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While my alter ego is a super-powerful molecule, I am a few other things IRL

- I'm a Trekkie, obviously (friends got me into VOY, then DS9, and it just went on from there)
- Favorite show remains DS9, though I enjoy certain aspects of each one
- Technologist and writer by trade, and Star Trek is an inspiration for both
- Seeking to connect with like-minded Trek fans who continue to find great meaning in its message

Watched the PBS Breakthroughs episode on the history of the rocket tonight. It was narrated by none other than Patrick Stewart and truly fascinating. At the end they talk about moving away from chemical rockets to plasma and how it’ll open up travel within the solar system. Beginning to sound a little more like Star Trek now. 🚀

At the theater for “What We Left Behind,” the new Deep Space Nine documentary. I may have smuggled some chocolate into the theater. Already feeling a little nostalgic. DS9 was and is my favorite Trek series. I feel lucky that I got to see it while it was originally on the air. ✨

@Omega_Molecule @Omega_Molecule @Omega_Molecule This is partly why I keep wishing we’d see more instances of species from outside our galaxy coming to call on us in Star Trek. We may not have transwarp or whatever is needed for viable intergalactic travel and we sure won’t for a long time to come, but I’d be willing to wager that someone in one of those 265,000 galaxies figured it out in the (checks notes) 13.3 billion years it took the light from some of them to show up here.

Relaxing with one of my favorite history podcasts tonight (highly recommend it if you’re into Japanese history, btw). Here I am listening to the story of Godzilla when out of the blue, our intrepid host offers the following: “Having grown up watching Star Trek, I call this the Klingon Effect. And before you ask, Deep Space Nine is the best series, Sisko is the best captain, though Jean-Luc Picard is a close second.” 😂

About to have a Skype chat with my old college buddy. He's seen the Disco finale. Looking forward to seriously nerding out about it with him. He prefers his Trek to adhere to scientific reality, whereas I tend to be drawn to the big picture story. It's nice to trade opinions and ideas back and forth from our different perspectives.

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@Omega_Molecule The barista at the coffee shop where I’m playing much-needed hooky this afternoon saw my Discovery novel while I was paying for my tea. “How’s that show?” he asked, claiming that he’s not really a Trek fan so much as a Star Wars fan. But then he brought up the Kirk vs. Picard debate, so I’m not entirely convinced he’s not a Trekkie to at least a certain degree. 😉 Of course I sung Disco’s praises and recommended it.

Treated myself to this today. Been wanting to read this Disco novel since it came out, but my (otherwise awesome) local library stopped carrying new Trek books because they’re part of a series (I know: 🤔). So I’m going to enjoy reading this book and then donate it to the library. That way, we can keep the party going. 🤓🖖📘✨

Discovery S2E14 and Season 2 wrap-up Show more

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Welcome to Ten Forward, a Star Trek themed Mastodon instance! For more information on what Ten Forward is in the Star Trek universe, please read this page on Memory-Alpha. The instance is not restricted to Star Trek role-play or characters. More general purpose use is welcome.