To Boldly Go

Thought of the Day…Space, the Final Frontier… To boldly go where no man has gone before. ~James T. Kirk, Captain, USS Enterprise

You’re wondering “How is this post an In the Kitchen post with a beginning like that?” Trust me… it’s coming…

If you’re a fan of Star Trek you might know what today is… admittedly, I didn’t… OH NO! The sky is falling! A Star Trek fan who doesn’t know the significance of September 8, 1966! 😯 How sacrilege!! 😉

Today is the anniversary of the Star Trek television premier. Who knew when they woke up on September 8, 1966 that television would change forever? Not many people did… I surely didn’t. I was a little girl and don’t even remember that date…

Now, jump forward to the re-runs… I fell in love with Star Trek. I’ve said it before… I’m a geek! I loved watching the re-runs of the original series (TOS)… then… to our surprise they made a movie. I remember seeing Star Trek: The Motion Picture in the theatre and was surprised at the vastness of seeing it on the “big screen”… too bad the movie wasn’t that great. Yep… I’m not a huge fan of the first film.

Then, in the summer of 1982 we were blessed with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan! I LOVE that movie! Admittedly it was strange seeing Ricardo Montalban’s bare chest… I mean “Mr. Roarke” out of his white suit and baring his chest… I know, I know… he was reprising his role as Khan Noonien Singh from the 1967 Space Seed episode, but come on… admit it… it was S-T-R-A-N-G-E.

Did you cry at the end of Wrath of Khan? I did… come on… admit it… did you?

Whew! In 1984 we were relieved when Star Trek III: The Search for Spock came out. Albeit, not a great movie … but better than the first one!

Really… this is an In the Kitchen post… keep reading…

I loved the comedy that was slipped in between the “message” in the 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Don’t forget where we parked.” and “Cap’n there be whales…” LOL!!!

When Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) hit TV in 1987 I was in heaven… I couldn’t wait for Star Trek each week. Hubby on the other hand… not so much… he’s not a “fan” like I am. 😉 (NOTE: it’s funny though that he knows more about Star Trek than he’s willing to admit. 😉 ) I LOVE “Q” the episodes.

I’m not even going to get into the 1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier…. UGH! What were they thinking?

Then in 1991 TOS movies ended with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. It was the end of an era. Yes, characters kept popping up in later series episodes (I LOVED Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s (DS9) Trials and Tribble-ations! What a great way to pay tribute… it was my favorite DS9 episode.

I could keep going with talking about my favorite TV episodes and films… but I suspect some of you are quite bored … that is if you kept reading…

I promise… this really is an In the Kitchen post… you’re almost there…

Needless-to-say, Y-E-S I am a Star Trek fan… I own ALL the movies (including the 2009 Star Trek movie that COMPLETELY BROKE CANON – Gene Roddenberry flipped in his afterlife (and in space – some of his ashes were taken into space) at the “creative” freedom the writers took… UGH!!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING breaking Star Trek canon like that! ARGH! 😡

OK… OK… OK… I’m calming down… Sorry… if you hadn’t figured it out… I’m not terribly happy with how they broke Canon.

UPDATE: AFTER talking with my friend Kim I have to admit that I DO like the 2009 Star Trek movie. Don’t love the fact that they broke Canon, but did like the way they introduced the characters. Also realize that to continue the franchise they have to have some creative freedom… this movie gives them that… but there are parts of the movie that I am strongly opposed to (don’t want to list them because I don’t want to spoil it for you).

Anyway… to celebrate the 44th anniversary of Star Trek watch this video on how to make a Star Trek cake. Ta-Da… here’s the In the Kitchen part… 😀

I love the fact the Star Trek cake creator is a guy!

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Live Long and Prosper, my friends!