How do you know you’re a geek? A fan? A trekkie?
I always knew, but now I really know. I’ve officially enrolled in a course about Star Trek. If you don’t think that could possibly be a thing, check out this screenshot.
Edx.org is an amazing service that offers numerous online classes for free. You can get an official certificate (and most of these are from pretty prestigious places) for a small fee. I’m a sucker for credentials, certificates, and learning!
I started with a course called PredictionX: Omens, Oracles, and Prophecies. I do a lot of fantasy writing, and I thought this could be some great inspiration and information. It was absolutely incredible, and it really opened my eyes to some things I hadn’t thought about before.
I knew even before I finished PredictionX that I would have to check out the Star Trek course. I’ve loved Star Trek ever since I was a kid, and I’ve enjoyed going back and rewatching the episodes as an adult. This course, however, isn’t just about being a fan. It’s all about the cultural impact and how Star Trek has influenced people’s lives and the future. I can’t wait to dive in all the way!
For now, since I’ve gone through my orientation, I’ve officially been promoted to Cheif Warrant Officer. You can see my virtual (but still very official) insignia below. (Seriously, this is the best thing for a geek!)
How about you? Are you a trekkie? Are you taking any online classes just for fun? Let me know!
15 responses to “Starlog: My New Star Trek Journey”
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I’ve been a Trekkie for literally decades and can recite lines from many episodes. I feel the original Star Trek covered topics affecting society more so then ST:NG or DS9 especially Enterprise ever did. That was in the late 1960’s and its now 2020 with the Covid-19 Pandemic and I’m watching these old episodes and to me they seem just as relevant today as the were 50 year ago.
Is it that these shows were so well written or it it the will of Landru?
Should have taken the red pill,
Agreed! Some series had more of a commentary than others. I can’t help but try to make connections when I watch the show.
Sound line a fun class. There are few movies so rife with symbolism than The Matrix. You might find this book interesting. I throughly enjoyed it. Obviously YMMV.
The Matrix and Philosophy
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812695014 (I’m trying not to use amazon.)
It’s a lot of fun! Very different, but I love it. I haven’t thought about The Matrix that way, but definitely food for thought.
so now you have be curious about your writing. Anyone that would do what you have done for their craft is worth taking a look at. I will check them out.
Have a nice weekend.
Thank you! I truly appreciate that!
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