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Old 04-24-2009, 09:52 PM
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Hello Everyone - I've been lurking for a while, and like so many of you can't wait until May 7th. Many of you often discuss this film and how it will relate to existing Canon, and that is great as it helps keep Star Trek sane and on point. But besides that does anyone have a personal connection to Star Trek, maybe personal is not the write word, but maybe emotional?

I like so many grew up on all the various Star Trek TV series. I wanted to be an astronomer, or an engineer and be a part of that adventure. But then the computer bug took hold and I've been programming or testing software ever since, living a quite boring life with not much adventure, more well worn rutts in the road. I've tried to go back to school but well that's had issues. When I see the latest trailer for this film, the visuals, the dialog, the music, man it really hits me.

I really hope that this movie would do much more than entertain, but will inspire millions of youth still in school to get fascinated with science, with enginnering, and enter the ranks and help drive technology of the future towards well Star Trek. I would love to see more people get behind NASA, get behind space exploration, and fill the ranks as scientists and engineers. This movie could not only jumpstart the Star Trek franchise, but could jumpstart science, adventure, and a sense of purpose in youth and older today.

I'm sitting here tonight watching that trailer over and over again, as I try and come up with a schedule to get back to school myself, and become one of those engineers. At the beginning where he says "You're father was captain for 12 minutes" or something then he says "dare you to do better"... that line and if you remember in the recent Transformers movie where they make the choice to get in the car [or not too... adventure or not] and that awesome song by Goo Goo Dolls about taking that leap... those lines really get to me and so much meaning I think to the human spirit and to each of us. We make our lives, sure we have factors of our surroundings that affect our choices, but in the end it's up to us. It's almost a call to action, a call to step up and take control of your life and make the best of it... or to not and just live your life essentially on auto-pilot... hopefully I'll be switching off my auto-pilot soon... well, that's what Star Trek means to me... Anyone else care to share?
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:32 PM
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"To boldly go where no man has gone before."

Even if I can't personally do that to such a scale, Star Trek lets me feel like I can and am. I get to take part, in a way, in the stories that show humanity doing so much more and reaching so much farther than it seems capable or even willing to do in modern times. Whether that's science, exploration, diplomacy, or just plain kicking some Romulan/Dominion/Borg/Whatever butt, it doesn't matter. It's the future. It's exciting.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:41 PM
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Everything Star Trek has ever been, it is to me.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:46 PM
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Star Trek to me means there is hope compared to the current financial crisis.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:10 PM
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Everything Star Trek has ever been, it is to me.
Agreed. And perhaps a peek into our own future as well. A future none of us will live to see with our own eyes. I hope whatever the future of humanity is, that it's at least as good as Star Trek, and maybe even a little bit better. It makes me wish I believed in reincarnation.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:26 PM
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Lets see. Star Trek is some great fiction. But on another level its an idea. The specifics are not that important so long as the idea remains intact.
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Lets see. Star Trek is some great fiction. But on another level its an idea. The specifics are not that important so long as the idea remains intact.
Some great "science" fiction.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:57 PM
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Some great "science" fiction.
Well I dont always have a distinction between the two nor necessarily need qualification or a subcategory to set it apart. The Maltese Falcon is both a detective story (or maybe mystery) and fiction. The latter is just more generic and meaning for example that Star Trek would be at home on NBC just as much as on the SciFi Channel.
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welcome aboard,for me trek represents humanity's future
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:52 AM
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"to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldy go where no one has gone before"

That says it all for me right there!
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