Sunday, September 10, 2006

Technology solves problems - yeah, that works as a TV theme...

Reason's Tim Cavanaugh has penned a beautiful and thoughtful 40th Anniversary salute to Star Trek that is both touching and realistic.
It seems very wistful, very un–Star Trek, to be looking back fondly on that mythic past, but on this one occasion, we can let our human halves overpower our Vulcan halves. Once upon a time, when our nation was in trouble, many brilliant people came together to produce a humble entertainment that was more than a sum of its parts: The most retrograde and prescient, the most religious and agnostic, the most male and female, the most heroic and absurd, the most rarefied and popular, the most American television show ever made.
I don't even mind being kidded about it any more, I'm just glad I got to experience it.

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