If you were exposed
to the pressure in the depths of the ocean
you would be crushed in thirty seconds flat.
In space, the cold would get you first.
Stars are dying where
you will never walk; and
Mars has two ice caps.
You must be sick of being told that
the universe is full of wonders.
The Earth is full of them too,
if you know where to look.
It’s almost funny that
it would take space only
10 seconds to kill you
(are astronauts ever afraid?)
But it takes that boy
in the corner of the shop
only 5 seconds,
and a disinterested sweep of his eyes.
Star Trek is nearly 50 years old now and it’s been around for so long because I think it offers hope for us as a species. The thing people have always been attracted to (with Star Trek) is the idea that we might live beyond this age of conflict and uncertainty. And it’s not only that, but it’s also the ability to work together and live in a world where everyone is accepted no matter who you are.
The original series with Gene Roddenberry was incredibly progressive. It started barely 20 years after the end of World War II, with a Japanese officer aboard the Enterprise, a black woman in charge of an entire division, and a Russian on board—albeit in subordinate roles, but it was an incredibly progressive move. It offered this utopian idea of cooperation and that’s always going to be something to strive toward until we actually achieve it. In that respect, Star Trek will never go out of fashion."
Simon Pegg, about Star Trek. (via svealand)