NO, I don’t wear the pointy ears, have a USS Enterprise uniform nor can I do that “Live Long & Prosper” Vulcan thing with my fingers. But I do love Star Trek. The movies, the TV series, all of it.
So maybe Star Trek can be a Chick Flick after all. Lt. Uhura was not the only female icon on Star Trek. In the season 1 episode “The Cage” where Captain Pike and his crew are lured to Talos IV, Majel Barrett was Number One. (I hope this little bit of trivia doesn’t label me a hopeless Trekkie).
Lt. Uhura on the Bridge of The Enterprise
Back in the ’60s when the world was a crazy place, with segregated schools, civil rights marches, and the Vietnam War, wrote a script about a time when such things were unheard of. And in the midst of all that craziness, there she was, Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) sitting confidently and beautifully on the bridge of a Star Ship in the 23rd century.
I don’t want to get all philosophical on you, but the original series had several episodes with thinly veiled anti-war messages. That being said, I like Star Trek for other reasons.
I’m not ashamed to say that I had a major celebrity crush on Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy). Tall, thin, dark, extremely intelligent! What’s not to like?
Decades later, when I finally met Leonard Nimoy in the autograph line at one of the few Star Trek conventions that he attended, I was dumbstruck. Apparently, my friend had to remind me of my name. I’m just glad I didn’t start crying of worst yet faint.
OK…I AM the Chick Flicks girl, but I LOVE special effects! It looks hokey now, but in 1970, that Transporter effect was incredible. When you compare that to some of the other “paper mache“, high school musical quality special effects you saw on TV in those days, you would know what I am talking about.
Since then, there more than four TV series and at least 7 movies based on Gene Roddenberry’s original Star Trek series. So admit it you like Star Trek too.
The J. J. Abrams’ reboot, opens up a new timeline for Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the USS Enterprise, before they had boldly gone where no man had gone before will be in theaters on May 9th. I will be there. I will be the one WITHOUT the pointed ears.