On this day in 1966, the very first episode of Star Trek has aired and our lives has never been the same ever since. Well, I cannot really look back for that long ago as I was born later with TNG, but the original show has been a massive influence on me and many people, and on pop-culture in general. As we set our phasers to fun to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Star Trek The Original Series and its legacy, let's see what are my 5 favourite things about the show that started it all.
I remember back in January when I made my case about being offline, I argued that it will give me more time to write to this blog as not being on social media and not getting distracted all the time will benefit me more. That statement still perfectly stands for itself as I have been able to focus my attention to more important tasks myself like my / our life. I also really wanted to spend more time writing to this very blog, but that has not turned out the way I imagined.
So, it's been about a month now since I've last wrote anything... weird, but a lot has happened in March in many level. Work related stress and anxiety certainly took over the month with even more side hustles to do, also giving some room to reflection and how to move forward with life. It is really quite complex when it comes to my own life and sometimes it's even more difficult to get things sorted. Change and more so fundamental change takes time... and encountering the past is a part of individual growth as well.
Ever since I declared a hiatus on my YouTube channel I have been busy with a heavy work-load, family matters and personal development. Without going into too much details, let me just say that I kept myself busy for the best and sometimes for the most unexpected and sad ways. That being sad, I am missing the smell of freshly published videos and spending more time watching or thinking of the wonders, wit and wisdoms of Star Trek. So, in the notion of the new month I thought it's time to give a glimpse of my plans for 2021 and give you some ideas what is happening with Trekkerprise and with myself in these days and share a few upcoming projects I'm working on.
There are countless of characters in Star Trek. Some makes appearances in every episode, some pops in occasionally, and some you always seen in the background... Trek would not be the same without them. Today, on what would have been her 89th birthday, I would like to take a minute to remember my ultimate-all-time-favourite character in Trek history, Lwaxana Troi, Nurse Chapel, M'Ress, the ships computer... Majel Barrett Roddenberry.
Life has been quite busy recently and I was not able to continue my DS9 re-watch sadly, but miraculously I still found a way to watch a "feel-good" episode in the form of "Trials and Tribble-ations" that I have really enjoyed. I watched this episode countless of times and still one of my favourite crossover of all Star Trek... one thing however stood out to me this time.
Recently I have watched Star Trek Generations as a Saturday night program and it was great to revisit this iconic movie after a long time. I don't recall when was the the last time I watched it, but it was indeed a long time ago. Generations still holds up to it's place in my book till this day and it's one of my favourite when it comes to picking a re-watch. It has Picard, Kirk, Guinan, Klingons and a lot of amazing moments in it! The concept of the Nexus has been also introduced here that I always been fascinated by... until this time when I actually had a bit of an issue with it.
Let me guess, you have just noticed that for some reason I cannot be found on twitter any more. You might be wondering what is happening. Did I get suspended? Did I get hacked and lost everything? Well, that almost happened once believe it or not... some troll got into my account and started posting some random spam trash. Jokes and facts aside, no, I have not been hacked, I have not got suspended by the Twitter Gods per sake, it's simply just something that has been in my head for a while...
2021 has finally arrived - I know I'm a few days late with this grand announcement - but never the less Doctor Who has arrived as well with a stellar episode this New Years Day following up on the story of the Doctor and her adventures from prison to back to her Tardis and her fam. Now the much I have enjoyed the episode the much I was shocked and saddened by the rumours that the next season might be the last season with Jodie as the Doctor. I truly hope that rumour is false, fake media accounts usually ring the cloister bell way too early in these cases not to mention trying to demolish how the show is doing in the scope of things.
Well, this is going to be a hard topic to put into words for many reason. At one point it breaks my heart to realize this, but I also get a sense of relief as well getting this out of my mind and putting it out there to the world to read about. Or just that two person who will be reading it at the end... or even if no one will, at least I had a chance to sit down and think about my relation to Star Trek. Who knows, I might end up losing people because of this, but I guess that is fine... we don't have to agree on everything.