Star Trek turns 50 this week! (Whether the actual date is today or on Thursday depends on which side of the 49th Parallel you live on….)
Fifty years ago this show blazed the trail for Science Fiction and Fantasy on the small screen, allowing the unconventional to enter mainstream consciousness. Of course, as I mentioned before, I am far more impressed with how it influenced future scientists and engineers, and fueled public interest in space exploration.
Not bad for a show running on a shoe-string budget!
P.S. I guess Cryptic is celebrating Star Trek’s 50th by kicking off the console version of Star Trek Online? Playstation and XBox, I think. I don’t own a gaming console and I don’t have any interest in them, so I haven’t been following this news… but this is a good thing, right?
I just hope this doesn’t mean the PC version of STO becomes an orphan if Cryptic decides to put more development resources on the console version.