Happy 45th Birthday, Star Trek!
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Every serious Star Trek fan remembers the date September 8, 1966. Technically, it’s not a holiday, but to Trek fans, it should be.

Forty-five years ago today, NBC began airing Star Trek, starting with “The Man Trap,” the sixth episode produced — again, another well known fan fact.  All of that was about eight years before my time.  But even after “my time” began, those original series episodes seemed to be … well, old and boring.  Chessy sets & costumes and poor special effects for a child in the early 80s.  I was too young to care about the more important issues Trek was really talking about — those philosophical and cultural aspects and the better future every serious Trek fan will tell you why he or she enjoys the series.

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Jay has been the Commanding Officer of the USS Continuum since January 2010.
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