Paul Sibbald has created a great video mash-up about the passing of the torch of Star Trek to a new generation. All of the fun schematics and technology remind me of how Trek nurtured my fascination with technology, and how the garish drama enlivened my childhood. But I’m most glad that he included the best lines from the original series, when Doctor McCoy tries to encourage a discouraged Captain Kirk. DeForest Kelley’s delivery of these lines still tears me apart:
In this galaxy there is a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets.
And in all of the universe, three million million galaxies like this.
And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of each of us.
The new movie premieres on May 8, 2009.