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Old September 7 2013, 11:22 PM   #16
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Re: Happy Birthday, Star Trek

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In all my years of being a Trek fan, I had no idea Star Trek had originally premiered in my home country two days before it did in the US. That's awesome!

Happy 47th, Star Trek!
Appropriate, since Canada gave us William Shatner and James Doohan, for which we are eternally grateful.

Trek is 47, and so am I. I'm not looking forward to our 50th.
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Old September 7 2013, 11:34 PM   #17
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Is there some hidden meaning to this thread, considering it invokes the magic number 47?
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Old September 7 2013, 11:42 PM   #18
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Trek is 47, and so am I. I'm not looking forward to our 50th.
I am turning 50 next month...it isn't fun! I was 3 when Star Trek began but would have to wait 10 years before I watched.
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Old September 7 2013, 11:45 PM   #19
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Fifty didn't bother me much at all. I had more trouble with turning 35. Turning 60 however, was a real pain in the ass. On the bright side, I now qualify as an antique.
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Old September 7 2013, 11:49 PM   #20
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Fifty didn't bother me much at all. I had more trouble with turning 35. Turning 60 however, was a real pain in the ass.
I have had some health problems this year. Nothing fatal but still some things I will need to live with for the rest of my days.
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Old September 8 2013, 02:34 PM   #21
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Re: Happy Birthday, Star Trek

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Fifty didn't bother me much at all. I had more trouble with turning 35. Turning 60 however, was a real pain in the ass. On the bright side, I now qualify as an antique.
Only turning 30 really bothered me. I'm 51 now and didn't really think anything about either 40 or 50.
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Old September 8 2013, 02:36 PM   #22
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Fifty didn't bother me much at all. I had more trouble with turning 35. Turning 60 however, was a real pain in the ass.
I have had some health problems this year. Nothing fatal but still some things I will need to live with for the rest of my days.
I know that feeling. I have seizures and emphysema. Not pleasant at all.
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Old September 8 2013, 02:50 PM   #23
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I'll save it for the 50th at this point. "She Loves You" turned 50 a couple of weeks ago, we're getting there....
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Old September 8 2013, 03:36 PM   #24
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Fifty didn't bother me much at all. I had more trouble with turning 35. Turning 60 however, was a real pain in the ass.
I have had some health problems this year. Nothing fatal but still some things I will need to live with for the rest of my days.
I know that feeling. I have seizures and emphysema. Not pleasant at all.
I have hypothyroidism and Costochondritis an inflammation of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone. At times it is very painful and I have to limit my activities. If it gets too painful it becomes difficult to breathe. For most people, it goes away in six months to a year; however, for some people, like myself, it remains a chronic condition. I have had this condition for 3 years.

I sound like an old lady!
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Old September 8 2013, 04:03 PM   #25
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Old September 8 2013, 04:08 PM   #26
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In all my years of being a Trek fan, I had no idea Star Trek had originally premiered in my home country two days before it did in the US. That's awesome!

Happy 47th, Star Trek!
True, although I didn't learn that until a couple of years after I started watching. I was seven when TOS debuted and I didn't know about it then. At the time I was watching Batman, The Adventures Of Superman reruns (on The Commander Tom Show), Space Ghost, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, Time Tunnel and Lost In Space. I found Star Trek and UFO when I was 11 in 1970 and it was like a light came on and a lot of stuff I watched before then seemed...disappointing.
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Old September 8 2013, 04:18 PM   #27
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Re: Happy Birthday, Star Trek

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Fifty didn't bother me much at all. I had more trouble with turning 35. Turning 60 however, was a real pain in the ass.
I have had some health problems this year. Nothing fatal but still some things I will need to live with for the rest of my days.
I know that feeling. I have seizures and emphysema. Not pleasant at all.
I got you both beat. I have cerebral palsy and my mom was told I wouldn't live to see 10. I turned 43 this year. Between that, and other health problems (plus the onset of middle age), I'll be lucky to see 60.

Wait, I thought this was a discussion about Star Trek. When did it turn into a "getting old" thread?
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Old September 8 2013, 04:26 PM   #28
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Happy birthday, Star Trek! Eagerly awaiting the next adventure in 2016.
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Old September 8 2013, 04:36 PM   #29
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I got you both beat. I have cerebral palsy and my mom was told I wouldn't live to see 10. I turned 43 this year. Between that, and other health problems (plus the onset of middle age), I'll be lucky to see 60.
I wish you good health!!

Wait, I thought this was a discussion about Star Trek. When did it turn into a "getting old" thread?
With a show pushing 50 its fan base is also aging.

Interesting thought is will the original series still have fans in 20-30 years when the show is 70-80 years old and the majority of its fan base is gone?
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Old September 8 2013, 05:22 PM   #30
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The original series is a television classic. It will still have fans in 20-30 years, just like I Love Lucy and The Twilight Zone still have fans. The fan base will certainly be smaller, though, there's no way around that.
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