Dave--very interesting. Star Trek was "THE" program for future engineers when I was growing up and going through school. We knew that with the proper educational background, work ethic and resourcefulness, any problem could be solved. As you mentioned, all of this was created with individuals of varying ethnic backgrounds. This is one thing Gene Roddenberry demanded from the scripts--diversity. I also enjoyed the fact that he used individuals with differing skill sets in contributing to solutions. They all worked together. (Wonder if any members of Congress ever watched the program.)
Of course; now I really want to watch your video! And while the link successfully loaded a BIS page, the video stated, "Invalid Source" and does not execute. Maybe we're on opposite sides of a firewall.
I was asked to do a department video by a former employer. They had asked for it to be based on "The Trouble With Tribbles" (obviously unaware of the derogatory adapted quotes that leapt to everyone mind who had actually seen the episode) so we talked them into "A Taste of Armeggedon" with a splash of "The Voyage Home" (aka "Star Trek: Save the Whales"), we had an old DPS-7 that had to be replaced. They also wanted us to show everyone in the department and keep the video under 5 minutes. Other departments made videos, but ours was the only one to come in under 5 minutes. The next year they asked me to edit all the department videos. This had been my first one, the link is to my 12th anniversary version I recut on my home computer instead of the tape to tape version of the original, which allowed me to add overlays.
That is right. Forgot about that. Guess I need to watch these again. It has been a while and this article has me thinking it is time for a Star Trek marathon! Get up Saturday morning and watch all the Star Trek movies. The first one is horrible, but it just wouldn't seem fair to skip this one.
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