Aboard the ‘good ship’ Enterprise there was a crew that possessed many fine qualities;
Brought together by a mix of trial and error and lucky chances,
Captain Kirk and his ‘band of brothers’ were boldly going on a mission
Deep into outer space, beyond even our wildest guesses,
Extra-Terrestrials were to be met and offered the hand of friendship;
Five years was the extent of this mission and they were keen;
Galaxies flew by and whole brave new worlds opened up to them;
Happily, most encounters were friendly and a trade of knowledge was experienced
Interstellar travel meant that vast distances could be travelled in the blink of an eye;
Journeys that were once deemed impossible were now day trips.
Kirk and his landing parties searched the surfaces of the planets found
Leaving, usually, intact (although the red-shirted crewmen seemed rather unfortunate at times).
Making contact with Alien life forms (mainly bipedal) was far simpler than we would think,
Nearly all of them spoke American English, but with a variety of accents;
Obviously this had to be so for without that it would have called for major subtitles.
Perhaps, it is a little unrealistic; but, it makes for some good drama when the opposition can understand you so well.
Quoted often ‘Beam me up, Scotty!’ was a phrase that was never spoken on Star Trek
Rather than actually travel through space, Nevada was used for most of the planet locations.
Star Trek’s voyage is 50 years old and still attracting new fans as it still boldly goes on and on
Tiberius is Captain James T. Kirk’s middle name and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Unsurprisingly people who like Star Trek are called Trekkies, which is apt.
Vulcan, the birthplace of Spock, is not the best holiday destination as the air is too thin for us Earthlings
Were we to go there we might also become slightly depressed as they don’t seem to have a sense of humour.
X marks the spot on Vulcan where Captain Kirk “died” in his duel-to-the-death with Spock.
You can be assured that Kirk didn’t actually die (as he is only fictional he never really existed)
Zealous aficionados of Star Trek have the ability to do ‘this’ with their fingers, whilst opposers make a different hand-signal.