A couple of weeks ago Star Trek celebrates its 45th anniversary. Thinking about Star Trek and the world we live in today, there are two things that strike me.
- Lots of the technology and gadgets we saw in Star Trek where invented and we use them today: tablet computers, communicators…
Check out this article at Mashable and especially for PADD / iPad this article at ars technica.
- This is no longer the Star Trek I was looking for (it actually hasn’t been for a while)
As I am younger then the original series (TOS) I watched it in re-runs. I liked it but didn’t really love it and I thought it was a bit silly. If this was all Star Trek had to offer, I would not have become a fan.
However, I absolutely loved the movies (I did recently buy the very nice Blueray boxed set pictured above), The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
When Voyager started I was sceptical about the underlying idea. I was increasingly disappointed with it and stopped watching it regularly around the time DS9 ended.
I never really watched Enterprise. This was no longer the Star Trek I loved. Funny enough, I have become very sceptical about any type of prequel. I wonder why.
I had no expectations for the 2009 movie. I liked it fine, but it is no longer love.