Guys, look what I found at the bookstore today!
It’s a novel that’s a sequel to my all-time favorite Trek movie (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)! I didn’t even know this book existed, and I stumbled across it by accident. How awesome is that?!? I’m hoping that this novel will answer some questions I’ve always had. Questions like: Where did the probe come from? What did it and the whales say to each other? Did the whale scientist from 1984 thrive in the future, or did it all turn out really bad for her? Also, did the whales survive in the future, or was it too much of a shock to their system?
It’s crazy that Star Trek is 50 today. I feel really fortunate that I grew up with a mom that loved Star Trek (and a dad that loved Star Wars). When I was really little, it started when I was two or three, I would sit on my dad’s foot and when he would try to walk I’d gleefully announce that I was a Klingon. Okay, I didn’t quite understand the concept of alien races when I was that young, but I was convinced that they were called Klingons because they clung on to other people. I agree, my brain is an odd place…
Last year, when the boy and I took a mini-honeymoon we fulfilled a bucket list item of mine:
Look at that, I had my own personal Redshirt with me.
Happy Anniversary, Star Trek, may you continue to teach the importance of using your brain, being a compassionate, tolerant human, and making me wish I had access to a holodeck.