In place of the post I’d write if I wasn’t on vacation, I offer the following:
Today, Star Trek: The Next Generation turns 25 years-old.
When the show started, I looked like this:
and I couldn’t find a warp core with both hands.
Today, I look like this:
And I got a course you can plot.
Star Trek has been a huge part of my life, and a huge part of who I am, over the last 25 years, and it wasn’t always awesome.
But you know what is awesome? Talking to my friends and family from the cast today, celebrating not only that it’s been twenty-five years since we first Boldly Went When No One Had Gone Before, but that we still love each other, and still care about the time we spent together exploring the galaxy on the best starship to ever carry the name.
I know that Star Trek: The Next Generation has meant a lot to more than one generation since we debuted a quarter century ago today, and it means a lot to me in a lot of ways … but the thing that means the most to me, the thing that I cherish the most, is my family from the Enterprise D.
Happy Birthday, Next Generation. I’m proud and honored to be part of you.