I remember when Star Trek first came on TV. It was past my bed time and considered an adult show. Lost in Space, and Batman and Robin, were the shows for children. But come 9:00 PM, it was time for the kiddies to go to bed. I so wanted to stay up and watch Star Trek. I did get to see the summer reruns. I have COPD,. My mother died from complications that included COPD and Asthma .My father died from lung cancer he smoked for almost his entire adult life, He died just over one year after my mother. And watching him die after seeing how much he loved his life, I never want to ever have to do that again. When they talk about the quality versus quantity of life, there is no argument if you have watched someone you loved just shrivel up and die.. I started smoking cigarettes when I was just twelve. By the time I was in the eighth grade I was smoking a pack of Kools a day. When I reached the tenth grade I lost the taste for menthol cigarettes. I started smoking Marlboro reds. I smoked at least a pack a day. After I graduated High School, I switched to Marlboro Lights. Like that really made any difference. I smoked for thirty years. I finally quit when I hit
in my early forties. I remember the commercials, when it was decided that smoking was bad for your health. They would say things like every year you don't smoke is like getting back to the point where it was as if you had never smoked. What a piece of shit that was. It has been thirty years and I still get the urge to smoke if I smell someone smoking near me. I remember how Spock's voice sounded in the new movies where the crew was fresh out of the academy. How horse it was when he spoke, it was like it took effort to just say a few lines.
Well, Leonard, here's to a fellow trekkie. I hope that may you live long and prosper. Well that makes Spock, Bones, Scottie, and nurse Chapel. That leaves James, Uhuru, Sulu, and Chekov. For a show that started out as just a two year mission, it went along way and even today it still has trekkies that love to watch the crew of the 1704 Enterprise warping off into the unknown. It was the 1704 wasn't it. I don't much feel like Googling up the facts of the first number of the Enterprise. It boggles the mind to think of all of the spin offs from a two year show. What was the name of the creator of Star trek? It was Gene something, well I will just leave now and once again, live long and prosper.