Gordon Dickson, who was a very dear friend and an enthusiastic part of the Star Trek Intrepid team, passed suddenly on Sunday the 6th of July. As I'm sure you can imagine, his family and friends are still reeling from this, and it hasn't really sunk in for any of us. Gordon was by far the kindest, most generous person I'd ever met. He always had a kind word and never failed to be there for his family and friends. He was a proud geek and a huge Star Trek fan, which is also how many of us came to know him. Others knew him from his time working at the University of St Andrews, or latterly at Sky. Regardless, if you knew Gordon, you knew him as a gentle giant, a kind and caring man, a loving brother and a proud step-father. The hole he leaves in the lives of those who knew him is a big one. Today, our friend was laid to rest in his Star Trek costume. Many of us wore Star Trek badges in his honour, and I know he would have loved that. Afterwards, we gathered to share memories, tears and laughter with all who knew him. Apologies to Shakespeare (and Picard) for the slight misquote, but I don't think there's a better tribute to my friend than this; "He was a man, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again."