Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 230/365 Shrink to the Stars

Forty-four years ago today.....September 8, 1966....

"Space: the final frontier.

These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.

Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations,

to boldly go where no man has gone before."

Turns out little girls wanted to go there too. Star Trek just added fuel to the fire started by the space program: I grew up wanting to be an astronaut. Or a drummer for the Beatles. But it was years before the boys allowed girls into the space treehouse, and Ringo never quit his day job.

So instead I got a degree in psych. Shrink is kinda the same thing as an astronaut. And pretty much definitely sortof the same thing as a drummer. More or less. Right?


  1. Now this was a show! I was 39 days old when it first arrived at a television near me! It was my favorite show when I was around 5 and onwards. My dad always called Spock old 'squirrel ears' just to pick on me! And I was grounded once when I was 5 for backtalking my babysitter. My punishment was not getting to watch Star Trek for a week! I was devastated.

  2. I misread that at first -thought it said 39 years old ;) While you were learning to eat solid food, we were running around the backyard playing Kirk and Spock...."I beamed you up" "Did not" "Did too!" "Did not!!" "DID TOO!!!"

  3. During the late 60's I was riding attack submarines in uncles navy. When we left port there were no 7-11 stores, mailboxes, TV, etc. So we loaded everything we needed and took it with us. On the list was lots of good food and a stack of reel-to-reel movies. In that stack was ALWAYS 7 or 8 STAR TREK films. You may make a bad call while choosing a movie but there were no bad STAR TREK films. - Bill