Thursday, September 12, 2019

Beam Me Up Scotty

Another fun fact about me, I am a bit of a sci-fi nerd. Star Trek was a popular show in my house growing up. I remember watching episodes of The Next Generation reruns and then Deep Space Nine became our Saturday night show of choice! When I was in Detroit, The Henry Ford had a whole exhibit on the innovation that Star Trek brought to America and American TV - it was a great special exhibition.
The exhibit not only had actual costumes, space ship models (those used for the flying in space shots), and an actual tribble, but it also had a lot about what Gene Roddenberry was thinking when he created the futuristic show.

A lot of the ideas came from the notion that in the future there would be no racial tensions - all races (and species) would be focused on other goals like the next frontier. I even learned that the original Klingons, in the original series, were modeled after the Communists, but over time they softened them some, allowing us to have the beloved Worf!

Makes me want to restart some of the series on Netflix!

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12 thoughts on the matter:

Michele Morin said... {Reply}

I'm not much of a Trekkie, but did really enjoy your thoughts on the series.

Grace Liang said... {Reply}

What a cool exhibition! Thank you so much for sharing!

Tom said... {Reply}

...a show that I never got into.

Handmade in Israel said... {Reply}

Not a Trekkie but how fun for you!

Shelbee on the Edge said... {Reply}

Tamar, you are so adorable! I am not quite a sci-fi nerd, but I am an overall nerd! Maybe that’s why I like you so much! Nerds unite! The other day talking to a friend of mine, I totally went off on a quantum physics tangent about space and time not really being linear that it is just our perception of it that is linear. I went on and on for like 10 minutes over the telephone until he finally interrupted me and was like “I have no freaking idea what you are talking about.” I need more nerd friends, I think!!!


Meditations in Motion said... {Reply}

My sister was a big Star Trek fan. I was more of a Star Wars person, myself. I bet she would love this exhibit!

Mary K. said... {Reply}

That is such a cool exhibit. I would love to go see it.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

I always thought it was funny how as many things my dad got me into as a kid, his love for Star Trek never rubbed off onto me!

Mother of 3 said... {Reply}

OH how fun! My husband is a Trek fan and I've watched more shows and movies than I'd care to admit to.

Lea said... {Reply}

I used to love watching Star Trek on TV!
Thanks for the tour of the exhibition!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

What a cool exhibit! My MIL is a real trekkie too. Are you excited about the Picard series?

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

That is so cool. I would love to have seen that. So very cool. Thanks for sharing it with us.