Star Trek – Amok Time


Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 
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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

A Saturday pause: In memory of Leonard Nimoy.

T’pau: “Live long and prosper, Spock.”
Spock: “I shall do neither. I have killed my captain — and my friend.”

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This year's fund-raising drive is also significant in that it celebrates the 10th anniversary of this website's founding. It is hard to believe, but I have been doing this for a full decade, during which I have written more than 22,000 posts, of which more than 1,000 were essays and almost 2,600 were evening pauses.
 

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3 comments

  • Phil Berardelli

    Good choice, Bob.

  • I haven’t read Mr. Nimoy’s autobiographies, but I hope he was proud of the enormous effect ‘Star Trek’ had in influencing young people to pursue STEM studies. Two things I remember from my early childhood are ‘Star Trek’ and the Apollo program, and both had a direct influence on my decision to attend engineering school. I recall watching science/tech documentaries in the 80’s and 90’s, and when engineers and scientists were asked why they got into their field, the answer was nearly always some variation of ‘Star Trek’. Mr. Nimoy was part of the engine that made that machine go.

    Mr. Nimoy was talented in many areas, but to be remembered as Spock is a high honor.

  • Watched the episode for the fortyeleventh time. That stuff never gets old.

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