Although I periodically watched ‘Star Trek‘ growing up (primarily with my father, as I recall), I was always more of a casual fan. To me, it made a nice change-of-pace from the TV westerns and cop dramas that were so prevalent in the 60’s and early 70’s.
But when I saw the cartoon (below), I couldn’t help but chuckle pretty hard. If you never watched the series, you’ll need to read this as a primer in order to get the joke. For everyone else, though, no explanation is needed.
Live Long and Prosper, y’all…
lol Yeah. That’s for the best.
Why tempt fate, ya’ know?
I have never been much of a trekie but, that’s funny.
Awesome! The redshirts seemingly never had names in the show, and every time they were about to beam down to the planet surface, we’d be hollering “DON’T GO!!!” LOL,
They actual did a nice homage to the redshirts with the character “Guy” in “Galaxy Quest”…..
Ok, now it’s back to “The trouble with tribbles”….
That’s right: I almost forgot you were a pretty big ‘Trek’ fan, Pgh!
Yeah, even as a kid I quickly figured out that the guys in red were goners as soon as they beamed down to a planet’s surface.
YOU are the one who helped me locate the original series on DVD!
I sorta vaguely remember that…
Knew that I didn’t own it, obviously, but I THOUGHT I’d bought it for some reason.
I’m gettin’ old….
Thank you for the link to explain the joke (did you do that just for me?)…it was funny, and I feel so much more culturally savvy now!
Let’s just say that I “had you in mind”, Sis…
You’re too, too kind. lol
That provided a much needed laugh.
Glad you liked it, Bret.
I stumbled across it a few months back, and figured it was time to use it before I forgot that I even had it…
I think we’re all Trekies now.