I was a Star Trek fan from the very beginning … Kirk was the best. About the time I had my bedtime upped to 10 o’clock pm, the 8 o’clock movie turned into the 9 o’clock movie and Star Trek moved from 9 o’clock to 10 pm, oh geese, life is such a bitch. Somehow my drunk of a father must have figured out these changes were coming (God I suppose) because he arranged for the old black and white TV to go into my bedroom but I couldn’t turn it on without permission from above … EVER, go figure. Well I was a rebellious child as was my right as Dad was a rebellious father. In this instance though his job seemed to be to sneak up and catch me (???) in error, no matter what and my job seemed to be to screw up as much as possible, so it worked out well enough for me after all, he was a drunk … The problem at the time of course were the ‘tubes’ as in they get hot when turned on (me being a ‘thinker’ and all), but he was a drunk and well it turned out to be the unavoidable ‘click’ trying to power down that was my bane more times than not (even a file didn’t help). Now I realize it was intended as a torture device … but I won so many more times than not and what the hell, I was a kid and as far as I know he never received permission to actually kill me. Star Trek rocks!!!