Thursday, May 07, 2009

Live Long And Prosper...If You're Able

Facebook and now Twitter has more or less killed the fun of posting funny videos on blogs. In fact, I'm starting to feel like those two social networking tools and any future mutations thereof will eventually kill 'the blog', since everyone seems to be seeing stuff or reading stuff or sharing stuff or commenting on stuff over there now.

Oh well...funny video.

I was never much of an original Trek fan, or Star Trek: NG fan even...but that probably won't stop me from taking the kids to see the latest installment in the franchise that won't die.

It has lived long and definitely prospered.


morjana said...

Hi, Will.

I've been a fan of Star Trek since it premiered on NBC on September 6, 1966. I watched the NBC episodes faithfully, wrote to NBC during the second season begging NBC to renew the series, and was thrilled to hear the NBC voice over announcing that Star Trek would indeed return for a third series.

I mourned when Star Trek was cancelled, and then rejoiced when the series was aired in syndication. I watched the episodes again (and again and again...)

I went to my first Star Trek convention in '72. (And I've been to over 400 science fiction conventions, the majority of them Star Trek themed.) I started writing Star Trek fan fiction. I joined the Star Trek Welcomittee and volunteered my services. I joined a local N. CA Star Trek club (STOBA). I collected memorabilia.

I endured my family's attempts to wean me off of Star Trek. Unfortunately, I've outlived most of them. And Star Trek endures.

Now, I'm also a fan of all things scifi. I thoroughly enjoyed Firefly, Babylon 5, Alien Nation, Battlestar Galactica, and of course, all things Stargate.

But Star Trek was my first great passion. It's in my blood.

And yes, I've pre-purchased my ticket to see Star Trek through Fandango.

Beam me up, Scotty!


jimhenshaw said...

is it just me, or is twitter kind of turning into an online circle jerk?

Keep the vids coming, Willis. they're more fun here.

Anonymous said...

All those things are fads, like myspace. Do people honestly care? I strongly feel that my blog has been my strongest tool in the www applications. It will prevail because I think it serves a purpose to people where as the entertainment of the other aps will fade. We're TV people we must understand that right?

Juniper said...

I'm so excited.... 6 tickets for a Saturday afternoon matinee.... just me, James T and 5 children!

Trevor B. Cunningham said...

What henshaw said. Twitter's fine, but it's party-line on speed, a cloud of static and outpost. Go to this site to read about blogs.