Saturday, August 20, 2011

Local Pride for Televisions Most Famous Star Ship Captain

The small town of Riverside, Iowa (pop. 1,008) is tremendously proud of its most famous son, James Tiberius Kirk: so the citizens erected a monument to mark the site of his birth.

James T. Kirk was the famous star ship Captain in the first Star Trek series. Created by Gene Rodenberry, it was an American science fiction television series, ran from 1966- 1969 and left the way for numerous movies, future television series, book and a cult following. 

The intro monologue which has began many Star Trek episodes started like this;

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."

 Even today, you can find Star Trek episodes here;


Morgan Mandel said...

I never watched Star Trek, but it was very popular and they still have conventions for it.

Morgan Mandel