When you're young you can watch a lot of television. A lot of it you grow out of---things that once entertained you can seem rather lacking as your perspective changes with the years. But Star Trek
is one of the few things that I learned to appreciate more as I got older. I became more aware of its nuances and all the wonderful aspects of it that eluded me while being dazzled by cool spaceships, weird aliens and exciting adventure.
It was a show that worked on many levels and engaged the mind, or so it did for me. I never thought of it as a kids show, but as something adult that I wanted to understand. I'd hear things I didn't understand and soon look them up at the library to better appreciate what was being said on the show.