Saturday, October 8, 2016

Trekking On

I think there's some kind of Star Trek convention for fans going on in the UK at the moment. There were a couple of brief items related to this on Sky News in the afternoon, including a rambling interview with old James T. himself, an increasingly unlikely looking William Shatner. But the item that really grabbed my attention was an interview with three Trekkies in the full garb.

At first I thought the intention of the interview was to make the less than youthful, colourful threesome on display sound as nutty as they looked. But I was wrong. Their outpouring of enthusiasm for the optimism inherent in the whole Star Trek enterprise (pun gloriously intended) and its various franchises was infectiously sane and balanced - and suddenly it was the rest of the world that looked a little sad and more than a little crazy.

Couldn't help but think of King Elvis's biting question: What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?

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