The original Star Trek had this strange ability to be overwrought with seriousness and, at times, still make fun of itself. This “inspirational poster” is a tribute to the latter. It is avalable at, of all places, Star Trek Inspirational Posters. September 8, 2006 is the 40th anniversary of the airing of the first ever episode, and TV Land is celebrating by showing four of the original Star Trek episodes that night. They will then add the show to their regular rotation in November. In case you’re wondering, you can put me in the camp of liking the original version of Star Trek the best. It came at a time when this country was going through significant social upheaval, and this series dealt with some controversial issues, including the famous “inter-racial kiss” between Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura. Time to introduce my boy to this groundbreaking show.