To watch every Star Trek episode: A Nerd’s goal

James / August 13th, 2012

One of my favorite shows as a kid was the original Star Trek series. They used to play a lot of re-runs on TV. The past year, I’ve been watching the Blu-ray editions. I think it’s a great idea that you have the option to watch the enhanced versions or the originals unaltered. Maybe Star Wars could take some advice on that. Ooh! I just took a jab at Star Wars in a Star Trek post. I’ll be caught in a crossfire of light sabers and phasers!

Another thing I like about the Blu-rays is that they take up much less space on my shelf than the VHS tapes. Speaking of the VHS tapes, the episodes are ordered completely differently. That confused the hell out of me. At first, I thought the Blu-rays were wrong, until I figured out the VHS tapes number the episodes in the order they were made. The Blu-rays number them in the order they originally aired. I’ve just been schooled!

The reason I’m writing this, other than because I felt like it, is because I have to confess I’ve never seen every single episode. How can I be a nerd and not see every episode of Star Trek? Watching an entire TV series is a big task. I’ve only done it a few times (Twilight Zone and TMNT are the only I can think of at the moment). So far, it’s been taking a whole year. (I don’t have a whole lot of time.) I just finally made it to the third season which I hear is not that good.

To any Star Trek fans out there, tell me your thoughts on the series, and give me the strength to complete this quest!


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