I don’t really go for reviews of books, shows, or movies. Professional critics opinions don’t sway my decision to watch or read something.

If you ask me for a recommendation or my opinion, I’ll give it, but writing unsolicited reviews is too much like the book reports I was assigned in school. And if I didn’t do the work then, why would I do it now?

So this is not a review, but there is just one thing I want say.

My wife and I recently finished watching all three seasons of the original Star Trek tv series. Watched the last two episodes last night.

Now, I lost count back in the first season (not that I tried to keep count), but I’m pretty sure that Captain James T Kirk of the Starship Enterprise had more girlfriends, ex-girlfriends, wives and ex-wives than there are stars in the sky.

I mean, the universe is vast and traveled to every corner of it and beyond. And somehow, he kept running into former lovers almost everywhere he went. And if he didn’t run into one, he made new ones, by starting a relationship, and then leaving them behind.

“To go where no man has gone before.” No man, perhaps, but every woman Captain Kirk ever met apparently got there first, just so he could run into them when he finally got there.

This seemed a very common theme throughout the seasons. Something my wife and I commented on often.

Next up is Star Trek: The Next Generation. I wonder how many ex-girlfriends and former lovers we’ll run into this time around?

2 thoughts on “this is too much like homework

  1. Blimey, Kirk sounds worse than James Bond when it comes to these kinds of shenanigans. Captain James T. Kirk – to boldly go to the intergalactic divorce office more times than anyone has ever gone before.


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