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Bonus Star Trekking for April 8, 2021

Welcome to Star Trekking, my weekly attempt to share points of interest and random intersections in the final frontier.

Friend of the newsletter (and all around excellent human) Neil S. Bulk sent me a link to an LA Times article titled “L.A.’s young and healthy head to Bakersfield for COVID-19 vaccine.”

Which, okay, that’s nice. I don’t live in California but I’m happy that more folks are getting the vaccine.

Reading through the article, I finally got to the part that obviously inspired Neil to send it to me.

The site’s popularity exploded last weekend, when actor Wil Wheaton, known for his role in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” told his 1.1 million Instagram followers that he had visited. After he got a Pfizer-BioNTech jab, he wrote in a photo caption, he “cried a little bit” with relief.

“It’s so quick and easy, and you aren’t jumping the line or taking a jab away from someone,” Wheaton, 48, said. Once he arrived at the site, he said, the process took 40 minutes.

Love it when a Trek star inspires people to do good things.

And speaking of inspiring Trek stars, keep an eye out for this new documentary.

Here’s some inspirational music for you - a compilation @locofsgfan shared with me. More than a chronological overview, it’s more of a journey, a mixtape through the final frontier.

An annotated breakdown of one of the all time great Jerry Goldsmith cues, The Enterprise. Not quite Pop Up Video, but fascinating nonetheless. (Yes, not even close to the correct Enterprise on the video still image.)

So….someone is hoping to build a full size replica?

I am going to assume that if you read this newsletter you’ve already seen the First Contact Day announcements.

Lovely First Contact thread.

It goes on from there - do read the whole thread.

Here’s a crossover I’d watch..

Would listen.

I feel this way all the time.

Trek cookies are the best cookies.

Time to go back to school.

Stress will do that to a man.


A blast from the past.

Which of course led me to this.

And on a personal non-Trek note, I was emotionally blindsided by the music at the very beginning, the music accompanying Minneapolis channel five news. It’s the same news theme we used at a Texas TV station where I worked in the eighties!

In other news, I am feeling old. Tired. Worn out.

But here’s something that will make us all feel young as when the world was new.


  1. In case you missed it, TrekMovie’s roundup of First Contact Day news.

  2. Clickbait-y article about the end of TNG.

  3. A Kirk/Seven of Nine crossover is only 99 cents this month.

  4. Levar is on board with this idea.

  5. Ah, the original Star Trek computer game. Yes, it required a keyboard (how quaint).

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