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  •  Star Trek connection (4.00)
    David Gerrold may be best known for writing the original Star Trek episodes The Trouble With Tribbles and The Cloud Minders.  His other books include The World of Star Trek: The Show the Network Could Not Kill and The Trouble With Tribbles: The Birth, Sale, and Final Production of One Episode.

    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. -Salvor Hardin.

    by Ronskian on Sun Jul 17, 2005 at 12:11:18 PM PDT

    •  I am a certifiable trekkie (none)
      That is perhaps the original root of my liberalism. ;-)

      Gerrold was also deeply involved in TNG and was largely responsible for the development of Riker's character.

      •  Idealism... (none)
        I too must confess that my idealism can be attributed to Star Trek. I watched the show every day after school and was enthralled with its revolutionary (at the time) ideas.

        To my mind, Star Trek challenged my views of the establishment and inspired me to take certain positions on issues such a racism, war, equality, and economic justice.

        I'm not saying it was the only source of my 'political awakening' but, it was an important one (OMG, my kids accuse me of being a trekkie and now I sound like one too!).

        Great diary by the way, thanks.  

        In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. - J. William Fulbright

        by IndigoBlues2 on Sun Jul 17, 2005 at 02:46:01 PM PDT

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        •  Me too (none)
          Star Trek influenced me for the better in a lot of ways.

          In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

          by jabbausaf on Sun Jul 17, 2005 at 03:02:18 PM PDT

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