Saturday’s Share: An Enterprising May!


Welcome to Saturday’s Share -Reflections and impressions inspired by and celebrating images from daily life, to add a bit of sparkle to the weekend. Happy Saturday!

Today’s Share is the scale model of the starship Enterprise (Designation NCC-1701), from the original Star Trek television series, which aired its last new episode a mere month and a half before I was born.

I took this photo myself, in 2008, at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. We were there as Jeremiah’s 7th birthday gift. He’d heard of the museum, and wanted to go, so….we went. =)

At the time, I was a little chagrined that they put “my” starship in the middle of the gift shop – but now the brilliance of the placing is evident.

I mean, people who dig Trek tend to become interested in space and space travel, even if only in a peripheral way. And we all know that Trekkies ( or Trekkers, if you prefer) are a rather….um, enthusiastic lot. If we know the Enterprise is in that museum, we’re going to find it.

And then we’ll be in the gift shop. Maybe with our family tagging along…

Yup, the gift shop got some business from the Burton bunch, that day. =)

So, why am I sharing the Enterprise today?

Maybe I’m trying to tempt you; or maybe I’m giving you fair warning, depending on how you see it.

This blog is about to go to the Enterprise.

Okay, not the same one. I’ll be focusing on the Warp Five Enterprise, NX-01. More specifically, I’ll be playing with the interspecies romance between First Officer T’Pol and Chief Engineer Trip Tucker. I do love exploring human/Vulcan pairings, and these two…well, these two stormed into my head last spring, demanding space for their stories, and they haven’t left yet.

So, I’ll be indulging them for the entire moth of May, with a post each day. I don’t delude myself into thinking that’ll be enough for either one of them; but maybe it’ll appease them for a while, so that they slow down on those plot tribbles they keep lobbing as though they were stun grenades.

Maybe…

I plan on having a great deal of fun, though, even if they don’t, and I want to invite you to come along for the ride, if you’re so inclined. After all, space is very big, and it’s sure to be an adventure…

Look for more mission details in Monday’s Coffee and Conversation post – until then, may you live long and prosper.

How about you? Are you a Star Trek fan, or is there another show you love? Have you ever found the characters whispering to you that there’s more to their stories? Do you feel compelled to tell them?

I’d love to hear your stories and opinions! After all, Saturdays are for sharing!

6 thoughts on “Saturday’s Share: An Enterprising May!

  1. […] down about my dog and my book and my responses to both. One wonderful response came from my friend Shan Jeniah Burton, who quoted Vulcan wisdom to […]

    • shanjeniah says:

      Aww, Gretchen. So happy that Vulcan wisdom helped. I’ve found it has had a wonderful effect on my life.

      Maybe that can be my official role in your life – Dispenser of Vulcan Wisdom to non-Trekkie types.

      I hope that thingss have smoothed out, at least a little. Many hugs!

  2. The official NASA space museum is down here in Florida. Hmm, I wonder if they have an Enterprise hanging around. I will definitely check out the one in the Smithsonian next time I’m in Washington.

    I was secretly in love with Mr. Spock as a kid. I always did like a challenge. :D

    • shanjeniah says:

      Kassandra,

      I’ve been not at all secretly in love with Spock since I was 13. My husband even knows that Spock is the only man I’d ever leave him for. =)

      You, me, Nurse Chapel, the Romulan Commander, Zarabeth, Leila – lots of us ladies seem to like a good challenge!

      And so do Trip and T’Pol, which I find just so much fun to watch, and to write about! =)

      If you find out about the Enterprise status of the NASA museum, I’d love to know. And, at least in 2008, the scale model was in the downstairs gift shop, toward the back, near the detail model kits…all I did was ask, and the volunteer knew exactly what I was talking about. I wonder how many times a day they get asked that? =)

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