Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Star Trek Quotes from famous authors such as David Newman, Mark Goddard, Tom Hardy, Leven Rambin, Chris Pine. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
People who go to concerts hear Beethoven’s symphonies hundreds of times, but ‘Star Trek’ is recorded, so it’s not played all the time.
In our first season we had a 22 rating. Today Seinfeld, a hit show, gets a 15. Lost in Space actually had a bigger audience than Star Trek got at that time.
I think I had only been working nine months when I got ‘Star Trek,’ and it was huge. It was very overwhelming. So that opened my eyes a bit at an early age, kind of how not be frightened when walking into a responsibility of something like that.
I was like, ‘Whoa, I’m auditioning for ‘Hunger Games?’ That’s like my dream come true. That’s like a Trekkie auditioning for ‘Star Trek.’
It’s either ‘Saw’ made for $4 million or ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ et cetera being made for $150 million. So the $30 and $40 million films don’t get made unless they’re maybe ‘Ride Along.’ But I don’t really know why. I don’t get paid to know why.
‘Star Trek’ posited a better future.
There was definitely a sense that ‘The Next Generation’ was the ‘Star Trek’ stepchild that nobody liked.
Some of the storytelling we did in ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ to graft that onto ‘Star Trek,’ it would have required changing the entire format of the show and, really, a different taste of the show.
I’m not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes. It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which all go excellent in their own way.
Doesn’t anybody ever want to talk about anything else besides ‘Star Trek?’ There were 79 episodes of the series; there were 55 different writers. I was only one of them.
I’m a geek – I read fantasy novels, I play ‘World of Warcraft,’ I’m a massive gamer, I have ‘Star Trek’ outfits.
I’ve been a huge fan of virtually every incarnation and spin-off of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise (don’t get me started on ‘Voyager,’ though), but there’s something about the purity of the original series that really appeals to me.
As we divest ourselves of once familiar physical objects – digitize and dematerialize – we approach a ‘Star Trek’ future in which everything can be accessed from the fourth dimension with a few clicks or terse audibles.
From being a little kid, I’ve always been interested in space. ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Close Encounters’ – not ‘Star Wars.’
I worked as a stuntman on the ‘Star Trek’ TV series pilot.
In my proudest moments, I think I had a real hand in the creative force of making ‘Star Trek.’ But most of the time, I don’t think about it.
Well, the whole history of Star Trek is the market demand.
I used to love the ‘Star Trek’ movies, ‘Wrath of Khan’ and stuff like that. Loved those movies when I was a kid. And ‘Star Wars’ obviously was hands-down probably – I mean I had the sheets. I was a big fan of that.
My passion for ‘Star Trek’ is actually rooted in my love of television and the art of franchise and a premise designed to stick people together that have to figure out what to do.
I didn’t know anything about ‘Star Trek.’ I was doing theater a lot in those days, getting my life together. I didn’t watch television. So, to come in on it was a really amazing experience.
In the movie ‘Star Trek 3: The Return of Spock,’ I’m a really bad Klingon, and I really enjoyed playing that – somebody who’s totally unscrupulous. It’s like he was not genetically equipped to feel compassion or sensitivity. Just outright evil without apology.
Spock is a huge mythical character that even people who aren’t ‘Star Trek’ fans like.
There was a time that I did ‘Up,’ ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Land of the Lost,’ and I was working on ‘Lost,’ at the same time, and that was really hard.
You can’t escape ‘Star Trek’ influence, especially characters you literally grew up with.
I just feel so flattered, because the cosplayers really make sure every detail is there. I don’t think I’ve ever cosplayed a character before, but if I were to, I’d probably go as a Klingon from ‘Star Trek.’
I only went to one Star Trek convention and that was in the late ’80s. I hadn’t gone to a convention before that. It was quite amusing, with the people dressed up and all of that.
It’s always the great thing about being involved in such a legacy series such as ‘Star Trek’ is you’ll always want to know more about the characters that you love.
I was a big ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fan and ‘Star Trek’ fan. I grew up watching those.
I drank the Kool-Aid in terms of the grand ambitions for humankind being a multiplanet species, and I think that we all want to live in a Star Wars,’ Star Trek’ world where people are jumping in their spacecraft.
I’d argue that in the last few decades in America, when people are asked what they hope the future will look like, they still turn to ‘Star Trek.’ They hope we put aside our differences and come together as humanity, that we rise above war, poverty, racism, and other problems that have beset us.
