As I drove my kids to school this morning, I heard on the radio that today is Talk Like William Shatner day. How awesome is that? I love Shatner. Or, perhaps more precisely, I love James Tiberius Kirk (in all his incarnations: Shatner and most recently Chris Pine [what a hotty]).
In grade school, my friend Mandy and I were Star Trek devotees. We loved to watch the old Star Trek episodes with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Bones. And truthfully, I don’t even remember how we watched them. I guess the reruns must’ve been on some TV channel. Nowadays, if I want to find an old show for my kids to watch, I totally hit the Internet and look for it. And usually I’ll find it.
But, of course, I’m veering off subject. We were such devotees to Star Trek, that Mandy actually gave me a tribble for a birthday present. What is that? Well, for you non-Trekkies (and for you less-devoted Trekkies), tribbles were featured in Episode 44 of the series, The Trouble with Tribbles. The tribble was a small creature that self replicated and threatened to destroy the ship by filling it to the brim with tribbles. Fun episode. One where Shatner spoke in his distinguished, and very identifiable voice. I think I still have that tribble, somewhere in my parents’ basement (unless they’ve thrown it out).
Well, that finishes my walk down memory lane. In any event, do spend at least a minute talking like William Shatner today. You’ll have lots of fun.
And if you want to get reacquainted with Star Trek, Hulu is offering all the episodes free through March 31. That is all episodes for all the series: Star Trek; Star Trek: The Next Generation; Star Trek: Voyager; Star Trek: Enterprise; and even Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (personal note: Blech! Who wants to boldly go nowhere? Sitting on a space station and waiting for interesting folks to seek you out just doesn’t do it for me). Check out the Hulu Star Trek page for more details: http://www.hulu.com/browse/picks/star-trek.