Monday, October 3, 2016

Treklets: Where This Man Has Gone Before

Wait a minute!

Just because it’s Golden Celebration, and I’m watching the entire Original Series yet again, but with my family this time, do I really think I can get away with doing another episode list of every adventure of the greatest crew of the Starship Enterprise when it isn’t even the first time my child is seeing this show?

You’re darn tootin’ I do!

Star Trek  has been an important part of my life for a LOOOOOOONG time.  
Since it's been part of my birthdays, I should honor it's.
Thanx for all the cakes over the years mom! 
Even the mini ones were cool!

I got over excited and burned through the Short Treks too quickly, finishing slightly under a full year before the actual Fiftieth Anniversary...

Something’s gotta be done!

Here’s the deal. When I started “Short Treks” I specifically didn’t call them “Treklets” because the similarly named James Bond reviews were focused on my daughter’s reactions to her introduction to that franchise.

I briefly touched on some of her thoughts about the show in my first Trek related post, but she was six at the time.  Since middle school was when my Trekkie genes really kicked into high gear, she’s at a much better stage to focus on the show and understand it now.  Plus, having her see what she remembers will add a slightly different angle to this.

We never read the “Short Treks” posts together.  Therefore I’ll be able to see how many of my crazy theories occur to her independently as well.

See, completely justified…

Come on!  It’ll be fun!

The coolest part of this exercise is seeing how well the series holds up to her jaded, modern TV viewing eyes.

Well, except for the few times we switch back to see the “non-enhanced” space effects.
Then she goes, “Ew.”

But for the characters, she tends to constantly cheer, out loud, for the heroic actions and awesome line delivery of the bridge crew.

As much as people pick on Shatner, five decades later he holds up as a leading man:
“He’s awesome!”
“He’s cool!”
“He’s got ‘em now!”

“… Is he wearing eye liner?”

See, fun!

And important to me, becasue...

Star Trek  has been an important part of my life for a LOOOOOOONG time.  

Join us, won’t you?

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