in The Orville named himself not after Isaac Asimov (as you might expect) but Isaac Newton.

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    1. Two Isaac's from different eras Tony both of whom had a lot in common but which one was smarter?

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Ignore the robot question and just punch it!

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