‘Star Trek’ never grabbed me. Every time I hear about Klingons, I think of those little lint balls that stick to your clothes in the dryer.
‘Star Trek’ seems to be an appeal to our better nature, the side of ourselves that works toward peace and cooperation and understanding and knowledge and yearns to seek out knowledge rather than the side that wants to divide and control one another.
Usually, with ‘Star Trek,’ you always trust the captain. The captains are always going to pull us through; the captain’s always going to win.
I wanted to explore the Seventies idea of the ideal futuristic woman. So I watched cheesy films like ‘Weird Science’ and more dodgy things like ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Barbarella’ and ‘Logan’s Run.’
I read a lot of fantasy and grew up on ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek.’ I loved going to Middle Earth. ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ was a huge influence.
Remember Star Trek? They’re on this huge ship and they’ve got all these people, right? But you only see them, maybe they go on some mission and one of them gets killed.
I was tired of writing for shows where there was always a shoot-out in the last act and somebody was killed. ‘Star Trek’ was formulated to change that.
I’m not real impressed with the Star Trek weaponry, I gotta be honest.
As a card-carrying space nerd and NASA’s chief scientist, I love space movies, from ‘Star Trek’ to ‘Star Wars’ to my all-time favorite – ‘The Dish’, an Australian comedy that celebrates that first moment when Neil Armstrong stepped down onto the surface of our moon.
What’s great about Vasquez Rocks is that they filmed several ‘Star Trek’ episodes there.
My earliest memories are of watching ‘Star Trek’ and ‘MASH’ while my parents barbecued chicken in the back yard. I was an American kid, through and through.
I’m waiting for them to come up with a ‘Star Trek’ thing so they can beam me from my house to the gigs and back.
Star Trek and sci-fi in general has always been a mirror to our society, obviously, and I think it is reminiscent of a lot of ideas.
People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide, but it’s really just the opposite.
When I look back and think how fortunate I’ve been to work with some wonderful people and had some marvelous experiences, then I can look at ‘Star Trek’ and think it’s almost like the cream on the coffee. I don’t approach it as anything but a magnificent plus.
I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us – as actors, writers, directors.
The original ‘Star Trek’ is very much a product of the ’60s – the new frontier, optimism, the idea of bringing democracy to the galaxy. It’s still a timeless show, but it’s very much a show made in the 1960s.
I’m very grateful for the career that I’ve had. And I’m very grateful for the experiences that ‘Star Trek’ has afforded me, along with my past background.
I am a classic ‘Star Trek’ fanatic.
I spent years doing ‘Star Trek’ bits and things, and a lot of people loved it, a lot of people mocked it.
I have always been a fan of ‘Star Trek.’ I love Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future.
‘Star Trek’ fans totally accepted my sexual orientation. There are a great number of LGBT people across ‘Star Trek’ fandom. The show always appealed to people that were different – the geeks and the nerds, and the people who felt they were not quite a part of society, sometimes because they may have been gay or lesbian.
When you’re a kid, ‘Star Trek’ is a slower burn. It’s funny, it’s entertaining, but it also has a maturity about it – which is its universal appeal, I think.
I went to see ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ and J.J. Abrams, who’s a friend of mine, made this film, and I went to see it at the premiere. Believe it or not, I was really blown away by the comic timing of it.
I had a stereotype in my mind of what a ‘Star Trek’ fans is, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Without Leonard Nimoy, there would have been no ‘Star Trek’ phenomenon. And without ‘Star Trek’… well, that’s a parallel universe most of us probably wouldn’t want to visit.
Which is good, in a way, because the danger in doing something like STAR TREK is that you end up in that pigeonhole and you’re doing that the rest of your life.
‘Star Trek’ is about acceptance, and the strength of the Starship Enterprise is that it embraces diversity in all its forms.
Star Trek is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me, in a career sense.
Star Trek’ ushered in the end of the Westerns. Then the canvas switched to the sci-fi canvas.
After ‘Star Trek,’ I was the commander on ‘Stargate Atlantis,’ the final season, and once my character had become a good commander, I was sorry that the show didn’t last beyond that.
Up until the time I was cast in ‘Star Trek,’ the roles were pretty shallow – thin, stereotyped, one-dimensional roles. I knew this character was a breakthrough role, certainly for me as an individual actor but also for the image of an Asian character: no accent, a member of the elite leadership team.
