Today is the 40th anniversary of Star Trek. Star Trek is one of the great metanarratives to emerge from American culture. It is a tale of courage, friendship, duty, and the fulfillment of human potential. And our world is enriched by it.
I remember when I was eight, and the independent TV station in Houston played all 78 episodes in a three-day marathon. I remember drawing the Enterprise repeatedly in the margins of my notebooks as a schoolboy. And I remember the first days that The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise aired -- times of great anticipation for the new journeys.
What are your Trek memories?