Posts Tagged ‘The Wrath of Khan’

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 28: William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES episode, "The Cloud Minders." Season 3, episode 21. Original air date, February 28, 1969. Image is a frame grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

It is hard to imagine that the original Star Trek series is now fifty years old.

It is also difficult to think of any cultural entity, certainly not a TV show, that has achieved a comparable level of cultural penetration or longevity. So much of Star Trek – and not even the movie franchise or TNG, DS9 and the later iterations, but just that original TV series – has become cultural short-hand.

The series has been endlessly paid homage to or parodied, and Star Trek may be the most referenced pop cultural phenomenon – certainly the most referenced TV series – of all time. (more…)

Advertisements

2SPKEULG

As I’m sitting to type this post out, I’m still trying to process the news, still trying to adjust to it. A podcast I recorded with my friend Mumra 2K is available for download at this link; it is basically our reaction, as lifelong fans, to Leonard Nimoy’s passing and a brief reflection on Nimoy, Spock, Star Trek and what they’ve meant to us (the audio is also embedded at the bottom of this page).
It’s hard for people sometimes to explain why someone mattered to them; someone they’ve never met, that is. Someone they had no personal relationship with. But Leonard Nimoy’s passing is one of those that hits you in a very felt way; one of those, in all honesty, I’ve been expecting for some time and dreading.

(more…)