I have the Enterprise at my fingertips
Star Trekking for March 21, 2021
|Neil Shurley||Mar 21|
Welcome to Star Trekking, my weekly attempt to share points of interest and random intersections in the final frontier.
This week would have been Leonard Nimoy’s 90th birthday.
Here’s an appreciation I wrote, culminating with the time I became, quite literally, both sides of my hero: Being Leonard Nimoy.
And Leonard truly was a hero.
Darlene I. Aigen @dardar1126@willmckinley He helped save historic Vilna Shul @ Beacon Hill.Was in danger of being torn down.He narrated video history which helped raise $ to save.Was turned into Jewish cultural center.I used to live around corner from it;could see the roof from my kitchen window. https://t.co/zpI9i0FEuw
In other holiday news…
You know I love models.
There’s no amount of latinum that could buy this much joy.
My daughter is really the Funko person in my family, but I am suddenly tempted.
The literal next generation.
My new ride - but how to decide?
And now three quotes I’ve cataloged.
Nichelle Nichols on Pride
From David Gerrold’s essential The World of Star Trek
“I’ll tell you one thing about Star Trek—and I’ve worked with a lot of companies—all in all, from Matt Jeffries who did the sets to Irving Feinberg, the prop man, to everyone you worked with, the sound men and the light men, they had a very personal attitude about that show, a very personal pride, a personal sense of ownership. There were times when even a sound man wouldn’t let something go by—it may not have had anything to do with sound—but he knew it didn’t belong on the Enterprise, it wasn’t part of the format—and he would speak up. And this fascinated me. Even through the third year, when we had new people (a lot of people by that time had gone on to other jobs) the pride in Star Trek never stopped. It never stopped, and that’s what made the Enterprise work.”
Jerry Goldsmith on Scale
“I think the interesting problem in Star Trek is that you’re dealing with space, which is infinite and immense, and yet within that the characters maintain an intimacy.”
Stevie Nicks on Flying
What TV show do you never miss?
You’re gonna laugh. One of my favorite shows is Star Trek: The Next Generation. I don’t usually like science fiction. But I particularly like Capt. Jean-Luc Picard. When everything’s closing in on me, I can go to my living room at home, put on my surround sound, and the whole room sounds like we’re flying. I have the Enterprise at my fingertips.
Fly, friends, for we all have the Enterprise at our fingertips.
Heading? Out there. Thataway.
That’s all for this week. Thank you for reading.
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