A lot of ink and pixels being spilled about Star Trek and its cultural impact. Many of these articles are personal, and I was going to write one myself.
But here’s the thing about Star Trek — you either get it or you don’t. And if you are a child of the 1970s like me, you get Star Trek in a way that I could not convey to you in words. It’s just one of those things that binds. You loved the original series, loved the animated series, hated the first movie, were relieved at the second movie and the fourth, came to love The Next Generation, were a little troubled to see the cult phenomenon become so mainstream, and are fine with new reboot, although, it’s just not the same as when you discovered that original series and played it in the backyard. The world is different now, you are different now, and Star Trek is different now — and they don’t seem to fit like they used to.
And you either get that or you don’t.
Live long and prosper, indeed, Star Trek.