What they told us about ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ when we first started was that we were guaranteed 26 episodes, so that was the longest job I’ve ever had. And that was basically it – we didn’t know what the premise of the show was going to be and we waited, week by week, to see a script.
I really enjoy playing villains, whether they’re realistic like Switchblade Sam or whether they’re a bit more over-the-top like Kruge in ‘Star Trek III’ or Judge Doom in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit.’ It’s sort of a license just to be as bad as the script allows you to be – you can just go for it and have fun.
I love the fact that it’s not only about Star Trek, but about science fiction in general, and science.
Looking back now on our workload, I just shake my head at our pace. ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ was my first series, so I didn’t know anything about that when I started. I just assumed it was normal to make 26 episodes a year on a seven-day shooting schedule.
Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trek’ became. It’s still almost impossible to imagine.
It’s ‘Star Trek!’ It’s as close to an American mythology as we get. To be a part of that storytelling after being a fan since I was a teenage boy who saw the pilot episode of ‘Next Generation’ air, it’s all very surreal.
It is important to the typical ‘Star Trek’ fan that there is a tomorrow. They pretty much share the ‘Star Trek’ philosophies about life: the fact that it is wrong to interfere in the evolvement of other peoples, that to be different is not necessarily to be wrong or ugly.
I am a nerd, but I don’t dive head-first into any fiefdom of nerdiness, except for maybe ‘Star Trek.’
‘Star Trek’ is about a bunch of disparate people and what they’re capable of when they work together.
I mean, every Star Trek episode you saw was just phenomenal.
You play a hologram on ‘Star Trek,’ and you have to spew line after line. I spoke in paragraphs on ‘Star Trek.’
When I grew up, I saw the moon landing, and I was fascinated watching them as a child, and that’s what really turned me onto space and science fiction, and I started watching things like ‘Lost In Space,’ and that led me to ‘Star Trek,’ which was a major influence on my life.
This is my philosophy since ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Battlestar’: You have to be willing to have fandom hate what you’re doing or love it and not care either way on a certain level, because you cannot become a slave to their emotion or their vote. It’s not a democracy, as I’m always fond of saying.
I get called Harold the most. I think maybe ‘Harold & Kumar’ fans don’t know my name, and ‘Star Trek’ fans do know my name… Harold fans are vocal!
It shouldn’t be so difficult to determine what a planet is. When you’re watching a science fiction show like ‘Star Trek’ and they show up at some object in space and turn on the viewfinder, the audience and the people in the show know immediately whether it’s a planet or a star or a comet or an asteroid.
I’ve played four roles on ‘Star Trek.’ My favorite episode was ‘The Visitor’ on ‘Deep Space Nine.’
I can’t deal with the ears in ‘Star Trek.’ I only saw the first ‘Star Wars’ movie, and I don’t think I saw an entire ‘Star Trek’ TV show, and I certainly didn’t see the movie. I like ‘Andy Griffith’ and ‘Deadwood.’
I know stuff about ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Star Wars,’ but ‘Star Trek,’ I don’t know.
After Star Trek, I was with the top agencies, but producers and directors did not know what to do with me.
‘Star Trek’ tends to take itself a little too seriously. They were either very dramatic shows, or if we did a humorous show, it was always a little like, ‘Oh, we’re doing humor on ‘Star Trek,” especially on the original series.
Traditional economics is based on imaginary creatures sometimes referred to as ‘Homo economicus.’ I call them Econs for short. Econs are amazingly smart and are free of emotion, distraction or self-control problems. Think Mr. Spock from ‘Star Trek.’
We had some very distinguished fans: I know one chancellor of a major university who used to schedule his meetings around Star Trek. We were thrilled to discover that Frank Sinatra was a big fan.
We’ve definitely talked about making a musical episode. We definitely need to make that happen. Let’s get Lin-Manuel Miranda on the phone. He’s a Star Trek’ fan, so I feel we can make this happen.
I am often fond of saying the Trekkers are passionate about a hobby, their hobby is ‘Star Trek.’ They are by and large very imaginative, very intelligent people, and they certainly have been more than generous to me.
As I kid I watched ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica.’
I can enjoy ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Trek,’ but I really appreciate hard science fiction.
