Beam me up, Scotty!
Oh, come on. You know you want to say it. Go ahead. If not the famous transporter line, then how about, “Damn it, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a [insert noun here].” Or maybe you’re the philosophical type who goes with “Live long and prosper.” Or a Klingon, in which case whatever you say will be delivered in a guttural growl and be sprinkled with words like “targ” and “p’tak.”
In any case, get your uniform cleaned and put on your pointy ears or forehead prostheses, because the real deal is coming to town. It’s Star Trek: The Exhibition, a 10,000-square-foot exhibit of props, sets, costumes and neat stuff from five TV series and 11 films—four decades worth of nerd cool. The Aerospace Museum of California is hosting the exhibition for the rest of the year—through next January 5—but who wants to wait when you can get your geek on with a tour of the Federation’s flagship?
It’s time to put all that squabbling about who was the best captain ever aside and stroll through an exhibit that includes things such as a Borg head; a transporter pad (from the original series’ design); costumes of the short and skimpy, long and flab-revealing and epaulets-included variety; and yes, even Klingon battle gear.
And don’t mock the obsession with Klingons, please. They are an honorable people.
So get out of the basement for a while, dude. At the very least, take the next promo pic for your Star Trek band on the bridge of the Enterprise. You owe it to all of us.