Happy Burned Replicated Bird Meat Day!
New but not new, as I've forgotten my old handle and email used when I was here years ago (Enterprise was still on).
I started watching Star Trek in 1966, when I was in high school, and have enjoyed all the series and films through the years (though I've missed a few DS9 and ENT episodes).
I chose the "Melakon" handle because I knew of Skip Homeier's work before he appeared in TOS.
(for some reason, my first attempt to post in this thread timed out, so trying again)