“Nature abhors a vacuum.” – Spock, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
What’s five years among friends?
Back in 2008, I wanted to turn my passion for all things Star Trek into a website and blog. I had the best of intentions and I had just enough know-how to make it happen. I figured that with a brand-new feature film coming, there was no better time to start–there would be plenty of strange new worlds, lifeforms, and civilizations to explore in the Final Frontier…
…or so I thought. What was it Steinbeck wrote? “The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry?” Indeed, they did.
Life changed course a couple of times and brought different challenges and, over time, this brand new blog died on the vine very quickly.
In the last five years, Star Trek has seen its popularity explode with a whole new era of fans in the wake of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. The 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation has seen the release of the series on BluRay and it’s never looked better! All episodes of all Star Trek series now stream on StarTrek.com. New novels, new comic books, new collectibles–even a brand new multi-platform third person video game!
Star Trek has been able to keep itself relevant in American culture for nearly a half century–something that few franchises have ever done–and there’s no telling what the future will bring.
“If change is inevitable, predictable, beneficial, doesn’t logic demand that you be a part of it? One man cannot summon the future. But one man can change the present.” – Capt. James T. Kirk, “Mirror, Mirror”
As a result, I figured there was no better time to relaunch this site and share our love of Star Trek with fans. Whether you’ve been a fan for decades or for only a few weeks, we hope you’ll visit the site from time to time as it grows and adds content.
In addition to this blog, we’ll expand to a podcast and then portals for each of the series and films. Over time, we’ll include convention reports, reviews of books, games, episodes. The future of this site is as vast as Star Trek itself.
So, the relaunch starts small but it starts now, full speed ahead.