Why I am Planning a Star Trek Game

I am on this Star Trek kick right now. I have always loved Star Trek, but I grew up in a time before DVRs so I often missed episodes growing up. But ever since Netflix added the original series, the animated series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise to their streaming media service I have been watching Star Trek pretty much everyday. The movies are DVD only through Netflix, but I have all of them in my queue as well.

I am in a state of sci-fi geek bliss!

There are cool aliens, and awesome star ships! Amazing planets, and colossal stellar events! All bound together in this one highly detailed fictional universe. I am so nerding out as I wake up each morning and do my exercises while watching Gene Roddenberry’s incredible vision of the future unfold before me in an easily digestible 45 minutes. What a great way to start each day!

Seriously, Star Trek is a great way to start each day because it shows us something that we as a species must always be aware of and too often lose sight of – our potential. I do not consider the Star Trek franchise to be a mythos. I consider it be a blueprint for our future. Not the technology, but the ideology. If people practiced the ethics and morals demonstrated in Star Trek today the world be in a better place.

And you know what the best part about all of this is? While the technology may not ever be within our reach the ideology is! Thoughts like that make me smile. That is why the campaign that I am planning right now is a Star Trek game. Because when I hear the words "Live long and prosper." I do not think of silly hand gestures and pointy ears.

I think "Why not? You too, my friend, you too."