1 out of 1 users found this helpful A Trekker Grows Up
Like many fortysomethings, I grew up watching this show. I remember being awed by the FX of the time, primitive as they were, and it captured my imagination (I still have drawings of the "Enterprise"I did on circa 1970 multicolored notebook paper). While I enjoyed watching Kirk, Spock, and McCoy I never really appreciated their camaraderie as a kid...later, into the movie franchise, I remained a fan, (I defend the first movie to this day, with one of cinema's most emotional, majestic and powerful launch scenes) but the original series fell to my wayside as an occasional "nah, saw that one" as I flipped through limitless channels. I liked some spinoffs (the underappreciated "Voyager" with the GREAT Kate Mulgrew) and disliked others ("Enterprise", a wasted opportunity and victim of saturation) but these last few years have been mainly about just getting by...family, work, mortgage, etc. Then, the other night, I stumbled onto the episode "Obsession". The show has remained the same, of course...but I had changed. Its story, heart, and characters just made me feel good, and I was amazed at how well it was done. I guess you could say after umpteen viewings I saw it for the first time. Thank you Mr. Roddenberry, wherever you are...your vision was before its time, and will surely go on to become, someday, a reality.
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