Airing on the NBC network the night of Thursday, September 8, 1966 at 7:30pm the world was officially introduced to Star Trek. It took two pilots, several recasting and the support of the Desilu studios (then owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) to finally get the USS Enterprise off the ground and into television history.
Do you recall the first time you saw Star Trek? Was it during the original run in the 60’s? The re-runs of the 70’s or the movies of the 80’s? Perhaps it was one of the many spin offs or even the new Kelvin-timeline based movies. No matter what introduced you to our favorite franchise, being a Star Trek fan automatically makes you a friend that we want to talk to. We tip our hat to the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek and look forward to many more years to come of new movies, TV series, conventions, comics, books, games and more.
As most of you know, part of our charter is to provide community service. We are trying to make our world a better place as seen in the 24th century. In early September at Salt Lake Comic Con (and with the help of the Seventh Fleet) we raised about $300 for the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah. This is a no-kill shelter that has helped hundreds of dogs and cats (and other animals) find good homes. Thank you to everyone who helped put the Borg Alcove together, helped man the booth or even just stopped by to donate. A special thank you goes out to Dan Farr, Bryan Brandenburg and all of the Salt Lake Comic Con volunteers for putting on such a wonderful event.
Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm we will be holding our monthly meeting. This will be at the Weber County Library Southwest Branch in Roy (2039 West 4000 South). This meeting is open to the general public so feel free to invite any friends who may be interested in checking out our free Star Trek fan club. Don’t forget your Star Trek/SF show and tell items.
Department Heads we will be holding a staff meeting on Friday, September 16th at 7:00pm. This will be at Starbase 40. Please RSVP with the CO.
We will be holding our 50th Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 17th from 6pm-9pm at the home of Captain Stark (Starbase 40) in Clearfield. Bring light snacks to share as we watch the first several episodes of Star Trek.
The next Saturday, September 24th also at Starbase 40 we will be holding a Star Trek game night. from 6pm-9pm we will be watching Star Trek Scene It and answering the trivia questions. Again bring light snacks for this event.
Don’t forget that in October we are planning to visit the Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake.