Fandom Exploration: Star Trek

I feel like I am the most inappropriate contributor to the blog cough Seven of Ten cough to write this particular blog, but alas we are here and I have tried to prepare myself to continue the Fandom Exploration into the world of the Trekkies or Trekkers.

There have been many incarnations of Star Trek since it's debut in 1966. You have the The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and The Animated just television shows alone. Yep...Yep there is a lot of canon here.

So here are just a few things that  you need to know....

- The United Federation of Planets is a interplanetary republic that has a humanitarian and peacekeeping mission. One of the basic themes of Star Trek is a Utopian society and you can see that the Federation is clearly trying to maintain peace, acceptance, and exploration of the galaxies. By appointing themselves this position they often find themselves as the police of the universe. 

- USS Enterprise is the base ship for most of the early adventures as well as the reboot. The Enterprise is so recognizable it has been converted into Christmas ornaments, pizza cutters, and I even have the Enterprise's blueprints above my desk at work. 

- Warp Speed is the way that the ships travel around universe. It allows them to travel so quickly without having to "hibernate" in that typically spacey way. Warp Speed needs a Warp Core to function and those Warp Cores can be a bit temperamental. Whenever something on the ship goes wrong, you can bet your bottom dollar that the Warp Core is going to be out of sorts that day. 

- Phasers are the weapons of choice in the Star Trek Universe. They have all sorts of settings. Disintegrate. Disable. But the most famous of these settings is Stun. You can hear a lot of commands to "Set your Phasers to Stun" in any of the shows. 

- One of my favorite things about Star Trek are the captains. William Shatner actually has a full documentary about being a Star Trek Captain. These guys have to keep their heads on straight and command a full ship of people/species,  but they are just people too. Once again you'll notice the change races and gender further embracing Gene Rodenberry's view of equality throughout the universe. 

I hope you guys enjoyed a small exploration of the Star Trek Universe! Stick around of our last set of Explorations in a couple Mondays! Until then, stay exceptionally chic & exquisitely geek! 

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