Friday, January 14, 2011

40 Years, and You Still Know

You know, I think the show I'm watching is just about over, but a little comment in it just blew me away. Star Trek was canceled as a TV series in 1969! 1969! I was seven years old! In spite of that, it has become such an icon that it's unlikely you could mention it where someone wouldn't know what you were talking about. You might even bring up an episode title such as "The Trouble with Tribbles," as a part of conversation, and listeners would smile and nod, knowingly. How weird is that? A show that had so much impact, instigated so many spin-offs (the next generation, movies), and is so ingrained in our lives that even over 40 years later, you nod and smile.