Chapter 1 Star Trek The Child’s Vision
In the 1960s, it turned out to be a phenomenal effect on the culture. People dressing up as aliens, living long and prospering with space bound being the goal. The show is called Star Trek. Have you watched the show? If you are reading this article, then most likely you have watched Star Trek.
As a child grows up, the parent's likes and dislikes become a part of the child’s personality. When hopes and dreams are related through words and pictures you will not quickly forget the experience; especially when they are fun.
These journal thoughts dive into the serious conversations people had over the show, while more than the majority of the times, being able to walk away as friends with appreciation for each other’s views. What an entertaining show Star Trek turned out to be each week.
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My name is James Lynch and here is A Child's Vision in Star Trek.
A couple of times a year, I write one of these blog articles that could be placed in a personal journal (for the gentlemen) or diary (for the ladies). So why is the title featuring Star Trek? ‘Is it because you are a die-hard Trekkie?’ You ask.
Well, I wouldn’t say all of that; however, for a number of years in my life, some of the Science Fiction stories, Star Trek, in particular, struck a chord with me.
Science Fiction: fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component- Merriam Webster Dictionary
Star Trek A Gene Roddenberry Vision
Gene Roddenberry debuted the original Star Trek in 1966. If you watched them, you can see from his screenplays a sincere desire to have a future where humanity, at least on earth, got along together as a whole. “Utopia” you may say? Well, yes it seems; he at least wrote a strong leaning towards it anyway.
Utopia: A place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions. – Merriam Webster Dictionary
Now people who have meditated on all the barriers to Gene Roddenberry’s vision in his writings, will readily acknowledge, isn’t this the beauty of Science Fiction? You use your imagination, and dreams, and write until your seemingly far-fetched thoughts and love of humanity ideas materialize.
William Shatner’s Character
Willam Shatner played the character of Captain James Tiberius Kirk. He was a bare-knuckles brawler at times who would not start a fight, but would finish it with everything he had at his disposal. By the way, he possessed a lot of charm, so there were scenes of romance in more than a quarter of the episodes every season for the character of Kirk, if I correctly recall. Some may ask, “You sure Kirk wasn’t romancing a decked out attired lady every episode?”
My reply, “There are other characters who also screen acted scenes of amore written into the episodes.”
So from that brief description, you can ascertain William Shatner’s character of Kirk is an alpha male warrior with a strong sense of protecting the pack. Yet, it was still through this Captain, Mr. Roddenberry used him to make significant speeches on social issues at the time, but placed them in a universe and future far away.
There are two scenes or shows I remember where William Shatner shows Kirk’s passion on the side of indignation (A)“The Omega Glory” and on losing his best friend (B) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan