Saturday, February 1, 2014

"That's now. That's real now."

The original Star Trek television series (1966-1969) was a science fiction that at times felt like Shakespeare in space. Certainly this is true of what William Shatner brought to his character. Prior to taking on the role of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, Shatner was Stratford regular.

As with Shakespeare, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry drew on current events when constructing his story lines. In the clip above, a hippie cult, led by Doctor Severin, is rescued by the U.S.S. Enterprise, only to take over the ship and its crew.

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