Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Trekkersphere

From now through early September, the blogosphere becomes the Trekkersphere, as bloggers join the tributes and celebrations, while contributing thoughts and experiences to the vast Star Trek data bank.

When I agreed to participate in the blog leading up to the Planet Xpo 40th Anniversary convention in Seattle, I had no idea Soul of Star Trek would be in such august company. My fellow bloggers at the site include Arthur C. Clarke, Walter Koenig, George Takei and Jeff Greenwald. Writing about technological innovations influenced by Star Trek are Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute (Gene Roddenberry was an ardent supporter) and Martin Cooper, inventor of the personal cell phone.

Other bloggers include Pat Hoar from Space Adventures, Inc., Kris Smith (a friend of DeForest Kelley) and Marc Rayman of NASA, writing about DS9. But some of the most interesting stuff is bound to be contributed by fans, and that's already begun. You can find the 40th Anniversary blog here.

And transport here in the coming weeks for new posts on Star Trek beginnings and what it's all meant over the years, with ideas and observations you may not have seen before.

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