Why I Like StarTrek.
Why do I like Startrek?
Better question is what do I like in
all kinds of Science-Fiction?
When I was young I started early
reading and liked the books from my
parents. They had all the books from
I lived that time near the Amsterdam
fleemarket Waterlooplein and at the
end of the day I searched the left
overs on things I wanted. Could be a
radio, a tool or books.
One day I found a lot of Perry Rodan
Magazines and I readed them all, ok,
there where a lot more written then
I found but a hundred Perry Rodan's
is enough to start for a boy of 12,
is it not?
In that time the movie Starwars was
also presented and my friends and I
did see it.
There was still not a lot of
television in The Netherlands, so I
did not know about Startrek then.
Later one of my family shrinks
explained that Science-Fiction was a
better system then the psycho-
analysis from Freud because by using
science-fiction a client has more
freedom to associate.
I spare You the complete theory, but
I can tell You by now that all the
shrinks who I told this, after some
thinking agree with this idea.
In the mean time we got some more
television in this country, and I
started random looking science-
fiction when I could, also Startrek
that then already existed for about
15 years. But that was not regular.
I also watched Dr.Who, Blake's Seven
and Captian Power in that time.
The last 5 years there is cable-
television and I could see the re-
runs on other channels then only
once a week in The Netherlands for
only a half year.
When I write this You can see
Startrek-episodes on the following
channels and more Science-Fiction on:
22:00 3rd Rock from the Sun
00:15 VR 5
16:30 Babylon 5
This is all in Dutch Local Time!
I am NOT responsable for the
changes in schedule made by the
On this moment I have seen TOS at
least every episode twice, TNG at
least every episode once, DS9 at
least the first 30 episodes and from
VOY maby one or two.
I have also seen the movie
Generations and I must say that it
was the first time since my early
youth that I sit in such a sociable
movie. Really everybody in the
theatre was consolidating the
actions on the screen, the whole
movie long. Terrific!
If I analize TOS, TNG and DS9 I find
certain differences between the
For example: TOS is more based on
ancient legends from ancient
cultures or unsolved mysteries in
our time like UFO's.
In TNG there comes more structure in
the episodes. The timelines start to
connect episodes together, the
stardate is improved and the Klingon
language is established. The other
nations in this space are stronger
and better defined. Other species
are introduced, for example: TinMan.
With that I coming to what I really
like about Startrek. It is the ideas
that make it attractive. There is no
excessive use of technic gadgets
such as computer animations however
when it is used, it is simply the
best You can get. Because the idea
is good. That makes the difference
between Startrek and others series.
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