I have been sucked in by a show about a bunch of idiots being lead by a suspiciously accented man with a thing for earl gray in space and I love it
- Question: How many relationships did you have with aliens during the series?
- Shatner: Only one, but it was continuous.
Eventually the 20th Century History class at Starfleet Academy stops being a fringey elective and becomes a required course, and all the cadets are like “this is so irrelevant, why do we have to learn this” and anyone who’s been around for a while is like “there is an 812% chance that you will time travel to the 20th century during your Starfleet career”
"but the temporal prime directive"
"At the very least you will get trapped a holodeck program based on the 20th century, and you will need to know all these weird idioms"
"But why is it only the 20th - "
"We don’t know why it’s only the 20th century we have a whole corps of scientists trying to figure out what’s happening with that it seriously makes no sense but in the meantime, knowing how to work a combustion engine is pretty much guaranteed to save your life so get the hell on that."
because what better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of star trek than having the director of the next film be a guy who thought making a one night stand joke would be a great reference to a character played by majel barrett, huge star trek icon and wife of star trek creator gene roddenberry