Sunday, August 21, 2011

Star Trek As We Know It Blogfest

Lt. McKendry reporting for duty, Captain.
First of all, I want to thank Commander Garrett for hosting this blogfest.  It was lots of fun to think about all the episodes.
I got into Star Trek because my brother and my Dad were big fans.  I loved it!  Captain Kirk was gorgeous and I loved all the cool space gadgets.  I could never really get into the Next Generation though.  I was too attached to the old cast.
Last weekend we started introducing our kids to the originals with the first pilot episode and we are working our way through watching the whole first season.  My 7 year old son was laughing at the "graphics" but he loved the stories.

My Favorite Characters:

Captain James T. Kirk--Is there any more I can say?

Spock-- I love his confusion at Kirk's illogical notions

Dr. McCoy-- The good doctor's humor is infectious.

Lt. Uhura-- She's just awesome!

Mr. Sott--  He always finds a way to get those engines running.

Favorite Episodes (from original series) /Movies:

The Trouble With Tribbles--Oh they were so cute!  I really thought I could have one as a pet. (I was pretty young)

Day of the Dove--The alien who fed on negative energy, it made my brothers and I think twice before squabbling.

The Voyage Home- Movie-  My favorite line is from Scotty:  "" "How quaint!"

The Enterprise Incident-- Who doesn't love the Romulan cloaking device?

The Wrath of Khan-- I never forgot that earwig scene.

Live Long and Prosper
Lt. McKendry signing off


  1. I just beamed in to read this and I agree wholeheartedly.

  2. Great list, and yes, the original did not have great graphics, but they were state of the art then. I'm so glad they released the digital retouched ones, just wish I had them before I got the DVD set.

  3. say, that is not far you went with all the best... now i am going to have change my list. kidding.


  4. Welcome aboard, Lt. McKendry! We share a lot of favourites. Yay!

  5. McCoy always cracked me up; I got a kick out of his antagonistic relationship with Spock. What did you think of the latest reboot film?

  6. I think the tribbles and the earwigs will stay with us for all times. lol Some things you see as a child just never leaves ... like the heart ripping scene in Indiana Jones TOD. Saw that in the theater as a child and was never the same. lol
    Great answers! Captain Kirk was indeed a hottie and Uhura kicks butt. Love her!

  7. I liked that scene from Voyage Home as well. Scotty was funny.

  8. Lt. Uhura was awesome. As a kid I could not get enough of here. Often I tuned in just because of her.

  9. Great list! Good to see how well the origal holds holds up with fans. I grew up on the original series, and it'll always hold a special place for me.


  10. You definitely have several of my favorites on your list. Aren't some of the classics the best?

  11. LOL. Yes, I loved it when Scotty was talking into the mouse? to get the computer and finally had to type. :) That has to be the best movie.

  12. Great episode choices. And you're lucky your parents introduced you young :D
    Although I am *technically* on Team Picard, I quite enjoy Kirk, partly because I identify with him in terms of personality.
    IMHO, Uhura never got enough time in ToS, which was something in enjoyed in the 2009 movie. She always seemed like a secret badass-- plus both versions played by *stunning* actresses (yes, I'm shallow).

  13. Great list! What fun this is walking down memory lane with fellow trekkies... :D Cheers!

  14. We both have a love for TOS :) I liked that episode with the negative energy, too. Oh heck, I liked them all.

  15. Great choices! Gotta love Kirk and Spock! :)

  16. Good picks! I see you're a big fan of the original series.

  17. Thanks everyone for all the great comments! It's been so much fun to trek around the blogosphere reading everybody's favorites!

    Milo- I loved the newest movie. I didn't think I would but it was great!

    PK- You're right, the Indie Jones TOD rip your heart out scene disturbed my young mind for a long time!

    Yes, I'm a true fan of the originals. They might have some cheesy moments but that is part of their charm.

  18. Love "Voyage Home" it had great lines.

  19. Thanks for sharing your picks. You obviously love the original series characters a bit more than I do, but I like most of yours, and I'll have to watch "Day of the Dove" again. Thanks for warping around the Federation with us!

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  20. Another stalwart of the classic Star Trek. Great choices :O)

  21. Yes! Another Purist! I never could get into any of the new series either. Good to meet you.


  22. Great list and very true to the original.