7 Things I Learned from Star Trek, Part 3

by Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joseph White

Part 1
Part 2

Our Tiny Little Starship is home.

Earth, Vulcan, or Andor might be your birth planet, but once a person joined Starfleet, their ship became their home.  They depended upon that fragile little hull for survival, they ate in community mess halls, they talked and played in the recreation areas, they went for lover’s walks among the flowers in the arboretum.  They grew their own food, until replicators simply beamed them into their quarters.  They depended upon fragile air scrubbers and plants for fresh air, and the aquaponic gardens for food. Continue reading

7 Things I Learned from Star Trek, Part 2

by Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joseph White

Part 1

Friends are important.

Starfleet might not be a military organization, or it might be one, depending upon the time frame, but no matter which incarnation of Trek we are talking about, friendships are important.  There were times during the Five year mission when just the fact that the crew were also friends saved the ship and the mission. Continue reading

7 Things I Learned from Star Trek, Part 1

by Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joseph White

7 Things I Learned from Star Trek

I grew up watching Star Trek, from Captain Kirk to Captain Archer, and hopefully beyond.  While each episode was packed with relevant social commentary, I will always remember seven things from Star Trek.  For the next few weeks, I’ll present one thing I learned every other day or so. Continue reading