I thought they made up Antares and Rigel systems. Who knew they were real when I was a kid in the 60’s.
Check out how small the Sun is though.
Clearly missing here of course is Ceti Alpha 5 and 6. For Wrath Of Khan fans, you know what I’m referring to. The Botany Bay.
It’s why you need a person who can think about many different outcomes and how it affects people and countries down the line who might not be the subject of the decision you are making. Every decision affects others, some in ways you can’t predict or even imagine
It is one of the defining characteristics of a leader vs a ruler.
It’s a combination of poker and chess. You have to think many moves ahead and understand others tendencies to know how to act and react. Some moves are a distraction. Some are to set up another move.
Few have this talent. Eisenhower had to lead on the battlefield and out think his enemies. Reagan brought down the Soviet Union by having them spend themselves into destruction. He had the nerve to walk out on negotiations at Reykjavik to show the ruler of the other super power at the time how to negotiate. The press said he was starting WWIII because they did not understand 3 dimensional thinking.
Trump kept North Korea, China and Russia in check by having them be unsure of his next move. He was always a step ahead of them
We are now being played by the Chinese, OPEC, the Russians and others because we are predictable and show 2 dimensional leadership.
When I saw Lou Gerstner resurrect IBM and hold it together, I said I would vote for him for president. He understood what it took to manage an octopus of an organization. He had vision for an outcome that his predecessor wasn’t qualified to do. It is why I don’t support career politicians, because their goal is egocentric, to get power and keep it, mostly to get re-elected.
It is also important to have to deal with those not from your country and those on many levels from worker to C-Suite.
Conversely, being a political animal qualifies you for being woke and knowing how to work the system, not lead a country.
For our country to return to greatness, we need to have new leadership who has the ability to see the whole picture, even though it hasn’t occurred yet.
Here is a discussion of how Kirk beat Khan in the Mutara Nebula. Khan was in battle on an ocean, while Kirk fought in space. That is 2D vs 3D.
It is better to have someone who has managed a budget and hired/fired/promoted/demoted people, not have a staff who tells you what to do. You can see why either governors or businessmen have been better leaders than senators.
It is clear that we are lacking leadership. You have to keep promises that you make on the campaign trail. If not, you will be judged by them.
The world is watching what you do to predict how you will act next. It is why I fear for the Ukraine and Taiwan. When they saw that we walked away from Afghanistan, they knew we were not going to stop anyone by thought or force.
Were I a leader of an opposing country right now, I wouldn’t fear any retaliation by the US, NATO or any like organization. The US leadership has devolved that quickly.
Those that wish to attack us from within or by trade, bio-weapon or negotiation don’t fear the USA right now.
We need leadership, not politicians who spout promises and demean opponents.
The mid-term elections will have consequences.
This morning, William Shatner will ride aboard Blue Origin at 90 years of age to be the oldest person ever in space. He missed being the first actor in space by a week as the Russians did that to shoot a movie.
Anyone who knows Star Trek fully gets that the red shirts are the ones who get it on away missions.
He isn’t the first Star Trek Alumni to go to space, just the first one that is alive. Some ashes of Scottie and Gene Roddenbery were sent up a few years back.
There is always the Who is the best Star Trek captain or best series. I am in the TOS camp. The rest use the TOS playbook, but with less daring, panache, creativeness and conquest. For Picard, Sisko, Janeway and Archer fans, they wouldn’t be Captains in the running if there wasn’t a Kirk, end of story.
Even in the movies, the best one is always the Wrath of Khan. It has the best villain, ironic ending and mano a mano story.
I have been a huge Trekkie all of my life. I was alive and watched it during it’s actual first run. When Chekov discovered the Botany Bay on Ceti-Alpha 5, I had goose bumps in the Theater.
The only thing that bothers me about this is that the Enterprise NCC-1701 was a cool ship. Blue Origin looks like a flying dick.
Anyway, live long and prosper.
It would be iconic to call him that over a 2 way radio. The jokes write themselves sometimes don’t they.
I’ve met William Shatner. He was an ok guy. I’m sure meeting people like me over and over is tedious, but he was good about it.
He still is my favorite Captain and there would be no Picard, Janeway, Sisko or others without the real Kirk.
Here we are, in Vegas of course.
Most shocking to me is that I was taller. I’m also a 3rd degree blackbelt so I could kick his ass no matter how many Romulans he’s killed.
I have been a huge Star Trek fan since TOS. I’ve met some of the actors at conferences for work.
I went to the Star Trek Experience at the Vegas Hilton. It had all the props from all the series in timeline order. There were 3 ships hung above. One was the NCC-1701, there was either the Voyager or Excelsior and I think a Klingon Bird of Prey. No matter, the props were good enough.
I lived each episode as I went down the display case. The actual phasers, tri-corders, costumes and ample descriptions. It took me hours to get through.
Later, they added a Borg exhibit and you get to experience 4D assimilation.
I still have a Tribble at home.
If they would only give me a replicator I’d be in heaven. They probably shouldn’t give me a phaser because I couldn’t promise to keep it on stun for some people.