I don’t know if science and reason will ultimately help guide humanity to a better and more peaceful future, but I am certain that this belief is part of what keeps the ‘Star Trek’ fandom going.
I don’t consider it jumping ship. The ‘Star Trek’ philosophy is to embrace the diversity of the universe, and ‘Star Wars’ is part of that diversity. I also think ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ are related beyond both having the word ‘Star.’
The ‘Star Trek’ future, to me, is where we are headed. Everything is automated, and we are free to pursue our dreams. We are free to pursue lives that aren’t about working and toiling away in dangerous jobs. For example, how many of us would love to be poets, or how many of us would love to be artists?
I’m a massive Trekkie. I’ve got original artwork from the ’70s. I’ve got outfits. Yeah, I have actual ‘Star Trek’ outfits that I wear. I’m a massive, massive ‘Star Trek’ fan.
I get inspired when I look at Tom Lennon, who did ‘Reno 911!’ for six seasons while writing huge movies and directing and also doing other pilots; he did that FX pilot, the ‘Star Trek’ thing.
I wasn’t a ‘Star Trek’ fan, yet I knew who all the characters were. that goes to show what an impact the show had not just in entertainment but in life. I knew who Chekhov was and I knew who Kirk and Spock were, although I probably had never seen the show.
I really didn’t follow Star Trek.
Diminutive worlds are more likely to be rocky, and lapped by oceans and atmospheres. In the vernacular of ‘Star Trek,’ these would be M-class planets: life-friendly oases where biology could begin and bumpy-faced Klingons might exist.
I’m still a ‘Star Trek’ fan. You never stop being one.
I appreciate both… for me, I think ‘Star Wars’ is more science fantasy and is based on a lot of great legendary heroes and morality plays and stuff. And ‘Star Trek’ is just pure fun. Pure science fun. And I’ve always appreciated both.
I watched a lot of American TV, all those repeats of ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Fantasy Island,’ ‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘Lost in Space.’ All that stuff was the fodder of my childhood.
I’m sort of in for a penny, in for a pound with Star Trek, It’s my life at this point. To deny it would just be foolish.
I’m enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
We’ve heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students.
Aren’t we all ‘Star Trek’ fans? That’s the show that captured our imaginations after cartoons and everything!
STAR TREK is a show that had a vision about a future that was positive.
Almost everywhere in the world you go, people will come up and say, “Oh my God, you’re from ‘Star Trek.'”
There were terrific shows on TV like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea’ and ‘Wild Wild West.’ All us kids would watch them. We would act them out in the basement. I think I found that I could speak a bit more clearly when I was playing with other people.
There’s two tiers of science fiction: the McDonalds sci-fi like Star Trek, where they have an adventure and solve it before the last commercial, and there are books that once you’ve read, you never look at the world the same way again.
I grew up watching ‘Star Trek.’ I love ‘Star Trek.’ ‘Star Trek’ made me want to see alien creatures, creatures from a far-distant world. But basically, I figured out that I could find those alien creatures right on Earth. And what I do is I study insects.
Will Shatner, Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek have already put novels out.
‘The Next Generation’ was a lot of fun for a while, and then it wasn’t a lot of fun. The reason it wasn’t a lot of fun was that this one was going to be a guaranteed hit. The original ‘Star Trek’ was never a guaranteed hit.
The truth of the matter is, all of those guys on Star Trek: The Next Generation actually want to be me. These impersonations they do are just some way of trying to feel what it must be like to be me. And I understand that! Because it feels really good to be Patrick Stewart!
The human race is a remarkable creature, one with great potential, and I hope that ‘Star Trek’ has helped to show us what we can be if we believe in ourselves and our abilities.
As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the second season, it was the activism of the fans that revived it for a third season.
I grew up on all the ‘Star Wars’ movies and ‘Star Trek’ and all that. I just haven’t really kept current.
I’m going down in history with Star Trek. It’s a great feeling.
All of my definitions of family were heavily influenced by my ‘Star Trek’ experience.
My father watched all the ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ that you could imagine, along with the martial arts. So I was into all that as a youngster, and I always rooted for the bad guy.
Star Trek characters never go shopping.
I would like – either as an actor, or producer or even director – to do something sci-fi or action-related. I like sci-fi, always have, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ and all that stuff.
