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29 Days of Star Trek Meme: Day 4 - What was the first episode/movie you watched?
trio, together, seventh year
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I can't remember my first experience of watching Star Trek. I'm sure it was TNG. I vividly remember scenes in the conference room, the darkness, the gleaming table, Geordi's VISOR, the stars streaming past the windows so beautifully and steadily, (and the fact that none of the characters even paid any attention to them, like those amazing stars were just a taken for granted everyday part of their lives.) And I remember being afraid of Worf, because the pattern of his forehead makeup made him look super-angry. But I have no memories that I can tie to any specific episode.

The first episode I can definitely remember watching was when I was eleven years old. It was TOS, A Private Little War. I thought aspects of that episode were really fascinating, like the whole Cold War plot with giving weapons to the alien race, and Spock's healing trance, but it was all firmly overshadowed by the ridiculousness of the guy in a big fluffy pastel sparkly unicorn-yeti suit with footie pajama feet. I thought that was the dumbest-looking thing I had ever seen. Hey, I was eleven, gimme a break!

Also, I remember being seriously, seriously disturbed by the concept of phasers that could vaporize your body and leave nothing behind, not even a charred crisp, as if you had never existed at all. That was just the creepiest thing ever for me.

Day 1 - Which Star Trek series is your favorite?
Day 2 - Who is your favorite character?
Day 3 - Who is your least favorite character?
Day 5 - What was the first Star Trek series you watched?
Day 6 - Your favorite canon pairing? (Canon being the series and the movies, including the reboot.)
Day 7 - Your favorite non-canon pairing?
Day 8 - Your favorite actor/actress? (Not the same as character.)
Day 9 - What's your favorite episode?
Day 10 - What's your favorite species? (Humans are a species as well.)
Day 11 - What's your least favorite species? (See question 9 about species.)
Day 12 - What's your favorite funny moment?
Day 13 - What's your favorite dramatic moment?
Day 14 - What's your favorite Star Trek quote?
Day 15 - How did you get into Star Trek?
Day 16 - Are you involved with Star Trek fandom?
Day 17 - Have you read any of the books? If so, which ones?
Day 18 - If you could be any species in the Star Trek universe, what would you be?
Day 19 - How did the Star Trek reboot affect you?
Day 20 - Of the minor characters (one shots, not the recurring ones) who’s your favorite?
Day 21 - Which Star Trek food would you want to try at least once?
Day 22 - Which Star Trek world would you want to visit at least once?
Day 23 - Is there anything you'd want to change about Star Trek? Why?
Day 24 - Is there anything about Star Trek that has disappointed you?
Day 25 - How has Star Trek changed you?
Day 26 - Lots of Star Trek Parodies out there. Which do you dig?
Day 27 - What would you cross over with Star Trek?
Day 28 - Your favorite friendship in Star Trek?
Day 29 - If you could tell Gene Roddenberry one thing, Star Trek related or not, what would it be?

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Hi! Just checking out your LJ and found one of my favorite things to talk about! I was nine and was watching The Wild Wild West (TV show) and Star Trek came on after. I remember I was eating M&M's. I was totally enthralled and could barely understand what was going on. My Mother asked me if the pointy eared guy was the devil. Then she wandered off. It was TOS "The Naked Time" the one where a virus makes everyone lose their inhibitions. What an episode to start with! I remember by the time Mr. Spock (under the influence of the virus) sobbed and said "My Mother...I could never tell her I loved her." I was hooked. And in love deep with a green-blooded pointy-eared alien. My very first crush. I became a fangirl that night and never looked back. Mr. Spock is and will always be my first love. LLAP

Thanks for the comment! Oh yes, that was such an amazing and affecting episode and set up so much about Spock's character. Watching Star Trek TOS I never fail to be impressed with the character writing.

I just love it when my friends get along. :-)

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