Star Trek – 50 Years 

“Star Trek the Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages” by Andrew Fazekas.

Star Trek 50 year anniversary and still going strong. We all know how the real science relates to science fiction since 1966. I consider myself a Star Trek fan, following every TV episode and movie, since it started. 

I’m also interested in “Star Trek the Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages” by Andrew Fazekas.  It sounds amazing ! 

Relating the true science from science fiction is certainly what I look forward to.

Here I am writing on my iPad, just one of many inspirations from Star Trek. Remember the first Star Trek pilot episode, “The Cage”, in January 1965, starring Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike, Majel Barrett as Number One, and Leonard Nimoy as Spock? The moment the doors to the bridge opened up automatically? Supermarkets across the world were so intrigue with that piece of science fiction, engineers made it happen in real life. So next time you go to your favourite grocery store and pass by the automated sliding glass doors, just remember where the idea originated. 

We may never see warp drive or teleportation but it may closely resemble it in our future. 

I wrote a piece about teleportation and how’s it pretty much impossible…unless we sent a hologram of us to the farthest M5 planet OR manipulate human molecules into what is called,” The Floating Molecules”. This controversial procedure can change the human molecular composition into floating translucent molecules, finally making teleportation a reality.

Graphic Photo by Bari Demers

Ever since I can remember, I would draw detailed spaceships, showing the booster engines in the back and an astronaut up front, flying across the universe. This was way before Star Trek or Lost in Space became a regular TV series. When my uncle took me to see the matinee, “War of the World’s”, I was in heaven ! Oh, the thought of another alien species visiting earth turned my life around. I started asking questions. Where did we come from? Is it possible Aliens have visit us before ? 

When I learn how to read, I looked everywhere for science fiction material. 
Soon, I was writing my own. Today isn’t any different, my imagination runs wild with storyline after storyline. It’s hard to keep up to my imagination, as writing takes time and perseverance. Maybe in the future, we will be able to transform our imagination into a hologram ; the possibilities are endless!

When in Jr High School ( Fulton, Vernon, BC) I wrote a short story about teleportation in my English class, for no other then my English teacher named, Mr English. Go figure! He so happened to a Science teacher with other classes. When he read my piece of material, he was mad ! He scolded me, telling me teleportation is complete rubbish, and I should concentrate on the science, before I tackle science fiction. Confused by his outrage, rereading my story, it was evident the science of hologram theory was a possibility. Of course, he never could envision it and proceeded to give me a C minus. 

This unpleasant experience hit home and made me even more determined then before.

Before you knew, I made absolutely sure the science was behind the science fiction, reading every science magazine I could get my hands on. I kept writing and have never looked back since. In my later years I turned to screenplays, just because I imagined my script turning into a blockbuster movie. That’s when I started my own website called James Montana Scripts, featuring my screenplay, “Black Angels“. 

The journey from drawing to writing has always been a part of my life, and so has Star Trek. If you’re enthusiastic as I am, then please read my stories on WordPress and Blogger. And join me on Twitter

Here’s some examples: 

See more of my stories linked from my website too.

Live Long and Prosper! 

Original photo by The Big Bang TV Series

It was sad to hear the passing of Leonard Nimoy – Star Treks legendary Science Officer Mr Spock, our beloved Vulcan. So, of course, I had to write about my feelings. 

Congratulations Star Trek for 50 years and I can only wish our great great great great grandchildren will look back and remember the day Star Trek gave us science fiction and scientists turned it into reality. No doubt they will think we lived in the stone ages. 

By Bari Demers 

NOTE : I’m always asked why I present my writing in the above format.  It’s not the correct format. The reason is, most viewers are bombarded by so much information on the Internet, the attention span is very short.  So, to compensate for this, I break up my article and stories into quick readable blocks of information.  For example, it’s rare readers will take the time to read this footnote.  Cheers! Have an awesome day😎 

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