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20 TREKKERS Real Life: The Final Frontier BY MARK EMANUEL MENDOZA The impact of this great show on the development of my own life began back in 1966 when both Star Trek and I were born. My father and uncle were fans of The Original Series and my earliest recollections were of sitting and watching it with them. My love for science fiction began almost immediately. Not just any science fiction, mind you, but specifically Star Trek. You see, this show taught me as a pup how to be a member of a team and how cultural diversity is an advantage, not something to be feared.
This Borg in a catsuit, turning Star Trek into Borgwatch, overshadowed the authority of Captain Janeway; it seemed like every other episode was about Seven of Nine! Mr. Braga later admitted that this hap- 45 TRESCKERS pened because it was simply easier for the writers to write for her. Many blame him for the defanging of the Borg. In TNG, the Borg were ruthless and scary — on Voyager, they negotiated. Mind you, all of this occurred after Braga took the reins on Voyager during season three. Then, Ronald D.
The reason for this type of life learning, I firmly believe, is that Star Trek is not really science fiction. It takes place in space and there are Klingons and Gorn to deal with, but I fervently believe that Star Trek is LIFE. The virtues and skills taught by this landmark piece of Americana are ones that helped develop leadership and 3O STAR TREK CHANGED MY LIFE humanity and continue to do so. In our daily lives, are not fair play and justice still the ideal? Do we all not have to deal with our own personal Klingons and Romulans?