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Old January 13 2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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Viktor Frankl, Tragic Optimism, & "Star Trek" novels

This is probably one of the best analyses I've ever seen of why Star Trek matters and why Star Trek novels rock.

Kudos to David Mack, from whose Twitter account I caught this link!
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Old January 13 2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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That was a fantastic blog post Sci. Thanks for posting a link to it
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Old January 13 2010, 09:24 PM   #3
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well, he certainly picked four of my favourite Trek novels as the Greatest: Destiny and Prime Directive.
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Old January 13 2010, 09:36 PM   #4
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I can't read any more about how important Star Trek is. After four decades of watching it and participating in the fandom I don't believe a word of it. I still like it fine, though. And Frankl is worth reading for reasons that have nothing to do with pop culture distraction.
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Old January 13 2010, 09:39 PM   #5
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It's an awesome blog. Thanks.
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Old January 13 2010, 10:43 PM   #6
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Nice essay.
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Old January 15 2010, 01:29 AM   #7
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Man's Search for Meaning had a profound impact on me as a teenager with depression, I recommend it to everyone. This is the first time I've seen it reference in relation to Trek, however!
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Old January 15 2010, 02:16 AM   #8
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Dennis wrote: View Post
After four decades of watching it and participating in the fandom I don't believe a word of it.
Maybe you don't hang with the right people?

"Star Trek didn't just shape the way I thought and felt, it also gave tangible expression to thoughts and feelings that were already there...": loved that bit!
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