Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2216 times:
Did anyone catch this on History Channel last night? I'm a fan of Shatner's anyway, but I thought they did an excellent job of poking the whole 'Trek' phenomena in the ribs while at the same time showing just how infuential Trek (and by extension, many SciFi programs) have been on society.
I especially enjoyed the dig at the end towards the series writers for their abandonment of Gene Roddenberry's vision.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
I wasn't sure I wanted to watch this - as I prefer Shatner in his Kirk persona rather than his personal persona . . . more arrogant than I if one can believe that .
But I'll give it a shot based on your short review . . . .
I do concur that SciFi - and Trek particularly - has come up with some rather brilliant ideas about things such as communications. Who would have thought in 1990 that the Cellular Phone would soon fit into ones shirt or pant pocket and be virtually unnoticeable . . . for anyone that used to carry one of the old Motorola Brick phones around, you'll know what I mean.
Quoting Searpqx (Thread starter): I especially enjoyed the dig at the end towards the series writers for their abandonment of Gene Roddenberry's vision.
It's amazing how much of that single show has made it into the popular culture and remains there to this day. Phrases like "beam me up Scotty", and "Logically" are still in use today. Wasn't the food processor much like the microwave?