‘Star Trek’ is science fiction. ‘Star Wars’ is science fantasy. Based on the episodes I worked on, I think with ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars,’ we’re starting to see a merging, though. It does deal, philosophically, with some of the issues of the time, which is always something ‘Star Trek’ was known for.
I’ve often reflected on this in the past weeks as I’ve been following the presidential campaign: Very often, I thought it would have been great for both of these guys to sit down and be force-fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek.
‘Star Trek’ is still my signature role because once you do a ‘Star Trek’ series, it’s never really out of the marketplace.
‘Star Trek’ is the McDonald’s of science fiction; it’s fast food storytelling. Every problem is like every other problem. They all get solved in an hour. Nobody ever gets hurt, and nobody needs to care. You give up an hour of your time, and you don’t really have to get involved. It’s all plastic.
I get that a lot of people love ‘Star Wars’ – and I could see that you can love both and they can coexist in our lives. But the DNA of ‘Star Trek’ is different in as far as it’s human beings, it’s us in the future.
Having grown up on ‘Star Trek,’ I’ve had one great dream since childhood, and that is to see my life end somewhere other than here on Earth.
I was brought to Hollywood by Gene Roddenberry and Michael Eisner, chosen from 600 hopefuls to star in the original ‘Star Trek’ motion picture. The success of the film, coupled with the allure that I had shaved my head for the role, put a spotlight on me.
The question always arose from both fans and friends was, ‘Have you ever done ‘Star Trek,’ and if not, would you want to?’ And the answer was always, ‘No, I haven’t, and yes, I would love to!’ So now, at the age of 57, I can finally say, ‘I’m in the new Star Trek!’ And I’m so excited about it!
‘Star Trek’ still – I’m kind of intrigued by the way that the standard foods of various non-humans are sometimes portrayed as downright disgusting.
I was a big fan of ‘Star Trek.’ But then again, you know, ‘Star Trek’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘Doctor Who’, I wasn’t a big fan, but you know, when they ask you and they cast you and it drops in your lap, how can you say no to these franchises.
It cannot be said often enough that science fiction as a genre is incredibly educational – and I’m speaking the written science fiction, not ‘Star Trek.’ Science fiction writers tend to fill their books if they’re clever with little bits of interesting stuff and real stuff.
It wasn’t until the first season ended that I went to my first Star Trek convention. It was in Denver. There were two and a half thousand people there.
One of my favorite things about ‘Star Trek’ wasn’t just the overt banter but the humor in that show about the relationships between the main characters and their reactions to the situations they would face; there was a lot of comedy in that show without ever breaking its reality.
I’m a big ‘Star Trek’ fan.
I don’t think I’m the world’s most die-hard sci-fi fan, but I definitely grew up watching ‘Star Trek’ religiously – all of them: the original, ‘Next Generation,’ ‘Deep Space Nine,’ ‘Voyager.’ I think sci-fi has an important place in the cinema world. Fantasy is a big part of why films actually exist.
When I try to be funny, it always makes me more nervous that I’m trying too hard, and then my brain that already thinks too much jumps into hyper drive, and I light-speed start talking ‘Star Trek’ to someone who’s talking ‘Star Wars.’ Anyway, it doesn’t work out usually when I ‘try’ to be funny.
Well, you know, ‘Spaceballs’ is a weird combination, because it’s a simple, sweet little fairytale, and it’s crazy and out-there and making fun of and taking apart sci-fi, ‘Star Wars’, and ‘Star Trek’.
By all standards, except for ‘Star Trek’ standards, 98 episodes of any television show is a wildly successful run.
It still frightens me a little bit to think that so much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek and almost nothing else.
If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books and the Quest for Tomorrow books, you’ll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic questions that Star Trek asked.
The organization that it takes to make a movie like ‘Star Trek’ is amazing, intimidating and fascinating.
I’ve never seen one Star Trek in my whole life.
Personally, I’m not into ‘Star Trek’ or physics or comic books, but I know I might be in the minority.
Growing up, one of the shows that the entire family ate dinner at the table was ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’ That was one of the greatest television shows ever, and then I’m a fan of ‘Firefly.’
I wasn’t an avid watcher of the original ‘Star Trek.’ But they’d pull out this thing to communicate without wires and you thought, ‘Yeah, right.’ Now… we’re doing that with cellphones. So I think our minds are more open to the unimaginable.
Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek?
