Whatever our lives might have been, if the time continuum was disrupted, our destinies have changed.
WASH because I wanted to make a gorram photoset of Wash
“A starship captain’s most solemn oath is that he will give his life, even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive.” (Captain James T. Kirk)
“Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey — reminds us to cherish every moment because they’ll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we’ve lived. After all, Number One, we’re only mortal.” (Captain Jean-Luc Picard)
“There’s an old saying, Fortune favors the bold. Well, I guess we’re about to find out.” (Captain Benjamin Sisko)
“Abandon ship? The answer’s ‘no.’ I’m not breaking up the family. We’re stronger as a team.” (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Star Trek is nearly 50 years old now and it’s been around for so long because I think it offers hope for us as a species. The thing people have always been attracted to (with Star Trek) is the idea that we might live beyond this age of conflict and uncertainty. And it’s not only that, but it’s also the ability to work together and live in a world where everyone is accepted no matter who you are.
The original series with Gene Roddenberry was incredibly progressive. It started barely 20 years after the end of World War II, with a Japanese officer aboard the Enterprise, a black woman in charge of an entire division, and a Russian on board—albeit in subordinate roles, but it was an incredibly progressive move. It offered this utopian idea of cooperation and that’s always going to be something to strive toward until we actually achieve it. In that respect, Star Trek will never go out of fashion.
Stephen Fry: I’ve known Hugh for over 30 years and there hasn’t been a day where he hasn’t played the piano — he hasn’t practiced — he hasn’t got better and better