STAR TREK 8 / 9 / 1966 [reblog]

from Oannes

It may not be a musical post but I am a Trekkie, so…

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Σαν σήμερα, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου του 1966, το διαστημόπλοιο Enterprise εμφανίσθηκε για πρώτη φορά στην αμερικανική τηλεόραση.
Για κάποιους από εμάς, ανεξαρτήτως γενιάς ή εθνικότητας, το Star Trek κατέληξε να αποτελεί ένα είδος cult – τελετουργικού διακτίνησης στην ουτοπία της παιδικής μας ηλικίας.
Οι διαστάσεις του ως “πολιτιστικού φαινομένου” είναι γνωστές, πλήθος οι αναλύσεις που έχουν γραφτεί – η αναφορά σ’ αυτές δεν είναι της παρούσης.
Αλλωστε ποτέ δεν είχαν σημασία, τουλάχιστον για κάποιους που η σειρά έχει παίξει ρόλο στη ζωή τους.
“Προσωπικά”, ως ακροατής και μουσικός, έχω αγαπήσει και ειδωλοποιήσει ένα σωρό δημιουργούς, τραγουδιστές, μαέστρους & σολίστες.
Ποτέ κανέναν όσο τον Captain Kirk – William Shatner.

[my translation]

On this day, September 8, 1966, the Enterprise spaceship first appeared on American television.
For some of us, regardless of generation or nationality, Star Trek ended up being a kind of cult – a ritual beaming into the utopia of our childhood.
Its dimensions as a “cultural phenomenon” are well known, many analyses have been written – but not for now.
After all, they never mattered, at least to some of us for whom this series has played a role in their lives.
“Personally”, as a listener and musician, I have loved and idolized a whole host of creators, singers, conductors & soloists.
Never anyone a much as Captain Kirk – William Shatner.

Happy Anniversary to Trekkies everywhere! 😉

21 replies »

  1. It was in syndication when I was in college. It would come on at 4:30 in the afternoon. If we were home, we would turn it on. My roommate had an enormous basset hound who was intelligent beyond all calculation. He never paid attention to the television set except when Star Trek was on. But for Star Trek, he would sit watching it intently, taking his attention away only during commercial breaks. Then as soon as the show resumed he would sit up with his eyes riveted on the screen. Every time we watched Kirk and his crew, Pellinore would sit at attention. He was not only intelligent, he had excellent taste.

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  2. I became a Trekkie with my first husband – huge fan of The Next Generation. I then watched Deep Space Nine, Voyager (even if Captain Janeway’s voice drove me bananas) and they lost me with Discovery and somehow, I never got into Enterprise. The original series was watched and rewatched 😉

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