I started by looking everything up in a Star Trek dictionary so I knew what I was talking about, but you can’t do that because they talk in circles, and half of it doesn’t make sense, so you’ll just end up driving yourself more insane.
What’s impressed me about ‘Star Trek’ fans is how many generations they span and how many nations they represent. They are all over the place.
I’ve never actually seen a Star Trek, but I have seen an Alien movie.
I’m not a massive ‘Star Trek’ fan.
‘Star Trek’ works for me because it deals with the petty issues of humankind.
I had never seen much of Star Trek, or any other science fiction, before I was cast. But Seven’s wonderful.
‘Star Trek’ was an attempt to say humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms.
There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek, Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command style and countless scholarly papers that have been written about the significance of Next Generation.
I think anybody with any intelligence sits down and sees Star Trek not a kids’ show.
As a fan of the franchise, I count myself among the countless LGBTQ fans who have longed to see themselves and our relationships depicted on ‘Star Trek.’
Of course, the young male demographic has always been the target demographic for ‘Star Trek,’ the men ageing fifteen to about twenty-five or thirty, a very tough market to appeal to.
I think the potential for man is so enormous, if we can stay alive long enough, we’re going to be seeing a lot of what Star Trek is projecting.
All I ever wanted to do when I was a kid was be in a Broadway musical and to be in ‘Star Trek,’ and I can finally say I’ve done that.
‘Star Trek’ was inspiring to me.
When Gene first contacted me for ‘Star Trek,’ he gave me the part of Spock to read! I’m glad I didn’t take it because I don’t think anyone could have played Spock better than Leonard Nimoy.
It takes a certain kind of person who loves ‘Star Trek’ to bring it to life.
I’ve been getting a lot of science fiction scripts which contained variations on my ‘Star Trek’ character and I’ve been turning them down. I strongly feel that the next role I do, I should not be wearing spandex.
I was a huge fan of the original ‘Star Trek,’ and I’d never even dreamed that I would someday be captain of a starship.
When I came out to L. A., I got a part in an episode of ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ and I hired an acting coach.
‘Star Trek’ speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow – it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.
At the core of ‘Star Trek’ is Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future. So much of science-fiction is about a dystopian society with human civilization having crumbled. He had an affirmative, shining, positive view of the future.
Even a small village in the middle of Africa with a 3D printer will have access to any good it can download. The world of the ‘Star Trek’ replicator is not far away.
‘Star Trek’ scared me a lot more than ‘White Jazz.’ It terrified me, really. Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character. It was the bigger challenge, so I had to take it.
Between ‘Futurama’ and ‘Simpsons,’ I’m able to work with the voices of Michael Jackson, Dustin Hoffman, and the cast of ‘Star Trek.’ It’s great, you know; it’s great to work with such talented people.
I got into writing to become a ‘Star Trek’ writer. I was a rabid fan. I had shelves and shelves and shelves of action figures in my bedroom that scared away more dates than I care to admit to.
I once went to a ‘Star Trek’ convention by mistake – I thought I was going to a ‘Doctor Who’ one.
My mother fed my love of demons, science fiction, and paranormal. She was a devout horror movie fan who kept me up until the wee hours to watch ‘Outer Limits,’ ‘Night Gallery,’ ‘Twilight Zone,’ and ‘Star Trek.’ We lived to watch those reruns.
That was the great, great thing about ‘Star Trek,’ that it was a show that people could tune into at all sorts of different levels.
‘Lost’ is an entity of its own. It’s still such a culture touchstone that I think it’ll be something people go back to for a long time, like ‘Star Trek.’ I’m just so amazed by the show’s popularity.
The thing about ‘Star Trek’ is that it is not judgmental. You can do what ever you want, within reason.
The wonderful thing about ‘Star Trek’ is that they’re very open to suggestions for scripts and story ideas from the viewers. That’s really unique.
In the original ‘Star Trek’ TV series, space stations served as deep-space research laboratories, as well as rendezvous points where starships could dock before exploring the unknown. When we were envisioning our own space station, the applications were similar.
Most visions of extraterrestrial life are actually steeped in human hubris. The fictional extraterrestrials of ‘Star Trek’ or a hundred other space operas are less alien than many of my neighbors. And funny, the ones running the place are mostly WASPish men.
I’ve never watched an episode of ‘Star Trek.’ For real.
I’ve agreed to do several Star Trek conventions this coming year.