The questions look interesting, especially since I’ve been doing some serious purchasing of pop culture recently while we have been reorganizing our television options. So why not?
Question with my honest answers as of today. I can’t promise that I’ll agree with myself a month from now, but I can firmly state my beliefs today. Tomorrow is another world.
What pop culture phenomenon have you bought into?
Star Trek. I didn’t like Voyager or Deep Space 9, but I’ve liked all the others. I have to admit, after fighting it for a couple of years, I love Picard and am deeply engrossed in Discovery. I had to stop myself from staying up all night and watching it until it ends.
As soon as a show gets into time travel or parallel universes, I’m hooked.
Were you hooked right away, or did it grow on you over time?
I’ve been hooked since the original Star Trek came out in the 1960s. There was a long interruption, but now it’s back, big time. Science Fiction is one of the few things that helps me feel free. It’s the unreality of it. The impossibility. I love the mind-twisting of time travel.
I’m equally in love with magic and am convinced that we are living in the middle of magic. We call it technology, but the only difference is the nature of the incantations. How is programming all that different than magic potions? Why does all of that text actually convince a machine to do the things it does? It’s just text yet it has changed the world.
You call it technology. I call it magic. I don’t see a difference.
Did you initially get into it because it seemed interesting to you, or did someone recommend it?
It was fun television show and at the time, probably the most interesting show on the screen. Little did I know that it wasn’t merely a TV show. It was the beginning of a franchise.
Was it just a passing fancy, or are you still a fan?
Absolutely still a fan. I have not liked every show, but the ones I have liked I have more than just liked them. I love them.